In the early Seventies it was almost impossible to avoid seeing a crazed television performer who did a hilarious “magic” act with his fingers, all the while humming an inane show-bizzy type tune. We school kids would do the act for one another all through class.
Well there are probably lots of people who remember that routine, but don’t know either the performer’s name or the name of that inane tune. So, in the age of the internet, that information is now more readily available: the tune’s name is “Fine and Dandy” and the comedian was Art Metrano, and except for Steve Martin’s Flydini act, it stands for me as the funniest send-up of magicians ever.
Click on the video to watch the complete routine.