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August 12, 2011 2:10 PM   Subscribe


 
I can't ever let these things go without linking to the Braces Tower remix.
posted by griphus at 2:12 PM on August 12, 2011 [7 favorites]


Lovely.
posted by jacquilynne at 2:12 PM on August 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Reimagined?! Blasphemy.
posted by Melismata at 2:15 PM on August 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Blasphemy? Then you might not like this 12" either.
posted by box at 2:18 PM on August 12, 2011


I had no idea that The Pointer Sisters did this. Now I love it more!
posted by joboe at 2:21 PM on August 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yeah, I didn't know the Pointer Sisters did the original. This was a cool idea but, come on, you can't improve on the original.
posted by Liquidwolf at 2:23 PM on August 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


That was like a really awful Wes Anderson film, all the way down to the music.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:24 PM on August 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


I watched it with the music off because I knew I'd be able to hear it in my head anyway. Judging from the comments, I accidentally improved it.
posted by scrowdid at 2:35 PM on August 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Nope, just not the same.
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posted by pyrex at 2:36 PM on August 12, 2011


That was like a really awful Wes Anderson film, all the way down to the music.

Hey I like the Kinks.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:41 PM on August 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I thought it was fabulous. My only complaint is that the organ was kinda drowning everything out.
posted by ian1977 at 2:46 PM on August 12, 2011


Also, the end shot of the original always reminded me of a Boston album or Yes or something like that. Or vice versa. It is all a hodge podge in my brain.
posted by ian1977 at 2:47 PM on August 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


They missed the 'space blimp' going across the bottom of the screen at the end. Otherwise, good stuff.

The space blimp was my favorite part as a kid, and its absence was disappointing.
posted by chambers at 2:48 PM on August 12, 2011


griphus: I can't ever let these things go without linking to the Braces Tower remix

I see your Braces Tower remix, and raise you a Venetian Snares rework (with video re-edited from the original Sesame Street animation).

And did you know that there is a new (official) Sesame Street version, done in clay-animation (or CGI in that style)?
posted by filthy light thief at 2:51 PM on August 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


the end shot of the original always reminded me of a Boston album or Yes or something like that. Or vice versa. It is all a hodge podge in my brain.

I hadn't realized until just know that for years, I've been conflating this sketch with the trippiness of the I Think I'm Lost animation.
posted by Greg Nog at 2:57 PM on August 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mwahahah! I can take the pinball song stuck in my head and transform it into "Many Moons" by Janelle MonĂ¡e.
posted by bewilderbeast at 3:02 PM on August 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


I like stop-motion animation and I like Perrin Cloutier's music, but I would like to see these efforts applied to...just about anything else. This did not groove like the original.

Love the Braces Tower remix, though.
posted by EvaDestruction at 3:03 PM on August 12, 2011


All day?! This has been stuck in my head for FORTY YEARS!

Used to play a horribly messy garage-rocky instrumental version on guitar, fun fun.
posted by zoinks at 3:35 PM on August 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


But here is the best remake. Fred Leslies Missing Link with the Sweet Divines. Powerful, powerful stuff here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0XbbvadN-8
posted by drinkmaildave at 5:18 PM on August 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sorry here's the SLYT link
posted by drinkmaildave at 5:24 PM on August 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love all these plus the version by The Postmarks.
posted by markpasc at 6:53 PM on August 12, 2011


I always like the Tahuna Breaks video "Giddy Up" which was inspired by it. SERIOUSLY NSFW, though, so don't click if you are sensitive to adult imagery. You have been warned.
posted by Quasimike at 7:16 PM on August 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Jimmy Fallon and The Roots had a lengthy audience sing-along with the Pinball Number Count a while back.

Sadly it's not available to watch online, but it was surreal and wonderful.

I'm so happy that my cohort group is finally making media. It's like everything that influenced me while growing up is finally echoing throughout the culture. It makes me feel less alone somehow.
posted by hippybear at 7:46 PM on August 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Someone needs to talk to CTW and write a video game that lets us play this wonderful, impossible pinball machine.
posted by egypturnash at 9:01 PM on August 12, 2011


Woah, this is cool! This was always one of my favorite Sesame Street animations. Second only to the Geometry of Circles (which was done by Philip Glass!).
posted by bloody_bonnie at 9:20 PM on August 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


The pinball machine was always my favorite.

A very close second was the lost kid and the guy with the yoyo. [SLYT]
posted by pianoboy at 7:27 AM on August 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


I remember wishing real pinball was that cool.
posted by Foosnark at 5:00 PM on August 14, 2011


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