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Which 2010 Virmup video should win the next Webby?

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Duke Remington, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Just for fun.

    The Muppets and their YouTube viral videos have won the Webby Awards two years in a row so far. First, :eek:'s "Ode to Joy" won the 2009 Webby's, followed by "Bohemian Rhapsody" in 2010.

    Out of the 4 Muppet viral videos that debuted on YouTube this year ("Beaker's Ballad", "Stand by Me", "American Woman" and "Popcorn"), which one do you think should take home the next Webby?

    Personally, I thought all those vids were delightful, but my vote goes to "Popcorn" :hungry:.
  2. beakerfan76

    beakerfan76 Well-Known Member

    Either American Woman or Stand By Me should win, but I bet Beaker's Ballad will get nominated, and rightfully so, speaking as both a classic rocker and Muppet fan.

    That reason also goes for American woman, not to mention it made me laugh HARD the first time I saw it.
  3. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

  4. GarlicGuy

    GarlicGuy Well-Known Member

    Stand by me. HILARIOUS.
  5. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    i vote popcorn! :hungry: hilarious, classic swedish chef. i loved it
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I tend to think out of all of them, American Woman is highly underrated. It's a great video, and it showcases a character that ISN'T the Chef or Beaker. I love those characters, I do... but it seems those are the only ones (with Animal) people seem to generally want to watch. Pop corn was great, but I really feel that American Woman had me laughing a LOT more. Why, it put the gag further ahead of the music.
  7. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    Have to agree, as much as I love them all, American Woman had the biggest (IMHO) payoff in getting Sam involved (and hoodwinked, yet again...)
  8. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    You said it! Popcorn is probably my second favorite virmup, after Bohemian Rhapsody!:hungry::)
  9. beakerfan76

    beakerfan76 Well-Known Member

    It's just his sheer obliviousness to everything (Statue of Liberty is French, karaoke is Japanese, American Woman was done by a Canadian band, yet the Canadian bit made Sam fly off the handle) that made the short work. Personally, it was the funniest Virmup since Beaker's Ballad.
  10. aussiepuppeteer

    aussiepuppeteer Active Member

    i loved how Sam was brought in for American Woman, but i also loved Beaker's Ballad haha ;). Things never go right for him do they? :eek:
  11. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Or at least it's extremely rare when good things actually do come his way (ie: winning the 2009 Webby's for his "Ode to Joy" video, getting a girlfriend in "Letters to Santa", getting to singing with Demi Lovato, etc.).
  12. Mupp

    Mupp Well-Known Member

    I really enjoyed all of the videos, but I would say that Popcorn has a good chance to win, if any.
  13. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    "Stand By Me" or "American Woman". I was disappointed by "Beaker's Ballad" and didn't find it all that funny.
  14. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    In answering this, i'm keeping in mind that there's a difference between what may be my personal fave and what would be considered Webby-worthy i.e. what sets it apart and makes it something special when compared with all the other viral videos out there. What is it about the video that strikes a chord with the internet community at large?

    American Woman and Stand By Me are great Muppet shorts but neither really have anything beyond that which would put them above the countless number of other possible contenders. Popcorn has a much better chance especially due to the subtitles feature. But the strongest choice is Beaker's Ballad since not only is it a funny bit in itself but it completely sends up and skewers the lame comments that people leave on Youtube. That's the element that sets it apart resonating with the internet community and gives it that something special that allows it the winning edge. And just as "Meep" has apparently become a high school fad word, "Is he died?" is destined to become its own trend even beyond Muppet fans. (Not to mention also providing a whole new meaning to "being flamed")

    Having said all that though, this may be Muppet Studio's year to lose the award to their cousins at Sesame Workshop.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Is he Died is from something else. I know I've heard it before somewhere. But I agree. That was a strong commentary of Youtube community and how useless the comments really are. From idiotic political ramblings from both sides (I've had an annoying Food Inc rant on one of my vids), to juvenile comments that couldn't be spelled worse even if they had no understanding of the English language (I've seen comments make LESS sense from English speakers than people in other Countries that know just enough to communicate a point across). And worst of all "First comment Lol" and they still vote the video the lowest it can go because that's how little of a life they have.

    In a sense, it also managed to mock cyber-bullying (the more anonymous kind which people never manage to address). Beaker puts his heart and soul to share what he thinks is good only to be violently heckled by immature jerks who watch things just to make poor comments on them.

    So, yeah... I'd say that one's a little more significant for that alone.

    Though I still like American Woman the best. :attitude:

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