Friday, December 19, 2008

The funniest AMERICAN IDOL moment EVER

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AMERICAN IDOL begins next month. Yes, I will be donning my snarkskin coat again and offering my always-impartial observations. But to get you in the mood, I found this video. It's the funniest thing I've seen in awhile. I bet Sarah Palin acted like this too.


Anonymous said...

I think if I'd seen this when I was 12, it would've turned me gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course.

Unknown said...

I can picture Sarah Palin throwing a fit like this, but only over reality TV, not a boring ol' election.

konberg said...

Oh, wonderful.

Did you see that someone made a parody video?

Good, not great, but good.

MirrorJames said...

Wow. That was hilarious.

On the topic of hilarious things, I just bought Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Ken.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. Funniest thing I've seen all week. You just can't make up shit that good haha.

Dr. Leo Marvin said...


Dr. Leo Marvin said...


Do you know why this so funny? (That's not a riddle. I'd really like to know.) I mean, it's obviously sweet and almost painfully endearing, but what is it about it that I can't remember the last time I laughed this hard?

geewits said...

I can't thank you enough. I haven't laughed that hard in weeks!

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I heardNBC has bought the rights to turn it into an american sitcom.

blogward said...

I find it disturbing. What are you all laughing at?

Barefoot Billy Aloha said...

How sweet to be that passionate about something!

Anonymous said...

One of those little girls has a father (or stepfather?) who is the GREATEST HUMAN BEING ALIVE!

Anonymous said...

I can't remember when I felt so passionate about anything! Well, with the exception of the recent election.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Thanks for the reminder. Tomorrow, Dec. 21, is our wedding anniversary (yes, longest night of the year, don’t remind me). Seven months to the day from this travesty, when David Cook stole the election in Florida, just because he looks like a guy who should be named Chad.

For those of us unable to hear beyond a certain decibel level or sbove a certain octave, I took the liberty of sending for the Merkle Press transcript, to help figure out why this Sob-a-Paluzza had at least two of us wetting our pants – three if you count just spilling something.

The PbP highlights, apart from the obvious hysteria, include:
1. ‘Tween in pink, stage left, falling completely out of the frame, then reappearing to assess reactions of the others before actually making a personal commitment.
2. Relative composure and yes, enjoyment, of ’tween in orange, pondering the meaning of it all.
3. Relative bemusement of ‘tween on right with the Idol/star T-shirt.
4. "How could they VOTE for him? He doesn't even shaaaaaaaaaaaave!!!!!!.” (Applies equally to Archuleta for diametrically opposed reason.)
5. Oh God! I can’t go back to SCHOOL! I bet fifty dollars! I don’t even HAVE fifty dollars.
6. Mom: “But honey look [it’s O.K.], DAVID isn’t crying….”

Thanks for the tip on the McCain/Palin version. Now for your dining and dancing pleasure, this pathetic attempt at a musical career
(to the tune of Shuffle Off to Buffalo):

Oh we all just wet our panties,
It’s a living hell like Dante’s
Oh no, no, no, no.
Off we’re gonna sniffle,
Sniffle off the Idol show.

I just placed a little bet-a,
Fifty bucks on Archuleta ,
‘Cause we love him so.
Now off we’re gonna sniffle,
Sniffle off the Idol show.

How could I know the bookie,
Had the spread on David Cookie
There goes my ‘tween trousseau.
Now there’ll be a scuffle,
And up’ll be the place we throw.

We were so sure the world’s his oyster,
Now we’re off to join a cloister
It’s a tale of woes.
Off we’re gonna sniffle,
Just like a bunch of Idol hos.

So sure America’s mistaken,
Like when Rueben screwed Clay Aiken,
It was such a blow.
And so you see us tumble,
Tumble down like dominoes.

We just took it as a given,
Don’t see how we’ll go on livin’,
Oh we just don’t know.
Don’t you try to tell us,
This is something we’ll outgrow.

We’re not throwing in the towel,
File an appeal with Simon Cowel.
Then away we’ll go.
Off we’ll go and howl
Until our David wins the Idol show.
Off we’re gonna sniffle, sniffle off the Idol show.

