Superhero Sunday: Dayman/Nightman

Yes friends, we’re just waiting for Iron Man 3 to be released in a few weeks time, so right now things are slow in the DTSFT world of superheroes.  That’s right, we’ve got our own world.  Deal with it.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any heroes left for us to worship.  For today’s post, let’s look at It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in particular Charlie’s musical about The Nightman.  Here’s a synopsis of the musical, taken from the IASIP Wikia:

A Coffee Shop Princess is in love with a small man who has the characteristics of a little boy. One night, The Nightman comes, with permission from a Troll, and takes away his innocence. The little boy transforms into The Dayman and fights The Nightman. Dayman and the Princess can then be together in their love.


I’ll understand if you need to read that through a few times to make sense of it.  And I’ll also understand that if after reading it a few times it still doesn’t make any damn sense.  Maybe this clip from the show will help you understand how this bizarre story came about…

NightmanYes, this freaky man to the left is Mac in character as The Nightman, and if you read that article you’ll see why he’s the villain in the show, except that he’s also beloved by Dayman as a child.  Dayman is the victim who becomes the hero, a noble feat for any man and an uplifting, courageous story that resonates through time.  Here is a child who has suffered a loss of innocence at the hands of The Nightman (who gained permission from the Troll who asserts “You gotta pay the troll toll to get into this boy’s hole”) who goes on to defeat his nemesis and then, er, bang the princess, I guess.

After the performance of the musical, Charlie jumps on stage and sings an additional song to his love interest in the audience, The Waitress (who finds Charlie repulsive), hoping that she will “come on stage and join me, in this thing called matrimony?”

We could all learn a thing or two from The Dayman.  Or, you know, not.


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