Perhaps you thought James Brown’s famous disrobing-and-falling-down routine was sui generis? Maybe maybe not.
Please Please Please was released in 1956 and made famous in Brown’s 1964 version for The Tami Show.
But here is Billy Barty doing a similar turn on the Spike Jones TV show in 1954. Two years earlier than the release of Please Please Please and ten years earlier than The Tami Show.
Coincidence? You be the judge.