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I'm Baman! I'm Piderman! I go over da house! We're best friends!
Best watched in order:
Season 1:Find Da Sandwich(33s) - Hab Da Pumkin(43s) - Make Da Band(1m) - Pwactice Da Counting(1½m) - Escape Da Cakes(1m) - Make Da Cards(1½m) - Guess Da Number(1½m) - Hab Da Sleepover(2m) - Tell Da Joke(2m) - Happy Winter Friends Part 1(2m) - Part 2(3m) - Frow Da Party(3m)
Season 2:Intro(1½m) - Fimd Da Jobs(4m) - Revealations Part 1(3m) - Part 2(4m) - Play Da Song(5m) - In Da Basement(1½m) - Weirdy Feeling(4m) - Squib Week(3m) - Drawing Song(2m) - Ghost Night(7m) - Drink Da Tee(2m) - Play Da Concert(6m)
And now beginning: Season 3(3m) Kickstarber Vibeo for Seeson 3(4m) (concluded, successful)

Starring --

BAMAN: Has detachable limbs. Rolls like a katamari. His house is mobile and can be steered with a ship's wheel. Can store things in that thing on his chest.
PIDERMAN: Best friends with Baman. His house is haunted. Can shot web. How do he shot web?
TUBA: Baman's girlfriend. Eats a lot of cakes.
PUMPKIN: Gains arms and legs from a wish. Is very sensitive and spooks easy. Can't talk.
BAMAN'S BOSS: A big cat thing. HATES JOKES.
THAT GUY & THE OTHER GUY: Live in Piderman's basement. Annoying. Have a thing for blood. Just want to be friends.
COOKIE PIZZA: Gumpy. A portal to another realm.
LADYBUG: Also grumpy. Employed Baman for a while.
SQUIB: A writhing mass of green tentacles. Is in a band with Tuba and Pumpkin. Loves Pumpkin.
TUBA'S FATHER: Lives in Cookie Pizza World. Protective of his daughter.
RED SQUIB: Less friendly than Squib.
GHOST: Mischievous, flirtatious entity in Piderman's house.
posted by JHarris (25 comments total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
Ok. I'm watching. WHAT am I watching? Whose brain is this?
posted by harrietthespy at 2:46 PM on November 2, 2014 [4 favorites]

Just keep watching. Everything nothing will be explained.
posted by JHarris at 2:52 PM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Well that's helpful.
posted by dersins at 2:54 PM on November 2, 2014

Love love Baman and Piderman!
posted by 1adam12 at 2:58 PM on November 2, 2014 [2 favorites]

It's really completely inexplicable.

If you watch it, and you like it, then it's worth it. If you don't? Well, the next thread looks kind of funny, maybe move on.

Really the only thing I can objectively say about it is, you wouldn't believe how strong the continuity is in these ridiculous little videos. They actually care about their strange/unsettling/sweet-natured half-verbal freakout cartoon. (And so do I.)
posted by JHarris at 3:01 PM on November 2, 2014 [6 favorites]

I finished season 1. I'm saving season 2 for after I get home from knee-replacement surgery next weekend.

Thanks for the post!
posted by harrietthespy at 3:13 PM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

I is sleeping ovah!
posted by AJaffe at 3:45 PM on November 2, 2014

I feel a feeling though I think it's kind of rude
I feel a feeling that their simple lives are screwed
It feels like in this feeling I won't be alone
As we approach the vast abyss of the unknown

I feel a feeling



posted by BiggerJ at 4:34 PM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Ok. I'm watching. WHAT am I watching? Whose brain is this?

Imagine you are about 5 or 6, and only have the vaguest idea of who Batman and Spiderman are, how they work, or what they do. Now imagine you and a friend pretending to be them, and trying to make up adventures with whatever information you have in your 5-6 year-old-brain.

That's this.

(it's genius, honestly. Captures the surrealism of playing and making shit up in a way I haven't seen anywhere else. Including the weird unfocused dread).
posted by emjaybee at 4:39 PM on November 2, 2014 [11 favorites]

Geeez, that ladybug man is a angry about sumpin
posted by quazichimp at 5:00 PM on November 2, 2014

I can't decide whether baman and piderman are 4-year-olds or stoners. A distinction without a difference, perhaps.
posted by drlith at 5:33 PM on November 2, 2014 [2 favorites]

Yes, it reminded me of kids talking. I was joking. I get it and I love it!
posted by harrietthespy at 5:59 PM on November 2, 2014

Pumpkin is such a snappy dresser, though. I can see why Squib goes for him.
posted by emjaybee at 7:03 PM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Well. That was a BLAST!
posted by harrietthespy at 7:08 PM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Baman Piderman is wonderful. The drawing seems so childish, but the perspective can actually get pretty brilliant at times.
posted by taltalim at 8:00 PM on November 2, 2014 [2 favorites]

I awww'd when Squib kissed Pumpkin.
posted by WCWedin at 8:42 PM on November 2, 2014 [3 favorites]

My five-year-old really enjoyed this, especially Green Spiderman.
posted by Nevin at 9:06 PM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

I saw Baman and Piderman cosplay at Dragoncon a few years ago. My response was full of squeals and entirely undignified.
posted by zoetrope at 9:22 PM on November 2, 2014 [4 favorites]

Wow, this is great. I can't even say why, exactly, but it's so surrealist and reminiscent of being a kid without being mannered and twee and annoying, it has a really natural, organic flow to it. I love it.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 1:15 AM on November 3, 2014 [4 favorites]

Reading this post, I was convinced this was made by the guy who does Crimershow (previously). Evidently not, but I'll bet you it was inspired by it.
posted by jbickers at 6:29 AM on November 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

I want this to somehow involve Steve Brule.
posted by Room 641-A at 10:13 AM on November 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

That is the most adorable WRITHING LOVECRAFTIAN MONSTROSITY I believe I've ever seen.
posted by JHarris at 1:32 PM on November 3, 2014

Is it just me or has Mondo Media made a few self-promoting posts disguised as content lately?
posted by GreyboxHero at 2:27 PM on November 3, 2014

I don't know, but I assure you that I have no connection with them.
posted by JHarris at 3:27 PM on November 3, 2014

From the YouTube description:

Partner rating: No mature content
posted by Room 641-A at 11:19 AM on November 15, 2014

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