Watch Patton Oswalt Sing 'Let It Go' From Frozen, Because That Goddamn Song Is Now Inescapable
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Watch Patton Oswalt Sing 'Let It Go' From Frozen, Because That Goddamn Song Is Now Inescapable

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | April 11, 2014 | Comments ()


Every morning for the last month, my twin girls whine from the moment they wake up until I finally relent and agree to play for them the Frozen soundtrack. Every afternoon, on the way home from preschool, the twins insist that I play the soundtrack in the car. Most every night, as we’re trying to put them to sleep, they end up singing “Let It Go” back and forth to each other over and over and over until they finally mumble it to sleep. THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN THE MOVIE.

“Let It Go” has been burrowed into my brain for most of the last five months, since the film was released, taking a break only occasionally to allow “The First Time in Forever” Or “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman” supplant it. Last night, I was in a sports bar. In Philadelphia. And guess what song they played while a soccer game, a hockey game, and a baseball game were playing on mute? “LET IT GO.”

If the government is using mind control on us all, it is undoubtedly doing so through that song. At this point, I will give them whatever they want, if they just turn the goddamn song off in my brain. PLEASE.

Anyway, Patton Oswalt, who has a daughter, understands my pain. Here he is gnashing it in anger out at a recent stand-up performance.

via Burnsy at Uproxx

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  • stella

    Strangely enough that is exactly how I sound when I'm drunkenly singing Let It Go

  • kirbyjay

    I can honestly say I have not seen Frozen, I don't intend to, and I have never heard that song. I wouldn't know it if my ears tripped over it. My kids are in their 20's and no grandkids on the horizon so I am taking a well deserved break from "animation". I spent many, many years watching The Little Mermaid and The Lion King ( their personal favorites) and every other Disney and Pixar movie along with Sesame Street and Fucken Barney until I wanted to pry my eardrums out of my ears and stomp on them. Nope, no "Let it Go" for me. Enjoy, young parents!! * cackling like a hyena *

  • Jezzer

    Let it go, Dustin.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    My local dive bar was blaring Let It Go when I walked past at 1 this afternoon, which I thought was pretty odd.

  • Whatever pain average parents go through with the repetition of the songs and movie it will likely pale in comparison to what Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard will endure when their daughter figures out her mom is Anna. I would say the same thing for Idina Menzel but she has a boy. Also I just learned her and Taye Diggs split last year and now I'm sad. That's another charming celebrity couple off the "To Befriend" list.

  • slappymagoo

    And another single on the "To Befriend with Bebenefits" list. Mee-yow...

    ...what's that honey? Right, garbage day, I'm on it...

  • Mrs. Julien

    Little Julien walks around singing Bohemian Rhapsody off key. It's that last part that irks.

  • ViciousTrollop

    My four year old niece is obsessed with Frozen. She makes me re-enact the Do You Wanna Build a Snowman scene by getting in a closet while I sit outside and sing the entire song. She pipes up once to say "go away, Anna!"

    She also belts out Let it Go. It goes "It's time to see what I can do, to test the limits and break through." She sings "It's time to see what I can do, to taste the lemons and break through." I love that rascal.

  • TacoBellRey

    Even though the song has run its course, I'd still prefer Idina Menzel's lovely mezzo soprano over anything by the Biebs any day.

  • anikitty

    I have never heard this song. I think I'll continue my lucky streak. It was years before I'd heard a Justin Beiber song or the Call Me Maybe song.

  • Berry

    I've heard it once, when the international version was posted here. Never heard Justin Beiber sing, ever, and the words Call Me Maybe mean nothing to me.

  • Tinkerville

    I can only imagine your pain, but that also sounds adorable as hell.

  • tamatha_uhmelmahaye

    Where is our video of the girls singing it to each other at night?!? Why, oh why, would you so cruelly hold out on us?!?!

  • JJ

    The only solution is to subvert it by teaching them "The Rains of Castamere."

  • Wednesday

    When my daughter was little, she loved the song "Amy" by Pure Prairie League the same way your girls love "Let It Go." I don't know how or why it got stuck in her head, but she could listen to it back-to-back for as long as we'd let her. My patience would give out after four or five repetitions.

    But her father -- who frankly was a really shitty dad -- would let her play it for hours on end. It's basically one of the few nice memories she has of him.

    So just know that your tolerance now is going to leave your kids with some awesome memories one day.

  • BWeaves

    Also, they will never outgrow this. I'm currently watching the Japanese anime show "The Story of Saiunkoku" and the theme song has been stuck in my head for weeks. The only think keeping me from singing it out loud is that it's in Japanese and I don't really know the words.

  • I haven't seen the movie yet but I must say that I don't miss those days. My son just turned 13 though so I have an entirely different set of challenges on the horizon.

  • Ryan Ambrose

    Only two things shall endure as a vestige of our pre-apocalyptic world,

    Cockroaches and covers of "Let It Go".

    It is, however, a wonderful movie indeed. But by the Old Gods and the New have those songs been lodged inside my skull for too long.

  • BWeaves

    Dustin, your twins sound adorable. I know they look adorable. You should film them singing it while going to sleep. Then 10 to 20 years from now, when they bring how a boyfriend you don't like, you drag out the video.

    Seriously, my mother just had old 8 mm film of me as a child converted to DVD and has been playing it for the family every time we have a get together. This video is over 50 years old and my mother can STILL embarrass me in front of company. My only saving grace is that these are black and white SILENT movies. Sigh.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Heh heh. Somewhere there is 8mm of me age 4 banging a toy pot on my knee and "lalalalaing" at the top of my voice...but since my mom never used the system I bought them for converting VHS to DVD, I'm pretty sure the 35mm is safe for a while.

  • NateMan

    Friday used to be movie night in my house. Pizza, french fries, my daughter getting to skip bath and we watch a movie as a family. Now it's Frozen night. Every Friday. And usually again on Saturday or Sunday. It's a wonderful movie and I am so, so sick of it.

  • Jenn Hamm

    We are watching it right now. We've been listening to the soundtrack and the horrid "DJ Suffle" since 7am.

  • Captain_Tuttle

    My kid's halfway into Frozen - he likes it, but he prefers Olaf (with which I am fine - the "Summer" song is short and funny. And short.). Thank goodness he has shown no interest in DJ Shuffle. Not sure if I could handle that.

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