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This is Why The Music Industry is Screwed
June 22, 2009 4:25 PM   Subscribe

In 2005, Look Around You created a brilliant satirical video about the music industry charts.
posted by rageagainsttherobots (34 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hey, there, little mouse!
posted by setanor at 4:29 PM on June 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Went to the gym this morning. As I left, everyone said I was the best!
posted by seanyboy at 4:33 PM on June 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I liked the fake ca. 1982-ish non-antialiased CG video overlay. And the hair on the film transfer. Details, people, details.
posted by @troy at 4:39 PM on June 22, 2009


Omcetra, omcetra
posted by mhjb at 4:42 PM on June 22, 2009


*knock knock knock*
"Go out."
posted by zoinks at 4:43 PM on June 22, 2009 [7 favorites]


"Look Around You" remains one of the most brilliant shows I have ever seen. Series 2 changed the format from Series 1, but found its own form of brilliance. One of the creators of the show, Peter Serafinowicz, has (had?) his own eponymous sketch comedy show, that, no joke, would make my wife and I almost lose consciousness from laughter..

Apparently, the creators of the show are working on a new show satirizing a new religion called Tarvuism. It looks brilliant, and is bound to be taken far too seriously by far too many people!

Thanks for posting! Now I need to go back and watch every episode of The Peter Serafinowicz Show!!
posted by newfers at 4:45 PM on June 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Little known fact: Pennsylvania is renowned for pencils.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:51 PM on June 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm jus t building up a thick head of foam...
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:51 PM on June 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


as someone said at the time, Look Around You is exactly like the Sealed Knot, except that they choose to re-enact old episodes of Tomorrow's World, rather than, say, the Battle of Naseby.
posted by gdav at 4:56 PM on June 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


That certainly topped my charts.
posted by furtive at 4:57 PM on June 22, 2009 [3 favorites]


*knock knock knock*
"Go out."


Oh, dear god, I'd forgotten about that - love that sort of silliness!!
posted by newfers at 4:59 PM on June 22, 2009


as someone said at the time, Look Around You is exactly like the Sealed Knot, except that they choose to re-enact old episodes of Tomorrow's World, rather than, say, the Battle of Naseby.

Say what? The Sealed Knot? hmmm, gonna have to do some googling.
posted by newfers at 5:00 PM on June 22, 2009


The Timewaster Letters is also incredibly funny and written by a co-creator of Look Around You and other awesome stuff.
posted by basicchannel at 5:01 PM on June 22, 2009


I also enjoyed The Timewaster Letters until my dog Daisy decided to chew it up. It was a fun book, but paled in comparison to Idiot Letters, of which I've purchased at least 6 copies for friends and family.
posted by newfers at 5:13 PM on June 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thants.
posted by Phssthpok at 5:15 PM on June 22, 2009 [5 favorites]


*ring ring ring*

IT'S THE BRAIN
posted by danb at 5:23 PM on June 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Look Around You.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 5:45 PM on June 22, 2009


And to think I held off on making a Birds of Britain FPP.
posted by jtron at 5:46 PM on June 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Baby birds are called: bees.
posted by shadytrees at 6:01 PM on June 22, 2009


The special picture in the Slimby episode is the single funniest thing I've ever seen.
posted by dirtdirt at 6:01 PM on June 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Imhotep is invisible.
posted by cheaily at 6:02 PM on June 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Stay Slim. Stay Slimby.

On Preview: dirtdirt beat me to it. I laughed for literally 15 minutes straight after the reveal of the special picture. It is the most perfect comedic buildup I've ever seen.

Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz' latest project is the podcast Radio Spiritworld (Inter-dimensional).
posted by unsupervised at 6:04 PM on June 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


I love love love Look Around You's periodic table.

(I could have sworn that this was a FPP, but a hasty search reveals nothing. It's worth posting anyways.)
posted by Turkey Glue at 6:09 PM on June 22, 2009


Look Around You came up in the Crystal Cube post from a few months ago..
posted by Chuckles at 6:20 PM on June 22, 2009


Thanks, rageagainsttherobots. Thrageagainsttherobots.
posted by Eideteker at 6:57 PM on June 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Birthday Pie! Large Macs! Hoisin Crispy Owl! Pork Cylinders! Bonbonbonbons!
posted by setanor at 7:03 PM on June 22, 2009


Ew. I had my earphones in. The ending was just...

Ew.
posted by deliquescent at 7:26 PM on June 22, 2009


Hey it's the lady from Peep Show.
posted by PHINC at 7:59 PM on June 22, 2009


Yeah, it's Sophie
posted by Flashman at 8:59 PM on June 22, 2009


*knock knock knock*
"Go out."


That's my favorite Look Around You moment.

Also, this is a semi-double.
posted by mrnutty at 9:31 PM on June 22, 2009


Machadaynu
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:40 AM on June 23, 2009


newfers: The Peter Serafinowicz Show!!

The Butterfield Diet Plan.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:54 AM on June 23, 2009


For this I say thanks, ants. Thants.
posted by schmedeman at 10:08 AM on June 23, 2009


Machadaynu

Kevin Eldon is the Fred Willard of the UK. He'll never be a star, but nobody else can do what he does.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 10:28 AM on June 23, 2009


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