Warning: This article contains spoilers for WandaVision Episode 7.
With only two episodes remaining in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, the story is progressing at a steady clip thanks to a couple of major reveals in "Episode 7." Not only did Monica Rambeau force herself through the Hex barrier, seemingly completing her evolution into Photon, but the series now has its apparent big bad in Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Harkness after weeks of teases pointed to this being reality.
As has been the case throughout the season, “Breaking the Fourth Wall” was filled with references to classic sitcoms, this time from the 21st century. This could be heard in the entry’s music as well, with a theme song paying direct tribute to The Office and an unexpected Disney-style villain number helping Agatha go full villain.
Taking a look at the episode’s credits, it appears that the actress behind Agatha deserves more credit for this song than some fans may have expected.
KATHRYN HAHN GETS MUSICAL FOR WANDAVISION
In "Episode 7" of WandaVision, Kathryn Hahn’s Agnes gets to be the star of a catchy musical number similar to the show’s opening theme songs after she reveals herself to be Agatha Harkness.
The song, entitled “Agatha All Along,” has a very similar beat and tone to the theme song from the classic TV sitcom The Munsters, which ran from 1964 to 1966, and it includes spookish title cards paying tribute to the show as well.
For reference, the theme song from The Munsters can be heard here:
Additionally, looking at the episode’s credits, Kathryn Hahn is credited as the first performer of the tune.
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THE MAGICAL MUSICALITY OF AGATHA HARKNESS
Music has been a major component that Marvel Studios has used to help bring the multiple sitcom eras of WandaVision to life. The theme songs were written taking every unique decade’s music as inspiration, helping set the feel of the time period right from the start, all composed by Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
While The Munsters aired almost four decades prior to the sitcoms used for inspiration in "Episode 7", the style of the music fit perfectly with Agatha being a witch, one, who's comic counterpart, is close to as powerful as Wanda Maximoff to boot.
As for Hahn’s involvement, it simply shows off her impressive range as a performer by jumping into a recording booth and being the voice behind her own entrance music. Hahn has flexed her singing chops in her previous works, perhaps most notably in Apple TV+'s animated musical comedy Central Park.
The team behind WandaVision had initially tried to get Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany into the studio to sing one of the early theme songs as well, although it never came to be. but it’s fantastic to see that Hahn got the opportunity to show off her musical talents alongside her fantastic on-screen portrayal of Agatha Harkness.
Hahn’s appearance in the credits was a welcome behind-the-scenes surprise as the story of WandaVision continues to surprise with every new episode. The seventh entry of the MCU series is now available to stream on Disney+, and "Episode 8" will premiere on Friday, February 26, 2021.