Song of the Day #4,676: ‘Wuhan Flu Song’ – Sacha Baron Cohen

Concluding my personal list of Oscar nominations with a look at the Best Supporting Actress race.

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Talk about a tough assignment for a debut film role. For her role as Borat’s feral daughter Tutar, Bakalova had to repeatedly improvise with no room for error, while playing off of Sacha Baron Cohen, one of the greatest improvisational talents in the world. She pulled that off with hilarious results, and found room to build a character we actually care about by the end of the film. All that and she had to share a hotel room with Rudy Giuliani at peak creepiness. Reward this woman!

Olivia Colman – The Father

Colman was new to me when I saw her amazing, Oscar-winning turn in The Favourite. Since then, I have come to appreciate the wide range of her talent, and to delight at every one of her personal appearances. In The Father, she plays a loving but overwhelmed daughter trying to do what’s best for her ill father without sacrificing her own happiness. She has the added challenge of playing the role through the prism of the father’s dementia.

Dominique Fishback – Judas and the Black Messiah

Fishback, in what could have been a standard “wife” role, gives Deborah Johnson vital agency, as she struggles with the idea of entering motherhood against the backdrop of injustice and righteous revolution that surrounds her. In the film’s devastating climax, director Shaka King lets the pivotal event play out entirely through her reaction, in one of the most haunting moments I saw onscreen last year.

Margo Martindale – Blow the Man Down

This little-seen Amazon release, about a northeastern fishing village and the women who run things while the men are out to sea, is a great addition to a long tradition of rural crime dramas. Martindale, as the madam of a local whorehouse and the town’s intimidating godmother, is alternately nurturing and chilling. Whether in comic or dramatic roles, she is one of the great character actresses.

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari

Youn has had a hugely successful film and television career in her native South Korea for decades, but it took her hilarious, heartbreaking turn in Minari to put her on the international stage. As the grandmother visiting from Korea, she avoids cliche and runs away with the movie, especially when paired with fellow scene-stealer Alan Kim.

And the winner is… Bakalova. Comic performances are so seldom nominated, let alone given the win. Let’s change that!

Obama was a traitor
America, he hate her
He belong inside the jails

Obama, what we gonna do?
Inject him with the Wuhan flu
Inject him with the Wuhan flu

Hillary Clinton, what we gonna do?
Lock her up like we used to do
Lock her up like we used to do

Fauci dunno his head from his ass
He must be smoking grass
He got locked up by a flu

I ain’t lying, it ain’t no jokes
Corona is a liberal hoax
Corona is a liberal hoax

Dr. Fauci, what we gonna do?
Inject him with the Wuhan flu
Inject him with the Wuhan flu

WHO, what we gonna do?
Chop ’em up like the Saudis do
Chop ’em up like the Saudis do

USA is the best
We don’t need no COVID test
You’re not gonna take my rights away

I don’t care about your race
Take that mask off your commie face
Take that mask off your commie face

Liberals, what we gonna do?
Inject them with the Wuhan flu
Inject them with the Wuhan flu

Mask wearers, what we gonna do?
Inject them with the Wuhan flu
Inject them with the Wuhan flu

CNN, they spread fake news
They’re controlled by the you-know-whos
George Soros and his nasty friends

Anderson Cooper is a liar
His traitor panties, they are on fire
His panties, they are on fire

CNN, what we gonna do?
Inject them with the Wuhan flu
Inject them with the Wuhan flu

Journalists, what we gonna do?
Chop ’em up like the Saudis do
Chop ’em up like the Saudis do

The ones who make this disease
Are the snake-eating Chinese
This is why Asians have small feet

Made it in the sushi factory
Then put it on ships to you and me
Put it on ships to you and me

Sushi eaters, what we gonna do?
Inject them with the Wuhan flu
Inject them with the Wuhan flu

Chinese people, what we gonna do?
Nuke ’em up like in World War II
Nuke ’em up like in World War II

I hate Bill Gates, let’s turn him off
His penis is micro-soft
He wants to inject us with microchips

Scientists don’t say what’s true
They don’t love their red, white and blue
They don’t love their red, white and blue

Bill Gates, what we gonna do?
Inject him with the Wuhan flu
Inject him with the Wuhan flu

Scientists, what we gonna do?
Feed ’em to bears like the Chechens do
Feed ’em to bears like the Chechens do

5 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,676: ‘Wuhan Flu Song’ – Sacha Baron Cohen

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    With your new found appreciation for Olivia Coleman, you really should watch The Crown, though you will have to wait until season 3 to get to her appearance as the Queen. It’s a great show from the start though and the first young Queen played by Claire Foy is so wonderful, we were initially unsure if we would warm to Coleman, but boy did we ever!

  2. Amy says:

    I second your nominations of yuh-Jung and Fishback. I’d also nominate Bergen and Wiest from Let Them All Talk. I’d round out the category with Coleman, on spec, as I love her in absolutely everything and will finally watch the film this weekend. 😜

  3. Peg says:

    I agree that Coleman is great in pretty much everything she does and has been rewarded many times. I was not a fan of the Borat film but agree that Balalova was good but my choice would be Glen Close not because I loved the film but I feel it’s her turn to finally get some recognition.

  4. Peg says:

    I want to add that I agree Margo Martindale, who is in EVERYTHING is an amazing character actress. I also recommend the movie you mentioned above.

    • Amy says:

      We’re currently watching her in The Americans, where she plays a very different role from any other I’ve seen her in.

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