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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 12/1/21

rtt80s trivia

Question: In the sitcom Perfect Strangers, what was Balki’s catch phrase?

Last Question: Which Tony Award-winning musical started out in 1980 as a French language musical before it was adapted to English and became a smash hit in England in 1985 then did the same in the US in 1987?

Answer: Les Misérables


30 Day Song Challenge: Day 14 – A Song That No One Would Expect You to Love

“Master of the House” from Les Miserables

On this blog, I have mentioned a lot of music that I love – everything from rap, to pop, to rock, to heavy metal. So, I’ll throw a little twist in here. My wife and I have season tickets to the local Performing Art Center, and Les Miserables is one of our favorites. I like some musicals a lot, but there are others that are extremely horrible. I don’t like any of the old ones like Oklahoma or The Music Man.
And there’s another ’80s musical that was the worst torture that I ever experienced in my life – Cats. How that stayed on Broadway so long, I’ll never know.
Les Miserables, on the other hand, was great. The music was powerful. There were actually action scenes too! Jean Valjean was on the run from the law. This takes place during the French Revolution, so there were battle scenes also. Of course there was a love story. The story could be pretty dark, but it also had comedy. Here is an example of that, with one of the most memorable songs of the show.

The actual song starts at around 56 seconds: