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January 14, 2009 10:31 PM   Subscribe

Pork and Beans II, now with twice the meme-fun.

(This makes sense, as some blog entries about the original video mentioned that the Potter Pals were meant to appear but got waylaid in shipping.)
posted by WCityMike (37 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also, the guy mentioning in the blog entry watching it side-by-side with the original led me to pipe it into the YouTube Doubler, but instantly pause the right and start it at about 0:11.5 on the left one. It's not a perfect sync, but near enough.

Also, related videos turned out this little orchestral gem.
posted by WCityMike at 10:44 PM on January 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


(And not that it's related to the topic, but this was linked to from the YouTube Doubler site, and darn it, it's rather cool to these eyes, at least.)
posted by WCityMike at 10:57 PM on January 14, 2009


There's something actually sort of charming about making the Youtube controller part of the video.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:16 PM on January 14, 2009


I was disappointed to find out the lyrics aren't actually "I'm buyin' candy with the meat inside."
posted by lore at 11:28 PM on January 14, 2009


Great ending.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 11:31 PM on January 14, 2009


This needs a bibliography: in this case a list of all the links to the original sources.

Then if someone flies in from another planet, or wakes up from a coma, or just decides to figure out what all these Internet pipes are all about, they could go through the list and catch up on the various Internet bric-a-brac.

I'm embarrassed at how much I recognize.
posted by eye of newt at 11:36 PM on January 14, 2009


Is it OK for me to overthink this?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 11:41 PM on January 14, 2009


The heads popping in and out on certain people is a remarkably disturbing effect.

Also, definite kudos for Rick Astley at the end.
posted by DoctorFedora at 12:17 AM on January 15, 2009


eye of newt »» This needs a bibliography: in this case a list of all the links to the original sources.

Done with the original, and I can't imagine it'd be hard to add the few that were added to P&B2.0.
posted by WCityMike at 12:23 AM on January 15, 2009


The original is "Not Available in Your Country" and I can't find any other versions.

Fuck you, copyrights.
posted by dunkadunc at 1:27 AM on January 15, 2009


Am I the only one who thinks it's TOO busy now? Sure, I still dig the holy hell out of it, and Tay Zonday with the Rivers Cuomo 'tache is funny (it's no Chris Crocker getting a hug, though) - but, even for an ADD riddled internet dweller such as myself, they have laid too many things in.
posted by cerulgalactus at 2:28 AM on January 15, 2009


Would've been better if they'd actually let Ronald Jenkees play cos that kid can throw down mad beatz!
posted by PenDevil at 4:08 AM on January 15, 2009


The thing I love the best about this is the way they made heroes of people who were probably very, very embarrassed to receive the attention they did - Gary Brosolma, Tay Zonday, the Leave Brittney Alone guy, and the guy who failed the backflip (who's actually a pro stuntman and an accomplished martial artist).

Instead of objects of scorn, they're portrayed as friends we're happy to see again. That makes the video entertaining =and= classy.
posted by Slap*Happy at 5:20 AM on January 15, 2009 [12 favorites]


Nothing could possibly dim my love for this song and its video, but cerulgalactus is right, this version is a little too much of a good thing. The first version was brilliantly edited, and this feels more like the work of an overenthusiastic amateur. Glad to see it, however.

Also, well said, Slap*Happy.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:36 AM on January 15, 2009


He had me at technoviking. And the Astley ending. Well done. OUR CULTURE IS MERGIGNGINGNGGG ON THE TOOZZzBBBZZZ. Technoviking (captioned)
posted by cavalier at 5:42 AM on January 15, 2009


I would think quite the opposite, Slap*Happy. Not to get all Warhol, but why did Tay or Leave Britney put their selves up on the tubes if not to get clicks and views? Gary Brosolma I agree probably didn't expect the massive reaction that he got, but still he did put it out there. By the time Britney Guy or Tay were publishing, they knew damn well what viral videos were.
posted by cavalier at 5:44 AM on January 15, 2009


This video is still a lot of fun. Too busy, maybe, but I dig it. I don't have much of an attention span these days, anyhow.

