All hail the Queen of the Mashups, Helen Mirren


We already know Helen Mirren

is The Queen. Actually, she’s been a few queens, most of them named

Elizabeth. But now she can add Queen of the Mashups to her long list

of distinguished roles.

The U.K. paper The Times reports that some 400 Mirren mashups have

been posted on various video sites this year. That makes the

real-life dame a more popular tribute subject than perennial tabloid

princesses Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. According to the

, only Star

Trek and Harry Potter rival her mashup dominance. I believe this proves

my theory that once you rule the geeks, you rule the Internet.

Among the mashups mentioned

is the fun “Notes on a Queen,” where The Queen’s Helen and Notes

on a Scandal
’s Judi Dench square off for Oscar gold.

Another one I found that’s

good for a chuckle is “The Queen and Donkey,” combining … well,

I think it’s pretty self-explanatory.

Sadly, I could not find the

kung-fu-fighting queen clip mentioned in The Times. And trust me, I

looked. (Note: If you’ve found it, please post the link. I am dying

to see her “hai-yah!” her way through the competition.) So, why

all the mashup love for Queen Helen? A researcher from Idolator, quoted

in the story, summed it up nicely.

“(Helen) is sexy, smart and

fun — a role model for young American women. You can tell she probably

says inappropriate things at cocktail parties and thinks anti-smoking

campaigns are stupid.”

Now, if I were more technologically

advanced in my geekery, I’m sure I’d be among the legions creating

their own three-minute homages to “the Dirty Dame with the body beautiful.”

But, as it is, I remain stubbornly wedded to the quaint mediums of the

written word and non-moving picture. So instead, this is my kind of


Got your own favorite Mirren

mashes? Post ’em if you got ’em.

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