"Alastor's Reprise" is a song, featured near the end of the pilot, sung by Alastor when he convinces Charlie that he has her best interests at heart, until his performance is interrupted by Sir Pentious.

It is a reprise of Charlie's song "Inside of Every Demon is a Rainbow".

Lyrics

You have a dream,
You wish to tell,
And it's just laughable
But, hey kid, what the hell?

'Cause you're one of a kind,
A charming demon belle!
Now, let's give these burning fools a place to dwell
Take it, boys!

(Ha-ha!)
Boo!

Inside of every demon is a lost cause
(Ha)
But we'll dress them up for now with just a smile
Wicked smiles~!

And we'll chlorinate this cesspool
With some old redemption flair
And show these simpletons some proper class and style
Class and Style!
(Oh!)

Here below the ground,
I'm sure your plan is sound
They'll spend a little time
Down at this Hazbin Ho-

Trivia

  • This is the first song sung by Alastor.
  • It is the third and last song of the pilot.
  • The rhythm of the song, as well as the way Alastor dresses himself and the other characters during his performance, resembles the songs and style of the 1920s and 1930s. In particular, the song is styled after jazz and swing music befitting that he lived in New Orleans, Louisiana when he was alive.
  • During the song, the hotel becomes transformed, featuring neon blues and pinks and the walls becoming covered with religious symbols known as Veve. Originating in the spiritual practices of the Yoruba people of western Africa, they also made their way into the spiritual traditions of some African-American and Afro-Caribbean diaspora communities during and following the Atlantic slave trade—notably, that of Vodun and its many branch practices (including but not limited to Louisiana Voodoo, Haitian Vodou, Hoodoo, Candomblé Jejé (known as Brazilian Vodum), Cuban Vudú, and more.)
    • In those spiritual traditions, Veve are symbols used in association with beings known Loa (sometimes spelled Lwa,) acting as a "beacon" during rituals and becoming the representative of the specific Loa they are associated with. Loa are not deities, but beings that serve as intermediaries between humanity and higher spirits/deities. Important to note is that Loa are each beings with their own personalities, areas of focus (ex. agriculture, love, etc.), likes and dislikes, and they are not "prayed to," they are "served."
      • Along with his originating from New Orleans,[1] this strongly suggests that Alastor was acquainted with Louisiana Voodoo during his life, and retained the ability to contact and draw power from various Loa after going to Hell.
  • The song has some references to the 2009 Disney film, The Princess and the Frog. Alastor dresses Charlie in a 30's style dress while making her dream come true, much like Dr. Facilier, the villain of said movie.
    • Alastor also casts shadow demons from the fireplace during the song, a reference to Dr. Facilier's "Friends from the Other Side."
  • Niffty can be seen cleaning up after Alastor during the scene where he kicks a skull to the side.
  • Throughout the song, it can be observed that the makeover Alastor has given the hotel fits a deer-like theme.
  • In the original storyboards of the song, various differences to the final version can be seen, such as:
    • Vaggie was not as angry after Alastor slaps her, appearing merely annoyed instead of furious.[2]
    • Alastor kicks a paint can instead of a skull.[3]
    • Alastor being the one to get hit by the Hotel door instead of Niffty, and being interrupted as he says "Hazbin" instead of "Hotel".[4]

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