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May 13, 2009 10:18 PM   Subscribe

LOST Parodies using toys. [warning: stupid]
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Building on the cognitive dissonance of seeing actors in other roles discussed here.
posted by Burhanistan (31 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Funny, but it cannot soothe the pain of seeing:

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posted by Rhaomi at 10:21 PM on May 13, 2009 [6 favorites]


Meh. Wake me up when they have a smokey toy.
posted by Lucubrator at 10:38 PM on May 13, 2009


MLYT?
posted by localhuman at 11:07 PM on May 13, 2009


Stupid, you say? Then keep it to yourself.
posted by HotPants at 11:20 PM on May 13, 2009


Wake me up when they have a smokey toy.

Luc? There's a guy here who says that his u-tube needs rating. Says that it's your gig?

He says that your real username *would* have been eponysterical, but a minor spelling mistake has meant that you'll end up rating time cubes for the rest of your life?

Next time you're writing something important like a new username, just stop for a moment and check your writing thoroughly.

Use the pause, Luc!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:14 AM on May 14, 2009


AAAUGGGH! I SHOULD HAVE HEEDED YOUR WARNING! This is really, really stupid.

Then again, I haven't seen one minute of "Lost"...
posted by not_on_display at 5:52 AM on May 14, 2009


If you haven't seen LOST then there's really no point watching these. If you have, then they are good for some cheap chuckles. Simple. Also, the "smokey" comment prompted an idea for a spoof with a Smokey the Bear toy. Only you can prevent island terrorizing.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:00 AM on May 14, 2009


I died a little inside when 2010 flashed as well. Who's with me for mass drug induced comas with instructions to be awoke in 2010?
posted by Mastercheddaar at 6:13 AM on May 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


Lost theme
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:33 AM on May 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


M.E.H.
posted by futureisunwritten at 6:36 AM on May 14, 2009


I need to start taking these "stupid" warnings more seriously.
posted by Joe Beese at 6:50 AM on May 14, 2009


painfully unfunny. wake me when Robot Chicken does LOST.
posted by killy willy at 7:08 AM on May 14, 2009


wake me when Robot Chicken does LOST.

Seconded.
I watched one and just sat thinking, where's the funny?
posted by opsin at 8:00 AM on May 14, 2009


BOOOO!
posted by orme at 8:58 AM on May 14, 2009


What?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:35 AM on May 14, 2009


I have a hard time believing that anyone added this to their favorites.
posted by GavinR at 9:55 AM on May 14, 2009


They are lost!
posted by jbickers at 1:55 PM on May 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


I LOLed my ass off. Then again, I'm wicked easily amused.

Also: "KOREAN? KOREAN!" reminds me of the Who when they just sing "cello cello cello cello" over and over again in "A Quick One While He's Away" because they couldn't afford to hire an actual cellist.

Perhaps this says something about Lost and how they seem not to be able to afford any actual writers. And yet, I watch it anyway.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:27 PM on May 14, 2009


I dunno about the rest of you, but I'm harboring some major-league hot bananas for Ilana.

Used to be the curviest thing on Lost was spacetime. Then she came along.




amirite
posted by hifiparasol at 3:54 PM on May 14, 2009


My wife and I were going through this 'Lost' show on Netflix. We got through about three quarters of the first season before we realized that we really weren't going to finish it.

The trouble with this show is that its entire raison d'être is suspense. Seriously that's all there is to it; nothing but suspense. I'm certain that's why J. J. Abrahms (argh, can't stand that guy's writing) has had so much trouble tying up plot points and making things make sense with the show. I'll bet he tries, I'll bet he thinks, “gee, I should really take care of these loose ends,” but then he sits down to write, and he remembers that the whole point of the show is to make everybody's eyes widen when that final drum hit echoes and fades and the word “LOST” twists blurrily into the distance at the end of the show. Whoa! A POLAR BEAR! Yowsers! MIRACULOUS HEALING! Crikey! TIME TRAVEL! Yikes! MAGICALLY SHIFTING GEOGRAPHY AND SHADOWY HIDDEN CULTS!

Really, none of it makes any sense; it never did. It's supposed to make you gasp, that's all. I've never seen a show that was so purely based on suspense.

