If you frequent Twitter, you know that a large portion of it is one-liners that would benefit from a rimshot on a drum due to the brief 280 character allowance. Sometimes, there’s a long thread broken up into smaller tweets, but it’s usually over and done in a matter of minutes and by the next hour, we’re on to a new set of tweets.
One Twitter account recently took comedy to epic levels with a four-month-long gag that no one noticed until the very end. Starting back in May, Hadie Mart included all of the lyrics to “Bohemian Rhapsody” in her tweets. If you read her feed starting on May 7, starting at the top and working back in time, the first word in every tweet is a word from the Queen song.
Yes, she started at the end of the song so that when you read them in reverse chronological order, it makes sense. She even managed to start her tweets about everyday life with words like “Scaramouche” and “Bismillah.” This is downright genius, not to mention so much work. Who has enough patience to wait months for a joke to pay off?
Here is a small sample of Mart’s tweets (starting with the big reveal, which is also the first word in the song) and I bow down:
Reaction was, unsurprisingly, enthusiastic:
If anyone does this now, it will just be a copy of what Mart did, so the superlatives for Most Patient Setup and Most Original Twitter Account definitely go to her. With a joke this big, where can she go from here? We’ll be tuned in to see, but in the meantime, we’ve never rocked out to Twitter so hard.