As an in-joke, one of the songs Norton plays on the piano is the theme to The Jackie Gleason Show
. It is the song that he warns Ralph is "..from a long ways back", and Ralph puzzles over until interrupted by the front door opening. See more
When Ralph guesses "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" as the song Norton is playing, he mentions that it was written for "a picture called 42nd Street back in 1932". The film version of 42nd Street (based on the Broadway musical) was released in 1933, not 1932. See more
Let's say you know all there is to know about popular songs. There's just one thing that you're overlooking, Ralph: You're going on a television show, a big television show. Millions of people are gonna be looking at you, and big money at stake. Why, you're liable to get nervous and forget what you do know. Any person can do that.
Are you kidding? I'm at my best when I'm under pressure.
Oh, that's right, I forgot. You're always calm. You have to be, in the kind of work you do. You're ...
"Too Marvelous for Words"
Music by Richard A. Whiting See more