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  • Babylon Park

    Dont know if these have been mentioned before. I certainly had not seen them.

    Babylon Park Animation

    EDIT : its a shame, they dont seem to have much left in their online store. However, I'll have to have one of those 'cheesy spoo' t-shirts.
    Last edited by Bonehead; 08-16-2004, 10:58 AM.
    *Den-Sha*

  • #2
    I've seen Babylon Park mentioned before... I think that originally you could watch the whole thing online, maybe not. In any event, when I first found it you had to buy the tape to see anytihing beyond a few previews.
    I was never that interested on it, and I didn't find the previews compelling.
    Also since I'm not fond of South Park I do not expect I'll laugh that much at Babylon Park.

    Has anyone actually seen the whole thing?
    Such... is the respect paid to science that the most absurd opinions may become current, provided they are expressed in language, the sound of which recalls some well-known scientific phrase
    James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79)

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    • #3
      If you liked Babylon Park, here's a link to the Lyrics For

      Enterprising Man
      Words and Music: ® 2000 by Tom Smith
      Enterprising Man

      There used to be an MP3 link also, but I couldn't find it this time.
      He's also got half a dozen CDs for sale on the website.


      As a bonus, here's one of his Drinking Songs:

      307 Ale
      Words and Music: ® 1989 by Tom Smith

      This was, no lie, inspired by a Michigan automobile license plate, 307 ALE. If you have this plate, in any state, send me a photograph of it, and I'll send you a free CD. For the most entertaining explanation of tesseracts you'll ever find, see "-- And He Built A Crooked House --" by Robert A. Heinlein (collected in The Unpleasant Profession Of Jonathan Hoag). This song was judged co-winner of the 1989 OVFF Songwriting Contest, along with Michael "Moonwulf" Longcor's "I Can't Party (As Hearty As I Partied When I Was Twenty-One)".

      There's many drinks you'll drink, me lads, on every world that's new.
      There's Saurian Brandy, Cranapple Schnapps, and a good old Tullamore Don't.
      There's Busch and Beck and Bud and Bock and others dark and pale,
      But I think you'll find the finest kind is Three-Oh-Seven Ale.

      (chorus)
      Three-Oh-Seven Ale, me lads, Three-Oh-Seven Ale,
      The finest drink that any bar has ever had for sale,
      It'll lay your whole damn world to waste, it'll make you fit and hale,
      There's nothing that you'll ever taste like Three-Oh-Seven Ale, me lads,
      Three-Oh-Seven Ale.

      It started out at M.I.T. one lazy summer day,
      When a couple of the frat-boy techies started in to play,
      They'd caught up on their schedule with a couple hours to kill,
      So they fitted up the cyclotron and made themselves a still.

      (chorus)

      They added choice ingredients to brew a little brew,
      But they didn't know the wires were crossed in Chamber Number Two.
      A tiny bit of space got folded, things were looking queer --
      They turned the spout and then came out the world's first Hyper-Beer.

      (chorus)

      It bubbled and it burbled and it glowed a fizzly green,
      And what it did to test equipment, frankly, was obscene.
      It took awhile to find a vial it wouldn't burst to flame,
      Then they measured out its potency, and that's how it was named.

      (slower)
      There's many drinks you'll drink, me lads, but this one beats them all:
      One hundred fifty-three and one-half percent alcohol,
      A beer, brewed in a tesseract, that'll shoot you through the roof --
      And if you don't believe me, I've got lots and lots of proof.

      (final chorus)
      Three-Oh-Seven Ale, me lads, Three-Oh-Seven Ale,
      The finest drink that any bar has ever had for sale,
      It'll lay your whole damn world to waste, it'll make you fit and hale,
      It sticks to your mouth like library paste,
      With a stronger kick than toxic waste,
      There's nothing that you'll ever taste
      Like Three-Oh-Seven Ale!
      Last edited by bakana; 08-16-2004, 03:22 PM.

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      • #4
        Has anyone actually seen the whole thing?
        Yep, I've seen all of their stuff, own some of it, and even have one of the t-shirts. I think it's very funny stuff! But, it does help if you also like South Park.

        Aisling

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        • #5
          Although I dont watch South Park all the time, I do remember seeing The Phantom Menace spoof, but never saw these ones. I'm pretty sure they were not shown in my neck of the woods.

          Its interesting to note the fact that many of the actual cast were involved in this project.
          *Den-Sha*

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bonehead
            Although I dont watch South Park all the time, I do remember seeing The Phantom Menace spoof, but never saw these ones. I'm pretty sure they were not shown in my neck of the woods.

            Its interesting to note the fact that many of the actual cast were involved in this project.
            Just to avoid confusion (in which I once fell myself):
            This was an independent project, not a South Park spoof, more like a spoof of that and B5.

            P.S. Aisling, with your avatar I'd have guessed you were a fan of Babylon Park.
            Such... is the respect paid to science that the most absurd opinions may become current, provided they are expressed in language, the sound of which recalls some well-known scientific phrase
            James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79)

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            • #7
              The official BP site actually had a lot more stuff on it including the Drek Trek and Spoosade character bios, like Captain Gidiot. That all seems to have been deleted and the site appears mostly abandoned.

              There are(were) two volumes of Babylon Park.

              Volume One had Episode 000 and Frightspace on it.

              Volume Two had Grudgematch:Spoosade versus Forager.

              Character voices included Maggie Egan doing a hilarious Katherine Hepburn imitation for the voice of Drek Trek's Captain Paneway.

              Wayne Alexander, Robin Atkins Downes, Patricia Tallman and Jeffrey Willerth provided other voices.

              If you can still find it, I reccomend the Grudgematch video. The commercials are really funny too.

              I doubt we'll ever see them re-released on DVD so you'd better grab them as they will soon become collector's items when stock is depleted.

              Pat Tallman's site, www.thegalacticgateway.com also used to sell the videos.

              You can always try a Google search as well.
              Last edited by DDC2000; 08-21-2004, 01:30 PM.
              Visitor from another time-space-distortion-anomaly...

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