Here's Peter Pan Live's Solution to the Play's Racist Bullshit
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"I was thinking, 'There's no way they can do "Ugg-A-Wugg,"'" Alanna Saunders, the actor of Cherokee Nation descent who plays Tiger Lily in Peter Pan Live, told the New York Times. "Because the lyrics are gibberish, and they're pretty offensive in terms of trying to be any sort of authentic Native American reference."
The Times continues:
The song is a duet between Tiger Lily and Peter Pan, in which the islanders and Peter's Lost Boys form an alliance against Captain Hook. To refresh it for modern sensibilities, the songwriter Amanda Green, the daughter of an original "Peter Pan" lyricist, Adolph Green, and David Chase, the production's music director, worked with Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, an Emmy-winning composer and member of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma. The nonsense lyrics were replaced with nursery rhymes and the rhythms were shifted to make the song less stereotypical and more authentically Native American.
Above is NBC's solution. Below is the original garbage.