The Music Man

Trouble, oh we got trouble, right here in River City!

My nephews have never seen this zippy ’60s musical, and yet, they kind of have, thanks to a love of The Simpsons fueled by Disney+.

The episode Marge vs. the Monorail, with Phil Hartman filling in for Robert Preston as a tuneful con artist, remains a high point for the series, and shows just how much The Music Man became ingrained in our national consciousness.

The original remains a fun time, with Preston in peak form.

“How far you going, friend?”

“Wherever the people are as green as the money … friend.”


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