By way of nearly everyone with a working index finger and a knowledge of our tipline this morning comes Jeremy Lin The Musical, wherein a guy whom I’m just gonna assume is Bobby Lee from MadTV plays “Jeremy”, a down on his luck Asian gent who tries to join the local basketball club, only to be taunted and rejected by the its multi-cultural members.
From the YouTube description:
An epic musical about the (fictional?) teenaged life of Jeremy Lin. Made in under a week with absolutely no budget… but with talented and patient friends who were willing to dance in the rain and dodge wayward basketballs…
Personally I would’ve liked to have seen a full-on ‘Gethsemane’ from Jesus Christ Superstar moment, especially given Lin’s real-life musical preferences. Or maybe something where Carmelo Anthony sings about him from a mountaintop. Ah well, at least the Yao Ming jokes are funny (especially “Yao Ming …. is a ding-a-ling“, which seriously made it through however many drafts they wrote).
Now let’s see them whip out a 10 minute musical about Brian Scalabrine.