Corrected entry: When the ship is about to leave for New York, Gottlieb comments that Riccardo, who is on the deck, "has no reputation," so can't sing in America. Later, when Gottlieb desperately needs him, Riccardo shoots back "But I have no reputation, Mr. Gottlieb." He couldn't have overheard the comment, so how can he know to antagonize him with this line?
Otis B. Driftwood: Signor Lassparri comes from a very famous family. His mother was a well-known bass singer. His father was the first man to stuff spaghetti with bicarbonate of soda, thus causing and curing indigestion at the same time.
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