As a native Oklahoman, I felt compelled to “borrow” this wonderful parody from blooper0223 over at Serenity is a fuzzy belly. This is one talented family!
Previously it had not occurred to me that Oklahoma! first opened on Broadway in 1943, just 8 days before I was born. But I was born in Kansas City, so that probably isn’t relevant. The movie Oklahoma! opened in 1955, which was my first exposure beyond hearing my parents croon “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” on occasion.
“Oklahoma!,” by Rogers and Hammerstein, became the official Oklahoma state song in 1953.