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Scrooged: A Dark Musicals Holiday Novella | Laura DeLuca
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Stan Hope never cared much for his son-in-law--Justyn Patko.His black clothes and body piercings were bad enough, but the ridiculous notion of dragging Rebecca off to Broadway with a new baby on the way pushes Stan over the edge. How much can a father take?After losing his cool at a holiday party, Stan gets a visit from three unexpected spirits. Can they help to change his close-minded ways?
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kezzlou85 I liked the modern setting and giving him a job in an industry that's more recognizable to us all. Made it a bit more relevant 2mo
sblbooks I'm old school, I prefer to stay true to the original. 2mo
Laughterhp It was an interesting take, but I prefer the original. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @kezzlou85 @sblbooks @laughterhp I grew up with this version, and the George C scott version (I think I have that right), and every year when stateside or close by my grandmother would have me take her to what ever version was playing at the school theater. This was always funny, while others felt boring and drawn out. 2mo
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bullbunny To make it more personable, because the younger brother figure always looks up to the older brother. So in turn if they had such a great relationship. The older brother would want to not be a burden to his younger brother, once they realize what needs to change. 2mo
kezzlou85 I think it added depth to his character. He was an only child for so long then along came this brother. It also shows why his brother keeps trying every year. 2mo
sblbooks Not sure, Bill Murray's character was much younger than the original Ebenezer, so a nephew would have been too young probably. 2mo
Laughterhp I think it made it more personal of a story. I agree with @sblbooks Scrooge was much younger in this and in the modern world I don‘t think a nephew would try so hard to get an uncle into the Christmas spirit. 2mo
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sblbooks He seems like a cross between a bad Bob Cratchit and the portly gentleman. Grace is the good version of cratchit. 2mo
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bullbunny Probably the ghost of Christmas future. Wasn't a talker ever. And always a dark ominous thing 2mo
kezzlou85 Definitely the ghost of christmas future. He was still the dark and slightly creepy character. 2mo
sblbooks I agree, the Ghost of Christmas future. 2mo
Laughterhp Definitely the ghost of Christmas future. I couldn‘t stand the present ghost. 2mo
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bullbunny The cab driver was fun. Definitely a favorite. Hmm I guess his boss 2mo
kezzlou85 @bullbunny I agree the cab driver was hilarious. I really liked his brother too. As for worst possibly the guy sent in to help/replace him. 2mo
sblbooks Favorite character is Grace, least favorite is Frank. 2mo
Laughterhp Least favorite was the ghost of Christmas present. Favorite, his assistant I guess. 2mo
LibrarianRyan My favorite character is the ghost of christmas present (sorry @laughterhp). I just love that actress, and I laugh every time the toaster come outs. But I also have a soft spot for Bobcat Goldwaith. Least fav is the guy set to replace him. 2mo
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sblbooks I'm not sure if this question means only including pets in A Christmas Carol? Tiny Tim could have a pet dog, or the portly gentleman could raise money for the Humane Society or something like that 2mo
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bullbunny All I can think of is I Love Lucy 2mo
sblbooks The Golden Girls 2mo
LibrarianRyan @bullbunny Maybe if Mckinon from SNL played lucy, it could work. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @sblbooks It would be interesting to get what is left of the original cast together and do a live show. I'm not sure I would want a new cast though. 2mo
LibrarianRyan I would love to see them do Wicked the Musical. But they would need the crew that did the Wiz. That is by far the best any of them have been done. And they used a new person for the most important part. Or maybe Phantom, or even Annie. @bullbunny @sblbooks 2mo
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Okay #teamelectricsex. I know I‘m cutting this #winter games a bit close but you have New Year‘s Day to get these answered since I posted them before midnight. 10 points each answer.

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Laughterhp Honestly, this modernization was awful. It could honestly just replay the muppets one over and over again and it would be a great movie. 2mo
bullbunny Probably change it to a selfish girl in her late teens or twenties. That needs a reminder that being selfish isn't the best thing. In Hope's of changing them, they find ways to change other's like them. So they don't experience the same fate 2mo
sblbooks @Laughterhp I'm with you. I probably wouldn't do a modernization, I don't like those as well. I would like to tell the original story, but focus on another characters perspective. For example, from Bob Cratchit or Tiny Tim's point of view. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @bullbunny That could be interesting. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @sblbooks Tiny tims version could be interesting. I think I would go for a Hallmark style movie about a mom who lost is sick of christmas because of her kids @bullbunny, @laughterHP 2mo
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