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Tiny Tim

Why was he so popular?

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by Anonymousreply 16January 25, 2023 1:20 AM

[quote]Why was he so popular?

Was he though?

by Anonymousreply 1January 25, 2023 12:31 AM

His high-pitched, falsetto voice, ukulele playing and unusual appearance (Tim was over 6 feet tall and wore his dark, curly hair to his shoulders) surprised Dan Rowan; but Tiny Tim was a novelty hit. He appeared several more times on Laugh In and became a regular on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.

by Anonymousreply 2January 25, 2023 12:33 AM

People liked viewing a train wreck, like when he and Miss Vicki got married on the Tonight Show

by Anonymousreply 3January 25, 2023 12:34 AM

He had a genuine serious appreciation for early 20th century pop music and actually did a lot to revive interest in it.

by Anonymousreply 4January 25, 2023 12:35 AM

There's a song by roxette that I like that name drops him for some reason and it's just kind of irritated really because it's really a stupid lyrics but then I really just probably because they don't speak English.

by Anonymousreply 5January 25, 2023 12:37 AM


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by Anonymousreply 6January 25, 2023 12:39 AM

Honey R5, apparently neither do you.

by Anonymousreply 7January 25, 2023 12:40 AM

I actually thought 'Tiptoe Through the Tulips' was cute.

by Anonymousreply 8January 25, 2023 1:00 AM

What could be funnier than a gay guy

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by Anonymousreply 9January 25, 2023 1:04 AM

He was a freaque who went from local camp performer to the big time, and was for a short time "popular" (or infamous, among middle-America, Silent Majority types) because of the purity of the outrageousness of his spectacle.

by Anonymousreply 10January 25, 2023 1:13 AM

He was a novelty act of the 60s. His popularity didn't last long. I thought he was kind of amusing. Was he gay? I can't imagine anyone, male or female, who would have wanted to sleeip with him, although he was married to "Miss Vicki" on the Tonight Show.

by Anonymousreply 11January 25, 2023 1:15 AM

r11 fundie christian.

by Anonymousreply 12January 25, 2023 1:17 AM
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by Anonymousreply 14January 25, 2023 1:19 AM

Remember that he was popular in the 60s, long before every freak became a reality star. He actually had talent and an appreciation for old tunes but it was his odd looks that drew public attention. There was no appreciation for his talent, just for his odd look (odd at the time!).

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