You know what needs to be its own music genre? Popular songs being covered by voice actors. You surprisingly don’t see it often with kid’s shows, but on the rare times it does pop up, it really highlights how much fun voice actors can have with their characters.
I mean you got:
The Looney Tunes singing It’s Now or Never by Elvis
Alvin and the Chipmunks singing Time Warp
Daffy and Bugs Bunny singing Can’t Buy Me Love by the Beatles
Larry and Mr. Lunt singing I Will Always Love You by Celine Dion
Bugs Bunny singing Good Luck Charm by Elvis
Bob and Larry singing Footloose
The Muppets singing Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
The list goes on and on with other examples but those are just some of my favorites.
You can just tell the voice actors are having an absolute blast when you hear these song covers. Plus, it’s such a cool thing to see these characters cross over into our reality in a sense. Idk- it’s just fun! XD
I’m gonna listen to The Looney Tunes sing Jailhouse Rock again.
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So the other day I was listening to music, minding my own business, and ran into a song that reminded me almost immediately of the Crastle duo. Now I need you to hear me out on this one, because it's a bit of a bold claim, but:
Bohemian Rhapsody is a crastle duo song.
"Mama, just killed a man / Put a gun against his head / Pulled the trigger now he's dead" [Bdubs, about the firing squad]
"Look up to the skies and sing" [the jukebox from the day 1 alliance]
"I don't wanna die / I sometimes wish / I'd never been born at all" [Cleo, setting up alliance after alliance to keep them safe]
Proper analysis under the cut because it got longer than I'd wanted it to!
Take a look at the early verses-- specifically at the "mama, just killed a man" verse. Super easy connections here: Bdubs, at the firing squad, killing etho and tango and saying 'ah, yeah, i killed someone. oh. i killed someone'. If I remember correctly, it was the next session that bdubs missed, so even the end of that verse-- "if i'm not back again this time tomorrow" can be interpreted in really interesting ways if you contextualize it as a conversation between him and Cleo.
The verse after it, too, can very easily be read as Cleo in the moments where Bdubs is gone. "Goodbye everybody / I've got to go" as she declares war on the Red Army for good, leading into her deal with Scar and the Widow's Alliance being set up as defensive measures.
Perhaps instead you'd think of the call and response "will not let you go / let me go!" portion. The back and forth of it reads the same as Cleo's final stand against Ren; as she chases him down in one final attack against him, with the repetition of 'no' at the end being the moment Cleo falls. Immediately after, swapping over to "mama mia! Mamma mia!" etc, as Bdubs and Tango race up into the crastle and Bdubs comes to the realization that Cleo is gone.
What about the lines right afterwards? "So you think you can love me and leave me to die? / Oh baby / Can't do this to me baby" featuring Cleo's grave, before Bdubs goes in on the attack for the rest of session eight. That final guitar section the final battle of Dogwarts, leading up to Bdubs in the Crastle again and looking down on everyone outside.
And the end: "Nothing really matters" as Bdubs pockets a clock and attacks Impulse, the alliance from day one forgotten. The faint "Any way the wind blows" at the end as Cleo's ghost, faint and barely there just as the line is, as Bdubs walks alongside Scar to his doom.
In conclusion: Bohemian Rhapsody is, in fact, a Crastle Duo song.
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