Rudolf Nureyev at the Baths on video. Irony among ironies as Rudolf Nureyev was known to be a patron of the baths worldwide. It seems that wherever in the world he went, he would always check out the nearest bathhouse.
In this video he is asked to participate in a skit, clad in nothing but a towel, with Miss Piggy in a Sauna! They even sing ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ no less!
I really can’t stay – Baby it’s cold outside
I’ve got to go away – Baby it’s cold outside
This evening has been – Been hoping that you’d drop in
So very nice – I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice
My mother will start to worry – Beautiful, what’s your hurry?
Father will be pacing the floor – Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I’d better scurry – Beautiful, please don’t hurry
Maybe just a half a drink more – Put some records on while I pour
The neighbors might think – Baby, it’s bad out there
Say, what’s in this drink? – No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how – Your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell – I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no – Mind if I move in closer?
One could only imagine what went through Nureyev’s mind when he was told of the skit idea. See for yourself at the video below.