Forbidden Hollywood

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Forbidden Hollywood is the parody show taped live in Hollywood created by Gerard Alessandrini, who also created the ever-popular Forbidden Broadway. But instead of spoofing Broadway, FH spoofed popular films such as Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, The Wizard of Oz, and Aladdin and the songs featured in them (or else other songs in order to comment on the film). It also spoofs stars like, among others, Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves, Barbra Streisand, Ann-Margret, and Whoopi Goldberg.

In addition to the show, Alessandrini released an album to accompany it in 1995. The album was released by Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc., was recorded live in Hollywood, and features the original cast members, many of whom also have starred in Forbidden Broadway. Gerard Alessandrini wrote the "new" parody lyrics, while Phillip George (Associate director & choreographer) helped out writing many of the sketches.


Susanne Blakeslee*

Brad Ellis*

Jason Graae*

Gerry McIntyre

Christine Pedi*

  • performed in previous Forbidden Broadway shows


The numbers on the album are listed below, listing the numbers, the songs they spoof, and the original composers/lyricists.

01 Forrest Gump

Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates ("Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries", Henderson-DeSylva-Brown)

02 Forbidden Hollywood (original, Alessandrini)

03 They Shouldn't Be In Pictures ("You Oughta Be In Pictures", Suesse-Heyman)

04 Aladdin

A Disney World ("A Whole New World", Menken-Ashman)

05 Dorothy And Toto

Somewhere Under The Rainbow ("Somewhere Over The Rainbow", Arlen-Harburg)

06 Doris Day

Darling Doris Day ("Que Sera, Sera", Livingston-Evans)

07 DreamWorks Triplets ("Triplets", Schwartz-Dietz)

08 Marlene Dietrich

Falling Apart Again ("Falling In Love Again (Can't Help It)", Hollander-Lerner)

09 Hits And Bombs Sequence

Hits And Bombs ("Guys And Dolls", Loesser)

Blurry Hues ("Bali H'ai", Rodgers-Hammerstein)

Marlon Brando: You'll Know ("I'll Know", Loesser)

Louis and Barbra: Shut Up, Barbra! ("Hello, Dolly!", Herman)

10 Waterworld

I'll Blow The Budget Of Waterworld ("I'll Build A Staircase To Paradise", Gershwin-Gershwin-DeSylva)

11 Oscar Sequence

12 Tom Hanks

Gump, The Magic Movie ("Puff, The Magic Dragon", Yarrow-Lipton)

13 Rosie Perez

Mama Yo Quiero (I Want My Momma) (Jararaca-Paiva-Stillman)

14 Pulp Fiction

Make 'Em Bleed ("Make 'Em Laugh", Brown-Freed)

15 Summer Movies ("Summer Nights", Jacobs)

16 O-Todd-Ao ("Oklahoma", Rodgers-Hammerstein)

17 Sharon Stone ("Rawhide", Tiamkin-Washington)

18 Mary Poppins

Stupidcarelessfictionalnonsensicalverboseness ("Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", Sherman-Sherman)

19 Audrey Hepburn

Dub Me ("Show Me", Lerner-Lowe)

20 Bette Midler

Who's Gay In Hollywood ("Hooray for Hollywood", Whiting-Mercer)

21 Ann-Margret

Bye Bye Thirty ("Bye Bye Birdie", Strouse-Adams)

22 Liza Minnelli

Mein Film Career ("Mein Herr", Kander-Ebb)

23 Gene Kelly

My Singin' Is A Pain ("Singin' in the Rain", Brown-Freed)

24 Barbra Streisand

Most Men ("My Man (Mon Homme)", Yrain-Pollick)

25 Finale

As Time Drags By ("As Time Goes By", Hupfeld)

Casablanca Sequence (Hupfeld)

26 Bows (original, Alessandrini)

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