The Sublime In The Ridiculous
After the last collection which contained it`s fair share of angst, I guess Sammy just inspires that sort of thing, I decided to declare this a totally angst free zone in my campaign to get through hellatus smiling.
The videos in this collection are all silly, funny and some, just weird, quite a few of them feature music by Weird Al Yankovic. I remember years ago hearing his version of Michael Jackson`s “Beat It” but I did not know until I discovered You Tube quite how prolific he is. He has written countless parodies of so many artists and musical genres, his lyrics are really worth checking out. One of my favourites is his “tribute” to Nirvana, “Smells like Nirvana”. “What is this song all about? Can`t figure any lyrics out? ……… Well I`m mumblin` and I`m screamin` and I donâ€™t know what I`m singin…” Check it out on You Tube. I did like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” but Kurt Cobain`s diction did leave a lot to be desired. His work has, naturally, inspired quite a few SPN vidders! Some of the other videos I have included just because they make me feel good! Hope they do you too.
The first one is recent find that I cannot stop watching, I just love this, and you will find yourself “singing” along, trust me. It`s infectious. The vidder is MulkEntertainment, the video is called “Dude, where`s the pie?”
Here is the first one using Weird Al`s music. I felt as it was my first experience of his unique talent I should include this track and, well what else are you going to do when you get your pie? This is “Eat It!” The vidder is MsDoctorWhoFan1.
We need something to wash all that food down. I think we all know our boys` liquid of choice? This video is edited by abbalipps1 and has another Weird Al track, “The Beer Song.”
I have used videos by ash4897 quite a few times before, but she is so talented. Her editing is brilliant, and even the pec twitch is in time with the music here! I think we should all be thankful our days are not like theirs, this one features Dolly Parton’s track “9 to 5.”
This one is a real oddity! It should also come with a warning, if you are offended by bad language you might want to skip to the next video as there are a LOT of expletives in this! Personally, I really don`t like `effing and jeffing` for the sake of it, but I have to admit, this makes me cry laughing, and it is educational, a complete literacy lesson! It is made by theflyingflea and is called “History of the word F*ck.” I just adore the subtitles and the confused expressions.
Talking about words, just how many can you pack into one lyric? Here`s another offering from Weird Al used in a video by ringwench. It contains some very useful advice too, “Try not to shove a roll of duct tape up your nose whilst taking your driver`s test.” I think we could all agree with that. This is your Horoscope.
I will admit some of these videos are included partly as an excuse for me to listen to songs I just love. This is the first of two in this collection that qualifies on that score. Here we are going for a total Texan overload, jaredpadaleckifan has used “Sharp Dressed Man” by the wonderful ZZ Top to illustrate just how good suits can look.
I could have included this one before as it is from the Disney film from last year “Tangled.” I think this is one for the weird category but it made me laugh! The vidder is StrangelittleInvader and the clip is called “I`ve got a dream.”
Back to the weirdness of Al again, this is a lyric containing a few `subtle innuendos` but also many, many truisms. I do think Sam could melt elastic, Cas has eyes as blue as the water in a toilet and there are some lips which should be registered as weapons. The video was edited by Tolkripoedon and is called “Wanna B ur Lovr.”
Another chance to sing along here with a celebration of ALL the men of Supernatural, including one I really liked, the much mourned Ron! Winchesterus set her work to The Weather Girls karaoke classic “It`s Raining Men.”
If that one did not make you smile this one must! It is a real cheer up video. It features a song called “Smile” by Mcfly and is edited by SamPaulLover.
Everyone knows that Star Wars was something of an inspiration for Eric Kripke and the creator of this video, Nooshkaka, uses this knowledge. They have set their work to another Weird Al track `The Saga Begins` aka a rip off of American Pie. Here we have Sam as Anakin Skywalker.
I was going to resist as I want to include it in another collection, but I would be in trouble if I didn`t do this! Here is the other Weird Al song inspired by Star Wars, it`s by SciFiLover 84, this is “The Cantina.”
Now, here is my second musical indulgence. The editing here is fantastic and I think this would make a great advertisement for our show. The vidder is deirdrecee and they have used a short excerpt from Emerson, Lake and Palmer`s `Karn Evil Nine`. (Please take note of the warning at the end).
I never really watched South Park but that does not mean I can`t appreciate this. It`s another strange one, but funny. Edited by Hay1ock it`s called “In The Park.” Just how many times did they kill Kenny?
Back to Weird Al, this time taking his inspiration from one of my musical heroes Brian Wilson, this is from his very early work with The Beach Boys, These lyrics are great, especially the middle eight;
Come on and grab your ammo
What have you got to lose?
We’ll all get liquored up
And shoot at anything that moves
It is another video by SciFiLover 84, this is “Trigger Happy.”
Needless to say this next one has been included because it falls into the category of just making me feel good. How I got through so many collections before this appeared I have no idea. It`s by nihilion86. All together now `Bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom.”
The next vidder has sort of re made a favourite episode, they have created “The Adventures of The Winchester Brothers.” This is episode 1, “Up In The Air,” needless to say it uses scenes from Phantom Traveller and is really cute. It`s again edited by MulkEntertainment.
Here is another video from jaredpadaleckifan. I think this one could prove popular considering how we love the `Winchester Hugs` which is all it consists of, you can play spot your favourite hug! It is set to an instrumental of a song which we are all familiar with, and it even has backing vocals so you can be the lead singer. Go on, you know you want to, but please remember, sing it from the hair!
If you were not confident with the lyrics on the previous video you have no excuses here. This is Supernaturaloke and the lyrics are onscreen. The vidder is becky1978 and she has set Season 5 to the tune of “Mambo No. 5.”
I have a musical disclaimer for this as, I am sorry if there are Lady Gaga fans out there, but I am not one of them! But, I cannot resist this video, it makes me grin like an idiot, I don`t even need to see it, I hear this on a radio and it sets me off. The vidder is RisenShine22 and the editing is great, this is “Dance with Supernatural.”
This is one to cheer up anyone who feels they have had a bad day. Maybe after watching this you will reconsider, perhaps your life is not that bad after all! The video was edited by Tilly2baStar, she uses a track by Flogging Molly, “The Worst Day Since Yesterday.”
This final video is here just because it is so beautiful! I think everyone will agree. It was made by My February12. Totally gratuitous but …..
I really hope everyone finds something here to cheer them up and they have provided a few smiles, any other suggestions?