Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Otto Means Eight

This one goes out to my favourite sister, who could probably use a laugh about now. We originally heard of Otto Waalkes from a penpal of hers way back when we were teenagers. She sent my sis a tape and I think we wore it out. ^_^ Sadly, I had no idea what his last name was, and internet searches were fruitless until YouTube came along. You have no idea how thrilled I was to find him on Saturday. Hansel and Gretel was one of the songs we listened to ad infinitum. There was another that vaguely remember about a Taxi, and a version of 99 Luftballons as well, but I haven't found them yet.

For non German speakers (or listeners) this is a medley of Hansel and Gretel songs done in different styles. He starts out by "translating" the song for Scandanavian listeners, and then for Americans. I think you'll enjoy at least that part if nothing else. And if you remember the VW ad with the "da da da" song, stick around until he goes to the drum set. ^_^

23 comments:

egan said...

The kissing Whos in the background were a tad distracting. It's good to know John Denver is alive and well singing in German. It's Otto-matic for the people!

Violet da Gambit said...

no WAY!!!!!!! how did you FIND this??? OTTO LIVES!!!!!!

armalicious said...

This was pretty damn funny even though I have no idea what he was saying. His facial expressions and the way he says his words was enough for me. Good stuff.

Candace said...

Tripe-Juggling Sewer Monkey - Kissing Whos?? I missed something.

Yiyi - Yeessssssss! How cool is that! I rock! Plus, Mama loves me best. Check out the other links on Youtube. I did "Otto, German, Comedian" and I think that's all I used to pull it up. YouTube is teh pwn!

Arm - I love "igloo, igloo, igloo" for his Swedish translation of "cold." ^_^

Candace said...

Oh, Efo! I get it. The Effelants. Like Horton hears a Who, except that Horton is an elephant and the Whos are something else. You have a weird mind. Very much like mine, in fact.

Jayne said...

LMAO
I was laughing so loud I think I woke up the neighbours!
It's all good...they speak German;maybe I should invite them in to translate ?
Or should I wait til after 7am? lol

Michael C said...

I feel so 'cultural' now. I shall try to find something German for dinner now ;-)

Candace said...

Excellent! I plan to dine on sausage myself. ^_^

Michael C said...

That's what she said. No seriously, you just said it, so I'm being clean here...

Candace said...

Muahaha!!! That is definitely what she said. ^_^

Michael C said...

Whoa!!!!!! Feeling saucy, huh? Crap, saucy is only supposed to be one of my internal dialog words, it's not for outside use.

Candace said...

Saucy! ^_^ I love saucy! (TWHS!) That should definitely make the move to external dialogue!

egan said...

Fuck, get a room yo!

egan said...

I'm glad you see the Whos of which I speak.

egan said...

I want a status upgrade. Like "ducks afloat" or some quacky shit like that.

Candace said...

Did you mean that F bomb as a suggestion or??

I'm going to watch The Brother McMullen as a study in budget filmmaking. How was your Inca movie?

Michael C said...

Ok, saucy has been placed on the list. But you have to say it like saw-say...

egan said...

I didn't watch the Inca movie. I decided to blog instead because that's more important than some movie starring a bunch of people who don't happen to speak English. Oh, this post is about some dude that doesn't speak English. D'oh.

Candace said...

Michael - OK now THAT makes me laugh. ^_^ Saw-say it is!

Egan - So really, was it good? Non? Oui? Pomme de terre? If only you knew what that meant at our house. ^_^

Winters said...

Eating someone's house just because it's made of bread is not cool.

Candace said...

That is so true. Though the case might change if it were made of chocolate.

Gawpo said...

Candace, you are a palindrome junkie now. What have I done!!!

Otto

Good one!

Candace said...

Muahahaha!!!


I am still all its ma, I

(palindromese for "I am the mother ofit all!!")