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April 16, 2011 4:49 PM   Subscribe

I ain't gonna pee-pee my bed tonight. YouTUbe; 2.10.

From the YouTube comments: "I can't let this go. I mean.... WHO THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE???? *WHAT* THE HELL ARE THESE´╗┐ PEOPLE???? By what conceivable process could a clan of backwoods nightmare interbred Anabaptist atavistic inverts somehow create a boogie-woogie floorshow featuring a rubber-limbed prepubescent shemale trying to channel Brian Setzer? Huh? HUH????"

They aren't backwoods, they are The Kelly Family.
posted by bwg (51 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wasn't this on boing boing or something?
posted by Max Power at 4:54 PM on April 16, 2011


I ... I ... I think- uh ... excuse me for a moment.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 4:54 PM on April 16, 2011


Some of us like to sleep without nightmares.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 4:55 PM on April 16, 2011


This is child abuse.
posted by dortmunder at 4:56 PM on April 16, 2011


That was weird. Why did they invite Moses to sing with them?
posted by caution live frogs at 4:58 PM on April 16, 2011 [5 favorites]


Wasn't this on boing boing or something?
Yup, and I couldn't stop laughing for a week. It's a fascinating piece of transnational musical history, besides being strange.
posted by willhopkins at 4:58 PM on April 16, 2011


This is child abuse.

This abuse knows no age limit.
posted by The Potate at 5:04 PM on April 16, 2011 [7 favorites]


Amazing Grace - with Paddy crying.
posted by dabitch at 5:06 PM on April 16, 2011


i just pee-pee'd myself *right now*
posted by facetious at 5:09 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can't help but think about how much better my life was before I watched that video.
posted by Dodecadermaldenticles at 5:10 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fine. I guess I'll have to do it.

Because by god, someone is going to pee-pee this bed. Understand?
posted by evidenceofabsence at 5:12 PM on April 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


That kid is awesomely good.
That video tho, is the strangest thing I've ever seen.
posted by SLC Mom at 5:13 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is -

This -

I -
posted by fire&wings at 5:14 PM on April 16, 2011


Rick-rolled? How early-aughts!

Re: Words fail me after watching this video. Was there a pee-pee epidemic that required this public service video back then? Even God looked like he was treating this subject matter with the utmost of seriousness with some awkward yet earnest dance moves.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:22 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


I believe the kids, but that bearded old fucker definitely looks incontinent to me.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:22 PM on April 16, 2011 [10 favorites]


Angelo is currently following in his father's footsteps, living a nomadic life with his wife and four kids. Good for him. He must have not peed the bed that night.
posted by queensissy at 5:22 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Fell in Love with an Alien

One More Freakin' Dollar

The scariest part is that I actually like both of these songs.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 5:26 PM on April 16, 2011 [9 favorites]


... two whole minutes?
posted by penduluum at 5:27 PM on April 16, 2011


Fell in Love with an Alien

You probably could have convinced me that was a Fleetwood Mac song. A Fleetwood Mac song about falling in love with an alien. I'm not a Fleetwood Mac expert or anything, but it's really not that far off.

(I like them too.)
posted by penduluum at 5:35 PM on April 16, 2011


Needs the batshitinsane tag.
posted by ixohoxi at 5:39 PM on April 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


I was with them till God Himself showed up over on the boy's side. That's the point where I would have pee-peed my bed tonight.

Also, the therapy bills must have been astronomical. Can you imagine if, instead of having to get up and re-make the bed in the morning, you instead had to get up on stage and vow through song you'd never do it again? That's how serial killers are made.
posted by sugarfish at 5:43 PM on April 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


This has expanded my mind in ways I just can't
posted by Burhanistan at 5:44 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Good for them (it was good enough that they bought a CASTLE?!) but Cthulu help us if it becomes a mainstream career choice.

"Mom, dad? I'm going to start a Kelly-Family Tribute clan!"
posted by spacewrench at 5:58 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

THE ANGELO KELLY EXPERIENCE

ROLL OVER BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

posted by Halloween Jack at 6:00 PM on April 16, 2011


Can't help thinking this is a classic example of a narcissist parent with his children as cult members, a religious version of Doc Paskowitz' Surfwise.

The kid singing is Angelo Kelly, born Dec 23 1981. This is his website. He's married with four kids. A contemporary video of his.

A bit of backstory from his sister-surrogate-mother, Kathy.

