A Murderous Musical
Toward the end of This Is Spinal Tap, the band members talk about composing a musical based on the life of Jack the Ripper, affectionately titled Saucy Jack. Although Sweeney Todd got its debut in 1979, it was a hit, making Carrie: The Musical the heiress apparent to Saucy Jack. That musical, based on Stephen King's novel, earned a Broadway run in 1988. It lasted only five official performances before closing. If only Saucy Jack and its lyrics like "You're a naughty one, Saucy Jack/ You're a haughty one, Saucy Jack," made it to Broadway it might have gotten through four.