Sneakers Flop In Pro-Mafia Musical An investor in a pro-Mafia musical does not like the dance number entitled, Cement Sneakers. This is part of a series by Hearing Voices.
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Sneakers Flop In Pro-Mafia Musical

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Sneakers Flop In Pro-Mafia Musical

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An investor in a pro-Mafia musical does not like the dance number entitled, Cement Sneakers. This is part of a series by Hearing Voices.

ALEX CHADWICK, host:

Sarah Palin may be wearing Valentino and Prada, but this two minute noir features cement sneakers. An investor in a pro-mafia musical does not like a certain scene.

(Soundbite of noir)

Unidentified Man: OK. Back here at one. This is impossible. You can't put on a musical that's pro-mafia.

Unidentified Woman: What about "Guys and Dolls?"

Unidentified Man: That wasn't the mafia.

(Soundbite of telephone ringing)

Unidentified Woman: Hello? Oh, certainly. Mr. Ricco(ph) wants to speak with you.

Unidentified Man: Who's he?

Unidentified Woman: An investor.

Unidentified Man: Hello?

Mr. RICCO: No value family in your script.

Unidentified Man: What?

Unidentified Woman: Your script lacks family values.

Unidentified Man: Is he a Republican?

Mr. RICCO: I no like your mother.

Unidentified Man: He doesn't like my mother?

Unidentified Woman: No, the mother in your script.

Mr. RICCO: Mother sacred.

Unidentified Woman: A mother is sacred.

Mr. RICCO: Virgin.

Unidentified Man: Did he say virgin?

Mr. RICCO: Virgin Mary.

Unidentified Woman: A mother is like the Virgin Mary.

Mr. RICCO: We give people entertainment.

Unidentified Woman: We give people entertainment.

Mr. RICCO: The government no like it.

Unidentified Man: The government doesn't like entertainment?

Mr. RICCO: What is it? What is it?

Unidentified Woman: Mr. Ricco asks what is entertainment?

Unidentified Man: Plays, movies, books, TV, sports, games...

Mr. RICCO: Poker.

Unidentified Woman: Poker.

Mr. RICCO: Drugs.

Unidentified Woman: Drugs.

Mr. RICCO: Alcohol.

Unidentified Woman: Alcohol.

Mr. RICCO: Gambling.

Unidentified Woman: Gambling.

Mr. RICCO: Numbers.

Unidentified Woman: Numbers.

Mr. RICCO: Entertainment business.

Unidentified Woman: Entertainment is a business.

Unidentified Man: Yeah, right.

Mr. RICCO: Now that song.

Unidentified Woman: Now about that song...

Unidentified Man: Which song?

Mr. RICCO: Cement the sneakers.

Unidentified Man: Cement sneakers.

Mr. RICCO: It's funny.

Unidentified Woman: It's funny.

Mr. RICCO: But no tap dance.

Unidentified Man: No tap dancing?

Mr. RICCO: No, no tap dance.

Unidentified Man: Why not?

Mr. RICCO: Cement sneakers, no.

Unidentified Man: Tap dancing with cement sneakers. That's funny.

Mr. RICCO: No, no, not so funny.

Unidentified Man: I think it's funny.

Mr. RICCO: You? You find it's not so funny.

Unidentified Man: What is he saying?

Unidentified Woman: Mr. Ricco is saying, you will find it's not so funny.

Unidentified Man: Oh.

Mr. RICCO: No tap dance?

Unidentified Man: Right.

CHADWICK: That's a two minute noir, a regular Day To Day feature. That one produced by Thomas Lopez. It comes to us from the new NPR series Hearing Voices.

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