Attention, parents, older siblings, and babysitters everywhere: Josh Gad has something he’d like to say to you.
Just when you finally, finally, got “Let It Go” out of your head, Frozen Fever arrives with a brand new song that kids (and, let’s face it, some adults too) will be singing non-stop for the next few years. Since that song is courtesy of Gad’s character, snowman Olaf, he wants you to know he’s sorry for the earworm.
“I want to apologize to parents everywhere for the fact that children are going to be singing a whole new Frozen song, just when you thought you were out of the woods,” the actor told USA Today at the short’s premiere in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Gad’s apology doesn’t just come from a desire to avoid a pitchfork-toting mob of angry parents following him around. No, he’s sympathetic to the sheer inescapability of Bobby and Kristen Anderson-Lopez’s infectious scores, since he’s been humming “Making Today a Perfect Day” since he first laid down the vocals.
“It’s like the worm that’s planted in Chekhov’s ear in ‘Star Trek 2.’ It won’t leave you. You’re haunted by their music. It’s as wonderful as you could possibly hope for,” Gad explained, adding that his wife could already tell that “Making Today A Perfect Day” would soon take over their home.
See? He’s in the exact same boat you are!
So, caregivers everywhere, don’t blame Gad for the future soundtrack of your day-to-day lives. It’s not his fault those songs are so darn catchy.