This special mockumentary shows the California Raisins' humble beginnings, rise to stardom, fall from stardom, and rise back to stardom again, all told through interviews with the Raisins themselves, manager Rudy Begaman and the various colorful characters the Raisins ran into. Features many great songs from the fifties to the eighties. Written by
4 November 1988 (USA)
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Will Vinton Classics: Meet the Raisins!
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Did You Know?
The host remarks that "Some are born grape, some achieve grapeness, and some have grapeness thrust upon them." This is a line, substituting "grape" for "great," from the William Shakespeare
play "Twelfth Night, or, What You Will." In the play, the pompous oaf Malvolio adopts this line as his catchphrase, after reading it from a piece of paper he's found, which he mistakenly believes to be a love letter sent to him from Countess Olivia. See more
I just remember we were so poor, we couldn't afford words.
[cuts to scenes of the Raisins humming in the streets