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Cathy's House [SLYT]
posted by Fizz (36 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ack!

I thought that would be a bad joke, but seriously ack!
posted by Beardman at 6:05 PM on April 17, 2011


Sooo... the guy doing the falsetto narration used to play with his sister's dolls, right?
posted by likeso at 6:07 PM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


They're supposed to be dolls, and that scene kind of would be what many ~8 year old girls would be playing like? Does anyone know what time of day this show comes on, or if it's part of a larger show? I know it's fun to be all "WTF Japan!" but it might be a bit tamer with some context.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:07 PM on April 17, 2011


I don't think "tame" was what Fizz was going for...
Paunch paunch paunch!
posted by ropeladder at 6:15 PM on April 17, 2011


did someone forget the dolls brains?
posted by taxpayer at 6:18 PM on April 17, 2011


"no description available"

Indeed.
posted by Naberius at 6:22 PM on April 17, 2011


At first I was like "Ok, human dolls with a falsetto narration, that's pretty weird." And then I was like "Ok, there're more and more dolls, that's really weird." And then I was like "And now they're dancing, that's extremely weird."

Anyway, I really liked it.
posted by codacorolla at 6:27 PM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I could not eat my home-made pizza while watching this. My mouth would not close and my hands stopped moving.
posted by rebent at 6:27 PM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Needs more Pee Wee.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:28 PM on April 17, 2011 [5 favorites]


This is from Vermillion Pleasure Night.
posted by cazoo at 6:30 PM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


All these new characters being suddenly introduced and becoming important to a quickly evolving plot.

This is just like Homestuck.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:34 PM on April 17, 2011


I can confidently say this is exactly what playing dollies is like with your younger sister. Especially if you have trollish intent of breaking up the monotony of Doll Life.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:35 PM on April 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


It needs more kung fu grip!

Vermillion Pleasure Night sounds like the kind of insanity that would be a lot of fun to watch, especially late at night.
posted by Kevin Street at 6:35 PM on April 17, 2011


Also, it explains a lot that this was made by the same people who made Oh! Mikey.

I get the feeling this might fit in well with subtitles or a dub on Adult Swim, right next to Tim and Eric's stuff.

That is, if they can stand to give up one of their legion timeslots for Seth McFarlane's stuff (which is syndicated everywhere else). Family Guy and American Dad have their moments, but 2 hours around midnight every time I feel like staying up is annoying. I'd love to watch Venture Bros or even something like Regular Show instead.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:43 PM on April 17, 2011


Psst! Inevitable Gaga mashup. I thought it felt more like Devo playing with their sisters' Barbies, but hey, I'm just a YT consumer, not a builder.
posted by maudlin at 7:15 PM on April 17, 2011


what
posted by jimmythefish at 7:37 PM on April 17, 2011


It's good to see that after seven years Desperate Housewives is still willing to try new creative directions.
posted by benito.strauss at 7:43 PM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


But where's the pickle?

That's the surprise!
posted by erniepan at 8:15 PM on April 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


The weirdness reminded me of the crazy-ass stuff Night Flight used to show after midnight.
posted by msali at 8:16 PM on April 17, 2011


Man I do not understand Sims 4 at all.
posted by The Whelk at 8:37 PM on April 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


holy shit how did it become 1993 again with me watching liquid television at midnight
posted by Greg Nog at 9:00 PM on April 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Talk about your violent fems! Good thing they don't get into G.I. Joe's footlocker and grab that M60 SAW. Shades of this. Actually, it all made sense to me until that dance number
posted by Redhush at 9:07 PM on April 17, 2011


Why. Why. Why. Why. Why. Why. Why. Why. Why.
posted by d1rge at 9:35 PM on April 17, 2011


Poor Lucy never got to go to the loo.
posted by lisa g at 9:56 PM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


It would be awesome to see a behind the scenes of these girls shaking about to get the lifeless doll effect.
posted by rozomon at 3:09 AM on April 18, 2011


I can't decide if this qualifies for Rule 34, or if it's the result of Rule 34.
posted by odinsdream at 5:45 AM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I dunno greg nog, but pass the cheap studenty beer, I'm game for this.
posted by dabitch at 8:08 AM on April 18, 2011


I know it's fun to be all "WTF Japan!" but it might be a bit tamer with some context.

I will fully admit that a small part of this post is Japan LOL/WTF but then I also think, this is weird enough on its own. Yes, it does have Japanese actors/people involved in the filming, but even if these people were all white or brown or rainbow coloured, it still makes me go WTF!?
posted by Fizz at 8:22 AM on April 18, 2011


I'm with Fizz: subtext over context
posted by ouke at 8:45 AM on April 18, 2011


Japanese people get annoyed when their country is represented by the extremes of their cultural output (I might be the same if my home country was shown as all Carry On and Morris Dancing)... then again that was utterly bonkers
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:50 AM on April 18, 2011


I know it's fun to be all "WTF Japan!" but it might be a bit tamer with some context.

It's from Vermillion Pleasure Night, a sketch show.

I don't see what's so loljapan about this post. We're already drawing comparisons between this and Liquid Television and Night Flight, both thoroughly weird Western creations. Nobody's intimating that this is what Japanese apartment living is actually like.

Sometimes Japanese people doing awesome things is just Japanese people doing awesome things.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:01 AM on April 18, 2011


Something interesting to me is that Cathy keeps complimenting her precious house, etc., rather than being extremely modest. From what I understand about Japanese culture, this is a no-no. Think this is making fun of American culture?
posted by gnidan at 9:28 AM on April 18, 2011


See, I didn't see this as "WTF, Japan!" but rather "some humour translates internationally". This skit is in part a send up of all the cutesy, bowdlerized fake play that gets fobbed off as children's entertainment.

"Now we are having tea, Mr. Teddy!" usually gets disrupted with the exact same punch up, plus a pop cultural reference from something the child did or saw. I have yet to look after a child who wasn't very excited by a dolly punch up and jokes about toilet training.
posted by Phalene at 9:38 AM on April 18, 2011


Japanese people get annoyed when their country is represented

I'm of Indian heritage (dot on my head, not woo woo). And I'm constantly annoyed at how I'm represented and perceived, but then EVERYONE is this way. I'm sure most Americans are annoyed that they're portrayed as lazy and fat and ignorant. I'm also a Canadian citizen and it's not all hockey and beavers up here. All culture is "othered" in some sense.
posted by Fizz at 9:57 AM on April 18, 2011


The show seems pretty silly and fun but also insistenly weird. Dr. Phero? HOOO BOY weirdopants.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:23 PM on April 18, 2011


This is a pretty accurate representation of the action in my Barbie Dream House(R) in 1984, except for the lack of lesbian sex. What can I say? I had way more Barbies than Kens.
posted by jocelmeow at 4:37 PM on April 18, 2011


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