Can you finish the lyrics to this famous song from Singin' in the Rain?

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If there's one number that everyone seems to remember from Singin' in the Rain (aside from the title piece, of course), it's the one performed by the famous Donald O'Connor. "Make 'Em Laugh" is a vaudeville-style number performed in the film in an attempt to inspire Gene Kelly's character to keep acting.

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This scene still dazzles for many reasons — the pure athleticism, the hilarity that O'Connor brings to the number, the originality and flair that O'Connor injects into his dancing.

The most prominent story that follows him is that at the time of filming, O'Connor was known to be a heavy smoker  – many report that he burned through up to four packs a day. After the filming for this scene had concluded, O'Connor had to take a few days off from the exhaustion that he was experiencing. While the number was certainly cinematic gold, it had taken a physical toll on the actor and put him out of filming for almost a week.

Today, we pay homage to his immortal work by asking: Can you finish the lyrics to this hilarious song from Singin' in the Rain

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  1. Before we get into the song, O'Connor gives a small speech to his friend Don Lockwood. He says, "Don, the world is so full of a number of things I'm sure we should all be so happy as. But are we?" The answer is...
  2. He continues: "[???] people have [???] faces, and [???] people have [???] faces."
  3. "And in the words of that immortal bard [???] as he was about to be lead to the guillotine…"
  4. From the top of the number: "Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh / Don't you know [???] wants to laugh? / My dad said, "Be [???] my son, but be a [???] one!"
  5. Keep it going: "They'll be standing in lines / For those old [???]-[???] [???] [???]
  6. Take a big breath: "Oh, you could study [???] and be quite elite / And you could charm the [???] and have nothing to eat / Just slip on a [???] [???], the world's at your feet / Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh!
  7. Second verse, ready, go: "Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh / Don't you know everyone wants to laugh? / My [???] said, 'Go out and tell 'em a [???], but give it plenty of [???]!'"
  8. Keep it up: "Make 'em [???], make 'em [???] / Take a fall, butt a wall, split a seam!"
  9. Another big breath: "You start off by pretending you're a [???] with [???] / You [???] 'til their gigglin' all over the place…"
  10. Almost there: "And then you get a great big [???] [???] in the [???] / Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh!"

Can you finish the lyrics to this famous song from Singin' in the Rain?

Your Result...

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JeffTanner 20 days ago
I got 9 out of 10. ------------Got #8 wrong.
DavidH 23 days ago
10/10 Make 'Em Laugh" is my favorite song from "Singing in The Rain"
harlow1313 24 days ago
Thanks to my rotten nature, I tend to associate "Singing in the Rain" with "A Clockwork Orange."
anthony 24 days ago
3/10.Never heard of this song and I'm sure I don't even know most of the lyrics to "Singing in the rain" either.Nice movie,great classic scene with Gene Kelly and the umbrella and I have sung "Singing in the rain", in the rain before.But other they that don't know much else about the movie.
Jeremy 24 days ago
7 out of 10 and I've never even heard of this song in my life. I just answered the questions in a way that I thought either made sense or sounded funny.
teire 24 days ago
9/10. Makes me laugh every time I see it.
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