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Name five series that should have had a musical episode (and how it could have been explained).

1. She-Ra. Shadow Weaver casts a spell forcing the Rebellion to sing cause... ummmmm... it'll make their lives more difficult? Their plots are silly anyway. Or it's all in Glimmer's mind, as she has some kind of weird dream. Honestly I think it'd be no worse than any other She-Ra ep, and I'd like to hear the ladies sing.

2. Merlin. It's an evil plot by Nimueh to make no one take Uther's kingdom seriously anymore. Frankly, it's no worse than any of her other evil plans for Merlin's or Arthur's destruction.

3. X-Men the animated series. The power of the new mutant at Xavier's school is that everyone in his presence can't talk, but can only sing. (No, I wouldn't wish this on anyone, truly. This meme kind of assumes that shows should generally have musical episodes, and while I certainly love them sometimes, ie Once More With Feeling, Brigadoom, etc, other times they don't work well. Still, it'd be interesting to see them attempt it.)

4. Not a show, but the Deadpool movie should definitely have singing, and no explanation is needed, cause it's Deadpool. I read somewhere that Ryan Reynolds threw out the idea that it should be a musical, though I have the feeling that might have just been a rumor.

5. Firefly, after the crew gets drugged en masse. Or maybe only Jayne or Mal gets drugged, and hallucinates everyone else singing a la Scrubs.

Date: 2009-07-04 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadpool-sporks.livejournal.com
Hey, what's up, dude? This is a pretty sweet meme. I may have to snag it (or my friend [livejournal.com profile] hermione_vader might, instead).

4. Not a show, but the Deadpool movie should definitely have singing, and no explanation is needed, cause it's Deadpool. I read somewhere that Ryan Reynolds threw out the idea that it should be a musical, though I have the feeling that might have just been a rumor.

I read that one on my page on TVTropes and I'm so excited! It better not be just a rumor, because I have a lot of ideas. Cable should be played by Nathan Fillion or John Barrowman and Neil Patrick Harris should play Bob. Oh, and I picked out a tagline: "Like Sweeney Todd, but with katana instead of razors!"

5. Firefly, after the crew gets drugged en masse. Or maybe only Jayne or Mal gets drugged, and hallucinates everyone else singing a la Scrubs.

I totally agree with this one. It'd hafta be Jayne's brain 'cause he's awesome and that's where the really crazy stuff would happed. Dontcha love the Scrubs musical episode? I love when Dr. Cox calls the hallucinating woman "cuckoopants" 'cause that word is beyond awesome.

Also, I love your icon as much as, if not more than, Taco Bell.

Date: 2009-07-04 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fourleftxaviers.livejournal.com
DEADPOOL OMG YOU HAVE GRACED MY LJ! I am honored. If I knew kung fu or was a ninja and had honor, I would bow. Sit and be welcome. May I offer you a chimichanga or some nachos?

I didn't get a chance to comment yet, but I read your most recent mockery of the badfic (and oh god that was really bad) and was most entertained.

Yeah, the Scrubs ep was pretty great. And the explanation for it was win. The reason behind everyone suddenly singing is always the hard part. BtVS had it easiest in that department.

While I definitely want singing in the Deadpool movie, I would be sad if I didn't get to hear you talk. And if everyone sang it could potentially distract from the awesomeness of your singing. Plus I'm really not sure if I'd want to hear Cable sing, I don't know about his voice. I'd be on board for a duet with Weasel and Bob, though I imagine not all three are going to make it into the movie. Probably not Cable, and I'm guessing either Weasel or Bob but not both. Oh well.

As Taco Bell is clearly the greatest restaurant on Earth, you flatter me.

Date: 2009-07-04 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadpool-sporks.livejournal.com
I'm flattered. You can bow if you want---I won't tell the ninjas and they don't see nearly as much as they want you to think they do. I'll take a chimichanga as long as you're offering.

Thank you. It's always nice to hear that, especially since I swear the badfic keeps getting worse.

