Watch the ‘Almost Famous’ ‘Tiny Dancer’ Scene Recreated With Sock Puppets
In the 15 years since its release in 2000, Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous has become a staple of rock and roll cinema. The film, based on Crowe's real life events events as a teenage rock journalist in the '70s, captured the attention of young and old and has continued to entertain audiences, in part because of the music.
The original soundtrack featured the role call of classic rockers from the Who and the Beach Boys to Rod Stewart and Led Zeppelin. One of the key moments in the film used the Elton John song "Tiny Dancer," as the band and crew are off on the road in the close quarters of the tour bus. The song plays and one and all begin to sing along with the Elton classic.
Fast forward to 2015 and what do we have? Well, we have a shot-for-shot homage, which is embedded above, to that iconic scene, re-imagined with the help of sock puppets. The creators of this masterstroke call themselves Those Sucka Chuckas. The entire scene is faithfully recreated with this new cast, as the roles originally cemented by Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson and others have been sock-ified.
Out of all the quotable and notable scenes from the film, the "Tiny Dancer" scene has remained among the most identifiable, in part for showing of communal aspect of music bringing people together, as well as reminding people how great Sir Elton was in his heyday.
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