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23 July 2010 @ 06:38 pm
Bigging it up to the Newport Massive!!!  
The funniest vid I've seen in a while (that wasn't a Marvel/DC). Suspect it's funniest if you're Welsh, but I hope it translates:

bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on July 24th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
It's sort of like the Welsh version of Weird Al, isn't it?

But, I don't want to be a pie,: wilfidontlikegravy on July 25th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
Kind of, although they're not at all famous beyond YouTube (that I'm aware of anyway)

But there's a long tradition of this kind of parody on the UK, going back to before Weird Al was even born! Music Hall in the Victorian period is where it began, but it really took off with pop music in the fifties, Lonnie Donegan and his skiffle group and the Barron Knights in the sixties and the tradition has gone on right up to today with comedy acts like The Mighty Boosh and charting music acts like Goldie Looking Chain (who are also Welsh). And a legend of the comedy song is one Bernard Cribbins, who before he was Donna's grandfather was (and still is) a comedy god. /lecture! (Sorry, I'm a big fan of the comedy song, so I know quite a bit about the subject!)
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on July 27th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
Barron Knights! Ooh I remember them - I thought they were hilarious.
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on July 24th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
Hee! Good on them for getting Llanfair PG into a 'rap' song (even if it is in the wrong bit of Wales for the song).
But, I don't want to be a pie,: PC Andy Welshidontlikegravy on July 25th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)

Yeah, but they're not big on brains in Newport, especially not geography XD