Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DBIM: The Producers

In the original The Producers (the movie, not the musical based on the movie, nor the movie based on the musical based on the movie), the main characters attempt to make a killing by producing a flop on Broadway.  They try to assemble the worst of everything: cast, actors, etc. 
First, however, they have to find the worst play written by the worst playwright.  They end up picking "Springtime for Hitler," a musical comedy about...  Well, here's the opening number:
Severity: 2 (more than one)
Genre: Movie
Date: 1968
Description: The playwright is an insane Nazi who keeps pigeons. At one point, we see he keeps pigeons on the roof of his apartment building. Then we realize they're all dead.
Mitigating Factors: In the musical, the pigeons are all alive, and sing "The Deutschlandlied" while showing off their Nazi arm bands.
Aggravating Factors: None.

2 comments:

Morris West Montana said...

Pigeons sing a song? Now I need to see this.

M. A. Kagle said...

More they coo a song.