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Henry Mancini also wrote the music for "The Great Race." In this clip you can hear the oompa-pa music for the bad guys, "Professor Fate" and his henchman Max.* (Played by Jack Lemmon and Peter Falk).

Professor Fate tries to out-do "The Great Leslie" by setting a new land-speed record with a black-and-red rocket car (decorated with a skull and crossbones).

It's a really wonderful scene. (Directed by the legendary Blake Edwards)

*On the soundtrack, the song's official title is "Push the button, Max." I was amazed to discover that hipsters had recorded their own alternative version. It's from an album called "Shots in the Dark: Del-Fi Does Mancini"

Click here to hear The Pie-in-the-face Polka