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Music Monday: Mother Knows Best (Tangled)

Perhaps not best known as a "mother figure," Mother Goethel is a character in Disney's animated movie, Tangled, that sings the song "Mother Knows Best." Written by Alan Menken (music) and Glenn Slater (lyrics). Mother Goethel is voiced by Donna Murphy. The main character, Rapunzel, is very loyal to Mother Goethel, who she believes is her mother who has "lovingly" raised her.

Murphy is an accomplished television and Broadway actress, too. In fact, she will intermittently play the role of Dolly Levi in the musical revival of Hello, Dolly.

Finally, check out this fun behind the scenes video about Murphy and "Mother Knows Best."

Happy Music Monday!