Two shirtless kids goofing, singing, dancing. WTF.
December 5, 2002 11:53 PM   Subscribe

I have no clue what is going on here, but I love it. High energy homebrew music video of two shirtless guys dancing, singing, goofing. Impossibly catchy tune. Probably work-safe, but very strange. The song is about a Chinese restaurant in Korea? Anyone who speaks Korean and/or has insight into Korean pop culture, please enlighten us.
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posted by Slithy_Tove (21 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Well, the beginning is in Korean, and they're saying something along the lines of :

"Do you like jja-jjang?" (jja-jang is the black bean sauce, usually on noodles, that is the staple of 'chinese' restaurants in Korea. Quite yummy, if an aquired taste.)


"Well, then, what do you like?"

And then things get weird.

That's all I got.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:03 AM on December 6, 2002

I laughed. I cried. But then I was reminded of Chop Suey
posted by riffola at 1:07 AM on December 6, 2002

Do you like jja-jjang?

And the song follows along same theme: "No!, I like champon", which is Chinese-style seafood soup, and the resulting song hails the merits of Chinese "champon", but the funny part isn't the song, it's those two nitwits.

Thanks, Slithy_Tove, this was a real hit at my office! Now the guys know why my computer screen is so often MetaFilter blue.

posted by hama7 at 1:47 AM on December 6, 2002

In a really disturbing way I find that quite erotic. It's the part they were born to play.
posted by vbfg at 3:33 AM on December 6, 2002


Here's the 95MB MPEG.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:52 AM on December 6, 2002

posted by dg at 4:34 AM on December 6, 2002

You know what the best part of that is? Knowing that those dudes had to practice that before they made it.

"Okay, and then, we'll both wave our arms to the left..."

"No, no. Let's spin first!"
posted by ColdChef at 4:43 AM on December 6, 2002

I love the internet, where 2 effeminate koreans and a webcam can have an impact on the consciousness of hundreds, thousands, or millions of people the world over.
posted by crunchland at 5:23 AM on December 6, 2002

Umm. I just woke up, and I seriously didn't need to see that.
posted by TurkishGolds at 5:28 AM on December 6, 2002

Thanks for that one.
posted by websavvy at 5:48 AM on December 6, 2002

ColdChef, I am tickled by the same thing with both this clip and the one that riffola cites - these guys obviously practiced to get everything just so. Both clips amuse me to no end. Just another reason why every child worldwide should have a computer.

I am impressed that our global consultants wonderchicken and hamas could help us with the translation - thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 5:54 AM on December 6, 2002

That was amazing.
posted by adampsyche at 6:04 AM on December 6, 2002

This is an example of why we online people advocate for the net! -grin
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 7:07 AM on December 6, 2002

Out of morbid curiousity I viewed the page source, which eventually led me to another bizzare clip in a similar vein:

Yet more insanity

I recognize this song as the theme to a popular Korean children's educational TV show, which makes the smoking "singers" all the more surreal.
posted by PsychoKick at 7:51 AM on December 6, 2002

Now let's get them to do David Hasselhoff covers. (Or Hasselhoff to cover them?)
posted by stonerose at 8:12 AM on December 6, 2002

Anyone know why it, and the chop suey vid, end so abuptly?
posted by crunchland at 8:16 AM on December 6, 2002

Just another reason why every child worldwide should have a computer.

This was funny. Imagining I had the same technology today at this age, I bet I too would had a file or two like this.

It reminds me of the scene from Tommy Boy, driving and lip sinking to some tunes with some drama added.

I wonder, some sex and a steady chic will end these mood swings for these guys, you bet?
posted by thomcatspike at 9:33 AM on December 6, 2002

That was hilarious.

It is talking about old customs and having to go to the buddhist temple and having to eat jja-jang there.

If interested, I'll post a more detailed translation, but, while the song itself is funny, the antics of those two are priceless.

I'm sending it to family and friends in Korea. I wonder if those two realize how far their video has gone?
posted by Baesen at 10:28 AM on December 6, 2002

stonerose. OrT and DeLa have done a Baywatch parody, you can view it on their site (when their bandwidth quota is restored).
posted by riffola at 12:50 PM on December 6, 2002

direct link. that you can right click on and download, if that's your thing.....
posted by delmoi at 12:59 PM on December 6, 2002


This pretty old tho.
posted by firestorm at 11:38 AM on December 7, 2002

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