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September 16, 2012 11:00 AM   Subscribe

If the fool would persist in his folly, he would become Deadpool vs. Gangnam Style

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posted by jason's_planet (44 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
oh nerds you're great
posted by mightygodking at 11:06 AM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


And totally in character!
posted by The Whelk at 11:08 AM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


*yells at butts*
posted by The Whelk at 11:09 AM on September 16, 2012


I feel kinda bad for this Psy guy. For as long as he lives, no matter what else he does, people are never going to stop asking him to do the horsie dance. He could invent a green energy supply that cured cancer, and people would still ask him to do the horsie dance.

I guess being fabulously wealthy and getting to have sex with whoever he wants probably offsets some of the emotional pain I'm sure he's in, but still. Horsie dance.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 11:50 AM on September 16, 2012 [6 favorites]


Better than the original, says I.

Note to self: spend more time in Little Tokyo.
posted by ShutterBun at 11:52 AM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


The video has clocked up 186,614,028 YouTube views as of now ... but is anyone buying i.e. actually spending money, on the song? Yes, it appears they are.
posted by Wordshore at 12:19 PM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Related, this excellent Dragoncon Gangnam Style cosplay/lip synch/flashmobbery.
posted by restless_nomad at 1:13 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Psy Asks El Monte To Rehire Lifeguards Fired For Their Awesome 'Gangnam' Video
posted by homunculus at 1:17 PM on September 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


Why can't I stop laughing?
posted by SPrintF at 1:33 PM on September 16, 2012


Every time I have heard Gangam Style, in my head it has sounded like "Gundam Style." And what to my wondering eyes should appear...
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:35 PM on September 16, 2012


gundam style
posted by benzenedream at 1:36 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


PSY on SNL (wait for it... may not be available outside the US because NBC is, well, NBC)
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:39 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I absolutely adore the original video. The world needs more fun things, and this is fab.
posted by maxwelton at 1:46 PM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Best parody so far. Yes, better than Gundam Style. My con security hindbrain is doing the "oh SHIT, the little bastards are TOTALLY gonna be trying that on the escalators into perpetuity now..." but other than that, pure fun. I especially appreciated that during the "yoga" butt scene, it was Deadpool's own ass that was the focus, not some random woman's. He would totally have those screamy feelings about his butt.
posted by Mizu at 1:53 PM on September 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


I feel kinda bad for this Psy guy. For as long as he lives, no matter what else he does, people are never going to stop asking him to do the horsie dance. He could invent a green energy supply that cured cancer, and people would still ask him to do the horsie dance.


I'm pretty sure this is a feature, not a bug.
posted by threeants at 1:59 PM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Man, is there anything awesome that SNL can't make completely lame these days?
posted by Inkoate at 2:40 PM on September 16, 2012 [6 favorites]


I was going to say it might help if you know who Deadpool is, but that is pretty much who Deadpool is.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 2:42 PM on September 16, 2012 [6 favorites]


I'd be interested to know some more specifics behind the very well-played Gangnam parody Hongdae Style.
It's on a par with an French TV show's remake of the infamous Justice Stress video. Is Trend Factory a TV show?
posted by progosk at 2:59 PM on September 16, 2012


This is great. At least as good as the original.
posted by asnider at 3:51 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I feel kinda bad for this Psy guy. For as long as he lives, no matter what else he does, people are never going to stop asking him to do the horsie dance. He could invent a green energy supply that cured cancer, and people would still ask him to do the horsie dance.

The phrase "laughing all the way to the bank" comes to mind.
posted by jason's_planet at 3:54 PM on September 16, 2012


The hug and freeze frame at the end lasted just long enough to notice that the guy hugging the Deadpool guy was wearing a pedobear hat. I knew of such things existing, I just dint know they were purchased, let alone worn.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:06 PM on September 16, 2012


> Is Trend Factory a TV show?

Kind of. They're a "broadcast jockey" team on AfreecaTV, a South Korean video streaming service. As AfreecaTV is Korea-only, here's their YouTube channel.

Their "Hongdae Style" parody was one of winners of a recent "Gangnam Style" video parody contest. Celebratory pictures with Psy.
posted by needled at 4:19 PM on September 16, 2012


I'll bet you at least 75% of the people appearing in this video thought that was Spider-man dancing around. So it's win-win, really.
posted by Strange Interlude at 4:37 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love Gangnam Style. This is weak though. Put a tiny bit of effort into the dancing, maybe?
posted by drjimmy11 at 5:13 PM on September 16, 2012


Worth it for the dramatic tension at 3:15
posted by book 'em dano at 5:20 PM on September 16, 2012


I propose a MeFi music contest.
posted by humanfont at 6:22 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


All work and no play makes Psy a dull boy...
posted by Wordshore at 6:44 PM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


What I loved about this one was that it totally understood the underlying social awkwardness that's the foundation of the original. Most of the parodies I've seen just make it an opportunity to dance in public. Which is, of course, awesome by itself, but not exactly a big challenge.