I quite like his sister, Maite's Tinkerbell.
posted by nickyskye at 6:02 PM on April 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Am I the only american insomniac that remembers the late-night informercials for their greatest hits collection? Always thought that they were some sort of "Children of God" type cult.
posted by echolalia67 at 6:13 PM on April 16, 2011


I succeeded in making this ok by pretending that the title is some phonetic interpretation of the song, which is actually being sung in a foreign language.

But then, THE CAPTIONS, MAN. THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAPTIONS.
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism at 6:27 PM on April 16, 2011


Angelo Kelly:Karl Sanders::Evil Spock:Spock
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 6:34 PM on April 16, 2011


Wait, that's not a girl?
posted by gjc at 7:25 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Did you guys know that kid is also Imarobot?
posted by drjimmy11 at 7:26 PM on April 16, 2011


Jesus Christ. This song is still in my head nearly three hours later. At this rate, I'll be singing it to myself while at the laundromat tonight. Fuck.
posted by The Potate at 7:28 PM on April 16, 2011


Attention Jackson Family or Osmonds...... checkmate.......
posted by Senator at 7:29 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Man. I totally thought this was going to be Billy Bragg singing that Woody Guthrie song.

Boy was I wrong.
posted by Sailormom at 7:32 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, hell, back in 1990, I could've confidently made the same promise.

And, uh, in 1990, I might've thought that young front man was a spawn of Gregg Allman...

However, living in North Florida since the early Aughts, I've come to recognize real spawn of Gregg, and I wouldn't make the same mistake, today. So, hate me for former ignorance, if you must...
posted by paulsc at 7:35 PM on April 16, 2011


"Pee-pee song!":Grown-up Angelo Kelly::"Summer of '69!":Ryan Adams

I bet.
posted by drjimmy11 at 7:37 PM on April 16, 2011


"Pee-pee song!":Grown-up Angelo Kelly::"Summer of '69!":Ryan Adams

I knew it! I just knew it! Ryan Adams really is just Bryan Adams in disguise!
posted by Sys Rq at 7:56 PM on April 16, 2011


This is the greatest thing ever.
posted by Lutoslawski at 7:57 PM on April 16, 2011


Needs the batshitinsane tag.

or: whatisthisidonteven
posted by palliser at 8:01 PM on April 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


I never realized how normal my family is until just now.
posted by Foam Pants at 8:03 PM on April 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Dooce posted this recently. A week ago? Two weeks? It's cone into my mind a lot since.

As a former bedwetter the song appals me. But the kid can dance.
posted by bilabial at 8:10 PM on April 16, 2011


Mojo did it better.
posted by caddis at 8:15 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Omg, BitterOldPunk, those are the people who sang that great song, and it's called I'm In Love With An Alien??!! Amazing. And the kids grew up to all be so beautiful looking too.
posted by nickyskye at 8:40 PM on April 16, 2011


It's like they're got some unholy device to literally film nightmares.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:25 AM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I posted this video as a way to say goodnight to my Facebook friends. I hope it holds true.
posted by Diag at 6:28 AM on April 17, 2011


It's telling how awful that video is that it's overshadowing the larger weirdness of the success this family had with that act. WHAT THE FUCK, EUROPE? This is what you did during the Cold War?

According to Wikipedia, this family was so successful that they bought a castle. How many goddamn castles do you have? Is it like middle-class housing? "The 3 bedroom bungalow was in a good location, but I thought the 46 bedroom castle had it's charms too."
posted by unixrat at 6:38 AM on April 17, 2011


That castle is a pretty nice place too, but the family only lived there between 98-02.
posted by dabitch at 11:07 AM on April 17, 2011


It's such a shame to see Moses standing around and just phoning it in these days because the stuff he did with Phil Spector back in the 60's was absolutely amazing.
posted by mcmile at 11:15 AM on April 17, 2011


The most disturbing part is the raucous applause at the end, or on preview, approximately what unixrat said.
posted by codacorolla at 7:17 PM on April 17, 2011


The sleep of reason produces monsters.
posted by abcde at 12:14 AM on April 18, 2011


Um, his take on "The River" ("ROLL OVER BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN" / above) is actually pretty good.
posted by Mike D at 8:21 PM on April 18, 2011


Himmelscheiss! Ist nicht ein gehrbadden knockoffschoen wehr Tina Turner. Eine sehr gut gehrkrowdwerken!
posted by Mike D at 8:31 PM on April 18, 2011


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