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posted by hermitosis at 1:12 PM on September 20, 2010 [3 favorites]


Seems redundant and obnoxious. But I miss the show.
posted by LoudMusic at 1:13 PM on September 20, 2010


Which was the girl who went into porn?
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:13 PM on September 20, 2010


I liked the part when Family Matters was starting with a theme song and I was getting to watch it for a show, thank you very much for this post
posted by Greg Nog at 1:14 PM on September 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


I don't get it.
posted by NedKoppel at 1:17 PM on September 20, 2010


I just ate a delicious pasta combo.
posted by CynicalKnight at 1:18 PM on September 20, 2010


Are you sure this is a remix?
posted by amethysts at 1:19 PM on September 20, 2010


What's supposed to be interesting about this?
posted by delmoi at 1:25 PM on September 20, 2010


What's supposed to be interesting about this?

If I have to explain it to you, you'll never really dig it, you know?

Also, it confuses delmois.
posted by defenestration at 1:32 PM on September 20, 2010


I don't get it.
...
What's supposed to be interesting about this?


The underlying theme is apparent from about 1:08 through 1:17 -- watch carefully. I missed it the first couple of times, too.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:33 PM on September 20, 2010


Yeah, nothing. This, on the other hand is rather amusing: Beatles 3000
posted by shinynewnick at 1:33 PM on September 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is stupid.

The classic yellow-text Miller-Boyett intros with their bombastic theme tunes are nostalgironically perfect as it is.

While huffing a bunch of oven cleaner and hitting the editing suite with a bunch of Urkel DVDs seems like a heck of a fun time, the end results ain't so hot.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:42 PM on September 20, 2010


I am still not sure what is going on here, but the visual pun / Easter Egg at 0:39-0:42 made it worthwhile.
posted by dhens at 1:43 PM on September 20, 2010


Which was the girl who went into porn?

Jaimee Foxworth, aka "Crave".
posted by dead cousin ted at 2:02 PM on September 20, 2010


I think the joke is that Grandma figures in the credits, but no where else in the show? (I admit my knowledge of the Family Matters characters and story arcs is very limited.)
posted by mrgrimm at 2:02 PM on September 20, 2010


After watching this a few times, I think I understand: the full remix isn't given to you. You just get bits and pieces which assemble automatically in your head upon reflection.
posted by naju at 2:04 PM on September 20, 2010


This is really gonna chap Old Man Gum!
posted by cmoj at 2:05 PM on September 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


The joke is about the unstable nature of reality and text. Even though the show presented itself as a straight-ahead narrative there was all this weird stuff like the forgotten daughter and magical machines and Urkel takes over the show. The theme song is adjusted to reflect the reflexive nature of blah blah blah
posted by amethysts at 2:06 PM on September 20, 2010 [3 favorites]


OH right, the video. For me it was interesting because it was entirely musically nonsensical with matching random clips (Perfect Strangers guy?) but retains the texture of the actual intro entirely.
posted by cmoj at 2:07 PM on September 20, 2010


musically nonsensical with matching random clips (Perfect Strangers guy?)

Family Matters was a spin-off of Perfect Strangers (Carl and Harriet worked at the same place as Balki and Cossin Larry)!
posted by dhens at 2:11 PM on September 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


He should have thrown in the part from Die Hard where Carl's car get hit with the dead terrorist then gets fired on by automatic weapons.
posted by dead cousin ted at 2:12 PM on September 20, 2010 [4 favorites]


(Carl and Harriet worked at the same place as Balki and Cossin Larry)

No. Only Harriet worked at that newspaper. Carl was a police officer.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:28 PM on September 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


I could have sworn that Carl was a security guard there. Huh. It's obviously been too long.
posted by dhens at 2:30 PM on September 20, 2010


I get it, but I'd rather watch jandrews edits of alf, or better yet the star trek ones.
posted by sparkletone at 2:30 PM on September 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


How is this different from YTMND?
posted by monkeymadness at 2:32 PM on September 20, 2010


How is this different from YTMND?

The loading time is substantially faster.
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:38 PM on September 20, 2010 [4 favorites]


My mind has the annoying habit of retaining TV theme songs better than any other audio memory but that one I didn't remember. And it could've used a LOT more Urkel to be genuinely representative of the show and maybe some more clips not from the show (Reginald VelJohnson in Die Hard, Thelma Hopkins with Tony Orlando & Dawn, etc.) to bring the funny. I give it three "mehs".
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:06 PM on September 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Just because I need to spread this link and it kinda fits: The Room / Full House credit sequence mashup.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 3:17 PM on September 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


I feel like my Feed is malfunctioning.
I want to go on rides. The flume, the teacups, the Tilt-a-Whirl? You know, a big bunch of us on the teacups, with you and me crushed together form the centrifugal force.

I wasn't really wanting to think about us crushed together right then, or about us in a big group, where she might go insane again, so I just looked like, Yeah, The teacups!

And she was still saying, I want to go see things grazing through field glasses. I want to go someplace now. I want to get the hell out of here and visit some Mayan temples. I want you to take my picture next to the sacrificial stone. You know? I want to run down to the beach, I mean, a beach where you can go in the water. I want to have a splashing fight.

I just sat there. Her father was working on something in the basement. It sounded like he had some power tools. Maybe he was drilling, or like, cutting or boring.

She went, They're all sitcom openers.

What?

Everything I think of when I think of really living, living to the full--all my ideas are just the opening credits of sitcoms. See what I mean? My idea of life, it's what happens when they're rolling the credits. My god. What am I, without the feed? It's all from the feed credits. My idea of real life. You know? Oh, you and I share a snow cone at the park. Oh, funny, it's dribbling down your chin. I wipe it off with my elbow. "Also starring Lurna Ginty as Violet." Oh, happy day! Now we go jump in the fountain! We come out of the tunnel of love! We run through the merry-go-round. You're checking the parking with a metal detector! I'm checking the park with a Geiger counter! We wave to the camera!

Except the Mayan ruin.

What about it?

There aren't,
I like pointed out, there aren't the sacrificial stones. In sitcoms.

No,
she said. That's right. Chalk one up for the home team.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 5:05 PM on September 20, 2010


I love Scott Gairdner.
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:43 PM on September 20, 2010


I don't represent anyone or anything- but I was in tears by the very end of it. Then again Silly mashups rate as the number one thing to result in my crying from laughter. I regularly find YouTube Poop hilarious.





I'll show myself out.
posted by AzzaMcKazza at 5:46 PM on September 20, 2010


Even though the show presented itself as a straight-ahead narrative there was all this weird stuff like the forgotten daughter and magical machines and Urkel takes over the show.
So this is something I'd have to watch crappy sitcoms to get?
posted by delmoi at 1:14 AM on September 21, 2010


So this is something I'd have to watch crappy sitcoms to get?

Maybe you didn't eat enough Urkel-Os?
posted by asperity at 8:47 AM on September 21, 2010


"Miller-Boyett" is code for "horrible horrible shit".
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:59 AM on September 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Whenever it gets to 1:30, my mind just explodes.
I've watched this like 7 times now.
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy at 7:15 AM on September 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Miller-Boyett" is code for "horrible horrible shit".

95% of the time, this is true. The other 5% stars Jason Bateman and is actually surprisingly watchable; indeed, compared to all the other 1980s family sitcoms, it was hands-down the best by a long shot, no question, especially the Valerie Harper years. (That said, Valerie Valerie's Family: The Hogans The Hogan Family's opening credits are probably the most epically Miller-Boyett Turn & Smile of the bunch.)
posted by Sys Rq at 9:31 PM on September 22, 2010


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