Greetings internet dwellers!
Halloween Horror Nights announced today, the final performance of Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure will take place this year. I say this: GOOD RIDDANCE. HHN 27 will mark the 26th year of the show. That is a long time to milk something like this.
My first time visiting HHN back in 2000, I fell in love with this show. I have a very dry, and goofy sense of humor. I love parodies. I love Bill & Ted. However, over the course of my HHN tenure, a lot of things became apparent. Around 2008, the show began to dip in quality. The show was never as good as it was in the past.
Since 2008, the show just continuously went down hill. Recycled jokes, horrible scripts, bad music, and a lost sense of what made the show great in the first place: pop culture. The hard, honest truth, is Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure just hasn't been good in years.
I am in no way harping on the actors either; so before I get accused of that, shut your piehole. These guys and gals, work hard to put on the best shows possible. However, sometimes, even the best actors can't transcend the bad material they are given.
As Bart Simpson once said, "George Burns was right. Show business is a hideous bitch goddess."
The curtain must fall at some point. And while the reasoning behind this decision is a little bigger than what's on the surface, it is time. Bill & Ted, had their run. It's time to move on. HHN die-hards don't like change, and this is probably not going to sit well in the community.
I would be amiss, if I didn't mention another aspect to all of this. While for me the show hasn't been funny in quite some time, this show has been systematically ruined over time. Ruined by a creepy, cult-like, die-hard fanbase. I dreaded going to these shows sometimes because of them. Shouting back lines, bringing food to performers, going to EVERY SINGLE PERFORMANCE just to say they did, a stalking behavior with performers that is just plain CREEPY, and many other odd behaviors that make one question.
This behavior, found its way to other aspects of the park as well. Bettlejuice, random scare zone, and house performers, other normal show performers; it's weird, and is skeezy at best. It's a bizarre culture that I will never understand. I get being appreciative for doing a good job, but one should never cross a line, no matter what the intentions are.
It's. Just. Plain. Weird.
So with that, I say good riddance to Bill & Ted. Thanks for the memories, but ride that phone booth into history.
That last show, is going to be interesting...
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