The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game ★★★★

Among Doris Day vehicles, this one had a particularly deranged quality that made up for the barebones story and intrigue. Everything is played with a startling level of energy, every song has it's own insane twist, and oftentimes there are just a few lines of dialogue squeezed in before the next jaw-dropping musical set piece. Even the slower songs were twisted, like Sid singing a duet with his dictation machine, the absurdity elevated by the heartfelt tone. Together with the primary color palette, it felt at times as if the cartoonists at Warner were in charge of this one.