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May 22, 2010 3:52 PM   Subscribe

Once in a generation, there comes along a piece of aural majesty able to improve any piece of video made by man or beast. From movies to British game shows to video games to even Scooby-Doo. Prepare for your life to be changed forever.
posted by DoctorFedora (26 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Now this is a meme I can get in to.
posted by coolxcool=rad at 4:02 PM on May 22, 2010

I don't know, it doesn't actually go with some of these. The game show one was hilarious, but some of the others (particularly the Final Fantasy VII and Godfather ones) are just reaching. Plus, I don't know if you can call it a meme if they're all made by the same guy (YouTube user "guilefitsall"). More like one guy's weird obsession.
posted by DecemberBoy at 4:07 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

" 't memes a lot ta sumbody."
posted by coolxcool=rad at 4:19 PM on May 22, 2010

Maybe if he had used Blanka's theme music...
posted by bpm140 at 4:36 PM on May 22, 2010

No, this goes with everything.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:41 PM on May 22, 2010

OK, I gotta admit I laughed at this one...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:48 PM on May 22, 2010

I thought the Lion King one was well-done.
posted by Gordafarin at 5:06 PM on May 22, 2010

The beginning is very reminiscent of "Pushing Onwards" from PPPPPP, the stellar chiptune soundtrack for the game VVVVVV (discussed previously).
posted by Rhaomi at 5:33 PM on May 22, 2010

Meme fail. I can think of a lot of other musical cliches that are more One-Size-Fits-All than Guile Theme" - Danny Elfman's "Pee Wee theme", Daft Punk's "Harder Faster etc." and The Ides of March's "Vehicle", off the top of my head. You could swap John Williams' Star Wars and Indiana Jones scores and most people would never notice. You could grab any Who song and make it the theme to another CSI spin-off. Nope, sorry, tell the guy pushing this musical meme that we'll be listening to Keyboard Cat for a long time after "Guile Theme" is forgotten.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:41 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

Can we issue requests? I wanna see Gandalf fighting the Balrog to this.
posted by schmod at 5:50 PM on May 22, 2010

Someone should set a Benny Hill chase scene to this and watch the Internet eat itself.
posted by griphus at 6:16 PM on May 22, 2010

could we please have this played off by keyboard cat?
posted by jepler at 6:39 PM on May 22, 2010

griphus: that's what the BennyHillifier is for.
posted by empatterson at 8:15 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

This is the most depressing FPP in 21st Century Metafilter history.

Please don't make me count the ways...
posted by kozad at 9:05 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

Parliament question time [ie. Federal Government] is televised in Australia. It opens with grand orchestral music to give us all a sense of grandeur and get us in the mood for what we're about to watch.

But, as a friend pointed out to me, what if they used clown music? What if they used the Baby Elephant Walk tune?

That had never occurred to me before. How self important the choice of music was.

That said, this meme doesn't work for me at all. I'd like to see them all with clown music instead.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 10:10 PM on May 22, 2010

OK, I gotta admit I laughed at this one...

That Robin Hood trailer reminded me that I have to hunt down and painfully kill whoever it was who introduced me, via MetaFilter, to the aqua/orange color scheme issue. I see it everywhere now. You have 24 hours to get the mods to anonymize that post, whoever you are, and then the hunt begins.
posted by not that girl at 10:13 PM on May 22, 2010 [2 favorites]

posted by Theta States at 10:35 PM on May 22, 2010

Somewhere in my mp3 collection is the YTMD techno meme music from, like, five years ago. And in rare moments, it comes up in shuffle while I'm driving. And I always laugh my damn head off.

This one, not so much.
posted by davejay at 12:58 AM on May 23, 2010

I can't watch the videos right now but for some reason I was assuming it would be footage with a guy reciting, "Christ, what an asshole," over and over.
posted by ardgedee at 6:30 AM on May 23, 2010

not that girl: link?
posted by leotrotsky at 7:36 AM on May 23, 2010

Sorry, but my life has not changed one bit after that misery, let alone "forever". ( I agree with onesellfoop's comments, the best so far on this post.)
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 9:43 AM on May 23, 2010

leotrotsky: Link.
posted by haveanicesummer at 9:45 AM on May 23, 2010

Forced meme is forced. Everything's coming up Milhouse!
posted by m0nm0n at 10:21 AM on May 23, 2010

a better reception to these videos is likely to be found at something awful if it hasn't been posted there already. if you really want it to be a meme, you can try spamming it at 4chan.
posted by the aloha at 6:50 PM on May 23, 2010

Sorry, nothing's better than the Countdown theme. Nothing. I keep the bloody tune in my music library.
posted by spamguy at 10:21 PM on May 23, 2010

As much as I enjoy Guile's Theme -- and, I do! Specifically the version from Super SF2 on the SNES -- it didn't do anything for me. I feel like some sound effects from the game could have helped it a bit.

It also reminded me of "Dear Sister" (or that One Part fromt the OC where that girl shoots that other guy, and Imogen Heap plays) which is a music-based meme that works for a lot of things and is funnier probably because people take care to mimick the style of the original as well rather than just throwing a song on top of a random clip.
posted by Monster_Zero at 12:19 AM on May 24, 2010

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