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March 31, 2006 12:32 PM   Subscribe

HERE COMES DR. TRAN! What? I'm not a doctor! HE'S A REAL DOCTOR! I'm not a doctor! I'm only five years old! NOT ONLY IS HE A REAL DOCTOR, HE'S A DASHING SPECIAL AGENT WITH A PH.D. IN KICKING YOUR ASS! Please go a-way! I haveta do chores! via
posted by loquacious (34 comments total)
 
Oh, another link to youtube. How delightful!
posted by antifreez_ at 12:39 PM on March 31, 2006


yeah, but it's DR. TRAN!!!

I remember crying from laughing too hard when I first saw this at Spike & Mike's festival. Seriously brilliant.
posted by Parannoyed at 12:42 PM on March 31, 2006


That was pretty irritating.
posted by 327.ca at 12:42 PM on March 31, 2006


nice choice of tags
posted by qvantamon at 12:42 PM on March 31, 2006


That would benefit from having a good two minutes trimmed off of it.

But the other five minutes?
PANTS-WETTINGLY AWESOME!!!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:43 PM on March 31, 2006


More Dr. Tran fun here.
posted by Zozo at 12:46 PM on March 31, 2006


I dunno, it seems to be one joke agonizingly stretched into a multi-minute sketch. It reminds me of the darkest days of Saturday Night Live... "you lika da jooose, hah?"
posted by illovich at 12:48 PM on March 31, 2006


I love Dr. Tran, but if you could find me a link to the same group's "Roybertitos 60 second Spot," you would be awesome.
posted by haplesschild at 12:50 PM on March 31, 2006


I remember seeing this over a year ago. It's good, but I'm surprised it hadn't shown up earlier here.
posted by clockworkjoe at 12:51 PM on March 31, 2006


???
posted by HTuttle at 12:54 PM on March 31, 2006


Best. Of. The. Web.
posted by RylandDotNet at 12:54 PM on March 31, 2006


Too long, but has some pretty funny moments.
posted by brain_drain at 12:59 PM on March 31, 2006


Okay, I skimmed through most of it, but "HICKORY SMOKED HORSE BUTTHOLES" got me...
posted by BobFrapples at 1:00 PM on March 31, 2006


I actually did laugh. Yeah, the hickory smoked horse buttholes got me too, lol!
posted by nickyskye at 1:02 PM on March 31, 2006


I saw this ages ago, and now, I can finally show it to my friends. Who will shortly stop being friends with me.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 1:03 PM on March 31, 2006


I don't understand.
posted by arcticwoman at 1:13 PM on March 31, 2006


It's about twice as long as it needs to be, but still pretty funny.

Just like the Internet.
posted by ook at 1:16 PM on March 31, 2006


mildy funny, yet culturally offensive. always a great combo!!
posted by gnutron at 1:20 PM on March 31, 2006


Yeah, very funny, but seriously needed some editing.

Still - free laughs - can't really complain, can ya?
posted by Blue Stone at 1:28 PM on March 31, 2006


I kept thinking it was about to get too long and dumb - but then it'd just get funnier.
posted by birdie birdington at 1:29 PM on March 31, 2006


Yep, too long but some excellent funny parts.

And I will be saying Hot Dickings for the rest of the day now.
posted by fenriq at 1:33 PM on March 31, 2006


This is the kind of thing thats a little funny for 30 seconds, kind of boring after a minute, and mindbendingly helarious after five minutes.

But yeah it could have used some editing.
posted by delmoi at 1:42 PM on March 31, 2006


That was the best one at Spike and Mike's a couple of years ago.

Dr. Tran Sound Board
posted by Laen at 1:48 PM on March 31, 2006


so the joke is the kid is not dr. tran and the announcer ignores this fact and that goes on for about five minutes?
posted by undule at 1:50 PM on March 31, 2006


I saw this at Spike & Mike's too. Before the show they handed out 3D glasses. You were supposed to put them on when the 3D part of Dr Tran started. Well, here we all are holding our cheesy little glasses, the film voiceover tells us to put them on, then calls us idiots as Dr. Tran has no 3D parts. Or something like that, there was much beer involved that night. Printing out and distributing 3D glasses seems a bit out of the way to go for a simple joke. I still have them. They're pretty handy for web 3D stuff.
posted by skallas at 1:53 PM on March 31, 2006


My favorite at that particular Spike and Mike's:
My anus is bleeding

posted by i8ny3x at 2:11 PM on March 31, 2006


Printing out and distributing 3D glasses seems a bit out of the way to go for a simple joke.

Well, this is Mike & Spike we're talking about. Fans often had that years festival guide/brochure on their fridge. They used to have a promo where you could get in free if you brought your whole damn fridge with the flyer attached to it. I saw some really odd fridges. They were often filled with cold beer. I saw one guy who had three people in his fridge, trying to sneak them in. (Yeah, I dunno how they didn't suffocate. Stealth air holes, maybe.)

mildy funny, yet culturally offensive. always a great combo!!

Culturally offensive to who? Vietnamese? Americans? Hollywood? Doctors? Tran? Hickory smoked horse anuses? All of the above?

I love how it starts out like "Ooo haha looky at the goofy generic Asian kid!" and then just rips America and Hollywood a brand new hickory smoked horse anus, while little Tran just is trying to go about his normal day in a fairly traditional (if overtly cartoonish) Vietnamese setting. There's a few little clues in there that make Tran decidedly not just another generic Asian being made fun of, his name being the least of these.

Also, I love the length. It's just long enough to get really, seriously annoyed at Mr. Hollywood announcer, while Tran gets aggravated right up to the point of almost, but not quite, flipping the fuck out and actually kicking some ass.
posted by loquacious at 2:16 PM on March 31, 2006


I lost the 3D glasses. (I'm really just chiming in to say, "I saw this years ago, aren't I cool?" I know, I suck.)
posted by Skwirl at 3:00 PM on March 31, 2006


The background music was used in Monty Python's "Olympic Hide and Seek". Weird.
posted by jiawen at 3:17 PM on March 31, 2006


I'm not a macoddity!

Loved this, thanks.
posted by CunningLinguist at 3:30 PM on March 31, 2006


Fucking Brilliant. I'm a total sucker for running gags, and this one for me was a great: perfect timing, perfect delivery, and the music was perfect.

The background music was used in Monty Python's "Olympic Hide and Seek".

I knew it was familar. Genius. *goes to root through Monty Python tapes*
posted by MetaMonkey at 7:55 PM on March 31, 2006


I thought for sure, at first, this was going to be a link to Dr. McNinja. ;)
posted by Fortyseven at 12:13 PM on April 1, 2006


I think I pooped myself a little when the Hot Dickings part came up.
posted by Clamwacker at 1:27 PM on April 1, 2006


the "my anus is bleeding" art work looks just like the pictures you get in poptarts now.
posted by stilgar at 8:53 PM on April 2, 2006


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