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November 25, 2008 7:23 PM   Subscribe

Jamie Foxx Performs the Theme to "The Brady Bunch". SLYT.
posted by New Frontier (29 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was ready to hate all over this, but that was pretty damned funny.
posted by potch at 7:40 PM on November 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


I hear you, player.
posted by arto at 7:42 PM on November 25, 2008


I had no idea that he had much (NSFW) talent. Good stuff.
posted by peeedro at 7:52 PM on November 25, 2008


Slightly related: Australia’s national anthem fits perfectly when sung to the Gilligan’s Island theme.

I’m no songsmith, and know sweet FA about cadence etc, but I’m led to believe it isn’t super difficult to achieve such trickery. Still sounds cool, but.

ps: I was expecting Freddie Foxxx for some reason. Leaving disappointed.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:54 PM on November 25, 2008


Appropriate use of the funny tag.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:55 PM on November 25, 2008


Ha! It's priceless when he breaks it down like Luther.
posted by nosila at 8:05 PM on November 25, 2008


That was darned impressive and funny at the same time.
posted by spock at 8:05 PM on November 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


Goosebumps
posted by Burhanistan at 8:10 PM on November 25, 2008


I'd make love to that version. Loop it a couple times.
posted by Flex1970 at 8:15 PM on November 25, 2008


uncanny hengeman »» Slightly related: Australia’s national anthem fits perfectly when sung to the Gilligan’s Island theme.

"Amazing Grace" works with Gilligan's Island ... try singing "Amazing Grace"'s lyrics to the tune of Gilligan's Island, or singing Gilligan's Island lyrics to the tune of "Amazing Grace." Freaky, isn't it?
posted by WCityMike at 8:19 PM on November 25, 2008


I'd make love to that version. Loop it a couple times.

Well, lessee, with the clip clocking in at 3:54, that'd give you a little less than 8 minutes for your lovemaking.

You tiger you!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:26 PM on November 25, 2008


Y'know what else works with Gilligan's Island?

I didn't like Jamie Foxx when he first came out. But I've grown to appreciate him. The guy has a lot of facets and is pretty talented all around.
posted by Smedleyman at 8:33 PM on November 25, 2008


Well, lessee, with the clip clocking in at 3:54, that'd give you a little less than 8 minutes for your lovemaking.

You tiger you!


It would be a STRONG 8.
posted by Flex1970 at 8:34 PM on November 25, 2008


The man is a brilliant musical mimic. (NSFW) Nice clip.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:49 PM on November 25, 2008


Fuck you.
posted by Mikey-San at 9:02 PM on November 25, 2008


Very impressive...I have a newfound respect for Foxx.
posted by darkstar at 9:15 PM on November 25, 2008


I love this painfully funny clip.
posted by JeffL at 9:22 PM on November 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Fit of giggles, and what Bookhouse said.
posted by tula at 10:30 PM on November 25, 2008


Okay, heh. "'Cause you know Luther breaks it down like..." made me laugh out loud.
posted by peachfuzz at 10:51 PM on November 25, 2008


DAYUM! That last one was funny. (wipes tears)

Thanks for the post, New Frontier, and all the rest of the contributors. I can honestly say I see Jamie Foxx in a new, MUCH more flattering light.
posted by Samizdata at 11:06 PM on November 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'd make love to that version.

I think you mean, "I'd hit it."

and yeah, I'd break it down like Luther.

Otherwise, holy shit, that was really good. I always think of him as Wanda.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:18 PM on November 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


He was pretty great in Collateral.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:39 AM on November 26, 2008


Hegel remarks somewhere that pop culture tends to repeat itself. He forgot to add: the first time as comedy, the second time as farce.
posted by googly at 6:39 AM on November 26, 2008


That's from The 18 Brumaire of Engelbert Humperdinck, n'est-ce pas?
posted by languagehat at 7:08 AM on November 26, 2008


Wow, that cracked me up! Thank you!
posted by Dragonness at 7:09 AM on November 26, 2008


I almost died laughing watching this.
posted by phaedon at 7:31 AM on November 26, 2008


Great talent! Not only spot on vocals, but smart reharmonization and subtle piano chops.

Oh yeah, it was funny, too.
posted by lothar at 8:40 AM on November 26, 2008


Impressive. My favorite moments of musical mimicry, however, remain the work of Corky & the Juice Pigs: see "Eskimo", "REMember", and "Too Fat to Rock 'n' Roll."
posted by WCityMike at 9:16 PM on December 1, 2008


(Seriously, of all the links I ever passed along in a Metafilter comment, those ones really need to be followed. Stipe is mercilessly but perfectly mimicked in the second one.)
posted by WCityMike at 9:19 PM on December 1, 2008


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