In her latest music video, Margaret Cho faces an intervention from her friends and family. It’s the first song on the Cho Dependent album because it’s the first one she wants everyone to hear. Not only is the track hilarious, but it’s also deeply sympathetic and truthful. Cho states that “I think having to have an actual intervention would be a true nightmare, and so writing the words to the song were a kind of prayer, a mantra against it ever actually happening to me.” The song features lines like “No more hugs til you give up drugs.” Along with Margaret Cho, the video has co-songwriters and identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin along with Dancing with the Stars partner Louis Van Amstel making a cameo. And of course, you can’t have a successful intervention without the inevitable group hug at the end of the video.
Despite what you might think, the song is not about the TV show “Intervention” about addiction and recovery.
Intervention by Margaret Cho