ok so the house lights stay on for the start of jellicle songs for jellicle cats and slowly go down as cats crawl out from behind the rubbish saying “are you blind when you’re born?” “can you see in the dark?” etc, and just as they’re building up to “jellicle song for jellicle cats” there’s a muffled gunshot and a blood curdling scream. suddenly the orchestra stops, the house lights come back on, and a detective bursts into the auditorium, flashing his badge and saying that everyone must stay where they are, for there has been a grisly murder. jennyanydots has been shot in her dressing room with a gun set on an automatic timer. to make matters worse, fur has been found on the gun, meaning one of the cats is responsible. and so begins an intense and heated debate among the cats as they try to find the murderer among them. each cat comes under suspicion at some point, and as they are scrutinised, dramatic secrets are revealed. grizabella is having an affair old deuteronomy. the run tum tugger sexually manipulates audience regulars for online attention. family man mister mistoffelees is gay. none of this is a performance. eventually, the cats figure out that the real murderer is the detective. the detective is me. but as soon as they realise this, they see that I am long gone. in fact, I was in cahoots with jennyanydots, who is the best cat and was never actually murdered, and who was played in this production by jane houdyshell, the whole time. by now, me and jane are probably at the airport on our way to cuba, with the cats investment money bursting out of our two suitcases. it’s only a matter of time before the cast of cats find jennyanydots’ empty cat suit in her dressing room, and realise they’ve been had. but with the distrust and suspicion sewn among the cats cast, there will surely never be a production of cats again. and that’s it. I’ll have defeated cats.
do you ever just… think about how “memory,” often considered to be one of the greatest songs in musical theater history, an iconic song for female actresses and musicians alike, a song with some genuinely gorgeous lyrics and often an equally gorgeous voice singing it…
…came out of “cats”?
like… seriously, HOW??? how did they manage to squeeze a song that amazing and iconic out of a show THIS ridiculous? and wtf even IS a “jellicle cat”??? what does that MEAN, lord andy??? the masses demand to know!
(and yes i realize half of these gifs are of tugger, but i feel like watching his number alone will be more than enough to explain how ridiculous this musical is. if you’ve never seen it, just imagine like… if michael jackson and elvis ever reproduced… and it was a cat for some reason.)
I keep thinking of a plot/AU/whatever where Cori and Tant get into a massive fight and for a while the Jellicles are extremely disrupted, like some sort of natural order has been messed with. Even Macavity is inactive, since every cat can sense the inbalance and finds it hard to do anything
And anyway I’m not gonna write it because I don’t like writing enough to devote that much time to it lmao but that’s my idea, and also the song Little Lion Man by Mumphord & Sons is like my theme song for it
Brand New Day from The Wiz. Sung by The Singsations (it’s the old Glee club young Will was in) in 1x01 (Pilot).Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee! from Grease. Sung by Rachel in 1x01 (Pilot).Summer Nights from Grease. Sung by Finn & Rachel with New Directions in 1x01 (Pilot).Let Me Entertain You by Robbie Williams. Sung by Vocal Adrenaline in 1x01 (Pilot).One from A Chorus Line. Sung by Rhythm Explosion (it’s the old Glee club Rachel, Kurt, Tina & Mercedes were in before New DIrections) in 1x01 (Pilot).Viva la Vida by Coldplay. Sung by Will in 1x01 (Pilot).La Camisa Negra by Juanes. Sung by Puck in 1x03 (Acafellas).Money from Cabaret. Sung by Rachel & Sandy in 1x05 (The Rhodes Not Taken).I Could Have Danced All Night / Bust a Move from My Fair Lady / by Young MC. Sung by Emma & Will in 1x08 (Mash-Up).I Saw Red by Warrant. Sung by Puck in 1x10 (Ballad).Broken Strings by Nelly Furtado & James Morrison. Sung by Rachel, Finn, Quinn & Puck in 1x13 (Sectionals).Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love from A Chorus Line. Sung by Rachel & Jesse in 1x14 (Hell-O).Justify My Love / Erotica by Madonna / Madonna. Sung by Tina in 1x15 (The Power of Madonna).Fergalicious by Fergie & will.i.am. Sung by Kurt & Mercedes with the Cheerios in 1x16 (Home).Xanadu by ELO. Sung by Rachel & Jesse with New Directions in 1x16 (Home).The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha. Sung by Will in 1x19 (Dream On).Tell Him by Barbra Streisand & Céline Dion. Sung by Rachel, Mercedes & Tina in an unknown episode.
