Pianist turns ‘Supercalifragilistic-expialidocious’ into a very accurate self-isolation parody

6 April 2020, 16:53 | Updated: 6 April 2020, 17:04

Music director turns Mary Poppins song into genius self-isolation piano parody
Music director turns Mary Poppins song into genius self-isolation piano parody. Picture: Daniel Matarazzo/YouTube

By Sian Moore

This wonderful pianist is turning musical hits into self-isolation parodies, bringing joy and laughter to a tough time for many.

As people across the world continue to face the deep impact of the coronavirus pandemic, music continues to be a great source of comfort to many.

Pianist and music director Daniel Matarazzo wanted to bring a little laughter and joy to homes around the world, with his brilliantly creative piano parodies.

His most successful video to-date – a self-isolation parody of the Mary Poppins classic ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ – has had more than 4 million views on Facebook.

With some cleverly adapted lyrics, the aptly-renamed ‘Super Bad Transmittable Contagious Awful Virus’ is proving a hit with quarantined audiences looking for a welcome musical distraction.

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Matarazzo says he has been a “bit overwhelmed by the response” to his videos, but adds: “I’m so glad you’re all enjoying them”.

The pianist has also shared a quarantine-themed cover of The Little Mermaid’s ‘Part Of Your World’, which is rather brilliant (watch below). “When will we learn? And I don’t mean to fuss,” he sings to the melody of the Disney hit, “but there are things more important than us.”

“I know it’s a chore, but please don’t ignore, just stay inside.”

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The parodies, which Matarazzo has been creating in the hope of bringing a little laughter during these challenging times, have had nearly 700,000 times on his YouTube channel alone.