And so we finally get our introduction to all the children. Most of the actors who played the kids in the movie ended up in careers involving either show business (Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Brigitta, Gretl), and/or art and design (Liesl, Brigitta, Marta). The only one who didn't end up in one of these fields is Duane Chase, who played Kurt. He went on to get a Masters degree in geology, and now writes geology and geophysics software. No, really.
To give Maria some credit here though, it's all too easy to overlook a minefield if you're not actually looking for it. Until... Kaboom!
In the universe the players inhabit, The Sound of Music does not exist. That's the premise of this entire comic, after all. But most of the other things we know and love (such as minefields) do, albeit modified by the lack of The Sound of Music:
- Do-Re-Mi-balls is a serious documentary about the production of pianos.
- Christopher Plummer is known (barely) for doing voiceovers for poorly selling computer games, but gains widespread fame after his appearance in the first Futurama movie.
- Julie Andrews is known primarily for Mary Poppins.
- Nerdy guys make YouTube videos of themselves singing rap songs instead of show tunes.
- Without the success of The Sound of Music to spark interest in musicals, Cats was never revived with movies and new productions, and remains an obscure short-running West End show.
- Fiddler on The Roof was never filmed. Fiddler on The Roof fans never had it so good.
- The major musical background that pervades all of Western culture is Cabaret, despite it never being much good. It was remade recently as a new, updated television series with a bigger budget, high-tech computerised special effects, and edgy writing. And it sucked.
- Throughout the 70s and 80s, all the greatest Hollywood blockbusters were big-budget nature documentaries.
- The Comic Irregulars exist and are making a screencap comic based on X-Men.
Captain von Trapp: Now children, this is your new governess, Fräulein Maria. Give your name at your signal.
[SFX]: < peep >
[SFX]: < PEEP >
[SFX]: < pee-EEP >
[SFX]: < PEE-eep >
[SFX]: < pee-EE-eep >
[SFX]: < PEE-ee-EEP >
[SFX]: < pee-OO-oo-OO-oo-OO-oo-eep >
Captain von Trapp: Ahem. And Gretl.
Captain von Trapp: You were memorising that, right?
Maria: I won't need to whistle for them, Captain. I'll use their names.
Captain von Trapp: Fräulein, this house has been designed for maximal defensive capability against the Nazis. Your voice won't carry through the bulletproof doors. There are boltholes where these kids can hide with enough food to last six months.
Maria: But where do they play?
Captain von Trapp: Did you even see the minefield outside?
Liesl: It'sa fun, if you knows where da mines are.
Friedrich: Our last governess forgot. Kaboom!
Friedrich: It was awesome.