Who do you prefer: Spider-Man or The Incredible Hulk? One spins webs through New York City, the other turns green and smashes things, making them both ripe for parodies and spoofs. To make things topical, 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,' the most expensive musical in Broadway history (reportedly $65 million), had its first preview performance on Sunday night, experiencing multiple technical difficulties and inspiring multiple spoofs.
Conan O'Brien presented his version of the musical the other night, complete with a singing Spider-Man ("I'm Spidey, Spidey, I'm mighty, mighty, fighting for what's right-y, right-y"), Dr. Octopus (missing a couple of arms, which would make him Dr. Sextopus), silly string and, for the encore, a rather masculine-looking Wonder Woman. Is it worth mentioning that Spider-Man is a Marvel property, while Wonder Woman belongs to DC? Probably not, but at least the sketch was mercifully brief.
Not to be outdone by his Marvel stablemate, a new musical starring The Incredible Hulk also premiered this week. Judging from the production values, we're guessing this one premiered off-off-off-off-off-Broadway. It's more elaborate than Conan's sketch, though we suspect the budgets -- about $65.00 -- were the same. Check out both videos after the jump and let us know: Which spoof is better?
Conan O'Brien Spider-Man Musical
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