okay, so i've been thinking of "all-american prophet" lately. it's elder price trying to "prove" himself worthy of something incredible. he's trying to "be joseph smith again" because, yeah, what he did was something incredible. on top of this, elder price mimicking joseph smith's dancing and movements is so telling of both his egocentric personality and desire to follow in his footsteps. the way he shadows joseph's movements perfectly is reminiscent of his pride and how he sees himself, the "mormon who changed all of mankind." also, elder cunningham's gradual stepping out of the spotlight enforces the whole "fake protagonist" thing. the audience is brought to focus on elder price, the apparent "new joseph smith" instead of elder cunningham, the real protagonist. bonus thought: in the previews, elder cunningham's lines at the end of the song were replaced by elder price saying "that's me!" and "it's my turn!" but, like, right after his whole speech about how he's gonna follow in the mormon role model's footsteps, the general fucking kills a guy? and, maybe price thinks it's his fault? because if he hadn't created that "public assembly," maybe he wouldn't have died. poor guy. anyways, that's what's been on my mind.