Mais let's see what those T-Minous is up to
June 2, 2016 8:52 AM   Subscribe

TundaMinous is clips of Thundercats with Cajun English overdubbing. The plot of the eight (so far) episodes has villain Mumm-Roux trying to get his Magnalite pot from the shed out back of Lyoneaux's PaPaw's camp, while Lyoneaux hires the Roberts (Robear Berbils) to build him a screen porch off the carport. Created by Lafayette comedian Ash Reese, the show includes numerous Cajun Country references, including KATC chief meterologist Rob Perillo, and getting in fights outside Cowboy's bar. Some NSFW language.
posted by CheeseLouise (19 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite


 
Somehow, Thundercats now makes more sense.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:59 AM on June 2, 2016 [5 favorites]


My uncle, who worked for many years on the rigs off the coast of LA, would read this for us kids at Christmas in his best (and it was *good*) Cajun.

It was great in so many ways.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:00 AM on June 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Don' make me give you de couchemal like I did Tigreaux."
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:02 AM on June 2, 2016 [7 favorites]


I also enjoy the alligator hunting segments of season 2 of Filthy Riches where they subtitle the older cajun guy in charge. I really want to start saying "bon bon bon" like McConaughey says "alright, alright, alright" or Abed says "cool, cool, cool".
posted by srboisvert at 9:42 AM on June 2, 2016


gotta get ma knife
posted by sio42 at 10:11 AM on June 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


is this why boomhauer talks like he does? like the farther west you get, creole became incomprehensible?
posted by sio42 at 10:12 AM on June 2, 2016


No, Boomhauer's not Cajun, nor is his dialect. Bill's relatives are, although the show's portrayal of Louisiana is way less accurate than their handling of small town Texas.

Anyway, as someone who's ethnically Cajun and grew up in Lafayette I can't properly explain what a weird experience watching this is. Delightful, but weird.
posted by waffleriot at 10:16 AM on June 2, 2016 [8 favorites]


When I was around eighteen I really wanted to be Cajun, or at least to date one. I cannot explain this, except that zydeco is strong stuff. This reminds me so much of my weird tiny phase.
posted by Countess Elena at 10:53 AM on June 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


How my (very Cajun) grandfather felt about his Magnalite pot is EXACTLY how Mumm-Roux feels about his.

And, yes, Cowboy's is a den of scum and villainy.
posted by The Giant Squid at 11:05 AM on June 2, 2016 [6 favorites]


And, FWIW, during Episode 3, when Lyonneaux is getting attacked by the Crab Men, he wards them off with Cajun music and Cajun dancing, humming La porte d'en arrière, an anthem by DL Menard, South Louisiana's answer to Hank Williams (who was from that foreign place known as North Louisiana). A fantastic short doc about that wonderful man and tune.
posted by The Giant Squid at 11:18 AM on June 2, 2016 [6 favorites]


Awesome. Since we're here already how about a little something from the Cajuns' northern cousins, the Acadians. Acadieman vs Noel.
posted by Ashwagandha at 12:30 PM on June 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I have never been to Louisiana and know very little about Cajun culture but this is still laugh out loud funny to me. The understated delivery is perfect.
posted by town of cats at 12:42 PM on June 2, 2016


My spouse (from Da Berry!) jokes that we had to wait for a relative to go to the nusing home before we could get our set of Magnalites...and it's true!
posted by artdesk at 1:58 PM on June 2, 2016


Mais, dat's makin' me homesick.
posted by wintermind at 4:45 PM on June 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


All I have to say is that Magnalite is good pans.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 6:21 PM on June 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


See also: Pokémon in Trinidadian English that a friend of mine helped voice.
posted by coolname at 6:45 PM on June 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


Aw man, I got beaten to this. But I'm still first to the creator's second series, Couillon Quest, a trek to the mythical planet Couillon, and a search for new forms of life... to serve over rice.
posted by BiggerJ at 6:24 AM on June 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


Couillon Quest scratches an itch I didn't think I had. If the new Star Trek series was a bunch of Cajuns going through space looking for new forms of life to serve over rice? Me I'd likely explode.

As a sidenote, couillon is a pejorative in French Canada (or at least among my people), essentially meaning "dickhead". I wouldn't use it unless I meant it. Am I right in assuming it doesn't have the same weight in Cajun? Seems more lighter in tone.
posted by Ashwagandha at 12:11 PM on June 8, 2016


> As a sidenote, couillon is a pejorative in French Canada (or at least among my people), essentially meaning "dickhead". I wouldn't use it unless I meant it. Am I right in assuming it doesn't have the same weight in Cajun? Seems more lighter in tone.

My in-laws call my kids (their grandkids) 'couillon' on a semi-regular basis. It's seen as a playful way of mocking someone's behavior.
posted by The Giant Squid at 6:28 AM on June 22, 2016


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