Randy Rainbow is back today with a tribute to Dr. Anthony Fauci set to the tune of Gee, Officer Krupke from the classic musical, West Side Story.
Some history on the song from Slate:
When Stephen Sondheim was writing the lyrics for “Gee, Officer Krupke,” to be sung in the 1957 musical West Side Story, he was hoping to be the first person to use a serious four-letter obscenity in a Broadway show: “Gee, Officer Krupke—Fuck you!”
This did not come to pass. Columbia Records balked because obscenity laws would prohibit the recording from being shipped over state lines. In the end, the line was changed to “Krup you!”—Sondheim has since maintained that it may be the best lyric line in the show.