*turns around*
January 28, 2013 7:54 PM   Subscribe

Oh hey, I didn't see you there
posted by The Devil Tesla (36 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well that was awkward.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:00 PM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


And this explains why I didn't see them either.
posted by ubiquity at 8:02 PM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


What about the guy who's just barging into a house? "Oh hi, you didn't see me here!"
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:03 PM on January 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


"Oh. You have come."
posted by maryr at 8:04 PM on January 28, 2013 [8 favorites]


aaahhhh they still though that looked good in the edit
posted by sweetkid at 8:07 PM on January 28, 2013


“I didn’t feel you there.”
posted by migurski at 8:07 PM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]



How could they not see me ? I'm 6'4" and apparently holding this enormous camera.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 8:11 PM on January 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


You're quiet, though.
posted by maryr at 8:13 PM on January 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Ojai!

also Yolo.

(I'm starting to worry about the number of memes based on the names of places in California. But then, I should. I'm in SLO.)
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:17 PM on January 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Ceylon. It's been good to know you.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:19 PM on January 28, 2013


I have some corporate videos on VHS that show this isn't a new phenomenon. Though Kickstarter probably has a higher frequency of ironically cheesy videos.

How far back does it go? There were probably films from the 50s that used this; I haven't got any examples on hand, it just feels like something they would do.

It's weirdly artificial, but I would guess it was originally meant to set the tone as conversational. But at this point, and with a Kickstarter context, they're doing it because they've seen it in other videos.
posted by RobotHero at 8:21 PM on January 28, 2013


why would you waste your brain wondering things when you could ask TV Tropes
posted by sweetkid at 8:26 PM on January 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


That's your answer to everything, sweetkid.
posted by maryr at 8:33 PM on January 28, 2013


as it should be.
posted by sweetkid at 8:36 PM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


What is the woman with the hookah CEO of? Inquiring minds...
posted by Kadin2048 at 8:39 PM on January 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


Mr. Rogers did it.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:39 PM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


You're probably all wondering why I asked you to this thread...
posted by dobbs at 8:45 PM on January 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


How how we gotten this far without: "Oh hi, everyone!"
posted by Parasite Unseen at 8:45 PM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is one of those people an actor from Community?
posted by Yowser at 8:55 PM on January 28, 2013


No, the real question is when is one of these people an actor from Community?
posted by Mezentian at 9:00 PM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


This would have been a good place to link to the old Ohio tourism commercials I'm pretty sure I remember and aren't just making up which consisted entirely of a series of people saying "O!" "HI!" "O!" "HI!" "O!"...but they do not seem to be on the internet.
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:04 PM on January 28, 2013


Hi, everybody!
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:05 PM on January 28, 2013


why would you waste your brain wondering things when you could ask TV Tropes

But what if I want an answer that isn't Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Yu-Gi-Oh or the Simpsons?
posted by RobotHero at 9:10 PM on January 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


0:27 ?
posted by Yowser at 9:12 PM on January 28, 2013


Came for the Dr. Nick, was not disappointed.
posted by jazon at 9:18 PM on January 28, 2013


No, the real question is when is one of these people an actor from Community?

No, the real question really is, why isn't it next Thursday yet?
posted by mayurasana at 10:00 PM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hello, I'm Shelley Duval.

(the rest of this dude's vids are super creepy so don't watch them)
posted by eurypteris at 10:14 PM on January 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


oh hai mark
posted by Rhaomi at 10:43 PM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


(the rest of this dude's vids are super creepy so don't watch them)

THAT video was creepy enough. Ill take your word for it, eurypteris.
posted by lkc at 12:13 AM on January 29, 2013


There is no finer advert breaking the fourth wall than this.
posted by MuffinMan at 1:37 AM on January 29, 2013 [8 favorites]


Needs more Yacht Rock.

Oh, hi! I'm Hollywood Steve. You caught me relaxing in my music nook.
posted by dubold at 2:59 AM on January 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


How have I never experienced Hollywood Steve and Yacht Rock before?
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 5:44 AM on January 29, 2013


Wish I could find an online video of Frank Ormand's contribution to this genre.
posted by The Card Cheat at 6:11 AM on January 29, 2013


> There is no finer advert breaking the fourth wall than this.

Whoa, I remember that from when I was a kid! That was a mad ad.

Also, shouldn't Double Fine's Kickstarter pitch be in there?
posted by lucidium at 6:17 AM on January 29, 2013


I love this because it's like the opening credits to some TV show from the fifties. Everyone gets introduced and they wave to the camera. Oh, hey, camera! Welcome back! Gosh, has it been a week already?

Here's Mom! She's wearing an apron and she's in front of the oven. Hi, camera! Just getting ready to put this pie in the oven. You can stay for dinner if you like!

And here's Dad! Looking up from whatever he's doing. Maybe he's working on the car or reading the paper or balancing the checkbook. Whatever. Dad things. Whatever they are, they're not too important to look up and smile paternally. Afternoon, camera! How's your mother. Your mother is also a camera.

Teenage Son is walking down a country road. He's all, You snuck up on me, camera! He's going to wave over his shoulder. Sort of a noncommittal wave, without all the fingers extended. Okay, kid. You're too good for your old pal the omniscient camera, with your twenty-three skiddoo and your mairzy doats or what the hell ever. It's okay though! Camera was a teenage camera once too, I know how it is.

Oh hi Teenage Daughter! She's doing something wholesome. Look at that smile! Look at the gusto in that wave! Camera would love to sit a while and hear all about the latest boy trouble or how you're running for class president or what it's like to have organs and skin, but there's people to greet!

Now some kids or a dog or whatever. Hooray for camera!
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 7:39 AM on January 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


Like David Letterman would say, "Is this anything?"
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 9:47 AM on January 29, 2013


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