Category Archives: Funny videos

Videos wot have cheered me up: Love Rollercoaster (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

In anticipation of my own trip to “do America”, here’s a song that everyone’s favourite shirtless funk rockers made (or to be more precise, covered) for the Beavis and Butt-head movie; it features not only the obligatory clips from the film, but also the band themselves in animated form!

(Warning: it actually seems to have been edited, for some bizarre reason — spot the repeated clips…)

Cool things: Beavis and Butt-head

beavbuttEverything I’ve posted here under “cool things” has been something that’s cheered me up when I’ve been down at some point in my life, and this cartoon duo is no exception.  Why, there was a day in 1996, around the time I made my first futile attempt to ask a girl out and, through a chain of circumstance that I won’t endeavour to explain, had a massive falling-out with my grandparents (with whom I lived at the time), that the antics of this pair of sniggering filthy-minded American teenagers lifted my spirits until my mother could mediate the dispute…

Umm… what’s this dude saying, Butt-head?
Uhh… I dunno.  But he’s talking like a buttmunch.
Yeah, really.  Change the channel!
You’re the one with the remote, Beavis, you change it.

Don’t tell me what to do, bunghole!

That was cool!  Hey, is that Dave-loss dude, like, still talking about stuff that sucks?

…although my friends thought it was juvenile and looked down on me even more for being a fan, the show kept me going during those depressing days at university when, much like this duo, I couldn’t get a girlfriend…

Uh huh huh huh, what a wussie.
Yeah really, even Winger would kick him in the nads, heh heh hm heh heh.
Uhh… change the channel, maybe there’s, like, something on that doesn’t suck.

Change it back, maybe that dude’s, like, started talking about something cool, like explosions or naked chicks.
Yeah, yeah, explosions!  Heh heh hm heh heh, ffffire!
Shut up Beavis, you’ll get us, like, banned by MTV again, or something.

…went back to see the film a second time, and I was the only person in the room, so I put my feet up on the seat in front, Travis Bickle-style, and naturally got it on video when it came out…

Uh huh huh huh huh, “came out”.
Umm… what movie’s he talking about?
Uhhh… who cares, he’s a stupid bungwipe.  Change the channel, maybe there’s, like, something about butts.

Uh huh huh huh, one day I’m gonna get, like, a tattoo of a butt, with a butt-shaped tattoo on it, on my butt.  That would be cool, uh huh huh huh!
Yeah, me too.  That would rule, heh heh hm heh heh!
Uhh… oh no, that wussie’s back on again.

…bought several of the videos, though sadly they were consumed in the terrible purge of January 2012, and later got hold of the official DVDs, though they’re edited, which sucks (not just to remove the music video reviews, but also to take out random bits of episodes for no reason).  Fortunately, my newest friend (the guy I go climbing with) got hold of the entire series in unedited form…

Uh huh huh huh, censorship is cool.  Like, when they put those black bars on people’s thingies?

Uhh… dammit, that Rave-dos dude keeps coming on the TV.  He must be, like, on every channel or something.
Nyaaah, butthole, get the hell off our TV, dammit!!!

Don’t change it, dude — he must be about to say something cool, like, because of the law of beverages, or something.

…and since I’ve been watching the entire series on my smartphone on my long Tube journeys in the mornings, I’ve discovered that I’m a metal fan, getting into bands like Black Sabbath and Gwar, who have helped me overcome the depression that blighted…

Check it out, he said “long tube”!  Heh heh hm heh heh, boioioioioing!
Shut up Beavis, he also said “Gwar”.  Uh huh huh huh, Gwar rules!
Yeah, really!  I wonder if there’s, like, a video on.

That was cool!  Is there anything else, like, on?  Uh huh huh huh, “on”.
Um… no, it’s that wussie again.  Dammit, he makes me want to get some nachos.
Uhh… why?
Um… so I wouldn’t, like, be here, watching him on TV, heh heh hm heh heh.

…watching the series right from the beginning, since I’m a purist and have also been re-reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels from the start, and putting whole albums on my smartphone instead of specific tracks…

Uhh… this sucks — like, he won’t shut up and stuff.  Like, it’s the same stuff over and over again.  Uh huh huh huh huh huh…
Yeah, heh heh heh hm heh heh, he needs to get some, like, new ideas or something.
Uhh… what should we do, like, while we wait for him to not be talking and stuff?
Um… let’s go break something!

Uh huh huh huh, yeah, that would be cool.

Videos wot have cheered me up: Kenny Everett meets the Bee Gees

In anticipation of a post about the new genres of music I’ve been experiencing over the past year (from classical and opera to Kraftwerk and, er, Gwar), here’s a clip from an old Kenny Everett Television Show in which he interviews the Bee Gees, all played by himself (he loved special effects!).

It’s notable for being the main reason I like the Bee Gees today (is it weird to like them as well as Eminem?  Good, because I’m weird!) — interesting how a parody got me into them, eh?

Videos wot have cheered me up: “Loadsamoney!” (Harry Enfield)

As promised last time I bothered to post something, here’s the Harry Enfield music video based on his obnoxious “new money” character Loadsamoney (guest starring his comedy partner Paul Whitehouse), one of the few pieces of music in the late 1980s that I liked at the time it was in the charts (due to not being a love song).  I also have the song in my MP3 collection, and back when I used to listen to music tracks when walking to and from work (before I realised I could listen to the radio), this generally cheered me up if I’d had a bad day at work…

(Don’t worry, I’ll be writing something more substantial soon!)

Videos wot have cheered me up: Ernie and Bert vs. the Martians

Confession time: I watched Sesame Street during the school holidays right up until I left home for university, and I still watch classic (Elmo-less) clips on YouTube.  Why?  Because it’s funny, that’s why, and here’s proof positive: Ernie and Bert, my favourite “odd couple” (though I don’t think they’re gay or anything — they didn’t even sleep in the same bed, unlike Morecambe & Wise!).

(Phew, for a moment I thought WordPress had disabled the embedding of YouTube videos!)

Videos wot have cheered me up: Morecambe & Wise meet André Previn

In anticipation of a “trying new things” post I’m planning involving classical music, here’s one of the greatest comedy sketches of all time: beloved duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise receive a visit from the esteemed André Previn, a.k.a. “Andy Preview”, to conduct a performance of “Grieg’s Piano Concerto by Grieg”.  Although they managed to play it relatively straight (with some notable exceptions — “Pow, he’s in, I like him!”), note various members of “the band” cracking up in the background!

Videos wot have cheered me up: “Still Alive” from Portal

Those of you who have completed the video game Portal will know this song, the coda sung over the game’s credits by the psychotic supercomputer GlaDOS, after you’ve destroyed her and escaped (or so you think — there is a sequel).

It’s also kind of an anthem for me, because I am (a) still alive, despite my depressive phases and dark thoughts (which I’ve resolved to overcome), and (b) insane and planning to experiment on captive humans for my own twisted enjoyment (which of course makes me quite proud).

Videos wot have cheered me up: Kenny Everett as Sid Snott

In honour of an evening of programming about my hero Kenny Everett on BBC4 tonight, here’s the man himself in his ITV Video Show days, playing rocker Sid Snott.  Watch how happy he is when he does what he didn’t think he could do, and then consider that he did it again in subsequent sketches!

P.S. “Tranny” in this context means “transistor radio”, the thing people used to listen to music on in public places before smartphones.

P.P.S. “Snott” is the spelling of his surname used on the back of the Kenny Everett: The Complete Naughty Bits! DVD, so sucks to you, Wikipedia.