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that England began singing The Phantom of the Opera from the musical The Phantom of the Opera? It was during the final Chibimerica episode whilst he was carrying little sleeping Chibimerica.

In all reality he wasn't singing it, per se (at least, it wasn't to the regular tune), but more like reciting it. During part of it he was "thinking" over it but once he stopped, you could hear "and do I dream again? For now I find-" and then he stops and starts thinking about how he'll have to take care of Chibimerica from then on.

At first I was just, like, "what? I totally know that song!" and then I rewound it, only to find it was from The Phantom of the Opera, which is one of my favorite musicals ever.

Now, I'm sort of going to complain. The Phantom of the Opera is based off of a French detective story from the 19th century. The musical itself is set mainly in the ficional Paris Operahouse in the late 1800s.

The entire thing is French. Very, very French. I understand that it was on The West End (which is the English equivelent of Broadway in America) but still- I found it odd that he would be singing this, especially since it was right after he fought with France over who would get to be Chibimerica's Big Brother...


Also, when England is crying over the fact that he "ruined" his chances to be Chibimerica's big brother, he states "Out damned spot, out I say" which is a direct quote from Shakespear's Macbeth, as made by Lady Macbeth as she is going crazy.

A little more understandable than Phantom, since it is a Shakespear play. The only thing is Macbeth was written about the King of Scotland and how "presumably" horrible he was (hey, it was written for the English King at the time by an Englishmen- Shakespear was bias, too) and just a bit before that, England had been thinking about how much he hated his Big Brother, Scotland.

Maybe I'm the only one who finds these things odd (or noticed them at all)

Toodles,
~Chibi Chibi Sami

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