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Ken Houghton

Waiting for the Broadway version.

El Jefe

Besides the chance to watch Morse's delightful, puckish chutzpah again, putting the song back in its original context gives back the humor the writers intended: it's a love song sung, Dale Carnegie-like, to *himself*. When Frank did it you could see him pitch it, in a wry tone, to some brassy Vegas cigarette girl, the kind who'd been a tomboy and still had that Lauren Bacall edge. And for the time period, surely they were yaking the Randians' chains a little, with the whole book of that musical?

I'd love, love, to see Morse show up somewhere down the line on "Glee" in an Obi-Wan Kenobi-ish role for an episode or two, preferably one that makes a glancing reference to his "Mad Men" part. (Maybe he gave up a hectic Manhattan lifestyle to return to his Ohio boyhood? That sounds straight out of a musical itself ....)

El Jefe

Or (small moment of genius here :) since Carol Burnett is Sue Sylvester's long-estranged mom, maybe Morse could be Pops? Robert Morse and Carol Burnett; if that's not a match made in the grownups' version of the Sixties, I don't know what is ....

Linkmeister

El Jefe, as long as we're casting "Glee" why not add Joel Grey and Liza Minelli?

Claire Helene

Oh man, I love this musical and this song. I totally agree that it would be fabulous for Morse to guest on Glee.

El Jefe

Link,

If we can get that fifteen minutes of daily sanity from Liza on tape (and surely the imperturable Grey could get it out of her? Just make her think she's on the set for "Cabaret") then it'd be golden. Otherwise, well, at least it would be interesting.

Claire,

Thanks for the endorsement. Time for a campaign to get him on? And George Hearn for next year's Halloween ep ....

El Jefe

Wrt Hearn, sleeping on it makes that idea sound even better. Surely we could see Coach Sweeney as the crucial influence on a young, lost, embittered Sue. You still couldn't do the intro to "Epiphany" on network tv but we could get some instructive highlights:

"No, we all deserve to die!
Tell ya why, Miss Sylvester,
Tell ya why ..."

Leo Leahy

It took me a while to realize that the old name partner in "Mad Men" was Robert Morse, who made his mark in "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" in the early 1960s.

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