If you're like me and millions of other TV watchers, you love Glee. It's funny, heartwarming, and teaches us important life lessons... like how football players like singing, too. But the key ingredient to this show's success are the musical numbers. Without the song-and-dance numbers, Glee would just be... Bleh.
But Glee isn't the first great teen musical television show. Oh no, siree. Let's time warp back to 1987 when a show called Rags to Riches aired. I was obsessed. It was about a millionaire who adopts six girls, ages 6-15, in order to improve his harsh Donald Trump-like public image. Sound Annie-ish? Well, it is, but with more teen angst, and musical numbers set to hits of the '50s and '60s.
Watch the girls burst into song with awesome tunes like, "Get Ready," "Rockin' Robin," "Dream Lover," and "Yakety Yak." The show was canceled after two seasons -- probably the biggest travesty ever in network television. Even more of a travesty is this show is not offered on DVD. However, I found the entire pilot of Rags to Riches on YouTube in 10 sections. I highly recommend. Tell your friends about it. Then break into a musical number about how much you love it.