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How the heck can I 'remember' a room of singing Taxidermy...?
September 7, 2012 1:14 AM   Subscribe

Does this exist: A music video or scene from a movie/ show in which a room decorated with many taxidermy animals (trophy heads and the like) comes to life and start moving and singing?

Definitely originated before 1999, set in a room reminiscent of the Hunter's Room in Ace Ventura.

It is a memory which I haven't been able to place or figure out from my childhood but also from a time when I would often confuse dreams with actual experiences of things I had seen so I don't know if I made it up as a child or if I actually saw it on TV.

It could be a dream I based on a combination of watching Pee-wee Herman and the aforementioned Ace Ventura clip? It was definitely weird nonetheless...
posted by ~Bert to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I thought of Harrison's Got my Mind set on You.
posted by vacapinta at 1:22 AM on September 7, 2012 [16 favorites]


Could it be the computer game Sam and Max Hit the Road?
posted by chrispy108 at 1:27 AM on September 7, 2012


Came to say George Harrison but vacapinta beat me to it and now I'm going to sing it all night. Hello insomnia.
posted by artychoke at 1:40 AM on September 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Evil Dead II has a cabin scene where the deer mounted on the wall comes to 'life' along with several pieces of furniture as Ash loses his grip on reality. Beautiful scene.
posted by Ghidorah at 2:32 AM on September 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


There was an ad for Winegums possibly that had exactly this set up? I can't search for it right now. Might be from late 80s or early 90s
posted by StephenF at 2:36 AM on September 7, 2012


I also. Thought winegums, if you Google "juice loose aboot this hoose" you should be able to see the ad.
posted by biffa at 2:47 AM on September 7, 2012


That instantly made me think of "Beetlejuice", but I can't remember an exact scene.
posted by gjc at 2:49 AM on September 7, 2012


Have you ever visited Disney World? You are describing "The Adventurers Club".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 2:58 AM on September 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Muppet Show, "The Gnu"
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:01 AM on September 7, 2012


I too was going to say The Muppet Show. Perhaps not The Gnu episode but there are so many where that sort of thing or something close to it happened.
posted by 2manyusernames at 4:30 AM on September 7, 2012


Though they don't sing in unison, animatronic hunting trophies are also part of the gimmick at Bugaboo Creek restaurants.
posted by qbject at 5:41 AM on September 7, 2012


I came in to suggest the Muppet Show too. Also, did you ever go to Disneyland/Disneyworld as a child and see the Enchanted Tiki Room?
posted by Johnny Assay at 5:46 AM on September 7, 2012


I want to say this was the last scene of Beetlejuice.
posted by Madamina at 6:13 AM on September 7, 2012


I was gonna say Disney World too, but the Country Bear Jamboree. In addition to the bears pictured, there are trophy heads just like you describe that talk and sing animatronically.
posted by troywestfield at 7:24 AM on September 7, 2012


definitely george harrison's set on you video. watched it the other day actually. one of those videos that stays with you!
posted by misanthropicsarah at 9:05 AM on September 7, 2012


It just occurred to me that when the first Chuck-E-Cheese restaurant showed up here, it had a big theater as part of it, and there were animated heads on the walls of the theater which applauded the main act.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:11 AM on September 7, 2012


It absolutely was the George Harrison video!

That being said Beetlejuice, Disneyland, and The Muppets were all part of my childhood that might have reinforced the George Harrison memory and I thank you all for your help :)
posted by ~Bert at 1:15 PM on September 7, 2012


Late to the party: the PC game "Sam and Max Hit the Road" had a scene just like this.
posted by tacodave at 2:26 PM on September 7, 2012


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