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Fuck Planet Earth. The extreme beauty of the popular Planet Earth series comes alive with this comedic bit that simply repeats the F-bomb to great effect.

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posted by mathowie (106 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite

 
WTF
posted by Xurando at 2:33 PM on January 26, 2008


Ha! Oh shit!
posted by cortex at 2:36 PM on January 26, 2008


This is shit.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 2:37 PM on January 26, 2008


Everything The Fuck!
posted by srboisvert at 2:37 PM on January 26, 2008


Aw, fuck that. And fuck you for posting it. More to the point, Fuck David Attenborough.
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:38 PM on January 26, 2008


I just flagged a post made by an admin. So if you never see me again...
posted by Citizen Premier at 2:39 PM on January 26, 2008 [14 favorites]


I'm so ashamed that I had low expectations, they were met... and I still laughed my ass off. I think it was the gurgling "fu-u-u-u-ck" of the underwater animals that clinched it.

Still... a lot of death. Most of those scenes were of predatory acts.
posted by hincandenza at 2:40 PM on January 26, 2008


uhh... yeah.
posted by xbonesgt at 2:45 PM on January 26, 2008


The subtleties of the protagonist's dialogues and the unwavering modulation at 1:35mins into the film is breathtaking.
posted by chime at 2:45 PM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was expecting some boring narrator to say fuck over and over again. This is WAY better!!
posted by snsranch at 2:49 PM on January 26, 2008


Well, I thought it was pretty fucking funny. Fuckers.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:50 PM on January 26, 2008


This is shit.

I would classify it more as a fuck.

Fuck fuck.

Fuck.
posted by danb at 2:50 PM on January 26, 2008


WHAT
THE
FUCK
MATT?!
posted by The Deej at 2:52 PM on January 26, 2008 [8 favorites]


I never thought I would say these words in this order, but the skullfucking post was better.
posted by StrikeTheViol at 2:54 PM on January 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


snsranch: I too was expecting some boring narrator to say fuck over and over again. This is slightly better. It made me smile.
posted by ErWenn at 2:54 PM on January 26, 2008


It will come back to haunt you.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:55 PM on January 26, 2008




i saved the thread with SCIENCE!
posted by empath at 2:58 PM on January 26, 2008 [27 favorites]


The bird-of-paradise at 1:18 should be adding a question mark to the end of its 'fucks'.
posted by Adam_S at 2:58 PM on January 26, 2008 [6 favorites]


I was ready to be 'wtf' but the best part is the fast forward of the starfish moving across the ocean floor.
posted by one teak forest at 3:00 PM on January 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


I was ready to be 'wtf' but the best part is the fast forward of the starfish moving across the ocean floor.

Yeah, I'd never noticed how cthuloid those chubby many-armed starfish are. This Youtube video has truly enlightened me, as so many of them do.
posted by XMLicious at 3:05 PM on January 26, 2008


Has someone hijacked mathowie's account?

This is an ancient, schoolboy, concept trawled out again (not even done very well) just on some good TV. It tries way too hard, and fails by too much, to be all that funny.

LOLHESAIDFUCK!


(disclaimer - I also have no end of bile and hatred for the Firkin range of pubs, as their entire 'gimmick' is "*guffaw* It nearly says fuck! Firking good food! Geddit, geddit, geddit!". Meh. Anything that relies purely on profanity is poor comedy. Profanity is so much better than this...)
posted by Brockles at 3:07 PM on January 26, 2008


that was very funny
posted by seawallrunner at 3:13 PM on January 26, 2008


That was brilliant.
posted by tkolar at 3:14 PM on January 26, 2008


Ha, the aerial chase scene at the end had me in tears. I guess that makes me a heartless bastard.
posted by itchylick at 3:17 PM on January 26, 2008


Stupid post, fuck the post and you.
posted by brickman at 3:19 PM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Well, I'd better post this. Everybody else will be afraid to."
posted by koeselitz at 3:20 PM on January 26, 2008 [8 favorites]


M3taFilter.
posted by pracowity at 3:29 PM on January 26, 2008


I just flagged a post made by an admin. So if you never see me again...

