Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Prop 8: The Musical

Now, if only someone would figure out how to closed-caption stuff like this, then deafies like me could catch all the jokes...

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4 comments:

mike_ch said...

I've got too good hearing and too much spare time, so I'll transcribe the musical bits:

It's a brand new bright Obama day
What a time a time to be black, a girl, or gay
No, nothing could go wrong, so join us in this song
Of happy days, for the gays
Nothing can go wrong

Look, nobody's watching
It's time to spread some hate
And put it in the constitution (now? how?)
Proposition 8

People, listen to our plea
They'll teach kids about sodomy

That wasn't right, that's a lie
(But it worked, so we don't care)
Now you'd wish we'd all shut up
(Make our clothes and fix our hair)
And our love's not a sin
(but the Bible says it's so)

Well, the Bible says a lot of things...
(spoken content)

You can stone your wife, or sell your daughter into slavery
(Well we ignore those verses)
Well then friend it seems to me
You pick and choose (we pick and choose)
Well please choose love instead of hate
Besides your nation was built on separation of church and state!

You know, here's another thought...
When every time a gay or lesbian finds love at a parade, there's money to be made!
(He's right!)
(??) grooms say paint that wedding hall and lavender's the shade,
There's money to be made!
(They have a point)
Think of all the carriages and four white horses,
There's millions lost from all your disapproving
(Well that's not good!)
Think of all the lawyers for the gay divorces
Think of the tattoo removing
(We get it now, we've been such fools!)

(?? unintelligible, I have difficulty when a lot of people sing at once)
Yes, gay marriage will save the economy!



It reminds me of an SNL sketch in that even though it makes a point, it does so in a context that makes it hard for me to get past the stereotyping going on. I know it's tying to be camp because it's supposed to look like a community performance troupe, but it still makes me go "ugh" whenever people who seem to understand gays better play into the idea that they're all hairstylists and models and dancers.

Anonymous said...

Here's the real thing, bitch. Complete with spoken words and screw-ups fixed.

It's a brand new bright Obama day
What a time to be black, a girl, or gay
No, nothing could go wrong, so join us in this song
Of happy days, for the gays
Nothing can go wrong

Look, nobody's watching
It's time to spread some hate
And put it in the constitution (now? how?)
Proposition 8
Proposition 8
Great!

People, listen to our plea
They'll teach kids about sodomy
Sodomy!

That wasn't right, that's a lie
(But it worked, so we don't care)
Now you'd wish we'd all shut up
(But make our clothes and fix our hair)
And our love's not a sin
(well the Bible says it's so)

Well, the Bible says a lot of things... ya know?

Jesus Christ!
Hey, how’s it going?

Jesus, doesn’t the Bible say these people are an abomination?
Obama-nation!
Yeah, but, you know, it says the exact same thing about this shrimp cocktail!
Mmm! Shrimp cocktail.
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba! Leviticus says shellfish is an abomination.
Obama-nation! Hmm.
What else does the Bible say, Jesus?
The Bible says a lot of interesting things…

Like…. You… can…
Stone your wife, or sell your daughter into slavery
(Well we ignore those verses)
Well then friend it seems to me
You pick and choose (we pick and choose)
Well please choose love instead of hate
Besides your nation was built on separation of church and state!

See ya later, sinners!
(Bye, Jesus. Good-bye, Jesus. I love you, Jesus.)


You know, here's another thought to wrap things up...
Oh, every time a gay or lesbian finds love at the parade, there's money to be made!
(He's right!)
It’s time to groom. Say paint that wedding hall and lavender's the shade,
There's money to be made!
(He have a point)
Think of all the carriages and four white horses,
There's millions lost from all your disapproving
(Well that's not good!)
Think of all the lawyers for the gay divorces
Think of the tattoo removing!
(We get it now, we've been such fools!)

I can see America’s calling me. Yes, gay marriages will save the economy!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's the real thing, bitch. Complete with spoken words and screw-ups fixed.

It's a brand new bright Obama day
What a time to be black, a girl, or gay
No, nothing could go wrong, so join us in this song
Of happy days, for the gays
Nothing can go wrong

Look, nobody's watching
It's time to spread some hate
And put it in the constitution (now? how?)
Proposition 8
Proposition 8
Great!

People, listen to our plea
They'll teach kids about sodomy
Sodomy!

That wasn't right, that's a lie
(But it worked, so we don't care)
Now you'd wish we'd all shut up
(But make our clothes and fix our hair)
And our love's not a sin
(well the Bible says it's so)

Well, the Bible says a lot of things... ya know?

Jesus Christ!
Hey, how’s it going?

Jesus, doesn’t the Bible say these people are an abomination?
Obama-nation!
Yeah, but, you know, it says the exact same thing about this shrimp cocktail!
Mmm! Shrimp cocktail.
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba! Leviticus says shellfish is an abomination.
Obama-nation! Hmm.
What else does the Bible say, Jesus?
The Bible says a lot of interesting things…

Like…. You… can…
Stone your wife, or sell your daughter into slavery
(Well we ignore those verses)
Well then friend it seems to me
You pick and choose (we pick and choose)
Well please choose love instead of hate
Besides your nation was built on separation of church and state!

See ya later, sinners!
(Bye, Jesus. Good-bye, Jesus. I love you, Jesus.)

You know, here's another thought to wrap things up...
Oh, every time a gay or lesbian finds love at the parade, there's money to be made!
(He's right!)
It’s time to groom. Say paint that wedding hall and lavender's the shade,
There's money to be made!
(He have a point)
Think of all the carriages and four white horses,
There's millions lost from all your disapproving
(Well that's not good!)
Think of all the lawyers for the gay divorces
Think of the tattoo removing!
(We get it now, we've been such fools!)

I can see America’s calling me. Yes, gay marriages will save the economy!!!!!

Sujan Patricia said...

This is absolute gold! Gay marriage will save the economy... and Jack Black is Jesus! Also stars Margaret Cho. If you want a laugh for today, I recommend you go watch it.