Carol Channing Successfully Terrified Many Children In Alice in Wonderland

Even though I can't recall most of the 1985 live-action version of Alice in Wonderland, I know that I used to be kind of frightened of it. After watching this clip of Carol Channing interacting with Alice (both of whom are in bad wigs), I totally remember why. OK, let's get past the fact that she's terrifying looking for a moment, and focus on the acting. Why is she trying to play this scene first as an older southern black man, then as Regan from The Exorcist? Whatever the case, I have to see this film in its entirety again.

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@ElizaGray: I *just* bought this on DVD from Amazon a few weeks ago— best $9 spent ever!!!!!! 20+ years from when I first saw it, it is still soooooooo good! We had it on Betamax, with mid-'80s commercials and all, and I watched it over and over when I was growing up. Scott Baio and John Stamos, Ann Jillian and Ringo Starr; the hits just keep coming. God, I love this movie.