Friendsday Wednesday! Canadian Edition!
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Welcome to Friendsday Wednesday. Here’s where I post things by our friends. I’m going to start with some of the greatest fan-related videos on the Interweb.
This was my introduction to Sway and Nitya Chirravur, two cramazing Canadian sisters who were so inspired by Heights, they began creating their own animated spinoffs. A high-speed Alabanza where Abuela Claudia floats away like Mary Poppins? Yes, thanks!
Nitya continued along this theme until she created her masterpiece, a high-speed animated version of the Blackout, complete with dollar signs in Usnavi’s eyes. I mean, this video simply never gets old.
If any one character was truly Nitya’s muse, it was Sonny. She devoted two full music videos to him, one to the tune of Kanye West & Estelle’s American Boy, and an epic disco classic, with what appears to be a clay rendering of Sonny.
And then there’s Condom Guy. Know who Condom Guy is? He’s the guy in Heights who tries to buy condoms in the Bodega, only to have it loudly announced by Usnavi, “You wanna box of Condoms, what kind?” It goes by in an instant, but Nitya and Sway sort of turned him into the Rosenkrantz & Guildenstern of Heights. Condom Guy returns, in an animated version of Benny’s Dispatch that also manages to squeeze in a cartoon Tina Fey eating a hot dog.
I don’t know what the future holds for Sway & Nitya, but I am sure it is bright, and I know that I am forever grateful that for a time, In The Heights was their muse.
May The Fourth Be With You! Happy Friendsday Wednesday!