Points to make after seeing Boop! (World Premiere at the CIBC Theatre in Chicago.)
- Bad musical: Nick and Nora. When Dashiell Hammett wrote The Thin Man, it was innovative - a tough detective who was happily married to a wealthy wife. Never argued; they bantered, with an occasional dip into disagreement. Let's do a musical about their marital problems.
- Bad musical: The Addams Family. The happiest, most well-adjusted family in TV/movie history. Let's do a musical about how dysfunctional they are; Gomez is henpecked and Morticia is a paranoid bitch. That'll be fun.
- And... Boop! The cartoon symbol of fun-loving, enthusiastic Pre-Code sexuality. Let's do a musical where she is Unfulfilled and must become the Role Model of Female Empowerment for All Women Everywhere.