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January 17, 2012 11:14 AM   Subscribe

Hello (slv)
posted by jontyjago (25 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great! Someone had way too much time on their hands...
posted by analogtom at 11:23 AM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


This video has a very serious problem that usually does not apply to "Hello": it's too short.
posted by chavenet at 11:24 AM on January 17, 2012 [5 favorites]


I was just wondering when this was going to show up here. I like funny edit jobs and I like Woody Allen. I even have a place in my heart for this song (though without that clay bust, it's really missing something). Woody Allen appearing in a funny edit job of "Hello" though?

No.
posted by stinkycheese at 11:28 AM on January 17, 2012


MML: Clips from classic movies edited together to make Lionel Richie's "Hello".
posted by zamboni at 11:33 AM on January 17, 2012


This kind of reads like a commercial for a premium channel that only shows older movies.
posted by 2bucksplus at 11:42 AM on January 17, 2012


I agree with this film.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico at 11:47 AM on January 17, 2012


This is not what I was looking for.
posted by Kabanos at 11:50 AM on January 17, 2012


This is not what I was looking for.

Don't worry, Kabanos, it's not you.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:54 AM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Previously (the link in this prior post is now broken, and the project is actually here).
posted by avoision at 11:59 AM on January 17, 2012


analogtom: billyfleetwood has some words for you.
posted by komara at 12:04 PM on January 17, 2012


You know what was missing in Lionel Ritchie's original version? Helium
posted by vagabond at 12:07 PM on January 17, 2012


Needs way, way more Inigo Montoya.
posted by The Bellman at 12:12 PM on January 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


What? You just gave up? Is it too hard to make your little Youtube mashup thing? Is it too hard to find movie clips with words in them? Did you lose the lyrics, you dumb little wannabe meme-creator? Did you not realize there's like two more verses? What a lazy fuck! If you're gonna do it, then do it! Don't leave us all hanging! It's your Sistine Chapel! Its your suicide note! Now go and finish it! This doesn't count!
posted by swift at 12:17 PM on January 17, 2012 [9 favorites]


Kinda... reminded me... of... Shatner's Rocket... Man.
posted by scottatdrake at 12:20 PM on January 17, 2012


Obligatory Poster
posted by cavalier at 12:45 PM on January 17, 2012


What? You just gave up?...

I actually came in here specifically to say that I found the choice of cut-off point to be ideal-- I was in fact going to shut it off at that point-- having loved it, at that. The fact that it was actually ending there anyway made me dig it twice as much.
posted by herbplarfegan at 12:57 PM on January 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


Great! Someone had way too much time on their hands...

#themostdisgustingthingsonehumancansaytoanother
posted by herbplarfegan at 12:59 PM on January 17, 2012 [10 favorites]


Its your suicide note! Now go and finish it! This doesn't count!

No, this post is about Hello. I think you're looking for the Goodbye thread.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:18 PM on January 17, 2012


semi-related anecdote: I was in a production of the Rocky Horror Show several years ago.
For those of you who don't know, one of the classic audience calls is when Riff-Raff appears for the first time. You scream out, "Hey, Riff, what's your favorite Lionel Richie song"? His first line is, "Hello", so it's funny. If you're into that sort of thing.

Anyway, the guy playing Riff in our production was tired of that joke. His entrance for that scene was through the double doors at the back of the set where there was a tall platform that ran the width of the stage. One night someone yelled out, "What's your favorite Lionel Richie song?", and he came through the doors facing backwards and looking up, with a quizzical look on his face, and said, "Dancing on the ceiling? Get down from there!"
posted by starvingartist at 1:43 PM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


For those of you who don't know, one of the classic audience calls is when Riff-Raff appears for the first time. You scream out, "Hey, Riff, what's your favorite Lionel Richie song"?

Classic?! Hello came out in 1984. Two years after I graduated high school. Nothing in Rocky Horror that was introduced in the mid-80s could be anything but wannabe. It's not "classic."
posted by ethnomethodologist at 3:03 PM on January 17, 2012


1984 was 27 years ago. I think it's safe to say that call could easily have originated within the last 15 to 20 years. So yes, I would consider that a classic call. It is for any version that I've seen, anyway. YMMV.
posted by starvingartist at 3:12 PM on January 17, 2012


Smaltz Patrol, clean up on isle 23.
posted by Goofyy at 7:48 AM on January 18, 2012


Great! Someone had way too much time on their hands...

analogtom, I was pretty sure you were commenting on this thread, and was about to favorite your wit.

Instead, I'll just agree.
posted by IAmBroom at 10:07 AM on January 18, 2012


The Vimeo user ant1mat3rie has a few more supercut-like videos. There's one more song like Hello: Last Happy Xmas [original Wham! video], and weird little story lines: got problems baby ?; what is it ?; ooh aah.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:18 PM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


And I still find the street poster version amusing (print-your-own version at the end of this blog post).
posted by filthy light thief at 3:22 PM on January 18, 2012


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