Peter Pan

We don’t know how the hell we were — until just this moment — unaware of tonight’s…mmm…what would you call this: event? But we were – Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in Peter Pan?

Performed as a musical. And live, to boot.

Holy ticking crocodile, Batman!

This has the possibility of being the campiest thing on TV since…well, Batman.

The Astas have already claimed the TV at that time – Peter Pan is a longtime favorite; they were smitten by Williams (and aghast at Hoffman) in Hook, and of course have seen the Disney animated version 1 several times.

In any event that’s all by the way; what really took our interest was the fact that this production is a musical. Which means there will be singing and, one presumes, dancing. Which should be fun – Walken was a noted hoofer long before people were drawn to his readings. Now in his early 70s we doubt he will be up to reprising his Fat Boy Slim vid 2, much less his earlier work, but combined with his unique style, this ought to be really amusing. You should definitely tape 3 this baby.

For those of you who’ve not had a chance to watch Walken dance, we give you Tom The Pimp wooing recruiting the ever delectable Ms Peters…

Peter Pan

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  1. I still have a hard time believing it was done in the 50s.
  2. At least not “live.”
  3. Yes, I said tape; it’s not your grandpa’s term. It’s short, sweet, to the point and not anywhere near as ungainly as saying “Yeah, I DVR’d the game yesterday.” Really? Did you hurt yourself doing that?

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