Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Its a new medium and the rules were not fully established. Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star. When King Kaiser, the headliner wants to throw Swann off the show, Benjy makes a pitch to save his childhood hero, and is made Swann's babysitter. On top of this, a union boss doesn't care for Kaiser's parody of him and has plans to stop the show. Written by
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Did You Know?
was nominated for the 1993 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Supporting or Features Actor in a Musical for "My Favorite Year" as the larger than life actor Alan Swann. Moreover, Lainie Kazan
recreated her role from the movie and was nominated for the 1993 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Supporting or Features Actress in a Musical for the same production. See more
When Benjy and Swann are in the limo after meeting Benjy's family, the drink decanter and glass swap in Swann's hands between the first and second shot. See more
Leo, it gets me sick to think we gotta put up with some washed-up jaboni who's gonna be running around Central Park with his schlong hangin' out!
My dear fellow, what I choose to do with my schlong is my business.
[who didn't know Swann had entered
Featured in First Works
How High the Moon
Music by Morgan Lewis
Lyrics by Nancy Hamilton
Performed off-screen by Les Paul
and Mary Ford
during the opening scene
Played also as dance music at the Waldorf
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. See more