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Singin' in the Rain Make 'em Laugh video song

sung and danced by Donald O'Connor, music by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed
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Make 'em laugh lyrics

 Short people have long faces
 And long people have short faces.
 Big people have little humor
 And little people have no humor at all!
 And in the words of that immortal buddy
 Samuel J. Snodgrass, as he was about
  to be lead to the guillotine:
 
 Make 'em laugh!
 Make 'em laugh!
 Don't you know everyone wants to laugh?
 My dad said "Be an actor, my son
 But be a comical one
 They'll be standing in lines
 For those old honky tonk monkeyshines."
 
 Now you could study Shakespeare
  and be quite elite
 And you can charm the critics and
  have nothin' to eat
 Just slip on a banana peel 
 The world's at your feet. 
 Make 'em laugh! Make 'em laugh!
 Make 'em laugh!
 
 Make 'em...
 Make 'em laugh!
 Don't you know everyone wants to laugh.
 My grandpa said go out and tell 'em a joke 
 But give it plenty of hoke.
 
 Make 'em roar! Make 'em scream!
 Take a fall but a wall split a seam.
 You start off by pretending 
  you're a dancer with grace,
 You wiggle 'till they're 
  giggling all over the place, 
 And then you get a great big custard
  pie in the face. 
 Make 'em laugh! Make 'em laugh!
 Make 'em laugh!
 
 Make 'em laugh! Make 'em laugh!
 Don't you know... all the...wants..? 
 My dad... They'll be standing in lines
 For those old honky tonk monkeyshines 
 
 Make 'em laugh! Make 'em laugh!
 Don't you know everyone wants to laugh? 
 
 Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
 Make 'em laugh, ah ah!
 Make 'em laugh, ah ah!
 Make 'em laugh, ah ah!
 
 Make 'em laugh! Make 'em laugh!
 Make 'em laugh!



Make 'em Laugh video song reviews from users:

Rating 5  Donald Brown
For the "Make Em Laugh" number, Gene Kelly asked Donald O'Connor to revive a trick he had done as a young dancer, running up a wall and completing a somersault. The number was so physically taxing that O'Connor, who smoked four packs of cigarettes a day at the time, went to bed (or may have been hospitalized, depending on the source) for a week after its completion, suffering from exhaustion and painful carpet burns. Unfortunately, an accident ruined all of the initial footage, so after a brief rest, O'Connor, ever the professional, agreed to do the difficult number all over again.

Rating 5  Debbie Selden
After finishing filming the "Make 'em Laugh' dance sequence, Donald O'Connor found the effort so taxing that he went to bed for three days.

Rating 5  Cyd Moreno
Donen and Kelly often play up the artificiality of the sets and effects to emphasize artistry and technology. This is clearly shown in the "Make 'Em Laugh" sequence (and surrounding events) and the extended "Broadway Rhythm Ballet" sequence with Cyd Charisse. Showing off this artistry and technology also occurs very subtly, as with the rain in the "Singing in the Rain" sequence.

Rating 5  Rita Charisse
Singin' in the Rain (1952) was voted the 10th Greatest Film of all time by Entertainment Weekly, being the highest ranked musical. Gene Kelly's genius has never been more apparent than in this movie, but, as always he never steals the show, in fact here practically having the show stolen from him by Donald O'Connor's gravity defying 'Make 'Em Laugh' and Jean Hagen's unforgettable Lina Lamont.