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The following article or section concerns information that is considered even less canonical than the chance of a happy ending. Any information following should not be used as a source for the canon of the book series.

Leeches is a song performed by Lemony Snicket in the Audio Commentary of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.


Leeches, leeches, should not appear in a film
Leeches, leeches are dreadful
And a villain named Olaf is worse than some leeches
It's dreadful... dreadful... dreadful...


Upon being enraged by the 2004 film while being "forced" to do an audio commentary with director Brad Silberling, Lemony Snicket (as performed by Daniel Handler), whips out an accordion and sings about the depressing scene before them in an attempt to drown out the film they're viewing.

It is performed during the scene where the Lachrymose Leeches attack the Baudelaire children and Josephine Anwhistle, and they are "rescued" by Count Olaf. He then proceeds to accuse the film creators of blackmailing the cast and crew into participating. 

The audio was released on tumblr,[1] and an audio download is still available.



Song without Commentary: