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March 30, 2007 3:13 PM   Subscribe

The Rude Awakening of Optimus Prime - in the same vein as the old GI Joe public service announcement parodies, but for the Transformers. [youtube]
posted by CG (20 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
At what point does the Rude Awakening video transform into something funny?
posted by zippy at 3:18 PM on March 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

Seen it, but I laugh every time.

"Rodimus, you have run this organization right into the fucking ground!"
posted by Mikey-San at 3:21 PM on March 30, 2007

"Shitpiece! Goldbug! Organize a Strike Team immediately!"
I got Sunny D all over my keyboard.
Thank you, CG.
posted by Dizzy at 3:24 PM on March 30, 2007

Rather than talk about how mediocre I found the Transformers thing, allow me to say that the G.I.Joe "promos" still kill me.
posted by davejay at 3:37 PM on March 30, 2007

Its alright. The GI Joe ones were at least abstract when they werent funny. This one relies too much on the "Cartoons swearing LOL" schtick that weve seen like 8 million times now.

But then, I still get a kick out of the ebonics Charlie Brown ones, so what the fuck do I know?
posted by Senor Cardgage at 3:40 PM on March 30, 2007

Pork chop sandwiches!
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:41 PM on March 30, 2007

Not at all like the G.I. Joe stuff really, but I enjoyed it much.
posted by luftmensch at 3:44 PM on March 30, 2007

So wait... that was supposed to be funny, right? Because autobots saying swear words is totally funny, I mean, right? And uh, yeah...

I got nothing.
posted by chibikeandy at 3:54 PM on March 30, 2007

Wow, that was awful. Sorry.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:58 PM on March 30, 2007

The best part was that awful background music. It's like porno music for cartoons.
posted by redteam at 4:03 PM on March 30, 2007

"He's way stronger, and totally insane"


That made me laugh. But it went down-hill from there. Whereas the GI Joe stuff is funny for days.

"Nice catch blanco niƱo, but too bad your ass got saaaaaaaaacked."

Cracks me up every time.
posted by quin at 4:25 PM on March 30, 2007

The best parody, of course, is Cheat Commandos. Ironic dubbing doesn't cut it for me (though the surreal dubbing of fensler's GI Joe is pretty good).
posted by cotterpin at 4:36 PM on March 30, 2007

My favorite part was none of it.
For friday youtube noncartoon fun, try balls of steel for a few minutes.
posted by isopraxis at 4:57 PM on March 30, 2007

That Transformers thing had its moments, but this was really all about linking the GI Joe videos again wasn't it?
posted by fidgets at 5:03 PM on March 30, 2007

Don't be hatin!

"He can stay and guard the base!"

posted by EatTheWeak at 5:05 PM on March 30, 2007

What fidgets said. "Shitpiece" really made me smile, but mostly it felt like they got stuck in the making-childhood-icons-cuss-is-lol stage of the creative process and never got out.
posted by cortex at 5:24 PM on March 30, 2007

Metafilter: Too Bad Your Ass Got Saaaaaaaaaaaacked.
posted by hifiparasol at 6:29 PM on March 30, 2007

yeah, now that i think about it, those GI Joe PSAs would have been soo much funnier had they been: a) dependent on a 40-year-old-virgin level of pre-requisite knowledge, b) nearly ten minutes long.
posted by tremspeed at 7:18 PM on March 30, 2007

I llliked it!
posted by nj_subgenius at 8:22 PM on March 30, 2007

The Deaths and Rebirths of Optimus Prime?!

How many times has Prime died and been reborn?!!

Although I do like the idea of a bad Optimus Prime - one of the last shots in that clip, shaking hands with Galvatron... reminds me of something but I just can't put my finger on it...
posted by porpoise at 9:36 PM on March 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

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