In this little number Broadway stars Julie Andrews and Gwen Verdon join Carol and the Ernie Flatt Dancers (a fixture on both Garry and Carol's shows through the years) in a little jab at the exercise fad that was gripping North America in those days - THOSE DAYS?????
Its dedicated to my friends MJ, Bev, Michael, Esteban and all the other gym rats I know and love.
I gather the Santa Claus outfits have something to do with the fact that this was broadcast at Christmastide 1961 and the JFK reference was in league with the President's Fitness Programme - yep even back in 1961 the obesity thing was a concern. And that would be Garry Moore himself at the end donating to the cause.
February 3 - 1947: The lowest temperature in North America - -63.9c - is recorded in Snag, Yukon.