Personally, my wish is that, during the last episode, everybody wakes up on the beach after the crash. It turns out they've dreamed the whole thing. If they want, they can stretch it out, showing that different people dreamed different parts of what happened. The only part that really matters to me is that, after they've been on the beach for about an hour, they're just beginning to wonder what they should do when a ship appears, several large lifeboats row up to shore, and a guy gets off one of them and says, “Hi there. We're here to rescue you. Is everybody okay?” Everybody squints, stares at the ground for a moment, and then says to themselves, “cool.” and gets one the boat. Everyone is rescued, no one is lost, they eat peanuts and drink Manhattans on the flight home, the end.

Also, it turns out that that cool fat dude is actually some kind of secret agent, but I haven't really worked all that out yet.
posted by koeselitz at 8:18 PM on May 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hush your trap, nonbeliever.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:44 PM on May 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yep, it is a rotating door of false mysteries. The writers don't have an "Endpoint" and are just pulling it out of their ass hoping they are coming to some conclusion at some point but it is all without any hope of being truly resolved. I hate shows like this where the writers are building to big twists but then after the third or fourth twist you realize that is all they have to offer. Can't stand the show now and I'll never waste my time watching it again.
posted by GavinR at 12:57 AM on May 15, 2009


Somehow these non-believers keep getting in. I think I'll refer to them as the Others.
posted by grubi at 5:23 AM on May 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Wouldn't the non-believers be more along the lines of the 815 (or Ajira whatever) survivors since we were actually here first? Perhaps "The Hostiles" ... though they also pre-dated the Dharma Initiative. Hrm.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:41 AM on May 15, 2009


It's not about chronology, grapefruitmoon. It's about who I perceive as the enemy.
posted by grubi at 6:10 AM on May 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm here for the Lost Season 5 Finale thread.

hello? anyone? bueller?
posted by lunit at 6:30 AM on May 15, 2009


Yeah, screw chronology. It's all fucked up anyhow. Whose present is this anyway?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:50 AM on May 15, 2009


I just reviewed the pilot, and it seems to me that they have indeed storyboarded out most of the major elements well in advance, and are letting some creative chaos work its way through all of that. I won't bother to break it down for the nonbelievers, but suffice to say things don't just seem like they're going from one random line of suspense to another. They've devised a total picture of the island and are sort of filling in the puzzle as it goes along. Granted, there are loose ends and abandoned lines, but I've seen nothing that indicates they don't have an idea of the macro story.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:57 AM on May 15, 2009


Agreed (having only just caught the season finale a few hours ago) - this has been planned out right from the start. Little/unimportant details were left to be decided on the spur of the moment, and I think cast changes led to a few plotlines being dropped (Walt, Mr Eko, Libby), but on the whole I think it's progressed according to their original plan.

Hell, years ago they were joking about Season 5 being the zombie season. Doesn't actually seem like a joke now, given what's happened to one of the main characters!

Increasingly, I think the whole thing is about whether you're able to escape the mistakes of your past, or whether you (and everyone) is forced to repeat history, unable to learn from it. And that's borne out by the conversation the two dudes had at the beginning of the finale, imo.
posted by harriet vane at 6:27 AM on May 16, 2009


Burhanistan: I just reviewed the pilot, and it seems to me that they have indeed storyboarded out most of the major elements well in advance, and are letting some creative chaos work its way through all of that. I won't bother to break it down for the nonbelievers, but suffice to say things don't just seem like they're going from one random line of suspense to another. They've devised a total picture of the island and are sort of filling in the puzzle as it goes along. Granted, there are loose ends and abandoned lines, but I've seen nothing that indicates they don't have an idea of the macro story.

Oh, I don't dispute that. The idea that the writers are 'making it up as they go along' was really more GavinR's idea (although even he didn't say exactly that). I'm familiar enough with at least the first two seasons to know that they likely had those seasons planned and plotted, even if stories hadn't been written, before they started filming. My sense is more that the purpose they have in mind for the show is suspense, and that that's really the substance of any given episode; no plot time is ever wasted on anything else. In particular, I feel keenly the lack of humor; maybe this changed after season two, in which case someone can correct me. There are sometimes moments which could pass for philosophical musings, but those are both somewhat trite and always in service to the suspense of the show.

But I could criticize all day long; it wouldn't mean much. People (at least well-adjusted people) don't love LOST because it lends their life the meaning and essential purpose they've always sought. They watch LOST for the same reasons I watch House (which is probably inferior to LOST)—because it's a fun TV show. Nothin' wrong with that.
posted by koeselitz at 9:35 AM on May 16, 2009


Here's someone who did their homework.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:31 PM on May 17, 2009


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