Turner airs "the best damn musical!" this evening. Can't wait. It is possibly my all-time favorite film (as anyone who follows this site surely already knows). Two items on my wish list, however.
First, I hope that Robert (or Ben, or whoever introduces "Gypsy" tonight) doesn’t remind us for the 1,438th time that the role of Madam Rose was written for Ethel Merman. (We know already. Besides, Roz rules.) And, two, that the character isn't referred to - for the 1,439th time - as "Mama Rose." She isn't called that in either the play or the film (as author Arthur Laurents kept reminding people). She's called Rose, Madam Rose and Mama.
But never Mama Rose. Never. That said, bring on Caroline!