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Kpop Music Monday: the 100th Episode Special!

September 4, 2012

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Hello all you Nasties!

This here, today, is our 100th Kpop Music Monday! Thanks to a all of you for sticking with us for so long, and for not booing us off stage (or the internet). For our special, we’ve got some things we want to do, which we’ll mention at the end of this post. For now, though, let’s start with our review G Dragon’s “One of a Kind.” If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here:

So, as for the video itself, let’s begin with a disclaimer: there’s far too much for us to talk about in this video. There are tons of different approaches to take, tons of different talking points. We could have talked about the symbolism the entire time, but our video’s already 10 minutes long, and we kinda want to keep these videos no ridiculously long. Then we could have talked about G Dragon’s weird hair, which – it seems – a lot of people don’t like, from the comments we’ve read at least.

One of the things we don’t really get to talk about for Kpop Music Mondays, though, is how much we disagree about songs sometimes. We really disagreed about this song and video, but talking about it thoroughly in video would take too long. That’s what this site’s for, yay! Unadulterated rambling!

OK, so here’s the deal: the imagery of G Dragon hanging with his crew and looking hard – we’re not sure how we feel about that. Well, Martina feels no way about it, but I get the hibbly jibblies watching it. I don’t know why. I can’t fully put my finger on it. I think it’s because, to me, to look hard with your crew is something that suggests street cred, which – yes I know I myself don’t have any – but I don’t think GD has any, either. Am I wrong here? Maybe he’s a lot more gangsta than he lets on. I could be wrong, but I don’t think he is gangsta or hood in any way, and so this screams of insincerity to me, and it makes me feel icky. Sure: maybe GD is just acting here, like he is when he’s playing tennis. I don’t think he’s sincerely trying to say he’s a tennis player, so why should I think he’s sincerely trying to be gangsta? I don’t know guise; I don’t know. Help me through this! Am I misunderstanding something here? Martina sure thinks so, but we can’t put the words to it properly.

Anyhow, if you like the song more than Simon does (it’s alright, not not GD’s best stuff), you can pick it up via iTunes, though, that’s only a music video link. Can’t find the link to the song itself. Hrrm.

OK! That’s it for now. I feel like we can’t have all too serious a talk here about the video (sorry for people looking for a more protracted discussion) because we’re just happy to have reached what is, to us, a pretty big milestone!

So, for starters, here’s our special Music Monday video. It’s pretty much a compilation of our favourite Music Monday jokes ever, the jokes we keep on using over and over again. If you’re new to Kpop Music Monday, then this will serve as a primer to our lame humour. If you’ve been around for a while, hopefully this will give you a few chuckles.

BE WARNED, THOUGH: this is over 18 minutes long! So, you’re gonna need to have some free time on your hands to get through it all:

Ha! We couldn’t help but squeak out a few awkward laughs out loud in the coffee shop as we were editing this. Seriously, guise: our skits are so incredibly lame, and we can’t help but laugh, not because they’re funny, BUT BECAUSE THEY’RE SO LAME.

Anyhow, we want to thank you for watching our videos and for letting us continue to do this. So, we’d like to give away some Eat Your Kimchi shirts to you awesome people. Yes, it’s not a Kpop CD, but we didn’t know what CDs to pick. GD? That’s just this episode: what about the 99 others? Know what I mean? We’ll do other Kpop CD giveaways later, for sure, as we always do.

So, we’re giving away an Eat Your Kimchi shirt, a Bilasa shirt, a Batoost shirt, and a Spudgy shirt. If you want any one of these, here’s what you gotta do to win!

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We’ll pick four winners and announce them in the bloopers to next week’s Kpop Music Monday!

And, lastly, we’ve got bloopers from today’s video as well, in case you’re in the mood for more silliness. HELLO!

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  1. Voting for TVXQ, although I suspect they were probably as reluctant to perform as the animals in GD’s video. :/

    I think part of the uneasiness about GD’s “gangstaness” comes from knowing what the reaction would be from a mainstream North American audience. Probably a bit more…outspoken than Simon’s hibbly jibblies.

