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    Oscar Hammerstein

    Jew Score:
    9

    I3

    O2

    K4
    July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960

    OK everybody! It's the moment you've been waiting for! Let's sing along with...

    Y'know what? No.

    Just no. We're not doing this. Y'know why? Because people don't just walk around all day breaking into song, that's why. The whole idea is just preposterous.

    Oh no! We're being chased by the Nazis! What'll we do? I know, let's sing about it!

    Riiiiiight.

    We understand musicals are supposed to be the definition of legitimate theater — the direct descendent of grand old opera. Whatever. Opera is beautiful and epic, the absolute pinnacle of culture with sweeping music, epic stories, and incredible stagecraft. Musicals are 20 minutes of singing about the surrey with the fringe on top.

    Fuck that.

    So Hammerstein may be the maestro behind Sound of Music, OOOOklahoma!, the King and I, etc. etc. etc.

    But for something so doofy it's just kind of hard to care.

    Verdict: Barely a Jew.

    September 30, 2013

    See Also

    Irving Berlin

    George Gershwin

    Lorenz Hart

    Kander and Ebb

    Richard Rodgers
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