Friday Fun: Carmina Burana for Sleep-Deprived Parents (Carl Orff / Matthew Hodge)

This one’s a bit silly, I must admit, but when it showed up on one of my feeds a couple of days ago, I couldn’t resist.  It’s Carmina Burana, toddler style.

I think my favourite line is “Why do you look so happy?”, though “Where are your pants?” comes a close second.  I’m not a parent myself, but I’ve definitely heard conversations along these lines when visiting friends with small children…

(it’s very well-sung, too.  Kudos to the Sydney Philharmonia Choir, who are not *really* local, but still pleasingly Australian!)

Of course, one can’t possibly show this clip without acknowledging the spectacular beer ad which inspired it…

Happy Friday!

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0 comments for “Friday Fun: Carmina Burana for Sleep-Deprived Parents (Carl Orff / Matthew Hodge)

  1. Ekaterin
    April 16, 2013 at 4:26 am

    YES. I was expecting this. I actually checked whether you had the poster in your friends list when I saw it, because I knew you would like it. It is both very well sung and soooo funny. And the faces of the singers are so … they must be parents themselves.

  2. April 16, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Yes, and they enunciate beautifully, too, which is vital. And adds to the air of ‘I’m trying to sound calm but really, really I am not’, which I like.

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