Oops!…I Did It Again by Britney Spears. Sung by Brittany, Quinn & Santana in 2x02 (Britney/Brittany).Planet, Schmanet, Janet from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sung by Carl with Emma in 2x05 (The Rocky Horror Glee Show)Meet Me Halfway by The Black Eyed Peas. Sung by Sunshine with the Vocal Adrenaline in 2x11 (The Sue Sylvester Shuffle).Back In My Arms by Glee. Sung by Rachel in 2x16 (Original Song).One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head. Sung by Sandy in 2x17 (A Night of Neglect).It’s 10 AM and I’m Drunk by Glee. Sung by April in 2x19 (Rumours).Pain by Three Days Grace. Sung by Finn in 2x22 (New York).
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies. Sung by Sugar in 3x04 (Pot o’ Gold)You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) / Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? by Dead or Alive / Culture Club. Sung by Kurt & Blaine in 3x05 (The First Time).America / Jai Ho from West Side Story / Slumdog Millionaire. Sung by Mike, Puck, Rory, Santana & Tina in 3x05 (The First Time)Maneater / You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oates / Hall & Oates. Sung by Finn, Quinn, Rory & Tina in 3x06 (Mash Off).Oklahoma! from Oklahoma!. Sung by young Sue in 3x06 (Mash Off).Every Breath You Take by The Police. Sung by Sebastian & Kurt in 3x10 (Yes/No)Mr. Saxobeat by Alexandra Stan. Sung by Sugar in 3x12 (The Spanish Teacher).Seasons of Love from Rent. Sung by Brittany, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Puck, Quinn, Rachel & Santana in an unknown episode.
Mister Monotony by Judy Garland. Sung by Will & Sue in 4x03 (Makeover).Bad Religion by Frank Ocean. Sung by Santana in 4x04 (The Break-Up).Dancing On My Own by Robyn. Sung by Brittany in 4x13 (Diva).Wide Awake by Katy Perry. Sung by Santana in 4x13 (Diva)Maniac by Michael Sembello. Sung by Tina, Kitty, Marley & Brittany in 4x15 (Girls (and Boys) on Film).El Tango de Roxanne from Moulin Rouge!. Sung by Brody in 4x15 (Girls (and Boys) on Film).Diamonds are Forever / Diamonds by Shirley Bassey / Rihanna. Sung by Marley & Unique with New Directions Girls in 4x15 (Girls (and Boys) on Film).I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift. Sung by Sam in 4x17 (Guilty Pleasures).We Will Rock You by Queen. Sung by Will, Finn, Jake, Ryder, Blaine, Artie,Tina, Kitty, Unique, Sam & Marley in 4x20 (Lights Out).
Getting Better by The Beatles. Sung by Rachel, Santana, Kurt & Mercedes in 5x01 (Love, Love, Love).We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus. Sung by Artie, Blaine, Dani, Elliott, Jake, Rachel, Santana & Tina in 5x07 (Puppet Master).Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. Sung by Blaine, Jake & Becky in 5x07 (Puppet Master).Vision of Love by Mariah Carey. Sung by Elliott & Rachel in 5x10 (Trio).Unknown song by Glee. Sung by Mercedes & unknown person (if there’s one) in 5x11 (City of Angels).Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine. Sung by Holly with New Directions in 5x12 (100).Who Let the Dogs Out? / Jellicle Cats by Baha Men / from Cats. Sung by unknown characters in 5x19 (Old Dog, New Tricks).
