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[ # ] What is, Jeopardy taught me something new about West Side Story?
November 23rd, 2022 under Jeopardy

Jeopardy is an educational show, and you are bound to learn something new if you watch it.

Case in point, yesterday, for the Final Jeopardy round Ken Jennings asked the contestants this Musical Theater answer, “The pair at the center of tumult in this long-running show were originally to be a Jewish girl and a Catholic Boy.”

My first thought was Fiddler on the Roof, but Chava falls for a non-Jewish man. So it can’t be that show. And then a lightbulb goes off in my head, and in a New York Jewish accent, I said aloud to myself, “West Side Story.” And I was correct.

Now, I want to see that version of the musical. Not that there is anything wrong with the one we saw with the Jets vs the Sharks. But the music would be so different. Oy, it would be so much different. Plus, it would be fun to see Barbara Streisand and Bette Middler fight for the lead role that will go to Rita Moreno.

One last note, I is smarter than Jennings, who didn’t know that Fiddler already had a mixed marriage. If I were a rich girl…

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