Destroying One Childhood At A Time
August 28, 2010 7:32 PM   Subscribe

Those old Disney cartoons too slow-paced for you? BLAM! (Original.) Are you confounded by physical humor? BLAM! (Original.) BLAM! (Original.) Does a cartoon without wisecracks leave you unsatisfied? BLAM! (Original.) BLAM! (Original.) BLAM! (Original.)
posted by griphus (101 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
I think the best part of these is definitely the narrator's voice.
posted by lauratheexplorer at 7:34 PM on August 28, 2010


This is a real life now.
posted by amethysts at 7:42 PM on August 28, 2010


"How does that rug taste? Better than your breakfast. Or is it ... BLAM!fast?"
posted by griphus at 7:42 PM on August 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm going to pretend this cannot be a real thing. If you'll excuse me, I have something to handle on my lawn.
posted by Stunt at 7:45 PM on August 28, 2010 [6 favorites]


Perhaps I'm just getting older but I find myself having this reaction to things more and more.
posted by Sandor Clegane at 7:46 PM on August 28, 2010 [9 favorites]


Christ, I thought the first link was a parody. Then I watched the second, and started to feel bad about things. Then I watched the third, and I'm gonna just go to bed before it gets any worse.
posted by tip120 at 7:50 PM on August 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


I mean, does narration really improve slapstick? "Uh-oh, Stan, the fat boy is coming at you with a pie. Better duck! Who's this coming through the door? It's Ollie's wife -- another fatty. Hey, look out honey, here comes a pie! Blam! Right in the kisser! That sent her flying back into the kitchen. Down she goes. Another California earthquaaaaake."
posted by Faze at 7:52 PM on August 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


So it's like AFV for cartoons?
posted by niles at 7:54 PM on August 28, 2010


More like MST3K for the child raised inside of a giant television.
posted by griphus at 7:57 PM on August 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm not sure what's worse - the wholesale mutilation of cartoons, the condescension that leads to cutting those up, or the people who think this is a good idea.
posted by ZeusHumms at 8:07 PM on August 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Slapstick for the hard-of-thinking…
posted by Pinback at 8:18 PM on August 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's like watching a commercial for Disney instead of actually watching Disney. I'm gonna go join Stunt on the lawn, thanks.
posted by Michael Roberts at 8:19 PM on August 28, 2010


Nobody else will say it? This is fucking terrible. Pissing all over the rotting corpse of some of the best work the company ever produced.
posted by paisley henosis at 8:27 PM on August 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


I am outraged, and wish to unsee this.
posted by the bricabrac man at 8:31 PM on August 28, 2010 [5 favorites]


Does anyone else think this is basically what would happen if Joel of (the short-lived web series) Bonus Stage went into making cartoons?
posted by LSK at 8:35 PM on August 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


How is this not fake?
posted by ericbop at 8:39 PM on August 28, 2010


Griphus, you take that right back! MST3K is actually funny!
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:41 PM on August 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


I was laughing hysterically until I saw that it was real.
posted by katillathehun at 8:43 PM on August 28, 2010


Nobody else will say it?

Some things don't need to be said.

Like everyone else, I was sure this was fake.
posted by kenko at 8:43 PM on August 28, 2010


oh. my. god.
posted by Trochanter at 8:46 PM on August 28, 2010


I watched about 35 seconds of the first link marvelling at the brilliance of the parody. Then it hit me. This cannot have been a real thing. It cannot. No. No.

Our dystopian future arrived so slowly I didn't even see it coming. We're living in it.
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 8:46 PM on August 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think the worst part is how each character is just referred to as "This Guy" who always "needs to" something, something.

Ashamed to say, I chuckled at the BLAMbulance line.
posted by piratebowling at 8:52 PM on August 28, 2010


On the plus side I just spent the better part of an hour watching funny Disney cartoons. So thanks for that.

And oh Donald, you card! I don't what's worse, the idea that he keeps chickens and eats their eggs, or the evidence that he'll stalk and attempt to eat penguins (while pretending that they're chickens!), just to add some variety to his diet. It's anything goes, apparently, just so long as it's not duck.
posted by Kevin Street at 8:53 PM on August 28, 2010



And oh Donald, you card! I don't what's worse, the idea that he keeps chickens and eats their eggs, or the evidence that he'll stalk and attempt to eat penguins (while pretending that they're chickens!), just to add some variety to his diet. It's anything goes, apparently, just so long as it's not duck.


