Singing Asian Helen Keller!

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For years, I've joked about a Helen Keller musical with lyrics like, "Helen, Helen/Stop your yellin', Helen/I can't hear you, and you can't hear yourself..."

Well, it's come true!

Somewhere in naughty, bawdy Asia, they've gotten the sheer gall together to make Helen's story into a singing and dancing spectacular, using scraps of songs from other shows (including "Legally Blind," I mean "Legally Blonde"), not to mention obvious inspiration from Def Poetry Jam.

Can't wait to watch the entire above clip and see if they turn "The Shoop Shoop Song" into "The Wah Wah Song."

And I pray someone eventually makes a reality out of my other idea: An Anne Frank musical!

("I'm trapped in the attic/Oy, my life is so static...")


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collective_unconscious
collective_unconscious

That is what "The Book of Mormon" would have been if actual Mormons mounted it.

(The fruit seller in his white apron and the chef ping my gaydar bigtime.)

 

Steinhope
Steinhope

That pink dress just isn't write for Helen Keller, even in a musical.

Musto
Musto

Thanks to the kids at Broadwayworld for the tip.

Rogie
Rogie

It's Korean, and believe it or not, it's done without irony. They're pretty much stuck in Cold War sensibilities over there - or, to be fair, the Cold War isn't over for them yet. The Communist North keeps threatening to disrupt the South's prosperity, but I don't know if that justifies the maintenance of dumbed-down cultural squareness that most of the Western world jettisoned half a century ago, when the sixties arrived. The kind of patriarchal, sexist, homophobic religious-fundamentalist shit that'll be laughed out of educated circles elsewhere is the only way of life that everyone in that country knows and accepts. No wonder their misery rates (divorce and suicide) are so high.

Timmee
Timmee

Actually, sounds remarkable like my hometown of Scranton, PA. Only we didn't have divorce--or kimchi. Lots of alcoholism and drug abuse, though.

Rogie
Rogie

They've got the alcoholism as well. (Good thing they outlawed drugs and guns.) You're liable to step on sidewalk puke during weekend nights, and find drunk people openly sobbing in the streets, even in far-flung rural towns. I actually knew a few people who died from excess drinking. Couldn't reconcile it with the fact that they've got one of the highest per-capita GDPs in the world.

Timmee
Timmee

oops, meant "remarkably"

Kathleen Warnock
Kathleen Warnock

Wow. That is the most awesome thing I have seen on the internet today.

Mizchastain
Mizchastain

This is the best laugh since the Joan Rivers joke.

Obama eats dead dogs
Obama eats dead dogs

even funnier; trayvon martin on bath salts, trying to eat somebody's face.

and then there's obama killing puppies for breakfast.

and michelle obama's big butt is funny too

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