Three days ago, comedy website FunnyOrDie.com posted yet another amusing video (And yes, those who know me remember that when this site was launched, I thought that it was pronounced “Funny Ordy.” I still stand by my thought that comparing adjectives to verbs is confusing, but whatever. Glad my friends and family enjoyed mocking me!)
Anyways, the video is called “Wishbone Reboot,” and since I can’t embed it here, click the link! It imitates the introduction to “Wishbone,” one of my favorite TV shows as a child which used classic novels to teach life lessons.
What’s hilarious about the parody is that it includes books which would never had made it on the kid’s show, such as Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, and The Road. It got me thinking just how many novels in the literary canon are simply too graphic for the elementary school demographic.
But what if “Wishbone” had an adult version? Which masterpieces would you love to see acted out by a Jack Russell Terrier?
Here’s my top 10 picks:
- Medea by Euripides
- Bacchae by Euripides
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- The Stranger by Albert Camus
- Lysistrata by Aristophanes
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
- Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories: “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “Hop-Frog,” “The Cask of Amontillado”
- Franz Kafka’s short stories: “Metamorphosis,” “The Judgment,” “In the Penal Colony”
Now I don’t read extremely horrific tales, so let me know what other stories could make the cut for an R-rated “Wishbone.” Go crazy!