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Re: YouTube Goodness

Post by ShyViolet » October 12th, 2019, 5:02 pm

Sorry had to post it... ;)


https://youtu.be/z2_dhUv_CrI
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Re: YouTube Goodness

Post by Daniel » October 15th, 2019, 4:01 pm

Just classic. "Endut!" ;)

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Re: YouTube Goodness

Post by EricJ » October 15th, 2019, 8:37 pm

ShyViolet wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Sorry had to post it... ;) https://youtu.be/z2_dhUv_CrI
I always wondered whether that was, as widely theorized, "supposed" to be a parody of those nightmarish Czech-animated Gene Dietch Tom & Jerry cartoons--
Or, the brief time in the late 80's that Russia tried syndicating some of their moralistic, over-animated Soviet-children's forest critter cartoons to some of the cheaper stations, fooling absolutely no one.

But since nobody remembers the latter--and Groening has spent a lifetime avenging cheap T&J imitations--I'll go with the Dietch parody. Once seen, never forgotten. :shock:

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Post by Ben » October 16th, 2019, 1:55 pm

The only thing is the too good music! Dietch's stuff was never that melodic!

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Re: YouTube Goodness

Post by ShyViolet » October 21st, 2019, 4:57 pm

God no matter how times I watch this I can’t stop being blown away by how flat-out stupefyingly amazing Henry Thomas was at his ET audition. Seriously...try watching it without wanting to cry! :cry: :cry: :cry:

https://youtu.be/tA5giyG8E7g

I can definitely see why Spielberg hired him on the spot! lol.
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Re: YouTube Goodness

Post by Daniel » October 22nd, 2019, 3:22 pm

When you got it, you got it.

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Post by Randall » October 23rd, 2019, 12:50 am

And then Henry Thomas got... arrested today. Oh, Henry..... :(

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Post by Ben » October 23rd, 2019, 4:59 am

To be fair, he’s handled having early stardom thrust upon him fairly well up to this point. The best thing for most of these kids is to walk away after the initial storm, after their breakout or, if they can’t consistently work as an actor, once the roles stop coming. Those that struggle on, gabbing parts here and there and don’t have a background support structure that’s also strong enough to handle the pressure, are the ones we sadly read about many years later.

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Post by Daniel » October 23rd, 2019, 1:42 pm

Wow, talk about eerie timing.

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Post by ShyViolet » October 23rd, 2019, 4:52 pm

I know! So weird that this happened right after I posted the vid! :shock:
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Re: YouTube Goodness

Post by ShyViolet » October 27th, 2019, 2:13 am

Shuki Levy, a very well-known TV producer and the man who created the Power Rangers with Haim Saban (and who also wrote quite a number of themes/background music for a ton of cartoons in the 80s and 90s) composed the famous Inspector Gadget music we know so well. As IG has been aired all over the world, that theme has often been used and dubbed with different vocals, although the music remains the same.

Interestingly, as his native country is Israel, Levy wrote an entirely different song, (with both new music and lyrics), for the Hebrew-dubbed version. Here it is:


https://youtu.be/67m6cxUWFYw


Translated directly, IG’s name is “Detective Hush-Hush” (as in intrigue and mystery). Also, the word on the screen at the very end is the title of the episode: “The Actors”.
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Re: YouTube Goodness

Post by ShyViolet » October 27th, 2019, 9:58 am

Incredibly weird (but cute! :)) local Michigan promo for Next Gen, set to the tune of Billy Joel’s “We didn’t start the fire”. (Probably from around 1990.)


https://youtu.be/g_9eGjZoYoc


EDIT: Actually it was Fox 23 in Albany, New York.

So funny how when I lived there years later, they always advertised The Simpsons by running the clip of Grampa saying sadly: “I was voted the handsomest boy in Albany, NY!” Ha. :)
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Post by Daniel » October 28th, 2019, 12:41 pm

That Inspector Gadget Hebrew theme was... unique. Different but still pretty catchy. "Habalash" kept sounding like chocolate to me. ;)

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Post by ShyViolet » October 28th, 2019, 5:25 pm

LOL! :). Yeah, it certainly is unique and quite different from the original version (was is excellent too...still plays in my head today!).

Hmm...that’s very interesting, I never thought of linking that word to chocolate! (It literally means “the detective”. ;) )
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Re: YouTube Goodness

Post by droosan » October 28th, 2019, 6:22 pm

The french version of the theme (ostensibly the 'original' version) has different lyrics, as well ..



Eh la, qui va làHey there, who is that
Inspecteur GadgetInspector Gadget
Eh la ça va pasIt’s not going well
Ouh Ouh!Ooh Ooh!
Oh la, je suis làHey there, I am here
Inspecteur GadgetInspector Gadget

C’est moi, que voilàIt’s me, I am here
Inspecteur GadgetInspector Gadget
Ca va être la joieIt’s going to be fun
Ouh Ouh!Ooh Ooh!
Au nom de la loiIn the name of the law
Moi je vous arrêteI will arrest you
Je vous arrête là!I’m gonna stop you there!

Go Go, Gadget à mainGo Go, Gadget Hand
Flash! Gadget au chapeauFlash! Gadget Hat
Hé ho, Gadget au poingHey ho, Gadget Fist
Oh la Elastico-GadgetOh that’s Elastic-Gadget

Les bandits sont làThere the villains are
Inspecteur GadgetInspector Gadget
Ils n’échapperont pasThey will not escape
Ouh Ouh!Ooh Ooh!
Si l’inspecteur fait gaffeIf the Inspector watches out
Fait gaffe aux gadgetsWatches out for his gadgets
Qui marchent ou marchent pasWhich may or may not work

Go Go, Gadget à mainGo Go, Gadget Hand
Là-haut, Gadget au chapeauUp there, Gadget Hat
Go Go, Gadget au poingGo Go, Gadget Fist
Qui c’est? C’est Elastico-GadgetWho is that? It’s Elastic-Gadget
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