It’s taken about five months for this to come to my attention, which is a shame. The world should have appropriately paused temporally until HomeStarRunnerTron’s “Bing” received its deserved widespread viral attention. It’s a tribute to both the movie “Groundhog Day,” which it remixes into a terrific video collage and an even greater song named after a word uttered in the film by Ned Ryerson (Stephen Tobolowsky), and the more famous Disney-inspired remix artist Pogo, whose take on “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” debuted recently. Fitting for a movie about repetition, “Bing” features a good deal of repeated auto-tuned lines from the classic sci-fi comedy, including “I make the weather” and obviously “it’s Groundhog Day!” It’s no surprise that it took its maker 8 months to complete this. And there are no sounds used except those taken from the film.
Watch the video after the jump, or head over to the YouTube page to download the MP3 and sing along with the transcribed lyric sheet.
I also urge you to watch a video of the remixer, HomeStarRunnerTron, talking about how long it took him and how these 8 months coincided with his relationship with his girlfriend. Seeing the guy, who makes me think of Charlyne Yi on cartoon crack, has me wondering if this is just how he sees the world, and the movies, and he’s offering us a glimpse of his manic perception. Hopefully he’ll manage to do more. Maybe he can do for Bill Murry movies what Pogo is doing for Disney Animation (he previously did a less interesting remix of the non-Murray movie “Somewhere In Time”). Watch this:
And just for the heck of it, here’s that latest Pogo creation, “Wishery”: