Tuesday, August 14, 2007

God Bless You, Mr. YouTube

On a hunch I decided to see if one of my old obscure favorites was on YouTube. As is usually the case, it is.

The following is a parody of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" which originally was featured on the VHS parody compilation that included "Hardware Wars". In the time since, "Hardware Wars" has been released multiple times, but "Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind" vanished into obscurity (unless you could cough up the hundred bucks to buy an old VHS copy on eBay).

But again, thanks to YouTube, here you go. Enjoy.

This is part one:

And here's part two:

But that's not all...the same compilation included a parody of "Apocalypse Now", which made absolutely no sense whatsoever to me at the age of eight, but instantly became hilarious after reading Heart of Darkness in Nona Horsley's AP English class at Viewmont High School and subsequently watching "Apocalypse Now" at 2AM following a Phil Collins concert.

Here it is, in three installments:

And last but not least, the shortest member of the compilation, "Bambi Vs. Godzilla".

God bless you, Marv Newland. And God bless YouTube.