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September 10, 2007 6:13 AM   Subscribe

And the Emmy goes to... D*ck in a Box.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (68 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Better: My Box in a Box
posted by anotherpanacea at 6:23 AM on September 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


More in the green.
posted by MtDewd at 6:24 AM on September 10, 2007


wait, whats a "D*ck"?

It's not anything like a dick, is it?
posted by Avenger at 6:28 AM on September 10, 2007


Would have been funnier if it were a duck in a box.

Ducks are inherently amusing.
posted by randomination at 6:34 AM on September 10, 2007 [3 favorites]


My Box in a Box is a weak ripoff. Seriously. My box in a box? How unoriginal. Do people know how to parody anymore? "Dick in a box" is funny because, you know, erect dicks can hold up boxes. Vaginas (at least, not freakish or elaborately-adorned ones) cannot. That's half the humor of the song right there.
posted by m0nm0n at 6:35 AM on September 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Well, I mean, how many original songs are written for TV a year?

Call me if they win a Grammy.
posted by empath at 6:36 AM on September 10, 2007


Vaginas (at least, not freakish or elaborately-adorned ones) cannot. That's half the humor of the song right there.
I thought that WAS the joke. I... ah, geeze. Metametametahumorsarcasmspoofmeta gets complicated.
posted by verb at 6:39 AM on September 10, 2007


Subject of this FPP, for anyone who's been in a cave lately: Dick In A Box. It clocks in at 26,227,744 views, #6 for all-time views on YouTube.
posted by rolypolyman at 6:50 AM on September 10, 2007


Here's a list of the other nominees. I was rooting for "My Drunken Irish Dad". Maybe next year. :(
posted by mullacc at 6:54 AM on September 10, 2007


Emmy...SNL....*head asplodes*
posted by DU at 6:56 AM on September 10, 2007


I always preferred the Natalie Portman Rap.
posted by unsupervised at 7:03 AM on September 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Wow, there are a lot of Emmy categories.

Outstanding Lighting Direction (electronic, multicamera) for VMC Programming

I'm on the edge of my seat!
posted by brain_drain at 7:24 AM on September 10, 2007


Ducks are inherently amusing.

Agreed. Never underestimate the comedic power of waterfowl.
posted by psmealey at 7:31 AM on September 10, 2007


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS A DICK. IN A BOX.
posted by quonsar at 7:33 AM on September 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'd give that video an Emmy just because of Maya Rudolph's come-hither look.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:33 AM on September 10, 2007


Dick in a Box but not even a nomination for the beautiful, ground-breaking, brilliant fourth season of The Wire.

*shakes head, wags dick at Emmys*
posted by mediareport at 7:36 AM on September 10, 2007


You weren't supposed to find out about Sinclair's duck until season 3!
posted by stevis23 at 7:48 AM on September 10, 2007


There is an intense debate (in my mind) about the funniest words in the English language. Duck is in the top ten.

Pants, however, is in the top five.
posted by ewkpates at 8:12 AM on September 10, 2007


If BBC can use the word dick, I'm pretty fucking sure the metafilter front page can.

Dick!

It's not that offensive. Jesus.
posted by blacklite at 8:15 AM on September 10, 2007


Actually, what I should have said is

Dick!

It's in your pants!
posted by blacklite at 8:15 AM on September 10, 2007


I like cock in a cardboard container better.
posted by jeffamaphone at 8:35 AM on September 10, 2007


There is an intense debate (in my mind) about the funniest words in the English language. Duck is in the top ten.

Pants, however, is in the top five.


I think Pfizer makes a pill you can take for that.
posted by Mr_Zero at 8:38 AM on September 10, 2007


The song / video still makes me laugh.

I think the best part is the vocal riff by JT in the last 6 seconds of the song though. That's straight Erykah Badu soul right there.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:46 AM on September 10, 2007


It's easily the best thing Timberlake has ever done, except that live performance with Sandoval a while back which just plain rocked. Who would've thought I'd say anything like that about an N'SYNC member. *mind boggles*

My wife still wanders the house humming the tune...
posted by Dantien at 8:54 AM on September 10, 2007


“...but not even a nomination for the beautiful, ground-breaking, brilliant fourth season of The Wire.”

