Queen fans are having a ball this afternoon with the name of Donald Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) July 21, 2017
Hoping a WH reporter will one day ask: "Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?" 😂
— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) July 21, 2017
His Italian last name is derived from the Italian scaramouche. Probably every human who listens to the radio and is under 65 has one immediate reference when they hear that word: Queen’s epic classic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Do you know that Scaramouche is a clown in Italian Punch and Judy shows who gets his head knocked off by Punch? Really. Hey, Donald. Do it.
— Rodger Mitchell (@rodgermitchell) July 21, 2017
The lyrics are “Scaramouche/Scaramouche/Will you do the fandango/thunderbolts and lightning/very very frightening/Me.”
Still no mention of the new communications director's Fandango capabilities.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) July 21, 2017
In Italian, a Scaramouche is like a court jester. He’s considered the clown of the Italian comedia della’arte.
There was no greater Scaramouche than Scaramucci’s predecessor, Sean Spicer. Melissa McCarthy did the fandango– a cute little dance for two– on her, to great applause.
Of course the main refrain of “Bohemian Rhapsody” is “nothing really matters/to me.”
We’ll see how that holds up in the coming weeks!