Everyone Needs To Stop Hating On "Cheer Up Charlie" From "Willy Wonka"
Hear me out!
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is a classic film with an even more classic soundtrack.
For example, “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket" is an iconic duet with some seriously amazing choreography.
“I Want It Now” is the perfect anthem for when you want something and you want it now, goddamnit.
And who could forget "Cheer Up Charlie," A BEAUTIFUL TEAR-JERKER OF A BALLAD THAT IS IN NO WAY THE MOST SKIPPABLE PART OF WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
YOU HEARD ME!!!
For some unknown reason, people seem to really hate "Cheer Up Charlie."
Is it the *song* that people can't stand?
Or is it the scene alone that pains them?
Either way, people *really* don’t like it.
But hold the phone a second, because maybe we're being a bit unfair.
There's actually a lot to like about "Cheer Up Charlie."
For one, the song is about a mother who is just at a complete loss as to what to do to make her son happy!!!
Relatable, is it not? I mean, you don't have to be Charlie Bucket's mom to know what it's like to feel helpless!
And can we talk about the lyrics?
If you have a heart, you've got to feel something listening to these words.
As for the visuals, sure, nothing too interesting happens in this scene but what do you expect Charlie's mom to be doing while she is sad over her son being MISERABLE???
WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE, MRS. BUCKET.
And to be honest, we've all been in Charlie's shoes too. Haven't you ever stormed off and had a pity party for yourself?
Lastly, I'll have you know that all of that emotion is packed into only two minutes and 30 seconds!
All I'm saying is that it's a moving and relatable song/scene that doesn't even take up that much of your time.
Come now, what's so skippable about that?
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