Skip to comments.The cast of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" perform "Brotherhood of Man."
Posted on 05/23/2011 8:29:56 PM PDT by iowamark
Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette and the cast of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" perform on the CBS Late Show last Thursday.
""Brotherhood of Man."
Now, you may join the Elks, my friend, And I may join the Shriners; And other men may carry cards As members of the Diners.
Still others wear a golden key Or small Greek letter pin; But I have learned there's one great club That all of us are in.
There is a Brotherhood of Man, A Benevolent Brotherhood of Man, A noble tie that binds All human hearts and minds Into one Brotherhood of Man.
Your lifelong membership is free. Keep agivin' each brother all you can. Oh aren't you proud to be In that fraternity, The great big Brotherhood of Man?
So, Wally, before you consider firing everybody, remember this:
One man may seem incompetent, Another not make sense, While others look like quite a waste Of company expense.
They need a brother's leadership, So please don't do them in. Remember mediocrity Is not a mortal sin.
They're in the Brotherhood of Man, Dedicated to giving all we can. Oh, aren't you proud to be In that fraternity, The great big Brotherhood of Man?
You, you got me; Me, I got you, you!
Oh, that noble feeling, Feels like bells are pealing, Down with double-dealing, Oh Brother!
You, you got me; Me, I got you, you!
Your lifelong membership is free. Keep agivin' each brother all you can. Oh aren't you proud to be In that fraternity, The great big Brotherhood of Man?""
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What the heck? John Larroquette has somehow morphed into a David Letterman twin.
That’s one of my favorite shows. They are doing a revival?
You know, it’s on netflix. The movie is one of the few movies made of a show that works. I think because the offices are so much like the actual sets.
The original starring Robert Morse (now appears in TV’s “Mad Men”):
I did not know this. Thrilled.
I am getting there.
According to Wiki it’s based on a book. I did not know that.
In 1952, Shepherd Mead’s satirical book, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, became a bestseller.
Wonder where I could get a copy? Sounds like a fun read.
I have seen many Broadway shows and this one is definitely in my top 3.
You didn’t take her to see “Equus” with Harry Potter when that played, did you ?
I own that movie on DVD. I own the vinyl album of the original stage cast. That is probably my favorite musical comedy of all time.
Holy cow! I just watched that. It’s BETTER than the movie. I absolutely LOVE it and have GOT to see that!
Thanks so much for the thread!
I actually have the original program of the 60’s musical. The big one, not the playbill.
That’s the whole story.
A window washer stops by a stand, picks up the book, and over a few days moves from the mail room to the highest company positions by just reading the book. The problem is, he’s achieving for the sake of achieving, instead of really looking for a position he likes. Of course, the woman he loves sets him straight and everyone ends up happy.
The running gag is how he moves from office to office, moving higher up all the time. In the movie by the end you see him peeking in on LBJ at the WH window...
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