I have rarely laughed as hard as I did at one of the Dame's shows on Broadway some years ago....although the intermission at a jaw-droppingly amateur (and truly tragic) performance of Follies at the Dicapo Opera Theatre comes close.
No! DiCapo did not do Follies, did they? That must have been quite a night in the theatre.Now that I think of it, though, I would pay top dollar to see Dame Edna take on the Yvonne DeCarlo/Ann Miller role. Imagine her Carlotta belting out "I'm Still Here (Possums)"!
Good times and bum times, I've seen them allAnd, possums, I’m still herePlush velvet sometimesSometimes just Foster's - it's beer, but I’m hereI've glued the rhinestones on my specsStrewn gladioli, turned down sexSeen Selma H. disappear but I’m hereI've hawked some makeup, shilled for a company called MAC, but I’m hereVanity Fair breakuptake your advice column back, but I’m hereVegemite sandwiches in Moonie PondsWatched while Madge Alsop sold war bondsIn the depression was I depressed?Nowhere near, I bagged Sir Norman EverageAnd I'm hereI've been through Valmai, Clifford and Kenny's affair, and I'm hereDear Bruce 'n' Joylene, Lois, wisteria hair, and I'm hereI got through Mel G's drunken blow, Bridesmaid Madge Alsop, Russell CroweHad heebie-jeebies for dear Kylie MinogueI got through Cruise and Kidman, and I’m hereI've gotten through Norman's testicular murmurGee, that was fun and a halfWhen you've been through someone's testicular murmurAnything else is a laughBeen through Barry Humphries, I’ve been through Beverly Hills,and I’m hereKookaburras and gum trees, rest cures, religion and pills,and I’m hereBeen called an Outback Aussie Fool, got through it out back by my poolI should've opened an acting school, …and a barStill someone said, "GigaStar", so I'm herePurple mink one day, Just can’t resist its allure, but I'm hereTop billing Monday, out on the Dame’s Royal Tour, but I'm hereFirst you're an Aussie housewife name,Then Kenny's mother, then The DameThen you career from career to careerI’ll write my gorgeous memoirs, and I'm hereI've gotten through, "Hey, Edna, aren't you spooky?Wow, what a looker you are!"Or better yet, "Sorry, it's just kind of spookyTo meet such a huge GigaStar!"Good times and bum times, I've seen 'em allAnd, possums, I'm still herePlush velvet sometimesSometimes just Foster's - it's beer, but I'm hereI've run the gamut, ‘cause I careThree cheers and quick sticks, Where is Cher?I got through all of last year, and I'm herePossums, at least I was there, and I'm hereLook who's here, I'm still here!