In the Season Two premiere, Midge takes the stage for a foreign audience, while Abe and Rose find themselves in a new world. Susie experiences the repercussions of having a bad reputation in the business, as Joel regroups after quitting his job.
Did You Know?
After Midge gets off the stage in the Paris nightclub, the former New Yorker who has been acting as her translator hands her a card and says, "Here's the card for my psychiatrist who just moved from Boston to New York. He's done wonders for Sylvia Plath." Sylvia Plath was a poet and novelist, best known for her novel "The Bell Jar." She committed suicide at the age of 30 by gassing herself in her kitchen oven, after several previous, unsuccessful attempts at killing herself. See more
There are many errors in the telephone switchboard featured in this episode. First of all, it's a toll switchboard, which would only be found in a telephone company building, and not in a department store.
The switchboard has calculagraphs, used by long distance operators to time calls; and key-pulse sets instead of the rotary dials needed on an actual department store switchboard of the era. The line and trunk lamps on the switchboard are illuminated and flash in a totally unrealistic manner.
Worst of all are the large, bright, bare light bulbs suck in front of every operator. No switchboard ever had such lights; if they did, it would blind the operator to the actual indicators. See more
Praise the Lord and Pass The Ammunition
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by The Merry Macs See more