Randy Serenades Trump with 'Poor Deplorable Troll' in 'Little Mermaid' Parody

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Monday July 6, 2020

Randy Serenades Trump with 'Poor Deplorable Troll' in 'Little Mermaid' Parody
  (Source:Screen cap / Randy Rainbow / YouTube)

The Trump campaign is flailing; the president shocked the nation with an Independence Day address in which he claimed that "leftists" are "bad, evil people" out to "tyrannize" the United States and destroy the American way of life... which, incidentally, Trump suggested had begun not with the Declaration of Independence, but much earlier: " ...in 1492 when Columbus discovered America."

Randy Rainbow didn't shirk his duty toward the Commander in Chaos, putting together another of his signature parody musical videos.

"Lady," Rainbow addressed Trump in his latest satirical "interview" clip, "you know I hate to kick you when you're down, but that's our thing - that's what we do, right?"

Trump, in actual news footage that had been edited into the clip, appeared to listen and nod.

Rainbow then donned his familiar cat's eyeglasses and charged right in: "Your campaign kickoff rally in Oklahoma was a bomb, Miss Coronavirus is living her life thanks to your gross negligence, your treasonous love affair with Putin has been exposed once again, and your makeup looks like sh(bleep!).

"Oh, and Joe Biden is still beating you in the polls," Rainbow added.

"It's so crazy, what's happening," Trump exclaimed. "Here's a guy who doesn't talk. Nobody hears him whenever he does talk; he can't put two sentences together..."

Rainbow took off his glasses to give Trump a "who are you talking about, exactly?" stare.

"...and he's gonna be the president because some people don't like me, maybe," Trump added, showing for perhaps the first time that he does indeed grasp the essential point of elections.

That's when the music rose and Rainbow swung into his custom version of "Poor Unfortunate Soul," from the Disney animated musical "The Little Mermaid."

"The last four years with your have been a nightmare," Rainbow crooned. They weren't kidding when they called you, well, unfit. And this final awful year has made it crystal clear that you've really let the country go to..."

Trump cut in with a well-worn tirade, claiming, "The level of dishonesty in the media is - I think they're the most dishonest people I've ever dealt with... You know, it's so unfair."

"Your tiny Tulsa turnout was a turkey," Rainbow resumed, "Your latest Twitter tirades may suggest that you're starting to surmise your base is getting wise, and I'm really quite concerned you're depressed."

Rainbow arrived at the punchline-slash-chorus with: "Poor deplorable troll - how hard you try! Pushing panic and unrest aside to jest about unfounded phony fodder. What a guy."

Rainbow went on to cite Trump's recent suggestion that COVID-19 statistics might look better if no more testing was done, and noted that though health officials found this to be unfathomable, "he's terribly annoyed by al the dead and unemployed because he only cares about his own PR. Gurl, please!"

Rainbow went on to add:

"And I couldn't help but notice all your rallies and events are like your sex life: No one comes."

Watch the video below.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Assistant Arts Editor. He also reviews theater for WBUR. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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