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June 3, 2012 4:59 PM   Subscribe

Hot Potato Style is a video by New Orleans rapper Nicky Da B made with a little help from Jean Luc Picard, Pee Wee Herman, John Stamos, and Charlie Chaplin (among others). Lyrics are probably slightly not safe for work.
posted by codacorolla (35 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
That song actually syncs up perfectly to the instrumental part of Dancing from Hello, Dolly, which is on in the other room. And now my head is asploded.
posted by Huck500 at 5:04 PM on June 3, 2012


I am so suggestible that I watched this for 7 seconds and promptly relinquished my grasp on this busket of scalding Yukon Golds.
posted by Alonzo T. Calm at 5:07 PM on June 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Creepiest use of disembodied lips since Clutch Cargo.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:10 PM on June 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


For a second I thought some rapper had taken on the name Jean Luc Picard.
posted by bleep at 5:15 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Was that a clip from The Worst Witch?

I love this century.
posted by The Whelk at 5:16 PM on June 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


So, wait... Let me grasp this. John Stamos and Charlie Chaplain both appears as themselves, not in any roles but actually as themselves, but Patrick Stewart and Paul Rubens both appeared as their best known pop culture characters?

Or am I misunderstanding this post?
posted by hippybear at 5:17 PM on June 3, 2012


I'm pretty sure the Stamos clip is from his ill advised musical career, I figured no one would recognize Chaplin's character's name in The Great Dictator, and Petrick Stewart and Rubens both appear as their characters.

Do you have any other questions about the phrasing of the post? Possible suggestions?
posted by codacorolla at 5:21 PM on June 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


No, that clarifies it. Thanks.
posted by hippybear at 5:22 PM on June 3, 2012


Sorry, codacorolla. I guess the issue of who appears as whom is not very pertinent. We'll just... drop it.
posted by koeselitz at 5:22 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


hey i know those guys from tv
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 5:51 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


god, so awesome....weak from laughing......stupid hahahahahaha.....

thank you
posted by tristeza at 6:23 PM on June 3, 2012


Oh great, now THIS is going to be in my head all night long.

It's horrifically catchy.
posted by anitanita at 6:23 PM on June 3, 2012


It's like this guy took my dreams and made a highlight reel.
posted by dr_dank at 6:49 PM on June 3, 2012


He has a nice smile.
posted by Nomyte at 7:10 PM on June 3, 2012


Freejack, Don't Look Back, and Matthew Lesko references? That is some virtuoso nerdery, right there.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:25 PM on June 3, 2012


Nice, even a little Jan Terri in there.
posted by me3dia at 7:38 PM on June 3, 2012


I'm just gonna listen to this on loop while reading Accelerando the next time I get a taste for sweet, sweet death by migraine.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:02 PM on June 3, 2012


I was prepared to hate on this so hard, until I got to the big suit--then it all just clicked.

Yo, how did I get here?
posted by Chrischris at 8:14 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'll only add here that I learned how to dance bounce at a yoga house party in Quetzeltenango from a former NOLA sex worker. That was one of my stranger days.
posted by The White Hat at 8:27 PM on June 3, 2012


That was pretty awesome
posted by burnmp3s at 8:40 PM on June 3, 2012


There was some Pickle Surprise in there!
posted by thecjm at 9:31 PM on June 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


The video deserves a better song.
posted by ColdChef at 10:56 PM on June 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


What a trip
posted by Prudentia at 11:19 PM on June 3, 2012


That was great.
posted by brundlefly at 12:21 AM on June 4, 2012


Where's the pickle?
posted by Meatbomb at 2:21 AM on June 4, 2012


That was ill.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:49 AM on June 4, 2012


Please!?! I saw this at Burning Man. It's just as good live.
posted by Blue_Villain at 7:40 AM on June 4, 2012


The moment with the eye mouths.
I may have nightmares.
posted by snorkmaiden at 8:46 AM on June 4, 2012


Love it, although I imagine newcomers to bounce music might find it confusing.

You really need to see its effect on the movement of butts to appreciate bounce.
posted by balistic at 11:14 AM on June 4, 2012


You really need to see its effect on the movement of butts to appreciate bounce.

Relevant video (also from Nicky Da B)
posted by burnmp3s at 1:09 PM on June 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


I was like ?_? and then I went O_o but I landed on ^_^
posted by owtytrof at 3:00 PM on June 4, 2012


Relevant video (also from Nicky Da B)

This handily demonstrates one of the things I like about bounce versus other regional booty genres: inclusivity. Fat people. Thin people. Dudes. You don't need to be a straight attractive girl to clap your butt to bounce music; you just need at least two legs with some meat at the top.

You could probably get by with only one.
posted by balistic at 6:38 PM on June 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Both is democratic. Everyone has an ass.
posted by The Whelk at 6:46 PM on June 4, 2012


Booty rather.

Booty is democratic.

I hate autocorrect.
posted by The Whelk at 6:50 PM on June 4, 2012


This video is brilliantly subgenius.
posted by Catblack at 12:30 PM on June 5, 2012


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