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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Fact of the Day #14

Bear with me. This one is a doozy.

I come from a family of five: my dad, my mom, my younger sister, my older brother, and me. My dad is Anthony and is a doctor, my mom is Patricia (and is also a doctor, but that's incidental to what I'm about to tell you), my sister is Tessa, I am Felicia. My brother's name isn't important. But it's Marcus, in case you wanted to know. That's the setup.

Here's the payoff:

Tessa (younger sis) and I basically memorized the score of WICKED growing up. In a moment of desperation and extreme boredom (second only to the time we spent nine days in the back of a van while touring Ireland's hypnotically underwhelming scenery, and so composed a 38-song medley that, to this day, we can recite from memory) we came up with a delightful familial homage by changing the lyrics to the following section of "No Good Deed":

"Nessa...Dr. Dillamond....Fiyero...FIYEEEEEROOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!" (You know which part I'm talking about? Of course you do.)

Okay, those are the real lyrics. Here is our patented, Ricci-tastic version:

"Tessa....Dr. Anthony....Patricia....FELIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICIAAAAAAAA!!!!!!" (Implicit is that it's older bro Marcus (not mentioned) who is singing.)

And that, my friends, is not really a Fact of the Day so much as another piece in the How Did Felicia Get to Be This Way puzzle.  Let's never speak of this again.

19 comments:

  1. Oh my Felicia! You never cease to make me laugh! I had to read that twice to catch onto it. But cute! LOL No audio of this, huh? ;)

    PS: Your brother looks so "nice" in that picture! ;)

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  2. Ah, thanks for another post to entertain me while I'm bored to death at work.

    Do you ever catch yourself almost accidentally singing the wrong words? :-p

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  3. I've heard the 38-song medley. It is truly epic.

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  4. ohmann. i laughed at the lyric change- you & your family is so cool. XD

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  5. I actually had the fortune of meeting your family. They were sitting in front of my family and I on May 22nd when you went on as Elphaba. They are very nice and your father introduced me to you and i got a picture and you signed the my playbill and it is now framed with my ticket and on the wall of my bedroom. I hope to see Wicked again before it leaves San Fransisco and I hope that you are playing Elphaba again when i see it. Good luck in the future and i hope that you find a musical that has a roll perfect for you.

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  6. Rebecca RosenbergAugust 7, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    Felicia, that made me laugh so hard. Gotta love the Ricci fam.

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  7. Perhaps the fact that Dad sings a mean falsetto rendition of Mother Superior's "Climb Every Mountain" from "The Sound of Music" and would coax the children to awaken on school mornings by singing "Get up, get up, get up and go to school.." (to the tune of the prologue from Les Miserables) provided a musical comedy home atmosphere which fostered the little ones to pursue careers in the arts.
    "Patricia"

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  8. Thanks for writing another hilarious blog post, Felicia. I actually spoke to your father briefly after your matinee show on May 22nd. He was surprised about how cold SF was in May and I mentioned Mark Twain's quote about his coldest winter was summer in San Francisco LOL.

    Your Mom's comment above about how your Dad woke you up for school also made me laugh. I love Les Miserables, so maybe I'll try this on my kids after summer vacation. I'm not sure Anthony and Alex (my boys) will appreciate it though...

    BTW, as the firstborn son in my family, I think your brother looks perfectly reasonable in that photo :-)

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  9. Awesome, Felicia! I guess this explains everything about you (almost)... hahaha!

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  10. Crack! Pure crack! If you could process this, in an FDA approved way, you could sell it and make people happy all over the world. You'd be rich and would only have to sing when you wanted to (and for your fans who would meet you in NYC on a regular basis to praise your talents).

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  11. that is too funny, felicia! no wonder you seem to be such a wonderful person, inside and out! it's because you seem to have such a great family! you're blessed! wicked was obviously meant to be, since childhood! :)
    thanks for the great felicia-fact!

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  12. Abs LOVE your blog Felicia....but am very sad (being an irish girl with an immense love for my country...including culture, music, dancing, language, scenery and bad weather) that you find Ireland's scenery underwhelming....I LIVE here constantly and am always amazed by the beautiful green fertile fields, the mountains, the deciduous trees and its fantastic bogs! Come back and find your love for Ireland.....btw adored the whole changing of the lyrics thing :D

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  13. That is an amazing fact and it's so funny that you are now Elphaba and singing that same song!

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  14. Hey saw you in Wicked this afternoon and you were awesome! Ive seen the show a few times and you are by far the best Elphaba Ive ever seen.

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  15. you're the funniest girl..keep blogging!

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  16. Very much enjoy your blog! Love the Wicked facts. Saw you this past Sunday afternoon show. My 3rd time seeing the show, all with different casts. Just wanted to say that you were awesome! Your Elphaba was perfect! Thanks!

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  17. I love this post! Also, I haven't seen Tessa since... um, man-- "Annie?" So it's great to see what a lovely young lady she's grown into! Also, love the pic-- oh, Marcus trying to kill people. Delightful. ;)

    Esme

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  18. Oh my Oz, that's hilarious! I love changing the words to Wicked songs. It's just so much fun!

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