Posts Categorized: Parodies

Ain’t Nothing Like a Dame Parody – Seriously, not a dame!

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I know I haven’t updated the blog for a while but its because I’ve been swamped with work.  Sorry about that.  I finally had some time to update this morning and even though I was in NYC last week and saw On The Town which is about to close, instead of reviewing my favorite song from the “I Can Cook Too”, I found this parody of Ain’t Nothing Like A Dame.

Normally I’d go into why it’s a parody, how it’s a parody, why it’s funny…..but that’s boring since this one does it for itself.  Instead, why don’t you watch this fun cast perform Ain’t Nothing Like A Dame as a parody and then share your favorite things about it.  Once you watch you’ll easily understand why I don’t need to say why there ain’t no “dame” thing to comment on why this is an awesome parody.  (Sorry, bad pun)

Frozen, The Horror Movie – Love This!

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If you’ve been on a Frozen kick like the rest of the world…especially if you have kids or gay friends, you’re probably thinking that Frozen is actually more of a horror movie.  You’re tired of parodies, tired of Moms and Dads making fun of it and if you are a parent or have theatre queen friends, hearing it sung really off key.  I’m tired of all of the parodies as well, but definitely not tired of singing the showtunes from Frozen.  With that being said, I did find this randomly this morning and wanted to share.  It’s the Disney’s Frozen Horror Movie Trailer.  Be warned!


Twerkin in the Rain – Singing in the Rain Parody

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Todrick Hall has been making a name for himself with his parody videos and “Twerkin in the Rain” which parodies the classic showtune Singing in the Rain is amazing.  At first I was like great, a dumb freaking twerk video where they mash up a song, but Todrick Hall delivers an awesome parody like always with “Twerkin in the Rain”.  What I love is that he actually keeps the original theme and feel of the song by incorporating everything into the lyrics.

In “Twerkin in the Rain”, Todrick raps instead of sings for the majority but what I love is that he mentions the cast and the leading celebrities of the time like Fred Astaire and other greats.  He goes back and adds the original chorus from Singing in the Rain into Twerkin in the Rain and instead of tap dancing, he twerks to help keep everything remain consistent and with the theme of the video.  I think the only thing missing would have been having tap dancing while twerking…the girls could have come on tapping and broken out twerking from their splits, dancing and other poses.

Todrick Hall has been producing amazing parodies of movies like Mean Girls and has now started to take over broadway parodies lie Twerkin in the Rain. He is insanely talented and I hope you all subscribe, follow and pay attention because I am sure he is going to deliver some more amazing videos and parodies like Twerkin in the Rain.  This one might not be as close as some of you would hope to the original broadway songs, but Twerkin in the Rain is a perfect hit for me.

I hope you all enjoyed Twerkin in the Rain from Todrick Hall and if you have a different favorite Todrick Hall parody, or want to comment on this one, please feel free to comment below.  Also, please feel free to share this post with anyone else you think would like it.  Thank you again for reading and I hope Todrick Hall produces more broadway parodies like Twerkin in the Rain.  This one was amazing lol.  Thank you again for reading.

Cinderella Parody – Baby Got Back – The Shoes Version!

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If there is one thing we know about Cinderella on broadway, it’s all about the shoes.  In this parody of Baby Got Back the Broadway cast of Cinderella parody Baby Got Back and make it all about shoes.  Because who doesn’t love a pair of venetian glass slippers…unless they break.  There is actually a reason why I’m posting this on a Sunday.  It’s a way to lead into this week’s theme of showtunes.  I’m actually writing the posts right now so I make sure I don’t get lazy and forget.

There are some shows about love and some about falling in love.  There are others where you wait the entire time for the engagement and the wedding and that is what Cinderella is all about.  It’s about the poor girl who has a hard life getting to meet and marry the man of her dreams.  Yesterday my friend posted a broadway wedding proposal on my Facebook wall and I started crying.  It was absolutely amazing.

Although I’m not getting married, I did finally meet someone and was going to do a week of posts about falling in love, dating or meeting someone.  Instead after seeing the broadway propsal, I decided to do a week of showtunes about getting engaged or showtunes to listen to after or when you are engaged.  Weddings are some of my favorite things and I actually cried while writing tomorrow’s post.  (I was going to use this Cinderella parody with the cast of Cinderella singing Baby Got Back about shoes instead of butts, but decided to do this post today so I could keep the week all about  showtunes and broadway songs about getting engaged.)

