Giant Bugs 2: Best 5 minute musical ever
September 14, 2007 7:32 AM   Subscribe

The Striking Viking Story Pirates craft and perform badass showtunes made from stories written by little kids.
posted by 23skidoo (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Ooh, I love vikings. That's where I'm Ralph Wiggum.
posted by DU at 7:34 AM on September 14, 2007 [1 favorite]

Do you mean that literally or metaphorically?
posted by brain_drain at 7:58 AM on September 14, 2007

EXCELLENT! My son and I sent in his story this morning. Stumbled the site on Stumbleupon, too. Thanks!
posted by misha at 8:20 AM on September 14, 2007

Chicago's Barrel of Monkeys turn children's short stories into a great sketch show called "That's Weird, Grandma".

My personal favorite... The Dog Was Dead.
posted by BobFrapples at 8:57 AM on September 14, 2007

Interesting, the SVSP was started by Northwestern folks who then moved to NYC. Chicago seems to have a lock-down on stories-turned-into-weird-theater. You may also notice that original Story Pirate Kristen Schaal is now blowing up as Mel on HBOs "Flight of the Conchords."

If you are in NYC, make sure to check them out. They also do monthly "Story Pirates After Dark" shows that highlight the odder stuff, and there's free wine and snacks!
posted by jtajta at 9:12 AM on September 14, 2007

Hee! Thank you so much, this is wonderful. Surprisingly stellar production values!
posted by kavasa at 9:26 AM on September 14, 2007

I'm thinking that Dead Dog video really should be covered by Nina Hagen.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:52 AM on September 14, 2007

I love this! In time for National Talk Like a Pirate day too!
posted by Kimberly at 10:28 AM on September 14, 2007

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