Sneakers Flop In Pro-Mafia Musical
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.