Bert & Ernie -- Happiness
March 8, 2005 2:25 PM   Subscribe

Todd Solondz + Childrens Television Workshop [Flash; Not Safe For Anyone]
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(FWIW: previously linked in a comment here.)
posted by ChrisTN at 2:38 PM on March 8, 2005

well, someone's in a mood. thanks fir the warm, snuggly feelings, p_g! :)
posted by moonbird at 2:46 PM on March 8, 2005

moonbird is either being ironic or is blissfully unaware of the source material (I suggest he stays that way: it's not snuggly).
posted by Pretty_Generic at 2:55 PM on March 8, 2005

i enjoyed 'happiness', but that is just wrong
posted by gnutron at 3:00 PM on March 8, 2005

Well, there's another three or four minutes I'll never get back. I kept waiting for some redeeming punchline, song, something.
posted by hypersloth at 3:00 PM on March 8, 2005

do bert and ernie come felt?
posted by Hat Maui at 3:04 PM on March 8, 2005

I supposed this is supposed to be all hip and ironically funny, but it put me in mind of important father-son conversations I'm unlikely to have with my boy now that I'm separated and living several states away from him. The law of unintended consequences as applied to FPPs, I guess.

At least I got to see that HST was a pipe smoker. I'd wondered about that.
posted by alumshubby at 3:08 PM on March 8, 2005

Oh man, I need like six showers now...
posted by mkultra at 4:06 PM on March 8, 2005

did you come?
posted by graventy at 4:36 PM on March 8, 2005

I actually took a first-date to Happiness when it *ahem* came out. The relationship was not fated to last long.

Thanks Todd!
posted by bardic at 5:53 PM on March 8, 2005

Happiness is a disturbing yet satisfying film. But, primarily disturbing.
posted by cloeburner at 6:23 PM on March 8, 2005

I don't know what to say just now...
posted by buriednexttoyou at 7:22 PM on March 8, 2005

Another not-especially-good-for-first-dates movie: Fargo. But I still love both of them.

I didn't think much of this - it's a funny enough idea, but the video doesn't actually tie into the dialogue much at all. All of the discomfort comes from remembering the scene in Happiness, and the dissonance of thinking that this guy is both a really good dad and a really bad person at the same time.
posted by wilberforce at 7:36 PM on March 8, 2005

posted by moonbird at 4:20 AM on March 9, 2005

posted by orange swan at 5:22 AM on March 9, 2005

Here's something I've been wanting to do for a while, if I had the tools and the know-how: I would take the De Niro and Scorsese characters from Shark Tale and animate them speaking the dialogue from Taxi Driver where Scorsese talks about how he's going to shoot his girlfriend in the pussy.
posted by bugloaf at 6:30 AM on March 9, 2005

...and I think the scale on the TMI Meter just pegged out...
posted by ancientgower at 2:53 PM on March 9, 2005

Having never seen (or to be honest) heard of the movie the dialogue is from...I just have to say...eeewh.
posted by dejah420 at 11:36 AM on March 10, 2005

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