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March 31, 2020 7:35 PM   Subscribe

One family's delightful quarantine parody of One Day More. The kid in the football jersey has the best set of pipes, but the whole family gives it their all.
posted by merriment (21 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
 
I don't care if there are thousands of these - this is the first one I've seen and I'm delighted. Thank you.
posted by Gyre,Gimble,Wabe, Esq. at 7:43 PM on March 31, 2020 [4 favorites]


I have watched this a couple of times today, and it amuses me greatly. Though it does get a little painful at the end. The sound engineering necessary to make the end of One Day More listenable during live shows must be tremendous.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:00 PM on March 31, 2020 [8 favorites]


After watching a doctor talk about the virus in a way that made me hopeful, this was a nice chaser. I'm confident tomorrow will grind me down, but I'm going to bed a little less anxious than I've been in a few weeks.

Thanks for posting!
posted by Gorgik at 8:03 PM on March 31, 2020 [1 favorite]


This was an absolute delight! “My pizza’s here, I eat with you” was a highlight for me.
posted by epj at 8:36 PM on March 31, 2020 [7 favorites]


thanks
posted by es_de_bah at 9:25 PM on March 31, 2020


Fun! My theater kids would be up for doing something similar, but I'd sadly let the team down with my total lack of singing abilities.
posted by Harald74 at 10:09 PM on March 31, 2020 [1 favorite]


Good stuff.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:00 PM on March 31, 2020


We need this. Thank you to the delightful family from Kent for pulling through for the rest of us. Good job!
posted by TrishaU at 11:53 PM on March 31, 2020 [1 favorite]


If your family doesn't quite have the musical chops to tackle One Day More, there is always socially isolated street dancing to fall back on.
posted by rongorongo at 12:09 AM on April 1, 2020 [4 favorites]


Randy Rainbow's got nuthin' on these folks.
posted by Rufous-headed Towhee heehee at 12:31 AM on April 1, 2020


I especially love how they adhered as closely as possible to the original lyrical structure, which is the key to a good parody. Plus damn, they can all sing like crazy!!!
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 1:30 AM on April 1, 2020 [10 favorites]


My favourite bit is either "Do I change my underwear?" or "We aren't ready for these schoolboys!"

The first because the delivery of it is so serious and perfect and the second because it so neatly mirrors the original line and yet...
posted by jacquilynne at 5:47 AM on April 1, 2020 [8 favorites]


What a treasure and a treat! Thank you!!!
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 6:44 AM on April 1, 2020 [1 favorite]


After watching a doctor talk about the virus in a way that made me hopeful

I hope that wasn't Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center, whose info is not being backed by the center and whose knowledge of transmission is a week old at this point. Sorry to be Debbie Downer, but this has been circulating a lot where I live and it's not a great thing to rely on.

Anyhoo, I really loved this video. Always here for a Les Mis parody, and the family did such a clever job. Also, being USian, it's fun to watch a family bicker in a British accent for a change.

They sort of reminded me of what the Bagthorpes might be doing at a time like this.
posted by Miko at 8:02 AM on April 1, 2020 [4 favorites]


I have no idea what this is parodying, and it's still fantastic!
posted by JawnBigboote at 8:45 AM on April 1, 2020 [3 favorites]


JawnBigboote, it's a parody of the climactic group song that ends the first act of the musical version of Les Misérables. You can see it performed in concert here, if you're curious about the source material. Glad you enjoyed it, regardless!
posted by merriment at 10:21 AM on April 1, 2020 [1 favorite]


Didn't know this song. What I think of, is One More Day (No Word) by Todd Rundgren.
posted by Rash at 6:32 PM on April 1, 2020


These kids are okay
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:48 PM on April 1, 2020


Not a parody, but related to Les Miz: I fell into a YouTube rabbit hole and discovered this lovely version of Bring Him Home by the Barricade Boys and other (former) cast members of Les Misérables, including Alfie Boe.
posted by invokeuse at 1:01 PM on April 2, 2020 [3 favorites]


That was really nice. This sent me off into a thought-train about how Les Mis has become sort of community cutural property to use when you want to reinterpret anything. Like a modern hymnal sort of?

This isn't COVID related, but it is a Les Mis derivative...
posted by Miko at 1:58 PM on April 3, 2020 [2 favorites]


One at a time...
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:08 PM on April 3, 2020


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