I totally read that in the narrator's voice. BLAM!
posted by Trochanter at 8:56 PM on August 28, 2010 [4 favorites]


It's anything goes, apparently, just so long as it's not duck.

Daisy weeps every time she realizes this.
posted by hippybear at 8:57 PM on August 28, 2010 [11 favorites]


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1742493/ - This is the guy to blame, by the way. Curse you, Art Spiegel, curse you!
posted by LSK at 9:05 PM on August 28, 2010


The United States of ABLAMica!
posted by jejune at 9:11 PM on August 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Can anyone explain the origin of this particular vocal style? I feel like the same guy is always narrating the ads that are piped into my supermarket in between songs. It seems like an adult's idea of how to sound totally radical! (and relate-able) to 13-year-old boys.
posted by jejune at 9:14 PM on August 28, 2010 [6 favorites]


I can't watch these all the way through.
posted by Monster_Zero at 9:22 PM on August 28, 2010


Maybe sports announcers? I've a vague, semi-drunken memory of a Saturday afternoon show that did this sort of thing with motorcycle crashes and hockey fights.
posted by Kevin Street at 9:23 PM on August 28, 2010


I am the only one that thinks this is hilarious, and not in any kind of ironic way. It's like Disney meets Wipeout.
posted by hammurderer at 9:30 PM on August 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


I, too, thought it was a parody at first. Then I realized it was real, and I got sad.

But now, I think it's genius. Disney just skipped the middleman and created their own post-modern fan parody. But instead of being overtly satirical, they just went ahead and drowned it in irony and sincerity, leaving us with enough ambiguousness to serve up thousands of plates of beans: Is Disney making fun of the cartoons that made them famous (as paisley henosis said)? Is Disney trying to show us something about these sorts of parodies (because it's clear from the reactions in this threads that who the author is makes all the difference)? Are they a commentary on borderline-sadistic slapstick shows like AFV or MXC? Did Disney approve of these as authentic, uncomplicated entertainment, instead of the multi-layered messages they can be viewed as? Was it some combination of these motives? Was it something else entirely?

I kind of hope that whatever network exec signed off on them understood their strangeness and irony. But I also kind of hope that they were approved in good faith, as a good use of a few minutes of air time that would keep people tuned to the Disney Channel without putting off advertisers. Whatever the case may be, these are fucking brilliant.
posted by clorox at 9:48 PM on August 28, 2010 [5 favorites]


I honestly can't accept this as real. It's a parody. It's extremely spot-on satire of the Spike-TV-izing of television.

It's brilliant satire. Right guys?

...right?
posted by Taft at 9:49 PM on August 28, 2010


I've worked on many horrible cartoons over the years but I never got paid to shit on the hard work of old school animators.
posted by bonobothegreat at 10:02 PM on August 28, 2010 [8 favorites]


clorox: what it is, is another sleazeball, cynical, evil-empire way of squeeeeeezing another 2¢ out of their intellectual property.

And they hack away at kid's attention spans to do it. They are evil. Evil I tell ya!
posted by Trochanter at 10:05 PM on August 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


This appears to be in the style of that ultra-annoying show that used to be on late on Sunday nights, "Maximum Exposure."

Yep, I bet it's the same guy. (From the link): Cam Brainard (better known as the narrator of This Week in Baseball and the announcer for Disney Channel) narrated the show, while credited as the "Smart-Aleck Announcer Dude."
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 10:11 PM on August 28, 2010


On the other hand, though, it's great to see the ones from the old Sport Goofy series. I think the old time animation guys thought those were some of their best work.

On the freeze frames the lame-ass remixes use, you can see how good the drawings are.
posted by Trochanter at 10:13 PM on August 28, 2010


On the plus side, this:

To the entire shower of cunts that are even tangentially involved in the production of this: I pray with every fibre of my being that Zombie Walt Disney rises from his grave, tracks each one of you motherfuckers down; and using his zombie strength to overpower and pin you all to the floor, squats over your faces and plants a huge festering 44-year-old fucking zombie shit into each of your cretinous, cancerous mouths.

... is possibly the best Youtube comment ever.
posted by Sebmojo at 10:16 PM on August 28, 2010 [44 favorites]


clorox: leaving us with enough ambiguousness to serve up thousands of plates of beans: Is Disney making fun of the cartoons that made them famous (as paisley henosis said)?

I don't think they're making fun of them, I think they're defiling them. It isn't a clever mockery of the Spike-TV-ification of TV, it is a symptom of the same and an example of the same being pushed down market to younger consumers.

Disney (2010) is so fucking repugnant that it is hard to feel good about giving it to your kid, but withholding it means that they have to go without Disney (1950-65) which would also be a shame.
posted by paisley henosis at 10:35 PM on August 28, 2010


Sebmojo: "shower of cunts"

Is that like a "murder of crows"?
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 10:54 PM on August 28, 2010


Sebmojo: "shower of cunts"

Is that like a "murder of crows"?


I think it's more like "bag of dicks"
posted by nonliteral at 11:00 PM on August 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


paisley henosis: You're right. I represented your opinion incorrectly, and I apologize. I should have explained that your post provided a seed for my thoughts, instead of making it appear that I was paraphrasing you.
posted by clorox at 11:02 PM on August 28, 2010


I dunno, I suspect this plays well in The Real America.
posted by Davenhill at 11:03 PM on August 28, 2010


clorox: paisley henosis: You're right. I represented your opinion incorrectly, and I apologize. I should have explained that your post provided a seed for my thoughts, instead of making it appear that I was paraphrasing you.

No worries; hope it didn't sound like my anger and frustration with them was directed toward you, as that wasn't my intent at all.
posted by paisley henosis at 11:06 PM on August 28, 2010


Somebody needs to BLAM that narrator.

I am unsure of the origin of that style of narration, but it renders everything that uses it unwatchable. That cajoling tone is the harbinger of utter shit. I would wish it gone if I did not know for a fact it would be replaced with something worse. I cannot imagine what that horror might be, but I know it lurks in some fluorescent-lit, fake-cheery evil morning person corner, waiting to be unleashed, to give me the howling fucking fantods forever.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:07 PM on August 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


I was looking for something to fill the void left in me from the premature departure of Loonatix Unleashed.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 11:13 PM on August 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


Disney (2010) is so fucking repugnant that it is hard to feel good about giving it to your kid, but withholding it means that they have to go without Disney (1950-65) which would also be a shame.

My nieces are fully in the thrall of Princessy Princess crap.

They love it when I read to them, so I asked them to pick out one of their books. They both brought me recent anthologies of Disney "stories."

They were wretched, flat, lifeless and no fun at all. The classic stories had none of the characteristics that made then memorable. Seriously - the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk didn't even say "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum!" and the big bad wolf didn't say "I'll huff. AAaaaand I'll puff. Aaaannnddd I'll BLOOOOWWWW your house down!"

And the non-canonical Princess stories were even worse. At one point, I turned to my mother (Gramma, to the audience) and said "They write these in a sweatshop in Taiwan using Google Translate or something, don't they?"

I was admonished to keep reading.

The main character, a PRINCESSY PRINCESS, was, I dunno, ordering people around and generally being a selfish, horrid b. This is our protagonist, and this is OK because she deserves it because ... she's... a ...Princess? I guess.

I waited until after I was DONE reading to suggest that perhaps the rigors of employment would do her some good. "I would like to read a story where this Princess had to work at McDonald's." I said. "Would you girls like to hear the story about the time Princess Fluffy Pink Buttruffles dropped her crown in the deep fryer? I would!"

So yeah, television is not the only realm in which Disney is vigorously defiling their legacy.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:29 PM on August 28, 2010 [7 favorites]


I don't know what this is. I don't know why this is. I don't think I understand much of anything, anymore. I am old and tired and it is too early in the day to start drinking.
posted by Decani at 11:33 PM on August 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sandor Clegane: "Perhaps I'm just getting older but I find myself having this reaction to things more and more."

I think what you mean is BLAM!
posted by ShawnStruck at 11:35 PM on August 28, 2010


XQUZYPHYR: "I was looking for something to fill the void left in me from the premature departure of Loonatix Unleashed."

I'm fucking Buzzed Bunny!
posted by ShawnStruck at 11:39 PM on August 28, 2010


Sebmojo: "shower of cunts"

Is that like a "murder of crows"?

I think it's more like "bag of dicks"


Urban dictionary to the rescue!

I think the phrase is an evolution of "shower of wankers," which I'd heard in the UK before.
posted by m0nm0n at 11:45 PM on August 28, 2010


I can't wait until they work their way through the archives like this and get to The Princess and the Frog. This guy would have totally improved the songs.
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 11:55 PM on August 28, 2010


So they think kids are too dumb for cartoons now?

Jesus Christ!
posted by inturnaround at 12:23 AM on August 29, 2010


I am going to start using this new, time saving tactic in pretty much every facet of my life.

