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NetClassicsFilter: All 24 of the 25 GI Joe PSAs redubbed by Eric Fensler, via YouTube: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 [some nsfw] [previously] [also via]

[bonus] Fensler's video for Daniel Johnston's "Monster Inside of Me."
posted by not_on_display (54 comments total) 53 users marked this as a favorite

 
"It is important to remember, however, that a programme is not a repeat if you have not seen it before."
I hadn't seen these before, not until my son showed them to me a couple of weeks ago. Sharing is caring, and all that.
posted by not_on_display at 8:25 PM on February 26, 2008


Porkchop sandwiches!
posted by infinitewindow at 8:26 PM on February 26, 2008


Still funny, but a few years old.
posted by uaudio at 8:26 PM on February 26, 2008


Oops. You linked to the old MeFi post already... Ignore me at will
posted by uaudio at 8:28 PM on February 26, 2008


Hey kid, I'm a computer! Stop all the downloadin'!
posted by Mikey-San at 8:29 PM on February 26, 2008


My God, does that smell good.
posted by Ohdemah at 8:34 PM on February 26, 2008


They're are all on fenslerfilm.com btw.
posted by puke & cry at 8:35 PM on February 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


I want someone to take me to the hospital.
posted by odinsdream at 8:37 PM on February 26, 2008


After a random sample of those, I'm going to go ahead and guess that you had to be there.
posted by tkolar at 8:38 PM on February 26, 2008


Also, it's probably not too surprising to know this guy is a writer for "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!"
posted by puke & cry at 8:39 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


^Thanks p&c... Fenslerfilm.com wasn't loading at all for me; I didn't know if it was down permanently or temporarily, and impatient me, I thought I'd do an end-around just to post it and get it off of my to-do list.
posted by not_on_display at 8:41 PM on February 26, 2008


Er.

Is the point of this to point out that they are totally random and (let's face it) shit?
posted by Brockles at 8:42 PM on February 26, 2008


Aww, hell naw. What's up dog?
posted by glycolized at 8:45 PM on February 26, 2008


^My favorite shit sucks! No, that's not the point... but the "totally random" part, a little, yes.
posted by not_on_display at 8:46 PM on February 26, 2008


WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU KIDS DOING ON MY FUCKING LAWN???
posted by dirigibleman at 9:03 PM on February 26, 2008


I'm sorry. I know it's not really meaningful to just quote from one of them, but:

Too bad your ass got saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacked!
posted by ignignokt at 9:19 PM on February 26, 2008


The G.I. Joe PSA parodies are hilarious, but the Daniel Johnston video is really neat, a song i'd not heard before.

Thanks.
posted by schyler523 at 9:24 PM on February 26, 2008


I had no idea Eric Fensler wrote for T&EAS,GJ! That's awesome. Great job.

Also: too bad your ass got saaaaacked.
posted by slogger at 9:24 PM on February 26, 2008


Is the point of this to point out that they are totally random

Nice catch, Blanco Nino,

and (let's face it) shit?

but too bad your ass got saaaaaaaaaaaaaacked!
*Huoagh!*
posted by dirigibleman at 9:25 PM on February 26, 2008


Great. A few in there that I hadn't seen before.


I love your movie!
posted by papakwanz at 9:33 PM on February 26, 2008


Hahaha thank you.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:41 PM on February 26, 2008


I remember when I first saw these about 4 years ago. I thought they were the stupidest things ever, yet I still couldn't stop laughing. I think I still have a 'Body Massage' t-shirt around somewhere.
posted by obvious at 9:43 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is a truly fine FPP.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:43 PM on February 26, 2008


Who wants a body massage?


Body massage!
posted by ooga_booga at 9:47 PM on February 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


Six and nineteen get me every time because of the synthesized voice.
posted by boo_radley at 9:58 PM on February 26, 2008


Hey, remember that thing that lots of people heard about years ago? Let's talk about it again!
posted by 23skidoo at 10:00 PM on February 26, 2008


Sadly, I knew what this post was about when I saw the title and nothing else in my RSS feed.

