Confession time: I can’t stand the character of Henry Higgins and wish they had kept the original ending of Pygmalion instead of having Eliza go back to him at the end of My Fair Lady.
I always thought My Fair Lady should end with Higgins saying “Eliza, where the devil are my slippers?” and Pickering coming out totes naked (except for Higgins’ slippers), because they were totes gay for each other.
I have this vision for a My Fair Lady/The King and I crossover where Eliza grows up to be a governess in Siam and realizes that the King’s thousand wives are clearly an unsuccessful attempt at compensating for something, so she sends for her dear old friend Henry Higgins who can fill the hole (GET IT) in the King’s life, and they all live happily ever after.
(Remember that Julie Andrews has played both Eliza and Anna; Rex Harrison has played both Higgins and the King. FREAKY RIGHT?)