30 minutes on the stairmaster? How about 5 minutes of extreme stairmastering instead? BLAM!

8 hour workday? Yeah right! BLAM!

What's that Mrs. palacewalls? You would like to receive 10 minutes of oral? I'll get it done in 90 seconds! BLAM!
posted by palacewalls at 12:25 AM on August 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm not so half as outraged by Disney's repurposing--badly-- old footage from their library (the voracious corporate money shark must be fed, come hell or high water), as I am that they feel the original content is too sophisticated for today's children

Good Christ almighty-- has modern humor devolved to the point that we expect people to not understand the basic setup of a slapstick/pratfall gags and therefore need it explained to them? I'm with you, Professor.
posted by KingEdRa at 12:26 AM on August 29, 2010


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1742493/ - This is the guy to blame, by the way. Curse you, Art Spiegel, curse you!
posted by LSK at 9:05 PM


I 'bout blew a gasket there until I realized you didn't actually mean Art Spiegelman.
posted by darksasami at 12:37 AM on August 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Someday, Mike Judge will be known and revered for his prophetic vision of the future.


[unrelated aside: as I typed this, I had a vision of the narrator as a middle aged man shuffling into his living room at three in the afternoon, wearing only a dirty bathrobe and tattered slippers. He collapses into a worn and tired chair, mustering enough strength to place the shotgun in his mouth. BLAM!]
posted by Xoebe at 12:43 AM on August 29, 2010


Remember, preserving this specific precious content and preventing it from being defiled, perverted or adulterated is the reason nothing will ever enter the public domain again.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 1:04 AM on August 29, 2010 [10 favorites]


I blame MTV Sports ca. '93. Where's Dan Cortez?
posted by sourwookie at 1:22 AM on August 29, 2010


Really, I mean it.
posted by sourwookie at 1:26 AM on August 29, 2010


oh shit. these are real.
posted by sourwookie at 1:34 AM on August 29, 2010


these videos are undeniable proof that MBAs don't have any sense of humor. ever. as a rule.
posted by krautland at 3:02 AM on August 29, 2010


Decani - it's never too early in the day to start drinking...
posted by russm at 4:12 AM on August 29, 2010


Sebmojo: "shower of cunts"

Is that like a "murder of crows"?

I think it's more like "bag of dicks"


Hatful of assholes.

...love to know how that one came about
posted by uncanny hengeman at 4:19 AM on August 29, 2010


In my circle of friends, I'm by far the most likely person to throw out horrible, cringe-worthy puns with no regrets... and yet this is just too much, even for me.
posted by adamk at 4:32 AM on August 29, 2010


This is clearly just Disney in quicky monetization mode. If they were game for full-on desecration, they'd be digitally enhancing the colors to a modern saturated pallet, instead of a dusty old fade. And modernizing the "rubber cement" label to "Krazy-Glu (tm)".
posted by bendybendy at 6:15 AM on August 29, 2010


"Let's rewind the Blam-Cam..."

The Blam-Cam?

I... see. This is stupid shit.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:21 AM on August 29, 2010


Xoebe: "Someday, Mike Judge will be known and revered for his prophetic vision of the future.


If his vision is right, he will be neither known nor revered. Um...I think it's happening now...
posted by nosila at 6:39 AM on August 29, 2010


The narrator refers to Goofy as a dog. Is that now canon?
posted by Neale at 6:57 AM on August 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Goofy's always been a dog. He was originally Dippy Dawg.
posted by unSane at 7:00 AM on August 29, 2010


No... Shit... This is... This is what comes after postmodernism!!!!!
posted by cmoj at 7:21 AM on August 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


This doesn't surprise me in the least. Disney Channel caters to a demographic that has a real hard time sitting still through anything but action-gag-action-gag-gag-gag entertainment. The old classic Disney shorts can be extremely slow-moving (thus, boring) for these youngsters who thrive on 24-7 entertainment. Cutting-up the old cartoons is a lot cheaper than having new stuff made specifically for that core audience.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:57 AM on August 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


A sampling of Maximum Exposure:
* Steve Abbot across Lake Mead, from episode 2: Extreme Sports Psychos
* Liquor Store Ladies Whoop Robber's Butt, from ep 12: Comin' to Getcha! (now with more rewinds and emphasis on elements in the shot, like the dangerous comb)
* Maureen Reese, World's Worst Driver from ep 23: International Edition (note the side-panel of options for video re-play and the advanced focus circle)

Yes, Maximum Exposure is to blame. The worst part is that "Max X" ran in 2000-2001, and Disney BLAM! is from 2010. It's taken them NINE YEARS to get into the "X-TREME SPORTS" mode with reworking old cartoons.

