The parody of “Let It Go,” the power ballad from Disney’s “Frozen,” had been in the works for more than a week and was posted online Monday, just in time for the big blizzard that dumped massive piles of snow on New England.
Adam Olenn, the school’s director of communications and community engagement, told WBUR that he “sat down and wrote it in, like, 15 minutes. I do like the fact that I was able to work in the fractals bit that was in the original song.”
Olenn’s version includes a local geographic reference: “The snow glows white on Route 95, not a tire track to be seen.” There is also this keen observation: “It’s funny how some snowflakes, can bring things to a crawl.” The song also suggests reading “an engaging book or two.”
School staff spent about a week filming the video, with production wrapping on Friday, well ahead of the blizzard. Moses Brown choral director Justin Peters sang the tune.
Olenn had hoped that the video would attract this kind of attention. “I’ve seen a couple of funny principal snow day closings, and I thought we could really crush that,” Olenn told WBUR.
Indeed, principal-snow-day videos are nothing new. Take this one from Scott Schulz, principal of Rossville Middle-High School in Rossville, Ind., who documented his snow day.
It involved making toast and a pyramid of Pepsi cans:
But did the folks at Moses Brown crush it?
Well, this non-expert panel of one gives the production value a six, the lyrics an eight and both the vocals and the acting a nine on a 10-point scale, for an average of eight, which is like … a B?
Bonus points for the incredible expression made by this man, seemingly upset about the snow day: