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The Fabulous Baker Boys & Other Movies Hollywood Loves to Spoof

6 May 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

"…that’s what you get, folks, for makin’ whoopee."

When Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer) crawled seductively across the top of Jack Baker’s (Jeff Bridges) piano while singing a rendition of Eddie Cantor’s "Makin' Whoopee!" in The Fabulous Baker Boys, a highly spoofable moment in Hollywood history was born. What was it about that scene that has made everyone from Ellen Degeneres to the Animaniacs want to spoof it? Was it the moody cinematography of Michael Ballhaus, the playful piano stylings of composer Dave Grusin (the real Jack Baker pianist), or the smoldering, almost languid, sensuality of Pfeiffer’s performance? Whatever it is, the "Makin' Whoopee!" scene is unforgettable and will likely continue to inspire spoofs and homages for years to come.

With homages on our minds, we started to put together a list of some of the other movies Hollywood loves to spoof. Help us rank the scene »

- BJSprecher Sprecher

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