There is this funny and sweet old audio show put out by Capitol Records, "Sparky's Magic Piano," that I ran across because of my research on Leonard Pennario. They made the radio show into an animated film in the 1980s, with Mel Blanc, and Pennario played the piano for it.
The show, and the cartoon, seem to have something of a cult following. And I can see why!
What happens is, this little boy Sparky gets frustrated with practicing, and his piano comes to life and does the playing for him, allowing him to come off sounding like a great virtuoso. Meaning, in the movie, he suddenly, magically sounds like Pennario. In the audio show, made in the 1940s, they had another pianist.
There is nothing like the moment when the piano talks.
"Who's calling me?" Sparky wonders.
"It is I, your piano."
Check it out in the clip up above.
You will be laughing all day!