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December 7, 2009 7:36 PM   Subscribe

Hey Alex, check out my new haircut. NOT RIGHT NOW DERRIK! Hey Alex, what are you doing? I'M LISTENING TO MY MUSIC, DERRICK! Hey Alex WHAT DO YOU WANT DERRICK? Presenting: BalloonShop

Comprised of Thomas Gore, Josh Pursley, and Olan Rogers, BalloonShop makes hilarious videos for youtube. Incorporating physical comedy, musical numbers, remixes, and an over-arching sense of (un)seriousness, I really hope that these guys make it big.
posted by rebent (28 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
i hope youtube is only broken in my area and not the whole world right now
posted by rebent at 7:36 PM on December 7, 2009




What's the, um . . . what's the deal with these? I know that I like some comedy that falls totally flat with other people, but I didn't so much as crack a smile on the two of these that I watched. Can you give some context that might help me understand? Seriously, help me out—not trying to be all 'your favorite band sucks,' just hoping for background on how this is any different/better than something like Kids in the Hall or Strangers with Candy.
posted by andromache at 7:53 PM on December 7, 2009


And apologies for coming out of the gate threadshitting.
posted by andromache at 7:56 PM on December 7, 2009


why do you make groan in my room
posted by boo_radley at 8:04 PM on December 7, 2009


I laughed, but at the same time I felt so sorry for their neighbors.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:04 PM on December 7, 2009


Why do all videos like this smack of repressed homoeroticism? Dudes, just whip 'em out and get it over with.

Don't make a video of it.
posted by WolfDaddy at 8:05 PM on December 7, 2009


CitrusFreak12: "I laughed, but at the same time I felt so sorry for their neighbors."



I laughed, but at the same time I felt so sorry for their neighbors parents.
posted by boo_radley at 8:07 PM on December 7, 2009


I almost laughed, but then something would invariably push it past "funny" and into "trying too hard" territory.

Whips was my favourite, but only because I've always wanted to have a good whip fight. Make of that what you will.
posted by CKmtl at 8:21 PM on December 7, 2009


Yeah...I was waiting for someone else to poop the thread before I did. I have a low humour threshold. I will laugh at almost anything. This did not make me laugh at all.

It's funny, but it's not ha-ha funny. And, like, it seems (it really, really seems) like they were trying quite hard for ha-ha funny. This is more "oh my god remember how lame you were when you were that age? aren't you glad you didn't have youtube back then?" funny.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:43 PM on December 7, 2009


I feel like this would be hilarious if i were really high.

I am not really high.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 8:44 PM on December 7, 2009


Tim and Eric did it first. Or at least before these guys did.
posted by katillathehun at 8:45 PM on December 7, 2009


Did anyone else think of HORSE the Band's A Million Exploding Suns?
posted by battlebison at 8:56 PM on December 7, 2009


Hmm.. rich kids with too much time on their hands

The haircut one was pretty funny though
posted by klik99 at 9:14 PM on December 7, 2009


I watched the pepper one and two of the derrik ones and thought "this is funny in a 'what's that watermelon doing here' kind of way." Then I watched Josh Running from Melons and now everything makes sense.
posted by mexican at 9:18 PM on December 7, 2009


At least they are short, but not short enough. They should aim for 70 seconds.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:29 PM on December 7, 2009


I really hope that these guys make it big.

Let's not oversell this crap, eh?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:29 PM on December 7, 2009


As each video progressed, it managed to annoy me and amuse me in about equal measure, and that measure was a lot.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:57 PM on December 7, 2009


I really hope that these guys make it big.

Let's not oversell this crap, eh?


Yeah, well, maybe ... he ... owns stock in them. Yeah.

(Ok, I don't really get this either. Then again, I didn't get Napoleon Dynamite so much, so.)
posted by NikitaNikita at 10:00 PM on December 7, 2009


I thought they were funny, but then again I had a roommate just like that.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:24 PM on December 7, 2009


What I wanted to know is why when I clicked to watch the Josh Running from Melons video, one of the related videos was Tokyo Police Club's "In a Cave"? Don't get me wrong, I loves me some TPC, but my initial thought was all, "Does YouTube now also run some search algorithm based on similarity in haircuts or something? Is something in the keywords getting cut off? Are the keywords after 'Josh Running from Melons Balloon shop comedy sketch' supposed to be 'floppy coiffure indie college boy flip farrah manfawcett XTREME feathering get a job'?"

...then I realized it was actually in their "more from" box and that Olan Rogers directed it so...oops. So, uh....yeeeeaaa...if they're reading this I actually do like the video for "In a Cave" guys *waves sheepishly*.
posted by kkokkodalk at 11:20 PM on December 7, 2009


Damn. I came in here to mention Napoleon Dynamite and Tim and Eric, and people beat me to both.

It's absurdist humor. Works for me, but not for lots of people I know.
posted by mreleganza at 12:49 AM on December 8, 2009


Hey Axis...

... stop crossing it.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:32 AM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was unable to find the funny in this at all. Which worries me. Have I finally aged to the point where I don't understand a younger generation?
posted by boymilo at 1:11 PM on December 8, 2009


This was absolutely fucking lame. You could get the same laughs by saying Hurf Durf in a funny voice a couple of times.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:31 PM on December 8, 2009


Derrick's shit-eating smirk in the first video made me laugh.

Come over here and enjoy some salteens and some tomatoes, just enjoy the game. Seriously, you don't need to be eating that, man

Seriously. Don't be eating the world's hottest pepper.
posted by Dr-Baa at 3:52 PM on December 8, 2009


It wasn't funny but it was a nice haircut. I can't vouch for the shirt's softness.
posted by chairface at 6:05 PM on December 8, 2009


Dr-Baa: "Don't be eating the world's hottest pepper. "

I'll take dumb motherfuckers for $500, Alex.
posted by boo_radley at 10:33 AM on December 9, 2009


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