Skipper Dan

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Re: Skipper Dan

Postby Teh Dingo » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:39 pm

Calling DJBS...DJBS, line 1.....
in a complicated song does it look like al has no head
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Re: Skipper Dan

Postby AlejandraDD » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:07 pm

I've been doing mashups in my head with another song from the album which I can't recall right now :blink:
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Re: Skipper Dan

Postby weird_el » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:35 am

I was going through my mom's stash of old photos and I found a few from our 1975 trip to Disney World including this one from The Jungle Cruise

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"This is an African Bull Elephant"
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Re: Skipper Dan

Postby Yankomaniac » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:01 am

Thats pretty funny/
What a racket they're makin', Jack, they keep me up at night playin' their electric guitars!!
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Re: Skipper Dan

Postby weird user » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:54 pm

I really like this song. I can identify with the character in this. I've wanted to be an actor and writer since middle school, but by now I still haven't achieved that at all (aside from making videos on YouTube, my channel for those interested is called mwermuthland), though I never took any acting classes (the closest being Communnications Technology, a computer and video making class).

One thing I noticed is that, while the song and music video are really good, neither seems to be very (intentionally) funny. I thought the "Look at those hippos, just wiggling their ears, just like they did for the last 50 years" line was a little funny (though not comedic gold), and also laughed at the "what have I done with my live???" line, but otherwise seems more interesting than funny. The plot of the song seems like it would make a good movie.

I also thought the lyrics to If That Isn't Love were great but not too funny, but the music video for that really was funny (seems the joke is lost without the music video). I wonder if Al was trying to go for a few more serious songs in addition to his funny works. Of course most of Al's videos are a lot funnier than the songs, and considering every song on this album has a music video, I wonder if Al tried being serious thinking the videos would make up for it (though I'm pretty sure Al didn't have much creative involvement with the animated videos, so if a music video isn't funny it's probably somebody elses fault).
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Skipper Dan

Postby Kevbo1987 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:09 pm

I definitely wouldn't call Skipper Dan a "serious" song. I agree that the lyrics aren't laugh-out-loud funny, but I think the concept of an aspiring actor who ultimately ends up working on the Jungle Cruise ride is very funny. It is a bit of a darker song, but it's still funny.
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Re: Skipper Dan

Postby HappyGilmore » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:34 am

Skipper Dan is at the top of my list for Al songs.

Brilliantly done song.

Dunno why people hate it much aside from the Weezer connections. :unsure:
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Re: Skipper Dan

Postby Way_Moby » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:36 am

And how can you hate Weezer!
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Re: Skipper Dan

Postby Yankomaniac » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:54 am

Song is always so great live, especially last night, you could tell the guys were kickin' it up a notch.
What a racket they're makin', Jack, they keep me up at night playin' their electric guitars!!
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Re: Skipper Dan

Postby HappyGilmore » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:04 am

Yankomaniac wrote:Song is always so great live, especially last night, you could tell the guys were kickin' it up a notch.

It is amazing live. Agree with you there.

Way_Moby wrote:And how can you hate Weezer!

Cause it's, you know, WEEZER. :F

On a note...I do like Weezer.
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