One more thing about The Graduate has been bothering me...
The song. "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon and Garfunkel. Due to pervasive Baby Boomer nostalgia, I've heard this song so many times that the lyrics are more familiar to me than my own high school's fight song1. I guess I just always assumed the lyrics would make sense after I finally got around to seeing The Graduate, but this has not been the case. I don't think Mrs. Robinson prays at any point in the movie. There's no pantry, no cupcakes, no candidate's debate, and Joe DiMaggio of course has nothing to do with anything.
What the hell, 1967? Make more sense!
1. "Fight on, Saxons... something something something... victory?"