Calling all public t.v. kids. Calling all kids who did not have cable. Calling all kids who may have had cable but for some reason still watched PBS's Arthur
It seems contrived to say "remember Arthur?" because I feel like the show has never left people's radar. Especially due to the "Arthur's Fist" meme that made it's rounds in the past few years.
A couple of days ago, the Jeckyll Hyde song from Arthur popped into my brain, and I looked for it on YouTube to share with my coworker Miranda against her will. Here's the video for you to educate yourself if you haven't seen it yet.
In the suggested videos I found a live action fan remake of the video, and - like a reasonable adult - I watched it all the way through.
But there wasn't just one. There were so many more. Here is but a sample.
Move aside every single spoken word poet ever, we have a new superstar, and their name is Carly Langsdorf and and Taylor Groves.
I have no clue why they decided to make a video, and then take a video of that video, but I'm not here to judge their art.
First difference here is that Maggie and Hannah use the original audio from Arthur. I'm here for it. The quality is a little bit better and there are some artistic choices in the editing.
There's also some great acting and costumes.
This also gets points for using a real copy of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde.
Not sure how I feel about the role of the Brain from Arthur being turned into three young women (like, couldn't you pick one to play the role and have some extras?) but I'm into the St. Patrick's Day gear.
I'm not sure how I feel about the wig, but at least the iconic dance from the original was attempted here.
And again, points for using the real book.
Okay so these kids clearly planned this out. There are well set up shots, there is drama, there are props, there is an actual copy of the book, they are in a library.
There's even a shot with a person behind the library desk, so like, they planned.
Watch this at least for this moment.
Amazing on all accounts except for the one where he didn't do the iconic dance. Highlights also include these two parts.