Move em on (Head em up) Rawhide!
December 21, 2005 10:28 AM   Subscribe

For when you really want to karaoke with a severed deer's head, but just don't know where to start. Do you have a cousin, grandparent, or spouse who enjoys really large, high-concept, expensive gag gifts? Look no further. Buck the Singing Trophy is the latest product from Gemmy industries, whose previous culture-changing invention was Big Mouth Billy Bass. It's already sold out at Wal-Mart and most online stores, so you'll either have to wait until the new year or head to Ebay to get your crate of Pepsi Blue. And really, has Pepsi Blue ever tasted so strange (WMV)?
posted by billysumday (37 comments total)
As well as bursting out into "Sweet Home Alabama' and other classics with his own witty introduction, Buck will say whatever you want him to. Just speak into the mike, and your words come out of his mouth. Even better, he also works via motion sensor, watch that door-to-door salesman or your party guests jump out of their skins as Buck smoothes them up with another classic crooner. Buck's realistic appearance, with fur and even a few stray hairs in the right places, is made even spookier by his mouth, head and ears all moving as he talks or sings. Infact he's better than the real thing, lets face it, a talking deer is much better than a dead one!
posted by billysumday at 10:28 AM on December 21, 2005

White trash everywhere rejoice!
posted by NationalKato at 10:32 AM on December 21, 2005

The first time I saw this I was really perturbed, but then I was reminded of the infernal mount from EvilDead and had a good laugh. I'd love to see it hacked and replicated, that might make a great Halloween decoration. For bonus points, bring it back into Wal-Mart and replace the standing model.
posted by prostyle at 10:41 AM on December 21, 2005

I'm undecided as to whether this FPP brings more shame on you or on your family.
posted by biffa at 10:41 AM on December 21, 2005

Holly crap, I totally need one of those!
posted by JeffK at 10:41 AM on December 21, 2005

I work for a company that bought a huge amount of those singing fish just seconds before they became completely unsellable, never mind that they had absolutely nothing to do with any of our usual product lines. People still joke about it today (and I imagine, in the corner of one of our warehouses, there's still a crate or two).
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:44 AM on December 21, 2005

This fpp brings no shame to anyone - it only brings joy. Joy into the hearts of all.
posted by billysumday at 10:44 AM on December 21, 2005

Metafilter: For when you really want to karao-- ah, nevermind...
posted by verb at 10:49 AM on December 21, 2005

reminds me Melvin, Buff and Max, the talking trophies who host the Country Bear Jamboree in Disneyworld! after seeing that show as a kid, i used to think all mounted trophy heads talked.
posted by ab3 at 10:49 AM on December 21, 2005

of. reminds me *of*.
posted by ab3 at 10:50 AM on December 21, 2005

This is deffinitive proof that the terrorists have not won.

I second the motion for some hacking, wish I had the know how to do it myself.
posted by atom128 at 10:53 AM on December 21, 2005

I suppose this is a good time to mention this classy christmas light display.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:53 AM on December 21, 2005

Postcards from the uncanny tacky valley.
posted by Nelson at 10:55 AM on December 21, 2005

Wolfdog: And people say that the true beauty of Christmas is being threatened. Hah! There is no War on Christmas, for how could anyone fight that?
posted by billysumday at 10:59 AM on December 21, 2005

Wolfdog: I'm speechless.
posted by Miko at 11:00 AM on December 21, 2005

HOly shit, wolfdog.

My favorite bar has one of the talking deer heads - the owner got it as a wedding present. The deer is mounted behind the stage, so when a band sucks, the owner will make the deer sway and yap its mouth to the song. Creepy.
posted by notsnot at 11:06 AM on December 21, 2005

But does it say MERRY CHRISTMAS?
posted by 2sheets at 11:21 AM on December 21, 2005

Soylent Christmas is made of CRAP!
posted by graventy at 11:23 AM on December 21, 2005

There's a chain restaurant called Bugaboo Creek -- not sure if all their locations have this, but the one in Warwick, RI has a variety of singing animal heads. The moose scared the bejeezus out of me because I was the only person around when it started up. It was cute at first, until it started insisting that I buy dessert.

I still want a Billy Bass that croaks out something about joining the Esoteric Order of Dagon before it seizes up and starts flopping around..
posted by Marit at 11:40 AM on December 21, 2005

So... the next step is a showtune-singing stuffed bear, rampant.
posted by NinjaPirate at 11:57 AM on December 21, 2005

They've got a few of these at both K-Marts near my house. They're awesome! Except for the price. Not so awesome.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:11 PM on December 21, 2005

Oh dear.
posted by stinkycheese at 12:19 PM on December 21, 2005

That's just mass-produced crap. What you need is one of these.
posted by carter at 12:24 PM on December 21, 2005

Someone needs to hack it like was done to this Santa.
posted by dobbs at 12:24 PM on December 21, 2005

carter: I believe you're right. I actually do need one of those.
posted by billysumday at 12:27 PM on December 21, 2005

Wow, carter. I can't believe it says wonderful gift for horse-lover.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:27 PM on December 21, 2005

Marit, Bugaboo Creek's the first thing I thought of, too! Watching dead animals sing creeps me out....
posted by airgirl at 12:32 PM on December 21, 2005

My god, carter.

*curls up into fetal position, weeps*
posted by maryh at 12:41 PM on December 21, 2005

Fess up, PinkStainlessTail. You work for Borders.
posted by malaprohibita at 1:28 PM on December 21, 2005

I can neither confirm or deny.

But yes.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:38 PM on December 21, 2005

Of course, you also want the matching doorbell.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:51 PM on December 21, 2005

Yet another reason we need more oil: to make entertaining anthropomorphic plastic replicas of nature as we destroy it in our quest for more oil.
Can it say, “I ate my own ass”?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:58 PM on December 21, 2005

We have a stag's head. Doesn't dance or anything, but we have him up in the living room. Slightly odd of place in a three-bed South Manchester red brick semi, but we hope he's suitably post-modernist and hip.
posted by alasdair at 3:56 PM on December 21, 2005

posted by rob511 at 5:54 PM on December 21, 2005

My friend has this up in his loft. It's quite a conversation piece.
posted by mr.dan at 7:51 PM on December 21, 2005

*copies* *pastes* *stares* *dies from confusion*
posted by gunthersghost at 9:20 PM on December 21, 2005

Dead by dawn! Dead by dawn! AHAHAHAHAHAH!

Gives me the geebies just thinking such a thing COULD happen.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:35 AM on December 22, 2005

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