FLASHBACK: One Day More: Les Misbarack [VIDEO]

On the final day before Election 2016, many on Twitter are quoting lines from the Les Miserables anthem, One Day More. And that reminds me of one of our favorite moments from the closing days of the 2008 Obama campaign, when members of the Los Angeles-based Ultimate Improv troupe went viral with their lip-synced performance of the song from the 1985 cast album. The clip was, of course, ridiculed as proof that “effete urban metrosexual liberal elites” made up the bulk of Obama supporters. Because sure! Watch below.

  • bkmn
    • safari

      My father is still threatening to build a wall between his house and his elderly Clinton-supporting neighbor. Like Trump’s plan, I’m not sure how he’s going to be able to pay for it.

      • Chucktech

        Well, clearly, in Trumponian America, his elderly Clinton-supporting neighbor has to pay!

      • Rambie

        The government “handout” hating will demand the government pay for it.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Jeffrey

      LOL

    • Blake Jordan

      Don’t you mean series finale… at least if IT wins…

      • Rambie

        I was just thinking that myself, if not the Earth finale

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Well, that’s up to the American Produc….sorry….people.

    • Rex

      Just as long as it’s not a cliff-hanger!

    • Gerry Fisher

      [shudder]

    • Stubenville

      I plan on getting blotto and going to bed early. I’ll deal with the outcome in the morning. YMMV.

      • In 2008 on election night, I was in a Canadian airport on my way to keynote something or other and I went into an airport bar to see how the Dems were doing, only to find none of the televisions were doing anything on the American elections. It was actually surprisingly peaceful for me…I woke up the next day in my Toronto hotel to the headlines on the Globe and Mail waiting outside my door to let me know Obama had won. It was a great way to start the day 🙂

  • Jeffrey

    Those two bitches are fighting over my Marius

  • JoeMyGod

    You might also enjoy this flash mob performance by the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn8PiqIXEjQ

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • DaddyRay

      I was just going to say – needs more Tacos

    • safari

      My 84 year old grandmother has decided to change her weekly dinner menu to move tacos from today to tomorrow at my suggestion.

      • Gustav2

        Does that make her gay now?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

        • safari

          Doubtful. She and my grandfather have been married for I think 65 years.

    • Pat

      They stocked up on Saturday, gassed up on Sunday and started their engines today!

  • Ernest Endevor

    That’s brilliant. I hadn’t seen it before. And isn’t it sad that so much promise was trashed by the Republicans? Not that he hasn’t been brilliant but still…

    And also, it reminded me how thrilling that production was. It’s not a very good score – it’s really not, you know – but it’s a majestic story and was brought to blazing life on stage. And yes the singing is bombastic (can you belt b flat? sign here) but when that barricade was lowered, when that turntable began to turn, when the whole fucking cast started to do The March… ! OMG. It was like Gypsy met Hello Dolly on the way to Dreamgirls! The musical is based on the movie and it’s a very skillful adaptation. For the real thing read the novel. One of the great thrill-rides of literature. Just when you think it can’t get any better, Jean Valjean is carrying Marius on his back through a river of shit to save him for his daughter and then… I’m going to go take a shower. I think we’ll all be happier. Then I will plant daffodils.

    Meantime, for what crime is Jean hounded and pursued by Javert? And no, it’s not because he stole a loaf of bread.

  • safari

    This election makes me feel like this instead:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcLazPauA1c

    • iamanotheru

      good one !!! I hope there will be results before morning . lol

  • Lazycrockett

    At this point I swear CNN is hiring actors.

    https://twitter.com/HashtagGriswold/status/795639157188132869

    • safari

      …they sell dye in that color?

    • Acronym Jim

      Like he is about to break into a chorus of “Tomorrow Belongs to Me?”
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Mg6Gfh9Co

      • Acronym Jim

        My apologies; not even in jest.

      • another_steve

        LMAO. You and I are on the same wavelength, Jim.

        I was just about to post that video, but said to myself, “I’d better scroll down and see if anyone beat me to it”… and voila! 😉

        • olandp

          Me too.

          • CB

            And me.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Yup.

    • TK
      • Chucktech

        LOL!

    • SoCalGal20
      • ColdCountry

        Lol! That was my first reaction.

    • Jeffrey

      Unfuckingbelivable. I actually did think his name was Tom Cream at first. That would have been too perfect.

