Liberace and Phyllis Diller: Two Different People?


Two fluffy legends appear in the same room–even in the same frame–in this YouTube treasure: campy classical pianist Liberace and feathery standup comic/sitdown ivory tinkler Phyllis Diller, who is sort of his butch counterpart, with funkier hair and less jewelry. Imploding gender expectations on Lee’s variety show, these two icons banter, they set up some bad jokes, they perform a ragtime duet at the keyboards, and they will turn you deaf, dumb, and gay!!!

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