Anyway, I also vividly remember my confusion at seeing Captain Hook dance around. Isn’t this guy supposed to be scary and fearsome? I know that this Peter Pan was a Broadway musical; in fact, Ritchard received a Tony award for his Captain Hook. This version is wonderfully campy, and extremely kid-friendly. What kid could possibly be afraid of a pirate that waltzes and sings silly songs?
And what about the lyrics to his Tarantella?
"Oh!- when was such a princely plot concocted by another
to murder all the boys and keep the Wendy for our mother"
I don't really think this Captain Hook needs a mother- I think he needs a better chorus line.