SONGS RELEASED OUT OF EPISODES
Don’t Make Me Over by Dionne Warwick. Sung by Mercedes.Burning Up by Madonna. Sung by Jesse with the Vocal Adrenaline.Deck the Rooftop by Benjamin Hanby. Sung by Rachel, Finn, Santana, Tina, Mercedes & Artie.God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen as traditional song. Sung by Quinn, Mercedes, Santana, Tina & Rachel.O Christmas Tree as traditional song. Sung by WillJingle Bells by James Pierpont. Sung by Finn, Puck & Artie.Angels We Have Heard on High as traditional song. Sung by Mercedes.What Kind of Fool by Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb. Sung by Blaine with the Warblers.Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? by Rod Stewart. Sung by Blaine with the Warblers.Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt. Sung by Santana.Christmas Eve with You by Glee. Sung by Emma & Will.Little Drummer Boy by Trapp Family Singers. Sung by Artie.Do You Hear What I Hear by Bing Cosby. Sung by Unique & Harmony.I Want You Back by The Jackson 5. Sung by Sebastian with the Warblers.I Was Here by Beyoncé. Sung by Rachel.Not the End by The So Manys. Sung by Finn.Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day. Sung by Blaine & Finn.Silent Night as traditional song. Sung by Santana.Joy to the World as traditional song. Sung by Unique.I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Bing Crosby. Sung by Rachel.Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon & Yoko Ono. Sung by Finn.Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler. Sung by April & Will with New Directions underclassmen.
I was a cats-fan when I was three years old. I left the fandom for over then years and then it was my Violin which brought me back: I remembered Memory being a beautiful song and decided to try it on the violin. To be able to play it more emotionally I watched performances of the song on YouTube. Well, and then I kind of got stuck with videos of cats. One week later I was completely obsessed with everything about the musical.
Do not imagine Marinette one day giving Chat Noir the soundtrack to the musical "Cats" as a gag gift. Do not imagine Adrien obsessively listening to it because "this is a gift from a friend and, oh my god, I need to listen to this now." Do not imagine him getting to a point where he can sing the entire soundtrack verbatim even if he knows he cannot carry a tune if it was in a bucket. Do not imagine him deliberately singing and off-key and badly as possible all the different songs (TBC)
on Marinette’s balcony, just to annoy her. Do not imagine her chasing
“that silly tomcat” around the balcony, attempting to spritz him with a
water spritzer. Do not imagine him leaping and jumping around like an
actual cat around the balcony to avoid her, all the while, he keeps
singing horrible renditions of “Jellicle Songs” and “The Rum Tum
Tugger”, enjoying himself way too much. Do not imagine, after both are
out of breath and smiling (Marinette failing to keep herself
Chat starts singing “Memory” in a semi-decent way, enough for Marinette
to let herself smile and stating “I really like that song.” Do not
imagine Adrien the next day, humming the melody to “Memory”
absentmindedly, remembering how much fun he had messing with Marinette
and being so glad they’re becoming closer friends, when Nino asks him
what song he is humming. Do not imagine after Adrien explaining, Nino
being somewhat surprised because “Dude, I didn’t know you liked
Do not imagine Adrien, shyly explaining that he normally doesn’t listen
to them, but a friend gave him the soundtrack and he’s been singing all
the songs ever since. Do not imagine Marinette, overhearing the
conversation, letting out a rather awkward squeak and hiding her face in
hands before Nino has a chance to ask Adrien which friend it was that
got him the soundtrack. Do not imagine Marinette, having a
mini-breakdown, because "Oh my god, Adrien is that silly tomcat!”
Do not imagine Adrien, Alya and Nino being confused and concerned about
Marinette and Adrien asking her if she’s all right. Do not imagine
Marinette nodding a bit frantically and just explaining that she really
like that song she was humming. Do not imagine Adrien being a little
too pleased with himself for the rest of the day and Marinette trying to
come to terms that she just discovered that Chat and Adrien are one and
the same. Do not imagine any of that ’-~ ((Here’s a monster))
This is hilarious and adorable, thank you DNI anon :’)))