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Judy With A "J"

by Kim February 26, 2001
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

In the cafeteria, Judy tells Mickey Rooney that she can't stand to watch the dailies, because she thinks she looks so fat. Mickey tells her that the studio honchos must be happy with the dailies, because MGM just bought Babes In Arms for the two of them. Mickey says that he's done three movies waiting for Judy to finish this one. Judy wonders where he gets his energy. Mickey mimes popping pills, and says that it's just like vaudeville. A waitress (who is dressed more like a nurse for some reason) brings over a full plate of food for Mickey and a bowl of gross brown soup for Judy. Mickey protests that Judy is having the same as him, but the waitress / nurse says that it's "orders from upstairs," and walks away. Judy asks Mickey if he ever wonders what he'd be doing if he wasn't there. Mickey says he's never had a normal life, so he doesn't know what it is. Judy says that she has "Property of MGM" stamped on her "rear end." Mickey giggles for like half a second and I still hate him as he takes a big bite of his sandwich.

We see a faux-trailer for The Wizard of Oz that talks about how it's "breaking attendance records," and that "little Judy Garland" is getting more mail than anyone else at MGM, including Mickey Rooney. The announcer says that wherever Mickey and Judy make a personal appearance, "the Garbo and Gable of Hollywood High are mobbed by their adoring fans."

Mickey and Judy sing on a stage in front of an audience. Well, Judy sings "Good Morning! Good Morning!" while Mickey runs around and winks at the audience. Also, Judy is wearing another fugdora. Oh, Mickey got to sing a verse. Yeah, good idea to have him just dance around instead and let Judy sing. The song ends and they run offstage. Judy tells Mickey to wait, and she looks all sweaty and faint. He tells her that they don't have time, and says that this weekend they will have eight shows per day instead of seven, "just like [they're] on vaudeville again!" As they run back out on stage, Judy comments that she just remembered that she hated vaudeville. The audience cheers wildly.

Mickey enters Judy's dressing room to get her for the next show. She's just downing some pills, and starts talking about all the food she'd like to eat as they walk to the wings. Mickey says that all he wants is what they're doing right now. Judy stops him from going onstage because she's not ready yet. Mickey tells her to "just hold onto [him] whatever you do." Judy smiles and they walk out on stage. Okay, so Mickey doesn't always suck. Just ninety percent of the time.

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Judy With A "J"

by Kim February 26, 2001
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows In the cafeteria, Judy tells Mickey Rooney that she can't stand to watch the dailies, because she thinks she looks so fat. Mickey tells her that the studio honchos must be happy with the dailies, because MGM just bought Babes In Arms for the two of them. Mickey says that he's done three movies waiting for Judy to finish this one. Judy wonders where he gets his energy. Mickey mimes popping pills, and says that it's just like vaudeville. A waitress (who is dressed more like a nurse for some reason) brings over a full plate of food for Mickey and a bowl of gross brown soup for Judy. Mickey protests that Judy is having the same as him, but the waitress / nurse says that it's "orders from upstairs," and walks away. Judy asks Mickey if he ever wonders what he'd be doing if he wasn't there. Mickey says he's never had a normal life, so he doesn't know what it is. Judy says that she has "Property of MGM" stamped on her "rear end." Mickey giggles for like half a second and I still hate him as he takes a big bite of his sandwich. We see a faux-trailer for The Wizard of Oz that talks about how it's "breaking attendance records," and that "little Judy Garland" is getting more mail than anyone else at MGM, including Mickey Rooney. The announcer says that wherever Mickey and Judy make a personal appearance, "the Garbo and Gable of Hollywood High are mobbed by their adoring fans." Mickey and Judy sing on a stage in front of an audience. Well, Judy sings "Good Morning! Good Morning!" while Mickey runs around and winks at the audience. Also, Judy is wearing another fugdora. Oh, Mickey got to sing a verse. Yeah, good idea to have him just dance around instead and let Judy sing. The song ends and they run offstage. Judy tells Mickey to wait, and she looks all sweaty and faint. He tells her that they don't have time, and says that this weekend they will have eight shows per day instead of seven, "just like [they're] on vaudeville again!" As they run back out on stage, Judy comments that she just remembered that she hated vaudeville. The audience cheers wildly. Mickey enters Judy's dressing room to get her for the next show. She's just downing some pills, and starts talking about all the food she'd like to eat as they walk to the wings. Mickey says that all he wants is what they're doing right now. Judy stops him from going onstage because she's not ready yet. Mickey tells her to "just hold onto [him] whatever you do." Judy smiles and they walk out on stage. Okay, so Mickey doesn't always suck. Just ninety percent of the time.

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