Your Essential “Sound Of Music” Drinking Game

This will either be the most magical thing or a disaster of epic proportions, so here are a few of our favorite drink(ing moments).

Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.

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(Sung to the tune of “Do-Re-Mi”)

When you watch tonight’s program
And you feel one of these things
You take a drink, take a drink.
The thing you need to do is
take a drink, take a drink.*


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Take a drink …

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1. Whenever you smile at the adorable Von Trapp children.


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2. Whenever Maria and Captain Von Trapp get their subtle flirt on.

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3. Any and all Nazi sightings.

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4. Conversely, any time a nun appears.

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5. If and when the characters step “outdoors.”

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6. Every time you miss Julie Andrews.

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7. When you are on the verge of tears.

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8. When your entire musical theater-loving Twitter/Facebook feed freaks out about the exact same thing.

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9. Whenever there is a song reprise (because the beautiful Sound of Music score is full of them!)

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10. When you say, “That’s not how they did it in the original!”*

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*Even though NBC is basing its version on the musical, not the 1965 film.

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11. When you think about how Audra McDonald is a vocal goddess among mortals because she does some insane vocal run.

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12. If Carrie Underwood slips into southern twang or something else that is not very Von Trapp-like.

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13. When you can’t reconcile that Vampire Bill is playing Captain Von Trapp.


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14. If somebody messes up. (NBC says thousands of hours of production and hundreds of hours of rehearsal have led to this moment, but, live theater!)

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15. When you dream cast the show in your head as its happening.

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16. When you get swept up in it all and start performing along with the broadcast. Because you cannot help but love Sound of Music, no matter the incarnation.

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