Sunday, March 16, 2014

211 Quiz Answer

 
Guys and Dolls is a musical based on stories by Damon Runyon.  “Fugue for Tinhorns” is a great song from the musical.  It’s a perfect classical music fugue, worthy of Johann Sebastian B. himself, all devoted to some small-time gamblers trying to figure out which horse to bet on.
 
(Also for Three Word Wednesday and ABC Wednesday: "J" is for "Jiminy C")
 
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I wrote the following scenelet, thinking I might enlist your help in coming up with the name of a well-known musical.  What’s its name?

“Are you talking about Jiminy C?  He had some trouble with a hoof; they thought they might have to operate.”

“Naw, it turned out to be nothing.  He’ll be racing today.”

“Well, if he does I got an authentic inside tip.”

“Yeah, we know about your inside tips.”

“This one’s a winner.  You know it rained, it poured, all last night.  And that means the track today is loaded with pure, undiluted mud.”

“H’mm.  You may have something.  From what I heard he’s supposed to do well on a muddy track.”

“This is my inside tip.  I got it because the jockey’s brother is a friend of mine.  This nag doesn’t just ‘do well’ on a muddy track, he loves mud!”

“And how would they know that?”

“Because they see how he reacts when he realizes he’s going to get to go out and splash about in a real muddy mess.  His phobia is actually a dry track.  And the mud means he enjoys himself so much that he takes almost ten seconds off his usual time for ten furlongs.”

“Wow.   And the morning line has Jiminy C figured at five to nine.”

“Right.  Which shows how little they understand the difference today’s muddy track is going to make for this race. “

“I take back what I said about your inside tips.  This is great.  I’ll lay down some real dough on this one.  I’m going to march up to that window and say, ‘I got the horse right here!’”

33 comments:

Dana Dampier said...

I have no clue what musical your referring too, but it sounds very interesting!

Kathe W. said...

Disney's Pinocchio? Doo dah doo dah!

The Blog of Bee said...

It has to be Guys and Dolls!

Berowne said...

Bee of the Blog of the Same Name is the first to give us the right answer.

Helen said...

Guys and Dolls?

The Blog of Bee said...

I'm a betting gal!

Berowne said...

Helen has also joined us with the correct answer.

Helena said...

The only musical I can think of is Pygmalion and I've not seen that for donkey's!

Roger Owen Green said...

Didn't know it until "I've got the horse right here." Sounds like Nathan Detroit's words! When I was a kid, my father did set design for a local theater company doing Guys and Dolls.

naturgesetz said...

There's one I know about with horse racing in it. I'm pretty sure it's "Guys and Dolls."

naturgesetz said...

There's one I know about with horse racing in it. I'm pretty sure it's "Guys and Dolls."

Berowne said...

Two more "winners": Roger Owen Green and naturgesetz have the right answer.

Other Mary said...

Oh Berowne - no idea.

Stafford Ray said...

Love musicals, bad at riddles. But I would have to guess Guys and Dolls.

Berowne said...

Stafford Ray made a guess, and a good one it was; he came up with the right answer.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

"Guys and Dolls." The final line is a sweet delight! Thanks, Amy

Berowne said...

Sharp Little Pencil, as I knew she would, has the correct answer.

Leslie: said...

I bet it's "Guys and Dolls."

Berowne said...

Leslie has also joined us with the right answer.

Kate said...

The War Horse?

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh Mr B I have no idea...My Fair Lady? sheesh.

uberrhund said...

Guys and Dolls! "I got the horse right here, his name is Paul Revere!"
Fun quiz, thanks for doing this every week I know I enjoy the heck out of your posts!

Berowne said...

Latest with the right answer: uberrhund.

oldegg said...

A musical with a horse race? Could it be "My Fair Lady"?

Altonian said...

His name is Paul Revere!
Can do! Can do!
I hope I don't 'rock the boat' when I say this is:
Guys and Dolls.

Gerry @Strummed Words said...

I can't guess. Unless it's My Fair Lady and the horse races in that film.

Nabanita said...

I have no idea what musical you are talking about but I found it interesting :)

Sheilagh Lee said...

I haven't a clue

Berowne said...

Altonian is the latest to cough up the correct answer.

Berowne said...

Uberrhund: "I know I enjoy the heck out of your posts!"
Wonderful. I know I enjoy the heck out of your comments!

Janet Aldrich said...

I didn't get to see your quiz, but your scenelet feels right on. Nice job!

Berowne said...

Janet, if you saw the scenelet you saw the quiz. Join us next week.

Karen S. said...

Shucks, I played late this week, so I didn't get to respond with an answer! See you next quiz!

 
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