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47 Responses to BBC Sport`s Olympics Monkey FTW!

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:52 am
    Link: BBC Sport`s Olympics Monkey FTW! - One of the only reasons to care about this year`s Olympics! Olympic Monkey! Created by the men behind Gorillaz!
  2. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:54 am
    I always underestimate Damon Albarn.
  3. Profile photo of karenina
    karenina Female 13-17
    192 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:57 am
    Yeah that looked like something by the Gorillaz.
  4. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1456 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:00 am
    The opening today was freaking awesome. I loved the footsteps that they created with the fireworks.
  5. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:01 am
    You know, it took me like 2 years to figure out that the Gorillaz cartoon characters were like, the band members.

    S-M-R-T SMART!

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:01 am
    I had a monkey, I would teach him to count cards like Dustin Hoffman in the movie Rainman and sneak my monkey into the casino. If anyone said "Hey a monkey, who`s monkey is that?" I would say "It`s not my monkey".
  7. Profile photo of karenina
    karenina Female 13-17
    192 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:04 am
    Haven`t you learned anything from the Carpet Monkey?
  8. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:04 am
    Hey, its Songgoku!

    Yea, the dragonball character is based on a fable, look up saiyuki or the journey to the west.

  9. Profile photo of hughesie27
    hughesie27 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:09 am
    How patronising!
  10. Profile photo of 4e574e57363g
    4e574e57363g Male 18-29
    44 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:09 am
    Wait... what the hell did I just watch?
  11. Profile photo of JoeTheRipper
    JoeTheRipper Male 18-29
    288 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:10 am
    Sold - i`m gonna start training now!
  12. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:10 am
    If I had a monkey, I would teach it how to use all the entertainment equipment. I would save money on batteries for the remote controls by having my monkey change channels for me. With the money I saved on batteries I would buy drugs. I would share the drugs with the monkey while we watched Monty Python and Stephen Chow movies together.
  13. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:13 am
    Nifty. That monkey is the Monkey Prince. Which is the Japanese story that Dragon Ball is based on. Awesome. Total Win. Go Olympics!!
  14. Profile photo of Alexcools
    Alexcools Male 13-17
    180 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:15 am
    ........ wat did i just see............
  15. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:19 am
    Totally, Oolong, Yamcha, flying nimbus, and the power pole are in there to.
  16. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:19 am
    Davy, I think it`s imperitive that you uhh... take a look in the mirror. So to speak.
  17. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:25 am
    Ah..the work of Jamie Hewlett..co creator of the comic "Tank Girl" and the band Gorillaz.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:26 am
    fancylad
    Male, 30-39, Western US
    860 Posts
    Friday, August 08, 2008 10:54:43 AM
    I always underestimate Damon Albarn.
    --------------------------------------------------

    Ahem...read my above post! Nothing to do with Damon!

  19. Profile photo of REBELComx
    REBELComx Male 18-29
    477 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:32 am
    Um, Backfat, It`s actually the Monkey King, which is a major part of Hindu/Chinese mythology.
    I`m not too happy about the whole China Olympics thing...but this was friggin awesome. I loved how he incorporated a lot of the major sporting events into the action. That was sweet.
  20. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:35 am
    whatever. I was close anyway. I don`t know much about the actual fable, but I do know a lot about dragon ball.
  21. Profile photo of RayBeaudoin
    RayBeaudoin Male 13-17
    121 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:36 am
    That was really an amazing piece of work. I wish there were more than one of those movies. :P
  22. Profile photo of evo69
    evo69 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:47 am
    Training now!
  23. Profile photo of AlfishKK
    AlfishKK Female 18-29
    782 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:47 am
    I wonder if it was in Mandarin or Cantonese? Lovely animation, and very action packed. I liked it.
  24. Profile photo of MykDude
    MykDude Male 13-17
    16 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:56 am
    Its the Monkey King!
  25. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 12:01 pm
    I thought that it was worldwide, not just BBC but yes it is quite cool. When I saw it on the BBC I was a bit confused at first haha
  26. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 12:06 pm
    Whys no one else posted this..am I the only one who remembers this awesome show?


  27. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    The_Maddog

    the music did though, that`s all him.

