songs you don’t know: “Pork and Beans”, Weezer

24 May

Well, look, you’ve probably heard this song if you’ve had your radio on lately, but the video is what’s important here.

Remember when Weezer put The Muppets in their video for “Keep Fishin'”?  Well, this is sort of like that.  Except here, instead of Kermit and Miss Piggy, the band joins forces with the entire internet.  Yes, that’s right, the video features Kelly, the Numa Numa kid, the Star Wars kid, Miss South Carolina, Chris Crocker, the Banana from Peanut Butter Jelly Time… the list goes on and on.

It makes sense.  “Pork and Beans” is Weezer in their “hey, man, I’m gonna do my own thing and you can’t stop me” head space (also see: “The Good Life”, “In The Garage”, etc.).  Your more popular viral videos tend to feature someone “being themselves” for the camera, as awkward and silly as they really are.  The ones that aren’t sort of “cinema verite” for the digital age are generally just really clever, which is why it’s cool to see Liam Sullivan’s “Kelly” character here as well. 

Oh, and in lieu of pyrotechnics, Weezer is playing in front of a bunch of exploding soda-and-Mentos bottles. 


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2 responses to “songs you don’t know: “Pork and Beans”, Weezer

  1. ChrisClark

    May 25, 2008 at 6:30 am

    This video is awesome. I’ve been watching it over and over since catching it on Friday. Can’t get enough.

  2. Bill D.

    May 27, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I like it, though I confess I don’t get all of the references, like the people with the boxes on their heads. Or all the shirts. Or the dude with the wig and the shoes.

    Always nice to see a repurposed GI Joe PSA, though. PORKCHOP SANDWICHES!


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