Good morning! Oh, don’t yawn at me like that. I have just the Monday video to perk you up.
Using classical music as a soundtrack to cartoons is a long and storied tradition, opera parodies doubly so. While it was far more prevalent in old shorts like Bugs Bunny or Disney bits, the tradition is not entirely dead today. There a few examples, but today I’d like to highlight a particular magical moment that my brother and I enjoyed so much in our Nickelodeon days. It’s from the Hey, Arnold! segment “What’s Opera, Arnold?” and I think you’ll agree that Bizet and Wagner together never made more sense.