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Posted: 25 Aug 09, 20:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was watching the the new episode of the HBO series 'Hung' and it finished with a cover of the song "Play The Game" which I'd not heard before. I checked and that version's not on the "Killer Queen" or "Crown Jewels" tribute albums. Did anyone else catch this?

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Posted: 25 Aug 09, 21:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard it too. Tuned in to the ending credits but couldn't see who sang it. It really didn't sound like Queen, but it was not bad at all.

Did your heart flutter a bit when you heard it like mine did? It always thrills me to hear Queen songs unexpectedly like that.


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Posted: 25 Aug 09, 22:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heart didn't flutter, but I did start singing along. Actually, it was perfectly used for the end of the episode (the original would have been better, but what can you do?). I watched the credits to see who did it, but they didn't say.

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Posted: 26 Aug 09, 01:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to HBO's Hung website, it was by Craig Wedren.


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Posted: 26 Aug 09, 04:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I live in the UK and "Hung" isn't transmitted over here but, like most of the TV shows I watch, it's one I download every week.
I have to say that as soon as I saw the show title, I wondered if it was about a guy who was well-hung (just shows what kind of mind I have and no, I'm not gay), and was really surprised to discover it was!
It's one hell of a show and I love it! :)

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Posted: 26 Aug 09, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For those who don't know, "Hung" is a very amusing show about a high school teacher and coach who finds himself in debt after his divorce and almost burning down his house. He decides the only commodity he has to sell his apparently huge shlong (we're never shown it, which makes it even more funny) and he becomes a male prostitute to rich women on the side. I started watching it after I was assured it was not gay porn, haha.

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Posted: 26 Aug 09, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gotta love the exploitation of the guy, plus......he's got a female pimp. Kudos to HBO for reversing gender stereotypical roles.


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Posted: 27 Aug 09, 20:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Little known fact - the show is based on my life.

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Posted: 27 Aug 09, 23:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's almost embarrassing that the synopsis for this show matches something I wrote as a joke when I was 18.  Well, except my character owed money to the mafia.  

Anyway, good to hear Queen music being played.  Who says the world doesn't appreciate them?


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Posted: 28 Aug 09, 00:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMG!!! I know him!!  Ha ha



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