PLL season 6 teaser “analysis”
this isn’t necessarily an analysis, just something i’ve noticed and thought it might be cool to share:
so we all know the song mona sang in the trailer, and we know that originally it goes like this:
“hush little baby don’t say a word/mama’s gonna buy you a mocking bird/ and if that mocking bird won’t sing/daddy’s gonna buy you a diamond ring”
in the teaser, this last line is changed to “mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass.”
this sort of thing is commonly used as a technique to shock people, in a way. whilst you listen you’re expecting to hear “daddy’s gonna buy you a diamond ring” but instead you get the replacement. this causes the latter part of the song to stand out in your memory - when it deviates from the norm, it becomes significant.
i believe that this change highlights two issues, either to do with the show as a whole or -A, that will be explored in season 6:
- the absence of the father/ overbearing nature of the mother (when you expect to hear daddy you hear mama in the song) -a theme commonly explored in PLL anyway, especially with regard to the dilaurentis family
- mirrors (the looking glass) - this could just mean mirror imagery as PLL commonly uses, or be stretched to mean that potentially twin theory will be further explored, or that maybe one character has been or will mirror another.
it is probably also important to think about the mockingbird and what that represents, but the possibilities are too varied to talk about in this post tbh so i’ll just end this here. i’m way too invested in this show