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January 3, 2013 6:27 AM   Subscribe

Cringeworthy SLYT: Jamie Kennedy produced and hosted a New Year's Eve special on a Los Angeles local station this year. It didn't go that well.

Bonus clip: The countdown to midnight -- starts pretty much at midnight.
posted by jchgf (109 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
It all went to hell when Dick Clark died.
posted by HuronBob at 6:34 AM on January 3, 2013 [5 favorites]


We watched this in northern California! (Thought it was out of Sacramento - actually spent quite a long time arguing where it was broadcast from).

It was definitely one of the highlights of our New Year's Eve. The long zoom-in on the Carl's Junior logo was definitely equivalent to a ball drop.
posted by muddgirl at 6:38 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I misread that as Jackie Kennedy.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:39 AM on January 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


Couldn't watch. Too embarrassed. Were they really discussing the Fairly OddParents movie at the beginning there?
posted by Rock Steady at 6:42 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


When working with a teleprompter, make sure your relationship with the person behind the camera is such that he or she will crop out any person behind you mouthing the words as you speak them.

Something tells me the camera crew was more than happy to assist in making the on-air talent look like chumps. Wonder if a new union contract is coming up in the New Year.
posted by three blind mice at 6:42 AM on January 3, 2013 [5 favorites]


That, that is art, my friends.
posted by odinsdream at 6:46 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Highly professional art, too.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:48 AM on January 3, 2013


I'm really starting to wonder whether Jamie Kennedy is Andy Kaufman's kid.
posted by Etrigan at 6:49 AM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Did they have monkeys in the control room?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:05 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is the best thing I've ever seen.
posted by empath at 7:08 AM on January 3, 2013 [6 favorites]


Good job, Jamie Kennedy. Something I didn't think I would ever say.
posted by NoMich at 7:10 AM on January 3, 2013


Why does anyone think this man is funny? Even allowing for the baffling thought that there are things in this world other people find funny that I don't (I mean, really people?), I just can't grok it.

Apparently people on the West Coast saw Kathy Griffin trying to kiss AC's crotch on the Times Square coverage and thought, "c'mon folks, we can do better than those East Coast losers! This is Hollywood!!!"
posted by dry white toast at 7:15 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


It always looks sad when you see a New Years Eve live remote and half of the main floor is empty and most of the people appear to just be milling about and not having any fun. This year we skipped the annual disappointment of watching local Chicago news people trying to party on down. This video suddenly makes the lackluster Chicago production seem a bit better.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 7:20 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why does anyone think this man is funny?

I quite liked Rollin' with Saget.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:21 AM on January 3, 2013 [7 favorites]


There's a film called 'Heckler' that's all about the phenomenon of heckling at live comedy shows, comedians talking about their experiences and how they handle it, as well as post-show interviews with people who've heckled shows and what they think they're accomplishing. All of this could be a pretty interesting set of clashing interviews and the like, except the central framing device is that Jamie Kennedy is putting this all together to understand why HE gets heckled so much. It turns out the hecklers and the audience both agree - it's because Jamie Kennedy is total shit.
posted by FatherDagon at 7:34 AM on January 3, 2013 [14 favorites]


Just like a lawyer should never ask a witness a question on the stand without knowing the answer, a TV host should never ask Macy Gray a question...ever.
posted by xingcat at 7:39 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Looks like a producer needs to be fired to me.
posted by Think_Long at 7:40 AM on January 3, 2013


This is pretty much what always seems to be on KDOC.
posted by anazgnos at 7:41 AM on January 3, 2013 [7 favorites]


"What's your name sir?"

"TALON MOTHERFUCKER"

"Wooaaahh. Hey it is New Years 2013. What is your name?"

"His mother."
posted by Think_Long at 7:44 AM on January 3, 2013 [32 favorites]


One side or the other, folks. People on both sides of the camera can't be high.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 7:46 AM on January 3, 2013 [36 favorites]


Why does anyone think this man is funny?

For the same reason some people like jazz, or Jackson Pollock, or redheads: because they do.
posted by Etrigan at 7:57 AM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


2:20, background girl lip syncing the teleprompter... for the win.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 7:58 AM on January 3, 2013 [7 favorites]


There's a film called 'Heckler' that's all about the phenomenon of heckling at live comedy shows, comedians talking about their experiences and how they handle it, as well as post-show interviews with people who've heckled shows and what they think they're accomplishing. All of this could be a pretty interesting set of clashing interviews and the like, except the central framing device is that Jamie Kennedy is putting this all together to understand why HE gets heckled so much. It turns out the hecklers and the audience both agree - it's because Jamie Kennedy is total shit.

And yet we know his name and he is presumably making a living. Weird world.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:58 AM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


All the hottest stars of 1999 in their Lurleen-Lumpkin-just-out-of-Betty-Ford phases.
posted by anazgnos at 7:58 AM on January 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


No matter how fucked up this gets (and even about 90 seconds in, it's prime-SNL-quality stuff), it's not as bad as having Jenny McCarthy as a co-host. (And yes, I know she's been doing it for a few years now--which indicates how much I really give a shit about the NYE show--but Ryan Seacrest couldn't find anyone else to do it? Really?)
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:59 AM on January 3, 2013 [5 favorites]


Brought to you by Carl's Jr. Carl's Jr: Fuck you, I'm laughing.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:00 AM on January 3, 2013 [7 favorites]


...it's not as bad as having Jenny McCarthy as a co-host.

I'm sure the sailor she was playing tonsil-hockey with during the broadcast this year would disagree.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:00 AM on January 3, 2013


That was amazing. I'm so sorry I missed it!
posted by discopolo at 8:01 AM on January 3, 2013


I liked Jamie Kennedy on Ghost Whisperer. I wanted him to marry Jennifer Love Hewitt. They were really engaged.
posted by discopolo at 8:03 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Patton Oswalt gives it two thumbs up.
posted by Nelson at 8:07 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm sure the sailor she was playing tonsil-hockey with during the broadcast this year would disagree.

I'd say that dude would want to hop in a time machine to get back to 1994 so his younger self could slap him the mother of all high fives, but from the looks of the guy, his '94 self would have been seven.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:15 AM on January 3, 2013 [7 favorites]


My favourite part, from the second video: "We have THREE minutes, guys! THREEEEEEE!"
posted by sundaydriver at 8:18 AM on January 3, 2013


Apparently people on the West Coast saw Kathy Griffin trying to kiss AC's crotch

....I never thought anything would make me regret changing the channel away from Kathy Griffin.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:23 AM on January 3, 2013


MetaFilter: Fuck you, I'm laughing.
posted by theartandsound at 8:32 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Bo Thugs and Hargmony"
posted by jason_steakums at 8:40 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was pretty funny. I especially likedBacon Turkey Burgerthe part where the fight broke out.
posted by mannequito at 8:40 AM on January 3, 2013 [9 favorites]


Is Bacon Turkey Burger a new type of interjection, like abso-fucking-lutely?

AbsoBacon Turkey Burgerlutely!
posted by Think_Long at 8:48 AM on January 3, 2013 [12 favorites]


I usually have trouble watching stuff like this because I get anxiety over being embarrassed for the people involved.

But not this time.
posted by dogwalker at 8:52 AM on January 3, 2013 [10 favorites]


On top of everything else, this video has one of the few YouTube comments that's worth reading: "The good thing is, If you ever plan to make a tv show, you have now a fully list of people you should NOT hire in these credits!"
posted by ob1quixote at 8:53 AM on January 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


Knock knock.

Who's there?

Interrupting Bacon Turkey Burger.

Interrupting Bacon Turkey Burger w- BACON TURKEY BURGER
posted by RokkitNite at 8:53 AM on January 3, 2013 [13 favorites]


Carl's Jr.?

2013 is basically going to be the year that Idiocracy starts, isn't it?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:55 AM on January 3, 2013 [9 favorites]


Why does anyone think this man is funny?

For the same reason some people like jazz, or Jackson Pollock, or redheads: because they do.