    LOL at GD/Simon in Canada!!!

    3 years ago
  2. oh god Simon!! did i have to be reminded of you from the Bubble Pop review!
    Mordney Present!! Mr Brohoho!!! Max time!! Taemin in Spanish=Soy Un Dorito!!!!! Ministry of Banishment is AWESOME!!! (not in real life though) Simon’s Shower song!!!! ( and WOW i just had a terrible typo with the word Shower…..wrote it as Shawoer…..cos of the word Shawol….^^;;) I lost my pants and slow motion!!! yeah loved that beating-the-crap-outta-that-ad part!!! Soy Un Dorito and Sherlock strut!!! EYK style!!!!
    …i just felt like listing my fave parts from the Special vid for no reason!

    3 years ago
  3. my favourite kmm is when simon was beating up the ad because i always wanted to do that to the ads in sment’s video when the ads pop up, but then when simon was hitting the ads it felt like he just got rid of an annoying fungus. It made me laugh a lot :D

    youtube account: ixxcreamy

    3 years ago
  4. I agree with Simon (except for the part about the fast rapping because that was awesome). I’m a huge gd fan but as far as i know gd has no street cred, although the people in the video really are his friends and people he’s worked with. I like what you said about gd constantly changing his image. It’s one of the things I love most about him but i think that’s the reason why I can’t take hip-hop gd seriously. At the end of the day I feel like it’s just another image for him.
    Congrats on your 100th episode!

    3 years ago
  5. My favorite Kpop Music Monday moment is the “Soy un dorito!” because my friends and I love to say it at random times in random places and we get weird looks from people who know enough Spanish to know what that means hahaha

    my youtube account is: MNKYMNKYMNKY

    3 years ago
  6. Cat

    My youtube is: BlackJackDalmate

    How does one choose….a FAVORITE MOMENT?
    When I just love them all, So much? D:

    It must be all the terms you have created that I can now use to confuse all my non-kpop friends! Possibly, Bull Jerky? This might confuse them the most, because I don’t eat meat. Possibly Soy un doritos?

    Though, after giving it plenty of thought…..
    Even though these things are awesome and they keep me watching:
    – Simon’s references to old school music most kids ( or most people out of North America…) wouldn’t understand. ( but I do! xD Even if I am just a 90’s kid. )
    – All the awesomely funny skits that make my day, and help me laugh even if my day has sucked…:)
    – Spudgy’s…spudgyness..How does one even describe spudgy? xD He has his own category.
    – All the ranchy-ness….No. Not Raunchy. Ranch-y. :D
    – Dr.Meemersworth suddenly showing her adorable face by climbing EVERYTHING..Including legs. (SOOO CUTEEE. ;u; )
    – ALL THE ADORABLE FACES MARTINA MAKES. WHY YOU SO CUTE? WHYYYY?
    – The random Doctor mode moments? xD Those gloves…
    – anti turtleneck moments…YES. KILL THE HORRIBLE ITCHY MADNESS THAT IS TURTLENECKS.
    – The wigs..Oh dear lord all of those wigs. xD
    – EAT. EAT. EAT YOUR KIMCHI STYLE~

    I love all these things, so picking a favorite is HORRIBLY HARD!
    So what can I say? I love all of them! You guys make Mondays awesome! Even a truck load of cookies ( and I love me some cookies.. ) couldn’t make me as happy as you guys do on a midday Monday!

    Oh and uh..Sorry this comment is so long. -dances slowly out of the room-

    3 years ago
    • Cat

      Speaking of references…..About an hour ago:
      My dad: Have you tried these doritos? They’re really good.
      Me: SOYYYY UNNNN DORITOOSSSSSS!-flails arms in the air- No, I don’t really like doritos anymore.

      That point in life where your weirdness no longer surprises your parents.

