sheepshead races

reasons why newsies 1992 is Superior

  • the beginning monologue!! showing all the newsies in the bed!! and sleepin on the statue!!!!!! it captured the essence of the time period and like….being a small lil newsie who had to find a place to sleep every night way better imo
  • young newsies!!! so many of the newsies were Small n i loved tht
  • jack n david’s #iconic meeting
  • the entire jacobs family……….i love them!!!!
  • the Tie Pull jack does
  • jack kelly Actually being a cowboy with the bandana and hat and all. and the nickname. would make the line “cowboy or convict” in the bottom line reprise make more sense……..
  • JACK STEALS A HORSE!!!!! 
  • everyone is terrified of spot conlon but he’s a tiny scrawny little fucker? i love him
  • racetrack actually gets the “permanent box at the sheepshead races” line in kony which is. yknow. the origin of his name
  • BUMLETS SPINNIN ON THE FAN!!!! AAAAAAA
  • NEVER FEAR BROOKLYNS HERE and they just. pop up with their slingshots n FUCK SHIT UP!!!! MBOYS
  • when they’re making the strike signs….it’s so cute
  • david rescuing jack from pulitzer
  • which leads to the Most Iconic scene, the alleyway scene
  • SANTA FE REPRISE W/ JACK IN THE REFUGE!! FUCK!!!
  • “on the grounds of brooklyn, your honor”
  • and racetrack’s face after spot’s flawless delivery
  • david’s heartbroken face when he thinks jack is lying to him
  • david’s heartbroken face when jack becomes a scab. and also when he’s like “we dont need you!!!!” kill me!!!
  • EVERYONES!!! heartbroken face when jack becomes a scab!! god im emo
  • les using denton’s article to wrap up a hotdog….then puts it in his dresser??? and sarah finds it???
  • SARAH PUNCHING OUT A DELANCEY BROTHER!!!!!!!!! MY GIRL!
  • the entire once and for all scene
  • DISGRACEFUL DENTY
  • the world will know reprise with all the kids……i loved that it didnt show Just the newsies
  • WHEN JACK COMES BACK AFTER LEAVING AND EVERYONE IS LIKE :’))))))))))
  • david’s “headlines dont sell papes, newsies sell papes” and jack’s proud ass look…hoooo
  • the heel click at the end right before the credits!!!! 
  • all the other jack/david moments i didnt mention but theyre There
  • Parents: What do you want for Christmas this year?
  • Me: A pair of new shoes with matching laces...
  • Parents: ...
  • Me: A permanent box at the Sheepshead Races...
  • Parents: ...
  • Me: Pastrami on rye with a sour pickle...
  • Parents: ...
  • Me: My personal puss on a wooden nickle...
  • Parents: ....
  • Me: *Starts violently tap dancing* LOOK AT ME, I'M THE KING OF NEW YOOORK!
  • Parents: -_-

Newsies and cats get along. Cats make for good headlines in general, and help keep the mice out of the lodging houses. They don’t require much, but they like to stick around the same area.

Spot Conlon has a ragged, one-eyed cat named Lady who’s missing patches of fur all over her body. She follows him when he goes to Sheepshead to see Race and if he happens to stop by the market to get her a bit of fish, well, he’s been selling more than usual and can afford a little something special for his girl.

A pair of new shoes with matchin’ laces!

A permanent box at Sheepshead races!

A porcelain tub with boilin’ water!

A Saturday night with the mayor’s daughter!

Look at me
I’m the king of New York
Suddenly
I’m respectable
Starin’ right at ‘cha
Lousy with stature

Nobbin’ with all the muckety-mucks
I’m blowin’ my dough and goin’ deluxe

And there I be
Ain’t I pretty?

It’s my city
I’m the king of New York!

A corduroy suit with fitted knickers

A mezzanine seat to see the flickers

Havana cigars that cost a quarter

An editor’s desk for the star reporter

Tip your hat
He’s the king of New York

How 'bout that!
I’m the king of New York

In nothing flat
He’ll be covering
Brooklyn to Trenton
Our man Denton

Makin’ a headline out of a hunch

Protecting the weak

And payin’ for lunch

When I’m at bat
Strong men crumble

Proud yet humble

I’m (He’s) the king of New York

I gotta be either dead or dreamin’
'Cause look at that pape with my face beamin’
Tomorrow they may wrap fishes in it
But I was a star for one whole minute

Startin’ now
I’m the king of New York

Ain’t ya heard?
I’m the king of New York

Holy cow
It’s miracle
Pulitzer’s cryin’
Weasel, he’s dyin’
Flashpots are shootin’ bright as the sun
I’m one highfalutin’ son-of-a-gun
Don’t ask me how
Fortune found me
Fate just crowned me
Now I’m king of New York
Look and see
Once a piker
Now a striker
I’m the king of New York
Victory!
Front page story
Guts and glory
I’m the king of New York!

—  King of New York (From Disney’s Newsies)