Friday Fun: Quarantined British Family Sings Coronavirus-Themed Song From 'Les Miserables'

Posted: Apr 03, 2020 11:05 AM

I was hesitant to write a "Friday Fun" post amid this awful pandemic and economic crisis, but let's face it: We need every smile we can get. Many Americans have been passing the time by watching the deeply weird and unsettling documentary "Tiger King" on Netflix -- a trend to which I finally succumbed this week, with my running thoughts here -- but that isn't exactly light viewing. And so, without further ado, I present the Marsh Family from Kent, England:

In the US, they could have sung "One Month More," but even that might (gulp) be a tad optimistic. Here's a fun follow-up interview with the family on BBC, explaining how the viral hit came to be, full of delightful familial teasing:

A truly delightful bright spot in a dreary, anxiety-laden era. Meanwhile, here's big-haired, star-spangled pick-me-up from a genuinely great American:

By the way, if you're in need of a daily dose of happier news, Fox has rolled out "America Together," a virtual repository of uplifting Coronavirus-related content. Perusing it on a regular basis may be good for the soul these days. I'll leave you with this story about a well-deserved honor for a bona fide American hero, whose story should not fall through the cracks: