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Yvonne Strahovski, of Chuck fame, lampoons Katy Perry, Ke$ha, and Gaga in Three Pop Stars, One Song. Somewhat NSFW-ish, but the lyrics are quite witty and the tune is ear-worm-y. [SLCH]
posted by shiu mai baby (32 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
This just confirms that I don't want to even listen to a parody of Katy Perry.
posted by dirtylittlecity at 10:11 AM on April 20, 2011


I'm here to eat your penis, not in a sexual way
posted by nomisxid at 10:13 AM on April 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Maybe this is a good place to (again) mention Blonde Ambition.
posted by hippybear at 10:16 AM on April 20, 2011


Bieber at the end was pretty great.
posted by chundo at 10:18 AM on April 20, 2011


...of Chuck fame...

I prefer to remember her as Miranda Lawson, my space girlfriend in Mass Effect 2.
posted by MegoSteve at 10:43 AM on April 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


God, I really miss Flight of the Conchords these days.
posted by boubelium at 10:48 AM on April 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


Oh Miranda. What uncanny valleys you have. (Not to mention weird random crotch and/or ass views. WTF Bioware?)

I did love Sarah Walker on Chuck though. At least up until when I stopped watching the show cause it was getting repetitive.
posted by kmz at 10:49 AM on April 20, 2011


I don't even like seeing Her Ladyship's name mentioned in the same sentence as those...those other two.
posted by infinitywaltz at 10:54 AM on April 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is like a third-rate 1990s Cracked magazine parody.
posted by uncleozzy at 10:58 AM on April 20, 2011


Well, I thought it was cute. But I have a girl crush on Yvonne Strahovski, so my opinion probably can't be trusted.
posted by dejah420 at 11:01 AM on April 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


99% awful, 1% "i want to eat your penis, not in a sexual way, i need it for fuel" genius. Send it back for a rewrite around that concept and I'll happily give it 5 minutes more of my life.
posted by thedaniel at 11:02 AM on April 20, 2011


College Humor: This is like a third-rate 1990s Cracked magazine parody.

(does the tagline joke ork for other websites)

I wanted to like this, but something something fish in a barrel something.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:06 AM on April 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was surprised to see this on CollegeHumor, mostly because I thought FunnyOrDie was the designated spot for schtick like this.
posted by ZeusHumms at 11:24 AM on April 20, 2011


weird random crotch and/or ass views

random hahaha some dude at bioware carefully positioned that camera for maximum assitude. for mass effect 3 i heard there's a whole department devoted to it. there was a talk at the last gdc i think.
posted by graventy at 11:24 AM on April 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Two pop stars, one song.
posted by kurumi at 12:15 PM on April 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Creeped out by how much she looks like Bieber over here
posted by SkinnerSan at 12:16 PM on April 20, 2011


Way too much vomit!
posted by Justinian at 12:28 PM on April 20, 2011


@thedaniel

The "I love you more than I hate herpes" was pretty good too...
posted by kuanes at 12:36 PM on April 20, 2011


I liked this, especially the Kesha* and the Gaga which seem very "on the nose." The Katy Perry is less specific and could apply to a larger number of pop stars so I found it less entertaining. More to the point, I think most people would agree that the elements of the Gaga and Kesha personalities portrayed here are not particularly attractive. But a girl-next-door type who's also sort of kinky/slutty? Yeah; who could possibly find that attractive?!

*No, I will NOT use the dollar sign.
posted by Betelgeuse at 12:44 PM on April 20, 2011


Way too much vomit!

Which, by the way, was apparently Yvonne Strahovski's idea.
posted by Betelgeuse at 12:47 PM on April 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


To be fair, Katy Perry's existence is fairly non-specific.
posted by basicchannel at 12:59 PM on April 20, 2011


Every one of these (including the Bieber) should be unlockable costume options for Miranda in ME3.
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:04 PM on April 20, 2011


Is it me or did they have Yvonne dress up as Miranda in one or two episodes of Chuck a few months ago?

http://pics.livejournal.com/littlestarletta/pic/001ws1rx

Warning: full body black leather. Not safe for Commander Shepherd.
posted by Justinian at 2:44 PM on April 20, 2011


To be fair, Katy Perry's existence is fairly non-specific

Well, she has to share with Zooey Deschanel, after all.
posted by wildcrdj at 3:42 PM on April 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't even like seeing Her Ladyship's name mentioned in the same sentence as those...those other two.

It's all artificial, plastic dance pop. There are always one or two ok moments - the first line of Tik Tok, the chorus of Bad Romance - that could be the basis of good songs. But otherwise the whole genre has no more worth than Rebecca Black.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 4:11 PM on April 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yeah, they can't all be Arcade Fire.
posted by Justinian at 4:46 PM on April 20, 2011


Well, I thought it was cute. But I have a girl crush on Yvonne Strahovski, so my opinion probably can't be trusted.

Seconded.
posted by TooFewShoes at 4:49 PM on April 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


I thought it was far too kind to all of them. None of them are nearly as entertaining as this video is.

Actually, none of them are nearly as entertaining as a dead opossum, even.
posted by MexicanYenta at 7:13 PM on April 20, 2011


Anyone know whose voice that was? I'm presuming it wasn't Yvonne, as it didn't sound the least bit like her ...
posted by WCityMike at 9:38 PM on April 20, 2011


WCityMike, this page refers to Strahovski as an "Australian impression singer and playwright," and most of the other articles I've seen about the bit refer to her singing the lyrics, so yeah, I think it is her voice.

Also: playwright?
posted by shiu mai baby at 6:24 AM on April 21, 2011


WCityMike:

The credits tab below the video lists "Angela Ingersoll" as having done the vocals. Her webpage has a link to one of her tweets where she says she "laid down the vocals for this badass video." That's ambiguous enough that they could be background vocals, but it implies that she might have done all of them.
posted by Betelgeuse at 9:20 AM on April 21, 2011


Thanks, Betelgeuse, it looks like it was indeed Angela.

Betelgeuse, Betelguese, Betelguese!

Why aren't you in my apartment now?
posted by WCityMike at 9:09 AM on April 24, 2011


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