|Wednesday, December 11th, 2013|
|Tuesday, December 10th, 2013|
|Lord of the Crumbs
Speaking of parodies, I thought you'd all enjoy this Lord of the Rings
parody: Current Mood: amused
|Monday, December 9th, 2013|
|YoB&E: Day 217--Subway song
I wasn't going to use this one because it's more a song/sketch that happens to have Bert in it than anything else, but today I'm in a subversive mood, so here goes:( CommentaryCollapse ) Current Mood: subversive
|Sunday, December 8th, 2013|
"We'll never get puppets in the Catholic Church
." Oh, Jane Henson ... how come we never got to find out how much fun you were until after you died?
In all honesty, I must admit that I'm not a huge fan of the "puppet Nativity" concept, although I'm okay with Nativity statues and figurines (so long as the figures look like humans) and I'm okay with living Nativity scenes featuring human actors, so I suppose this is really the next logical step.
Moreover, I AM a fan of more general open-mindedness in the Catholic Church, and if puppets are necessary to that process, then so be it. Current Mood: laughing at my own hypocrisy
|Friday, December 6th, 2013|
|YoB&E: Day 216--Penguin adventure
Well, it finally decided to be winter around here, with snow and single-digit temperatures and windchills and the whole shebang. It's just as well; we were getting spoiled by the comparatively warm temperatures, I suppose. Anyway, so that I can remind myself that things could be worse, today Bert & Ernie go on an adventure to Antarctica.
(To skip the theme song
.)( CommentaryCollapse ) Current Mood: cold
|Thursday, December 5th, 2013|
|Wednesday, December 4th, 2013|
|YoB&E: Day 214--This Christmas, accept no imitations
Okay, I've actually never seen this one before today, but apparently it was part of a Sesame Street
Christmas special from 2007, and the premise is that Bert & Ernie are directing a "Bert & Ernie Christmas Special," and they hired a couple of guys from The Sopranos
to play "Bert & Ernie," and Prairie Dawn runs around a lot yelling "Gingerbread man!"
In other words, it's sort of meta. It doesn't appear to make much more sense in context.( CommentaryCollapse ) Current Mood: cheerful
|Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013|
|YoB&E: Day 213--"Somebody Come and Play"
Somebody come and remix the audio so that the instrumentals and sound effects don't overwhelm the vocals. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a version with any better sound quality, which is really a shame because this is a particularly nice vocal performance by Steve Whitmire. I mean, he's always right on the money musically, but this one just has an extra little indefinable something special, if you make the effort to listen to the vocals.( CommentaryCollapse ) Current Mood: wistful
|Monday, December 2nd, 2013|
|Friday, November 29th, 2013|
|YoB&E: Day 211--Mountain climbing, with special guest Heidi!
Alas, once again the best online version of this sketch I could find has the video cutting out for about a minute following the theme song, and this time it could not be more inconvenient. So let's just all giggle immaturely at it right now and get it out of our systems: heh heh heh heh heh, heh heh heh heh heh. Okay, that's enough.
I was watching this one yesterday, and I found that the humor was a lot more subtle than I remembered. Also, the clay mountains kind of look like they're made of butter, so that's fun.( CommentaryCollapse ) Current Mood: high (as in elevation; get your minds out of the gutter!)
|Tuesday, November 26th, 2013|
|YoB&E: Day 210--Officially dancing oneself to sleep
Okay, I know I've already posted this one, but I'm posting it again because, as of July, it is now (finally) available on the official Sesame Street
YouTube channel (I double-checked the verification).
If nothing else, just watch the last few seconds
of it, because it goes on a little bit longer than the other one did.
Or don't. It's up to you, of course. No one should feel forced to watch Sesame Street
. Current Mood: repetitive
|Monday, November 25th, 2013|
|YoB&E: Day 209--Miami Mice
So Bert & Ernie clips are getting more sporadic for two reasons: (a) It's getting harder to find clips I haven't already used, and (b) work keeps taking up my time. But today I have a good one for you, a classic parody:( CommentaryCollapse ) Current Mood: nostalgic
|Tuesday, November 19th, 2013|
|Monday, November 18th, 2013|
|Saturday, November 16th, 2013|
|"Noble Agony"; or, Substance Over Tone
There's an article in this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly
by Anthony Brenzican called, "Is 12 Years [a Slave]
the New Brokeback [Mountain]
I'm happy to report that over the last year or two I've been able to work through my longstanding anger and frustration over Crash
's 2006 Oscar win. Nevertheless, I still get a sense of gratification when someone else publicly expresses the opinion that that was stupid, so despite the danger of stirring up all those hurt feelings again, I read the article.
Since Brenzican feels the same way I do about Crash
, I want to agree with his premise in this article. And yet...I don't.( Read more...Collapse )
(I think I can make my point better than I did here; comments temporarily disabled until I have the time to do so.) Current Mood: distracted
|Friday, November 15th, 2013|
|Thursday, November 14th, 2013|
|Wednesday, November 13th, 2013|
|Tuesday, November 12th, 2013|
|YoB&E: Day 203/204--Seeds of deceit
Somehow, this video ended upon the official Sesame Street YouTube homepage
despite the fact that it appears to have been actually posted to YouTube by a cleverly disguised bootlegger (in other words, an imposter
). The fact that whoever uploaded it doesn't even know how to spell "Ernie" should have been a clue.
Nevertheless, although it found its way online by questionable means, it is undeniably an authentic Sesame
sketch. And of the two Sesame Street
flower pageants, I like this one a little bit better; there's a lot more going on in it.
Moreover, I've learned something from this experience, which is to always look for the little checkmark that says it's a verified name, even if it's on the official page.( Read more...Collapse )( Oh, and about the sketch itself...Collapse ) Current Mood: moody