Robert Gerard Goulet is a traditional pop singer and actor best known for playing Sir Lancelot in the 1960 Broadway musical Camelot. In the 1960s he signed with American Century Records and became one of the label’s most successful acts. He is based on the historical figure of the same name.
Christmas You Go So Fast Edit
In an attempt to generate money for American Century, Julie Silver calls in Robert Goulet to come into the studio to record his upcoming Christmas LP. He meets with Richie Finestra as well as Hannibal, the latter who recognizes him from his Broadway performance as Sir Lancelot, and suggests to Ritchie that the album should open with a song of his own about the day after Christmas stating that "it's an untouched market" much to the dismay of Julie who says that the song "will make you want to stick your head in the oven". With the already chaotic day going on at the office, Ritchie allows Goulet to perform the song believing that he may be onto something.
Later in the evening, the song, "Christmas You Go So Fast", is being recorded by Robert in the studio and being overheard by Julie and Zak Yankovich, both realizing that the former was right and that the song is both terrible and depressing.
Alibi Records Edit
- Robert Goulet is portrayed by Broadway star Matt Bogart who also portrayed Sir Lancelot in a production of Camelot.
- Goulet released four Christmas albums during the span of his career, two of them came out before 1973; This Christmas I Spend with You (1963) and Robert Goulet's Wonderful World of Christmas (1968). In fact, Goulet never released an album in 1973. He also never wrote a song (or any song) called "Christmas You Go So Fast" for like some of the other material featured on Vinyl, it was written specifically for the show.