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Have You Seen This? La La Land as horror is hilarious
L.A. traffic is no joke, but it becomes a horror movie if youre in labor and stuck there during the opening number of La La Land. - photo by Martha Ostergar
THE 101 After living in Southern California for 10 years, I can tell you that Los Angeles freeways are no joke.

Even when traffic is moving at freeway speeds, youll find yourself among enough cars that you wonder why youre not in a traffic jam. Then when you are in an actual traffic jam and were not talking slow-and-go here its an abysmal and unescapable scenario. Twenty-minute drive times turn into an hour and a half as the nerves of every driver become frazzled to the nth degree.

Even before I saw the video youre about to see, I was a little mad about the opening scene of La La Land. Sure, as a musical lover I did wistfully wish that every L.A. traffic jam I was in ended up being an upbeat musical number. But the bigger part of me was internally screaming at those fools to get back into their cars already and quit mucking about and making things worse.

Im glad that someone else felt that way, specifically YouTube user Kyle Helf. He recently posted a video that shows what that traffic jam and musical number wouldve been like for a woman in labor on the way to the hospital. Its the stuff of nightmares.

While the real La La Land was a charming bittersweet hit that garnered 14 Oscar nominations, this parody is the most hysterical horror* short film you may ever see. (Plus it garnered the most Martha laughs for today awards. Pretty ritzy stuff.)

In the video, the pregnant woman sits in the back seat, sweating and fighting through labor pains. Her husband tries to comfort her and reassures her that traffic is about to break up soon. Then the music for Another Day of Sun starts...and the upbeat horror begins.

*No gore or births are portrayed in the film.
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