Spencer's pilgrimage to "Tin Can Alley" is a play on Tin Pan Alley, which was the nickname given to New York City's 28th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Between 1885 and the mid-20th Century this street served as the center of popular music publishing and from it sprang many of the standards still being performed. A reporter coined the term "Tin Pan Alley," saying the sound of so many pianos playing simultaneously out of open windows created a cacophony on the street like that of tin pans banging. See more
[Spencer, Tracy and Kong, in straw hats with canes, sing and dance in unison
When we played the Palace we were stars upon the stage / we had them in the aisles twice a day / we got no time for ghosts 'cause we're the hit of both coasts / I'm Slapsie, I'm Maxie, I'm Nijinsky!
We knocked 'em dead in Podunk and in Osh Kosh we were tops / we packed 'em in in Walla Walla too / we ain't chasin' no ghosts 'cause we're the continent's toast / I'm Slapsie, I'm Maxie, I'm Nijinsky!
I'm Slapsie, I'm Maxie, I'm Nijinsky
Performed by Forrest Tucker
and Larry Storch See more