Hey, that's just mean.

My son is a redhead and he does not belong in any category that includes Jamie Kennedy and Jackson Pollock.
posted by she's not there at 8:57 AM on January 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


All the hottest stars of 1999 in their Lurleen-Lumpkin-just-out-of-Betty-Ford phases.

"I spent last night in a ditch."
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:59 AM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Patton Oswalt "speechless?" I highly doubt it. If he hasn't tweeted some banal observation in the last 20 seconds, his friends begin to panic and wonder if he's ok.

Drop this video in a time capsule so that future alien races will know what destroyed us.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:08 AM on January 3, 2013 [8 favorites]


Way too much of a train wreck to be accidental. Brilliant.
posted by snottydick at 9:09 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


The plaintive way he says 'It's supposed to be Stu,' broke my heart a tiny bit. I imagine him in years to come, mumbling it through a thick beard as he shakes his styrofoam cup of loose change at pedestrians: 'It was supposed to be Stu... it was supposed to be Stu...'
posted by RokkitNite at 9:13 AM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


I believe Carl's Jr. got exactly what they paid for

although this reminded me of every local Chicago news NYE broadcast ever. the awkward, drunk celebrities you sort of remember, the intoxicated broadcast team that stopped caring at 8:30pm, the music act that wants to be somewhere else, the slightly desperate crowd of middle-age partiers..

yep.
posted by ninjew at 9:34 AM on January 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


And yet we know his name

Until I saw this post, I did not. Now it will be forever linked in my mind with this amateur-hour production, and he'll have to surpass this benchmark to gain my attention again.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 9:34 AM on January 3, 2013


Memo to my haters
posted by Greg Nog at 9:37 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


WTF
posted by KokuRyu at 9:39 AM on January 3, 2013



Watching this made me feel like I had been drinking.
posted by Jalliah at 9:39 AM on January 3, 2013


I'm going to recreate everything about this one year—the stage, the backdrop, the big-screen projection tower, the instruments, the smiling star (?!)—except in the middle of an empty, frozen cornfield here in southern Ontario and I won't tell a soul I'm doing it. I'll sing some Macy Gray, I'll count down from ten for the meadow voles and the white-footed mice, and then I'll pack up my things and go home.
posted by tapesonthefloor at 9:52 AM on January 3, 2013 [19 favorites]


What should have played instead of the dead air over the credits.
posted by jchgf at 9:56 AM on January 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


Who are these haters people say they have? What is happening that two people have a relationship in which one or both parties can be characterized as "a hater?" Why not just not have a relationship with someone you hate or who hates you? I don't think I've ever had a hater, and I went to middle school and everything.

It seems like such a straightforward concept, but at the same time I feel like I'm missing something.
posted by cmoj at 10:04 AM on January 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


What should have played instead of the dead air over the credits.

The visually literacy of the Internet is pretty awesome, if you think about it.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:09 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well, that was AWESOME! I don't know Jamie Kennedy. Is there any chance that he did this on purpose? Because if he did, wow! Brilliant.
posted by Mister_A at 10:20 AM on January 3, 2013


Because, those cuts - they were perfectly timed for maximum awful! You COULD NOT cut more ineptly than what we saw in that first couple of minutes.
posted by Mister_A at 10:21 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


We caught pieces of this live, and it honestly did play like performance art. It was bizarre. Everytime we flipped back to it there was something new and horrible. I remember watching the "Haters" part and was seriously confused. Maybe it was the champagne we'd been drinking for several hours. Also there was this HORRENDOUS band that played at one point. The lead couldn't sing at all and I think I remember equipment falling over while they were playing.

Maybe I just kept thinking this was another one of Jamie Kennedy's "Experiments."
posted by Big_B at 10:22 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Who are these haters people say they have?

