Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a musical classic -- who can forget Wayne and Garth rocking out to it in the car in "Wayne's World"? And now, talented impressionist and viral-video king Paul Vlahos has put the song in the mouths of a dozen or so pop-culture characters.
Vlahos switches effortlessly from voice to voice. You'll hear the classic tune sung by cartoon characters -- including "South Park's" Cartman and practically the entire cast of "Family Guy" -- as well as Gollum from "Lord of the Rings." Real-life people take a turn, with Vlahos imitating Christopher Walken, Jack Nicholson and even President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. "Simpsons" members Homer and Marge make appearances too, as do Meatwad and Carl from one of Vlahos' favorite cartoons, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force."
And Vlahos doesn't sing it straight -- he throws in comedy bits as he proceeds, including a classic bit with "Family Guy" patriarch Peter Griffin. And he plays instruments too, even though they may be from the video game "Guitar Hero."
Vlahos has also posted different versions of the main video, including an a capella version and a reel of outtakes and goofs.
Vlahos, who lives in Sacramento, Calif., writes on his website that he dreams of being a full-time comedian some day. He regularly posts new videos on his YouTube page.
First published July 31 2013, 10:48 AM