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April 24, 2009 11:45 AM   Subscribe

And when it's done there's one more thing
A simple little task, it's:
Put the fucking lotion in the basket!
A lego-animated number from "Silence! The Musical". Music and Lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan.
posted by dersins (26 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
OMG. Brilliant!
posted by ericb at 11:55 AM on April 24, 2009


"Lotion", by Greenskeepers.
posted by FatherDagon at 11:55 AM on April 24, 2009 [5 favorites]


I smell Tony Award!
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:03 PM on April 24, 2009


That's weird, because I can smell your...
posted by gman at 12:04 PM on April 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


*crosses fingers that this one (NSFW .mp3) [lyrics] is next in the queue for lego-mation*
posted by dersins at 12:04 PM on April 24, 2009


It's fun to sandwich that Greenskeeper's tune on a mix between the obligatory Q. Lazzarus track (that's a tough one to track down on CD), Liam Lynch's "I'm All Bloody Inside," and finally "A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When the Stripper is Cryin'." Beforehand, "As Girls Go," by Suzanne Vega. Top it off with "Troubles of the World," as performed by Little Richard, and you've got a fun little start to A-side for a mix tape to be sent to your more broad-minded friends.
posted by adipocere at 12:06 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


I saw this at the Fringe Festival a couple years ago and I can definitely second that it is most hilarious.

"If I Could Smell Her Cunt" was on my iPod for quite awhile.
posted by rokusan at 12:22 PM on April 24, 2009


See, I decided to leave that word out.
posted by gman at 12:25 PM on April 24, 2009


Maybe that's because I'm a pussy?
posted by gman at 12:26 PM on April 24, 2009


wow. so wrong. and so very, very funny.
posted by wundermint at 12:33 PM on April 24, 2009


Awesome... we used to listen to the entire soundtrack on road trips and that was the best song by far... Great stuff.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 12:41 PM on April 24, 2009


Lotion by the Greenskeepers is awesome. Thanks, FatherDagon!
posted by Malor at 1:37 PM on April 24, 2009


I used to throw it in bar DJ sets just to see who would make a screwy face and start staring at the speakers to make sure they were hearing correctly.
posted by FatherDagon at 1:44 PM on April 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


I saw this, too! It was great! I think my favorite moment was between Clarice and Jack Crawford towards the beginning:

Jack: You should tak to Hannibal Lecter.
Clarice: (quietly, frightened) "Hannibal the Cannibal."
Jack: What's that?
Clarice: "Hannibal the Cannibal."
Jack: Oh! Ha ha! That's quite good! Did you come up with that?
posted by Greg Nog at 2:00 PM on April 24, 2009


Precious was not a poodle, she was a Bichon Frise.
posted by longsleeves at 2:36 PM on April 24, 2009


oh, i SO wanted this to be my first post, but havn't made enough comments yet. grrrrrrr.
posted by QuakerMel at 2:48 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is awesome, of course. But it makes me so dejectedly, forlornly, sad. Little known fact: the musical that was at the Fringe Festival was picked up by some producers for a Broadway staging a few years back. I was invited to come on board as prop master and had signed off on the contract and furnished with a list of things I was going to make. All those years of toiling in Off-broadway theaters dressing West Elm-styled sets was going to finally pay off.

I was going to be doing the sort of work I'd only dreamed about-
Skin Suits.
Lamb Sock Puppets.
Lotion.

I'd arrived.

Alas, it was not to be. Two weeks before the first rehearsal was set the funding fell through. This might have been the final straw for me.
Theatre, you broke my heart.

But S.O.L., you can still call me any time, I'll still be here for you if you ever want me back....
posted by stagewhisper at 3:42 PM on April 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


Precious was not a poodle, she was a Bichon Frise.
posted by longsleeves at 2:36 PM on April 24


A wee bit more difficult to rhyme that...
    Put the bichon frise in the basket. Or I make a fried bitchesse of yooooou...."
No...you see...just doesn't work.
posted by Dunvegan at 3:48 PM on April 24, 2009


Wait, wait. There's a musical based on Silence of the Lambs? How could I have missed this? And now you're telling me there's also lego animation to accompany this masterpiece? I picked the best day to be sick!
posted by Kimothy at 4:20 PM on April 24, 2009


DOUBLE! (sort of)
posted by ColdChef at 4:49 PM on April 24, 2009


Those fuckers changed the URL.
posted by dersins at 4:50 PM on April 24, 2009


And for my money, "Are You About a Size Fourteen" is the best song in the show. Whenever I envisioned this eventually ending up on Broadway (seriously, why hasn't this happened yet?!), I liked to picture a chorus line of fat, half rotten female corpses doing a kickline across the stage.
posted by ColdChef at 4:52 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Those fuckers changed the URL.

The mods should let this stay because 1. the whole Lego aspect and 2. it's super awesome and needs all the attention it can get.
posted by ColdChef at 4:53 PM on April 24, 2009


You're right, ColdChef, that is the best song. "If I Could Smell Her Cunt" only really has shock value.

Cunt cunt cunt cunty cunt.

Okay, fnished now. You're welcome.
posted by rokusan at 7:55 PM on April 24, 2009


As much as I love SILENCE!, the Lego animation doesn't really do anything for the song. The Lego animation just seems like a cheap way to ride the SILENCE train, which is several years old now anyway.

The only thing this video achieves is giving SILENCE more exposure.
posted by crossoverman at 9:31 PM on April 24, 2009


I like the Greenskeepers one too, even though Silence came out first.
posted by bauermaster at 3:28 AM on April 25, 2009


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