Great Job, Internet!: Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda croons about Garbage Pail Kids, Chewbacca
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the writer, composer, and star of the deliriously successful Broadway musical Hamilton, is really nailing this “don’t take yourself too seriously” thing. In the days since his creation took home a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, the self-effacing Miranda has been expanding his musical horizons in bizarre and unexpected ways. Over the weekend, for instance, he tweeted about one of his very earliest compositions: “The Garbage Pail Kids Are In Town,” a tender ode to the gross-out trading card series, created in the mid-1980s for Topps by artist Art Spiegelman, later of Maus fame.
Guys, of COURSE I have my Garbage Pail kids song. Be nice. I was 3. Singing into my Fisher-Price recorder. https://t.co/KQFPAvFbxm
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 20, 2016
Given the vintage of the specific characters Miranda references in the song, including Adam Bomb (first series) and Russell Muscle (second series …