And I want to go on record here, since I said some unpleasant things about this track, this mix, and the album, before I listened to it a few times. I really like the album, and it actually sounds fantastic. It's front-loaded, and some of the songs are duds, but the ones that are good are really good, in the sing-along sort of way. Plus the bonus track "Miss Sweeney" has my favorite hook in pretty much forever. Sure, it's a slowed-down version of the hook from "Suzanne," but that's one of my other favorite hooks.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:25 AM on January 15, 2009


Great ending.

Eh, I sort of spent the whole video going "okay, when do they do the Rickroll." But it's kind of awesome how they just pile more stuff into it. I'd actually like to see them just remake the video every year adding more and more onto it, like the ensemble cast shot in the opening credits of South Park.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:31 AM on January 15, 2009


I like Weezer. This is another reason why.
posted by grubi at 7:24 AM on January 15, 2009


Memes are so played out. Can't wait until post-mimetic thinking catches on.
posted by naju at 8:16 AM on January 15, 2009


Instead of objects of scorn, they're portrayed as friends we're happy to see again.

Yes. Rather than lamely parody or make a reference to these flashcelebs, they actually get them all together, doing their thing, bouncin' about to a happy song. It's so friendly! So unlike the internet!


Post-Meme is the New Meme.
posted by The Whelk at 8:55 AM on January 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hm, looks like they added:
The "I Like Turtles" Kid
Phillippines prisoner performance of "Thriller"
Leeroy Jenkins
Badgerbadgerbadger
Tom Dickson from Will it Blend? (Ms. South Carolina uses one of their blenders to shred a map in the original)
Technoviking, as mentioned above
There is a tiger mauling someone, it looks like, but not sure what that is from.
Coconut chop fail
I also don't know who the guy in the toque on the keyboards is.
Or the people in the aquarium.
Or the rabbit (?) chasing the pigeon (?) near the beginning
Ask a Ninja
at least.
posted by m0nm0n at 9:33 AM on January 15, 2009


If you run them side-by-side with the "doubler" and they're only slightly out of sync then you end up getting this awesome echo effect like you're listening to it in a cave.
posted by GuyZero at 9:54 AM on January 15, 2009


I made it through 43 seconds.




Really embarrassing.
posted by Zambrano at 10:14 AM on January 15, 2009


I made it through 43 seconds.

But the chorus doesn't even start until 57 seconds. Which is when it kicks into excellent mode. Please do not disrespect the traditional structure of the pop song.
posted by flashboy at 10:18 AM on January 15, 2009


You know, I like Weezer in general, and "Pork and Beans" in particularly, so I've been baffled by the abysmal "Beverly Hills" ever since it came out. It's such an awful, stupid song, and it confuses me how an otherwise good band thought it was a good idea.
posted by Caduceus at 10:44 AM on January 15, 2009


I also don't know who the guy in the toque on the keyboards is.

Well, it's my hero and your new friend: Ronald Jenkees
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:08 AM on January 15, 2009


Jenkees is easily my favorite thing on YouTube, and he's a great human being too; his encouragement was enough to push me to self-publish my own album after years of indecision. His CD is permanently in my car stereo.
posted by jake at 11:23 AM on January 15, 2009


Well, damn; they found the Techno Viking guy. If I had known I would have one MeFi wish come true, I would have given it more thought.
posted by yhbc at 11:29 AM on January 15, 2009


I always wished that Weezer was (musically) a better band.
posted by cmoj at 11:50 AM on January 15, 2009


Weezer put the video online, but they disallowed embedding, so it wouldn't work in the Doubler; I had to seek someone else putting the same thing up, so if there's "not outside the U.S." protection on it, it's that guy's fault, not Weezer's.

