Birth of a King is where our buddy story really begins with its very own creation story: a scarecrow brought to life by a crow. I particularly enjoyed the savage imagery Kristel gave us of Crow’s beak jagging into Scarecrow’s face to make his mouth and eyes. Who, after all, hasn’t looked at a crow in nature and wondered if one day one of them will hop on to our dead body to enjoy a carrion meal?
Stunned by his sudden birth, Scarecrow asks where they are and is told by Crow, who feels like a second-hand car salesman here, that they’re in America, the greatest country in the world. We hear echoes of Trump’s Make America Great Again here and Scarecrow looks at the endless expanse of corn and wonders if it’s perhaps a joke?
Home of the brave, land of the free, Crow says with the sardonic delivery that will become his trademark. He’s been around too long to be able to mouth cliches with sincerity for long.
It’s early days for these two and humble origins, for sure, but Crow clearly sees that Scarecrow has what it takes to run for the White House in 2020. So if you want to see Trump gone next election, please consider voting Scarecrow.