Oh, dear! “Entertainment Weekly” mag mentions Nelson Eddy…in an Adam Sandler movie review!
While I’m usually glad to see the names of Nelson Eddy or Jeanette MacDonald mentioned in the current press, the mention in the movie review for Adam Sandler’s “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” pokes fun at the Mountie image:
(Entertainment Weekly) — Back in his Monty Python days, Michael Palin triumphed as a violence-prone barber who hates cutting hair and dreams of becoming a lumberjack — a lumberjack who dresses in women’s clothing.
In “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” Adam Sandler plays an Israeli commando who becomes a New York hairstylist.
The constantly surprising sketch brimmed with anarchic references to “Psycho,” mother-and-son psychology, cross-dressing, 1930s movie musicals featuring manly Nelson Eddy as a crooning Royal Canadian Mountie, British on-the-surface propriety and conservatism, British beneath-the-surface kinkiness, and the increasing presence of sexual content on television in the swinging 1960s — all in a fluid seven minutes…