7/9/11

Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend"

How else to explain this week's post other than the fact that I couldn't get this music video out of my head? I kept watching it over and over again until eventually I found myself emailing my friends sentences like: "I want to bon appetempt this video." And I guess when you say this kind of thing to people who happen to be talented and hilarious go-getters that will also allow you to take over a room of their house for the afternoon, borrow their clothes, and helpfully shout directions at you while you dance, the below happensthe below being Bon Appetempt's first music video.

Robyn's version:


my version:

Many many thanks to Heather, Jeana, and Brad for what was easily one of the most fun afternoons I've had in a long time. Let's do it again sometime?
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106 comments:

  1. Hilariously awesome! Hats off to You, Heather, Jeana and Brad! Also, way to nail the nose wipe at the end! xoxox

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  2. This is great! Moar music videos.

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  3. i'm ready for the second one!!! you are so awesome, amelia! LOVE YOU!

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  4. yay!!! your performance is so great! i'll keep the smoke machine warmed up for the sequel :)

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  5. HAHAHAHA, this is sooooo awesome!!! You really nailed those killer moves! Wish I could have been around for the practice sessions. Major props to your cinematographer, lighting/set designer, and costume designer! Love it all!

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  6. oh yeah, what a great video! seriously makes me want to go clear out the furniture in the living room :)

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  7. I have ALSO been obsessed with this song and video -- I love, love, love your interpretation...

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  8. Oh my God this is so epic. This is what happens at dinner parties at my house once dinner's over, except that there's usually a lot more falling down.

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  9. Agree with Matt. The nose wipe seals the deal. Much better than the original. I can't believe it's not Robin!

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  10. OMFG you're awesome :D :D :D

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  11. It makes me smile so I've watched it multiple times. Thrilled that this happened. Want to be at the next one. NOSE WIPE!!! xo

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  12. Wardrobe - A +
    Choreography - A ++
    Nose wipe - B for Beyond

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  13. Your version is better than the original one!!! Ha ha...It is true.

    Sandy

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  14. okay...so many things to say about this.
    1. the first time i saw this video i actually thought her dancing at one stage (the floor hump, clearly) reminded me of you. WEIRD?
    2. i need more of this kind of thing in my life.
    3. you are my hero.

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  15. I think I love you Ms Amelia.
    Awesome AWESOME bon appétempt!
    Ground humping and nose wiping deserve an award... not sure what kind but you deserve it regardless! Do it again...

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  16. Wow Amerz, this is AMAZING!!!! AH-MAZING!!

    Stephanie

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  18. umm, I think this could seriously be the next aerobics trend. awesome!

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  19. LOVE. I agree, I NEED more of this in my life!

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  20. Thanks, everyone! This was so much fun! Super glad the ground hump and nose wipe are being well received -- really didn't want to botch those!

    p.s. Robyn is @ the Hollywood Bowl this October. Who's with me!?

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  21. AWESOME!!!! Totally wonderful. You rock!!!!

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  22. Amazing. I haven't been able to get this out of my head ALL WEEKEND! Thank you.

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  23. Incredible. Strong finish. More videos please.

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  24. i finally got them synced up so i could watch both at once. hilarious!

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  25. BWAAAAAAAAAAHHH HA HA HA HA!!

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  26. Amazing. This is the best thing I have ever seen!! I love it! You are awesome!

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  27. Two things come to mind: First, how fast can this go viral? Second, perhaps here's your excuse to invest in platform sneakers? Really, there are not enough people sporting that fashion.

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  28. tiny disco ball really made it for me. i'm totally inspired!!!

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  29. SECRET BEST FRIEND! I DO THIS DANCE EVERY WEEKEND!

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  30. is it weird if i want to watch this all the time?!?!

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  31. OMG; this is hilarious! I love Robyn and her "call your girlfriend" video is amazing.. I was at a concert w her the other day and she's soo cool!

    Good job ;)

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  32. thank u sososososso much for this! it really put a smile on my face! is it true? you will be doing a new one?

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  33. OH MY GOD, you are fucking awesome. I love this so so so much.

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  34. hiiiiii! loving this all day! my soundtrack!

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  35. Major kudos for this. I was pretty much waiting to see if you would do the little back flip thing. Flawless!

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  36. Watched this on Friday and it made my whole weekend better! Now I can't get that song out of my head or the thought of how much fun that must have been to do! Looking forward to the next one. :)

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  37. I have had a crappy day from Craptown, and this video made me smile anyway. It was awesome and you did a phenomenal job. THANK YOU :)

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  38. CONGRATS on being chosen a Blog of Note!!!

    Steve
    Common Cents
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

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  39. hahah great stuff, more videos like this, pleasse

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  40. Rent a tour bus and do Hang With Me? Just a thought.

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  41. Haha, the tiny discoball in the corner adds a nice touch!

    http://underwearandtexaspride.blogspot.com/

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  42. I have no idea who you are, but I like your version more! Because...you rock it with sauce in a 200 sq ft NYC apt, and you shoot in better light :) Cheers!

