As if one weren’t enough. As if he needed the ego boost. As if wax Don Corleone and wax Bugsy Siegel weren’t enough to fill the genre! And as if we’re not going to end up with a mob museum that is bound to feature him prominently, anyway ...
We jest. It’s perfectly reasonable that our famous mayor should have his waxy likeness displayed in Madame Tussauds—in fact, it’s about time. Were we going to rely on Siegfried & Roy, Liberace and Wayne Newton as our wax reps forever? Even Blue Man Group is present in the Vegas Tussauds house—is Blue Man Group more important to Vegas than Oscar Goodman? We think not.
Odd thing is, if wax Oscar doesn’t talk or drink, we may scarcely recognize it as him. Will he just stand there, quietly supporting a red nose? No quips, no sass, no aura of gin? Or will he be duking it out with the Obama figure over the absurd mischaracterization of Vegas as a city of overindulgence? More likely he’ll just be bookended by chesty showgirls, giving visitors the obvious political cue: This is the mayor