Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 28: Hot Patootie, Bless My Transvestite Soul

When last we saw our hero, Meat Loaf, he was doing the wild and crazies up on musical stage...and he still is. Off-Broadway shows lead him down to Washington D.C. to work on a failed production of Rainbow. Fortunately, that gig ran out of money and sent him back to NYC just in time to answer the proverbial call--the one where a random voice said, "Hey, we're doing this science fiction musical call Rocky Horror Show and we want you to be in it."

Science Fiction Musical?!? He's all over it. Meat moves back west, gets cast in two parts as Eddie and Dr. Scott. After being stunned to fleeing from dress rehearsal when Tim Curry first appeared in fishnets and garters (imagine a big Texas boy shakin' his head, insisting he ain't gonna do no damn drag show), Meat eventually embraced the hilarity of it all, and even squeezed himself into a pair of stockings and platforms for the show, but RHS wasn't without a problem here or there for our hero.

In the musical version, they stuff Eddie in an ice box and Rocky is born atop it. One minor problem: All that Meaty lovin' doesn't do "stuffed in a box"...not without losing his mind. So vents, pipes, and plexiglass later, our delivery boy manages to keep it together for the scene. He does it well enough that when the time for the movie version to come into being rolls around, the Powers-That-Be keep Meat around for his first movie role.

Whatever happened to that Saturday night? Well, hot patootie, bless my soul, WE ALL love that rock and roll.


  1. Okay got me! I'm a big RHS fan and Meat Loaf was great in it. That's one of my favorite scenes in the movie (okay, mostly because of Frank-N-Furter, but it's still great!).

  2. Now we're in my Meat Loaf era. I'm eagerly awaiting the installments on some of my favourite Meat Loaf roles... Eddie's just the beginning.

  3. It's all about the antici....[SAY IT]...pation.

  4. When Eddie said he didn't like his teddy, you knew he was a no-good kid. But when he threatened your life with a switchblade knife...