Friday, March 7, 2008

Lyric Meme

Mr Farty recently posted a Movie Meme (a word coined in 1976 by Richard Dawkins, by the way. Not Movie. Meme) that I really enjoyed.

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDB and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. GUESSERS: NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions. I mean, you can cheat if you want, but is it really that important?
6. One movie guess per commenter.

I am modifying it to be lyrics from my favourite Musical songs. Guess the name of the song, AND the name of the musical. If you guess one or both right and I mark it thusly, feel free to guess on another one (why do I feel as though I'm plagiarising? Oh, wait. Probably because I am). So here are my musical quotes.

1.David. Somewhere that's Green, Little Shop of Horrors.
I cook like Betty Crocker,
And I look like Donna Reed.

2.Pete. I'm in Love With a Wonderful Guy, South Pacific (NOT Oklahoma).
I'm as corny as Kansas in August,
I'm as normal as blueberry pie

3.David. Pore Jud is Daid, Oklahoma.
He looks like he's asleep.
It's a shame that he won't keep,
But it's summer and we're runnin' out of ice.

4. William and Kia tied. Time Warp, Rocky Horror Show.
It's just a jump to the left.
And then a step to the right.

5.Pete. Agony, Into the Woods.
Cinderella Prince: Always ten steps behind--
Rapunzel Prince: Always ten feet below--
Both: and she's just out of reach.
Agony, that can cut like a knife!
I must have her to wife.

6.Mr Farty. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Mary Poppins.
So when the cat has got your tongue, there's no need for dismay!
Just summon up this word and then you've got a lot to say!
But better use it carefully
Or it may change your life
(for example) One night I said it to me girl
And now me girl's me wife!
(bonus points for spelling it correctly)

7.Pete. Send in the Clowns, A Little Night Music.
Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.

8.Pete. Memories, Cats.
If you touch me
You'll understand what happiness is

9.Pete. It's actually called My Gallant Crew, Good Morning, H.M.S Pinafore.
I am never known to quail
At the furry of a gale,
And I'm never, never sick at sea!
ALL: What, never?
CAPT: No, never!
ALL: What, never?
CAPT: Hardly ever!
ALL: He's hardly ever sick at sea!

10.Artificialhabitat. Summer Nights, Grease.
Tell me more, tell me more,
Was it love at first sight?
Tell me more, tell me more,
Did she put up a fight?

11. (bonus)Pete. (How do you solve a problem like) Maria, Sound of Music.
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!

Hints: Two that star Julie Andrews, two that have "Horror" in the title, and two are Rogers and Hammerstein. There are also coincidentally two that mention clowns. I hate clowns.


Kia said...

ooooh, lemme guess...
#4: Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture show?

Laurie said...

Correct! I had to put you down as a tie with William because he was having trouble with Blogger yesterday (I was too) and couldn't post it so he told me in person.

I called it the Rocky Horror Show, because the stage version drops the "Picture" part.

Anonymous said...


I give up. The only one I knew was number 4, and it's already been identified.

Actually, no, wait, I think I'm getting another one....

Number 10: Grease, Summer Lovin'?

peter Nowlen said...

2. I'm in love with a wonderful guy -- Oklahoma
5. Agony -- Into the Woods
6. Send in the Clowns -- A little Night Music
8. Memories -- Cats
9. The Captain of the Pinafore -- HMS Pinafore

Mr Farty said...

Dontcha hate it when someone breaks rule 6?

Anyway, #6 - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, from Mary Poppins.

#11 - On the tip of my tongue. If I can just stick it out a bit further...

Laurie said...

Andrew - you probably have to be a band geek like me to get a lot of these. Or a professional musician like Pete.

Pete - I'm surprised you didn't get #1 since you CONDUCTED that musical a couple of years ago!

Mr. Farty - Bonus points! I think. Musicians are known to be radical rule breakers.

My brother (another band geek like me) sent me an e-mail with almost all of the answers. His answer for #6 was,"Oh, for crying out loud... Can't you do better than Mary Poppins??

Laurie said...

I just noticed!
Pete - Wrong musical for number 2!

David Martin said...

#1 is Somewhere that's green, Little Shop of Horrors
#3 Poor Jud is daid, Ohklahoma

Peter Nowlen said...

OOPS. South Pacific (for No. 2)

peter Nowlen said...

11. Sound of Music -- Maria

Laurie said...

Yep. David is an ex-band geek.

Thanks everyone!