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November 28, 2007 3:27 AM   Subscribe

Charlie The Unicorn: 16 million hits, not ever on MeFi as far as I can tell, and UNICORNS! Don't we all LOVE THEM SO MUCH?! (Where's the interrobang when you really need it?)

Lyrics to the Candy Mountain Song so you may sing along:

Oh, when you're down and looking for some cheering up,
Then just head right on up to the candy mountain cave.
When you get inside you'll find yourself a cheery land,
Such a happy and joyful and perky merry land.
They've got lollypops and gummy drop and happy things,
Oh so many things that will brighten up your day.
It's impossible to wear a frown in Candy Town,
It's the mecca of love the candy cave.

They've got jelly beans, and coconuts with little hats,
Candy wraps, choco bats, it's a wonderland of sweets.
Ride the candy train to town and hear the candy band,
Candy bells, it's a treat as they march across the land.
Cheery ribbons stream across the sky into the ground,
Turn around, it astounds, it's the dancing candy tree.
In the candy cave imagination runs so free,
So now Charlie please will you go into the cave.
posted by exlotuseater (53 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Charlie the Unicorn from filmcow where you can get the video direct. There's also a store, an MP3 of the candy mountain song and a bunch of other works. Not affiliated, just passing along the word.
posted by wobh at 3:43 AM on November 28, 2007

Thanks wobh!
posted by exlotuseater at 3:47 AM on November 28, 2007

I see your comical story about a unicorn with 16 million hits, and raise you a laughing baby with 29 million hits, that I also think has never been on metafilter.
posted by roofus at 3:52 AM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

Is this for real?
posted by prosthezis at 4:08 AM on November 28, 2007

I was going to link to the German version, but it's gone now. Are/were there other translations?

to hell I say.
posted by prosthezis at 4:11 AM on November 28, 2007

So if we've all seen it repeatedly, it has to be linked to from Metafilter for completeness? This isn't the Internet blog of record.
posted by ardgedee at 4:11 AM on November 28, 2007

In ten years, you're going to wish you hadn't of posted that, ardgedee.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:49 AM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

this was posted as a comment in the Planet Unicorn thread. not quite a double, but not new to mefi.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:51 AM on November 28, 2007

Heh. My son runs screaming when I start calling him Char-leeeeeeee... Char-leeeeeeeeeeee....

He has a low threshold for irritating voices.
posted by Leon at 4:58 AM on November 28, 2007

Normally I try to follow a policy of shrugging when people post to inane shit. But this is really, really inane. And really shitty. Seriously, the guy needs an editor -- it should be half as long as it was. Then it would be amusing. As is, I just lost several minutes waiting for the lamest punchline I've heard in a long time.
posted by lodurr at 5:07 AM on November 28, 2007

I don't usually say this...but that was majorly fucking stupid. And the worst part is, it really thought it was clever. Sorry, but 12 million (and one, sucker me) hits notwithsatanding, complete and utter shit.
posted by banishedimmortal at 5:18 AM on November 28, 2007

I tried to be amused by this months (possibly years) ago, and I just couldn't manage it. :C
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam at 5:29 AM on November 28, 2007

Single Link Youtube Post made accceptable by adding song lyrics?

posted by tommasz at 5:38 AM on November 28, 2007

Right. See, this hasn't been on MeFi yet because MeFi is the best of the web. Or, at least, that's the idea. And this candy mountain unicorn business, is not.
posted by From Bklyn at 5:40 AM on November 28, 2007

I feel like this would have been funny as a 3-panel comic strip. Intro, setup, punchline.

But I want my 3 minutes and 45 seconds back.
posted by jozxyqk at 5:42 AM on November 28, 2007

I already regret commenting. Twice. But this is still a crap post.
posted by ardgedee at 5:43 AM on November 28, 2007

I just want to point out that my 11-year-old discovered this many months ago, when he was 10, and it never occurred to me that it would make a great post on MetaFilter.
posted by Mister_A at 5:57 AM on November 28, 2007

I would have thought that a pre-deletion pile-on would have started by now. My hopes for even the minutest entertainment have been dashed.
posted by prosthezis at 5:57 AM on November 28, 2007

Wow. You people are harsh. It's just a silly video.
posted by wobh at 6:02 AM on November 28, 2007

This is one of those nice pile-ons with a minimum of F-words, because exlotuseater is OK. For a nasty pile-on, head north to that post about the video game.
posted by Mister_A at 6:02 AM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

I cannot express my reaction without the img tag.
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great at 6:13 AM on November 28, 2007

I got yer interobang right here....

