I am a firm believer that God has a sense of humor. I mean, look at a Shar Pei puppy! They are the goofiest looking things and God created them! If He doesn't take himself too seriously all the time, why should we?
That brings me to a movie that I found to be well worth the 93 minutes of its duration. In fact, I don't think I have laughed this hard in years! Sons of Provo is a film I wholeheartedly recommend. Imagine: Provo, Utah. An LDS boy band called Everclean. Mocumentory style. If you like The Office you will thoroughly enjoy this! This film pokes fun at the Mormon culture and religion, but in a goodnatured way, after all, it is an LDS production. There is no swearing, no violence, no sex ... but a lot of laughs!
Everclean strives to be the 'N Sync of LDS church goers. They work with a ballet teacher to learn how to bust out "wicked moves". They travel around the state of Utah and perform such hits as Dang,Fetch,Oh My Heck, Nourish and Strengthen and my personal favorite, Diddly Wack Mack Mormon Daddy. Sure they live up to the stereotypes, but it's a spoof and they have a sense of humor about it. They remind us that "It's okay to be funky, and it's okay to love".
Here are the lyrics to their song, Everclean:
Cleaner than Listerine
Mellower than Dramamine
Not even close to obscene
We sing songs Sweeter than sugar tongs
Hopin’ we can right some wrongs
Bringin’ love to the throngs
I will boogie for my wages
With that rock and roll of ages
We’re a spiritchal sensation and a triple combination
We’ll be lovin’ one another I said word unto your brother
Sons of Provo, this is who we are. Cause we are.
Separate the tares from the wheat
Just play that funky Mormon beat
Move my legs inside these pants and watch this crazy Mormon prance
I’ll convert you with precision I’m a Mormon on a mission
Sons of Provo, listen to us roar
When upon life’s billows, I can’t figure things out
With my crazy Mormon posse, we’ll sing and we’ll shout! Yeah!
Everclean Baby, you can be my queen
If you’re over seventeen I won’t treat you mean
Don’t be a punk
Put your shoulder to the funk
I’ll be livin’ like a monk
And I’ll be lookin’ like a hunk
Everclean Better than pork and beans
Handsomer than Charlie Sheen
A lean mean singin’ machine
We’ll be here
Climbin’ like a mountaineer
‘Til the end of time that’s clear
And we would never drink a beer
Now come on ... that's funny! Put in on your Netflix queue, and get ready to enjoy the funk!