Perhaps you're not up to date with current American English usage? It's a pretty well known word with a specific and nuanced meeting in contemporary popular culture. Particularly in "urban" and hip-hop culture. You'll have to apply some critical reading to some of the posts, but Urban Dictionary has some useful definitions: hater and haters.
posted by Nelson at 10:23 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just asking from clarification from people that saw the whole thing (yeah I know the full video is coming): were those jump cuts like the Carls Jr Turkey Burger thing actually happening, or was that the guy making the YouTube video just skipping to the next incident (like the intro from playboy model to Jamie-whoops-Stu)?
posted by JoeZydeco at 10:26 AM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


I don't know if this evidence for an intentional troll with a straight face by the producers, but this is the weird half-assed 30 seconds promotional spot they ran for show. (PepsiBlue warning: also a promo for a burger by a major chain.)
posted by jchgf at 10:34 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Those cuts are just... just perfect. I mean look at this. Just LOOK at it.

Blablabla talk talk ta... WHAM JALAPENO TURKEY BURGER
posted by odinsdream at 10:42 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Okay, yeah. I had to stop watching. Much too embarrassing.
posted by brundlefly at 10:47 AM on January 3, 2013


Those cuts are just... just perfect. I mean look at this. Just LOOK at it.

Intentional or not, that cut is a perfect example of comic timing.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:56 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Watch Mr. Bald Cracker get into it with the African American woman.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 11:04 AM on January 3, 2013


This is probably way more consideration than a drunken New Year's resolution deserves.

What is happening that two people have a relationship in which one or both parties can be characterized as "a hater?"

Usually family members - an aunt who is always telling you to get a job and stop mooching off your parents, but you can't avoid her because she's family, would definitely be classified as a "hater" that you might feel the need to "get rid of"in an enterprise requiring more than the usual superficial technique of avoiding them

Or sometimes, when you start dating a new person who you think is wonderful, a lot of your old friends will try to tell you that he's a 'player' or a 'man ho' or a 'deadbeat.' Mysteriously your old friends have transformed into 'haters!' Even more, it's an insidious breed of hater that grows so slowly you've developed a hater relationship without even realizing it.
posted by muddgirl at 11:11 AM on January 3, 2013


In that cut you can see someone also trying to read the teleprompter. I'm suspecting several factors conspired to make this as awesome as it was, not least of which was the crowd turning on them.
posted by odinsdream at 11:12 AM on January 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


I don't get New Year's Eve as a holiday or New Year's Eve television specials. The central focus is watching the clock move clockwise. That is not a dense enough collection of stuff to keep a person's interest. When I was a kid and first got permission to stay up until midnight it took me two or three years to make it awake to midnight and the first time I remained awake to midnight it was a real chore and there was absolutely NO payoff to it. Nothing happens at midnight. You are still you and the world is still what it is. There isn't anything to celebrate. Kathy Griffin was bored.
posted by bukvich at 11:13 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I hope nobody took part in the female co-host's suggested drinking game.
posted by alby at 11:14 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I don't think the crowd was turning on them, they were just probably drunk. Hell, I'd be doing that off a teleprompter if I was sober.

They do these kinds of shows in Chicago, but they always keep the personalities on some kind of stage above the crowd and do interviews from there. Rarely do they wade into the field of drunken clubgoers without a plan.
posted by JoeZydeco at 11:24 AM on January 3, 2013


I'm still not sure what I just watched. Was it intentionally terrible? How can that many things go that horribly wrong in a single broadcast without it being intentional?

But, then, the old adage says: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
posted by asnider at 11:28 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hahaha I had an actor acquaintance on FB talking up this shit for weeks, begging his FB friends to sponsor it. With how this is blowing up those sponsorships may have ended up worth it...
posted by yellowbinder at 11:29 AM on January 3, 2013


One of the producers listed in the credits is Eli Samaha, who also produced Battlefield Earth.
posted by alby at 11:40 AM on January 3, 2013 [7 favorites]


Despite how hard they try to convince people that they are a Los Angeles station (including putting it in their logo), this is not Los Angeles, this is Orange County. Notice the "OC" in the name? And poor OC suffers because, unlike most of the other nothingburger areas in the United States, it is right next to the Entertainment Capitol of The World.

