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January 21, 2011 3:47 PM   Subscribe

Fox in Socks: fastest bed time story, ever. Now go to sleep. (SLYT; 2.24)

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posted by bwg (22 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think I'm in love.
posted by Splunge at 4:01 PM on January 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


THIS is the product of a Tiger Mother. All hail Amy Chua! (Still now sleepovers for you!)
posted by helmutdog at 4:06 PM on January 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


SAY WHAT?
posted by pianomover at 4:09 PM on January 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Previously?
posted by eugenen at 4:14 PM on January 21, 2011


Couldn't understand a word she said.
posted by gallois at 4:15 PM on January 21, 2011


This would be awesome if someone slowed it down by 10,000%.
posted by afx237vi at 4:15 PM on January 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


For her next act she'll ride a bike with no training wheels /grar
posted by 2bucksplus at 4:17 PM on January 21, 2011


She takes it to a whole nother level. I like this version, too, though it's very old:
Fox in Socks, Prince of Denmark
posted by Francolin at 4:27 PM on January 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love how this appears to be taking place in a school, at a talent show, and the audience is both gasping and breaking down in laughter whenever she overcomes a particularly tongue-twisting part.

If I'd done that in high school, I would have been facing a crowd of stone-silent youths who would have golf-clapped me off afterwards and not let me forget how I weirded up the talent show until graduation. She got screamed off, rightly so, like a rock star. My heart grew three sizes.
posted by monster truck weekend at 4:38 PM on January 21, 2011 [8 favorites]


This is *exactly* how my father used to read me Fox in Socks when I was small. I am not joking at all. I am misting up over fond memories right now.
posted by kyrademon at 4:42 PM on January 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


You want fast? Here's the fast version for bedtime:

Fox.
Socks.
Knox.
Rocks
fall on everyone. Everyone dies. The end.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 5:01 PM on January 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


I like when she slows down for the ANDs at the end and you can hear the audience kinda gasping.
posted by The Whelk at 5:39 PM on January 21, 2011


Killing a bedtime story so the enjoyment out of it stems from it being over is a long standing parenting tradition.
posted by Nanukthedog at 5:45 PM on January 21, 2011


I'm not the pheasant plucker, I'm the pheasant plucker's son.
I'm only plucking pheasants till the pheasant plucker comes.

Say it fast. Ten times.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:54 PM on January 21, 2011 [3 favorites]


Ah, but you haven't lived till you hear Green Eggs and Ham recited by memory by a drunken Korean college student.

We didn't have youtube back then so you just have to trust me that it was the most memorable recitation I have ever heard. Even better than when the Reverend Jesse Jackson did it on Saturday Night Live, even.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:18 PM on January 21, 2011


NOW:

is your tongue numb?
posted by jeremy b at 9:24 PM on January 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


This reminds me of one of my favorite drinking games, Turtle Master. Guess what I'm going ti read to neice and nephew next time I see them? "Bring a ton of sippy cups, kids, you're going to need them . . ."
posted by KingEdRa at 11:51 PM on January 21, 2011


Watsky, the fast rapper.
posted by bwg at 5:34 AM on January 22, 2011


I read Fox in Sox like this - though not as fast, probably more in the 4-6 minute range - and everyone I've ever read it to just loves it fast.

In high school speech/drama class we did a unit where everyone had to read their favorite picture book ( to help practice emotive, expressive reading ). I ended up doing One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, but Fox in Sox was my fallback Dr Seuss in case another student did my first choice before me.
posted by jazon at 8:14 PM on January 22, 2011


Thank you for a lot of fun, ma'am.
posted by roll truck roll at 8:55 PM on January 22, 2011


This would be awesome if someone slowed it down by 10,000%.

Here you go. This is twice as long, and predictably sounds like a drunken rant. I used the audio from this clip since it was cleaner without audience laughter.
posted by odinsdream at 10:23 AM on January 23, 2011


Oh man. That's hilarious, odinsdream.

Now we need someone to speed up this cartoon to sync with her reading.
posted by roll truck roll at 1:22 PM on January 23, 2011


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