Which I assume references Always take a girl named Daisy (’cause daisies won’t tell). Poor Dan has to go to school in soiled ill-fitting clothes and bandages).
But she insists that he look after all the kids while she takes off and returns home. When Dan gets to school, all the educational equipment is gone.
Amy Joubert runs into Crawley with her field trip (The Met is crowded today).
Amy is delighted that Crawley is “patronizing the arts” and even more that he’s asking Bast to do a commission for him. She replies “There’s nothing I can do until all this with Lucien is settled and I can..,” and in another great play with names, he replies, “This Joubert you mean, yes.” [Crawley, it is her name too…] (307).
As she walks into the room in an unsubtly sexual way: “in erect silhouette against the flaccid shadows beyond” (310) she sees that her husband is home. Vogel bought it for at the thrift store (he even found a condom in the back pocket).
Bast barely says anything but JR is on a roll: he got him the briefcase and that alarm clock (which runs backwards) and the business cards (which Simon pointed out I’ve been missing the typo on) and “I’ll call up that Virginia and fix it up where you get her to take telephone calls at the cafet…” (302).
JR is also going on about the kind of massive tax breaks he (and Bast) will be able to declare.
The melody is simple and poppy, but the vocals are, if not sped up, then crazily falsettoed.
And the repeated refrain of “push the little daisies and make em come up” is, if not annoying, certainly infectious (in many senses of the word).
As the bus pulls out we learn that Ann di Cephalis took the kids to the basketball game that Vogel was supposed to go to (HA! And a refrain of “maybe she enjoyed the basketball” runs through his head until they get back and Ann is there. Turns out Nora took all his suits to the Thrift Store for her Brownie points.