Musical Theater Geeks

So Todrick Hall visited Rutgers recently and I go to see him. After the amazing performance we got to sit down with him for a Q&A session. As I sat there trying to think of the perfect question, my senior year of high school came to mind. Twerkin’ in the Rain had to be the most shared video among me and my friends. It was hilarious. It was popular with my entire class. So I asked: “Where in did get the inspiration for ‘Twerking in the Rain,’ how did you come up with that?”

He replied with saying that he was a musical theater geek and loved old movies and musicals and that if I paid close attention to the lyrics they all reference exactly that.

So here are the lyrics… You give it a try to see if you can find all the musically geeky references and comment what you find.

(Opening)
I’m twerking in the rain.
Just twerking in the rain.
It’s the ratchetest feeling
I’m clapping the cakes.
These haters gonna hate
But I’m still in the game.
Just working
Twerking in the rain.

(I’m twerking in the rain
Just twerking in the rain.
It’s the ratchetest feeling
I’m making it clap again.
These haters gon’ hate
But they can get out my way.
And let me work work
And let me twerk twerk
In the rain.)

Yo,yo
Yeah I’m the dapperest fella.
Better like them cakes to have jelly.
They roll under my umbrella
Just like my name was Gene Kelley.
I heard the weatherman say night for full ***.
Tonight there’s gonna be some *** in the forecast!
Well Hello Dolly like your trolley baby anything goes
These ——poppin’ lollies like them video hoes
That booty hydroplane (damn) don’t you be embarrassed
I’m bout to make it rain
Like an American Paris
Tell me
How your
Booty got a double chin
Imma give the cakes a ten
That booty’s Gone With the Wind
Yep,it’s raining men

I’ll always love you if you let me be your booty guard
That mess is plastic—-on the boulevard
(Lightning) lightning flash flash flash
Thunder crash crash crash
Drop it
Low in the H2O
Baby make that cash cash cash
Honey
We should be up in there movie starrin’


Baby doll let me buy you a booty garland

(Chorus)

Leggo
Doo do doot doo doo
do doo doo do doot do doo doo
Doo doot doo doo
Doot doo da da
I think we gave em Gene Kelley in the ************
I think we gave em Freddy Skeins this ************
We even gave em Robin Reynolds in this ************
1927!
Now drop it low
Make that money
Two snaps
For WhatTheFunny
Drop it drop it low
Make that money
Two snaps
For WhatTheFunny

They say
“Why you twerkin in the rain Toddy?”
“Why you twerkin in the rain shawty?”
“Why you twerkin in the rain honey?”
I say
“Why you not?”

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