Continued progress and good luck with your shoulder build-up, Tilden! Our good thoughts and prayers are with you!
The King Family? Large? OH YEAH! I guess, in a way, you could kind of even think of them as the Duggars of their day. Except that I don't think their mom gave birth to 19 of 'em. But, that aside, they were fruitful and multiplied, and, good Lord, get 'em all on the stage en masse? Whoah.
A tone-deaf King? That'd be hard to imagine, but not out of the realm of possibility. And with THAT many people, even back then, it'd be too easy to mask the tone-deaf one. Just have whoever learn the words to the song, then during filming, MOUTH the words. Along with everybody else. Just not sing.
Ooooh . . . Hope you find the info on the ice-skating segment of that Christmas show! I'd definitely like to see that!
And Donny on Andy's knee? You hit it dead on. He DID look like a ventriloquist's dummy, didn't he?
They were all so cute, back then, but especially Donny. He was a real rip!