Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.
1) Have you ever danced the polka? No I haven't. I've done a lot of dances but I doubt any were polka related.
2) The centerpiece of a traditional Polish polka band is the accordion. The accordion is a substantial instrument. Have you ever tried to play it? Yes actually and for someone short like me who isn't really good at holding something heavy... it was a pain in the butt. Not the instrument for me.
3) The plump lady of this song cannot fit into the singer's car. How many passengers does your car comfortably seat? I think I could fit 5 people in my Nissan Versa.
4) Would you like to lose a few pounds? I have lost .... I was 250 now I am 180.
5) In the long ago 1940s, this song was considered amusing. Do you think it's still funny today? Sure. I appreciate the humor of a good funny song.
6) Arthur Godfrey, who recorded this song, was a popular radio and TV host from the 1930s to the 1970s. Before this week's Saturday 9, had you ever heard of him? Yes, my grandmother had a few of his radio broadcasts on record I believe and we listened to them.
7) One of his more popular radio shows was Talent Scouts. A 1940s-50s version of American Idol, this show gave previously unknown singers their first national exposure. Godfrey could point with pride to having helped discover Tony Bennett and Patsy Cline, but he made a mistake by rejecting Elvis Presley. Tell us about something you'd do differently if you could get a "do over." I'd get my mother and father to stop smoking IMMEDIATELY because cancer is what killed them. I'd do all I could to convince them.
8) In 1953, Godfrey made news by having one of the nation's very first hip replacements. Have you ever been/would you be part of a clinical trial, either for a new drug or a new medical procedure? yea I did a few new drugs in their experimental stages and I have done a surgery that was fairly new to remove polyps in my nose twice.
9) RANDOM QUESTION: You and a friend are shopping. She tries on an expensive sweater and enthusiastically asks what you think. You think it looks awful. Do you tell her the truth? YES I do. But gently. I would say, "You know I just don't think it's your kinda sweater. Maybe we could find you something more flattering to you."