"This is where Mabel is strong..."
April 9, 2020 4:00 PM   Subscribe

Sports commentator Andrew Cotter calls a couple of plays: The Dog's Breakfast Grand Final and Game of Bones.
posted by mandolin conspiracy (16 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
This is the only sports now. Go Olive!
posted by Atom Eyes at 4:16 PM on April 9 [2 favorites]

This really is the best thing.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 4:25 PM on April 9 [2 favorites]

Reminds me of this cat track-and-field event, only sweeter.
posted by praemunire at 4:39 PM on April 9 [5 favorites]

These are absolutely wonderful! Plus, I love the fact that there are dogs named Olive and Mabel.
posted by bookmammal at 5:29 PM on April 9

These have been making me so happy. Also, the long-suffering look Olive gives to camera in this (uncommentated) vídeo tells you all you need to know about the relationship between the two dogs.
posted by penguin pie at 5:49 PM on April 9 [2 favorites]

No! Not bad dog! Just dog, and dog again!
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:01 PM on April 9 [4 favorites]

It’s a doggy dog world, after all.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:02 PM on April 9 [1 favorite]

Meanwhile the cats here are sheltering-in-place like they've been training their whole lives for it.
posted by sjswitzer at 6:02 PM on April 9 [9 favorites]

"Olive... very much of the old Labrador school. Eating is serious business."

I had to watch that again, sooooo good.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:57 PM on April 9 [2 favorites]

"Join us tomorrow for live coverage of a snooze on the sofa... possibly".

Last week my favourite Youtube Channel "Wintergatan" did a version of this to describe the marble path around the music machine Martin's been building for the past two years. I was shocked at how easily the commentary flowed from someone obviously more into music and machinery than sports. Can everyone in Europe do this?
posted by Popular Ethics at 11:10 PM on April 9

I love these, I hope he keeps doing more. They remind me of the stare out competition sketches from Big Train.
posted by Acey at 1:35 AM on April 10 [2 favorites]

Awesome. Now do Andres Cantor.
posted by tonycpsu at 7:43 AM on April 10

Olive and Mabel have a spotlight piece in The Guardian!
Shared on Thursday night, the short clip was viewed more than 3m times in less than five hours – testament perhaps to a widespread craving for joy around the world.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:29 PM on April 10 [1 favorite]

These are so good.
posted by LobsterMitten at 12:41 PM on April 11

The AV Club has a great headline (God Bless Bored Sports Commentators And Their Very Good Dogs) which also includes a link to a fantastic call of dogs running in the park by a different commentator.
posted by TwoStride at 6:34 PM on April 11 [1 favorite]

Update: from a walk in the woods emerges a new Mabel vs. Olive commentary...

The Walk of Shame (Twitter)

The Walk of Shame (YouTube)
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:14 PM on April 30 [3 favorites]

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