two girls, two cups
March 6, 2013 11:47 AM   Subscribe

I will show this to the daughters of the household when - and not before - I can steel myself against hearing it for the next several months. We just got through Say Say Oh Playmate.
posted by jquinby at 11:57 AM on March 6, 2013

The clip that started it all. (At least, I think so).
posted by Optamystic at 11:59 AM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

I guess this is now old school, then. Nary a cup in sight.
posted by gurple at 12:00 PM on March 6, 2013 [2 favorites]

That exact rhythm and hand-and-cup motion (sans singing) was a collegiate drinking game in the late eighties.
posted by BlueDuke at 12:08 PM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I remember the hand-and-cup stuff from HS in the late 80s/early 90s. No drinking at that level and in that crowd, though.
posted by DU at 12:14 PM on March 6, 2013

Significantly more dexterity than I can muster. Be prepared for lots of cups being knocked onto the floor.
posted by arcticseal at 12:25 PM on March 6, 2013

I have definitely seen this before. On Metafilter. Metafilter will eat itself.
posted by Decani at 12:31 PM on March 6, 2013

Does Cleary and Harding count?
posted by boo_radley at 1:23 PM on March 6, 2013

Very cool! These girls are going to kill at flipcup in college (*cough* high school *cough*).
posted by juliplease at 1:24 PM on March 6, 2013

Anna Kendrick did a version (warning: crappy video quality) of it in the recent movie Pitch Perfect. I think that's why it's so popular right now.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:19 PM on March 6, 2013

A-Ca-Scuse me?

Uh. Anybody else see Pitch Perfect?
posted by spock at 2:21 PM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

Am i the only one saddened by the fact that these girls cannot afford instruments and need to use stuff from the recycling bin?
posted by orme at 2:24 PM on March 6, 2013

Um, guys: this is what you're looking for. One girl, one cup, all awesome.
posted by SPrintF at 2:25 PM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

I love this pattycake cup thing. Had no idea it was played so long ago. I wondered where it originated. Apparently Rich Mullins and his Screen Door was the first time it was used in 1987 and the Full House show with the cup thing was in 1989. Home version of Screen Door.

Adding cat pattycake into the mix | the teach yourself how to do it video | and the cup stacking - oh my gosh too, just for the heck of it.
posted by nickyskye at 2:45 PM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

Uh, am I missing something here? I mean, they're okay, but isn't this just another cover of something that's already been on the Blue?
posted by Diagonalize at 2:48 PM on March 6, 2013 [2 favorites]

For more on how kids' rhymes and such get passed along: Playground Jungle (previously and previouslier). And if you somehow missed them, Maisy and Lennon covering Erato, with margarine tubs.
posted by knile at 12:17 AM on March 7, 2013

Oh no you don't, I fell for that once before. I'm not clicking on that link!
posted by joz at 1:24 PM on March 7, 2013

Well, I've never seen or heard of this before.

It's nifty. Thank you, St. Alia.
posted by merelyglib at 2:47 PM on March 7, 2013

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