Ann's father is at home on a Saturday night, which should be the busiest night at the restaurant. Lew's talk about retirement further shocks Ann since the restaurant is his life. Ann and Donald go to the restaurant to speak to Lew's longtime maitre d' Harry to see if anything is the matter with Lew. What they find out is that the restaurant is nearly empty, a situation that has been in existence for the past half year, while one of their rivals, Tony's, which doesn't have nearly the quality of food as La Parisienne, has to turn customers away. It's because Tony's has a hip, young vibe punctuated by the live rock music, as opposed to the staid saxophone/accordion combo playing at La Parisienne. Ann wants to try and help her father by convincing him to update La Parisienne by hiring a rock combo of his own, but she wants for him to think it was his own idea. With advice from Donald and Ann on the specific group, Lew does hire the Blue Boys, the least offensive group to his own ...
Did You Know?
Mr. Marie's Nehru jacket was a popular style of clothing in the pop scene in the U.S. and U.K. of the late 1960s. The style was modeled on the achkan or sherwani, which was worn by and popularly associated with, hence named for, Jawaharlal Nehru
, the 1st Prime Minister of an independent India (1947-64). See more
Lyrics by Sam Denoff
Music by Earle Hagen
Performed by Chorus See more