With nearly the entire world pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re all faced with uncharted territory, a major upheaval to our ordinary way of life. We’re also confronted with much more time at home, which led to a spark of delightful creativity by Canadian author Joel A. Sutherland and his family, who repurposed some forgotten The Simpsons Halloween costumes this week.
The end result is a bit of social media gold, and is sure to bring you some smiles this Thursday:
Social Isolation, Day 23
Kids: We're booooored! What can we do?
Wife *cleaning basement*: What are we ever going to do with these Simpsons Halloween costumes we only wore once?
— Joel A. Sutherland (@joelasutherland) April 8, 2020
Here’s the video, but in larger You Tube size:
Bravo, everybody. Thank you for this magic, truly. And also to this guy, who did a similar remix of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song:
We’ve seen some ingenuity spring out of this confusing, uncertain time, with similarly inspired videos making the rounds on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and other platforms in recent weeks.
Some America fans paid homage to “A Horse With No Name” in amusing fashion:
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We love to see some of you are getting creative with your time at home! To @maravannes & @sem_jonkers, thanks for brightening our week, this is fantastic! Send us videos if America has been helping you pass the time inside, it warms our hearts to know we’re all in this together. ♥️♥️♥️
While banging out the drum solo to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” has become something of A Thing on TikTok:
There have also been humorous spins on classic album artwork, amended to reflect social distancing measures:
And “Weird Al Yankovic,” meanwhile, sang a song of his that has taken on added relevance right now:
But recreating the iconic opening credits to The Simpsons with live-action costumes and nods to social distancing? That’s top-shelf.