Man, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! fame won’t quit with this directing all the music videos business. First there was the Ben Folds video for “You Don’t Know Me,” and then that NSFL video for Flying Lotus’s “Parisian Goldfish.” Now Eric’s gone and made a video for MGMT’s “The Youth.” Did anyone even ask him to do this? I get the sense that he was just really bored and really into MGMT one day and called up Tim and was like “rustle up those child actors we rejected from the Mahanahan’s Child Clown Outlet sketch and let’s have some potentially scarring fun.” Just kidding, these kids are looking great and I’m sure their parents love them very much.

In the age of the internet this video is basically the new Mickey Mouse Club and everyone in it is going to be as famous as Tay “There Is No Off-Season” Zonday. Promise.

Comments (6)
  1. Jared  |   Posted on Oct 10th, 2008 0

    Even before the Ben Folds video Eric had made a video for The Bird and the Bee. Has a cast of the normal adult weirdos including the “I sit on you” guy. Extremely awkward dancing mixed with a bored band performance. Definitely worth a watch…

  2. Gotta love that choreography. Also, isn’t that Owen Kline? That kid from The Squid and the Whale? Remember him? Well, either way, kid’s a killer break dancer.

  3. wow. this is uncouth.

    i love this song and these little bastards are…. well… bastardizing it.

    (no offense to the kids – those pelvic thrusts were a bit much though).

  4. I love comic’s directing/performing in music video’s. Have we all seen Zach Galifianakis’s video for Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothin”? Brilliant.

  5. there’s post-modern and then there’s post-funny. eric’s deconstructed hilarity until it’s become … um, whatever this is. amazing.

  6. that was so mesmerizing

    i feel like a complete perv now though

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