Yesyesyes. What was your favorite musical number? I love "Welcome to Sacred Heart" because it's so Old Hollywood musical-esque that I swear the parkin' lot will retract and there'll be a big swimmin' pool and everyone'll dive in and swim around with big smiles on their faces, like Esther Williams. I think they shouldn't've operated on the hallucinatin' lady 'cause then everyone would've kept singin', but I guess that wouldn't've worked in the long run.

We wouldn't be singin' the whole time, just at random moments. There'd be talkin' too, 'cause this is not Les Miz. Awww, I want Cable and my sidekicks! I'm off to find the writers!

Date: 2009-07-04 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fourleftxaviers.livejournal.com
I steer clear of ff.net and most places with true badfic, to insulate myself. That way I usually don't see it unless it's transformed into funny.

"Welcome to Sacred Heart" for just the reasons you mention. My second favorite is "Guy Love," because it's so beautiful and so right. Kind of a good point about not operating on her. Why wouldn't that have worked? Honestly, if I found myself in a hallucinogenic state in which everyone was singing, I think I would sorta dig it and want to sit back and appreciate the experience for at least a couple of weeks.

Date: 2009-07-05 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadpool-sporks.livejournal.com
I wish I was that lucky. That's where I started and Hermione started, but luckily, we like to randomly watch Mystery Science Theater 3000, and that's how this whole nutty thing started. I just wish some of those feebs would get their Internet taken away. Does Rob Liefeld have Internet? I hope not. O.O

Ah, "Guy Love." So much awesomeness-tude in one song. Weasel got me to sing that with him once, but then people started throwin' things at us. I can't really think of anyone who wouldn't want to watch and listen to people spontaneously sing and dance. I know two siblings who would totally love it if they woke up and everyone was performin' Newsies.

Dontcha love "I'm a Marvel and I'm a DC?"

Date: 2009-07-05 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fourleftxaviers.livejournal.com
If you and Weasel ever want to do another Guy Love duet, give me some notice and I will gather a large group of people who will not throw things at you, but will instead listen rapt.

Dontcha love "I'm a Marvel and I'm a DC?"

It makes me so happy, I cannot even tell you. I need to upload a couple more of the icons, cause they are priceless.

I'm sure if Rob Liefeld has the interwebz he's not using them for evil. OR IS HE.

Date: 2009-07-05 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alicated.livejournal.com
I wish Veronica Mars had had a musical. We know Kristen Bell can sing, although to be fair she did to karaoke (although typically 'Veronica' by Elvis Costello to fit her self-centred nature) and sing a fair bit in the series.

I love your Firefly idea. Either that, or River can somehow communicate her sanity in song.

Having been re-watching Buffy, I really wish the Trio had been included in Once More With Feeling. I know there's a fanfic about it, but that's not the same! (Also, watching it as part of my 2009 Buffy rewatch, it occurred to me that Willow really doesn't sing. Either she doesn't have many feelings, or Alyson Hannigan decided to stick to acting.)

Date: 2009-07-07 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fourleftxaviers.livejournal.com
Oh thank you! You know, there is not a single character on Firefly I wouldn't want a song from. River would be at the top of the list.

Yes, VM did sing, as did what's-his-name, silly detective guy. Private eyes, they're watching you! from the high window. I remember so little television, but I will never forget that scene, it was the best. Based on the singing they did do, I feel confident they would have done a musical episode if the show had gone on a little longer and if they could have come up with a halfway decent reason to.

Ohhhh I have wished so many times the Troika could have had a song. They had such great fodder for it, too. Perhaps with a bridge by Andrew re: his feelings for Warren? That would have been so cool.

IIRC, Alyson Hannigan was pretty upfront about not being able to sing. Not being able to, or not wanting to, I forget which. Possibly both.

Date: 2009-07-07 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fourleftxaviers.livejournal.com
You know, most often I've wished they'd just recorded a Trio song and stuck it on the DVD's. That would have been do-able and not interfered with the episode length. Why didn't they do that? Were the songs prohibitively expensive to record, or did they just not think of it?



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