I have to say that Psy is getting some top-notch career advice and hitting the right promotional opportunities with gusto and just enough not to overplay his hand or overstay his welcome. VMAs, Ellen (with Britney and Simon, teaching them the dance*), SNL.... I suppose it helps that he went to school here and has excellent English, but even people who grow up here can blow a chance like this. So far he hasn't. Of course, he's also a superb performer who knows how to work a crowd.

* A lot of people, including Deadpool guy, don't seem to get the dance right. It's right-left-right-right, not just right-left-right-left with a roll.
posted by dhartung at 7:02 PM on September 16, 2012


humanfont: Oppa MeFi Style?
posted by Wordshore at 7:12 PM on September 16, 2012


> I feel kinda bad for this Psy guy. For as long as he lives, no matter what else he does, people are never going to stop asking him to do the horsie dance. He could invent a green energy supply that cured cancer, and people would still ask him to do the horsie dance.

They might ask him to dance like Lady Gaga or Beyoncé.

(A very young Psy, with his first Korean hit)
posted by needled at 7:40 PM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thanks, needled. Is Hongdae also a neighborhood (with some specific reputation), or is something else being alluded to?
posted by progosk at 11:57 PM on September 16, 2012


Progosk, Hongdae is across town from Gangnam, home to a major fine arts college and club scene. Gangnam is about conspicuous consumption, but Hongdae is more about youth and creative expression.
posted by peppermind at 4:03 AM on September 17, 2012


I read this as "Deadwood vs. Gangnam Style" and now everything in this world is a flimsy shadow of a world that could be.
posted by Legomancer at 4:58 AM on September 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


"Hongdae" is short for Hongik University, which is known for its fine arts and design departments. The area around Hongdae long had a reputation for quirky bars and cafes, as well as the few live music venues in Seoul. The heart of the Korean indie music scene is the Hongdae area. So Hongdae has become a shorthand for quirky and offbeat, non-mainstream, especially in music. Also, Hongdae is north of the Han River.

The area does not have just Hongik University, but not far away are Yonsei University and Ewha Woman's University, as well as Sogang University (and they are on consecutive stops on Seoul Subway line 2). So there are a large number of college students in a relatively small area, as well as the young people drawn to the Hongdae area because of its reputation.

Of course, one has to consider many of these college students are the product of Gangnam School District 8, and live the Gangnam life when not in school.
posted by needled at 5:15 AM on September 17, 2012


The phrase "laughing all the way to the bank" comes to mind.

Yeah, I don't know... it'd be great if somebody gave you a billion dollars in exchange for a promise to eat nothing but Cheerios for six days of the week. About a year in, you'd be living like a king. It'd be great. But you'd still be UNBELIEVABLY sick of Cheerios.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 8:28 AM on September 17, 2012


This is just soooo funny! I might be too old or something but this (and the SNL skit) made me laugh. A lot.
posted by billsaysthis at 9:22 AM on September 17, 2012


Grant-man Style (Imahara, that is)
posted by ShutterBun at 2:14 PM on September 17, 2012


Carly Rae Jepsen vs. PSY - Call Me Gangnam.
posted by Wordshore at 3:17 PM on September 17, 2012


Oppa Downfall Style.
posted by Wordshore at 5:17 PM on September 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Carly Rae Jepsen vs. PSY - Call Me Gangnam.

This is my new favorite song.
posted by restless_nomad at 5:32 PM on September 17, 2012


With an unusually quiet start to the week in Canberra, Fairfax photographer Andrew Meares was inspired to make a version starring Australian politicians showing off their dance moves, using YouTube footage of his favourite amusing political moments.
posted by Hello, I'm David McGahan at 5:46 AM on September 21, 2012


Gangnam Style dance-off escalates into gang shootout in Bangkok
posted by homunculus at 2:11 PM on September 21, 2012


Midshipmen at the US Naval Academy made a 'Gangnam Style' video

This is part of a tradition of making funny or parody music videos to run at football games, commonly known as 'Spirit Spots.'
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:36 PM on September 25, 2012


Impossible I eat Cheerios everyday. They are awesome. I'm never getting sick of Cheerios.
posted by humanfont at 4:38 AM on September 26, 2012


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