And while we all know that so much popular entertainment is vapid, inane, and banal, the production values are tight, professionally incredibly tight. What looks to you like nothing more than Howie Mandel shootin' the shit with a 4th grade teacher from Pacoima has hundreds of people behind the scenes, making sure that all the mic levels are right, that all of the briefcase holding models have make-up that reads the best for the given stage lighting, and that the crowd is kept at the right fever pitch by assistant directors so they will cheer loudly on demand.

Poor poor Orange County, sat right next to the beautiful and rich who make it look effortless, trying hard to keep up.
posted by benito.strauss at 11:44 AM on January 3, 2013


the first time I remained awake to midnight it was a real chore and there was absolutely NO payoff to it.

That's when the local PBS station aired Monty Python and Benny Hill, and if you didn't like that you could watch Letterman (this was the mid to late 1980's) or Phil Hartman-era SNL. So staying up to midnight was pretty awesome.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:46 AM on January 3, 2013


I don't get New Year's Eve as a holiday

It's another chance to get together with friends or family and celebrate the passing of time, with a particular emphasis on reflecting on the past and planning for the future.

I don't really watch NYE televised specials except from about 11:55pm to 12:05 pm (because marking a particular moment in the year is a tradition as ancient as calendars), so I don't know their particular deal.
posted by muddgirl at 11:53 AM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh, watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail was a New Year's Eve ritual in my teens. Then over to Dick Clark for the ball drop. Perfection.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:57 AM on January 3, 2013


I saw part of this live and thought it was a joke before moving on to watch something else. But poor KDOC is always full of glitches that seem like some piece of equipment is slowly failing in unpredictable ways. Usually a flash of green screen at odd times throughout their broadcasts or audio cutting out a few seconds too early or coming up next adverts at the wrong times. So somehow this doesn't surprise me.
posted by zengargoyle at 12:17 PM on January 3, 2013


I think Carl's Jr. just reinvented advertising.
posted by spilon at 12:36 PM on January 3, 2013 [6 favorites]


I resolve to smell better in 2013.
posted by bendy at 12:58 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


"...celebrate the passing of time..."

I thought we were celebrating passing out.
posted by Phyllis Harmonic at 1:05 PM on January 3, 2013


I was passing out from celebrating.
posted by jenkinsEar at 1:11 PM on January 3, 2013


the first time I remained awake to midnight it was a real chore and there was absolutely NO payoff to it.

I was in Moab on New Year's with another couple friends, both also from New York, and sometime during the day we all realized, "hey, wait, we can watch the ball drop in Times Square without staying up until midnight this year!" And so we did, counting down with Anderson Cooper and popping the champagne cork - as the clock on the wall said 10 pm.

It gave us a weird mix of feeling really, really clever and really, really old at the same time. (Until I had the idea to save some champagne to make mimosas for breakfast in the morning, then we got all excited about YAY MIMOSAS.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:18 PM on January 3, 2013


I grew up with KDOC, and I can tell you that that station is the real-life SCTV. Lots of reruns, epically dysfunctional local programming, and a general feeling of sleaze, cheapness and desperation that's somehow endearing.

I didn't realize Jamie Kennedy had fallen so low. People love to rip on the guy, and he does seem like a troubled sort, but I liked The Jamie Kennedy Experiment and I've always had some affection for the guy ever since I saw him save Peter Pan from a psychotic homophobe wrestler.

Long story made relatively short: in 2003, a middle-aged fellow who dresses like a pixie and call himself Peter Pan made an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show, and the other guests were Kennedy and hulking wrestler Bill Goldberg. Kimmel made a lot of rather nasty cracks about Peter, Peter being a scrawny geek in tights and Kimmel being kind of a smug asshole, but Kennedy was much more welcoming. He was clearly a bit weirded out by Peter too, but he just as clearly found Peter kind of charming. Goldberg, meanwhile, sat there in a seething rage, KILL FAGGOT written all over his face. He was like a pitbull straining at the leash.

At some point Kimmel's cousin came out and jokingly challenged Goldberg to a pillow fight, and that was when a relatively odd episode turned into an Andy Kaufman-esque debacle.