Anyways, I am sure we’ll be seeing the Cinderella Shoes Song at every showtunes night now that the VJ has seen this post…since I’m sending it to him and because it is freaking hilarious.  The Cinderella shoes song is an awesome parody of Baby Got Back and even if you aren’t a huge broadway fan, but you did love the 90’s you’ll love this parody.  Thank you again for reading and share this post on Facebook and Twitter if you liked it.

Disney Hipster Princess the Musical – Well Song.

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Of all the theater districts in the world, Time Square is probably the most mainstream of them all. But this doesn’t mean there is no room left for a little edginess and irony. Hipster Disney Princess the Musical (if a single song can be called a musical) shows Time Square still has plenty of room for alternativeness. In Hipster Disney Princess the Musical, Ariel, Cinderella, and Snow White take over Time Square to show off how quirky, edgy and of course, hipster Disney characters can be with hilarious results.

Considering that the song is less than a minute and a half in its entirety, I was pretty impressed with how many jokes they were able to squeeze into it. From Kombucha tea and thrift stores to vinyl records and poetry readings, this song touches on an incredible amount of hipster stereotypes at a rapid fire pace. While Hipster Disney Princess the Musical certainly isn’t the funniest number I’ve seen, it may just take the cake for having more punch lines per second of song.

Although the cast of beloved childhood characters begins lampooning the hipster culture right off the bat, I found they really hit their stride at about 33 seconds into the video. This is where Snow White boasts about talking to birds before Twitter and Ariel proclaims her love of sushi. I’m not sure if eating sushi makes Ariel a cannibal or not, but as Belle points out, it is at least ironic at some level.

My personal favorite part was when Snow White sings:

See when a tree falls in the forest
And there is no one there to hear it
You can bet we’ve bought the vinyl

In a close second was Ariel asking, “Do you like my bra?/It’s organic!” I’ve yet to see seashell bras in Wholefoods, but if this video gets enough traction, they might start popping up.

Ariel and Snow White continue to dominate the comedic bits through out the rest of the song. And even when they aren’t cracking jokes, I thought they were the best actresses. All of the princesses are clearly trying to look smug, self important and bored at the same time, but Snow White definitely pulled it off the best — especially with her half-hearted dance at 1:06. And when Ariel isn’t being funny, she’s at least being adorable.

Belle and Cinderella, on the other hand, seemed pretty lackluster. They didn’t have as many lines and probably with good reason. However, I may be somewhat biased as The Little Mermaid and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves were the only two Disney Princess movies I’d allow my sisters to make me watch while growing up. If I didn’t have the time or inclination to watch Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella as a small child, I certainly don’t care about Belle or Cinderella now.

While the song does nail a whole lot of jokes in a very brief amount of time, I thought that if they had made it a little longer it could have been far better. For example, a slightly longer version may have allowed for more variation within the melody. As it is, I kind of felt like the entirety of Hipster Disney Princess the Musical was the build up for a part of the song that just never occurred. Another reason I wish it were longer is so that the chorus could have been stronger. Finally, instead of a quick succession of one-liners, the lyrics and jokes may have benefited from a bit more depth if the song were fleshed out more.

Even though the song is short and mostly one quick joke after another, it does have a little bit of an overriding theme to it. Namely that the Hipster Disney Princesses are all trying so hard to make themselves individual, that they are all turning into the same person. This is definitely shown with their matching Starbucks cups and oversized plastic glasses, and n case you weren’t paying attention, the lines “We are so unique/We are all the same!”

I don’t really blame them or think they are any worse off as hipsters. In my eyes the real Disney Princesses are all pretty much the same too. They’re a bunch of tall, thin, pretty girls with beautiful voices and an evil parent/step-parent/fiancé. They then disobey or run away from said evil person. Cast away from their family/town/castle, they find the man of their dreams through a few song and dance numbers. If my whole peer group was that similar I’d try my best to distinguish myself too. Where they go wrong in Hipster Disney Princess the Musical is by all trying to distinguish themselves in the same way.