Monday, June 08, 2009

What About Bob? The Musical.

I'm not the best person to comment on the stage. My favorite Broadway moment involves a pre-show party for Mary Poppins where Nessa enjoyed one too many complimentary cocktails and proceeded to pass out during the first number. She finally woke up just as Mary Poppins was flying around the theatre on wires and her exaggerated facial expression of confusion, headache, and fear was just about the funniest thing I'd ever seen. Then she went back to sleep.

But after watching the Tony Awards last night I've decided to turn What About Bob? into a musical. Obviously, anything can be turned into a musical--Next To Normal is a rock musical about depression and drug abuse. Pardon me if I don't tap my toe during the chorus. Reminds me of the wonderfully catchy show tunes from that musical about Fibromyalgia. But movies on stage seem to do quite well, and I think What About Bob? would be awesome. The book is basically written, I just have to work in the musical numbers. Here are a few:
-I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful
-Baby Steps
-New Hampshire?!
-The fam
-A vacation from my problems.
-I sail now?
-He can borrow my slicker
-Good Morning America is here
-Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic... and so am I
-Death Therapy

I'd see it anyway.


Tania said...

What about bob?!!! Loved every moment of it... i think the musical would be a HIT!! GOOD CALL! - my fav musical numbers would prob be BABY STEPS & Tourettes! ;)
PS. Nessa did it again at "In the Heights" *sigh!

Jess said...

Hey Tania!

"I took this." ha.

That was seriously hilarious. You should put that little guy on a necklace.

Anonymous said...

Come to Southampton

Pamplemousse said...

"What About Bob?" is like a cinematic Bible in my family... Congrats on making me love you that much more.

(And be even more convinced that you -- and your pops -- need to meet MY Bob, Bubba.)

Jess said...


1) A Cinematic Bible? OK, your family is awesome.
2) I have an instant affinity for people who have can recognize random lines from What About Bob?
3) If my dad knows someone likes that movie, he will say, "So you're Betty" over and over and then he will impersonate the Guttmans. Actually, he will quote most of the movie. I'm not kidding. So that meeting might be a little awkward. Or hilarious.
4) There are two types of people in this world: Those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don't.
5) Thanks for the comment! Hope Smith is good!

Katherine said...

whilst musicals arent my favorite, i would see this. it actually seems more plausible than the last musical we saw, which was- i kid you not- 'evil dead: the musical', featuring such classic numbers as "what the f**k was that?!".

Jess said...

That is so ridiculously funny.

A dollar bet says you sang that song for a week.