    • CB

      Hitler jungen.

    • Rambie

      Milo’s younger brother

    • Diogenes Onionpants

      Wow, I guess Helix is really bottom-of-the-barrel scraping (and I do mean bottom) for their models these days.

  • JR

    Thank you, Joe, I really needed to see this this morning.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Bruno

      Pretty much in line with most other polls today. +4 is good because that would pretty much seal off any real possibility of a PV/EV split. But if it’s any less than that, it could happen.

      Quinnipiac has Clinton up 2 in NC and 1 in FL. I just hope NC doesn’t turn out to be for tRump in 2016 what it was for Obama in 2008 when he barely led any polls there but squeaked it out.

    • iamanotheru

      Now if they can fire all their news anchors.

    • Stubenville

      And Madame Secretary will probably carry Nevada, and quite possibly Florida on the strength of the Latino turnout.

  • sherman

    That song never fails to send chills down my spine. My favorite scene in theater.

    Nice eye candy in this clip.

  • TK
  • JT


    Stocks, Dollar Rally After FBI Says It Won’t Charge Clinton

    Fuck Comey and the renegade FBI Drumpfistas for trying to affect the election and the economy.

    • Bruno

      Let’s hope some voters also come to their senses.

      • safari

        A broad coalition of sensible Americans?

        • Bruno

          The silent majority! I hope.

        • Chucktech

          Almost seems oxymoronic. Emphasis on the moronic.

  • Gustav2

    And for the nostalgic eldergays

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SybgWaQy7_c

    • safari

      True story. My first car was an ancient for me 1980 brown compact with an 8-track player. I used to play Rumors on the 8-track when I went about town. I especially like Go Your Own Way since it made me feel all travely.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        My 1st car was a 1974 Chevy Monte Carlo. The hood was about a city block long. LOL.

        • safari

          My 2nd hand me down car was an ’84 Caddy. I completely understand. The joke was that if I got into an accident I wouldn’t be at fault since it happened way over there.

        • Stubenville

          My parents had a Monte Carlo, which I wasn’t allowed to drive. I bought a VW 411 station wagon (ette) for peanuts and ran it into the ground.

        • ColdCountry

          Nice car! My first car, which was also my older sister’s first car, was a 1946 Jeep with a top speed of 42 mph – my father was no fool. It was 20 years old when we got it, and we drove it for 20 years. I knew every dirt road and power line trail in the county.

          • Galvestonian

            My first car was a ’54 Ford Victoria 2 door hardtop (two tone — White over tuirquoise) my brother’s first car was a ’51 Chevy Deluxe Styleline Sport Coupe in an emerald green

      • TuuxKabin

        Real good all travely. I remember! Driving back to the East Bay from SF on the bridge, leavin’ it all behind. For a day or two.

  • iamanotheru
  • Stubenville

    I think I have a better choice from Telepopmusik: Breathe

    “Another day, just believe
    Another day, just pray…”

    https://youtu.be/JdUpxch4F8M

  • Paul_in_Dallas

    “effete urban metrosexual liberal elites”

    That language sounds positively respectful and considerate by today’s Rethug standards. Imagine what phrases – free of political correctness – the alt-right trolls and frothing-at-the-mouth Trumpanzees would come up with to express comparable ridicule.

    • Randy503

      I am effete. And proud of it!

  • Bomer

    Can someone send me the guy in the light blue shirt with the red tie?

  • Jerry

    Funny…I’ve been humming this since I got up this morning. In the last two weeks, I’ve designed newspaper ads for the party, worked HQ each evening, filed multiple FEC financial reports for a congressional candidate, put out yard signs throughout the county for all the candidates, recorded a robo-call message for the congressional candidate (that was a new experience), and got multiple people to the polls for early voting…all while attempting to run a business. So I will really be glad when this is over.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Thank you for your service, Jerry!

  • Herald

    Man, I remember that video 8 years ago, and how thrilling it was. No offense to those who are just as excited about Hillary, but the thrill is gone for me. I am just very very relieved that Trump most likely won’t win. That’s all I can feel now.

  • Galvestonian

    ABSPLUTELY BRILLIANT !!!

  • coram nobis

    A lovely song, but this one may be more timely: it’s certainly upbeat.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGGACRwYDo8

  • Is that Ken Bone at 2:15?