Everybody Wong Foo Tonight
The blog's faithful readers know that from time to time I've shared my submissions to an online Top Ten contest held regularly at CBS's Late Show with David Letterman website.
A few months ago, I put up a post with my riffs on a Twitter hashtag begun by Tony Isabella (@TonyIsabella), writer of and about comics, champion of the oppressed, scourge of the unjust. I knew that I'd be joining Twitter sooner rather than later, and it dawned on me that when I collected my Top Ten entries on a dedicated page here on Blam's Blog — which should be happening shortly — I could throw any hashtag-spree contributions into the mix. What I didn't know was that the online Top Ten contest, along with the weekly Late Show E-mail newsletter, would shortly be coming to an abrupt end.
I participated in the quite enjoyable #badnoir hashtag a day into my Twitterpation, as seen in my first collection of Twitticisms, but I left out of that post a little bout of hashtag humor that I started myself — the result of a pithy Twit of Julius Sharpe's (@juliussharpe) reTwtitted by the lovely and palindromic Hannah Kincade (@HannahKincade), which read "I think every movie should be personally addressed to Wong Foo".
Sharpe was, of course, referring to the 1995 film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. His line stuck with me. I first replied, "At least from the Batman cast" — Julie Newmar being known as the first (and to me, inarguably best) Catwoman in the 1966-68 TV series that took a lighter look at the once and future Dark Knight. Then I offered up some variations on the movie's title involving said cast. Since I couldn't shake the meme I took Sharpe's advice and branched out to other movies.
Here, then, after far too long a preamble, are...
My Top Eight Other Movies Personally Addressed to Wong Foo
8. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Chum, Adam West
7. To Wong Foo, Holy Gratitude! Burt Ward
6. To Wong Foo, I Can Kick Higher Than Julie Newmar, Yvonne Craig
5. Ad Wong Foo, Gratias Enim Omnia, Julius Caesar
4. To Wong Foo, Mmm, Everything I Thank You For, Yoda
3. To Wong Foo, ThankYou, ThankYouVeryMuch, Elvis
2. Roo Rong Roo, Ranks ror Rehreering, Rooby-Rooby-Roo!
And My Number One Other Movie Personally Addressed to Wong Foo...
1. To...! Wong...! FooThanks...! For... Everything! ....... KirkOut!