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Shaq Leads Orchestra -- Tell Me How My Brass Tastes

12/21/2010 3:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shaquille O'Neal conducted the Boston Pops orchestra last night ... and it's hilarious.
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The Diesel threw on his finest bow tie ... grabbed the baton ... and led the symphony in "Sleigh Ride" and "We are the Champions."

Dude seems to have a lot in common with Leonard Bernstein ... you know, 'cause they're both Jewish.



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TruthMuhSucka    

i want a shaq bobblehead for christmas

1348 days ago
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aquanet    

Boston LOVE having Shaq here. He's made a real effort and the fans appreciate that. It goes a long way.

1348 days ago
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B_ill    

Shaq is too funny man he's trying everything while he's up in Boston..sounds like hes having a good time in life...

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1348 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

"Fire...BAD!!!...."

1348 days ago
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wenindoubt    

OMFG that was FANTASTIC!!! Go Shaq!!

1348 days ago
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TMZ dont like me    

Guess The Big Doofus needs something to occupy himself with, since he ain't been playing a whole lot lately and Hoopz took his heart and stomped all over it, LOL.

1348 days ago
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Michael    

SHAQ's THE MAN!!!!!!! KEEP IT UP!

1348 days ago
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Brittany    

that baton looks like a toothpick in his hand

1348 days ago
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ohreally    

how can u hate shaq?

haha good stuff

1348 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

sounds like **** either way. the ladies sound like their christmas tw**ts are all cramped up and knotted. how can anyone enjoy anything that shrieky????!!!

1348 days ago
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suzanne    

SHAQ is the best

1348 days ago
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bill    

REALLY??Just because you get an "honorary" degree...you do NOT instantly become an actual M.D.Just because they LET you conduct,doesn't mean you can or SHOULD. Was that Shaq VS. The Boston Pops??? sheesh

1348 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

I want to hang out with him so bad. He seems like a barrel of laughs.

1348 days ago
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Stella    

geez bill. lighten up.

1348 days ago
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Lauri    

Todo- As a member of many semi-professional choirs in my lifetime, I have had to sing in many Christmas concerts. The popular songs made for audience participation were always in a key too damn high for sopranos. I don't know why that is but it was very annoying for us to try to sing them. And, btw, it's common to let celebrities guest conduct for fun. Orchestras and choirs know these songs so well we don't need a real conductor to get through them and the audience loves the novelty.

I knew a young Keith Lockhart, conductor for Boston Pops, way back in the early '90s when he was assistant conductor for Eric Kunzel in Cincinnati. Had a major crush and him and even tried to ask him out, lol. Rumor was, he was dating a ballerina at the time and I didn't stand a chance but he was nice about my lame attempt.

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