      3 years ago
  7. My favourite KPOP music Monday has to be your review on bigbang’s monster. It was just gold XD I’ve watched all music Mondays and I’ve laughed a few times. Not that you guys aren’t funny, i just never found myself laughing uncontrolablly. But I laughed my head off for at least 5 minutes during your monster review, I even had to pause and go back a it to watch what I had skipped from laughing so much (only to find it was another laugh out loud moment…=.=”)

    I also really like that review because you guys were honest, not that you lied in all the others, but you didn’t see the need to sugar coat everything for the sake of some weak hearted, yet to develop the understanding of opinion fangirls. And I really appreciate that. You expressed your opinion without caring about how much shit you would get from trolls and that really stood out to me in this particular review since people seem to think your yg bias, but iu clearly stated out your dislikes despite it being BIGBANG :3

    Also my favourite moment from music Monday has to be the turtleneck incident, Simons squeal and martinas “what are you wearing?! (屮゚Д゚)屮 and the top cologne bit… I think I cried a bit…XD

    YouTube username: YG2ne1fanatic <(I think you can tell who I'm a fan of…XD)

    3 years ago
  8. Hello! my youtube account is emmyangel13, I know it’s lame, but it was created long time ago :)))
    Totally love all your shows, especially KMM! I subscribed not long ago, but I’m watching every KMM from the beginning now :D here are my top three episodes (I couldn’t choose one) :
    3) Exo-k – mama, Simon reading english parts of the song, it’s just hilarious!
    2) 2ne1 – I love you, Martina’s parody to the dubbing of the video. When Martina is speaking and Simon appears on the screen, I can’t stop laughing
    1) SuJu – Sexy, free and single, when Martina is a costume designer. “just drape it all over your body” :D
    Sorry for my English, it is not my native language :)))
    I seriously love you and all your dorky shows :)))

    3 years ago
  9. hmmm… I wait since 2 years every monday to watch your videos. Its my ” dont be sad, its not only monday. its simonandmartina day. ^^/ ” I saw all your kmm in time. Even if i couldnt understand a lot back then. So…I think simons announcement in your first kmm is one of my favrite moments.
    thank you for doing so awesome (and lame XD ) jokes. Non of my frinds understands them, but… who cares?! ^^’
    jaamaapii

    3 years ago
  10. My thoughts on GD’s video is that to me the song and the video is his way of having a laugh, a piss take, he’s showing aspects of himselfthat the media twist and playing with it for eg; the dining table scene the veiwer sees ‘bad’ GD through tinted glasses but when the glasses are taken off ‘good’ gd is there. Thats what i got from the video/song anyway :)

    3 years ago
  11. Epic! THIS is what I’m showing to all my non-Kpop friends – now they will understand why I laugh when offered a banana! One of my favorites, though, is missing: 0330! DIALTONE?!?!? Although, I guess imaginary girlfriends are difficult to keep in touch with…
    (youtube: GreyWitchKarla)

    3 years ago
  12. Yay! 100 K-Pop Music Monday’s! I’ve seen them all, even though I only started following you guys last year. U-Kiss 0330 review. I still can’t watch that video without giggling, all I think is “Captain Crazy Pants.”

    For your GD review, I love that you talked about my two favorite parts of the video. The dining room scene is by far my favorite part. Which view of GD is real. Oh Martina, if you can’t do the dance I surely can’t. And sooo want to, but I have ZERO rhythm.

    3 years ago
  13. Your old APD… i got so used to see the new one =)
    Happy 100th…. and that you will do many many more!

    3 years ago
  14. youtube account: erins1317
    Favorite Eat Your Kimchi moment: When Simon copied Mblaq’s Cry underwater scene, he looked like a squid wrapped up in all those cloths. haha That honestly made my day.

    3 years ago
  15. Youtube user: OtakuChama

    Man, that’s hard to choose lol. You guys are just so funny and amazing haha.
    Alright, I guess my fave Kpop Music Monday moment is Psy’s Gangnam Style episode, simply because one day I found myself singing “Eat Your Kimchi style” instead. That parody music video? BRILLIANCE, GUISE. YOU MAKE ME PROUD TO BE CANADIAN LOL!