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posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great at 6:19 AM on November 28, 2007

ah poop. I was right the first time. I simply cannot express my reaction properly without img.
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great at 6:20 AM on November 28, 2007

So in a nutshell: 32.
posted by Mister_A at 6:41 AM on November 28, 2007

3 + 2 = 5 = pentagon = Tacos Are Great is an Illuminati spy. Flagged for fnord.
posted by stavrogin at 6:46 AM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

I made it through 51 seconds.

This post is nine firkins of suck.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:50 AM on November 28, 2007

Unicorns are assholes.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:48 AM on November 28, 2007

Don't bring me into this.
posted by interrobang at 7:50 AM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

Here it is: ‽
posted by sdodd at 7:54 AM on November 28, 2007

wow. consider me censured.

I promise to be more discriminating in the future.

posted by exlotuseater at 8:06 AM on November 28, 2007

shun the nonbeliever.
posted by exlotuseater at 8:06 AM on November 28, 2007 [5 favorites]

Metafilter: This isn't the Internet blog of record
posted by AstroGuy at 8:32 AM on November 28, 2007

Would this be an apropos time to ask for a ban on the <asciiart> tag? Pretty please?
posted by ook at 8:42 AM on November 28, 2007

Come on, exlotuseater, things could be worse. Imagine FPPosting that laughing baby thing.
posted by ersatz at 10:07 AM on November 28, 2007

I would have loved this in fifth grade.
Now, not so much.
posted by rocket88 at 10:17 AM on November 28, 2007

I would never have loved this.
posted by inconsequentialist at 10:21 AM on November 28, 2007

Just great.

Now when I finally meet a unicorn I'm going to have to kill it.
posted by loquacious at 10:44 AM on November 28, 2007

Charrrrrrliieeeee! Weee'reee onnnn Metafilter, Charlieeeeeeeeeeeeee! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!
posted by mayfly wake at 11:21 AM on November 28, 2007

I love this video and watch it regularly and, with the right mix of 13-15 year old students, get great mileage out of quoting it regularly.

That said, if something has already had 16 million hits, chances are there is no longer any need to link it anywhere ever again.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:37 AM on November 28, 2007

Ha, I posted a link to this back in the Unicorn Planet thread (now there was a bad video, at least Charlie is somewhat amusing), but the best Charlie around is this one.
posted by Jawn at 11:54 AM on November 28, 2007

This shit is unicorny!
posted by Mister_A at 11:54 AM on November 28, 2007

I'd never seen it before.

If only I had known how incredibly, incredibly blessed I was.
posted by konolia at 12:32 PM on November 28, 2007

I kinda like the first half, but repetition of the inane is well known for its comedic potential (c.f. I'm sorry I'll read that again's use of the word Gibbons and Teapot.) Unfortunately you really need something to back that up or an implicitit recognition that you have nothing to back that up. This had neither.

posted by Sparx at 12:59 PM on November 28, 2007

God how I wanted that bridge to break, they all die and see the credit roll.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:06 PM on November 28, 2007

I was hoping it was this Charlie.
posted by jtron at 2:10 PM on November 28, 2007

Never seen it, sorta liked it.
posted by aerotive at 2:26 PM on November 28, 2007

posted by Balisong at 5:37 PM on November 28, 2007

Why the hell do I always get brought up in these discussions? I don't hire the Illuminati.

Or so you think.
posted by fnord at 8:40 AM on November 29, 2007

It puts the lotion on or it gets the tantric sex again.
posted by stavrogin at 12:42 PM on November 29, 2007

That's it folks. Pack it up. Matt, you can shut the server down now. MetaFilter is done. We have truly achieved the best of the web.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:58 PM on November 29, 2007

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