I went with angry Dad because at some other point I was trying to think of different things I could shake other than ma boobs. I remember when I thought I was so clever because I shook a martini in a Burletta. Turns out that one had been done.. alot.. by people way cooler than me. Not so clever. My thought process basically went like this:
“Maracas? Tamborine? Martini? Baby? BABY!! hahah ya.. thats it.. shake a baby..”
I knew that this would be challenging to pull off. I mean how can you win against a baby?? Everyone likes babies... in theory anyway. But I felt that if I made it ridiculous enough with dance movements it would create enough of a comedic reality for people to feel safe laughing. I think that my downfall was my costume. I orginally had wanted it for the character to look like a 50s Dad. The Dad from Leave it to Beaver. But I ended up looking like a Beastie Boys video. I think it might have gone abit better if I had been a redneck Dad. Someone the audience could feel superior to. Unfortunately I think I ended up looking abit like an angry Italian Dad. Annnd they are scary in real life; poor abused Adult children of angry Italian Dads probably did not like this one. I also had creative differences with producers of the show who wanted a happy ending instead of me booting the baby a final time. Fair enough. Like I said, it’s hard to get people to like you instead of the baby. I ended up doing my alternate ending at a different venue. All in all.. I thought it was funny and I learned the importance of character costuming. This number is officially retired but lives on in youtube land. Maybe in the future I will try another number featuring the angry. but no babies. Hope you Enjoy!
note: for alternate ending click here
note part 2: you think its kinda funny.. kinda.