Big Damn Heroes











The Cast of Firefly! Onstage!

Well, ok. Not really. It's actually the Prancing Pony Players at the San Diego Comic-Con 2005.  But we had fun!  This is the second of the Prancing Pony Players "non-Lord of the Rings" routines - in this case, a spoof on Joss Whedon's much-loved but short-lived series "Firefly"...which spun-off the movie Serenity . The routine is done to the tune of "Proud Mary," with lyrics rewritten by our talented Cordelia. Although we didn't win any awards with this routine, and the masquerade's sound system was dicey, we had a lot of fun and were happy to help get the word out on Serenity in our own small but quirky way.  P3 was delighted to have several new members for this routine, including Rogue (as Mal), Kim (as Simon), Breanna (as Wash), Caitlin (as one of our two Kaylees) and Jean (as Inara).  Welcome aboard!

"Wanted Posters" for the crew of Serenity. This is a PDF file of our costume documentation (1.33 MB). We had so much fun with the photoshoots and layout!
"Big Damn Heroes" MP3 File (1.67 MG)
"Big Damn Heroes" video from Comic-Con 2005


"Big Damn Heroes" - lyrics by Cordelia Willis
- a spoof on "Proud Mary."

Verse 1


Lost a big war in the Valley
Now we work for Mal every night and day
Moving lots of cattle
Caught in a gun battle
Plottin' and a plannin', even robbin' a train!
Don't care what the client's buyin'
Long as we keep on flyin'

Chorus

And we're runnin'
Runnin'
Runnin' from the Reavers

Verse 2

If you head out to the Borders
Where folk on Serenity are happy to live
Though we got no money
Everything is shiny
'Cause we're Big Damn Heroes hidin' two fugitives!
Don't care who Inara's beddin'
Long as we keep on headin'

Chorus

And we're runnin'
Runnin'
Runnin' from the Reavers