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August 13 2008

Captain Hammer is Caramelldansen. Yeah, I'm not sure what caramelldansen is either... but apparently Captain Hammer's pretty good at it.

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2008-08-13 15:02 ]

That was... It's... I can't...

...There are no words.

Dr. H. looks quite miffed, too.
Internet, sometimes I hate you.

And one of those times is going to be at two am this morning, when I wake up with this stupid song stuck in my head.
Oh this must be that weird stuff that he wanted to do!
Must. Wash. Eyes. Out. With. Soap.

But first, let me Twitter it @captainhammer.
I think that Captain Hammer is George W. Bush.
That's so wrong.

Now let's give the Mona Lisa eyelashes.

[ edited by Nebula1400 on 2008-08-13 04:44 ]
I guess Whedon fandom doesn't have much crossover with the fandoms that do Caramelldansen videos. The Captain Hammer one's pretty hohum. But the Doctor Who misheard lyrics Caramelldansen's pretty much the greatest thing ever.
Well it's about time! ...I mean, uh. Oh, how terrible.

*sekkritly dances along*
This is perfect!!! I am going to make an endless loop of this song and inflict it on the Newfie at work tomorrow - in revenge for the Newfie Stomp, and the Cuppie-cake song.

Yee haw!
Explantion please.
Ask, receive. It's a pretty familiar thing for anime fans, though I've also seen some cute non-animated videos set to the music.
All I can do is O.O
Thanks, Lady Brick, for the education. It's my first time with the "Uma uma boom" (?) and now I have this strong desire to send it to my brother (I'm sure it'll torture him).

I kind of liked it. I wonder if there's any Buffy, Angel, or Firefly out there...
Thank you Lady Brick and Ciella!
Ahh one of my favorite internet memes. Now we need a Dr. Horrible version.
A bit too kawaii for my taste, but my daughter loved the Pokemon one with Squirtle, Charmander, and Chikorita (yes, I know their names . . . ). However, this part of the wikipedia explanation linked to by Lady Brick is just brilliant:

Also part of the misheard lyrics "Dansa med oss, klappa era händer" ("Dance with us, clap your hands") make reference to "Barusamiko-su Yappa irahen de" ("We don't need any Balsamic vinegar after all" in Kansai dialect) so the song has a different interpretation in Japanese than the original Swedish lyrics

Indeed. :-)
:) That was fun.
No. This must be what going mad feels like. ;)

[ edited by crazygolfa on 2008-08-13 06:28 ]
But I loves me some balsamic vinegar!
Does anyone else think that Capt. Hammer looks like a girl on this?
Altough animes always have guys looking like girls...
Does anyone else think that Capt. Hammer looks like a girl on this?

Europop? At this time of the morning?
Wow. I really needed more coffee before clicking that link.
There isn't enough coffee in the world. I don't know at what point caffeine becomes toxic but we'd sail past it without even slowing down before that was less than brain-burningly wrong.

Could be i'm getting old ;).
Oh god... Does this mean... Oh... This might actually have been a hit song here in Sweden... Oh... I'm so glad I don't listen to commercial music anymore...

EDIT: Oh, now I get it. It's a sped version, it didn't sound like that in the original version... Just some old Caramell song... Probably more listenable in the original version, although probably equally fruity knowing Caramell....... And why did this become an internet meme anyway?

[ edited by Djungelurban on 2008-08-13 11:03 ]
...What the fuck.
That's hilarious.
I am -so- out of it. It's the new Macarena! (It's a speeded up version of YouTube of original song. )
Are you guys sure this isn't somehow related to Ted Danson's daughter, Carmel?
Huh? Why is this "carmelldansen" even a thing? It's so annoying.

Are you guys sure this isn't somehow related to Ted Danson's daughter, Carmel?

Yeah, because it's spelled different.

[ edited by electricspacegirl on 2008-08-13 21:39 ]
@theonetruebix Hey what I do on my own time is my business.

Captain Hammer has the most fun twitter feed ever.
I got through about a second and a half before I clicked back... Yikes.
Who do I ring to get those 25 seconds of my life back?

Dr. Horrible.

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