...we'll know you got fucked!
posted by ericb at 3:33 PM on January 26, 2008


itchylick: Nope, that's hilarious. Also, the seal shaking the penguin.
posted by dismas at 3:36 PM on January 26, 2008


oh dear. well i guess you do own the place.
posted by Frasermoo at 3:43 PM on January 26, 2008


If a full version of this is made in HD, I'd watch it....
posted by samsara at 3:44 PM on January 26, 2008


The bird-of-paradise at 1:18 should be adding a question mark to the end of its 'fucks'.

no - he wasn't saying "fuck, fuck, fuck" - he was saying "fuck me, fuck me, fuck me"

really - listen again
posted by pyramid termite at 3:45 PM on January 26, 2008


Classy.
posted by dazed_one at 3:46 PM on January 26, 2008


what the fuck?
posted by mumkin at 3:46 PM on January 26, 2008


Fucking biology.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 4:04 PM on January 26, 2008


It was either hilarious or stupid.
posted by False Dichotomy at 4:15 PM on January 26, 2008


Check that. It was either fucking hilarious or fucking stupid.
posted by False Dichotomy at 4:16 PM on January 26, 2008


That was fucking hilarious. And fucking juvenile. And fucking awesome.

The title was fucked up though; he couldn't fucking find the right fucking font?
posted by ook at 4:20 PM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Matt lives on a very different internet than I do.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:25 PM on January 26, 2008


That was fucking funny and the tags are awesome.
posted by deborah at 4:26 PM on January 26, 2008


It was neither hilarious nor stupid.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:29 PM on January 26, 2008


Now, when you say "to great effect", what do you really mean?
posted by jonson at 4:31 PM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]




That slope to Fark-ville couldn't get more slippery.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:38 PM on January 26, 2008


I don't care, growabrain.... MeTa. :-/
posted by Doohickie at 4:44 PM on January 26, 2008


That starfish scene got me. Hilarious.

And the Bird of Paradise was a nice touch
posted by evening at 4:44 PM on January 26, 2008


well, yes, that was, strictly speaking, asinine. but it was also, i think, the first time i laughed all day, so good on it.
posted by wreckingball at 4:49 PM on January 26, 2008


Um...
Not really funny.
posted by HotPatatta at 4:55 PM on January 26, 2008


I speak of the Planet Earth series in tones usually reserved for religious documents. And I thought that was fucking funny.
posted by Bookhouse at 5:01 PM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


I oblige.
posted by zerobyproxy at 5:01 PM on January 26, 2008


I'm so ashamed that I had low expectations, they were met... and I still laughed my ass off.

Yeah, same here.
posted by languagehat at 5:03 PM on January 26, 2008


Fuck, that was nice...
posted by pupdog at 5:05 PM on January 26, 2008


Yes! I'm all about more f-bombs. On the blue and everywhere else.

(Seriously. Not sarcasm.)
posted by jeffamaphone at 5:23 PM on January 26, 2008


OK, like some of the others I was all set to shoot this down, but I made the mistake of (a) having drunk some nice red wine, and (b) actually clicking the link and watching the video...

Juvenile, asinine, puerile... but funny. As hinancendza says, the situation-specific "accents" of the animals really helps.
posted by Chunder at 5:24 PM on January 26, 2008


Nature shows will never be the same.
posted by figment of my conation at 5:28 PM on January 26, 2008


Fucking awful.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 5:48 PM on January 26, 2008


This is better than the original facile narration on 'Planet Earth'.
posted by Paragon at 6:12 PM on January 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


I was prepared to hate it. But I fucking laughed.
posted by LeeJay at 6:16 PM on January 26, 2008


Is it ok if I say I like this? Will Meta think less of me for it?
posted by munchingzombie at 6:18 PM on January 26, 2008


Yeah I thought it was going to be a gimmicky but after about 20 seconds it became funny, really funny. Nice production values.
posted by geoff. at 6:24 PM on January 26, 2008


I was a bit unsure of how funny I found this until I got to the part with where the starfish goes all Godzilla. It's one of those stupid things that brushes brilliance for a few moments. The chase scenes later on are morbidly good too.
posted by Tehanu at 6:24 PM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Very funny. Keep this up and you'll be a hit on this site.
posted by jcterminal at 6:27 PM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


I love David Attenborough. I wept for the polar bears. I demand the best of the web. And I laughed at this.

The best of the web includes cats on scanners and funny-looking birds. Always has.
posted by cirocco at 6:32 PM on January 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


Fucking hysterical. I laughed. I am not ashamed of that, either.
posted by kalimac at 6:35 PM on January 26, 2008


boring
posted by hellslinger at 6:46 PM on January 26, 2008


Ha! I liked that. And so did my fiancee. Thanks a fucking lot, Matt!
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:02 PM on January 26, 2008


oh fuuuuuuuuuudge that made me laugh. go starfish of shoggoth, go!
posted by Busithoth at 7:12 PM on January 26, 2008


Ah come on, seriously?! Fuck!

I'm pretty sure if I was getting chased by a hulking predator that wanted to eat me, I'd have some words appropriate to the situation too.
posted by Talanvor at 7:48 PM on January 26, 2008


fuck
posted by fleetmouse at 7:57 PM on January 26, 2008


yah, i loled.
posted by socratic at 8:00 PM on January 26, 2008


oh and, fuck!
posted by socratic at 8:01 PM on January 26, 2008


...and.
posted by zerobyproxy at 8:17 PM on January 26, 2008


I lost my shit at "fuck me! fuck me! fuck me! fuck me! fuck me! fuck me! fuck me! fuck me!" with the Bird of Paradise.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:27 PM on January 26, 2008


They didn't include the shark/seal clip? It totally begs the phrase in question.
posted by Quidam at 8:33 PM on January 26, 2008


SLYT'ers (yeah, technically there's more than one link) everywhere thank you.
posted by telstar at 9:05 PM on January 26, 2008


Finally, a post I can share with my kids.

No, really. They're teenagers. They love this kind of stuff.
posted by tommasz at 9:17 PM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ruby has to see this.
posted by dnial at 9:24 PM on January 26, 2008


They didn't include the shark/seal clip? It totally begs the phrase in question.

I think that might not be in the BBC version of the series, only the Discovery version. I don't remember having seen it before, but I watched much of Planet Earth slack-jawed and glassy-eyed like a fucking yokel. It might have slipped right by me.

P.S. Holy fuck! Did you fucking see that motherfucking shark?
posted by cirocco at 9:45 PM on January 26, 2008


Having been introduced to the Planet Earth series recently and finding it lacking in verbal accompaniment, I find this... appropriate.
posted by strangememes at 11:06 PM on January 26, 2008


Some time in elementary school, little boys learn daring words that have great effect on girls and authority figures. Some little boys grow up.
posted by Cranberry at 11:34 PM on January 26, 2008


It could have been worded better.
posted by Deathalicious at 11:37 PM on January 26, 2008


Some time in elementary school, little boys learn daring words that have great effect on girls and authority figures. Some little boys grow up.

Fortunately, some of these little boys remember these words and use them to bring laughter and joy to the world.

Other little boys forget these words along with the rest of the unrestrained glee of childhood, and go on to be really really boring people.
posted by tkolar at 11:44 PM on January 26, 2008


I laughed so hard my sides ache. The starfish slayed me.
posted by vronsky at 11:47 PM on January 26, 2008


This was stupidly hilarious, as promised — but please, can we retire the term "f-bomb"? I wince every time I read it.
posted by hattifattener at 11:52 PM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ah, that was fun.

"Hey. Hey.. Hey! Hey! Come on!!!"
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:44 AM on January 27, 2008


That was effin' hilar.

In the same vein, Everything Poops.
posted by wemayfreeze at 1:28 AM on January 27, 2008


Been watching more of Max Goldberg's vids, he's pretty good...almost the exact same style as Zefrank.
posted by samsara at 1:39 AM on January 27, 2008


Comedy is subjective.
posted by chuckdarwin at 2:08 AM on January 27, 2008


So the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been eaten by a starfish?

