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Three Minute Superman Musical Is Still Two Minutes Too Long


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Beaming to you live from 1975, it's Superman The TV Minute Musical! With cast members like Lesley Warren and Loretta Swit you may be asking yourself "How can such an epic production go so horribly wrong?"

The answer is quite simple-hire a goofy looking guy who needs to hit the gym more than once a month to play Superman. then make it a musical with ridiculously bad lines. Thankfully, Everything Is Terrible has condensed this train wreck of a TV musical into three minutes of hilarity, so you can get the point without suffering from any long term side effects.

Link  --via Comics Alliance

There was a revival of “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman!” in Dallas in 2010. While keeping most of the original songs and adding a few more - some that had been dropped from the original production, some written just for that performance -- the book was completely rewritten by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. I have to believe the improved result was the reason Roberto was called in to help salvage "Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark".
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I've watched the entire show, and it really killed the musical. The original broadway musical (1966) was entitled: "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!" (see http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=3137)

It starred Bob Holiday as Superman and Jack Cassidy as the bad guy, Max Mencken. The music was really fun and really well done. Unfortunately, the TV version, besides having really bad casting, also "updated" the music to be more hip. Thus, really killing it.
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