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June 25, 2010 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Welcome to Friday afternoon. Time to stand up, drop trou, and air out your junk.

The song is by The Poxy Boggards. Lyrics here if you'd like to sing along.
posted by hat (29 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
(This song was also used in a Super Bowl commercial. Previously.)
posted by hat at 2:14 PM on June 25, 2010


hey its that song for that commercial that is selling some product that i can't remember
posted by nathancaswell at 2:15 PM on June 25, 2010


Immortal Dog would've been a better choice for a Friday afternoon video link.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:18 PM on June 25, 2010 [3 favorites]


I wasn't really liking it until it got to Germany, and then it sort of starting looking like Benny Hill, and I remembered that I sort of like Benny Hill.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:19 PM on June 25, 2010


And yet when I do this on campus I get a half-nelson and an escort from the premises. 'Casual Fridays' my ass.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 2:19 PM on June 25, 2010


I was trying to figure out how to express how this video made me feel, but I see that the top-rated youtube comment seems to have already put it better than I could:

I swear to god, I know for a fact that their popularity is going to boom at the Renn Faire this´╗┐ year!
posted by Greg Nog at 2:22 PM on June 25, 2010 [3 favorites]


They've changed that commercial. Now they have a tag at the end which states, "Buy two pairs of pants at our website, and get a t-shirt for free. Do it now, or we'll keep running this commercial."

Since I have no objections to bearded geek types wandering around my television screen wearing no pants, I haven't placed an order.
posted by hippybear at 2:29 PM on June 25, 2010


Well, it certainly makes a surreal soundtrack for the Postcards from Hell post.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:56 PM on June 25, 2010


me, from the previously:
If that Dockers commercial had been for CK or Hanes or something, and didn't end with that stupid "it's time to wear the pants" crap, I predict it would be universally revered, passed down through the ages like a holy relic, to be mouthed by babes long after its relevance has decayed.

Because really. Fuck pants.


So my reaction is pretty much:
WOOOO!
posted by Lemurrhea at 3:00 PM on June 25, 2010


I've known these guys for fifteen years and they are AWESOME and amazing live and every single album of theirs is hilarious and I highly recommend you check them out.
posted by annathea at 3:18 PM on June 25, 2010


Now pull your pants up!
posted by Herschel at 4:00 PM on June 25, 2010


I didn't see the ad when it ran in the Super Bowl; I didn't see it until about a month ago, and feel so very very in love.

This is even better.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:03 PM on June 25, 2010


I saw these gents two years ago at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale, California -- a blasted industrial hell-zone laughably ill-suited for anything pastoral or pleasant. If you live in the LA area, catching them at that particular venue -- a "wrecked ship" at the edge of the Santa Fe Dam Reservoir, framed by the mountains and suburban sprawl of the San Gabriel Valley -- is the only way to go. Can't say it's the sort of a thing I'd listen to -- or, more importantly, make other people gather around the office computer to chortle at after the big strategic planning meeting -- but I can say The Boggards are a blast; so good, in fact, that I only thought once while watching this video, "Gracious, but how Caucasian we're being right now!"
posted by ford and the prefects at 4:25 PM on June 25, 2010


No paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhnts!
posted by Wuggie Norple at 4:31 PM on June 25, 2010


In the name of turning this internet into a total girlzone by reducing talent to a slab of meat, the guy with the long black hair is smoking hot. Meow!
posted by Phalene at 4:43 PM on June 25, 2010


". . . You take everything as a sign not to wear pants! Including our tearful pleas to, for the love of God, wear pants!"
posted by Countess Elena at 4:54 PM on June 25, 2010


the guy with the long black hair is smoking hot. Meow!

He also seems to be AWFULLY amused with the line "Mark well upon my lance/it bounces whilst I dance."
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:25 PM on June 25, 2010


In the name of turning this internet into a total girlzone by reducing talent to a slab of meat, the guy with the long black hair is smoking hot.

On the flip-side, gender-wise: as I was watching the video progress, I kept thinking, "Oh man, it's kind of sad that they know precisely one hot woman and they are determined to just get as much mileage out of that acquaintance as they possibly can."
posted by Greg Nog at 5:29 PM on June 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


....I had to use Babelfish to do it, but I just got an approximate translation for the Italian and German verses. The Italian is something like: "I wear no pants! I watch football, not old macaroni, I wear no pants!" And the German is: "I wear no pants! Fasten a [blick -- it couldn't translate that] to my enormous prick, for I wear no pants!"

This makes it all the better.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:29 PM on June 25, 2010


Um ... in UKian, doesn't "pants" mean "underpants?"
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:52 PM on June 25, 2010


EmpressCallipygos: ""Fasten a [blick -- it couldn't translate that] to my enormous prick, for I wear no pants!""

I think they were basically saying "Take a look at my enormous prick", FYI.
posted by barnacles at 6:12 PM on June 25, 2010


I saw lots of pants in that video. I want my money back.

When someone says they aren't wearing pants, there's no point half-assing it. I expect, well, full-assing.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:40 PM on June 25, 2010


I know I'm a nerd because I remember that artwork on the DM screen when they're playing AD&D.
posted by MegoSteve at 7:41 PM on June 25, 2010


Um ... in UKian, doesn't "pants" mean "underpants?"

More specifically, underpantaloons.
posted by XMLicious at 2:29 AM on June 26, 2010


The Italian

"I do not wear pantaloons
I do not wear pantaloons
Look at my balls
Not old macaroons
I do not wear pantaloons."
posted by Pallas Athena at 3:56 AM on June 26, 2010


On the flip-side, gender-wise: as I was watching the video progress, I kept thinking, "Oh man, it's kind of sad that they know precisely one hot woman and they are determined to just get as much mileage out of that acquaintance as they possibly can."

Actually, the redhead is apparently a porn actress. History does not record whether she's a friend or was hired or what.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:37 AM on June 26, 2010


Um- was that the Friday afternoon flash?
posted by drhydro at 5:59 PM on June 26, 2010


In case anyone wanted to see them doing it live...
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:49 PM on June 27, 2010


I'll watch this just because I remember their cover of Santa Dog way back in the 90s.
posted by Theta States at 12:31 PM on June 28, 2010


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