"His son looks kind of like King Joffrey, too."
May 24, 2013 9:57 PM   Subscribe

 
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posted by elizardbits at 10:07 PM on May 24, 2013 [18 favorites]


man, can't find a copy of Mit Beddler/Bit Meddler's "My Dad Likes Will Smith And He's Almost Sixty" online for the life of me.
posted by juv3nal at 10:13 PM on May 24, 2013


which is to say I wanted to share it with y'all and can't. but imagine a Will Smith focused glitchy mash up thing from the guy behind shitmix2000
posted by juv3nal at 10:16 PM on May 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


DJ Jazzy Jeff and Carlton were the best parts of that show. Good to see them again/at work.
posted by Capt. Renault at 10:18 PM on May 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Graham Norton has made better use of Will Smith than Hollywood has for the past decade. Unfortunately, his use of Smith seems mostly to consist of Fresh Prince references.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 10:20 PM on May 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Occasionally I wonder if maybe the thing that's been missing for me is Scientology.
posted by incessant at 10:43 PM on May 24, 2013 [5 favorites]


Will Smith is a is Scientologist?
posted by homunculus at 10:54 PM on May 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


graham norton is a goddamned national treasure (and i'm american). i've been watching him for about a decade now, i guess - first low quality clips, and then with youtube, very high quality full shows posted hours after they air. his special at dollywood is some of my very favorite television ever.

i really liked this clip, but i admit to liking the gary barlow clip more - it seems more honest somehow. i do enjoy that big ass stars are learning that viral videos can come from graham norton because more big ass stars are appearing on the couch next to snarky comedians and past their prime singers and getting a little too drunk. it's wonderful!

Will Smith is a is Scientologist?

will smith has some undeniable connections to the church of scientology, but his membership isn't as assured as someone like tom cruise (but far more assured than the [non]-membership of the gaiman-palmer's). he/his family is certainly sympathetic to the CoS.
posted by nadawi at 11:00 PM on May 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Geoffrey was the best part of that show.
posted by Brocktoon at 11:26 PM on May 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


>Occasionally I wonder if maybe the thing that's been missing for me is Scientology.
Will Smith is a is Scientologist?


incessant, I figure, was making a joke like the one I was about to make, about the unattributed "CoS" abbreviation, which here actually stands for Consequence Of Sound.
posted by JHarris at 12:14 AM on May 25, 2013


I always get the feeling that everyone else is no more than a prop to Will Smith.
posted by Dagobert at 2:22 AM on May 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Things I have learnt:
1. Jazzy Jeff is alive.
2. Will Smith looooks old.
3. Kid (or Play) are happening, style-wise, in the Smith house.
4. No one looks look chair-dancing. NO ONE.
And finally:
5. Rap is trying to steal frock coats from goth.

That ain't right like the Psy reference.

(Also, Carlton could play La Forge in the TNG remake)
posted by Mezentian at 3:20 AM on May 25, 2013


This is delightful. However I still hold a special place in my heart for Graham's old show on Channel 4. I wore out my VHS copy of the episode where he had Orando Bloom reading filthy messages from a LoTR fansite.
posted by fight or flight at 3:49 AM on May 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


This clip is fantastic. First, it reminds me what a great show Fresh Prince was. And I mean that completely unironically. Second, it reminds me of the this-is-so-bizarre-but-I-can't-look-away show that Alfonso Rebiera used to have where normal people would put on costumes and perform as celebrities. Google tells me it was called Your Big Break. I think it was on Saturday or Sunday morning and I somehow caught it a lot during college. I don't really have much to say about Jaden and his odd outfit. The black band going across his chest makes me think of lederhosen.

Oh and Incredible Bongo Band's Apache (the sample in Jump on It) was the theme song for this awesome trivia night I used to go to in Boston. It always makes me happy. (The video is great too.)
posted by Xalf at 5:39 AM on May 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


The way they pretend this is all unplanned is odd and interesting. The host's expressions are all "golly me, I didn't know DJ Jazzy Jeff was over there on the left side of the stage; how on earth do I know this choreography?!"
posted by Peevish at 5:41 AM on May 25, 2013 [6 favorites]


Yes, someday you too will experience the pleasure of seeing something that appeared after you were age 35 called "a stroll down memory lane".

