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3) Charles Brooks describes Gooper's children as follows: "Everyone is supposed to adjust his life to these monstrous children: no matter how they slobber and drool over the tablecloth and the guests' clothing, the children must eat at the family table; everyone must applaud their gawkish, unwanted, and extended singing performance; the sister-in-law must calmly accept their precocious and vulgar insults; all belongings must be toys for the children, and no one should have possessions which might be dangerous for those grasping young ones.
Among the masked cast members the drollest cameos are those by Timothy Britten Parker as the foppish fiance and Schill's gawkish teenage daughter, and Kelly Walters and Gordon Joseph Weiss as the eunuchs, Koby and Loby.
To many people's surprise the grey man of politics, who was rubbished for his dull speech patterns and gawkish manner, has revealed himself to be one of the most colourful, almost exotic, Prime Ministers.