Top of the Pops, 5th March 1981:
Legs & Co. dance to Jones Versus Jones by Kool & the Gang
Thanks to SuPaLu for the YouTube post.
From the old blog, Thursday, 17 February 2011:
Here’s a Legs & Co. routine that’s a sublime mixture of silly and strange: Lulu, Patti & Pauline are in drag, in short-trousered suits and fedoras, looking like moustachioed British Empire minor officials: with their brides (Gill, Rosie & Sue) still in their bridal veils and fancy wedding underwear, they’ve started the divorce already. Illustrating Kool & the Gangs’ Jones Versus Jones.
Picture quality is not the best, but we should still thank Amy for finding this clip.
thanks very much to amy and ymg i love this routine and song the routine was as still as fresh in my memory as when i first watched it 30 years ago
17 February 2011 19:52
Thanks from me too Amy/YMG. Must say Patti’s the hottest groom I’ve ever seen: no idea how Rosie can reject “him”
18 February 2011 02:45
Good work Amy, you beat me to the punch with this one. Afraid my copy is no better quality YMG, although it is just a tad longer. Pauline’s antics always catch my eye when I watch this one.
18 February 2011 12:28
Love this song, and Legs dance and act this routine so well. One of my favourites. A real treat to see Sue dancing always, especially in a Nightie with a pair of tights and a wedding day garter on, I love it! Nice post, and lovely to see again after all these years. Thanks! Benja 🙂
8 December 2011 20:10
Some other points that I missed in my original comments:
Everyone seems to be throughly enjoying the great mugging opportunity this performance offers.
My favourite “literal” moment is the brides’ traditional screwy gesture from 1’22” to 1’25” for “All this love is now so crazy”.
Since the “brides” are in high heels, they’re all noticeably taller than the “grooms” in their flats, adding an extra touch of pathos to their pantomimed rejection.
Finally, it’s usually considered ungallant to suggest a woman resembles a man, but I think we all make an exception for Johnny Depp, who’s considered such an attractive fellow, by both men and women. So I’m (fairly) confident that Patti will understand, when I point out how much she resembles him here, that it’s meant as a compliment. Gulp.