Monday, July 09, 2007

Mexican Breakfast

I had never heard of the song "Walk It Out" until I saw the below YouTube clip. I also had no clue who either Gwen Verdon or Bob Fosse were. But my ignorance didn't stop me from appreciating its wonderful mishmash of pop culture.

Amazingly, the clip wasn't altered to match the new song. In addition to matching the beat and lyrics surprisingly well, the new song is about exactly the same length as the original. For comparison's sake, here's the original.

As you can see in both versions, the original track is titled "Mexican Breakfast." Whatever that's supposed to mean, it makes me think of some awful euphemism for a sex act, like "Dirty Sanchez" or "Rusty Trombone." As in, "And then when she was getting out the shower, he gave her a Mexican Breakfast. She totally had to take another shower."


  1. In the film version of Damn Yankees, Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse do a "talent show" dance routine that asks "Who's Got the Pain When They Do the Mambo?" I would assume these people are the same ones who experienced the Mexican Breakfast . . . so whatever it is, it interferes with your ability to Mambo.

    P.S. Watch everything Bob Fosse has ever choreographed. Now.

  2. I'll try, but I have a mental block against appreciating dance as an art. In this case, I more preferred it just for the sake of the mishmash novelty. That, plus the fact that the three ladies in the video are dressed like Bea Arthur. But I'll look into that.

  3. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Just start with Cabaret. If you don't fall all over yourself with love and admiration for Fosse, you will have proven yourself to have no heart.

  4. Anonymous7:15 AM

    THANK you so much I have been trying to find the orginial dance afetr I saw the WALK it OUT version, which is so much fun...

  5. Anonymous1:16 PM

    I like the walk it out version better for the simple fact it was more of the song speed and it just matches so perfectly to the song. I wonder what they think of it.


  6. Or watch Bebe Neuwirth and Ann Reinking do the Hot Honey Rag from Chicago. This is Ann Reinking doing the chorepgraphy in the style of Bob Fosse. Ann was a protege and love interest of Bob Fosse. Also, rent the movie All That Jazz. It's a movie of Bob's life written and directed by you guessed it...Bob Fosse. Gwen was a talented phenom. Her voice, her dancing. Look her up on Wikipedia or YouTube. She was something else.

  7. I love your post! I, too, thought a "Mexican Breakfast" sounds a lot like a "Dirty Sanchez" or something sexual! I must be older than you because I DO know who Gwen Verson and Bob Fosse are! Thanks for your post- it made me laugh!