In what context can "I used to be a king of England, but I took an arrow to the eye" possibly make any sense?
Though I forgot to add that in the Queen of the Night video above, I'm most amused by the "poke around my bondage gear" line, as in the production I worked on the Queen was re-imagined as a high class madam/dominatrix (albeit quite subtly). It's a shame we didn't do it more recently because I would have demanded we added the line "I know Sarastro, well, I know what he likes".
As far as "re-imaginings" go, that sounds interesting. And you must live in a magical place where a lot of people around are Sherlockians... sigh...
I get the Hastings reference, but never saw the Skyrim meme before... I will bet that I'll start seeing it everywhere now.
The great thing about re-imaginings is that you can basically make the production cheaper. Putting Tamino in jacket and jeans is far cheaper than hiring in a cape and some lederhosen, and chasing him with an assassin with a dragon tattoo looks significantly less shit than trying to put an actual dragon on stage.
The Arrow to the Knee meme is HUGE on FB, Reddit and MemeBase right now. Almost overdone. I will say that the funniest one I've seen is of John Cleese as Sir Lancelot saying "I used to be on a quest like you, until I took a shrubbery to the Ni."
Speaking of dragons, Wagner could certainly do with some better re-imaginings than some of the recent eccentrica out of Bayreuth. Got to love what innovations get made on a low budget, except when you end up Sweding the production.