Their snubbing of The Wire is an insult to everyone with good taste in television. It's hard to see it as anything other than what is possibly unconscious racism.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:55 AM on September 10, 2007


My Dasteriskcks in a box?
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:57 AM on September 10, 2007


ewkpates: SLACKS.

number one. with a bullet.
posted by CitizenD at 9:01 AM on September 10, 2007


Two ducks crossing the road in Armagh.
The one at the back says, "Quack, quack."
The one in the front says, "Will ye knock it off? I'm goin' as quack as I can."
posted by Abiezer at 9:12 AM on September 10, 2007


unsupervised writes "I always preferred the Natalie Portman Rap."

Yeah, that one was better, or at least out of the SNL original song category. "Dick In A Box" was surprisingly funny for SNL, but that rap was hysterical.
posted by krinklyfig at 9:27 AM on September 10, 2007


I thought that WAS the joke. I... ah, geeze. Metametametahumorsarcasmspoofmeta gets complicated.

No, it was just trying to hard to be clever. LOL HARD
posted by Mikey-San at 9:28 AM on September 10, 2007


Dantien writes "It's easily the best thing Timberlake has ever done, except that live performance with Sandoval a while back which just plain rocked. Who would've thought I'd say anything like that about an N'SYNC member. *mind boggles*"

His SNL appearances have done a great deal in his earning my respect. He obviously has a self-deprecating sense of humor, and his music isn't nearly as bad as many other pop icons. Every now and then one of these guys surprises you.
posted by krinklyfig at 9:29 AM on September 10, 2007


God, people...seriously: enough about The Wire.

Can we talk about this category, where "Dick in a Box" beat out two songs from the fantastic Scrubs musical aaaand the greatest song ever (click on "Happy Clappy") wasn't even nominated? Travesties all around!
posted by kittyprecious at 9:31 AM on September 10, 2007


WARNING!!! Obligatory PAT BOONE LINK not even remotely SWF.
posted by RavinDave at 9:45 AM on September 10, 2007


Ooooh kittyprecious, I'm a big Gwendolyn fan. Saw her with the Goodtime Gang at the Derby once. Loooove her!

[starts happily humming Oodlily Oodily...]
posted by miss lynnster at 9:50 AM on September 10, 2007


On preview: RavinDave? Oh my God.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:52 AM on September 10, 2007


With accompanying Pat Boone lyrics:

Oh, that Johnny, that no-good Johnny
He's been tryin' to steal my lovin' baby away-a
Sends her candy, sends her flowers
And I never saw her smile the way she smiled at him today

posted by psmealey at 9:55 AM on September 10, 2007


The video would be a lot better if the SNL guys put on some blackface. As is the joke comes off as insincere irony instead of earnest humor.
posted by nixerman at 9:59 AM on September 10, 2007


I'm imagining an office scene. Lowly Worker is spending some quality time on Metafilter. Important Boss walks up behind him.

"Smithers?"

[jumps] "Boss?"

"You know, if that said 'dick' you'd be fired."

"Yessir."

"Fortunately, it says 'd-asterisk-cah,' which is acceptable in this work place. What does that mean, incidentally, since I'm unable to figure it out?"

"You're f-asterisk-cah-ing me. Sir."
posted by maxwelton at 10:06 AM on September 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Their snubbing of The Wire is an insult to everyone with good taste in television. It's hard to see it as anything other than what is possibly unconscious racism.

Another theory: pure, unadulterated unconsciousness. Barry Manilow beats Stephen Colbert and The Simpsons has never once even been nominated in the "Outstanding Comedy" category. The Emmys in general are an insult to good taste. This isn't an outrage, just a routine travesty.

(That's what makes this Dick in a Box laurel so surprising - it's the closest the Emmys have come to actual relevance since Lucille Ball stomped off to that Great Barrel In The Sky.)
posted by gompa at 10:10 AM on September 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Those are good points, gompa. Damn good points.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 10:15 AM on September 10, 2007


Family Guy resurrect "Shipoopie" from The Music Man and it doesn't even get nominated, not that I consider "getting nominated" that meaningful, but I thought it was brilliant.

Cool thing, REALLY cool thing about Family Guy songs: They translate them for non-English (Spanish, at least) broadcasts. Simpsons doesn't bother. I was amazed to see that when I was in Argentina (and I know, I could have found that on the DVDs but this was several years ago).

