Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Takin' Out the Trash, Carpenter Style

My parents were large fans of the Carpenters. My mom can still be heard complaining that my dad took another woman to see the Carpenters live shortly after they started dating. I have suffered through them all -- Top of the World, Only Just Begun, Yesterday Once More. . . Repeatedly. Over and over. And over. Again. And again.

I looked forward to only one song. Only one Carpenter's ear worm truly stands the test of time -- Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft. I couldn't find the full version complete with the comparatively funny Top 40 DJ sketch (Waka, Waka, Waka), but here you go.



Yeah, that just happened. And I might add that it takes a special kind of evil genius to combine the pure cheese of the Carpenters with camp of Star Trek. I can only imagine how much searching it took to find all of these clips and edit them together. The end product is amazingly seamless, however, I can't but hurt for someone whose labor of love in life involved merging the worlds of Karen Carpenter and William Shatner.

"We've been observing your earth. . ."

9 comments:

Ginger Snaps said...

I need to give a shout out to my friends Mike and Karen Summers who introduced me to this song. My favorite part is the weird voice on "we've been observing your earth, and we'd like to make contact with you." LOL!! Love it. Yeah, I know all the words to this one too.

Ginger Snaps said...

C and A, Do you remember the summers listening to this?

Ginger Snaps said...

We are your friends......Hell, I can't stop commenting, it's too good. Please come in peace we beseech you!!! give us a sign, give us a sign that we've reached you!!! Good times. Good times!!!

Ginger Snaps said...

AHH AHH AHH AHH As the enterprise is flying away. That is truly moving. I got chills!!!

Ginger Snaps said...

I'm going to listen to it again!!!!

Cleopatra Jones said...

dude.... there are no words. like.... none.

I got nothing.



If this song stays in my head all day I will hunt you down and rip your limbs from your torso.
Slowly.

Cleopatra Jones said...

oohhh the antanae are moving.

I am offically creeped out.

Cleopatra Jones said...

oh good hell. she won't shut up. she has infested my psyche.

I am literally gagging.

It don't matter how I live my life. I am in purgatory and Karen Carpenter is satan.

Tell my children I loved them....

cdahle said...

You know, I don't recall Mike Summers playing this back in the day, but it does not surprise me that this would be on his playlist -- a good man with somewhat questionable taste in music that focused more on the novelty side. . .

 

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