Tuesday 15 May 2012

Buffy - Britney Parody

Although I tend to write dark-themed stories, books and films, my wife Carmen Gillespie has always been the Mistress of Sunshine to my Master of Darkness. In short, she's the comedian - and very talented at it.

One fun example of her talent came about 10 years ago, when we were both religiously watching 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and it was rumored that Britney Spears would guest star in an episode. 

At the time, Britney Spears was at the top of the charts. The song and video of 'Slave 4 U' from her self-titled album was played all the time. Screen captures of her live performance with the snake was all over the internet. The hot, young, blond popstar was a role model as was the young, blond Sarah Michelle Gellar as the strong vampire-slaying Buffy. So Britney appearing on Buffy would be a sure-fire ratings hit.

Carmen, who has a knack for coming up with parodies to popular songs, came up with the idea of "Slay 4 U" to the tune of "Slave 4 U". Using references from the show and even some of Joss Whedon's dialogue, she wrote the lyrics as if Buffy sang like Britney. A friend of ours, Reston Williams recreated the instrumental "Slave 4 U" music and even added the opening of the Buffy Theme into it.

We had hoped to release it and even shoot a music video but we ran out of funds. We even photographed Carmen in a parody of Britney's album cover. (As seen here).

Original CD Cover with Britney & the Parody Cover with Carmen Gillespie

Due to scheduling conflicts, Britney never did make her appearance on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, nor did we get around to making an accompanying video. Now that there is such a thing as YouTube, and Carmen is posting some comedic stuff for a laugh, she decided to dust this one off and share it with the world.

Here is the song 'Slay 4 U' with the lyrics. Enjoy:

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