Parody songs are rarely more clever than this takeoff on Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" released Wednesday by Syracuse sketch comedy group "Humor Whore."
Entitled "Boeheimian Rhapsody," the song mimics Queen's original music video with its shadows, lighting and sequencing while mixing in scenes of well-known Syracuse landmarks. The lyrics poke fun at every aspect of the Syracuse basketball program and celebrate a 2012-13 season that exceeded expectations but ended two victories shy of a second national championship.
They bemoan Trevor Cooney's ill-fated errant shot with Syracuse down three in the final seconds against Michigan in the Final Four. They lament Jim Boeheim's tendency to pick his nose with TV cameras rolling. And best of all they take a shot at the player whose academic woes derailed Syracuse's Final Four bid the previous year, introducing the concept of "Good Melo" (Carmelo Anthony) and "Bad Melo" (Fab Melo)."
Humor Whore member Nick Ferreiro, 19, told the Syracuse Post-Standard that he, Samii Ruddy, 21, and Matt Del Greco, 22, wrote the Boeheimian lyrics together in about two weeks and filmed it over the next three weekends. The video has more than 5,000 views on YouTube in less than 24 hours and it has been well received so far among Syracuse fans and rival fans alike.
Tweeted Georgtown fan site @CasualHoya, "This 'Boeheimian Rhapsody' is the best thing to ever come out of Syracuse. By far."