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2021-11-29 9:15:32 AM  
It's called "Funny or Die" ?

I am now apparently dead.
 
2021-11-29 9:15:38 AM  
In other news, Funny or Die is still around.
 
2021-11-29 9:39:00 AM  
I remember watching Bing & Bowie sing this Crosby's annual xmas special back in the 70s. It was bizarrely awesome.
I also watched the Star Wars Holiday special when it aired. It prevented me from becoming a fanboi (cuz it was the very definition of "suck").
 
2021-11-29 9:45:30 AM  

oldfarthenry: I remember watching Bing & Bowie sing this Crosby's annual xmas special back in the 70s. It was bizarrely awesome.
I also watched the Star Wars Holiday special when it aired. It prevented me from becoming a fanboi (cuz it was the very definition of "suck").


The Holiday Special could have been and somehow wasn't the last gasp of the franchise.  In a different circumstance, the ptb might have looked at the special and immediately pulled the funding for ESB.  End of story.
 
2021-11-29 10:57:01 AM  
Here's another song featuring John C. Reilly, from one of the best movies in the history of film, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

Black Sheep
Youtube g2RJvCFSeK0
 
2021-11-29 12:23:55 PM  
Mr Cellophane
Youtube WKHzTtr_lNk

...Again..
 
2021-11-29 1:09:34 PM  

Shaggy_C: It's called "Funny or Die" ?

I am now apparently dead.


It's a weird piece, because they play it so close to the original, you almost have to imagine the comedy until the last thirty seconds or so.

They're not really much like the originals, so I imagine that's part of the joke too, in theory.

Orig for comparison.

Bing Crosby & David Bowie - "The Little Drummer Boy (Peace On Earth)"
Youtube n9kfdEyV3RQ
 
2021-11-29 2:36:39 PM  

Kris_Romm: Shaggy_C: It's called "Funny or Die" ?

I am now apparently dead.

It's a weird piece, because they play it so close to the original, you almost have to imagine the comedy until the last thirty seconds or so.

They're not really much like the originals, so I imagine that's part of the joke too, in theory.

Orig for comparison.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/n9kfdEyV​3RQ]


That video should be on the pictures for the Wiki page for 'awkward."  It'd be an excellent illustration

/not that they did badly
//but man you can practically see the "WTF are we doing here?"
///they were both professionals about it, but still
 
2021-11-29 2:53:21 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: That video should be on the pictures for the Wiki page for 'awkward."  It'd be an excellent illustration

/not that they did badly
//but man you can practically see the "WTF are we doing here?"
///they were both professionals about it, but still


Bowie's mother was a Bing Crosby fan, so that's why he did it.

Bowie was also older than we remember him as.  He was a teenager in the early 60s, and probably saw Crosby in "Robin and the 7 Hoods" with Sinatra and Dean Martin, and heard his music growing up.

Fun fact I just stumbled upon... apparently The Man Who Fell to Earth has a Bing Crosby song, True Love, in a pivotal scene near the end.
 
2021-11-29 3:01:08 PM  

Kris_Romm: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: That video should be on the pictures for the Wiki page for 'awkward."  It'd be an excellent illustration

/not that they did badly
//but man you can practically see the "WTF are we doing here?"
///they were both professionals about it, but still

Bowie's mother was a Bing Crosby fan, so that's why he did it.

Bowie was also older than we remember him as.  He was a teenager in the early 60s, and probably saw Crosby in "Robin and the 7 Hoods" with Sinatra and Dean Martin, and heard his music growing up.

Fun fact I just stumbled upon... apparently The Man Who Fell to Earth has a Bing Crosby song, True Love, in a pivotal scene near the end.


Oh I'm sure - what I see is Bing going, "Errr... k?" and David realizing that and doing his best with it - the combination is ... interesting
 
2021-11-29 4:25:31 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Kris_Romm: Shaggy_C: It's called "Funny or Die" ?

I am now apparently dead.

It's a weird piece, because they play it so close to the original, you almost have to imagine the comedy until the last thirty seconds or so.

They're not really much like the originals, so I imagine that's part of the joke too, in theory.

Orig for comparison.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/n9kfdEyV​3RQ]

That video should be on the pictures for the Wiki page for 'awkward."  It'd be an excellent illustration

/not that they did badly
//but man you can practically see the "WTF are we doing here?"
///they were both professionals about it, but still


I assume Bing is thinking, "Bing don't sing second fiddle to nobody! Play it cool Bing, don't let the rage show" and just out of frame his hand is searching for that sack of oranges...
 
2021-11-29 5:11:07 PM  

WilderKWight: Here's another song featuring John C. Reilly, from one of the best movies in the history of film, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

[YouTube video: Black Sheep]


I will say, while it's hard to forget Reilly is a pretty good singer, I'd managed to mostly forget Ferrell is such a good one.  He doesn't sound a bit like David Bowie, but that's some quality singing.   I blacked out his role in that stupid Eurovision movie, for good reason though.  And he's sung badly in a lot of things, like those dumb SNL skits with the horrible husband and wife band.
 
2021-11-29 6:25:27 PM  

Kris_Romm: WilderKWight: Here's another song featuring John C. Reilly, from one of the best movies in the history of film, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

[YouTube video: Black Sheep]

I will say, while it's hard to forget Reilly is a pretty good singer, I'd managed to mostly forget Ferrell is such a good one.  He doesn't sound a bit like David Bowie, but that's some quality singing.   I blacked out his role in that stupid Eurovision movie, for good reason though.  And he's sung badly in a lot of things, like those dumb SNL skits with the horrible husband and wife band.


Yep - I'm not a big fan of his, but I've known enough people that sing seriously to know how hard it is to sing poorly when you can in fact sing well.  I'm not gonna pretend that is not talent
 
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