Thursday, February 22, 2024

Queen Fans– Even Monica Lewinsky– Are Having a Ball with Anthony Scaramucci’s Name on Twitter: Will He Do the Fandango?

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Queen fans are having a ball this afternoon with the name of Donald Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci.


His Italian last name is derived from the Italian scaramouche. Probably every human who listens to the radio and is under 65 has one immediate reference when they hear that word: Queen’s epic classic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”


The lyrics are “Scaramouche/Scaramouche/Will you do the fandango/thunderbolts and lightning/very very frightening/Me.”


In Italian, a Scaramouche is like a court jester. He’s considered the clown of the Italian comedia della’arte.

There was no greater Scaramouche than Scaramucci’s predecessor, Sean Spicer. Melissa McCarthy did the fandango– a cute little dance for two– on her, to great applause.

Of course the main refrain of “Bohemian Rhapsody” is “nothing really matters/to me.”

We’ll see how that holds up in the coming weeks!

 

 

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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