Come On Get Happy

The pleasure in one of the most memorable duets of all time reincarnated.

I’m a total Gleek and not ashamed to sing it loud and proud!  Especially when I tuned in to Season 2, Episode 4, “Duets”.

Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland performed this duet of “Happy Days Are Here Again” and “Get Happy” in Episode 9 of The Judy Garland Show, broadcast on October 6, 1963.  Babs was 21 years old at the time and she received an Emmy nomination for her guest appearance.  Judy was 41 years old at the time and called her young friend one of the last great belters.  I was 11 years old when I decided that this was the best duet I had ever heard.

Is it merely a coincidence that Glee‘s Rachel and Kurt sang this exact duet (with gestures and outfits to boot) in an episode broadcast around the same time this October 2010?

One more reason to love.

Gleefully yours,


About karenoke

One-time karaoke champion blogging about curiosities and cravings for music, food, design, and other sweet pleasures.
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