Yesterday I stopped by my parents' house to borrow their lawn mower because mine works like a state employee. You know who I'm talking about. The one that leans on his shovel on the side of the road while holding up traffic. He might work once in awhile but never when you need him to.
So I'm discussing the decay of the moral fabric of society with my mom (she's dying for me to blog about something smart.) and in wanders my dad. Paying no mind to our conversation he looks at both of us and bursts into song,
"Hello, I must be going. I came to say I cannot stay, I must be going..."
Can you name that movie? (The answer's at the end....hey, hey don't scroll ahead. Show some restraint.)
His singing got me thinking about musicals. I love a solid musical. I feel certain that you could improve any movie/TV show/stage production/live sporting event by simply singing or dancing in it. Imagine the sword fighting scene in Princess Bride done salsa style. Or if all the castaways on Survivor just suddenly stopped and did the chicken dance. I mean on Rock of Love when Brett plays the guitar and sings, "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" all the skank hoes stop and listen.
It's not an original idea. Hollywood's been trying to work this angle for years. I mean every teen movie with a prom scene in it magically has all the seniors dance in sync. It's wildly unrealistic and cheesy but admit it if all of the football players on the field had to do a scene from West Side Story during the first quarter of a game you'd totally tune in.
It's been years since MTV's been musically relevant (choosing to ditch music and focus on getting 20-somethings drunk, record it and put it on TV as "reality") However, even they know no one can resist a good musical.
Are you ready for the answer? Have you googled the lyric? Asked Wiki? Used a mobile shout-out? Shaken the magic 8-ball? Cheaters.
Duck Soup is the movie and for what it's worth the description on this YouTube video is, This is probably the single greatest achievement in the history of human civilization.
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