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November 11, 2019 2:23 PM   Subscribe

Have you ever seen the mid nineties live action adaptation of Wallance and Gromit?
posted by MartinWisse (51 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
 
Nope
posted by ominous_paws at 2:33 PM on November 11 [4 favorites]


DOT, Jr.: NO. NO.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:36 PM on November 11 [1 favorite]


That is SO unnerving...
posted by PhineasGage at 2:37 PM on November 11 [2 favorites]


🙉🙈
posted by merlynkline at 2:38 PM on November 11


10 seconds before I noped on out of there.
posted by tommasz at 2:41 PM on November 11 [5 favorites]


Wow that’s Lenny Henry!
posted by toodleydoodley at 2:41 PM on November 11 [1 favorite]


Uncanny.
posted by Stu-Pendous at 2:42 PM on November 11


Against all urges and instincts, I watched until the end. Worth it.
posted by mikeand1 at 2:55 PM on November 11 [6 favorites]


pah you think this is nope?

rule 34

i defy you mefi to search it
posted by lalochezia at 3:04 PM on November 11 [2 favorites]


"When music plays, these dance."

Settle down there, St. Vitus.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:10 PM on November 11


Almost - but not quite - entirely unlike Wallace and Gromit
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:21 PM on November 11 [13 favorites]


It’s like Wallace & Gromit with all the wholesomeness squeezed out.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:27 PM on November 11 [2 favorites]


I love Lenny Henry and Wallace and Gromit. Thank you!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 3:28 PM on November 11 [1 favorite]


Godzilla, his middle fingers extended.
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 3:36 PM on November 11 [4 favorites]


Lenny Henry should play M in the next Bond
Richard Ayoade as Q
Idris Elba as 007
The villain should be Gary Busey doing a Boris Johnson imitation
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 3:37 PM on November 11 [10 favorites]


More like Wallace and Vomit, amirite?
posted by Ranucci at 3:45 PM on November 11 [2 favorites]


Rarely has the term “uncanny valley” been so clearly demonstrated.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 3:51 PM on November 11 [7 favorites]


I've seen it now.

I don't know how I feel about this.

Thank you. I think.
posted by egypturnash at 4:05 PM on November 11 [2 favorites]


I couldn't get past the 45 second mark. Nightmare fuel.

Mind you, I'm re-watching the US & UK Creature Comforts series right now, so that's a high standard, but... whereas that gets me off to sleep nicely, this is nightmare fuel. This is Wallace and Gromit on salvia, whip-its, and too much acid.
posted by not_on_display at 4:10 PM on November 11 [5 favorites]


Dunno how I missed this at the time (well, I suppose it was Christmas). It's proper uncanny valley and I don't know why it got made without a few better gags to land, but the prosthetics, set design and general look are all great for a three-minute sketch. Of course, that near-accuracy merely adds to the weirdness of it all. Nice find!
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue at 4:44 PM on November 11


Thanks, I hate it
posted by spbb at 4:48 PM on November 11 [10 favorites]


My brain tells me that’s Lenny Henry, but my heart tells me it’s Martin Clunes.
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 4:49 PM on November 11 [5 favorites]


That was a hard “No”.
posted by Big Al 8000 at 4:59 PM on November 11


Why
posted by xedrik at 5:26 PM on November 11


Lovely: Wallace & Gromit
Horrifying: Lenny Henry playing Wallace & Gromit
More horrifying: Wallace & Gromit Rule 34
Burn out your eyes: Lenny Henry Wallace & Gromit Rule 34

(my favourite part of the sketch is that it is played completely, utterly straightfaced, which makes it more horrifying somehow)
posted by chrominance at 6:08 PM on November 11 [3 favorites]


EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, damn it I came in here to make a Martin Clunes joke and you beat me to it.
posted by BrotherCaine at 7:18 PM on November 11 [4 favorites]


So many decisions went into this. So many.
posted by Think_Long at 7:22 PM on November 11


This is incredible.
posted by mbrubeck at 7:24 PM on November 11 [2 favorites]


What mbrubreck said. As an Aardman fan this is that and excellent.
posted by bz at 7:29 PM on November 11


can't unsee it
posted by daisystomper at 8:10 PM on November 11


whyyyyyy
posted by DoctorFedora at 8:13 PM on November 11


I can't do this right now
posted by They sucked his brains out! at 8:27 PM on November 11


LiQuId TeLeViSiOn... Sunday nights at 10:00. Just ahead of 160 Minutes and then YO! MTV Raps.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:47 PM on November 11 [3 favorites]


How is this live action?
posted by batter_my_heart at 9:29 PM on November 11 [1 favorite]


batter_my_heart, because it's actors in costumes, filmed in realtime, and not stop motion or CGI.
posted by aubilenon at 11:20 PM on November 11


:(
posted by Chaffinch at 12:20 AM on November 12


wut
posted by mwhybark at 12:46 AM on November 12


I liked it. It was a sort of ugly I can live with.

That being said, I was horrified to find that there's very little Wallace and Gromit available for streaming. Is it somewhere non-obvious?
posted by Nancy Lebovitz at 2:28 AM on November 12


That being said, I was horrified to find that there's very little Wallace and Gromit available for streaming. Is it somewhere non-obvious?

Most (all?) of it is on UK Netflix I think.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:35 AM on November 12


I'd like to have those trousers.
posted by chavenet at 2:36 AM on November 12 [1 favorite]


That was close to perfect, and totally horrific. They got the lighting right, the little finger drum mannerisms, the voice. The moist, human, eyes peeking out from the costumes though.
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 3:44 AM on November 12 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: the moist, human, eyes peeking out from the costumes though
posted by lalochezia at 5:11 AM on November 12 [7 favorites]


I was prepared to hate this, but I admit it was pretty funny.
posted by SPrintF at 6:17 AM on November 12


That being said, I was horrified to find that there's very little Wallace and Gromit available for streaming. Is it somewhere non-obvious?

Amazon Prime (US) seems to have all of it.
posted by ZeusHumms at 6:40 AM on November 12


I was more disturbed by the ad it served to me. I thought it was a parody at first but I eventually realized it was real. Holy gateway-to-wingnuttery Batman. Some kind of National Enquirer or Weekly World News only for right wing conspiracy theorists. Yuck.
posted by elizilla at 7:19 AM on November 12


No, I had not. And I wish I could unsee it.
posted by Quasirandom at 9:02 AM on November 12


I can’t let a discussion about Lenny Henry in weird prosthetics pass without mentioning his 1991 movie True Identity. Am I the only person who saw this?
posted by tomcooke at 12:26 PM on November 12


Every day we stray further from God's light.
posted by ananci at 12:38 PM on November 12 [4 favorites]


+1 for this
+1B for True Identity
posted by jojo and the benjamins at 7:40 PM on November 12


Godzilla, his middle fingers extended.

Shaka, when the walls fell.
posted by neuron at 7:56 PM on November 12


Shaka, when the walls trousers fell.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:35 PM on November 12 [3 favorites]


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