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March 20, 2011 12:35 AM   Subscribe

Dogs with table manners. Slow, surreal and delightful.
posted by Cold Lurkey (23 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Delightful provided you don't poke your eye out.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:49 AM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cute, but kind of derivative, isn't it?

Wegman's bits on Sesame Street really nailed the surreal vibe. Dog Baking, for instance. "The sandwich is caught on my tooth!"
posted by mr_roboto at 12:54 AM on March 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


They really captured how restaurant diners are often so hungry that they are forced to use their hands to physically restrain their faces from their plates.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 12:58 AM on March 20, 2011 [32 favorites]


It's a bit Wegmanesque, sure, but this is more wild, less controlled, less predictable. Loved it.
posted by heyho at 1:14 AM on March 20, 2011


Way funnier than Wegman. I'm already plotting how to do that with my dogs. I just need a little kid to be the hands for the chihuahua...
posted by smartyboots at 1:21 AM on March 20, 2011


On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:24 AM on March 20, 2011 [5 favorites]


Man, I love dogs. *Especially* yellow labs. But dogs in general. This is lots of fun. Surprised they hold back as well as they do, even account for hand-restraint.
posted by disillusioned at 1:57 AM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.
Yeah, they're assuming you're a LOLCAT.

But on Facebook, EVERYONE knows you're a dog.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:24 AM on March 20, 2011



On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.


I am sure Rule 34 comes into play there somewhere, but I don't really want to think about how.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:15 AM on March 20, 2011


Wegman's best work is his work for children. His Alphabet Soup video has a scene that reminds me a lot of this one where Batty and Crooky are making alphabet soup, and the recipe requires the soup to have one ingredient for every letter in the alphabet. Some ingredients, like the "H" hot dogs, don't make it into the soup.
posted by Toekneesan at 4:37 AM on March 20, 2011


Those dogs must have been so confused.
posted by Evernix at 5:47 AM on March 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


The dogs don't seem confused at all to me, they seem like they were rehearsed -- watch how one follows the hand to seem like he's "talking" to the other. I mean really, how else to explain that they don't just push past the hands and the cutlery and wolf down a plate of food? The hand work was amazing. The Lab's "hands" reminded me very much of this guy.
posted by thinkpiece at 5:57 AM on March 20, 2011


It's nice to see that some people still care about never letting dogs fully understand just what the hell we humans are doing.
posted by orme at 7:04 AM on March 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


The dogs were great. The humans overacted.
posted by Jode at 7:19 AM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


That one lady kept saying something like "elephant party, up the stairs".
posted by idiopath at 8:11 AM on March 20, 2011


I kept wanting the camera to go upstairs for the elephant party.
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 8:45 AM on March 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


When they actually started eating, is when I started laughing. Silly
posted by Xoebe at 9:14 AM on March 20, 2011


Delightful provided you don't poke your eye out.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:49 AM on March 20 [1 favorite +] [!]


Yeah - the potential stabbines with the forks added element of super tension and worry for the doggies. Glad no animals were injured in the making of this movie.
posted by helmutdog at 9:23 AM on March 20, 2011


Glad no animals were injured in the making of this movie.
posted by helmutdog at 11:23 AM on March 20 [+] [!]


eponysterical?
posted by vytae at 12:24 PM on March 20, 2011


not sure why, but I was tearing up with laughter at this. My coworkers were baffled.
posted by aloiv2 at 1:33 PM on March 20, 2011


Awesome.
posted by Doohickie at 6:42 PM on March 20, 2011


That's literally hysterical. The guys with the hands can't see, and the dogs don't know what's going on. I've had a terrible week and this cancels out all of it. Thank you, Cold Lurkey.
posted by carping demon at 7:30 PM on March 20, 2011


What good dogs. I can tell you what would happen if I put my two dogs in this situation and it involves one dog escaping from her sweater and gobbling both plates of food, whilst the other dog devised a novel way to get himself hurt.
posted by troublesome at 7:56 PM on March 20, 2011


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