Fanfic: Twenty Four The Musical
It's the longest day of his life... as a musical!
Wake up Jack, get out of bed, Kimberly hates you, Teri is dead... A terrorist threat or a government plot, last time I paid the price with my wife! Dammit!24: The Musical
—Jack Bauer - "Dammit! (The Longest Day of My Life)"
is a fan-made musical based on the second season of FOX's hit drama 24
. The music and lyrics were written by Jon and Al Kaplan and it also features the 24
soundtrack music of Sean Callery. It parodies both the general elements of 24
, as well as specifics from the show's second season, such as the hacking off of Marshall Goren's head and the infamous "trapped in a woods with a cougar" sequence. It can be found here
. A music video of the Kimberly Bauer song "Bring It On" can be found here
24: The Musical includes many of the familiar tropes of 24, as well as the following:
- Dark Reprise: "Dammit! (The Longest Day of My Life) Reprise and Finale"
- The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Coliseum Fight"
- The End... Or Is It?: "Dammit! (The Longest Day of My Life) Reprise and Finale"
- Grey and Gray Morality: Lamp Shaded, in "Dammit!," Jack Bauer sings that "Sometimes the rules can be gray," in justifying shooting Marshall Goren and then asking for a hacksaw.
Jack: Get me a hacksaw, cut off his head!
Mason: Are you crazy, Jack?
Jack: Come on, George. He's already dead! I know this is drastic, it's all that we've got. Sometimes the rules can be gray!
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: "Torture and killing / They're par for the course / Sometimes there's no other way / You want results / You gotta use force / This is the longest day of my life!"
- He has an entire song "I Will Torture You" about how he tortures Ali.
- Lampshade Hanging: Plenty of it regarding the show's stock-in-trade tropes
- The Musical: Obviously. The creators chose the program's second season for the musical because they felt it was the most entertaining at the time that they made it.
- Precision F-Strike: Jack Bauer, towards the end of "Dammit! (The Longest Day of My Life) Reprise and Finale"
- Rhymes on a Dime: President David Palmer in the "Back Where I Belong" song
David: Am I skeptical? Very! And there's a reason for it, Sherry!
- Villain Song: "Back Where I Belong"
- You Make Me Sick: David Palmer to Sherry in "Back Where I Belong"
Sherry: Back where I belong, isn't that a kick? I'm the mother of your children, after all.
David: You make me sick.