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Blog started in Jan 2005: 1st entries for Write in Every Genre. Then the REAL ME begins
#975643 added February 16, 2020 at 1:42pm
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"Honey, is this good?"
The Soundtrack of my Life


Parody music....I realize I was primed from a young age to love it and seek it out. Children's Television Workshop, producers of Sesame Street and The Electric Company on PBS sprinkled their educational skits with comedy references to popular music. Additionally, as I inched toward the teenage years, Sunday nights were devoted to tuning in to Dr. Demento (if my thirtysomething parents were hanging out with a particular couple, whose son also listened to the program whenever he could). I reconnected with him last year, and although we didn't reminisce about our late night binge-listening of comedy album jewels, it brought those times to the forefront of memory. I have other friends that sprinkle my social media with the links to other specific Dr. Demento selections. And I will explore a few in this set.

Not everything musical comedy variety is from my distant past. All types of new comedy is in creation constantly. I have rarely caught Key & Peele skits in the past, since I don't do cable TV. And tied with that choice, I often end up seeing blockbuster films several years later. The 2012 film version of Les Miserables is a good example -- I might have rented it, but more likely I borrowed it from the public library a year or two after its theatrical release. So, I offer up here, Key & Peele's parody of One More Day from Les Miserables on my radar in 2019 because that is when I finally watched Jordan Peele's Get Out. Sometimes my entire media diet is comprised of "leftovers tossed in the freezer"
for later consumption. George Carlin, I am sure would encourage me to "well, smell it..." to determine its suitability for consumption.




Key & Peele and cast (2013) - Les Mis "One Day More"

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