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June 19, 2011 7:55 PM   Subscribe

Puppet Anarchy's 2010 take on Calling Occupants (of Interplanetary Craft) [The Official Anthem Of World Contact Day]. 5m48s. Watch to the end.

The original audio for Puppet Anarchy's piece, from the Langley Schools Music Project (previously).

Also, Klaatu's original track (and single edit).

The Carpenters' original music video, and the original album version.

Babes In Toyland's take on the song from The Carpenters tribute album.

Jandy The Decibel Jezibile's remix of The Carpenters track.

And finally, Apollo Zero's Calculating Occupants [The Carpenters vs Kraftwerk vs Madonna].
posted by hippybear (23 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
:)
posted by nzero at 7:59 PM on June 19, 2011


Finally, a puppet troupe that lives up to their name.

(They had me at 'Puppet Anarchy.')
posted by Hardcore Poser at 8:00 PM on June 19, 2011


Did I miss it or did they not give any credit to Langley Schools Music Project anywhere in the video or in the description?
posted by MegoSteve at 8:09 PM on June 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't think that puppet was really playing that guitar.
posted by GavinR at 8:17 PM on June 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I went straight to the Apollo Zero mashup and it made my night.
posted by edheil at 8:58 PM on June 19, 2011


My favorite is the Carpenters/Star Trek mashup.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:04 PM on June 19, 2011


I love this version.

Back in the old days, some people really thought that Klaatu was the Beatles. Yeah, I know...
posted by ovvl at 9:09 PM on June 19, 2011


And then I clicked the puppet anarchy thing and it was awesome. :)
posted by edheil at 9:15 PM on June 19, 2011


And for years after the song came out, I'd get it as an earworm whenever I got a letter in my mailbox addressed to "OCCUPANT". (Also occasional "Pocket Calculator" earworms, but I never thought to mix the two)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:15 PM on June 19, 2011


FAMOUS MOTHER was really into The Carpenters for a while and she bought a best-of CD and I remember listening to it (didn't really have a huge choice in the matter) as I did chores and thinking what the fuck is this song
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 9:31 PM on June 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I wish I was having half as much fun as those muppets.
posted by The Whelk at 9:58 PM on June 19, 2011


They aren't Muppets!!!!!

There’s an incredibly simple way to keep it all straight. Just remember this: Any puppet built by the Muppet Workshop is a Muppet, and any puppet built by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is technically a creature rather than a Muppet, but you’re allowed to call it a Muppet anyway. Any other puppet is not a Muppet...
posted by GavinR at 10:11 PM on June 19, 2011


3:03 - Gaga? Gaga!
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 12:31 AM on June 20, 2011


Groverfield.
posted by ShutterBun at 12:52 AM on June 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


3:03 - Gaga? Gaga!

My "Time Traveling Alien Hermaphrodite" theory of Gaga's secret origin is beginning to gain more ground, I see.

Fools! You all mocked me! But THE TRUTH!..... IS!........OUT THERE!!!!
posted by KingEdRa at 1:08 AM on June 20, 2011


They aren't Muppets!!!!!

Fuppet.
posted by pracowity at 3:50 AM on June 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Babes In Toyland's take on the song from The Carpenters tribute album.

If I Were a Carpenter is one of those artifacts from the '90s that I keep rediscovering and delighting in every few years, although it has led to moments like going out for karaoke and getting onstage before realizing that "Yesterday Once More" is not, in fact, a rock anthem.
posted by psoas at 4:10 AM on June 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


The future is nothing more than wobbly space plates and fake fuzzy people! AAIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEE!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 5:19 AM on June 20, 2011


The response.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:42 AM on June 20, 2011


FAMOUS MONSTER: FAMOUS MOTHER was really into The Carpenters for a while

I just want to break in here and say that I would love to have seen MAD do a magazine parody on Famous Mothers of Filmland, pehaps comparing the careers of Mom Chaney and Mom Chaney, Jr.
posted by Herodios at 7:38 AM on June 20, 2011


Doris Karloff.
posted by pracowity at 12:31 PM on June 20, 2011


Stella Lugosi
posted by KingEdRa at 8:56 PM on June 20, 2011


Pamela Voorhees

Wait, maybe I'm doing this wrong.
posted by hippybear at 3:46 PM on June 21, 2011


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