I chuckled at Dick in a Box and think JT has some good acting chops, but I guffawed more at pretty much all of the SNL digital shorts.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 10:20 AM on September 10, 2007


When I was in Venezuela I saw that the McDonalds 'Happy Meal' is called La Cajita Feliz (the Little Box of Happiness(?)).
I think this would be a good term to use.

Although in Pat Boone's case, ¡Cajita Sorpresa!
posted by MtDewd at 10:21 AM on September 10, 2007


Actually, 'Happy Meal' might be good, too.
posted by MtDewd at 10:23 AM on September 10, 2007


Dick in a box?
posted by mazola at 10:40 AM on September 10, 2007


D*ck? F*ck? Why can't people just spell out the word? Are they afraid they'll be struck by lightening?
posted by wfc123 at 11:15 AM on September 10, 2007


If "by lightning" you mean, jessamyn -- yes.
posted by RavinDave at 11:37 AM on September 10, 2007


If "by lightning" you mean, jessamyn -- yes.

She prefers Dick in a Chicken.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:38 AM on September 10, 2007


Is that a new Panda Express dish?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:46 AM on September 10, 2007


I can't believe I posted that duck joke to the wrong thread.
posted by Abiezer at 12:32 PM on September 10, 2007


The mallard is the most identifiable of the d*cks.
posted by bovious at 12:39 PM on September 10, 2007


She prefers Dick in a Chicken.

I prefer chicken in a duck in a turkey.
posted by kittyprecious at 1:24 PM on September 10, 2007


Family Guy resurrect "Shipoopie" from The Music Man

...clearly you never saw The Daily Show with Craig Kilborn's endless playbacks of the Monica Lewinsky performance back in '88.
posted by kittyprecious at 1:28 PM on September 10, 2007


(er, uh, '98)
posted by kittyprecious at 1:28 PM on September 10, 2007


Jokes mentioning ducks were considered particularly funny.
posted by mistersquid at 1:43 PM on September 10, 2007


So what do you call a dick in a chicken in a duck in a turkey?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:43 PM on September 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


A good time?
posted by LooseFilter at 3:12 PM on September 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Turfuckenduck.
posted by FelliniBlank at 3:27 PM on September 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Inevitably brings to mind perhaps my favorite AskMe quote:
Place the turkey inside an enormous bustard
Note: Bustard sold separately. Television Academy members ineligible. Nutritional guidelines unavailable. Additional conditions may apply.
posted by rob511 at 3:47 PM on September 10, 2007


More proof that the Emmys are a sham. As funny as Dick in a Box is... it's nowhere near as funny/clever as Guy Love and Everything Comes Down to Poo from the "Scrubs" musical episode.
posted by crossoverman at 5:04 PM on September 10, 2007


D*ck? F*ck? Why can't people just spell out the word? Are they afraid they'll be struck by lightening?

Because that asterisk transforms "dick" and "fuck" into completely f*cking mysteries that couldn't possibly be unraveled by a fourth-grader.
posted by Mikey-San at 6:54 PM on September 10, 2007


complete
posted by Mikey-San at 6:54 PM on September 10, 2007


Why a d*ck?
posted by wobh at 10:19 PM on September 10, 2007


Hey, by the way, does anyone know what's up with the asterisk in d*ck?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 10:27 PM on September 10, 2007


jeffamaphone, I'm partial to penis in a pasteboard parallelepiped myself.
posted by hattifattener at 11:03 PM on September 10, 2007


So what do you call a dick in a chicken in a duck in a turkey?

A wild weekend at chez Wonderchicken.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:02 AM on September 11, 2007


wfc123: "D*ck? F*ck? Why can't people just spell out the word? Are they afraid they'll be struck by lightening?"

My local newspaper couldn't even say that. It just says "Racy video wins Emmy"
posted by octothorpe at 5:14 AM on September 11, 2007


So what do you call a dick in a chicken in a duck in a turkey?

My worst Thanksgiving memory as a child.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 12:36 PM on September 11, 2007


Hey, by the way, does anyone know what's up with the asterisk in d*ck?

I wasn't sure if using it on the front page as opposed to inside the comments would be problematic, moreso for filters at people's offices rather than social mores.

I was, clearly, completely blind to the idea so many people would be so fucking bothered by this, and I apologize profusely for this rare and inexcusable attempt to be courteous.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:52 AM on September 12, 2007


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