Anonymous said...

This is the most priceless thing I have seen in a long time. And yes, I'm sure Sarah Palin acted exactly like this when she and McCain lost the election...
Boo Hoo! Thanks for making me laugh, as usual.

Emily Blake said...

This must be what happens when those kids from Jesus Camp get older.

Anonymous said...

I was laughing at those girls, but anybody who saw me screaming at the Bears on any given Sunday would think I'm a goof, too.

Verification word: Palph, what Ralph Malph's grandkids call him.

Tallulah Morehead said...

"A. Buck Short said...
So sure America’s mistaken,
Like when Rueben screwed Clay Aiken, It was such a blow."

Well I'm glad I didn't see that! Little Clay must have been squished, but I'll bet he enjoyed it anyway. But the very thought of Rueben naked is an image I could do without. He'd have to be hung like Milton Berle to even see it at all.

But AMERICAN IDOL is such a tender point with me since --- The Tragedy! I'm sure you all read about it, when my BIGGEST fan, Paula Abdul, committed career suicide in her car a block from my home. If it had been anyone else, it would have been just awful!

Cheers darlings.

(WV = humporot: a choice I face daily, and you know which one I choose.)

Anonymous said...

That's pure fucking gold, and is currently making the rounds of my friends even as we speak. Thanks Ken.

Cap'n Bob said...

I'm glad to know their parents have inured them to the hardships of life. I'd like to see the video when they are rejected by a college, miss a period, or lose a pet. I'm sure they'll define stoicism.

WV: crups. to hiccup and defecate simultaneously.

Tim W. said...

Reason number 27 why I won't let my daughters watch television. Apparently it turns you into complete and utter morons.

I have to say I don't understand defending them by appreciating their passion. This is a television show. An incredibly over the top and contrived television show. When my daughters are that age I would be proud if they showed passion for music, or politics, or helping people, or the environment or any number of worthy endeavours. But a stupid television show??? The girl was bawling her eyes out because some guy she never met didn't win a popularity contest.

Still, I enjoyed laughing at them.

Anonymous said...

I'll go one better. This is why I haven't allowed myself to issue any daughters.

Anonymous said...

wow, I know I am a cynical bastard (or at least I thought I was), but come on, these girls are like 10 years old, lay off them. Laugh at them but lay off em. Does that make sense?

word verification: Impla - when a southern belle beats around the bush instead of coming out and saying something directly

Anonymous said...

Tim W. - have you never seen footage of The Beatles TV and concert appearances? Elvis before that, Sinatra before that. I dunno, Rudy Vallee before that? Anyway, this is what girls this age do. I find it equal parts hilarious and frightening. But in essence, it qualifies as "normal" behavior.

Anonymous said...

I will answer for Ken about why it is funny. It is an inappropriate reaction to something. Like Niles and Fraiser wanting to get into the snooty men's club and behaving badly, or Cecily and Gwendolyn fighting over a man named Ernest. If the girls were crying over a lost loved one, it would be horribly tragic, but because it is something so trivial their reaction, as if they lost a loved one, is comic.

Dr. Leo Marvin said...

Anonymous said...

I will answer for Ken about why it is funny. It is an inappropriate reaction to something. Like Niles and Fraiser wanting to get into the snooty men's club and behaving badly, or Cecily and Gwendolyn fighting over a man named Ernest.

I apologize for nitpicking, but I don't think inappropriate is the right word. I think this was a very subjective reaction most people would find silly, but which a lot of other little girls just like these no doubt shared.

(BTW, don't you mean "Felix?")

I feel sorry for the commenters who found only things to ridicule in the kids or criticize in the parenting. If you didn't see something incredibly lovable about how their tweenishness straddled being both too old to take this stuff so seriously and too innocent to know it, you missed what I found most enjoyable about it. And to be clear, I never laughed so hard, but still, it was the sweetness that really got me.

Anonymous said...

snarkskin suit... ha

you gonna wear your poke pie hat and blow tie with that?