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Pöpcørn!
July 2, 2010 3:51 PM   Subscribe

The Swedish Chef makes Pöpcørn Shrimp. With predictable, but very funny, results. Just so this isn't a SLYT post, here is the Muppets being patriotic (from a few years ago, but still funny and timely).
posted by cerebus19 (45 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
Did someone say Pöpcørn?
posted by dersins at 3:56 PM on July 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Again, I can't stand the new voices for Statler and Waldorf, but the idea of them writing snarky YouTube comments after every video is hilarious.

Also -- did the Swedish Chef always have such creepy HANDS? Good Lord... nightmare. But funny. Funny nightmare.
posted by The Bellman at 4:07 PM on July 2, 2010


Anyone notice that the Swedish chef is apparently married?
posted by SNWidget at 4:08 PM on July 2, 2010


So many minds stuffed with the same foam rubber. Here's more recent Muppet Patriotism for the USians (yes, I'm using that ironically).
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:08 PM on July 2, 2010


For the first 30 seconds or so I was horrified that muppet technology has advanced to the point where they could create such realistic looking hands. Then I realized I'm an idiot.
posted by lilac girl at 4:10 PM on July 2, 2010 [16 favorites]


So, the Swedish chef covers The Knife?
posted by speicus at 4:13 PM on July 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Swedish Chef has always had human hands, because he needs to do so many things with them. But I too noticed the wedding ring this time, and am racking my brains trying to remember if he ever wore a wedding band before.
posted by orange swan at 4:15 PM on July 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm strangely depressed at the lack of a borkborkbork tag.
posted by Avelwood at 4:19 PM on July 2, 2010 [5 favorites]


Thanks, I needed that.
posted by loquacious at 4:20 PM on July 2, 2010


I'm strangely depressed at the lack of a borkborkbork tag.

I couldn't be responsible for your depression, so I added the tag. Enjoy!
posted by cerebus19 at 4:23 PM on July 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


Anyone notice that the Swedish chef is apparently married?

gøatsë?
posted by felix betachat at 4:26 PM on July 2, 2010 [5 favorites]


Friend of mine had to give a talk to some Swedish businessmen... I sent him this as a primer.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:27 PM on July 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Did someone say Pöpcørn?

79 versions of Popcorn, courtesy of Napster, circa 1999. I was surprised to see one of the cheesy "techno" remixes credited to Pole. Prodigy and Kraftwerk I understand, but who outside of people who like weird electronic music (sorry, minimal dub-techno) know of Pole?

From the Popcorn wiki page:
The song has never been covered by Kraftwerk although there are mistagged copies of the song allegedly by them (most frequently the version by M&H Band) in circulation. There is also a version circulating on the internet that is claimed to have been made by avant-garde group The Residents even though it sounds vastly different from The Resident's usual experimental sound. This version is actually made by a happy hardcore artist called Rezidents, hence the confusion between the two.
Indeed, this is nothing like The Residents I know.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:36 PM on July 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


who outside of people who like weird electronic music (sorry, minimal dub-techno) know of Pole?

You are clearly not familiar with WMFU, the amazingly amazing radio station whose blog that is.
posted by dersins at 4:42 PM on July 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


It occurs to me that if I had written The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect about muppets, it would have been set in YouTube.
posted by localroger at 5:15 PM on July 2, 2010


Heh. Great stuff. I subscribed. Thanks for this.
posted by Splunge at 5:16 PM on July 2, 2010


Don't miss the personal note from the closed captioner.
posted by Evilspork at 5:23 PM on July 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Is it bad that I almost stopped watching after the first thirty seconds because I was worried about the little muppet shrimp? Yes, I know the Swedish Chef never actually cooks anybody. STILL.
posted by bettafish at 5:31 PM on July 2, 2010


Husker Duu!
Huerky-Durkey Dabpba Blearg!!
posted by Drasher at 5:32 PM on July 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


bettafish, you take as a nick the Siamese fighting fish and you're soft-hearted about the potential fate of muppet shrimp?
posted by localroger at 5:45 PM on July 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Statler (unless it's Waldorf) types just like me.
posted by DU at 6:29 PM on July 2, 2010


Statler (unless it's Waldorf) types just like me.

That's Waldorf. I only remember because Statler's the one with the chin.
posted by chimaera at 6:35 PM on July 2, 2010


Smîckénn dêê føønkëëwît dêê bööd søølf!
posted by sanko at 6:59 PM on July 2, 2010


Wow, somebody here (filthy light thief, I'm talking to you) listens to the Residents? Whenever I play them people look at me oddly and carefully back away.

This was fun... thanks for posting.
posted by kinnakeet at 7:13 PM on July 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Börk, Börk, Börk!"

Thanks for this! :) Love the Swedish Chef.
posted by zarq at 7:27 PM on July 2, 2010


i actually enjoy sesame street and the muppets more than my kids. also, as far as i can remember the Swedish Chef always had real hands and a wedding band.
posted by liza at 7:41 PM on July 2, 2010


cerebus19: "Pöpcørn"

Please refrain from using both ø and ö in the same parody of Scandinavian languages, it's either or.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 8:18 PM on July 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Watch with captions for another level of Swedîsh göödness. Dear Mr. Caption Writer (you are a Mister, right?): call me.
posted by Soliloquy at 8:36 PM on July 2, 2010


According to the Muppet Wiki, "A wedding ring has appeared on the Swedish Chef's left hand as early as 2006."
posted by hippybear at 8:41 PM on July 2, 2010


Please refrain from using both ø and ö in the same parody of Scandinavian languages, it's either or.

I'm sure cerebus19 was simply going with the title of the sketch given to it by its creators: "The Muppets: Pöpcørn"
posted by hippybear at 8:43 PM on July 2, 2010


Your links are børked.
posted by mattdidthat at 10:05 PM on July 2, 2010


This is wonderful and I am sending it to my mother. Thank you for posting it.
posted by NoraReed at 10:44 PM on July 2, 2010


Your favorite diacritical mark sucks.
posted by scrowdid at 11:14 PM on July 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, somebody here (filthy light thief, I'm talking to you) listens to the Residents? Whenever I play them people look at me oddly and carefully back away.

Make it three, kinnakeet. Duck Stab remains the most-missed album of all the record albums I've managed to misplace over the years. I have an unopened Joe's Garage that I haven't fixed my record player for, but for Duck Stab, I would.
posted by davejay at 2:04 AM on July 3, 2010


hello skinny
posted by davejay at 2:05 AM on July 3, 2010


That was fan. Tastic.
posted by pyrex at 2:49 AM on July 3, 2010


bettafish, my take (as someone who is also put off by the cooking of anthropomorphized critters) is that the Swedish Chef did indeed boil the lot of the shrîmpéés, barring the one that he threw out onto the floor, and which we later see causing trouble for the chef.
posted by ursus_comiter at 4:31 AM on July 3, 2010


bettafish, my take (as someone who is also put off by the cooking of anthropomorphized critters) is that the Swedish Chef did indeed boil the lot of the shrîmpéés, barring the one that he threw out onto the floor, and which we later see causing trouble for the chef.

LALALALALAICAN'THEARYOULALALALA
posted by bettafish at 4:58 AM on July 3, 2010


Think of it this way: He was drawing them a bath.


Oon leetle meestake-dakey"
posted by zarq at 6:05 AM on July 3, 2010


ICAN'THEARYOULALALALA

At least it's somewhat better than the last video with the bear eating rabbits?
posted by cmgonzalez at 7:05 AM on July 3, 2010


the last video with the bear eating rabbits

That's not a bear. That's Big Mean Carl.
posted by hippybear at 7:22 AM on July 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Speaking of Statler and Waldorf, here they are opposite Milton Berle.
posted by thomas j wise at 6:19 PM on July 3, 2010


Your favorite diacritical mark sucks.

Blasphemer! The Swedish language contains no diacritical marks! Å, Ä, and Ö are their own letters! (Ø is not Swedish.)
posted by Sys Rq at 10:18 PM on July 3, 2010


That's not a bear. That's Big Mean Carl.

I hadn't watched the video before posting so was going on fuzzy memory. But yes, I stand corrected.
posted by cmgonzalez at 12:06 AM on July 4, 2010


I'm sorry, but I just don't like Bill Barretta's performance of the Swedish Chef. His mock Swedish doesn't have the same tones and rhythms as Jim Henson's, and it sounds all wrong to me.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:24 PM on July 4, 2010


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