Me: Who is Max in The Sound of Music?
J (Looking at me in surprise): The Sound of Music? (Sounding as he looked.)
J: Is he whatshisname? Maximilian Von Trapp? Is that his name?
Me: I don't know. But he can't be him.
J: I don't know then. I've managed to avoid The Sound of Music over the years - which hasn't always been easy!
Me: Well, we'll be recording it on Christmas Day?
J (Staring at me as if I might grow a second head): What?! Just because you want to find out who Max is?
Me: No. Because of who is playing Max.
J (Having a light-bulb moment) Ah. So is it a film? A stage show? Or what?
Me: A stage show that's being filmed and shown on Christmas Day.
J: And Xander is playing Max. (Note the lack of question).
J: Maybe he's one of the Von Trapp children. Some of them are quite old.
Me: True, but Xander's forty-five. Now I know he acts like an excited, enthusiastic little boy at times (which he does), but I can't see him playing a teenager on stage!
J: No, I guess not.
Me: Oh, well, I'll have to Google it and find out who Max is. (Which I still haven't done. Not that looking him up will necessarily mean anything as apart from the general gist of it I can't say I actually know TSoM. I guess I probably saw it as a kid, but to be honest can't remember anything more than the broad outline).