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Why "Oh Happy Day" From "Sister Act 2" Is The Greatest Moment In The Cinematic History Of Song

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Former showgirl and protected witness turned humanitarian, Sister Mary Clarence, is teaching her eccentric student, Ahmal, the gift of song.

A short montage later and we're in the choir room. The group is practicing for a grand choir gig.

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Will they be ready? Do they know the words? The choreography? Do they even trust this shady new nun?

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She hopes so.

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It's the next day. The confidence is gone. The nerves. The angst. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Lauryn Hill on the same stage. Like what?

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"You'll be fine," she says. But will they?

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The tension increases. Coughs from the crowd. So many hormones in one room. This could not end well.

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The nuns are scared. They collectively quiver.

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A man who can best be described as the "gross old douchey white dude" shuffles in his chair. He wants to close the school down. He wants them to fail.

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Their leader is skeptic.

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And so are the kids. The side eye is blinding.

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Still, they go on. Whoopi Goldberg sings. It's kind of funny.

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Unlikely hero, Ahmal, begins his solo. He is so nervous.

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It's good, but definitely lacks the confidence of a professional teenage choir leader.

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Like a good choir director, Whoopi motions Ahmal forward.

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They speak.

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They connect.

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With a sudden burst of confidence, Ahmal moves forward.

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Sister Mary Lazarus nervously smiles. Her teeth chatter because she's old.

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That asshole of a friar teacher dude doesn't move. His friend dramatically moves his head.

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Lauryn Hill unenthusiastically sings. She is doubtful of this shady nun.

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Meanwhile, people are warming up. Some awkward white dude is clapping. That's a good sign?

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The chef dude is snapping. That's probably not a good sign?

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Then something happens. Lauryn Hill smiles. She claps. Hope.

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Then, out of fucking nowhere, Ahmal sings an incredibly high note. "WHEN JESUS WAAAAAAAAAASHED MY SINS AWAY." CHILLS.

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Immediately after, the greatest moment in Whoopi Goldberg's illustrious career happens. The great Sister Act 2 surprise turnaround.

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THE NUNS GO WILD.

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Even that asshole of teacher friar dude smiles.

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And now it's time to fucking party.

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Whoopi loses it.

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Sister Mary Patrick obviously does too.

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And even that cold bitch, Mother Superior, cracks a smile. It's magic. Pure cinematic magic.

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It's like a totally different choir from the one just minutes before! THE POWER OF SONG! THE POWER OF WHOOPI GOLDBERG!

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YES. AMEN. ALL THE HALLELUJAHS.

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The song ends. The crowd loses their shit. The nuns win. The kids win. We all win.

Let's cry.
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Let's cry.

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