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April 9, 2011 1:12 PM   Subscribe

A video has been making the rounds of twin babies having a little conversation. Patton Oswalt and Michael Chiklis recreate the scene (mostly) detail for detail.
posted by codacorolla (50 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Bizarre. I get the impressiom this would be far less entertaining if it were two unfamous men in diapers.
posted by axiom at 1:20 PM on April 9, 2011


My hope is that this is the one remaining artifact of our culture available to archeologists of the future trying to puzzle out who we were.
posted by found missing at 1:29 PM on April 9, 2011 [37 favorites]


I get the impressiom this would be far less entertaining if it were two unfamous men in diapers.

Really? Cause they didn't look familiar to me and I thought it was pretty funny.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 1:30 PM on April 9, 2011


Gah! I hate cliffhanger endings! Did they close the fridge door or not?!
posted by phunniemee at 1:32 PM on April 9, 2011 [5 favorites]


ftr: this is NOT what Chiklis' agent meant when he suggested going "against type"
posted by victors at 1:44 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well...now I've seen Michael Chiklis and Patton Oswald in diapers.

Really thought I'd be able to make it through life without that.

Really... *sigh* ...really did.
posted by PlusDistance at 1:48 PM on April 9, 2011 [10 favorites]


I really wish you had not drawn my attention to this.
posted by Decani at 1:52 PM on April 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


Somewhat related: Brock Baker's "Mafia Babies" dub.
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 1:56 PM on April 9, 2011


This is a DOUBLE post.

Maybe you should post the Oswalt/Chiklis recreation in the still very-much open thread.
posted by ericb at 2:05 PM on April 9, 2011


It used to be that a double post was posting the same thing, again.
posted by found missing at 2:06 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Basically, it is -- as per the first hyperlink which references the twin video post from last week. But, hey, I'm not one to judge whether this FPP should stand or not. Let the mods decide.
posted by ericb at 2:08 PM on April 9, 2011


I'll just throw an idea out there:

Baby Geniuses remake.

All adult cast.
posted by qvantamon at 2:09 PM on April 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


I think this might be my new go-to shock video.
posted by graventy at 2:12 PM on April 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh my that was fun to watch. I love Patton and his cute little baby-body. And one sock. Love it.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:23 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


My old roommates used to call Patton Oswald giantbabyman, so I will be forwarding this to them shortly.
posted by piratebowling at 2:29 PM on April 9, 2011


This probably should be a comment in the open thread rather than its own post.
posted by briank at 2:30 PM on April 9, 2011


If I haven't gotten this out of my brain by tomorrow morning, if I've not unseen it in a manner in which I have no memory of the last few minutes...if these things don't happen, I will hunt you down and you will not be happy, oh no, not happy at all...
posted by tomswift at 2:30 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Huh, I didn't see the link in the previous thread. I thought it was funny enough to warrant a new post, especially since that thread is 2 weeks off the front page. Sorry if I made extra work for the mods.
posted by codacorolla at 2:31 PM on April 9, 2011


Hey, rule nazis: Meta comments don't belong in the thread.
posted by found missing at 2:33 PM on April 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


I love the "Aw fuck it, I'll do it myself". It perfectly sums up so many of my conversations with co-workers which end up being nothing much more "da da da da" noise before I have a similar reaction.

Also accurate: me stealing their drink afterwards.
posted by quin at 2:40 PM on April 9, 2011 [5 favorites]


The disturbing thing is to realize that rule 34 applies and the dipe crowd will be watching this in slow motion, one handed.
posted by hippybear at 2:47 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's diaper time
posted by Greg Nog at 2:50 PM on April 9, 2011


Funny or die... Or fucking creepy.
posted by fungible at 2:54 PM on April 9, 2011


This is a DOUBLE post.

Maybe you should post the Oswalt/Chiklis recreation in the still very-much open thread.


DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA!

*Waves hand in face*
posted by dirigibleman at 3:03 PM on April 9, 2011 [20 favorites]


I just got back from a great trip throw Cambodia and Thailand - especially since I avoided any and all creepy sexual tourism stuff. Then I get treated to this video. Well, thanks MeFi, for making sure I get my RDA of Creepy.
posted by helmutdog at 3:15 PM on April 9, 2011


Patton Oswalt and Michael Chiklis recreate the scene (mostly) detail for detail.