    3 years ago
  16. In Nasty mode, losing my pants in FippetoRippetoSuperSlowMotion, while hip thrusting like Hyuna, above a pack of Doritos, in an elevator, screaming EATYOURKIMCHISTYLE. Thank you Simon and Martina for all the hilarious videos! (youtube account: Gwinshin)

    3 years ago
  17. I will answer your question!! xD
    A:- My favorite part is the “Martina Hates Turtle-Necks” :D But not the I-Hate-Turtle-Necks part no,……its when Simon is solving a Taemin Cross-Word Puzzle xD Epic Man..and the answer to the puzzle is SOY UN DORITOS 8’D
    and~~ My YouTube name is zazo1431
    x’3 Hope i win~~~~

    3 years ago
  18. so naaaasty! <3

    3 years ago
  19. wow, I can’t believe it’s been a hundred Kpop Mondays :O
    I hope it’s going to be another hundred ^^ <3

    3 years ago
  20. Oh memory lane <3
    I adore KMM and it's hard to believe that we're already at 100 videos!
    My favorite EYK moment would definitely have to be the birth of BATOOST. It was the first inside joke I was apart of (in the sense that I saw its conception) and they were my first ever KPop group :D
    YouTube username: thereadingchica

    3 years ago
  21. youtube name : sonja23sonja

    My favourite kpop moment was -> Big Bang “Monster” martina’s hates turlenecks!! ^^:D

    martina seems really hate turlenecks in that video! :D i have short story, when i was go out with my sister i see a man who use turlenecks and i was laugh so hard!! because i always remember martina face if she look turlenecks! hahaha =))

    3 years ago
  22. Awsome ~ ! Thank you guys for the awsome videos ^-^ I love the recap of previous music mondays.

    3 years ago
  23. make a picture of dr. meemersworth in a doctor suit with a cat head! and maybe some “like a sir” glasses or something :D

    3 years ago
  24. You guys should do ( G-Dragon that xx ) for your next Kpop Monday.
    I never heard a song by G-dragon with an acoustic guitar, it’s very different.

    3 years ago
  25. My favorite moment KPOP music monday moment is when you guys do the Wonder Girls happy hop clap dance WITH the Wonder Girls! Made my life….

    YouTube username: ix3oth

    3 years ago
  26. EAT YOUR KIMCHI STYLE! Haha The Gangnam Style KMM was my favorite. :D
    Youtube Username: Sakura11101 I’m subscribed to all of your channels~~~~~~~~~

    3 years ago
  27. Congratulations on #100~!!! I can’t believe that I’ve only been watching you guys for just over a year. You provided so much entertainment that it feels like forever. @ 3@

    Copy-pastaed from FB: I was very happy that we fans
    banded together to vote in Gangnam Style to be reviewed – knowing how
    much you guys wanted to do so. In return, we got the best Gangnam Style
    parody! EAT YOUR KIMCHI STYLE! *gallop*

    YT username: MamushiLove

    3 years ago
  28. oh you hate the phrase leggo simon.LEGGOLEGGO LEGGOLEGGO MWHAHAHAHA!!!! I’m a strange child.

    3 years ago
  29. Scarred for life Simon. For life. XD

    3 years ago
  30. My youtube name : sonja23sonja

    My favourite music monday is G-Dragon that xx!!!! :D

    3 years ago
  31. totally would have loved GD’s song if it only consisted of the chorus too!!! the chorus was just freakin’ AWESOME and i love the beat!!!!! i could listen to that part all day!!
    hahahahaha at the Samsung part!!! and Meemers running away!!! aaww!
    now off to watch the Special video!!

