"Baby Got Back" Sung By the Movies
August 13, 2012 6:49 PM   Subscribe

Clips from 295 movies [and TV shows] used to recreate Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" (SLYT)

Video editor should get bonus points for clever "dialog" choices.
posted by ColdChef (47 comments total) 49 users marked this as a favorite

 
The edit from Travolta to Travolta?

Superlative.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 6:54 PM on August 13, 2012 [9 favorites]


Holy god that was better than I expected. Wish they could have gotten something a little cleaner for "my anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hon," though.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:55 PM on August 13, 2012


I'd like to see this without the music or subtitles.
posted by Mavri at 7:01 PM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


I AM A FAN OF THIS
posted by sweetkid at 7:02 PM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can't decide if they were cheating when they sampled Full Metal Jacket or if it was an homage.
posted by ifandonlyif at 7:03 PM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Meg Ryan clip is where I fell over laughing - that was perfect.
posted by flex at 7:04 PM on August 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


Wish they could have gotten something a little cleaner for "my anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hon," though.

Ta-da.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:05 PM on August 13, 2012


Baby Got Back is 20 years old.

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posted by elizardbits at 7:09 PM on August 13, 2012 [14 favorites]


Awesome. And then there's also the great version by Throwdown....
posted by blaneyphoto at 7:13 PM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Saving Arnie for the end must have taken real discipline.
posted by R. Schlock at 7:16 PM on August 13, 2012 [9 favorites]


slyosterlinksdondrapersayswhatondailywhat.borghuntingrecklesseyeballs
posted by vozworth at 7:16 PM on August 13, 2012


Hysterical. Thank you.
posted by WCityMike at 7:26 PM on August 13, 2012


The guy who made this is one of my best friends and just got married. Congrats again Dan and Michelle!
posted by AJaffe at 7:29 PM on August 13, 2012 [6 favorites]


Now the question is does the new bride know about his mad skills?
posted by wheelieman at 7:31 PM on August 13, 2012


It seems to me the question is does the bride got back?
posted by jacquilynne at 7:32 PM on August 13, 2012 [11 favorites]


The edit from Travolta to Travolta?

Superlative.


Also the Office Space/Office Space/Office Space trifecta.

He also did Don't Stop Believing. The treatment works better with the quicker pace of rap.
posted by axiom at 7:44 PM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like having Butthead say 'Butt'. huh huh.

(Everyone else beat me to the best bits, so I'm picking up the dregs)
posted by dry white toast at 8:00 PM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


lol'd at Butthead
posted by Zerowensboring at 8:04 PM on August 13, 2012


This is the best thing that exists.
posted by ShutterBun at 8:10 PM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just watched Soultaker last night! that was sweet!
posted by Snyder at 8:13 PM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love when the Internet does stuff like this.
Delightful.
posted by zuhl at 8:13 PM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Master Shake: "BUNS!" was my lol moment.
posted by supercres at 8:15 PM on August 13, 2012


Cary Grant at 1:51 (in NxNW) made it for me.
posted by azaner at 8:18 PM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Cary Grant at 1:51 (in NxNW) made it for me. Me too.
posted by sweetkid at 8:20 PM on August 13, 2012


"Oh! Double-up Oh! Oh!" both from "Office Space" was a nice little bit of serendipity.
posted by ShutterBun at 8:23 PM on August 13, 2012


Master Shake: "BUNS!" was my lol moment.

Sho Nuff from "The Last Dragon" was mine. Just direct-a your feets-a to Daddy Green's pizza.
posted by middleclasstool at 8:30 PM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


As one who will sing Coulton's version when feeling drunk or silly enough, I approve of this.
posted by The otter lady at 8:31 PM on August 13, 2012


The quick shot of Malcolm McDowell from Tank Girl was a nice touch.

Hmm. Maybe time to watch that again.
posted by spitefulcrow at 8:32 PM on August 13, 2012


Dr. Demento used to play "Spliceway to Heaven", which was awesome, although much more jarring since it was cut with the original.
posted by Gorgik at 8:37 PM on August 13, 2012


That just opened a bunch of chakras.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:24 PM on August 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


This easily qualifies as my favorite thing that I've seen today but I still got distracted halfway through because of my short attention span. I can't imagine the discipline it takes to make something like this.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:37 PM on August 13, 2012


Baby Got Back is 20 years old.

[Enter Leela and Bender. Fry turns the TV off.]
Leela: You haven't been to work in three days. What have you been doing?
Fry: I've been sitting right here. I picked up my life exactly where I left off a thousand years ago. Now, if you'll excuse me, it's eight o'clock. Time to get biz-ay!
[Fry turns the stereo on and Sir Mix-a-Lot's plays. Leela turns it off.]
Leela: You can't just sit here in the dark listening to classical music.
posted by 445supermag at 9:41 PM on August 13, 2012 [10 favorites]


Challenge: some mefite who works for google, knock out a 20%er that assembles youtube collages like this on demand, a la xtranormal. Bonus round: let the user constrain the source-material set and resulting trajectory.
posted by ead at 9:58 PM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


How does a person put such a thing together? Painstaking notes? Script databases and access to a film library?

Pretty neat.
posted by Matt Oneiros at 10:03 PM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


My lol moment was Cypher from The Matrix saying 'juicy'.
posted by Malice at 10:44 PM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm awed by the sheer moviewatching that went into that.
posted by snorkmaiden at 11:04 PM on August 13, 2012


I liked it.

But I must confess I'm bemused why any man would call his penis an anaconda and expect to get laid afterwards.
posted by MuffinMan at 11:37 PM on August 13, 2012


How does a person put such a thing together?

I have a feeling it's a combination of "writing all the lyrics out, then remembering where you've heard a certain word/phrase in a movie" along with script googling.

I used to play a game (with myself, admittedly) where I'd come up with a random word, and try to remember where it was used in a movie.

Spoon: Life of Brian: "We found this spoon, sir." or Kentucky Fried Movie: "In addition to your occupation as a spooooonnn..."

etc.

I would say that the mark of a truly great "mashup/supercut/whatever this kind of thing is called" would be going for the longest uninterrupted phrases possible, without resorting to movie characters directly quoting the song in question. After that, cadence, timing, and overall artistic impact would be considered.
posted by ShutterBun at 3:28 AM on August 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


related: the song in question reimagined as a G&S patter song
posted by Thomas Tallis is my Homeboy at 4:45 AM on August 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Amazing stuff!
posted by Renoroc at 4:45 AM on August 14, 2012


without resorting to movie characters directly quoting the song in question.

But when the song quotes a movie and then the movie is used in the mash-up?

I can't decide if they were cheating when they sampled Full Metal Jacket or if it was an homage.

I can't decide either, but it made me laugh.
posted by three blind mice at 5:42 AM on August 14, 2012


I'm exhausted just thinking about what must have gone into this.
posted by Zed at 6:40 AM on August 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


I love stuff like this. I also like that most of the "butt"s were from animated movies; who else says "butt?" I would maybe prefer some cleaner crossfades, though. Yipes.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:41 AM on August 14, 2012


Brilliant. The faux-Gilbert & Sullivan version also always makes me LOL.
posted by Gelatin at 8:35 AM on August 14, 2012


For those who asked: Yes, she knows he does this -- I think it's stuff like that that made her marry him!
posted by AJaffe at 12:19 PM on August 14, 2012


For those who asked: Yes, she knows he does this -- I think it's stuff like that that made her marry him!

Totally avoided the real question, I see.
posted by jacquilynne at 12:35 PM on August 14, 2012


Mmmm hmmm
posted by AJaffe at 12:37 PM on August 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


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