Everything Beauty and The Beast seems to be continuously on trend recently. There have been an influx of covers, parodies, and all kinds of memes about the film and its soundtrack for the past few months. But here’s something that’s been on the internet for a year now.
This is a parody of Beauty and The Beast made by Filipino-Canadian comedian and vlogger Mikey Bustos.
Mikey Bustos is known for making parodies of international hit songs and making it hilariously Pinoy.
In this parody entitled Barangay, he uses the first song of the Beauty and The Beast soundtrack (“Belle”) and sings about the story of an average Filipino who’s about to travel abroad to be an OFW. The Pinoy then goes around the barangay telling people about it.
Check out the hilarious parody below:
I found it really amusing how the parody paralleled the story of Belle in the original song. Both characters wanted to get out of their hometown for something more. They both were on their way to more than a “provincial life.”
Mikey Bustos was even able to insert some very Pinoy words into the song such as “taho”, “opo”, “iho”, and a whole lot more. It was amazing since the song was a pretty wordy one. I loved how he was able to choose words that were perfect for both the tempo and the message of the song.
I also admire how the story of the parody is still relevant today even if it was posted in 2016. Mikey Bustos isn’t just creative. He’s woke, too!
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