As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race. A senator comes to visit to tell the residents of Dogpatch that their town is to be used as an atomic bomb testing ground, unless they can find *something* necessary about the town. Could Mammy Yokum's Yokumberry tonic (which Abner has taken every day since he was a baby) be the key? Written by
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Did You Know?
The stage production of "Lil Abner" opened at the St. James Theater in New York on November 15, 1956 and ran for 693 performances. Edith (Edie) Adams won the 1957 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Musical for "Li'l Abner" for portraying Daisy Mae. Stubby Kaye
, Billie Hayes
, Julie Newmar
, Robert Karl
and Hope Holiday
recreated their stage roles in the movie version. See more
During Abner's and Sam's "The Country's in the Very Best of Hands" musical number, both Mayor Dogmeat and the podium he's standing behind disappear twice. See more
[about growing old and unmarried
I looked in the mirror this morning and most of my good years are gone.
I guess you're right. After all, you is pushing eighteen.
Referenced in Sweet Home Alabama
What's Good for General Bullmoose
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Howard St. John, Stella Stevens
, Ted Thurston
and uncredited male cast See more