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Things We Saw Today: This Spirit Halloween Theme Song (With a Twist) Is Everything

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We’re almost to spooky season—which means that across this great nation, empty storefronts have revived like zombies, thanks to the ubiquitous party, costume, and decoration depot Spirit Halloween. The appearance of Spirit Halloweens across the US is as much a herald of autumn as a bird migration or the changing leaves. But we’ve never truly had a way to celebrate it.

Well, now thanks to comic musician Nick Lutsko, we do. He’s written a Spirit Halloween theme song and, friends … it is a masterpiece.

Now that you, like me will be singing this thing for the rest of the month, maybe year, we should talk about our favorite parts.

I’m partial to “they got skeletons…” but also the incredible descent into madness the song takes when going over everything Jeff Bezos murdered? This may be the finest “wait for it” ever created. People are already imagining the tie-in merchandise:

But the best part of this is the happy ending for Lutsko. Financially at least.

Lutsko is no stranger to viral fame and his other “hit” songs are equally funny. He’s poked fun at QAnon, the RNC, and Boat Parades, but I particularly like this ballad to his wife that, like much of his work takes … a turn.

Who else is ready to get some decorations at Spirit Halloween now? I hear they’ve got skeletons.

(image: Nick Lutsko)

Here are a few other fun things we saw today, as we prepared for the sweet, sweet embrace of the weekend.

Have a safe and fun weekend!

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Jessica Mason
Jessica Mason (she/her) is a writer based in Portland, Oregon with a focus on fandom, queer representation, and amazing women in film and television. She's a trained lawyer and opera singer as well as a mom and author.