- Kitchen Kabaret
Kitchen Kabaret was a 13-minute
audio-animatronicshow at EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World Resort, located in The Land pavilion. Kitchen Kabaret was present on EPCOT's opening day, October 1, 1982.
The host, Bonnie Appetite, introduces the various acts in a musical review and comedy format that advocated healthy eating and provided a basic primer on the four food groups: Meat, Dairy, Cereal, and Fruits/Vegetables.
The show was replaced in 1994 by "
"Meal Time Blues" by Bonnie Appetite
Bonnie sings this at the start of the show. She looks a bit tired. She has
cookbooksand her hair wrapped in a bun. The lights turn off, and the next performance comes.
"Chase Those (Meal Time) Blues Away" by Bonnie Appetite and the Kitchen Krackpots
The Kitchen Krackpots band (containers of Ketchup, Mayonnaise, and a spinning jar of Mustard, etc.) play a boisterous ragtime intro, as Bonnie reappears, now in a showgirl or cocktail waitress costume, to "Thank you all for coming to (her) kitchen." The Kitchen Krackpots come out of the floor and reappear in the ending of the show. These animatronics were the first food products to come. The only animatronic that did not blink eyes, move mouth or other stuff was the Mustard jar.
Starsof the Milky Way" by Dairy Goods and his Stars of the Milky Way
Mr. Dairy Good is a singing milk carton who emerges from a refrigerator holding an old fashioned radio-style floor
microphoneclose to his mouth, crooning introductions to three dairy products -- Miss Cheese, Miss Yogurt, and Miss Ice Cream-- in the style of 1930s costume extravaganzas. Each of the dairy products performs a brief cameo in a stylized manner (e.g., Miss Cheese sings like Mae West). Every time they come out, ice cold fog pours out of the freezer. The Cheese, Yogurt and Ice Cream all look like children from "it's a small world".
"Boogie Woogie Bakery Boy" by The Cereal Sisters
The Cereal Sisters -- Oats, Rice, and Corn -- sing a parody of
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boyin the style of the Andrews Sisters, accompanied by a bugle-blowing bread slice. The bread slice wears glasses and comes from the window and into the stage. They come back in the Kabaret Finale.
"Meat Ditties" by Hamm & Eggz
Hamm & Eggz is a vaudeville-style comic rendition of "The Meat Group Can Help You Keep Strong", in which Mr. Hamm and Mr. Eggz tell jokes and sing a few short ditties. At the end, Mr. Hamm gets angry because Mr. Eggz is telling corny jokes, and decides to split from the group to join another protein group.
* Mr. Hamm: "There's plenty of good protein acts for me to work with!"
* Mr. Eggz: "Oh yeah? Like who?"
* Mr. Hamm: "Cheese, cheese is a great source of protein!"
* Mr. Eggz: "Oh, I cheddar to think about it."
* Mr. Hamm: "Beans, now there's good..."
* Mr. Eggz: "Beans! Oh nuts to you, hammy!"
* Mr. Hamm: "That's right, nuts to me! Another excellent source of protein".There are also running gags in this part of the show. Mr. Eggz's bow moves if he's laughing, and at the end of their parts, smoke bellows around them protecting these two from being seen moving into the ground. Mr. Eggz looks like an
"Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit" by Colander Combo and the Fiesta Fruit
Night sounds, Latin percussion, and low lighting set the mood for this number, as the produce (broccoli, tomatoes, bananas, etc.) begin to chant "Veggie-Veggie-Fruit-Fruit! Veggie-Fruit-Fruit!" Bonnie Appetite, now in a
Carmen Miranda-style carnival outfit, and perched upon a crescent moon that descends from the ceiling, sings "I simply have to tell you that my friends who are singing are...delectable!" Here, another running gag is present. A broccoli piece says " cha cha cha!" at times while his glasses flip off , but the glasses resume.
"Kabaret Finale" by Bonnie Appetite and cast
Bonnie Appetite and the cast sing a medley of each of their songs. All of the cast come back out, and Bonnie says good bye, before the curtins with the
Kraftlogo cover the stage.
Disney created a number of merchandise with the Kitchen Kabaret characters, including
coloring books, audio tapes / CDs, musical books, postcards and pins of Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit group. [ [http://www.pinpics.com/cgi-bin/group.cgi?group=2499 Epcot Center - Future World Pin Group] ] Even after closing of the attraction, Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit reappeared as characters in the annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. [ [http://www.mouseplanet.com/articles.php?art=wd031027mg Kitchen Kabaret character displays at Food & Wine Festival] ] The Astuter Computer Revueand Backstage Magic in CommuniCorefeatured a guest appearance by Mr. Eggz highlighting how computers controlled audio-animatronic characters. [ [http://www.waltdatedworld.bravepages.com/id114.htm CommuniCore] ] [ [http://home.cfl.rr.com/omniluxe/kk.htm Widen Your World's Kitchen Kabaret] ]
August 17, 2007, Walt Disney World released a commorative pin honoring this attraction as part of its White Glove Remember When series. Another White Glove (a part of the Retro Epcot) pin was released on July 1, 2008.
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sYQFtQwJQw&mode=related&search=|Kitchen Kabaret Part 1] on YouTube
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKRy1r1wxTw&mode=related&search=%7C|Kitchen Kabaret Part 2] on YouTube
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