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 February 15, 2013

The 2013 Broadway University Mid-Term Exam Answers

Congratulations to Fred Abramowitz, AnyaToes, Susan Berlin, Brigadude, Mark Canestraro, Laura Frankos, Ingrid Gammerman, John Griffin, Marc Grossberg, Jack Lechner, Paul Mendenhall, Brian Murphy, Randall Newman, Christine Parr, Arthur Robinson, Rick Thompson as well as the Orts Family: Becca, Zach, Sheri and Daryl. All deserve another vodka stinger (I’ll drink to that!) for scoring so well on the 2013 Broadway University Mid-Term Exam.

Their challenge was to identify lyrics and lines from musicals – ones that specifically dealt with alcoholic drinks or matters involving spirits. Shows from 1940 through 2012 were chronologically cited.

Here are the quotations and their sources:

1. “I invited Johnny Walker, and Haig and Haig I asked twice." ("I'm Throwing a Ball Tonight" -- Panama Hattie)

2. “Behind the hill there's a busy little still where your Pappy's workin'.” (“Moonshine Lullaby” -- Annie Get Your Gun)

3. “We filled up and started to spin on scotch, rye, corn, straight alcohol." ("It's High Time" -- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)

4. “Entertaining vodka drinkers is a job they give to me.” ("The Hostess with the Mostes’" -- Call Me Madam)

5. "After her, I met Calypso -- who was definitely a dipso." ("They Couldn't Compare to You" -- Out of This World)

6. “No Four Roses ad discloses lips like yours.” (“You’re So Beautiful That” – Top Banana)

7. "And I was drunk on love and cheap muscatel." ("Boston Beguine” – New  Faces of 1952).

8. "With the lanterns glowing and the vino flowing and the good strong smell of mozzarella in the air." ("Spozalizio" -- The Most Happy Fella)

9. “Where Kickapoo Joy Juice we make.” (“A Typical Day” – Li’l Abner)

10. "Alexander, a creme de cacao mixed with rum." ("Napoleon" -- Jamaica)

11. "I say first, medicinal wine from a teaspoon." ("Ya Got Trouble" -- The Music Man)

12. "Milk and beer and 7-Up and Drambuie." ("Chop Suey" -- Flower Drum Song)

13. “Fill the bowl to overflowing; raise your goblets high.” (“Song of Love” – Once upon a Mattress.

14. “Should I quote you lines from Dante? Should I wine you on chianti? Are you gay?” ("How Do You Like Your Love?" -- The Nervous Set)

15. "I don't care for sherry. One cannot drink stout. And port is a wine I can well do without." ("Madiera, M'Dear" -- At the Drop of a Hat)

16. "Yet with the slam-bang tang reminiscent of gin and vermouth." ("I Believe in You" -- How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying)

17. “Cocktails for two!” / “I drink Coca-Cola!” (“Melt Us” – All American)

18. “From teacher to pupil and Michelob to Blatz.” (“Here’s Love” – Ibid.)

19. "Two children?" / "Yes, sir." / "Two TV sets?" / "Yes, sir." /
"Two martinis?" / "Yes, sir." ("Simple" -- Anyone Can Whistle)

20. "Two Old-Fashioneds in Tokyo, then dinner down in Mexico." ("Faster Than Sound" -- High Spirits)

21. "We'll raise a glass and sip a glass of schnapps in honor of the great good luck that favored you." ("To Life" -- Fiddler on the Roof)

22. "Beer and whiskey, whiskey and beer make your head start aching, make your eyes unclear." ("Gimme Some" -- Golden Boy)

23. "Drinking Cointreau with salt beef and mustard is of course gastronomically wrong." ("Things to Remember" -- The Roar of the 
Greasepaint -- the Smell of the Crowd)

24. "Make the queen of bees hot as brandy." ("Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here" -- On a Clear Day You Can See Forever)

25. "Built up quite an operation down below with the pie-eyed piper blowing." ("The Rhythm of Life" -- Sweet Charity)

26. "Vera Charles is the world's greatest lush." ("Bosom Buddies" -- Mame)

27. “I’ve been presented with a new son by the noble stork, so I am going home to celebrate and pop the cork.” (“But, Mr. Adams” – 1776)

28. "I've got a secret: I think I'm just a wee bit tight." ("Fasten Your Seat Belts" -- Applause)

29. "Dumb -- and with a weakness for Sazerac Slings." ("Have I Got a Girl for You" -- Company)

30. "Got through it stinko by my pool." ("I'm Still Here" -- Follies)

31. "Sweet cider, I guess, and cherry wine for sure." ("Dollyheart's  
Genuine Gypsy Dropsy Cure" -- The Grass Harp)

32. "What once was a rare champagne is now just an amiable 
hock." ("Liaisons" -- A Little Night Music)

33. "Do you need a broad or a good psychoanalyst? Maybe a tonic and gin?" ("Welcome to Holiday Inn" -- Seesaw)

34. "Another blast! Another shot! I'm drinking anything you got." ("Booze" -- Raisin)

35. "I wind my pocket watch. We serve white wine." ("A Bowler Hat" -- Pacific Overtures)

36. “One Pink Lady, and how it turned them on.” (“Everybody Today Is Turning On” – I Love My Wife)

37. "Serve a demitasse with a gesture so gentle -- or do it again ‘til it’s near Oriental.” ("It's an Art" -- Working)

38. "Over here, boy. How about some ale?" ("God, That's Good" -- Sweeney Todd)

39. "I chug-a-lug brews when I lose on the nags." ("One of the Boys" -- Woman of the Year)

40. " The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free." ("One Night in 
Bangkok" -- Chess)

41. “Sherry!” / “Campari!” / “Scotch whiskey!” / “Chartreuse!” / “A Cognac!” / “An Absinthe Frappé” ("We'll Take a Glass Together" -- Grand Hotel)

42. "One Joe who swore he’s single; he got me sorta crocked -- the beast." ("You Can Always Count on Me" -- City of Angels)

43. “But it didn't fix the stomach and you've drunk your final Bud.” (“Another National Anthem” – Assassins)

44. “With a drink that has umbrellas, and a novel by Jane Austen, being eyed by two young fellas who run marathons in Boston.” (“Here We Go Again” – Big)

45. "To fruits, to no absolutes, to Absolut." ("La Vie Boheme" -- Rent)

46. "She's wasted!" ("You Can Be As Loud As the Hell You Want" -- Avenue Q)

47. "This nice sincere Sancerre is French." ("Here I Am" -- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)

48. "No one glares when you do Jello shooters." ("Single" -- The Wedding Singer)

49. "Keep your eyeball on the highball." ("As We Stumble Along" -- The Drowsy Chaperone)

50. “Devil’s brew! Satan’s nectar! Soon shall you be a specter.” (“Demon Rum” – Nice Work If You Can Get It)


"She sits at the Ritz with her splits of Mumms, but then she pines for some steins with her Village chums, but with a Schlitz in her mitts down at Fitzroy's bar, she thinks of the Ritz; oh, it's so schizo." ("Uptown / Downtown" -- cut from Follies)

         — Peter Filichia


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