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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: In "I Will Torture You", the president calls Jack and tells him expressly to not kill Ali's innocent family as a means of getting him to talk, as it's "just not the way we work here". Jack affirms that he understands, and then returns to Ali and bluffs that the call was the president giving him a blank check to do whatever is necessary to get the information from Ali.
  • 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"
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  • 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 as Jack decides that he needs to stay behind to make sure the nuclear bomb will explode without killing others.
    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: According to Jack, all his problems with terrorists can be solved through a combination of shooting people in the head and torture.
    Jack: 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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Back Where I Belong

In a fan-made musical of events from the 2nd season of the hit FOX show "24," Sherry Palmer wheedles her way back into the White House by claiming to her ex-husband, President David Palmer, that she can be helpful in averting a national catastrophe. But when she tells him millions will die if he doesn't take her help and reminds him that she's the mother of his children, he replies that she makes him sick.

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