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March 29, 2011 11:17 AM   Subscribe

Beyond MST3K: help me laugh myself silly with audio/video mismatches.

For some reason, dub parodies in particular -- video clips where the original audio is dubbed out and replaced with something incongruous -- cripple me with laughter even on a bad day. What to watch next? I am, naturally, a huge MST3K fan. I also know and love the following:

What's Up, Tiger Lily?
Soupy Norman
Bert & Ernie, "Ante Up"
Cat vs. Printer
Adam Buxton's Signing for the Deaf (with Translations for the Dumb)
Adam Buxton's Songs of Praise
posted by stuck on an island to Society & Culture (28 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: You know about Rifftrax right?
posted by geoff. at 11:21 AM on March 29, 2011


Wizard People Dear Reader.

on youtube here

posted by empath at 11:24 AM on March 29, 2011 [6 favorites]

Wizard People, Dear Reader is a sublime alternate soundtrack to the first Harry Potter movie, in the form of an audiobook read by a very excited narrator.
posted by Drastic at 11:24 AM on March 29, 2011

Seconding Rifftrax as well as Cinematic Titanic.
posted by Rewind at 11:26 AM on March 29, 2011

Best answer: Since you brought up Bert and Ernie, how about Miss Piggy Sings Peaches? (NSFW)
posted by MegoSteve at 11:37 AM on March 29, 2011

Best answer: Honey Badger (NSFW).
posted by Jorus at 11:42 AM on March 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Familiar with Rebecca Black's "Friday"? The bad lip reader that redubbed it as "Gang Fight" sure wasn't.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:49 AM on March 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Here's a whole series of ones with animals.
posted by geekchic at 11:51 AM on March 29, 2011

Aladdin and the Cave of Cheeseburgers gets me giggling every time.
posted by specialagentwebb at 12:26 PM on March 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

I fondly remember a late-night UHF series called Mad Movies With the L.A. Connection, which is apparently well represented on YouTube (albeit in what looks like middling-quality screen rips).
posted by staggernation at 12:28 PM on March 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Uncle Morty's Dub Shack -- short-lived ImaginAsian tv show.
posted by brainwane at 12:32 PM on March 29, 2011

Oh, right, this. (NSFW?)
posted by staggernation at 12:37 PM on March 29, 2011

Seconding MXC, they do a great job of dubbing those commentators.
posted by Grither at 1:03 PM on March 29, 2011

Best answer: This isn't exactly a dub, but you can set the subtitles on modern versions of Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail to read out selections from Shakespeare's Henry IV (for people who don't like the film).

In-character commentary tracks can be like this:
Steve Coogan & Rob Bryden on Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story
Robert Downey Jr. on Tropic Thunder
'Kenneth Loring' (Thought to be one of the Coen Bros.) on Blood Simple
posted by carsonb at 4:51 PM on March 29, 2011

Can't forget the censored Count.
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! at 7:23 PM on March 29, 2011

The Dark Knight as acted out by My Little Ponies. (That user has a few more like that, too.)
Beeker singing that Rick Astley song, you know, that one.
posted by greenland at 11:15 PM on March 29, 2011

Hey, here's a new one:

posted by functionequalsform at 11:22 PM on March 29, 2011

Santeri Ojala's crappy overdubs of guitar gods.

Hitler parodies are hit or miss, but I think these dub-centric entries are well-done: "Hitler Tells a Spooky Story," and "Hitler Dubbed with Star Trek Dialogue" (taken from "First Contact").
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 11:27 PM on March 29, 2011

KISS shreds
posted by markjamesmurphy at 3:01 AM on March 30, 2011

Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Toddler Party
posted by Wilder at 8:01 AM on March 30, 2011

You might like this "subtitled" Bollywood song:
Indian Nipple Song
posted by ajarbaday at 8:49 AM on March 30, 2011

Oh Em Gee, the ultimate...I give you: Kung Pow! Enter the Fist

"It's good for both of us."
posted by nosila at 1:31 PM on March 30, 2011

Seconding Kung Pow! (I've watched it more times than I'm comfortable admitting, because it's just so stupidly hilarious.) Also...I seem to remember Whose Line Is It Anyway doing this occasionally, but damn if I can't remember what they called it.
posted by covert werewolf at 5:37 PM on March 30, 2011

This question just reminded me that I spent several years of my childhood watching live broadcast TV with Nickelodeon audio dubbing over HGTV or something similar. I would do this by turning the VHS tuner to Nickelodeon and switching the TV to cable mode... okay, doing something like that these days is probably too complicated for the limited payoff, but the moments of accidental synchronicity reduced me and my brothers to tears.
posted by shii at 7:57 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

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