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Preliminaries host Dena Blizzard had a barbershop quartet that she “found on the boardwalk,” perform a humorous intro for Miss America CEO, Sam Haskell, during the final day of Miss America preliminaries at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ

Miss America CEO Sam Haskell is known for giving impassioned speeches about the pageant.

In acknowledgement of that fact — and the length of those speeches — the host of the pageant’s preliminary competition, Dena Blizzard, unveiled a present for Haskell tonight. A barbershop quartet — pulled off the Atlantic City Boardwalk, she said — to cheerfully harmonize about his long-winded ways.

Blizzard, a stand-up comedian and Miss New Jersey 1995, wrote the lyrics to the song they performed, which included this line:

“Please keep things short / ’cause we’ve got a gong.”

With that, one of the singers banged on a pot.

via Miss America 2015: Boardwalk barbershop quartet serenades pageant boss (video) | NJ.com.

Updated 2014-09-30: Thanks to Bob Heim of the NassaU Mid-Island Chapter’s Toosday Toons bulletin for this more detailed story. TT-oct-2014

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