Saturday, April 23, 2011

In Honor of the Bard's Birthday: "Romeo and Juliet" from "Reefer Madness"

Today is the day that Shakespeare's birthday is traditionally celebrated (they weren't too big on paperwork back in his day, so the actual date is unknown). In celebration, here is an awesomely chipper and inane song performed by two characters who have obviously not read the entire play:

To give you some context, this song appears in the musical Reefer Madness, which satirizes the over-the-top film of the same name from the 1930s. In this clip, Jimmy Harper (Christian Campbell) and Mary Lane (Kristen Bell) are preparing to read Romeo and Juliet while falling in love. Unfortunately, the play foreshadows the outcome of their relationship, which is tragic yet utterly hysterical (just watch the movie).