Narrated by Weird Al Yankovic, Tiny Tim: King for a Day is streaming through at least June 10th. Proceeds support the Cleveland Cinematheque.
The unlikely career of the stringy-haired, falsetto-voiced, ukulele-plinking “freak” whose novelty song “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” rose to the top of the 1968 pop charts and whose wedding on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show became “must-see TV” is chronicled in this new documentary. Born Herbert Khaury, Tiny Tim was a ubiquitous pop culture presence who stood out even during the outlandish hippie era, and whose unique persona paved the way for David Bowie, Prince, Iggy Pop and Boy George. Narrated by “Weird Al” Yankovic, this English-language film features Jonas Mekas, D.A. Pennebaker, Wavy Gravy, et al. “The finest docs make you realize how much we needed a film on a particular subject. And that rule couldn’t apply more to Tiny Tim: King for a Day.” –Rolling Stone. 87 min.