Rx: Playing this standard piece of bass repertoire without making it into a grotesque joke.
This particular piece gets played like a clown all the time. It’s great to get some direct insight and example of how to play it with a little more of the majesty of real elephants.
Part of a series of orchestral excerpt tutorials from Barry Lieberman. This (and all the others) have some fancy camera work that let you see close ups of both the noting hand and the bowing hand as well as the whole bassist/bass assemblage.
This tutorial shows a variety of approaches to working out the fingering in particular.