One of the finest all-around talents for decades, Leslie Uggams is entitled to a screwup once in a while. And a giant one happened when she flubbed the rapid-fire lyrics for “June Is Busting Out All Over” while singing the song at a televised concert somewhere in middle America a few years ago.
I once asked Leslie about the incident, and she laughed and said, “I’ve become famous for that! The camera went this way, the lyrics went that way, and I made up a language!”
Well, in this hilarious montage below, you can catch her foulup–three times. It’s folded into some Stacy Keach Oscar presentation or other, with subtitles, thunder, and other effects added, and by the end, you’ll be busting out all over.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 19, 2009