Mr. Monotony and Get Happy

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Judy Garland’s dance number for Mr. Monotony, a song written for her character in Easter Parade (1948) by Irving Berlin, was cut from the film because it was deemed too risque and jazzy for a film set in 1910. The half-tuxedo outfit Garland wears in this number is very similar to the one she’d wear in the “Get Happy” number of Summer Stock a couple of years later. The cut number surfaced many years later in That’s Entertainment! III (1994).

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Get Happy (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)

1. Summer Stock (1950)

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2. Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand – medley “Get Happy” / “Happy Days Are Here Again”; from Episode #9 of The Judy Garland Show, taped October 4, 1963

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3. Performed by JG on Episode #25 of “The Judy Garland Show,” taped March 6, 1964

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  1. musicdoc1
    Jan 12, 2021 @ 02:28:26

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