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I Am a Tip-Top Starlet
January 2, 2012 9:34 AM   Subscribe

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders attempt to read a poorly translated Hungarian interview with Madonna (allegedly re-retranslated for USA Today).
posted by hermitosis (15 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Snopes
posted by Wolfdog at 9:38 AM on January 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


Ah, good to know. I still enjoy hearing French and Saunders pee themselves trying to read it.
posted by hermitosis at 9:40 AM on January 2, 2012


Oh, indubitably.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:41 AM on January 2, 2012


Apparently the duo's (non)relationship with Madonna is complicated.
posted by hermitosis at 9:48 AM on January 2, 2012


This is similar to what you get when your managers decide that using Google Translate for your international instruction booklets works great and save a ton of cash spent on actual translators.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:49 AM on January 2, 2012 [5 favorites]


I move my body
posted by The Whelk at 10:02 AM on January 2, 2012


Every time I hear this I am reminded of a sewing machine I used to have.
I bought it at an estate sale, not because I needed another sewing machine, but rather because it was manufactured in occupied Japan and had some of the most hilarious instructions I have ever read in a manual. The woman who bought it in the US had gone through and painstakingly corrected every single grammar and usage error - eliminating things like "You shall be very rewarded by the putting down of feet on your fabric" and "the penetration of your zips will be ecstatic with the use of the zippered foot".
posted by Tchad at 10:08 AM on January 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


oh my gosh I cried laughing. So sad this is not real.
posted by sweetkid at 10:14 AM on January 2, 2012


I may end all my conversations with "No problem, friend who is a girl" from now on.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:14 AM on January 2, 2012 [6 favorites]


I love listening to comedians crack themselves the hell up, it becomes so contagious. Billy Connolly was a great one for that in the day as well. This had me wheezing with lol.
posted by Iteki at 10:15 AM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am a woman, not a test mouse!
posted by winna at 10:30 AM on January 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


Metafilter: similar to what you get when your managers decide that using Google Translate for your international instruction booklets works great and save a ton of cash spent on actual translators.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:39 AM on January 2, 2012


I think one of the reasons the original Porkys movie was so funny rested on a couple of scenes where everyone was laughing, or trying so hard not to laugh, it was beyond contagious. (I'm thinking of the principle's office scene about the sketch artist and the "lassie" gym scene. Been 25 years since I've seen the movie, though.)

This is equally funny, not so much from the text of the interview, but as Iteki points out, the laughter of the people reading it.
posted by maxwelton at 10:56 AM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love those ladies! In the midst of the infectious chortling they are sharp! "Hardy Cocktails" swerving from innuendo to "Tess of the D'Ubervilles on ice, please" made my morning.
posted by freebird at 11:29 AM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just for the record, I think you are all tip top starlets, even if that's not what you are paid to do.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:04 PM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


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