The Swedish Chef makes popcorn shrimp. You’re welcome.

The Swedish Chef makes popcorn shrimp (make sure you read the captions!)

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You’re welcome.

h/t the boy!

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8 Comments

  1. corkingiron

     /  December 11, 2011

    ….yay borsch gare-dare misch gare doo. Mort Mort Mort!

  2. JHarper2

     /  December 11, 2011

    There is never too much muppety goodness in the world

    • I found myself mesmerized with trying to figure out how they make the Swedish Chef work – that’s two people in there!

      I really hope they like each other.

    • caoil

       /  December 11, 2011

      Also also true!

  3. wearyvoter

     /  December 11, 2011

    It has to be easier for both muppetteers to breathe in that thing than it is for the folks who inhabit 2-person pantomime horse outfits.
    This clip provided a much-needed laugh this morning.

  4. The soundtrack here is “Popcorn”, by Magic Men, by way of an anonymous early-90s computer enthusiast.

    [old guy, back in my day, rambling follows].

    For those of you not familiar with pre-MP3 computer audio, people used to write and pass around “tracker” files, which contained instrument timing & tone information (and later, embedded samples as well). Mod files were playable pretty much directly on Amiga hardware and add-in PC sound cards like the Gravis UltraSound, and were frequently shared on bulletin board systems (BBSes) and early (pre-web) internet and usenet connections. This culture was mostly obsolete by the 1996-1997 rise of the mpeg 1 layer 3 (“.mp3″) file format.

    Also the norm? Extremely short, information-losing filenames, because DOS only support 8 character names (with 3 character extensions).

    One of the most frequently available and well known tracks was popcorn.mod. I have heard this track probably thousands of times, but never knew until I looked it up tonight that it started life as an early-80s Italian disco tune.

    Magic Men, “Popcorn”. http://youtu.be/z5qeMtbIiak

    popcorn.mod, a 49 kilobyte file, encoded as a video(!): http://vimeo.com/7144532

    My favorite part about this is that I am pretty sure that the homage included in the Swedish Chef video was of popcorn.mod, not the original version. :)

  5. Sigh. As it turns out, there was a lot more to the history of this song than I expected:

    Gershon Kingsley, 1969: http://youtu.be/OSRCemf2JHc

    A mashup of at least 10 more variations: http://youtu.be/EFv0FMRD1-0

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