Pastafarians, where is your God now? Muahahahahahahahah!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:42 AM on January 27, 2008


Bwahaha ... I'm filing this under "medication".
posted by Surfurrus at 3:18 AM on January 27, 2008


That slope to Fark-ville couldn't get more slippery.

Sung to the tune of "Last Train to Clarksville" by the Monkees:

Take the laaaaast slope to Fark-ville
Catch it right here on the blue,
Mathowie's got your ticket,
Yes he's got a link for you,
You'll laugh out loud!
You'll laugh out loud!
You'll laugh out loooouuuuud!
Yeah just go ahead, ain't no use being proud...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:35 AM on January 27, 2008


*applause*

Really enjoyed that!
posted by hadjiboy at 5:39 AM on January 27, 2008


I thought much of it was pretty funny, but I'm not really down with the humour of the dying/about to die animals. As common as it may be, it makes me squirm to see sudden violent death used as the punchline to a lame joke.
posted by The Monkey at 6:42 AM on January 27, 2008


I sent it to my parents. My mom loved it, and sent it to her friends.

Do you know what this means?? In a few weeks you're all going to see this shit again in your inboxes, prepended with "Fwd: Fwd: Re: Fwd: Re: Re: Fwd:"!
posted by danb at 6:45 AM on January 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


That was idiotic. And usually idiotic is funny. This? Not so much.
posted by tkchrist at 6:46 AM on January 27, 2008


I think that might not be in the BBC version of the series, only the Discovery version.

Planet Earth was filmed by the BBC with some funding from Discovery. There is no reason at all to film something so fantastic as that shark sequence and then just 'leave it out' of the original version. The US version was edited a fair bit for time because of the hideous amounts of adverts you poor lot have to tolerate. As far as I am aware, however, the only major difference between the two is the narration - for some unknown reason, the US version has Sigourney Weaver narrating. Presumably based on her massive experience in Natural History....

Oh. Hang on.

So, if anyone is going to buy Planet Earth, I very strongly recommend buying the BBC version - it's pretty widely available in the US - it has more in it and has the bloke that actually wrote the narration reading it, rather than some random movie star who just has a nice voice.
posted by Brockles at 7:24 AM on January 27, 2008


I got the BBC set for Christmas. I can't imagine how sick I would be if I had Sigourney Weaver taking me through it. David Attenborough is de rigeur for this sort of stuff. No one else can keep you so warm and fuzzy while a gazelle is mauled by a leopard.
posted by Frasermoo at 8:41 AM on January 27, 2008


I thought much of it was pretty funny, but I'm not really down with the humour of the dying/about to die animals. As common as it may be, it makes me squirm to see sudden violent death used as the punchline to a lame joke.

PITA and PETA are so similar I sometimes confuse the two.
posted by srboisvert at 9:10 AM on January 27, 2008


cracked me up!!!
posted by likesuchasand at 9:54 AM on January 27, 2008


The starfish - oh god, the starfish. That was totally fucking funny and my 16 year old son even agrees, which never happens.
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:25 AM on January 27, 2008


I particularly liked the end piece with the wolves chasing their prey, because I figure if animals were capable of articulating their feelings using a language that we understood, it would more or less sound like;

Oh no! What the Fuck? Ow, Ow! Come on, Come ON! FUCK! Oh... Seriously?


At the very least, I think that's what I would be saying if I had a big dog trying to eat me.
posted by quin at 11:12 AM on January 27, 2008


Idiot's delight.
posted by semmi at 3:09 PM on January 27, 2008


Agreed - the starfish bit ruled.
posted by jquinby at 7:32 PM on January 27, 2008


Well, I personally think this thread should be closed...but only if Matt does it, and only if the reason is for the fuck of it.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:17 PM on January 27, 2008


I was hanging out with some college students lately and they were all talking about this show. The real one, not the F word one from the post. They were asking each other if they had seen the cactus or the shark or whatever else was in it. It was all a little surreal to hear college males so excited about educational nature television...
posted by davidstandaford at 10:41 PM on January 27, 2008


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