The 1960 musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ starred Dick Van Dyke and Paul Lynde. They took their Broadway success and turned it into a Hollywood movie. Many things changed in the movie version, but the song ‘What’s the Matter with Kids Today?’ remained a showstopper!
Before Dick and Paul sing the song, youthful star Ann-Margret declares to the family that she’s colored her hair. Paul flies off the handle, and Ann-Margret says, ‘But it’s my hair!’ Paul answers, ‘Not until you’re 21! Young woman, you stay in your room until it changes back!’
The iconic song starts, and the two incredible comic entertainers convey a vigorous presentation loaded up with humor. They begin singing, ‘Children! I don’t have any idea what’s going on with these children today! Kids! Who can comprehend whatever they say?’
Dick Van Dyke is wearing a suit while Paul Lynde is in his night robe and wraparound. Paul sings first, adding hilarious looks and an interesting vocal tone.
Dick Van Dyke participates and sings alongside his mom, who is attempting to give him a remorseful episode over his girlfriend. Curious to see what happens is Paul Lynde’s child in the movie, who adds a few extraordinary lines.
The movie rendition of ‘Bye Birdie’ was delivered in 1963 and roused by the drafting of Elvis Presley into the Army in 1957. However, Elvis would not be in the movie since it was a farce of his vocation.
Every parent who ever lived has considered, ‘What’s wrong with kids today?’ These two comic legends convey an insane song that summarizes the parental experience known by all.