Skating Call Me Maybe parody

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Lanie, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    I hope this wasn't posted but the Shibs put up this video of The Ice cast doing a Call Me Maybe parody. :rofl:

    Link!
     
  2. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Love it!
     
  3. Johnny_Fever

    Johnny_Fever New Member

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    Great. As if we don't have a gay enough reputation.
     
  4. just wondering

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    Are you kidding me? gay? These types of videos are incredibly popular with teens and young adults, and even we older people find them cute. :lol: I think it makes these skaters look hip and relevant, which can only help shore up the dwindling attraction to skating.
    Next maybe we'll see a flash mob video, though I think music video remakes like this one have replaced those, at least for smaller groups.

    I hope it goes viral, or is at least wildly popular.
     
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  5. robinhood

    robinhood Active Member

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    who are "we"?
     
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    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    It feels like the first 1 or 2 were enough. Now there are way too many of these copy cat "Call Me" videos.
     
  8. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    I'm failing to see why this is allegedly "gay".

    You really need to get over your homophobia :rolleyes:

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    I loved this, I laughed so hard. So much sense of humour there! I wish there were more things like this.
     
  9. leafygreens

    leafygreens Well-Known Member

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    I really, really hate this song. It's at the point where these parodies are not funny anymore.
     
  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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  11. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    What the hell, gay reputation? Come on. It's adorable and fun, enjoy it and don't complain, but it's FSU so I guess some people must complain! :rolleyes:

    Thanks Sylvia for the other video!
     
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  12. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    For those who don't find the shibs rendition "gay enough" there's a call me maybe video by shirtless albecrobe & Fitch boys. It don't get more gay that that! :p
     
  13. midori

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    I don't care if there are hundreds of other parody of the song (perhaps there are).

    The thing is that the show was fun, apparently the cast of the ICE 2012 were also having so much fun, and I love it!
     
  14. query5

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    i like it
     
  15. brightphoton

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    So creative and avant garde. Does everyone have to make a "parody" video of this song? I'm pretty sure parody means something other than lipsyncing badly to a song.
     
  16. Sk8fun

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    I loved it! It looks like they had a great time filming it. Nothing wrong with having some fun.
     
  17. julieann

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    It was cute when Harvard Baseball did it; then SMU but now its just tired. :rolleyes:
     
  18. mgobluegirl

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    Looks like they're having fun, but I could do to never hear this song again ever.
     
  19. Skittl1321

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    Three legged race skating looks scary.
     
  20. mkats

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    HAHA I love "sleepy Taka"
     
  21. aftershocks

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    Yeah, thanks, good that it's posted here too. :) It's also already posted in The Ice 2012 Japan thread in GSD. :cool:

    When something is fun and funny, I don't think on the funny level that it ever gets tired, unless the parody isn't that well done. :lol: Reminds me of the viral "kid in car after dentist visit" video and all the kooky parodies that came afterward. Also the viral video of that fun/ funny dance down the aisle real wedding ceremony and all the copycat vids (including the Royal Wedding dance down aisle parody) and the hilarious parody with bride and groom dancing with their attorneys and the judge into divorce court. ;)

    Thanks for the second "Call Me Maybe" video link, Sylvia.

    ETA:
    Here's a cute, non-skating related "Call Me Maybe" parody: :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM7nlIsBLoc&feature=related
     
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  22. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    I love it, I love the swimmers, loved seeing Fran Carroll, too.

    It's good to see kids who work so hard having fun.

    I'll post my parody of it when I get the other Social Security recipients together.:p
     
  23. Theatregirl1122

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there absolutely no reason why anyone who is tired of these videos can't just... not watch them?
     
  24. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    That would be too easy. ;)
     
  25. Johnny_Fever

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    The videos you provided are the same concept, but not as effeminate. The general public already has preconceptions about male figure skaters. When the famous ones act effeminate in public, it just confirms what people already suspect.
     
  26. berthesghost

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    :eek: OMG you were serious!?! WTF! I thought you were joking. Wow, homophobic much? :rolleyes:
     
  27. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    effeminate = female

    female = bad

    female + bad = sexism
     
  28. iarispiralllyof

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    They have to be trolling. Unless the Johny in their Johnny fever isn't Johnny Weir
     
  29. aftershocks

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    Are you kidding? Jeez, and what exactly might it be that "people already suspect." :sekret: When you look at any or all of these parodies, who are you picking out and labeling as gay or effeminate?

    "Not as effeminate" as what?! Not even the original singer's video was "effeminate" if you ask me. The punchline in the original was just kinda unexpected and therein funny. But I didn't see anything "effeminate" about it. The buff guy gave his phone number to another guy in the band, not realizing that the female singer was preparing to give him her number. Perhaps its kinda a comment on a more accepted reality these days among young people, but not a "put-down" on being gay necessarily. There are some very pointed, some amateurish and some hilarious parodic take-offs of the original, but mostly all the kids and athletic teams doing parodies are just having fun. Because believe it or not, the whole thing is about being young and meeting someone you are attracted to, and maybe believing in love at first sight, and having raging hormones and fantasies that make you feel crazy sometimes.

    But also I think its important to understand that the younger generation for the most part doesn't accept or buy-in to the stereotypical notions older generations have been saddled with. This younger generation is trying to shed the antiquated notions and find their own way and be proud of just who they are, whether gay, straight, athletes, singers, college kids, Olympic team members, or figure skaters on tour. Not saying they have been able to completely shed the stereotypes and prejudices passed down to them, but they're trying.

    :rollin:


    Come to think of it, the prejudicial notions are not always held by older people, just maybe by uptight people unable to get beyond their own fears and/ or traumas.
     
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  30. Subway

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    I think you need to get out more. Gay isn't bad. In addition, straights and gays have parodied this song all over youtube. Seriously. Get out more. Gay isn't bad. Get with the times. Being that uptight parodies itself.

    I don't think the video is effeminate, not that there's a problem with that. But if it were especially effeminate, OMG. What if figure skating had more figure skaters as well known and popular as the effeminate Johnny Weir? What a horror. What if figure skating had more athletes who were secure in themselves instead of ridiculous, who loved to have fun, who didn't take themselves seriously, who were as effective as Alex Shibutani in making a community out of a bunch of touring figure skaters and their fans? What if everybody were as cool and accessible as Alex Shibutani? Figure skating could become popular. Best keep it deadly serious and leaking money.
     
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