Okay, we’re gonna talk about Chris Hoch.
And how you can literally hear every emotion Trunchbull goes through during this song. She starts off short and impatient. Then she gets into her element and it becomes self-indulgent. But lest she forget her manifesto, she always has a note of annoyance in her voice. She’s teasing, taunting, humiliating these kids, trying to discipline them, trying to prove that she’s superior than them. And you can hear all of it.
Want to know what you can’t hear? How he fell flat on his face after his jump on the trampoline. It looked like he seriously hurt himself and it messed up his costume so he had to finish both this song and the following scene looking as if he’d gained twenty pounds. But you don’t hear that. He doesn’t fumble or waste time worrying about what happened. He nails that post-stunt pose, he rocks it, and he keeps going. And if he was upset with himself, he just funneled it into Trunchbull’s desire to turn this bunch of brats into respectable mini-adults, and the song becomes all the more enjoyable because whether that is Chris or Agatha, they’re pissed and they’re going to conquer this song like the boss they both are.