Your bronze medalist:
Music: I love me some punk rock music. It's just a fact of life. You all know that Relient K is my favorite band. So in terms of music alone, it shouldn't surprise you that this one ranks very highly for me. Grade: 9.5/10
Lyrical Creativity: When you have a punk rock song, the words move alot faster and you can find out a good deal more information, which I appreciate here. We soon find out that they are at a renaissance fair, which is "a place where (his) credit could stink." But is a renaissance fair such a bad thing? Me thinks not. Another nice touch is paying homage(6:18 - 7:16) to the original commercial, using a pirate hat as a cymbal. The main drawback in this section is similar to video #4, where our singer appears to have gotten himself into credit trouble again, which takes him down a notch in my book. Grade: 7/10
Visual: They commit nicely to the renaissance theme, which I appreciate. The costumes are good, and I especially appreciate the use of live animals throughout the song. Also fun are the guest musical appearances by somebody playing what looks like a fife, and a guy playing a lute. However, I think the lute player is wearing a baseball hat. That my friends is quite the anachronism. Also, the angry crossing guard lady from video #4 shows up again, and she looks more annoyed than Paul Rudd. What is her deal? Grade: 6.5/10
Overall Grade: 23/30
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