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Cyril and the Broadway Musical (or, Introduction on Broadway) 

The latest misfit whom Aunt Agatha has short-sightedly ordered Bertie to take under his wing is Cyril Bassington-Bassington, a young aristocrat whose mother has sent him across the Atlantic... See full summary »

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Nicholas Hewetson ...
Cyril
Greg Charles ...
Corky
Dena Davis ...
Muriel
David Crean ...
George Caffyn
Bill Bailey ...
Worple
Billy J. Mitchell ...
John Cassady ...
Prysock
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Joel Cutrara ...
Tradesman
Elaine English ...
Secretary
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The latest misfit whom Aunt Agatha has short-sightedly ordered Bertie to take under his wing is Cyril Bassington-Bassington, a young aristocrat whose mother has sent him across the Atlantic to cure him of his obsession with the theatre.It is the worse thing she could have done. Cyril goes to a Broadway show, gets involved with a chorus girl and becomes a star of the musical theatre himself touring across the States. Bertie also has to help portrait painter Corky with his love problems. Written by don @ minifie-1

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12 April 1992 (UK)  »

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On the map of the USA showing the path of Cyril's touring show, they get to Tallahassee, Florida and the next town listed is "Pensacola, Alabama". Pensacola is in Florida. See more »

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Jeeves: I am familiar with the name Bassington-Bassington, sir. There are the Shropshire Bassington-Bassingtons the Hampshire Bassington-Bassingtons and, of course, the Kent Bassington-Bassingtons.
Bertie: Ah, so, the world's pretty well stacked up on Bassington-Bassingtons then.
Jeeves: Tolerably so, sir.
Bertie: No chance of a sudden shortage, I mean, ha?
Jeeves: Presumably not, sir.
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Bertie in the Big Apple
17 August 2016 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

Definitely the best of the "New York" episodes. While Bertie is staying in his flat in Manhattan, he and Jeeves attempt to help Bertie's artist friend "Corky" Corcoran marry his fiancée over the objections of his industrialist uncle. Meanwhile, a young wastrel named Cyril Bassington Bassington shows up sent by Bertie's Aunt Agatha; Bertie must prevent Agatha from discovering that Cyril has become a bit player on Broadway.

As is often the case, the script writers have woven together several Wodehouse short stories for this episode. Having read the story "Leave It to Jeeves" upon which the "Corky" portion is based, I can testify that the story is actually handled more interestingly here. There are a lot of funny situations here, as well as great period NY settings and the feel of Broadway in the '30s. There is an elaborate Broadway-style production number, "Ask Dad," which recalls the Busby Berkeley production numbers of that period. The only misstep in the episode is the slapstick scene with the firefighters at the end, in which Aunt Agatha and another character are blasted by a fire hose. However, this is not enough to mar one of the most memorable episodes of the series.


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