Except for them not being identical. Or twins. Or even remotely similar looking.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:19 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Chiklis has the body language down.
posted by starman at 3:32 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think Michael Chiklis is the first man in an adult diaper who I've seen and not be creeped out by. he's that good.
posted by krautland at 3:33 PM on April 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


So, this is what actors are doing now.
posted by parmanparman at 3:42 PM on April 9, 2011


I think Michael Chiklis is the first man in an adult diaper who I've seen and not be creeped out by. he's that good.

That's funny, because I came to say how creeped out I am.
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 4:05 PM on April 9, 2011


this parody is perfection in the execution even though i dont agree with their interpretation of the baby talk. but if anybody hands out oscars for web content, these two need to win it ASAP.
posted by liza at 4:24 PM on April 9, 2011


Their mimicry is astonishing. It's almost like they're having a real conversation.
posted by 0xdeadc0de at 5:23 PM on April 9, 2011


Chiklis isn't putting enough question marks on the end of his das. It's like he doesn't understand his character's motivation at all.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:25 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ah, many people get upset by Chiklis' interpretation of this role. Literal mimicry it is not. Instead, he is attempting to infuse the role with an heroic subtext--consider him perhaps as an ironic, Christ-like figure. The role has become the creation of Chiklis, rather than a character whom he is playing.
posted by found missing at 5:35 PM on April 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


In the outtakes, baby Vic Mackey knees Oswalt in the groin, smashes his head to the ground, and holds a pistol to his head until he gives up the location of the missing sock.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:01 PM on April 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Mackey and Shane: The Early Years
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:11 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Somewhere Walton Goggins is staring bug-eyed at a computer monitor.
posted by bwg at 6:14 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Instead, he is attempting to infuse the role with an heroic subtext--consider him perhaps as an ironic, Christ-like figure.

The character is an inquisitor. The archetypical table-thumping, perp-wall-slamming Bad Cop. Notice that he's got his subject backed into a corner.

Perhaps you mean to suggest Chiklis is playing it in the vein of Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer? If so, I'm afraid he's missed his mark, and even if he were, it would undermine the essence of the scene.

And before you go on about "infusing the character with a realistic moral ambiguity," I must contend that Chiklis is adding nothing more than utter incongruity.

Oswalt, in stark contrast, proves, as always, eminently capable.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:21 PM on April 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


I understand that Zack Snyder has signed to do the full movie version... It may look a bit different..
posted by tomswift at 6:42 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I understand that Zack Snyder has signed to do the full movie version... It may look a bit different..

DA DA DA

*starts waving hand in face in normal speed then moves into SLOOOOOOOW MOOOOTION then moves back into normal speed for completion of wave*
posted by brundlefly at 7:18 PM on April 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


You know why this works? Because both actors are proportioned exactly like enormous babies. There must be some term for that oddly precise body-type.
posted by bicyclefish at 8:40 PM on April 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


Stocky?
posted by Sys Rq at 8:43 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was hoping that they were going to evolve into actually having a word-based conversation with the same inflections, so that we could crack up at their discussion of Habs vs Leafs or foreign oil policies or Mom should be in a nursing home or something like that.

However, they really nailed the impersonation. I was just hoping for that discussion with words in the middle.
posted by acoutu at 9:02 PM on April 9, 2011


Like I said in my FB link - if you have never seen the film Even Dwarfs Started Small, it's pretty much the first half of this video.
posted by cerulgalactus at 10:42 PM on April 9, 2011


I'm just counting down 'til we see the bunker scene from Downfall with DADADADADA audio.
posted by dersins at 11:28 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh how the mighty have Chiklis :-(
posted by tumid dahlia at 1:08 AM on April 10, 2011


I really needed this FPP, because somehow I wandered into watching the Oswalt/Chiklis video without having seen the twins vid and thought "Wow, this anti-comedy thing is going into hyperdrive!" Now that I understand the context it's not quite as funny, but at least I understand that I haven't missed some bizarre leap in comedic sensibilities.
posted by Chichibio at 2:30 AM on April 10, 2011


Die.
Really Die.
posted by SLC Mom at 7:47 AM on April 10, 2011


Takes me back to my adolescent psychology days. This is normal, not just for twins but for all babies of a certain age. Infants react to other infants emotional cues and body language as if it was wired in them to do so.
posted by silentsender at 12:52 PM on April 10, 2011


The real tragedy of this video is that for someone, somewhere out there, this is porn.
posted by DarlingBri at 4:28 PM on April 10, 2011


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