A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Musical – “Up Around the Bend”


Fortunately Duncan and Isadora have a plan to help the Baudelaires. They loan their notes to Violet and Klaus to study for their test the next morning. They also decide to disguise themselves as the Baudelaires and run in their place to give them time to study and have a goodnight’s sleep. Isadora would play Violet while Duncan would play Klaus. As for Sunny, well they’ll just have her pass as a bag of flour which they’d pull by a string. In the book, Duncan and Isadora borrow Violet’s ribbon and Klaus’s glasses while they don’t do anything to the flower bag but put a little face on it with teeth. In the TV show, they make a fake pair of glasses with metal rods, fashion a fake set of bangs, and use a bag of flour to make a Sunny doll on wheels. However, though the Baudelaires are grateful for their help, they’re filled with foreboding that something terrible would happen to them. The Quagmires on the other hand, find the idea exciting.


A song I chose for this is Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Up Around the Bend.” Written by John Fogerty, the original version is about a gathering “up around the bend” on the highway and inviting the listener to join in, which seems like fun considering the upbeat mood. In this version, I have the Quagmires devise their plan to help the Baudelaires while Violet and Klaus have their concerns.


“Up Around the Bend” (ASOUE Version)

We will head to the track dressed as you two
Sunny will be a flour sack
While we run you can look at our notebooks
So you can pass your exams
Come on the risin’ wind,
We’re running up around the bend

Course, we might have to steal stuff
Metal rods, string, and a flour sack
Give us your ribbon and your glasses
And by dawn, we’ll sure be back
Come on the risin’ wind,
We’re running’ up around the bend

You can ponder perpetual motion,
But I’m anxious about this plan
There’s a strong chance of tribulation,
Try fleeing the track if you can
Come on the risin’ wind,
You’re running up around the bend.

Let us get put our plan into action
Steal some stuff from the school kitchen
Get out quick and hope there no factions
Be prepared before the sun goes down
Come on the risin’ wind,
You’re running up around the bend

Quagmires and Baudelaires:
Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do yeah
Do do do do
Do do do do


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