Help me re-write 'My Favorite Things' for the Girl Scouts!

My girls troops drew Pennsylvania for the state dinner and somehow I got tasked with writing something for their skit. I settle on reworking ‘My Favorite Things’ and ‘Some Pennsylvanian Things’. I’ve got somewhat along the way but it could be better.

Can you help me do this?

I need a finished product by about 4PM today.

Here’s what I’ve got:

Louisa May Alcott writes Little Women
Astronaut Pete Conrad going up with John Glenn
Selling us pudding pops Bill Cosby sings
These are a few Pennsylvanian things

Gene and Grace Kelly with fine movie premieres
Daniel Boone wrestling bears along the frontier
Baseball’s Reggie Jackson wears all his bling
These are a few Pennsylvanian things!

Robert Fulton’s boats powered only by steam
Franklin’s kite and lightning all thought was a scream
Chubby Checker making everyone go through twistings
These are a few Pennsylvanian things!

When Gettysburg, fights for three days
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply recall Pennsylvanian things
and then I don’t feel so bad!

Eagles and Phillies and Flyers and Sixers,
Cheesesteaks and Rocky and ice cream elixirs,
A fine Declaration to send to the king,
these are some great Pennsylvanian things!

Penguins and Steelers and Pirates competing,
Steel for the bridges and chocolate for eating,
Penn State and Carnegie Mellon and Penn,
these are great things that are Pennsylvanian!

Tough one… I can’t think of anything good that comes out of PA.

Joe Paterno’s defense holding that line
Big Ben’s a Steeler and playing so fine
Bruno Sammartino was great in the ring
These are some great Pennsylvania things

Bonus points if you can work in a reference to Joe Montana, who is from PA I think.

Cheez, am I the only one who saw the thread and thought of this one.


Unfortunately, the only sound-alike I’ve got for Favorite things would not be appropriate. It contains the lyric:

I’ll leave the rest for your googling pleasure…er…yeah.

I really like your idea, Jonathan Chance. And jsgoddess, your contributions are delightful! I’ve got nothing to contribute, but thought you could use a pat on the back to balance out the snark. :slight_smile:

The state flower is the traffic cone.
The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Alternate lyric for the bridge:

Have a Trefoil
Have a Thin Mint
Have a Tagalong
We’ve got all these cases that we have to sell
Before we’re done with – this – song!

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Jack Palance did one-arm push-ups while smiling
Pittsburgh’s Primanti’s sandwiches beguiling
The world’s largest vein of Anthracite coal
is pulled out of big Pennsylvanian holes

OK, I can’t do this is rhyme, so I’ll make a list:
JusBorn Marshmallow Peeps
Mrs. T’s pierogies
Hershey’s Chocolate and HersheyPark
Knoebel’s Amusement Resort (K’parking-k’free! Admission-k’free)
Tax-free clothes shopping
Lebanon bologna
The Poconos
Oil wells (pretty sure PA was first with this one)
Dick Yuengling is a pretty cool guy (and own’s the oldest brewery in the US)
Amish quilts

Oh god. I was trying to block out the innumerable family visits to Titusville from my mind. My family is in oil. Titusville was like Mecca and Heaven and the Playboy Mansion all rolled into one for my dad. GAH.

I never got a chance to properly thank you all for the help. The Girl Scouts loved some of the suggestions!

Thanks again!