I was sad to learn Tony Randall passed away. The star of TV's Odd Couple lived to the ripe old age of 84.
One of my fondest memories of him was a wine-related song he sang on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Maybe sang is pushing it. He spoke the song to music, essentially. Here's a short sample of the lyrics.
She was young, she was pure, she was new, she was nice,
She was fair, she was sweet seventeen.
He was old, he was vile, and no stranger to vice,
He was base, he was bad, he was mean.
He had slyly inveigled her up to his flat
To view his collection of stamps
And he said as he hastened to put out the cat,
the wine, his cigar and the lamps:
'Have some madeira, M'dear
You really have nothing to fear
I'm not trying to tempt you, that wouldn't be right
You shouldn't drink spirits at this time of night
Have some madeira, M'dear
It's very much nicer than beer
I don't care for sherry, one cannot drink stout
and port is a wine I can well do without
It's simply a case of Chacun à son gout
Have some madeira, M'dear!'
Full lyrics (and the outcome of this fiendish seduction) here.