Here's the additions I did recognize:
  • Ronald Jenkees says, "Hello You-Tubes!"
  • I didn't recognize the video clip: a pigeon and cat?
  • An afro on the melodramatic-look gopher.
  • A quadrupling of the nunchucks that fall on the floor behind Afroninja.
  • A brief shot of Afroninja making his pectoral muscles jiggle.
  • Rivers Cuomo briefly replaced with Jenkees before/after.
  • Experiment number zooms down to 0.
  • Clotheshorse walks by in background of first diet Coke shot.
  • Stick Figure Fighting guy jumping from building to building in background of G.I. Joe shot.
  • "I Like Turtles!" kid in G.I. Joe PSA.
  • Clotheshorse? walks by in front of second diet Coke shot.
  • Chad Vader-themed version of T-shirts.
  • Clotheshorse? walks by in front of third diet Coke shot.
  • Afroninjas moving as the badger does in Badger-Badger-Badger.
  • Some guy in purple spandex with a ceramic version of the mushroom in the Badger-Badger-Badger animation.
  • An animated version of the Chinese prisoner "Thriller" incorporated into the Badger-Badger-Badger animation.
  • A panda (presumably a tip of the hat to Sneezing Panda) to the right of Chris Carter.
  • The "All Your Base" 8-bit villain briefly becomes both Afroninja and Rick Astley.
  • The Weezer band member wears a Chad Vader helmet in the scene with Lauren Upton.
  • Lauren Upton bats away a penguin with the lightsaber, presumably a reference to the "penguin football" Flash game.
  • In the close-up on Upton, a Death Star can be seen -- might be a reference not to Chad Vader but to [].
  • The backs of two guys who did a dance at a Korean border station is seen.
  • That's the "Little Superstar" guys in the aquarium, and Kelly gestures to them.
  • The Chinese "Thriller" prisoner dance is inserted in screens in the "History of Dance" clip.
  • Tay Zonday briefly takes Judson Laipply's place in the "Evolution of Dance" clip.
  • Chad Vader helmet on Tay's head.
  • The Line Rider game is in the background in the Tay Zonday shot.
  • Jenkees pounding on keyboard.
  • Something is behind the guys on the left in the Kevin Federline shot.
  • Jenkees rocking out on keyboard.
  • Leeroy Jenkins scene blurry in the background in the hands scene.
  • The heads are robotic, not the band members.
  • Weezer South Park clip.
  • The "never changes facial expressions" meme.
  • Ask a Ninja reveals his face.
  • Afroninja wears the mushroom cap at the end of whopping the ninjas.
  • Kelly adopts the Afroninja stance.
  • Penguins fly in a Diet Coke scene.
  • Gart Brolsma and the panda hug.
  • Technoviking.
  • 8-bit tape graphic.
  • Hands give the finger.
  • Gary Brolsma and the "Potter Pals" Nude Dumbledore look at each other.
  • Solving Rubik cubes.
  • The guy from the G.I. Joe PSA is crudely dancing.
  • Gary Brolsma takes the place of Judson Laipply.
  • Weird Japanese products in the final chorus, as well as a cut away from Lauren Upton blending to the actual "Will It Blend?" guy.
  • Badger-badger snake added to the Judson Laipply breakdancing blip.
  • Tay Zonday as Rivers Cuomo.
  • Technoviking again.
  • "Thanks for watching!"
  • Chris Carter out of focus.
  • Rick Astley ending.
Obviously I didn't recognize some of the memes ...
posted by WCityMike at 12:02 PM on January 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Good work, WCityMike. I'm fairly sure that the "clotheshorse" is actually the Big Dog robot.

Oh, and the dancing prisoners are from the Philippines. Other than that, spot on.
posted by flashboy at 12:48 PM on January 15, 2009


Charlie the Unicorn was in the background.
posted by dunkadunc at 2:18 PM on January 15, 2009


Also, at 0:52-0:53, the Mentos/Diet Coke experimenter tosses his safety goggles to the G.I. Joe dude, presumably as a take on the "guy catches glasses with face" viral Ray-Ban ad.
posted by dilettanti at 2:35 PM on January 15, 2009


Also, "Daft Hands" at 2:03 (and later) and "Daft Bodies" at 2:07
posted by dilettanti at 2:41 PM on January 15, 2009


dilettanti »» Also, at 0:52-0:53, the Mentos/Diet Coke experimenter tosses his safety goggles to the G.I. Joe dude, presumably as a take on the "guy catches glasses with face" viral Ray-Ban ad.

dunkadunc »» Charlie the Unicorn was in the background.

dilettanti »» Also, "Daft Hands" at 2:03 (and later) and "Daft Bodies" at 2:07

All of those were in the original; my list was documenting the changes from the first "Pork & Beans" video.
posted by WCityMike at 2:58 PM on January 15, 2009


Okay so I spent a buck to buy the mp3 of the arrangement mentioned by WCityMike, and the composer of said arrangement actually took the time to write me a personal note of thanks for spending that buck on his music. How cool is that?
posted by WolfDaddy at 11:15 AM on January 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


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