Wise: Hi, Werth.
Wise: You bet I am.
Werth: Wh-what? Is Martha Stewart performing in the halftime show?
Werth: So will you be watching the game or just the buffet?
Werth: Only you could bring together the two disparate worlds of football and Judy Garland.
Wise: Pigskin stars Stuart Erwin, Patsy Kelly and Jack Haley, while Judy received ninth billing below the title. She was only fourteen when she made the movie and had been under contract to MGM for years, but no matter how much the top brass at Metro respected her enormous voice, they had no idea what to do with her. So when Fox asked to borrow her to play the kid sister to the hillbilly who turns out to be the football team’s only chance to win the big game against Yale, they let her go.
Werth: And Judy scores a touchdown!
Werth: But she’s kind of stuck in the Kansas hayseed role.
Wise: This I gotta hear.
Wise: Flash as in Flash Gordon?
Wise: I’m not sensing as much testosterone as I am plain, run-of-the-mill geekiness.
Wise: Perhaps. But that still doesn’t explain why you like it.
Wise: It all makes sense now.
Wise: I think you lost the red-blooded males.
Wise: So this year, it sounds like we’re less interested in whether the Steelers or the Packers win, but who comes out in a Judy vs. Flash scrimmage.
Werth: Hard to say, but I predict our Superbowl Sunday will go into camp overtime.