May 20, 2013
Happy Eliza Doolittle Day!
What to do for this day? You could speak in an awful cockney accent, make alliterations (“…willing, wanting, waiting to tell you.”), not make an h sound all day (” ‘enry ‘iggins), drink a cup of tea and say “cup, cup, cup, cup, of, of, of, of, tea, tea, tea, tea”, put marbles in your mouth, talk about the precipitation in Spain, sing while putting flowers into little bundles, etc. Basically there’s a lot going on in the film to replicate. My favorite scene is basically all of them. I grew up on this movie and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I can repeat this line by line and my sister and I used to act it out as small children.
If you want to see the song that this holiday comes from then watch this video of the song Just You Wait. It also has my favorite costume of the whole movie in it.