Tim Burton’s original musical choice was a song by doo-wop singers The Ink Spots, but Catherine O’Hara convinced him that a calypso song would bring more energy to the scene. Actor Jeffrey Jones was the one to suggest the Belafonte song, and the cast spent five days filming the choreographed number.
Beetlejuice (1988) dir.
— catherine o’hara on the set of Beetlejuice (1988).
Catherine O’Hara wearing a glove as a headband in BEETLEJUICE (1988) || Catherine O’Hara wearing a wig as a hat in SCHITT’S CREEK (2019)