OH! MY CAR
April 21, 2015 7:11 AM   Subscribe

 
Needs more E. Honda. Nothing takes apart a junker like the Hundred Hand Slap.
posted by snuffleupagus at 7:31 AM on April 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


Never give up on your dreams.
posted by curious nu at 7:48 AM on April 21, 2015 [4 favorites]


That real life version really disappointed me by not showing the owner's reaction. Oh, his car.
posted by dances with hamsters at 8:02 AM on April 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


The owner would be there but someone threw a bunch of barrels at him.
posted by delfin at 8:08 AM on April 21, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'm a bit disappointed that none of them used a Lexus LS400.
posted by CaseyB at 8:10 AM on April 21, 2015 [3 favorites]


I really hate to be "that guy", but...

The "Oh! My car!" guy is from the Super NES version of Final Fight. The arcade version (and other ports) uses the phrase "Oh! My God!" instead, but Nintendo of America insisted on the censorship. See both phrases in action in this YouTube video.

In Street Fighter II, nobody comments on the car's destruction. There's just a points tally and the game goes on. However, when the car smashing bonus round returned in Street Fighter IV, they added an achievement/trophy called "Oh! My Car!" for completing the round. For some reason, people associate the "Oh! My Car!" line with Street Fighter so much that Capcom eventually gave in and matched it up with the game. And, of course, Street Fighter and Final Fight have folded into each other over the years, now taking place in the same universe.

This has been today's dose of Comic Book Guy-style corrections.
posted by Servo5678 at 8:14 AM on April 21, 2015 [35 favorites]


I thought that was all explained in Super Street Fighter II Turbo Special Championship Edition Reloaded Platinum With Extra Cheese.
posted by dr_dank at 9:09 AM on April 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm a bit disappointed that none of them used a Lexus LS400.

Guys, get your shit together. This has to happen on a pier.
posted by phaedon at 9:36 AM on April 21, 2015 [6 favorites]


Once again, all culture flows from the motherland, Glorious and Powerful Britannia!
posted by lalochezia at 9:46 AM on April 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


And, of course, Street Fighter and Final Fight have folded into each other over the years, now taking place in the same universe.

Crisis on Infinite Streets
posted by naju at 9:58 AM on April 21, 2015 [6 favorites]


The YouTube comment to this effect is right, this is even more enjoyable at 1.5x speed. I don't know what else people were using that option for, but this is clearly the best possible use of it.
posted by Copronymus at 9:59 AM on April 21, 2015


I really hate to be "that guy", but...

The "Oh! My car!" guy is from the Super NES version of Final Fight.


Oh, my bad! Where does one go to turn in his/her geek card? I'm, uh, asking for a friend.
posted by dances with hamsters at 10:06 AM on April 21, 2015


I have, so far, resisted the urge to flag Servo5678's comment as fantastic, but I dunno if I'll be able to hold out much longer.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 10:13 AM on April 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


And, of course, Street Fighter and Final Fight have folded into each other over the years, now taking place in the same universe.

Outstanding comment Servo, but just to up the UHM, ACKSHULLY ante one more notch, Street Fighter and Final Fight have always been the same universe. Final Fight was originally called "Street Fighter II" but the name got changed on account of how different a game it turned out to be. Nonetheless, it was always part of the lore that Zangief got his spinning lariat move from watching Mike Haggar's old matches.

*hits inhaler, adjusts glasses, bends to retie prescription shoes*

Loved these car videos, was delighted to see there's apparently a whole tradition of people Street Fighter cosplaying and punching cars. Was also delighted with the generosity of Youtube's related videos algorithm, reminding me of a dear old favorite: Zangief Kid.
posted by EatTheWeak at 10:50 AM on April 21, 2015 [5 favorites]


Say what you will about Mike Haggar's tenure as mayor, at the very least he knew how to get things done.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 11:23 AM on April 21, 2015 [4 favorites]


Who gives their keys to a valet in a gi with the sleeves cutoff? C'mon it's a dead giveaway!
posted by Smedleyman at 11:25 AM on April 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Say what you will about Mike Haggar's tenure as mayor, at the very least he knew how to get things done.

Haggar/Zangief 2016!
posted by Servo5678 at 11:39 AM on April 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


MISTER ZANGIEF MISTER ZANGIEF WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THE ACCUSATIONS OF YOUR COMMUNIST SYMPATHIES?
posted by griphus at 12:02 PM on April 21, 2015


Say what you will about Mike Haggar's tenure as mayor, at the very least he knew how to get things done.

Mayor Mike Haggar's commitment to public service is well documented as above reproach. "MIKE HAGGAR: Right for Metro City, Right-Left-Right and Piledriver for 2016"
posted by EatTheWeak at 12:42 PM on April 21, 2015 [4 favorites]


I'm a fan of Final Fight. I like to disregard the story-line about Haggars daughter being kidnapped and just imagine that its a game where you just walk down the street senselessly brutalizing everyone you see.
posted by lkc at 12:45 PM on April 21, 2015 [3 favorites]


srsly though I would vote for Mike Haggar. I'm skeptical about his stance on vigilantism (though I'm open to persuasion), but nevertheless, given his clear and clearly expressed opinions about private automobile transportation, I'm pretty sure we see eye to eye on transit issues.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 1:21 PM on April 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


I like to disregard the story-line about Haggars daughter being kidnapped and just imagine that its a game where you just walk down the street senselessly brutalizing everyone you see.

Isn't that what Grand Theft Auto is?
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 2:28 PM on April 21, 2015


I feel like the damage done in real life is mainly done by twisting and pulling, which is clearly not the same as punching and kicking. Ergo, Street Fighter 2 and/or Final Fight is/are better than reality.
posted by running order squabble fest at 2:37 PM on April 21, 2015


Punching and kicking, and fireballs.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 4:00 PM on April 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Now I would like to see a Mac-from-Always-Sunny "Project Badass" version of this video.
posted by duffell at 6:13 PM on April 21, 2015


Say what you will about Mike Haggar's tenure as mayor, at the very least he knew how to get things done.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick


His policy of randomly dropping whole roast-turkeys for people to eat was a real boost to the city's homeless population.
posted by rosswald at 8:10 AM on April 22, 2015 [3 favorites]


It's a classic example of a joined-up social policy. Pick up the trash can, beat the Mad Gears gang member with the trash can, generate turkey dinner. Crime down, hunger down, 1UP.
posted by running order squabble fest at 10:35 AM on April 22, 2015 [2 favorites]


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