Man. I love these.
posted by invitapriore at 10:08 PM on February 26, 2008


Has anyone ever positively identified the dancehall track in "Reggae?" Googling around finds a million people claiming that it's "Inna De Bus" (or "In A De Bus") by Professor Nuts, and then a million more claiming it's NOT that song.

(I also see a bunch of people saying it's something by Shabba Ranks, but I have to believe that if it really were Shabba we would have identified the song by now.)

Even Wikipedia, which for all its faults is usually very good at tracking these things down, doesn't confirm the title, saying only that it's "rumored to be" the Professor Nuts track. And then the first comment on the Talk page is someone saying that it's not Professor Nuts and he doesn't know why everyone keeps saying that.

(Professor Nuts is SO my sock puppet's name...)

Obviously a listen to the track would settle the matter, but the song seems all but impossible to find.

I really wish this issue would get settled...I'd love a copy of the actual song. Moving on to a completely unrelated topic, my email address is listed in my profile. What a puzzling non-sequitor!
posted by Ian A.T. at 10:16 PM on February 26, 2008


That's right...give him the stick...give him the stick...DON'T GIVE HIM THE STICK!!!

Shit, I could watch these all night.

*looks at clock*

Oh, wait...
posted by slogger at 10:17 PM on February 26, 2008


imo, #9 is underrated.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:18 PM on February 26, 2008


Love these. First saw them at Guerrilla Drive-In, had the ridiculous pelasure of teaching them to university kids. This post seems kind of superfluous, but whatever. Body massage!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:24 PM on February 26, 2008


This is some LOL right here.


gurgle gurgle wsdfhfh gurgle.
BEEEP. . . . BEEEP.

Thanks for this.
posted by exlotuseater at 11:04 PM on February 26, 2008


Maybe it's just because I'm Canadian, but #5 is absolute comedy gold as far as I'm concerned. "Holy cow I'm totally going so fast-- AHH! Fuck!" *thwack* Just kills me.

They're pretty hit and miss, I found a lot of them stupid. But #5, and to a lesser extent #19, #2 and #6 were also funny. #17 also had some amusement factor due to being just damn surreal.
posted by cecilkorik at 11:18 PM on February 26, 2008


I'M NOT BUZZ LIGHTYEAR!!!!
posted by parallax7d at 11:37 PM on February 26, 2008


OK. What's the deal w/ #10.
posted by mr_roboto at 11:37 PM on February 26, 2008


Oh man, I loved this when it first came out, I still have a few of them on my computer.

"Stop all the Downloadin'!"

Cracks me up everytime.
posted by Del Far at 11:44 PM on February 26, 2008


I somehow managed to only learn about these a few weeks ago, and I think they're hilarious, FWIW.
posted by Burns Ave. at 12:11 AM on February 27, 2008


Maybe it's just because I'm Canadian, but #5 is absolute comedy gold

That's the one that stood out for me, too, as being perfect. (And I'm Canadian too--hmm....)

Last one there's a penis pump!
posted by Turtles all the way down at 12:36 AM on February 27, 2008


Speaking of logs, I need to drop the Cosby kids off at the pool...

Ah, classic GI Joe PSAs. I still randomly mutter "Body Massage!" when the mood strikes me. And "Hey kids, I'm a computah!" When did those first make the rounds? 2003?

For some reason they are inextricably linked in my mind with Chris "Christmas" Rodriguez.
posted by m0nm0n at 1:13 AM on February 27, 2008


Five years is probably a forgiving enough interval here. I remember being annoyed at how difficult they could be to find in one place, back in the day—seemed like it varied with the weather and the bus schedule.

I still maintain that they're fucking wonderful, and its interesting what a cipher the damned things are on that front. Humor is a weird and subjective thing. I can't argue with the allegation that they're uneven, because they totally are, but the sheer bizarreness of the clips just kind of cascades when I watch them in sequence—I've ended up laughing and gasping for breath. Having a drink doesn't hurt.

