I was watching the news, which I have posted is depressing, because it's the only thing I watch live (as opposed to DVR'ed) so I have to actually see commercials. I know, but I have my laptop so I muddle through. I'm a Survivor.
Speaking of commercials, we saw one for Flashdance: The Musical. To prove I am not making that up, I googled a link.
|Wear a raincoat if you go. Seriously.
This is probably no surprise to musical fans, I'm sure. I am NOT a fan of most musicals, unless there are sock puppets involved (click to view a whole post on Sock Puppet Show Girls, the pictures alone are worth the click) and then, hell to the yes.
|Now THIS? I might watch from BroadwayinChicago
However, thinking about certain movies as musicals does make me laugh, and a laugh is a laugh.
I started thinking about other 80's movies as musicals, and singing famous lines from movies like The Terminator: The Musical. Picture a cyborg with Viking braids, singing in an Operatic voice, lifting one hand:
"Get in da choppa' DO IT NO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-W!"
Don't ask me why I attempted to draw that. I forgot I can only draw stick figures. Stick figures go together with cyborgs like ice cream and meat sauce.
Since the internet provided nekked Spongbob, I figured I would have a talk with my friend, Google and see what I could find for this picture, or movies as musicals.
I found so, so much.
First of all, I am NOT the first person to think of Terminator: The musical, more on that later, but also not the first person to think of other 80's movies as musicals.
Footloose, seemed obvious, but this picture cracked me up.
|Look at the cowboy! Oh, the one on the far right I mean. Willard!
Hard to think about, but do you think the Kevin Bacon character sings that lunchroom scene ending with '...'Don't stop, make Ginger pop!'? This would be heeeeeee-larious to see performed by high school kids, but you'd have to pay me ~5 large to sit through this at an actual theater/theatre, and or maybe provide me with a limo to and from so I could drink. Hard.
9 t0 5: The musical? You betcha. Youngins, I can't speak to the musical, but if you haven't seen this movie, it's heeelarious. Especially if you have ever worked in an office.
Roz Keith: Here, Violet, you can put this up on the bulletin board.
Violet: Thanks, Roz, I know just where to *stick* it.
Roz Keith: Did you get my memo?
Violet: [ambiguously] I did, Roz. I tore right through it.
Ghostbusters the musical? 2,330,000 results on Google
My first thought about a Ghostbusters play was how much I would LOVE to play Slimer, or as normal people know him "that fat, green floaty ghost."
I could bunch myself up into a ball, and put a blanket over me that was sprayed with glow paint, then the black cables would fly me all over the stage. I could grab hotdogs with my green blankethands, push them through the mouth hole of the blanket and drop them out of the bottom like in the movie. I might need to actually make this happen somehow. If I started a fundraiser for GB the musical, you would go, wouldn't you?
|Slimer. Cute, right?
Here is a review of Ghostbusters the musical
Ghostbusters: The Musical
And the rage it instilled
Ok, so I came across this webpage. This webpage contained "Ghostbusters: The Musical". I was seriously disturbed. After having seen the Ghostbusters movies just yesterday, seeing this webpage turned me into this rage of fury. Seriously, I yelled and... well, maybe not yelled, but I most certainly got mad and disturbed.
Granted, it's amusing. But it's amusing because it's so bloody awful! They make it known to the reader that they sing songs to the tunes to "There's No Business Like Show Business", and "Y.M.C.A.". They also alienated a Beatles song [Blasphemy! — BeatleEd]. They took "Yesterday", and made it "Ghosts Away". It hurt my brain.
How can one take such incredible theatrical releases, and turn them into crap by making musicals out of them. It deserves to be printed up, and then burned. Burnt to a crisp! It should burn in hell! Now, don't get me wrong, I think that some of the script is entertaining, but it's just so wrong to think of Ghostbusters as a Broadway Musical! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!
Back to the Future: The musical, what? 130,000,000 results
|You don't want to be in a small theatre when the Dolorian hits 88mph on stage
Then the whole thought train derailed, news forgotten and we wasted a good 20 minutes this morning once we stumbled across these beauties:
Cartoons of movies made into musicals. So money.
Terminator: The Musical
The Dark Knight Rises: The Musical
To the tune of Mackelmore's thrift shop song.
There were a TON more, go to YouTube if you want to lose about an hour, and search any of these. The music for some of them left a lot to be desired.
We are huge Star Wars fans, and that one was in my one-word review: "Meh."
The best, in our humble opinions:
JAWS: The Rock Opera
to some heavy metal band we couldn't identify but L'ed OL
What did we even DO before the internet? I can't even remember but I know it sucked.