1. You have said, at least once (I have re-listened to most Canon episodes, so maybe just the once) that, along with horror and action, musicals are one of the three most fundamental, or pure, or whatever, forms of cinema. To you.
2. Over a year ago, you said that you "love love love" musicals. But you poo-pooed Rocky Horror. You REALLY hated on Sound of Music (while justly giving its its legacy props). And I think you mentioned somewhere that you liked West Side Story.
So what other musicals do you like? If you really do "love love love" them, maybe you could put one of them up sometime soon.
"O Brother" sorta counts, a bit, maybe. Mostly it's just a movie with an unusually strong musical element. But not really a musical.
Cabaret vs. All That Jazz would be a good musical versus.
I'm not generally a huge fan of musicals, but I try. As someone who doesn't really like them, my view may be narrow, but my favorites are Grease and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
West Side Story vs. Singing In The Rain would be a fantastic episode. I feel like across the board West Side Story is more consistent in terms of plot, characters, etc., but the highs of Singing In The Rain are incomparable ("Make em laugh" is a g*oddam masterpiece).
I'm still holding out for an episode discussing Once, my favorite film of all time. X) Also, it's a near-flawless modern musical.
West Side Story vs. Singing In The Rain, anyone?