Fanfic / Twenty Four The Musical

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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!
—Jack Bauer - "Dammit! (The Longest Day of My Life)"

24: The Musical 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:

  • Angry Mob Song: "Three Countries In The Middle East", though it's a pretty small crowd (the president's advisers).
  • Backup Bluff:
    David: Don't overstep your bounds / It's murder and it's cold / Defer to me this round: you cannot kill these innocents / You must play another hand. / That's just not the way we work here.
    Jack: Yes sir, I understand.
    (Jack returns to Ali)
    Jack: David Palmer just gave me permission / He told me to do what I must.
  • Death Song: "Someone Had To Volunteer"
  • 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: Lampshaded, 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, to 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
  • Let's Duet: "So Many Weeks Away", between Michelle and Tony.
  • Mood Whiplash: "Someone Had To Volunteer", which jumps between the lampshade-hanging humor of the rest of the songs and genuinely tear-jerking moments.
    Jack: I love you very much, sweetheart.
    Kim: Daddy, you can't do this. / You can't leave me alone. / Forget about the stupid bomb / You're gonna end up just like Mom / Come home!
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: "You want results, you gotta use force!"
  • 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!
  • Shaped Like Itself: From "I Will Torture You"
    Jack: I will torture you! / I will hurt you until you tell me things!
  • Villain Song: "Back Where I Belong"
    • "The Murder Of Jack"
  • 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.
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