Goldberg and Kimmle's cousin squared off, and the cousin came after Goldberg with a few strong shots to the head. Goldberg went into a terrifying 'roid rage, attacking the cousin with the pillow and smashing him so hard that he literally opened a serious, bloody gash in the guy's forehead. (We later learned that it required 19 stitches.) Goldberg ended up tearing the cousin's shirt to shreds as the poor schmuck tried to flee backstage to get his wound attended to.

Then Goldberg went after Peter Pan, clearly intending to kill him if at all possible. Without hyperbole, a pillow had become a serious weapon in this psychotic fucker's hand. This is where Kennedy won my heart. Despite being approximately half Goldberg's size, Kennedy yanked the pillow from Goldberg's hand and tried to stand in his way, saying, "Please don't hurt Peter Pan. Just think of all the love and happiness he brings into the world," which was A), brave as hell, B), very sweet and C), pretty damn funny. If you can think that fast while facing down a silverback gorilla like Goldberg, you're a force to be reckoned with.

Goldberg took one more swing at Pan, knocking his dorky little pixie hat off, but Kennedy's distraction had worked. Goldberg was now disoriented, and some tattered remnant of his superego was kicking in to remind him that you can't just kill faggots in public because then you'll go to jail and stuff.

Jamie Kennedy saved Peter Pan. He can make all the Malibu's Most Wanteds that he wants, far as I'm concerned.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 1:52 PM on January 3, 2013 [56 favorites]


Empress are you young enough to remember when you had too much energy at midnight to even think about going to bed for at least two or three more hours? I remember it (barely) but I have ceased to understand it. This year at midnight I was laying in bed sound asleep and I heard a few of the million firecrackers and woke up for about 20 seconds.
posted by bukvich at 1:54 PM on January 3, 2013


Looks like most of the people behind cameras were too drunk to avoid fucking up their jobs, and most people in front of them were too stupid to avoid generously contributing to the wreckage. The whole thing should have been, as the meme goes, nuked from orbit just on mercy reasons, ow.
posted by Iosephus at 1:58 PM on January 3, 2013


I had pretty much the same reaction as Ursula Hitler (great username, btw). You may not like Jamie Kennedy, but damn, it sucks to see someone's career take such a nosedive. Boy looks a mess.
posted by msali at 1:59 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just for clarity's sake, the Peter Pan dude (Randy Costan) is married to a lady and I believe identifies as straight (rather than bi or no-pun-intended pansexual).

Not to cast doubt on Ursula Hitler's assessment of Bill Goldberg's thought processes, because those sound accurate.

I am not a fan of Jamie Kennedy, because I had to sit through Malibu's Most Wanted on a plane once and that has scarred me for life, but I join him in Peter Pan dude love. Thanks for sharing that story, Ursula.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:03 PM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yeah, I didn't mean to say that Peter Pan is actually gay, because apparently he isn't. But he is so, so unbutch, with his bowl cut and green tights and glitter... He is a gay-basher's fever dream.

I wish that clip was online. The closest I could find was Mr. Pan's own series of photos from the evening, and he really doesn't do the thing justice. He's obviously not one to dwell on the negative, so he glosses over the really bizarre parts.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 2:09 PM on January 3, 2013


So the first video can't be as-aired, because what we see in the second video would have been aired in between cut-together parts of the first video -- right?
posted by eugenen at 2:17 PM on January 3, 2013


You are still you and the world is still what it is. There isn't anything to celebrate.

The second sentence leads me to believe that you haven't read the first sentence.
posted by snottydick at 2:35 PM on January 3, 2013 [5 favorites]


They actually SYNDCIATED this. In Seattle we were getting a lot of ads for it on Joe TV (the former KTZZ 22 - I don't remember it's calls now... KZJO, I think?). I didn't consider watching it, but now I wish I had.

