Grim Reaper Sings About Kids Dying in Unicef's Insane Sound of Music Parody

Waterborne illnesses are some of his favorite things

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The hills are alive with the sound of Unicef Sweden singing about cholera.

A jolly grim reaper does a Broadway number on waterborne diseases in Forsman & Bodenfors' insane new ad from the children's charity. Titled "The Sound of Death," it parodies The Sound of Music—namely the song "My Favorite Things," performed by children in the musical. But instead of whiskers on kittens and brown paper packages tied up with string, it turns out that Death loves dysentery and leptospirosis.

The clip is firmly in the Mel Brooks tradition of dark comedy (Think "The Spanish Inquisition" from History of the World, Part I, or maybe more appropriate, the Nazi-themed "Springtime for Hitler" from The Producers).



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