I've had the same reaction to MST3K episodes, and to SA photoshop threads, and to digest strolls through YTMND memes: clicking along, kind of ho-hum, chuckles here and there, funny but not Funny, until suddenly something trips a threshold and it all falls together and I'm just dying, tears running down my cheeks with glee. These GIJOE spots have given me some of the best I-needed-that belly laughs I've ever had, despite being weird fucking things that I'm not surprised some perfectly normal people just don't get anything from.
posted by cortex at 2:54 AM on February 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


Body Massage? Body Massage. Really great comedy, great to see it all in one place, and I'm happy this guy landed a writing gig. He's got a talent, fo sho.

They're all so wonderful... though I think my favorite is still 13 -- where he seems to be mocking the animation of the boy, Lady Jane with a nicotine itch, or just the general trippiness of it all.

BTW: Joe Headquarters great link for pretty the entire GI Joe cartoon character canon.
posted by cavalier at 5:01 AM on February 27, 2008


Every so often I forget how much I loved these. Then I remember.

But too bad your ass got saaaaaaaaaaacked.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:42 AM on February 27, 2008


(ok, 5 was funny. But I never saw the original so it's all weird shit to me)
posted by Brockles at 6:03 AM on February 27, 2008


some of Fensler's awesome music videos
don't mess with illinois, hand over fist, special effect, + - x =
posted by rainman84 at 7:23 AM on February 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


The moment the kid hits the ice in number 5 is just sublime. The action, the sound effect, the "ahfuck" that the kids says. It's just, I dunno, the funniest tenth of a second ever in the history of human expression.
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 8:44 AM on February 27, 2008


mr_roboto : OK. What's the deal w/ #10.

My guess is that do to some astonishingly bizarre coincidence, the voice-over work accidentally contained an ancient Babylonian incantation ritual which summoned an unholy war spirit to disembowel every first born child in a city.

But they pulled it because it just didn't get the laughs they were looking for.
posted by quin at 9:00 AM on February 27, 2008


A'ight, give 'im the stick... DON'T give 'im the stick!

These have no right to be as funny as they are.
posted by regicide is good for you at 9:21 AM on February 27, 2008


Old news can be good news. I love most of these. Random incongruity is my funny.

Also, I'm yet another Canadian that laughed his ass off about #5 (ice). It's as if they rotoscoped (very poorly) one of my family films.
posted by C.Batt at 12:47 PM on February 27, 2008


Forgot my favorite one.
posted by tehloki at 4:21 PM on February 27, 2008


Last one there's a penis pump!
posted by sara is disenchanted at 5:45 PM on February 27, 2008


Stonestock Relentless: "The moment the kid hits the ice in number 5 is just sublime. The action, the sound effect, the "ahfuck" that the kids says. It's just, I dunno, the funniest tenth of a second ever in the history of human expression."

Agreed. There have been times where I've just watched that moment over and over while laughing uncontrollably.
posted by mindless progress at 9:54 PM on February 27, 2008


"Oooh, Pork Chop Sandwiches!
WHAT THE FUCK! GET OUT OF HERE FUCK GET OUT WE'RE ALL DEAD GET THE FUCK OUT!"

100% pure, uncut hilarious.

Give him the stick DON'T GIVE HIM THE STICK!
Ooooom...
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:44 PM on February 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


^That must be number ten. Thanks tehloki!
posted by not_on_display at 5:06 AM on February 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


^Thanks p&c... Fenslerfilm.com wasn't loading at all for me; I didn't know if it was down permanently or temporarily, and impatient me, I thought I'd do an end-around just to post it and get it off of my to-do list.

no problem, not_on_display. I couldn't find it linked anywhere obvious on fenslerfilm.com anyway. I had to do a google site search to find that page. That site isn't terribly well organized.
posted by puke & cry at 11:12 PM on February 29, 2008


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