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Claude Frollo isn't QUITE as horrible as he looks. But it's close.

I'm going to yet again bring up the Tiredness Annoyance. Which is that if someone says to you "Man, I'm just really tired," you do not reply with "Yeah, me too." Ever. Because everyone is tired except those of us on cocaine. So yeah. We know.

The way you respond to someone saying they're tired is "I'm sorry, dude" or "That sucks." Unless it's like the queen. Then you say "That sucks, YOUR MAJESTY." Because what that person is saying is "Today is hard for me." And by you responding with "Oh I'm TOTALLY tired too," you're basically saying "I don't care about today being hard for you; let's talk about me." Just FYI.



False, Regina. False.

IN OTHER NEWS, Claude Frollo. What a bastard, right? And SUPER-creepy. Thanks, Disney. But it's not just Disney. It's Victor Hugo. Frollo swoops like a big molesty bat at Esmeralda in one scene of Notre Dame de Paris (which I was supposed to finish for my Balzac/Hugo class in college and sorta never did, but whatevs, it's fine) and is generally just rockin' a rapey vibe of grossness. Which is maybe why that Disney movie doesn't get a lot of play, despite it being super-awesome.

However. There's a thing Disney changed, and I'd like to take a sec to defend Creepy McNasty. Because in the tremendously great opening song of the movie, 'The Bells of Notre Dame,' they indicate that Frollo:


1) Causes the death of Quasimodo's gypsy mother who was trying to save him


2) Tries to throw the baby hunchback down a well because he's "a monster"




EHHHHHH. WRONG. If memory serves, the baby was left in some kind of...abandoned baby trough (I read this in French and have to translate, just go with it) by the church, and the townspeople are all "WTF let's kill it" and Frollo's like "BACK! BACK ALL OF YOU" and saves the baby in an attempt to attain salvation for his brother by proxy? I don't know. It was weird. But I know he saves Quasimodo and raises him without some priest having to be all "Seeeeeee there the innocent blood you have spilt/On the steps of Notre Daaaame." So let's all be 2% nicer to Frollo. Because he was still super-gross and mean to the Gypsy population, but he didn't try to kill a deformed baby. So that's something.

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