Sunday, June 1, 2008

Pork, Beans, and 15 Minutes of Fame

Recently Weezer released the video for their new song, "Pork and Beans."

I like it. I like it a lot.

I enjoy it because 1. It's a catchy and fun song and 2. It showcases numerous references to internet videos that have been popular for the past couple of years.

Here it is, in it's entirety:

So, here's my point (aside from showing off a great song with a really cool music video), I enjoy funny/entertaining internet videos and always try to keep up with the latest and most popular ones. However, there are some in this music video that I don't know. I was hoping that you out there in Internetland could help me get some of the other inside jokes. These are the ones that I recognize in the order they first appear:

1. The Numa Numa kid

2. Drama Prairie Dog

3. Diet Coke + Mentos

4. G.I. Joe PSAs

5. Guiness World Record for most T-Shirts worn at one time

6. Chris Crocker (LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!!)

7. All Your Base are Belong to Us

8. Miss South Carolina

9. Chocolate Rain

10. Shoes (WARNING: Contains strong language after 1:26)

11. Peanut Butter Jelly Time

12. Will it Blend? (one of MANY!)

13. Charlie the Unicorn

There are also various lightsaber moments that could refer to the various incarnations of the Star Wars Kid or other fan videos with lightsabers.

So, what did I miss? I know that I don't know who that karate guy is, or the rainbow socks girl, or the dancing guy. If you know who these people are, as well as any others I have missed, please let me know so that I can be better informed and up-to-date on the funny and entertaining You Tube videos out there.

In addition, you'll get to sound smart, which is always a plus.


The Shark said...

The dancing guy is from the Evolution of Dance video. Enjoy!

And yes, I agree that this video is AMAZING. I actually pre-ordered the album last night because of it (and it downloaded this morning!). I've never purchased a complete Weezer album before. Excellent marketing strategy, Weezer!

The Shark said...

The Karate Guy is "Afro Ninja"

The Shark said...

The rainbow socks girl is the host of a channel called "Kicesie's Sex Ed." I'm not linking to it because it gets pretty dirty (all based on part of one episode I've seen). I've actually read stuff on this channel -- it's pretty controversial because it gets a lot of attention from budding teenagers.

Lobbie said...

Did you know that Charlie the Unicorn has a SEQUEL now? It's awesome!

The Former 786 said...

Sweet! Thanks guys!

What about the box head girls or the set of dancing guys?

The Former 786 said...

And the ones where they write letters/words on their hands?

The Shark said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the
Daft Hands video.

The Shark said...

And, of course,
Daft Bodies.

The Shark said...

I think the three dancing guys are from Crank That Soldier Boy.

The Shark said...

There's also a Sneezing Panda reference near the Afro Ninja guy during the climactic scene with everyone in the studio.

Also in that scene you can see the Haiti UFO, at least, that's what some have speculated it to be.

There is a trio of dancing CGI characters, including Donald Duck, in front of the band. It's hard to find a video with that, but it could be a reference to a lot of the animated GIFs floating around the internet of dancing pop culture icons like Spider-Man.

The Former 786 said...


Very thorough.

I'm impressed.

Anonymous said...

The hands and the "box head girls" are from different Daft Punk fan music videos. I really recommend the one with the girls, it's amazing.