For Sunday: Martha Raye sings “No Time At All” from “Pippin”


Partner and I saw “Pippin” on stage at Brown a year or two ago. It’s a charming (if slightly dated) musical, with some nice songs. 



This number is one of them.  It was first sung by Irene Ryan (Granny on “The Beverly Hillbillies”), who famously died just after performing this song on stage back in the 1970s. 



This is a video of Martha Raye doing the cutest imaginable version of Pippin’s grandmother Bertha in a 1980s production, with William Katt (who used to be on a really dreadful TV show called “The Greatest American Hero”) playing Pippin.






About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

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