  28. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 12:14 pm
    Maddog... you`re showing us old fogies up here on IAB. Indeed I do remember... *wipes misty tear from eye*

    Here`s the song. Kicks in around 0:57

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iUMWy4hqAg&feature=related&resnum=0

    Honestly, kids these days, don`t know they`re born...

  29. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 12:24 pm
    No argument there Fancy..I`m just talking about the artwork!

    Davy..i just youtubed it before u linked it lol..just had too.

    Screw it..I`m buying the boxed DVD set off Amazon..I have too now!

    Sometimes..just sometimes there is nothing quite like some badly dubbed martial arts!

  30. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    I`ve always wanted to read the full fable of the Monkey Warrior. Awesome vid.
  31. Profile photo of sporka
    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    That was good :3
  32. Profile photo of mintyboy3000
    mintyboy3000 Male 18-29
    382 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    That monkey`s going to get seriously annoying, quickly.

    The music in the video is already doing my head in! The BBC keep playing it.

  33. Profile photo of mrpopenfresh
    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
    1037 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    Gorillaz. The artist has talent.
  34. Profile photo of krembill
    krembill Male 18-29
    1094 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 5:46 pm
    Maddog is living on the fast lane:-D
  35. Profile photo of NicoNico
    NicoNico Female 18-29
    444 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm
    I like that. I wish I could live in the UK (or start watching TV, for that matter) so I could watch this all the time. Love the animation, love the music.
  36. Profile photo of Hungar
    Hungar Male 18-29
    17 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    I smiled throughout the whole thing :)
  37. Profile photo of njs52595
    njs52595 Male 13-17
    60 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 8:13 pm
    its funny how every chinese cartoon is like an acid trip.
  38. Profile photo of Tdogg111
    Tdogg111 Male 13-17
    473 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 8:24 pm
    ya, thats an actual fable. The monkey king! he would ride around on a cloud and had a magic pole. I just know that from DBZ!
  39. Profile photo of Lx2
    Lx2 Male 18-29
    99 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 5:22 am
    Monkey King + Gorillaz-style animation x height = Awesome
  40. Profile photo of togetec
    togetec Male 13-17
    608 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 9:45 am
    but does it throw its own poop
  41. Profile photo of peasnquiet
    peasnquiet Female 18-29
    7 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 10:05 am
    W00t Sun Wukong - Great Sage, Equal of Heaven FTW! The others are Zhu Bajie (the pig) Sha Wujing (the third guy), all of whom can be found in the Chinese story Xiyouji (Journey to the West), otherwise known as Saiyuki in Japanese. I suspect Hindus viewed Sun Wukong as an incarnation of Hanuman, their own monkey god.

    And it`s in Mandarin Chinese. Cantonese is mostly only spoken by the people of Hong Kong.

  42. Profile photo of 3R1N
    3R1N Female 13-17
    141 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 3:50 am
    I love this adverty thing :)
    I am easily amused.
    I am watching the olympics now (y)
  43. Profile photo of tenshin
    tenshin Female 13-17
    75 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 5:38 pm
    that`s from the famous chinese book, Journey to the west. ._. His name is WuKong. He`s not and olympic monkey.
  44. Profile photo of HorsesRule
    HorsesRule Female 13-17
    368 posts
    August 14, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    yep. now that ya mention it it does look like the gorillaz drawings

    throught the entire video i wuz like "i remember that drawing from somewhere"

  45. Profile photo of HorsesRule
    HorsesRule Female 13-17
    368 posts
    August 14, 2008 at 8:18 pm
    hole f*ck maddog. that wuz a show?

    omfg. that so clicks to me. the cartoonists drawings of the band members to an old japanese show with the same characters.

    i now get it... thank you

  46. Profile photo of HorsesRule
    HorsesRule Female 13-17
    368 posts
    August 14, 2008 at 8:23 pm
    after my 4th time of viewing i now realize that i cant stop watching this!
  47. Profile photo of the_phantom
    the_phantom Male 18-29
    510 posts
    August 15, 2008 at 10:56 am
    how do none of you know this: this was an advertisement for an opera based on the monkey king/son goku epic. the animator of the gorillaz worked on it as well, several portions are animated. and yes, MAYBE it had to do with the olympics.


    ._. dummies

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