Ten Years In Ten Minutes
June 5, 2003 6:47 AM   Subscribe

Here's a fine way to start a Thursday: pour a cup of joe, settle into your ergonomic chair, and enjoy 80s Ending, a funny little film by Douglas Jordan. Six minutes long, well worth the watch.
posted by Shadowkeeper (24 comments total)
<yello>Ohhhhhhh yeahhhh!</yello>
posted by rory at 7:05 AM on June 5, 2003

the whole make out and hug scene is just hilarious.

"what is love?"
posted by lotsofno at 7:22 AM on June 5, 2003

"What it is, my brud-da?"

"Close enough, man. Close enough."
posted by vraxoin at 7:26 AM on June 5, 2003

Maybe, growing up in the 90's, I didn't get it all, because the only parts I found funny were the parts already commented on.

Gets an A for the music, at least.
posted by Be'lal at 8:10 AM on June 5, 2003

I cracked up. Those huge glasses on the "love interest" gal are identical to the pair I wore all thru the Eighties.
posted by konolia at 8:42 AM on June 5, 2003

I just wish the clip had started about ten minutes earlier, so we could see the kids winning the regatta in their makeshift yacht.
posted by vraxoin at 8:58 AM on June 5, 2003

It's got everything:

-guy makes some sort of statement about understanding each other, everyone ponders it silently, then someone starts clapping & they all start cheering

-guy realizes he loves the "nerdy" girl, who isn't so nerdy after all

-the greedy old businessman learns to "do the right thing"

-the cool black friend, the smart asian friend

-parent of guy realizes that his kid was right all along

-the preppy bastard gets mad and storms off--right into a pile of dog shit

-someone shows up in a limousine offering great gifts

-robot love

Since I grew up in the 80s, it was all wonderfully familiar. Great link! I didn't realize how much of a formula there was until I immediately started recognizing things.

Also, the makeup & costumes were far better than any recent movie I've seen that was supposed to take place in the 80s. Probably because no one wants anyone to look that bad ever again in Hollywood films.
posted by witchstone at 9:04 AM on June 5, 2003

Holy shit that's hilarious!
posted by insomnyuk at 11:19 AM on June 5, 2003

Very funny. The Slow Clap is my favorite.
posted by perplexed at 11:42 AM on June 5, 2003

Not as funny as the Sarcastic Clapping Family of Southhampton, but still funny.
posted by witchstone at 12:43 PM on June 5, 2003

That was a HOOT. Thanks. But where were the stoners shouting out "LET'S PARTY"; or the square old cop deciding to "let this one slide"? Any others? Also, some of the edits could be tightened a little bit to take out the slack. This should be a 5 min piece. Wonderful, though.
posted by squirrel at 1:57 PM on June 5, 2003

witchstone, do you have that on mpg?
posted by squirrel at 2:00 PM on June 5, 2003

yeah, how do you get snl stuff on the net?
we never go it in the uk.

i have to say , there was very little about the eighties that could be considered remotely funny or worthwhile, apart from band aid.
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:25 PM on June 5, 2003

i dont mean band aid was funny of course
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:25 PM on June 5, 2003

Hey! What happened to Shadowkeeper's Gold Star?
posted by timeistight at 2:44 PM on June 5, 2003

What? Why did Shadowkeeper have a gold star?

Thus did they sow the seeds of bloody revolution.
posted by cortex at 3:26 PM on June 5, 2003

I think I must have fallen into a different dimension again. Back in my world, these jokes were all in "Not Another Teen Movie." Or possibly, I'm the only one here uncool enough to have seen that movie.
posted by Yogurt at 5:06 PM on June 5, 2003

Tuxedo shirt.

Thank you. Made my day.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:52 PM on June 5, 2003

posted by Dirjy at 6:34 PM on June 5, 2003

Yogurt: I haven't seen "Not Another Teen Movie" myself, but a friend of mine who has said the exact same thing upon seeing this. So you're not alone.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 9:48 PM on June 5, 2003

I'm not normally one for most of today's ultra-lowbrow comedies, but I rented YATM on a whim (the trailer with the spoof on Breakfast Club sold me), and it was far better than I expected. Not perfect, but well worth a rent.

But even if YATM did it first, this was still a good watch.
posted by djwudi at 10:05 PM on June 5, 2003

I'm not completely persuaded. The slow clap should have come from a jock who was convinced the nerd was cool after all.
posted by Mo Nickels at 7:43 AM on June 6, 2003

squirrel, don't know where you can find the mpg, but I believe the skit is on The Best of Phil Hartman VHS/DVD. Also, you could look for the episode of SNL 2/9/91 with Kevin Bacon (a very funny episode).
posted by witchstone at 8:51 AM on June 6, 2003

The slow clap should have come from a jock

No way, dude. The slow clap coming from a nerd was perfect. Young nerd gets up his nerve to make a point and risks standing out from the crowd and being humiliated, but finds that everyone's with him and he does fit in after all. Perfect.
posted by rory at 9:33 AM on June 6, 2003

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