Any gamer knows Tetris, and most gamers know Tetris is from a game programmer who hailed from Soviet Russia. What even less gamers may know is that the theme music of Tetris was based off of old Russian tunes.
What a lot of gamers may not know, is the sad history and experiences that came from the former U.S.S.R. (But let’s remember the good things to come from Russia as well)
Aside from many random pop-culture characters ranging from Zangief to comedian Yakov Smirnoff (“in Soviet Russia, internet Wikis you!“), the Soviet Union was a rather unfunny place to live.
This video aims to educate you whilst entertaining you with the wonderful melodic theme of Tetris. Enjoy and learn!
Music by “Pig With The Face Of A Boy”
Written and performed by DONALD NEWHOLM and DAN WOODS, with MALCOLM GAYNER & ROBIN HARRIS
Photographed by TIM JORDAN
Costumes by LUCY NEWHOLM
Production assistant NICOLA LINCÉ
Special thanks to JAMES LAMONT and REMY LAMONT
Produced by CHRIS LINCÉ and DAN WOODS for the ‘Musical Comedy Lab’
Directed, animated, and edited by CHRIS LINCÉ