That said, I watched the Eric Andre New Year's Eve Spooktacular, which was great (and I think live on the east coast? Or at least live to tape, it looked like. In the intro sequence, he cut open his lip, and he did the rest of the show with a bleeding mouth. Also, it was probably a bit, but it was funny to see Demi Lovato terrified of weirdness.)
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 2:50 PM on January 3, 2013


Talon motherfu... guy just commented on the New Year's video: "i didnt mean to say muther fucker!!! haha".

I love the Internet.

Edit: Might not be who he says he is, sorry. I love the Internet, but I shouldn't trust it so much.
posted by Nossidge at 3:08 PM on January 3, 2013


So the first video can't be as-aired, because what we see in the second video would have been aired in between cut-together parts of the first video -- right?

There should be no question that the first video was edited by the uploader in an Awesome Show/Everything is Terrible manner, for intentional, enhanced awkwardness, though a few of the cuts/transitions were probably authentic. It should be clear from viewing that you are seeing condensed highlights from the entire night.
posted by anazgnos at 3:15 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I really, REALLY hope that BAM! Jalapeno Turkey Burger! becomes this year's Rick-Roll.
posted by ShutterBun at 3:54 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh god... I kept expecting Dr. Rockso to leap out from behind the crowd and shout I DO COCAINE!

Though maybe Macy actually said "I smoke weed" once in that. I can never really understand what she's saying.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 4:18 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Paraphrasing the great Greg Giraldo: "Jamie Kennedy is the Jeff Ross of comedy."

I liked the end bit, where he promises to be back in "2024." Yes, it should take about 10 years for him to get it right.
posted by anothermug at 4:19 PM on January 3, 2013


Liveleak mirror: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=14b_1357244001
posted by jchgf at 4:30 PM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Look's like the video's been taken down, so I guess anyone looking for awkward Jamie Kennedy videos will have to watch his E3 2007 Press Conference for Activision instead; a debacle that he doesn't like to be reminded of.

Edit: Should have previewed before that mirror was posted, rats...
posted by Lucien Dark at 4:52 PM on January 3, 2013


Holy smokes....
posted by magstheaxe at 4:52 PM on January 3, 2013


Man, I had completely forgotten Peter Pan and his website (back when comic sans was cool).
Seems like his last update was April last year. I wonder if he moved to Facebook or Twitter?

They kept talking about 'Green' and I assumed it was a nod to California's lax drug laws, but no, energy efficiency. I would like to know more, oddly stilted spokesmodel.
posted by Mezentian at 4:57 PM on January 3, 2013


Three additional full 6:25 Youtube mirrors, just in case:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCR6_CqXsW8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHAWF3_gGtE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK5idmdm4lc
posted by jchgf at 5:17 PM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


My God, the jalapeno turkey burgers are made of Shannon Elizabeth!
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:11 PM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


The video has been taken down.
posted by DU at 6:48 PM on January 3, 2013


oooooooooohhhhkkeeeee...forgive me...i skipped the majority of the above conversation but I've been hearing about this all morning. I just watched it. I know from live TV...having worked on and produced some of it....this is a fugazi. It's staged. It's MEANT TO BE LIKE THIS. I'd bet my pinky ring on it. I could tell right from the intro. Also, you don't cut into a commercial (Shannon Elizabeth) that quickly without planning it. It's not technically possible. Well it is, but not by a human making a mistake. A call bullshit. Elaborate and awesome prank.
posted by spicynuts at 8:04 PM on January 3, 2013


I hope you're right, spicynuts. If you are, I might be able to watch the rest of it.
posted by brundlefly at 8:28 PM on January 3, 2013


Spicynuts, I gather you're not familiar with KDOC. Epic fail is kind of their status quo.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 8:44 PM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


I want to believe.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 11:02 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also, you don't cut into a commercial (Shannon Elizabeth) that quickly without planning it. It's not technically possible.

That's an edit by the original uploader, not something from the broadcast. All the uploader's edits appear to have a 'white flash' effect to them. Check it out between 1:45 and 2:09 when he cuts a few times in mid-speech, while the dead air and video glitches appear to be original to the broadcast.
posted by anazgnos at 11:37 PM on January 3, 2013


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