Excuse me, I've got to shoo some kids off my lawn.
posted by telstar at 5:59 AM on May 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


(Also, Carlton could play La Forge in the TNG remake)

Alfonso Ribeiro is 41; LeVar Burton was 30 when TNG started. Ribeiro is 15 years younger than Burton.
posted by mcwetboy at 6:37 AM on May 25, 2013


Honestly I don't know which makes me feel older - the fact that my parent's just didn't understand then, or that my kids won't understand this at all....
posted by ish__ at 7:02 AM on May 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Honestly I don't know which makes me feel older - the fact that my parent's just didn't understand then, or that my kids won't understand this at all....

"Dad, who's that old guy hanging out with Jaden Smith?"
posted by smitt at 7:11 AM on May 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Honestly I don't know which makes me feel older - the fact that my parent's just didn't understand then, or that my kids won't understand this at all....

Think about it from your kids' perspective. There's no need to argue, parents just don't understand.
posted by dismitree at 7:41 AM on May 25, 2013 [9 favorites]


I wish Will wouldn't have programmed Jaden to perform with him and Alfonso in that clip. I'm reminded of the barbecues and gatherings where someone thinks that everyone attending would love to stop talking/mingling and hear their kid perform a song.

Kudos to the gif-maker for cutting him out.
posted by kimberussell at 8:07 AM on May 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


The kid's kind of a dud, I have to say.
posted by padraigin at 8:44 AM on May 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Alfonso Ribeiro looks like he's dropped some excess weight. Cool.
posted by ZeusHumms at 8:50 AM on May 25, 2013


Also, previously.
posted by ZeusHumms at 8:51 AM on May 25, 2013


i don't think the scientology mention in this thread was a joke - he really does have strong ties to them.

also, get used to seeing jaden - i have a feeling him and willow smith will be the superstar versions of miley cyrus. jaden's flow is bad (real bad) but i thought he did a pretty good job with the backups and i enjoyed his dancing. he's probably been doing the carlton his whole life.

also, also, the "golly gee" face on graham is easily 1/2 his charm.
posted by nadawi at 9:13 AM on May 25, 2013


Ohhhh this just reminds me of how awkward teenagers are. Even really cool teenagers who release music and probably have coaches in how to be smooth. Watching Will Smith, who's been professionally charming for as long as I've been alive, and then trying not to cringe at his poor kid following him one-three steps behind... The contrast is so painful. Whoever made those gifs and left out Jaden gets it.
posted by verbyournouns at 9:22 AM on May 25, 2013 [5 favorites]


Will Smith looooks old.

He has, like, eight grey hairs in his goatee. Dudes in his mid 40's, and looks like he's pushing 30.

Also, more Old School DJ's going back to the turntables, please.
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:21 AM on May 25, 2013 [4 favorites]


Alfonso Ribeiro is 41; LeVar Burton was 30 when TNG started. Ribeiro is 15 years younger than Burton.

This reminds me a question my trying to be hip algebra teach would ask in a pop quiz ending with how old is LeVar Burton? Having Burton's age when he started TNG would have been one of his trademark distractions.
posted by birdherder at 10:43 AM on May 25, 2013


Jeff is widely considered one of the top hip-hop DJs of all time, keeps an active worldwide tour schedule, and released Hip-Hop Forever volumes II and III, to my mind two of the finest "best of hiphop" mix cds ever.

Just sayin...
posted by softlord at 11:04 AM on May 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


slap*happy & softlord !!

thanks for mentioning the magnificent jazzy jeff. seeing him on the turntables was my personal highlight in the video (and IRL, too... always a pleasure.**). he's one of the most talented DJs...ever.

if you're a fan of jazzy jeff's, you owe it to yourself to check out his serato icon mini-doc. it is wonderful.


**=saw him close out the night for some red bull event recently; he played immediately after a-trak and just blew the roof off the venue... it was so gratifying. at the end of the night, people were definitely surprised.
posted by raihan_ at 11:16 AM on May 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


I don't think Jeff ever left the turntables.
posted by box at 2:55 PM on May 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sad they didn't bring out Uncle Phil.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:04 PM on May 26, 2013


How UNCOMFORTABLE does Bradley Cooper look? Or is that jealousy?
posted by HeyAllie at 7:56 AM on May 27, 2013


In case anyone hasn't seen the original "Jump On It"...(I think the premise was they were broke in Vegas and entered a dance contest to raise money).
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:02 PM on May 27, 2013


Thanks EC. I was wondering that that was referencing.

Is that Bill Hicks? It kinda looks like him. Well, a low rent version.

(Additionally, I think Bradley Cooper looks exactly like I would look: confused.)
posted by Mezentian at 4:13 AM on May 30, 2013


Those in the US who get BBC America - the episode this was on is appearing tonight, FYI.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:35 AM on May 30, 2013


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