When you think of showtunes and Father’s Day, there are a few that really stand out for me. Instead of songs like You’ve Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story which could easily be a good one for Dads to use, There is a Disney Dad that people usually forget, Geppetto from Pinocchio. One of my favorite songs about someone who makes an amazing Dad is “Little Wooden Head” from the Disney movie Pinocchio and sung by Geppetto.
Geppetto is a lonely guy who wants nothing more than to have a little boy. Unfortunately he is not married and doesn’t really have the ability to have a son, but that doesn’t stop him from creating what his perfect one would be like. Because he is an amazing craftsman and he can create just about anything, he makes a puppet that looks like a boy and gives him marionette strings so that he can move him around like a real boy. Geppetto even names his marionette Pinocchio like he was his real son. Once Pinocchio was finished, Geppetto tells Jimminy Cricket to tun on the music and he begins to sing a song about if he were a real boy and if he had a son.
Little wooden head from Disney’s Pinocchio is one of the best broadway songs for Father’s Day. It is all about a Father who wants to have a son but can’t. He can provide him with a great live, all of the love in the world and even with everything he could ever need. Unfortunately we was missing one thing an adoption agency, a surrogate, a test tube or a woman. Luckily Geppetto lives in the world of Disney where anything can happen and Disney gives him a woman.
Unlike in the real world, this woman doesn’t have to do anything with Geppetto but grant his wish. The Blue Fairy meets with Pinocchio and overnight turns him into a real boy. When Geppetto wakes up in the morning and sees that Pinocchio is a real boy, he couldn’t be happier and starts to sing again. Personally, if this happened to me, I’d think he was Chucky from the horror movie Child’s Play and probably freak out. Luckily for Pinocchio, Geppetto was excited and instantly became his father. That is why Little Wooden Head from Pinocchio is one of my favorite showtunes for Father’s Day. Thank you again for reading and come back tomorrow for another one of our favorite broadway songs about Dads for Father’s Day week at Broadway Reviewed.