Sergeant Peppers is almost a great album
May 17, 2018 9:22 AM   Subscribe

Last year, Stephen Colbert teamed up with 'the most influential minds in the prized 6 - 8 demographic' to brainstorm ideas for the perfect movie. ("Critics called it the most restrained performance of John Malkovich's career.") This year, Stephen's reassembled his creative team to come up with an idea for the best television show ever.
posted by zarq (20 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
 
SC: Joshua what do you think is creepy?
Josh: Doing this.
Hah! Give 'im hell, Josh.
posted by DigDoug at 9:42 AM on May 17 [2 favorites]


Kid is totally right about Rubber Soul though.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 9:43 AM on May 17 [4 favorites]


Fair, but I always listen to Rubber Soul and Revolver together anyway. I've had a playlist since my first MP3 player called "Rubber Revolver"
posted by DigDoug at 9:46 AM on May 17 [4 favorites]


Great "maybe I'm amazed" joke.
posted by johngoren at 9:53 AM on May 17 [3 favorites]


Rubber Soul is definitely my favourite Beatles album. So I'm down with this kid.
posted by Fizz at 10:01 AM on May 17 [1 favorite]


Octopus Garden 4evah!!!!


Pitch one about the little girls creepy great grandmother, who's dead.
posted by sammyo at 10:03 AM on May 17 [1 favorite]


Adorbs! As a former kid who knew inexplicable amounts about the Beatles, I’m glad they still exist. Other parents will no doubt want advice from Josh’s parents as to how they are managing to raise him 40 years ago.
posted by Countess Elena at 10:39 AM on May 17 [3 favorites]


As a former kid who knew inexplicable amounts about the Beatles, I’m glad they still exist.

When I walk my granddaughter in her stroller, I whistle Beatles tunes.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:47 AM on May 17 [1 favorite]


"They meet somewhere in Florida, but in a dark alleyway!"

We did a unit on The Beatles in general music class, but not until Grade 6.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:14 AM on May 17 [1 favorite]


::SPOILERS::
Dammit, I wanted to see the secret drawer behind the other drawer.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:23 AM on May 17 [4 favorites]


I remember there were kids completely terrorized by "A Day In The Life" (the crescendo part). That seems kind of quaint now!
posted by thelonius at 11:33 AM on May 17 [2 favorites]


Fair, but I always listen to Rubber Soul and Revolver together anyway

You mean, like, at the same time?
posted by aubilenon at 3:42 PM on May 17


I wish my son knew and appreciated the work of Jeff Daniels and Brooke Shields. Say what you will about Jason Segal, he does a pretty good Jeff Daniels.
posted by Ashwagandha at 5:56 PM on May 17


Fair, but I always listen to Rubber Soul and Revolver together anyway

You mean, like, at the same time?


George said it all should've been one double album anyway.
posted by philip-random at 8:00 PM on May 17 [1 favorite]


I remember there were kids completely terrorized by "A Day In The Life" (the crescendo part).

Yeah, that was me in Grade 6 general music class.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:00 PM on May 17 [2 favorites]


I had a truly horrific day filled with bad news.

We live in an unspeakably awful time. I cherish the fact that Stephen Colbert is the biggest star on late night TV, and can get a group of kids to write, and cast, a TV show and then gather the actors they name to film their story. So much heart. In the words of Samwise Gangee, while Frodo is despondent and about to give up, “There’s some good in this world and it’s worth fighting for.”

Sergeant Pepper is almost a great album. Speak the truth, kid. Rubber Soul is a solid choice for a six year old. You’ll dabble in the White Album in high school or college and one day you’ll settle on Revolver like the rest of us right thinking wise and introspective adults.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:03 AM on May 18 [5 favorites]


The only things wrong with SP are "She's Leaving Home" (schmaltzy) and "When I'm 64" (corny). If McCartney had already written "Lonely Old People", he probably would have tried to put it on Side 2.
posted by thelonius at 4:09 AM on May 18


to brainstorm ideas for the perfect movie

the title for last year's was pure genius:

THE TEENAGE WAR
posted by philip-random at 11:30 AM on May 18


Rubber Soul is a solid choice when entering your Beatles phase for a first idea of their best album.

Everyone does the Beatles at their own pace. For me it was Junior High. Rubber Soul was my favorite for a long time.

He'll move into TMBG next. I would bet on it.
posted by EinAtlanta at 1:29 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


When the Beatles "happened", I was 10-15 years old, and my parents were still 'watching over' my media choices. I acquired both Revolver and Rubber Soul on vinyl but was reluctant to go full-Sgt.-Pepper, an oversight made up for when I got into doing cassettes for music.

I was impressed with the almost-all-star cast Colbert acquired for the Strangest/Golden teaser. But John Oliver as Beatle Paul and not John?!?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:50 PM on May 18


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