Video Show: Thoroughly Manly Musicals

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In the series Thoroughly Manly Musicals, your host Stan Ferguson explores the fabulous world of movie musicals! Why? Because he’s man enough to take it.

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VIDEO: Moulin Rouge (2001)

“Stan returns from the dead with a whole new manly musical: Moulin Rouge, the Orphean tale of a young chump and his sexy lady of the evening. Does this classic love story have what it takes to win Stan over? Can Stan resist the charms of adult contemporary songs sung by beautiful actors and the guy from Harry Potter 6? Does Stan feel like an idiot writing these things in the third person? The answer to all these questions—save the last—can be found inside the video thing below, and all it takes is one click of your mouse!”

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VIDEO: Mamma Mia! (2008)

“Here we go again with another Thoroughly Manly Musical! In this episode, Super trooper Stan takes a chance on the ABBA musical nobody asked for, and finds something that was clearly only made for money, money, money. Will Stan request an SOS, or will the experience bring out his inner dancing queen? Who cares? After spending this much time coming up with stupid ABBA references, we’re pretty sure he’s going to kill himself anyway.”

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VIDEO: Tommy (1975)

“Stan looks at Tommy, the 1975 musical based on the Who’s rock opera about a deaf, dumb blind kid who sure plays a mean pinball. Directed by Ken Russell (who apparently hates epileptics), the movie stars Ann-Margret (who shows off some impressive eye acting), a creepy, tone-deaf Oliver Reed, and Roger Daltrey as Tommy, who’s got a fever, and the only cure is more pinball!”