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Hi CDP1802,

Well, your subtlety ran off me like rain off teflon: I assumed, because your link was to the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) and Dorothy (Judy Garland) singing that song, that you were referring to some interesting factoid about their duet in the movie I wasn't aware of.

Now, I consider this failure of mine to connect your comments to the gangnam-robot, a possible sign that I am not as sick in the head as I was telling myself I was earlier Smile | :)

Did you know that the first actor playing the tin-man in the movie was going to be Ray Bolger, and that Bolger lobbied very hard to swap roles with the actor who played the scarecrow ?

The original actor playing the tin-man then almost died as a result of inhaling the aluminium powder make-up they put on him. The studio execs thought something was fishy about that actor's absence from the set, and didn't believe the actor was really sick until: they went to the hospital, and found him in an iron-lung.

So, another actor was brought in to play the tin-man; and, this time, the make-up artists used a protective coating over the actor's skin, before applying whatever it was that made his flesh look metallic.

Thanks for the puzzle !

best, Bill
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