[Every Monday, I'm going to be counting down my 52 favorite musical numbers from musical movies and TV shows. I might not like the full movie/show, but the number makes the list for various reasons: 1) I have to like the song, 2) the visual of how the number is performed is most likely unique or fun, 3) both song and visual mixes well to create an exciting or powerful number. So let's get to the next on the list.]
I'm apparently one of the few people who have seen this movie, but it's a pretty funny flick. Based on a film from the 30s about the negative effects of weed (like raucous piano playing and wild parties) called Tell Your Children which was then turned into an Off-Broadway Musical, this film obviously takes itself from the stage play version. The movie is a total hoot with some really catchy musical numbers. This one isn't my favorite (that'll come later), but it's up there--not because of catchy-ness, in this case (there's a lot of bouncing back and forth between talking and singing), but because of the wackiness. Warning: Spoilers in the video, since this song takes place near the end of the film. So here, ladies and gents, is "Murder" from Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical.