You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Shakespeare on Disney

Written by mike Jacka. Posted in Features, Fun

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Published on March 05, 2016 at 2:00 am with No Comments

You’ve Got To Be Kidding is parody. Sit back, relax, and allow yourself to have a bit of fun!

Few people have noted the hidden connections that exist between Shakespeare and Disney.  However, a close perusal of the bard’s works will show that he had much more to say about Disney than one might first suspect.  Following are a few examples:

“Some are born Disney fans, some achieve Disney fandom, and some have Disney fandom thrust upon them through marriage.”

“Now is the winter of our closed attractions.”

“Is this a FastPass which I see before me, the end time close at hand?”

All Disney World’s a stage, and all the men and women merely cast members. They have their time off stage and on. And each plays their part hoping for full-time employment.”

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth is it to have a thankless AP?”

Beware the Ides of July plus two days, lest you be lost in great crowds and raucous revelry.”

What’s in a name?  That which we called Disney-MGM Studios by any other name would still have The Great Movie Ride.”

To wait or not to wait:  that is the question:
Whether ‘ti
s nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of line-standing tedium,
Or to take flight against a sea of people,
And, by opposing them, visit a less popular attraction?”

Friends, guests, cast members, lend me your ears; I come to bury Big Thunder Ranch, not to praise it.”

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?  Hot, crowded, and overpriced.”

The fault, dear Brutus, is not with hand-drawn animation, but with some really bad stories.”

By the pricking of my thumbs…wait a minute, isn’t this Sleeping Beauty’s shtick?”

The course of any attraction never did run true… something always goes horribly wrong.”

Hell is empty and all the suits are here.”

There are more things in Imagineering and movie pitches, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your blue-sky thinking.”

Tomorrowland and Tomorrowland and Tomorrowland, creeps with these petty changes from year to year.  One of these days we’ll get it right.”

Good night.  Good night.  Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night ‘til it be time for the park to open again tomorrow.”

Any Shakespeare quotes you can think of that I may have missed?

About mike Jacka

Mike lives in Phoenix, Arizona and has two claims to fame. The first is that he was born the day Disneyland opened. So, yes, he is old. The second is that he is the funniest internal auditor in the profession of internal auditing. Yes, a very low bar. Yes, this is akin to being the sanest person in the asylum. So why not combine those two great achievements? Why not combine that love for Disneyland with a slightly offbeat sense of humor? I guess we'll all find out.

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