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Barenaked Ladies working on a score for an Animal House musical

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You know how you can tell when a trend is officially dead? When it becomes associated with a band that your high school BFF's ex-boyfriend really dug. Today, the death knell for the movie-turned-musical resounded o'er hill and dale when Universal Pictures Stage Division announced that '90s pop group/former VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown staple Barenaked Ladies is penning the score for an upcoming musical adaptation of Animal House. 

The musical will be directed and choreographed by The Book of Mormon's Casey Nicholaw, with a libretto by playwright Michael Mitnick. Although no casting has been announced yet, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess producers Jerry Frankel and Jerry Richards are slated to produce, and… wait a second. Someone actually thought it was a good idea to get the Barenaked Ladies, a band so inoffensive and white-bread that it makes the Wiggles look like Juggalos, to score one of the most beloved cult classics of all time?

I'm not trying to be snarky here, I seriously just want to clarify: someone thought that the dudes who regularly appeared on VH1 '90s retrospectives to joke about POGs were an ideal choice to adapt the movie responsible for the alcoholism, anti-social behavior, and zit impersonations of an entire generation? Someone actually turned to their friend one day and was like, "Hey, you know what this world needs? A hazing scene/soft-shoe number called "Thank You Sir (May I Have Another?)", written by those fellas who did the theme song for The Big Bang Theory"?

…well, okay, then. Just making sure. I mean, I'll totally see it anyway, or at least listen to the cast album at least six or seven times, so… carry on, boys (and try to write something that's at least as catchy as "It's All Been Done," because that's a really good song).