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Pippin: His Life and Times (1981)

At the goading of the ominous and omnipresent Leading Player, Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, samples life's pleasures to discover his place in the world and the meaning of his life.

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A young prince named Pippin searches for meaning and purpose in his life.

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At the goading of the ominous and omnipresent Leading Player, Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, samples life's pleasures to discover his place in the world and the meaning of his life.

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The first Broadway musical to be advertised in a television commercial. See more »

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The Lead Player sings during the song "Simple Joys" that wouldn't you rather be... "a twig on a fig in Galilee." The line from the song that is supposed to be sung is "a fig on a twig in Galilee". See more »

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The leading player: Sweet summer evenings, sapphire skies, feasting your belly, feasting your eyes. Simple joys have a simple voice that says time is living's prize. And wouldn't you rather be a left-handed flea, a crab on a slab at the bottom of the sea, a newt on the root of a banyan tree, a fig on twig in Galilee, than a man who never learns how to be free?
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Referenced in The Nanny: Pishke Business (1994) See more »

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With You
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Sung by William Katt
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A young prince named Pippin tries to find "his little corner of the sky" and ends up finding out it was right in front of him the entire time.
24 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the movie was hysterical. I thought William Katt was amazing as Pippin... he has a great voice. and Ben Verene? yes. amazing. I agree though- the orgy scene- oh my goodness. way too much. but seeing as they're a Broadway company I guess they're able to do that. Two of our area high schools are planning on doing this show in the next year and I cannot imagine how they are going to be able do get it approved by the school board! its a good laugh. I suggest it to anyone over the age of 13 who isn't too squeamish. I didn't know anything about Theo's duck dying. that's sad. And the bed scene is so funny... I don't see how the production could be done without it! good luck pulling that off. all in all I think it was a challenging production that was done in a creative and classy way.


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