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  43. MY HERO. Seriously made my week. Beyond.
    xxS

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  44. This is one video that should definitely go Viral!

    And BTW:
    Congratulations on your "Blog of Note" award.

    from Games Classified

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  45. Congrats on receiving Blog of Note yesterday, hence the reason I came across your blog. I love the recreation of the music video. You truly have some talent there.

    CBG
    canadianbloggergirl.blogspot.com

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  46. This is great! Moar music videos www.vananhshop.com

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  47. amazeballs- i'm referring to your dance moves and of course those leggings of note. rock them florals.

    stunning job,
    Annina
    www.cinchedatthewaist.com

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  48. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. HAMAZING.

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  50. Had to Tweet this immediately! Next time I run to this song, I'll be all smiles and laughs thinking of your hilarity :D
    (Also, I'm totally going to attempt this attempt next time I'm home alone with a tiny disco ball.)

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  51. good
    i like it



    http://cloudico.in/

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  52. yeay amelia and co.! this put a giant smile on my face!!! xo.

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  53. i was practically smiling the whole time and envied at how much fun you were having while I am trying to finish my homework.

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  54. So, I hope this isn't awkward or anything, but AMELIA OMG I LOVE YOU. This is so beyond awesome. The dry ice! The bubbles! Freaking hilarious. Thank you for making my day. xo

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  55. Beautiful voice! Nice Video!

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  56. Don't you just love the Google errors, it makes me forget there's an error at all.. Finally something not so businesslike.

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  57. OMG! Congrats you were awesome!!

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  58. Nice video. Good coordinated moves.

    http://www.comicdaverusso.blogspot.com

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  59. This is incredible. You and your friends are seriously incredible. I love it.

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  60. I am addicted! I just watched it again!

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  61. watching this was the best part of my day...possibly my week...you are hilarious!!

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  62. Enhorabuena . Eres un blog notable. El mio fue nombrado así en el año 2007, aun sigo escribiendo ilusionado.

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  63. Oh my god..this is brilliant!!! hahah...ur awesome!

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  64. Your version was so funny! But why have I not heard this song before? Either the song is very old or I am very out of touch....

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  65. You just gave me an idea for how I'm going to spend next sat

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  66. How fantastic. Just found your blog and this is the first one I read. I might be hooked already. How fun!

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  67. Nice yellow curtains.

    They make the different.

    Definitely.

    Hälsningar / regards / Gruesse

    Uwe.

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  68. This was great! Much better that the original! How many times did you start laughing in the middle of it?

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  69. Like all of your blogging, this would be way better if you were a gay guy. (I originally thought you were, when I first read a couple of posts, maybe because I was linked from Lottie & Doof.) Robyn's not really for straight people...

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  70. You have caused a serious obsession at our house with your fabulous video! It involves turning on your video & family members imitating YOU! We think you are better than Robyn! Can't wait to see what Greg James at BBC Radio does with his version on Friday!

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  71. @racingyogagirl awwww, that is so fun/hilarious to hear!! And thanks for pointing me to the fact that Greg James is doing a version. I will certainly check that out come Friday!

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  72. This was amazing! I definitely subscribing! x

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  73. I just found your blog through "Blog of Note" and I'm an instant fan. You're awesome. That video was pretty cool, and your interpretation? Pure genius. You totally nailed it. Thanks for making me smile, laugh, and want to dance! Keep rocking it out.

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  74. hahaha,
    yours was waaayy better than the original!
    ;)

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  75. This was absolutely amazing! My friend and I have been dyingg to learn this dance (she was in a cast)

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  76. Hahaha awesome video! You did a great job! I enjoyed it! :)

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  77. Genuinely one of the best things I've seen online. Ever. I now have plans to clear a room in my house and do just this!! xx

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  78. OMG I love this. Amelia! Teach that dance to me!!!

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  79. I'm a little late on this, but I think you're my new favorite person.

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  81. Have you seen this? Not nearly as fun as yours, but lovely voices!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNE9bUa2D0c

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  82. @anonymous -- that's so rad! thanks for sharing.

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  83. This is to just to give you...your 100th comment!! Does it count???

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  84. I seriously love this, makes me happy just watching!!! YAY

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  85. This is the best thing I have ever seen.

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  86. Might just watch old BA videos for the rest of the day...

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  87. Oh my gosh. I just came to your space via The Wednesday Chef and have taken the grand tour this afternoon. Pretty terrible 'cause I need to be clocking hours. I have danced in the privacy my own home to this music video on countless occasions. It just makes me happy to know you're out there.

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  88. Great!!!! Totally wonderful. You rock!!!!

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  89. The sweater is pretty special. I was looking for one online and happened upon this video, which I think you inspired!!
    http://jezebel.com/5942367/snls-taran-killam-on-his-call-your-girlfriend-video-im-a-robyn-lover

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