Ritz Bros. Chicken Plucking Routine
Today is also Harry Ritz’s birthday (full bio here). What’s that you say? Aren’t they triplets? How is Harry any different from the other two that he gets a different birthday? Don’t ask me, I’m not their mother! Anyway, here is their chicken plucking number from The Three Musketeers. I find it mortifying, nearly impossible to watch, but it’s good for us to face our fears.
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