Eccentric dude puts lyrics to famous film scores (like Batman!)

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41 Responses to “Eccentric dude puts lyrics to famous film scores (like Batman!)”

  1. mr.skeleton says:

    Ditto on the Halloween theme. It’s surprisingly… catchy and eloquent, somehow.

  2. Lea Hernandez says:

    I started doing this because of the Bill Myrray lounge lizard Star Wars one.

    I completely ruined the Harry Potter theme for a friend. Didn’t mean to, but dangit, the words fit!

    I love this Andrew guy.

  3. Satan Ate My Ears says:

    This guy must have taken a dip in Crispin Glover’s gene pool.

  4. hassan-i-sabbah says:

    Musical theater – could this be a job for Brent Rinehart??

  5. HPHovercraft says:

    If he didn’t play it so deadpan, the video wouldn’t have been half as funny. Great stuff.

  6. GregLondon says:

    OK, that was hilarious.

  7. xopl says:

    #31 Rob O

    I always thought it sounded like classic Elfman. (You do know that he did compose the Batman theme right? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096895/combined)

    You can tell almost instantly from the Beetlejuice theme, or the Simpsons, or Tales from the Crypt, or Batman that it is Elfman just by the music. No singing required.

  8. claud9999 says:

    amazing! colossal! ASTOUNDING!

    When can I buy the DVD collection of these masterpieces? (Sorry, if you’re not into the kitch/WFMU.org scene, you just won’t get the fabtabulousness of it all.)

  9. jonathan_v says:

    Wow, that sucks.

  10. GuabaMan says:

    Awesome!! LOL! BBtv should make an episode about him!!!

  11. The_Epicarrion says:

    Well, I don’t know about everyone else but now I don’t have to see this new Batman flick at all. Let the Oscar buzz begin!

  12. joelf says:

    This one is my all time favorite:

    Dr Quincy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRltZc416m0

  13. Torley says:

    One of my Goldentusk faves is the Indiana Jones rendition:

    » http://youtube.com/watch?v=fTrK4VQG93Y

    Especially the part where he dramatically intones, “Kill all the snaaaakes…”

    It’s not just the parodied music that’s funny, it’s the fitting visuals that add an extra dimension to the whole song-and-dance. :)

  14. Rob O. says:

    Haha, doesn’t hurt that the vocals make the whole thing sound more like a Danny Elfman musical piece. I never used to think that the Batman score stuff sounded like Elfman, but, man, throw some lyrics on and it sounds like it could be from Sweeny Todd or Corpse Bride.

  15. Bender says:

    I agree with Joelf, the Quincy one is pretty funny.

  16. Orchestra Spy says:

    Holy bat-nipples Batman!

  17. dderidex says:

    The videos…oh, gods, the eyes…what has been seen…cannot be unseen!

    Still, the audio is amusing. Good candidate for ‘click play, alt-tab’.

  18. El_Cid says:

    Ouch. Ouch. That’s, that’s just, well, I mean… We all have impulses. Sometimes you just gotta follow them. Other times…

  19. Zarniwoop says:

    ADAM WEEEEEST!

  20. Orchestra Spy says:

    lol @ #2 DDERIDEX
    my eyes came out clear, but not my ears. Great Scott!

  21. Peter Swimm says:

    Can I cancel my Internet?

  22. seyo says:

    “Absolutely brilliant.”

    Am I missing some sort of hipster / nerd culture sarcasm here?

  23. IWood says:

    I’ll come out when they’re all gone.

  24. Thinkerer says:

    I think that Weird Al Yankovic has just been one-upped. Well, maybe “up” is just a little generous…

  25. SuperDoop says:

    Who knew that all superhero theme songs were really arias?

    Thanks for turning all of those theme songs into some new tracks that will soon be labeled with those “this song used in torture” stickers.

  26. justONEguy says:

    Fuh… Kin… Genius!

  27. Doran says:

    Did Sean Bonner get demoted?

  28. thisisagoodthing says:

    excellent, barking mad but excellent!

  29. xopl says:

    ha! I don’t know if I’d record it and put it on the internet, but I love doing this.

    I used to do it for videogame themes all the time. Like Final Fantasy 1 (US) for the NES… overworld music… “We are the Light Warrior we KICK some ass!” etc.

    Lets not forget that this has a fine history, going back at least to Bill Murray and the Star Wars theme:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=53DQgbj2mIc

  30. palindromic says:

    There was a brilliant precursor to this, I wonder if its the same guy, but on ytmnd.com this guy did this hilarious rendition of the Jurassic Park dinosaur theme. First link that popped was youtube, so without further ado: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il85E-ms-44

  31. Anonymous says:

    Bravo, these are hilarious.
    Batman is the weakest one, though, so click through and watch one of the other ones.

  32. Skep says:

    He’s got a couple of those notes down pat!

  33. Anonymous says:

    The Hallowe’en video is the best, I think.

  34. crenelle says:

    I’ve just seen the one for Batman, and I am very impressed with it, it kept my interest. The idea is excellent, this piece would seem to be at home in a Batman play or musical if that’s possible. I appreciate the singer being able to hit the notes well. I think it is smart, it hints at the story, it provides insight to the character, with an appreciable musical choreography. Nicely done.

    A lot of stuff on the net deserves to be gonged, but for this I wouldn’t even threaten to pull out the hammer, I’d want to hear the whole thing.

  35. phillamb168 says:

    It’s Sondheim, just a little off-key.

  36. dderidex says:

    “And the ytmnd link: http://jurassicparkwtf.ytmnd.com/

    There are a few – VERY few – ytmnds that manage to redeem the site for all the other…ummm…stuff on there.

    This is one of them.

    That is all.

  37. dderidex says:

    Let’s face it…even the lamest, tackiest lyrics this guy came up with…

    blow away Roddenberry’s lyrics to the Original Series Trek theme. A tune so awful that all recordings of it have been scorched off the internets (at least, I can’t find one).

  38. rasz says:

    surprisingly more than decent, I for one would go into a Musical Theatre to watch a show made by this guy.

  39. Goldentusk says:

    Thanks for the shout out guys!

  40. Brian "DoctaBu" Moore says:

    Oh my God. These are hilarious. Check out the Bond one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc17zmeMlSI

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