That Cartoon Brew link notes the earlier effort to re-format cartoons in The Mouse Factory, which ran from 1972 to 1974, but from what I've seen, they are far less obnoxious (Goliath II, featuring Kurt Russel: part 1, part 2, Kurt Russel's end clip)
posted by filthy light thief at 8:05 AM on August 29, 2010


This makes me feel like someone is kicking my soul in the 'nads.
posted by Aquaman at 8:14 AM on August 29, 2010


I'm happy someone's doing for Donald Duck what 24 hour news channels do for disasters and wars.
posted by condour75 at 8:28 AM on August 29, 2010


And they say the West has no culture!
posted by five fresh fish at 8:40 AM on August 29, 2010


They do?
posted by jejune at 8:43 AM on August 29, 2010


As an editor who's had to cut things that were pretty fucking shitty, I feel for the guys that had to do this. Finding work can be hard, and working for Disney can be a big deal. I can imagine myself sucking it up and doing this if you need the money because it can be so god damn hard to find editing work. I imagine everyone involved in this, from the VO guy to the sound recordists to the graphics guys to the directors hated doing this. Every one of them thinks this is garbage except for the one guy with the business degree who gets to call all the shots and insisted this was the way to capture the young market Disney survives by exploiting. And every other person involved hates that guy. I guarantee you that's how it is working on these.

I'd have trouble sleeping at night, if I was part of the team that did this. I would very seriously lie awake wondering how much longer I'd be willing to actively contribute to the decline of civilization. Then I'd remember my rent was due and put it out of my mind until the next night.
posted by shmegegge at 8:52 AM on August 29, 2010 [10 favorites]


As an editor who's had to cut things that were pretty fucking shitty, I feel for the guys that had to do this. Finding work can be hard, and working for Disney can be a big deal. I can imagine myself sucking it up and doing this if you need the money because it can be so god damn hard to find editing work.

I've always kind of felt this way about voiceover people. I kind of want to meet the dude who does the promos for the Girls Gone Wild videos, just to ask, "so.... was this something you saw on Monster.com, or did you have an agent who recommended this, or...?" On the same line but on the opposite end of the spectrum I wonder how the people who do all the lame jingles for action toys or theme songs for kids' shows feel... like, if they really feel proud to scream stuff like "ACTION RANGERSSSSSS! WOOOOO! FIGHTIN' TO SAVE THE DAAAAAY! YEEEEEAH!"
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:13 AM on August 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


When I was a kid in the 1970s, I had a love/hate relationship with the TV show The Wonderful World Of Disney. It was a terrible show, a way of recycling a mishmash of old Disney footage into ad-sale time. Much of the material shown was downright dull, and all of it was mercilessly edited.

But it was also the only way to see a Donald Duck cartoon. And Donald Duck is, in my opinion, by far the greatest thing Disney has ever wrought.

But The Wonderful World Of Disney was never content to let viewers see a complete, unmolested Donald Duck cartoon, only an edited down, Watchers-Digest version of something that was already really short.

So BLAM seems like the same old thing. The people in charge of Disney television don't believe in their material. They've got access to a vast library of timeless classics, yet they can't just let us watch them. They have to leave their mark all over them. They don't know that they're ruining them.

The intrusive and nonsensical BLAM logos immediately reminded me of something else I saw on TV a while ago: the Jetix brand, which, surprise, surprise, was also a Disney property. Jetix was just an announcement during the commercial breaks, an animated logo interstitial with a voice-over along the lines of "YOU'RE WATCHING JETIX," without further explanation. Utterly nonsensical.

It's almost as if the people in charge of marketing entertainment don't understand what's good or bad about their own stuff; they don't know why people want to see it. They're hoping that if they beat us over the head with a brand often enough, we viewers will automatically tune in to the brand in spite of the material attached to it, rather than because of the material attached to it.
posted by Western Infidels at 9:29 AM on August 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Western Infidels: "They're hoping that if they beat us over the head with a brand often enough, we viewers will automatically tune in to the brand in spite of the material attached to it, rather than because of the material attached to it."


