NY Times Imagines '60 Minutes: The Musical'

New York Times TV critic Neil Genzlinger was half-serious on Monday about which network TV show would next try a musical episode, a la “Scrubs” or “Grey’s Anatomy.” The USA program “Psych” drew his praise for trying it on Sunday.

The first possibility on his list was “NCIS” on CBS, since “Fans of this CBS hit have been talking about this possibility for years, since almost everyone in the cast has a musical background.” But then he grew silly at the idea of a musical episode of “60 Minutes”:  

‘60 MINUTES’ Obviously, this boring crew would need help pulling off a musical episode. The solution would be to recruit as collaborators some performers Morley Safer interviewed more than 30 years ago: the Muppets. Because “Fozzie” is practically the only thing that rhymes with “Benghazi.”

His other serious idea was “The Crazy Ones” on CBS, which is too new for the schtick:

One of its stars, Robin Williams, is known to children and former children everywhere for his bombastic singing on “Friend Like Me” and “Prince Ali” from the animated film “Aladdin.” The other, Sarah Michelle Gellar, was at the center of one of the best musical offerings ever, “Once More, With Feeling,” a 2001 episode of her series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis