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June 22, 2007 8:33 PM   Subscribe

[Video] Ready-Set-Bumbo. Ready-Set-Bumbo II. "No babies or dogs were hurt in the making of this film."
posted by starman (14 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Much like "A New Hope" and "Empire Strikes Back," the second episode was far better than the first.
posted by oddman at 8:41 PM on June 22, 2007


Me like Bumbo.
posted by vronsky at 8:55 PM on June 22, 2007


Boy, you can tell that the baby's just in it for the paycheck, and is just phoning in his performance.
posted by Dave Faris at 8:57 PM on June 22, 2007


The Steven Spielberg version replaces Bumbo's pacifier with a cell phone.
posted by Mblue at 9:27 PM on June 22, 2007


poco loco
posted by taosbat at 9:40 PM on June 22, 2007


Cute!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 10:29 PM on June 22, 2007


Too cute...heh.
posted by wsg at 11:14 PM on June 22, 2007


Much like "A New Hope" and "Empire Strikes Back," the second episode was far better than the first.

I can't agree. The second is a real crowd-pleaser, no doubt about it, but I can't help but feel that the clarity and simplicity of the first, with its Ozu-like long takes and its plot developments all the more unexpected for being so few have been sacrificed to the easy lures of exciting chase scenes and added gadgetry. It's the Tarantinoization of Bumbo. I hope for a return to form in Bumbo III.
posted by languagehat at 5:31 AM on June 23, 2007


genius.
posted by Frasermoo at 8:09 AM on June 23, 2007


I like that early on in the first one the maker didn't quite have the technique down: things jumping in and out of frame, etc. Then it becomes much more polished as it goes along.
posted by starman at 9:34 AM on June 23, 2007


That was vile. Disgusting larval stage human, check, one click special effects, check, stop motion animation, check, plot seeming written by an infant, check. Excuse me, I need to go wash my eyes out with porn.
posted by Grod at 12:25 PM on June 23, 2007


That was AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Best post evar!!!!!!! (Seriously)
posted by snsranch at 4:38 PM on June 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I like the part with the baby.
posted by kcds at 8:46 PM on June 24, 2007


languagehat, you elitist snob! I'm hoping for some cute and cuddly little muppets in the third one.
posted by oddman at 7:25 AM on June 25, 2007


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