It worked for Head-On apply directly to the forehead.
posted by LogicalDash at 9:52 AM on August 29, 2010


So this is i guess a parody of a show that i remember from maybe ten years ago, i thought it was called "totally extreme video" or something like that and they would do the announce, the rewinds and slomo (complete with graffic on the side) and repeat the name of the show ad nauseum much like the "BLAM!" here. Being familiar with that show, this parody of it is actually kind of funny because the show was total crap (things slightly too much for AFV, and this was pre youtube), but the only thing on at 11pm on sunday when there was no cable. But, with this knowledge i think the concept is so absurd that it was funny. I mean, show that was not geared towards children and hardly watchable, mixed with old cartoon. It's kind of funny.
posted by djduckie at 10:06 AM on August 29, 2010


Here is a BLAM video in German. Shockingly, it actually sounds less evil in German; a rare exception to the general rule.

While there is no defense for how horrible these BLAM videos are, Disney does still make some decent cartoons, like Phineas and Ferb.

Phineas and Ferb has a bit of the old Warner Brothers sensibility to it where there are physical gags for the youngest viewers, jokes and references that only adults will get, as well as dialog from the adults (esp. Dr. Doofenshmirtz) that can border on the Python-esque (relax, I said 'esque') in the sense that humor often comes off as being self-aware and/or self-parody.
posted by Davenhill at 10:14 AM on August 29, 2010


Can anyone explain the origin of this particular vocal style? I feel like the same guy is always narrating the ads that are piped into my supermarket in between songs. It seems like an adult's idea of how to sound totally radical! (and relate-able) to 13-year-old boys.

Dennis Hopper?
posted by ennui.bz at 10:14 AM on August 29, 2010


All this hand-wringing over Disney repurposing their content in a sportscaster frame to Get-Right-To–the–Gags™ reminds me of Adorno and Horkheimer, who made their life’s work about calling Hollywood out for making films that duped their viewers into accepting the disparity of wealth upon which capitalism depends.

Except this hand-wringing is done in 100-word MetaFilter comments rather than 100K-word jointly-authored monographs.

Looks like the (end of civilization|our nostalgic childhood) belongs to the critics as well as the producers.
posted by mistersquid at 10:52 AM on August 29, 2010


I was impressed at how uniformly negative the comments were - I didn't have a chance to actually watch any of the videos until just now and uh. Wow. What that YouTube commenter said.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:47 AM on August 29, 2010


I've re-edited some really bad stuff and I always joke that I have no problem cutting up other people's work (there's no emotional attachment). This would be another matter. It's the lawn for me, too.
posted by DaddyNewt at 12:03 PM on August 29, 2010


Now that's just fucked up. The bro-ification of classic Disney. Are they grooming counterparts for their Disney Princesses?

"Yo baby I love you so much we should get married at Disney."


Honestly, I'm just bummed that Pixar is owned by them. They missed their chance to detach.
posted by defenestration at 12:15 PM on August 29, 2010


I'm going to try all that at home.
posted by Lokisbane at 1:03 PM on August 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Fuck that shit.
posted by Jimmy Havok at 2:04 PM on August 29, 2010


I swear the narrator is so over the top, it sounds like something from Wondershowzen, except without the funny.
posted by orme at 4:25 PM on August 29, 2010


This is just the catchphrase I've been looking for.
posted by swift at 6:12 PM on August 29, 2010


This is just the catchphrase I've been looking for.
posted by swift at 7:12 PM on August 29 [+] [!]

Fuck that shit.???
(posted by Jimmy Havok at 3:04 PM on August 29 [+] [!] )
posted by Trochanter at 6:40 PM on August 29, 2010


I told you DTV ruled.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:48 AM on August 30, 2010


Ow My Balls! actually holds up pretty well by comparison. At least it was based on original footage.
posted by contraption at 12:55 AM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I watched just part of the first video in coming to my conclusion. The source material was insipid enough (I'm old enough to have watched it when it was fairly fresh), but the remix made me recoil in disgust. I'm impressed that so many people could actually be moved to interesting and intelligent comment by it.
posted by Jimmy Havok at 2:52 AM on August 30, 2010


I kept waiting for the idiot to stop talking so I could see what we were objecting to. Then I realized I'd been had.
posted by DU at 4:40 AM on August 30, 2010


> Then I realized I'd been had.

BLAM!
posted by contraption at 10:32 PM on August 30, 2010


Here's a send-up of BLAM! using the "life" montage at the beginning of Up.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 5:30 PM on September 6, 2010 [4 favorites]


That's great! INCONCEIVABLE! BLAM!
posted by Trochanter at 9:25 PM on September 6, 2010


I think the "batter up" pun in the Donald Duck one is sorta clever...
posted by Ian A.T. at 3:19 PM on September 7, 2010


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