Even though I'm currently
watching the weather on TV, a few days ago I watched the new Sound of Music play on TV with my mom (Aww! Family moment!).
I'm ultra good at getting Todd & The Shining Sword type humor ideas, and since I got some that were almost like that after watching that nice program, I just thought I'd quickly share them here.
You see, I had some problems with the new Rolf guy. I mean, I know he was supposed to be older than Liesl, but not THAT MUCH older! I mean, teenagers in entertainment here seldom actually look the size and/or age they ought to be just because they get people who are way outside of their teens to play them, but wow. That guy they miscast to play Rolf... That was the oldest looking teenager I've ever seen!
Rolf was played by a guy old enough to be teenage Liesl's father- who I almost thought he was, at first, when I saw he and her do a preview of their song at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Liesl was played by someone too old to be 17 too- because the actress is 19, I believe. 19! Much closer!
Looking at that old guy with his double chin playing a teenager (and rolling down the hill with Liesl. And kissing her.
) just made me think of the following silly lyrics for that famous duet:
: "You're thir-ty-nine
going on forty!
You real-ly creep me out!
At which point she's reminded during their rehearsal that she needs to stick to the script and lyrics! Again! From the top!
Then there's the part where Rolf asks Liesl
"How old are you?"
At which point I said the same thing to the TV that Liesl would have said to him if I'd made this in a comic:
Liesl: "How old are YOU?!"
Um. Sorry. I-I mean
I am six-teen going on seventeen... "
LOL that old actor playing a teenager.
If a 40 year old actor makes out with a 16 year old girl as part of a play, does that still result in prison time?