Ryan Reynolds Explains the Frozen Joke in ‘Deadpool 2’

Papa, can you hear me?

If you left the theaters after watching Deadpool 2 and didn’t have a sudden urge to watch Barbara Streisand’s 1983 film Yentl, you were watching the movie wrong. An ongoing joke throughout the film was Wade Wilson making the comparison that the song “Papa Can You Hear Me?” sounded strangely enough like “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” from Pixar’s Frozen. While at first you think, how the hell could anyone make that correlation, the more you listen, the more you can hear the similarities.

Reynolds pointed out that after watching Yentl and Frozen with his daughter, he began picking up the similarities between the two songs.

“But I had noticed that the song, ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’ and Yentyl’s ‘Papa Can You Hear Me?’ sound suspiciously alike. [laughs] Some poor, hardworking songwriter’s gonna go, ‘What? I didn’t… I didn’t mean it.’ I know.”

While the article doesn’t mention it, the song “Papa Can You Hear Me?” may have more of a connection to another cast member in Deadpool 2. I’m going to name drop my mom here, because as soon as I saw the movie and told her about the ongoing joke, her first comment was “well, don’t you know that Barbara Streisand is Josh Brolin’s stepmother?” It really doesn’t seem like a coincidence that Ryan Reynolds didn’t also put that cheeky joke in the movie as an underlying Easter Egg in relation to his costar.

You can now watch Deadpool 2 on Digital HD and catch all the laughs Wade Wilson has to offer.


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