If there was a list of the coolest directors around, I think Mike Allen would be near the top, if not the top of that list. While I don’t know anyone who works or sends their kids to Evansville Christian School, I feel like there’s rarely a dull moment when he’s there, from the videos I he’s posted on the school’s Facebook page over the years, including the most recent one. he posted earlier this week to welcome his students and faculty to the building for the start of the 2022-23 school year.
Indiana Manager Creates Hilarious Backstreet Boys Parody Video
While most principals will stand at the front entrance of their building to greet students after the summer break, Mr. Allen takes a different approach. In the past, Mike has announced snow days and other routine announcements through parody songs and videos that he creates and shares on the school’s Facebook page, as well as on his YouTube channel, The Parody Principal.
For example, his farewell to COVID-19 to the tune of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind.”
Or, his parody of the Bee Gees disco hit, “Stayin’ Alive,” which he called, “Slippery Ice” to herald a snowy day in January of this year (2022).
Just before the end of the school year in May, he premiered “(Heavy) Backpack,” a parody of the B-52 classic and wedding reception staple, “Love Shack,” to remind students of s make sure they get everything out of their lockers before they leave for summer vacation.
With summer break over and students heading back to class, Mike has created a whole new parody. This time he took inspiration from the year 1997 and created “Everybody (School is Back)”, a parody of the Backstreet Boys’ iconic song, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”. Watch (and listen).
The most impressive thing about all of these videos is that Mike not only writes the lyrics, but also sings all the parts, including the harmonies, AND creates all the music.
I’m already looking forward to the next one, which, if previous releases are any indication, will be some sort of pre-holiday shipment at the end of the year, unless a snow day happens before then.
[Source: The Parody Principal on YouTube]