“Bohemian Rhapsody” has been parodied a lot. Sci-fi, politics, and physics have all inspired versions of the Queen hit since Freddie Mercury first told the world to “look up to the skies and see” back in 1975. The latest “Rhapsody” parody comes from a mom who’s been doling out parenting advice for awhile. Deva Dalporto is a mother of two and the former senior editor of Nickelodeon’s parenting website. Deva knows a thing or two about being a mom.
“I’m a mom muddling through life with my two adorable life suckers and my life-sucking husband.”
Deva also knows a thing or two about getting a laugh with music. Once called the “Weird Al of YouTube moms” by NBC, Dalporto lives up to the title with vengeance. After Deva’s first parody video, “What Does the Kid Say,” went viral, she produced six more in just over a year. The “Bohemian Rhapsody” parody might be the best yet! Deva told ABC News that “Bohemian Momsody” took 10 times as long as any of the other hit videos.
“I’d been dying to do it, but it was so epic in scope. The lyrics are just so perfect for a mom anthem,” she explained.
“Is this my real life?
Where is my fantasy
Caught in a pigsty
No escape from reality”
The rhapsody of mothering goes on to ” hysterically” address all the sticky, messy, cling-on bits and pieces of a mom’s life. Deva just “needs a sec to pee,” but she’s stuck “wiping butts, folding clothes, driving kids to and fro.” The “spawn” won’t let her leave them for a second. Dalporto tells them how she’s “just a poor mom who has to go pee,” but the kids aren’t having any of it.
“Mommy we will not let you go (Let me go!)
Will not let you go
Never let you go”
This “Bohemian Momsody” Pretty Much Sums Up Motherhood https://t.co/yqBSf3btRM
— Susan Bernstein (@BernsteinSusan) June 5, 2015
Deva loves what she does, both as a mom and as a viral video maker. According to her website, Dalporto had to resign from her Nickelodeon job when she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. After her long struggle to get healthy, Deva’s husband bought her a video camera. The first parody hit YouTube, and she’s never looked back.
Dalporto tries to do good in the world with her work, not just helping moms cope, but also letting the local school fundraiser with the “Bohemian Rhapsody” parody. The school held an auction for people who wanted to appear in the video and raised thousands of dollars.
In the end, it’s all worth it for Deva Dalporto, and she makes sure her kids know how much they’re loved. “All that really matters, anyone can see, they’re all that really matters to me,” she sings. Nailed it.
[Image via MyLifeSuckers]