Ross Sisters sing Solid Potato Salad

Here again is a clip of the amazing Ross Sisters performing a wonderful song about potato salad while performing the most amazing contortions and acrobatics -- like Cirque du Soliel crossed with Hee-Haw performed by the Andrews Sisters. It's from 1944's Broadway Rhythm. Xeni did this one back in 2010, but it warrants a re-watch.

The Ross Sisters - Solid Potato Salad (DVD Quality) Full Video


  1. Ah yes, a trippy classic. I still don’t have a clue what “solid potato salad” means, if anything…

    1. My guess is that it’s their word for potato salad where you cut the potatoes up in chunks instead of mashing them. 

        1. Being on the internet doesn’t make you magically not a creep. Why only post this comment when it’s a video of women who are far more talented than you? you might have a tiny argument if you made inane “rule 34” posts on every article on this site, but you don’t.

    1. Wow. Two notable performances, followed by violence, madness and death. The saddest wiki entry I’ve seen so far.

  2. Wow.  The flexibility and the hot pants and the bending backwards tricks.  I think that’s it, I have now seen everything, and am ready for death.

  3. Stimulating and a little creepy all at once! The exit was like a wholesome human centipede, if such a thing can exist…

  4. These girls are so talented and amazing! I say girls because they were 15, 17, and 18 when this movie was made, just a heads up to everyone whose first instinct was to post some form of innuendo-filled comment…it certainly seems that was everyone’s instinct on youtube, anyhow.

      1.  They all would have been legal in the UK (until they wised up and changed their laws)

  5. I watched this an hour ago and I can’t stop thinking about the Ross sisters. 

    Also, I have this sudden hankering for a big pile of potato salad. 

  6. Please, don’t anyone make the ‘cunning array of stunts” spoonerism.  Thank you.

  7. Pretty much the last setting I ever expected to hear Manhattan Serenade in. Paradoxically, I kept waiting for Khartoum the Headless Horsie to do a little tap number, or for Mr. Woltz to step forward and offer a soliloquy on the, erm…”quality” of the Ross Sisters.

  8. Based on my own relationship with my brother, I always wonder exactly how you find out you can perform contortion with your siblings in a non-hostile manner.

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