    3 years ago
  32. 6:50 – 7:00 <– Simoooooon!! Have merrrrcyyyy on my eeeeeyes!!! They are bleediiiiiing!!! T^T

    Anyway, I really love the beat of the song… aaaand the bear, so fluffyyyyyy! It's "one of a kind" after all!! ^^ <3 <3 'ellooooooooo~ Yes, sir!! d(-_-)b

    3 years ago
  33. I’ve gotta respectfully disagree with the “Can’t have ya’ crew, no street cred” thing. I don’t see it like that. It’s not like he had hella actors behind him, playing this role as his crew. Those people around him were people who helped him get to where he is and supported him and had his back. It wasn’t a street cred thing, it was a “These are my people,” thing.

    All in all I liked this review. It was super serious compared to other reviews, but was review fairly and Simon should never do da’ raunchy thrusting.

    I have eyesores now.

    3 years ago
    • It would have been awesome if he had the REAL yg people there… maybe I’m not yg enough, but weren’t they just thug looking stand-ins? I thought the long-haired dude was Tiger JK my first glance, but nahh..

      3 years ago
    • Thanks for respectfully disagreeing, and for not freaking out on me, as I’m sure other people might :D

      Anyhow, I still don’t think I buy it. Sure, those people are part of GD’s crew. They’re all supportive of him. I’m not gonna argue against that. It’s jut the image of hardness in which they’re depicted that I’m unsure about. Like, if I – for instance – were to talk about the people who supported me, we’d look happy and smiling, rather than portraying an image of hard-ness. Know what I mean?

      My issue isn’t with the fact that they’re there, or with who they are, but with how they’re depicting themselves. Am I still wrong in thinking this? Again, I’m still open to talking about it, and I’m hoping to see something I’m missing :D

      3 years ago
      • I guess it’s what they’re aim is. It’s very calculated. I love the video and you can tell that every single detail was thought about down to the mixed race babies front and center. It’s so ultra stylized that it’s hard to seriously believe he wants us to think he’s some thug. It’s like playing dress up, right?

        It’s the same, sort of, with Drake. He’s some suburban prep school kid who got down with Disney and yet now he’s some wannabe thug. And yet he has his teeming millions of fans.

        I wonder if G-Dragon was a country singer and if he dressed up like Tim McGraw would he be taken seriously?

        3 years ago
      • I really like the video, and i enjoyed watching the people in the video, ppl who supported him in all these years… most of them are rappers, so i dont think they would like to look “cute for the video”, that s not their style. For me this video has a lot of meaning for GD, the part of the tennis, he is showing us that he is breaking or leaving behind his past, his inmature past, or maybe leaving behind all the problems he had last year. Def, I will buy it. I respect ur opinion, this is the first time i read ur review.

        3 years ago
      • Hey, just thought I’d join the discussion – when I first saw this MV, I didn’t know who any of those people were, so my first reaction was LOL so fake~ couldn’t GD get better actors for his MV?
        But when I found out (from the comments) that they were actual ‘people’ and not actors, like Lydia Paek and Choice 37, then I completely forgave them. After all, when you’re invited into a hip-hop video, what else can you do? Act hip-hop~y, right – and for just average people who aren’t from the hood (like me), I’d probably be doing the same as them – acting gangsta, looking gruff while making record-scratching movements. They’re not professional actors, but they were still trying to fit in with GD’s image to the best of their ability, but that wasn’t their job. If I was GD, I would be honoured that my friends were even willing to be in my videos, and not scold them on how they look. So, yes, it was awkward, but I find it more realistic that way.
        I’m not quite sure if that made sense, but yea.

        3 years ago
        • You raise a really good point there – viewing singers and musicians as actors.
          I’ve noticed that S&M have always pushed the idea that in the MVs, singers are acting, and the way they act in those MVs shouldn’t be taken as how they really are, because it’s just what the director told them to do. That very conveniently removes the blame (of sucky MVs) from the actual singers and puts it all on the director – but at the same time it also demands better acting from the singers, since there’s someone overseeing the production, and it’s not just them showing us their life story.
          For example, Teen Top were portrayed to be very convincing cheaters in ‘No Perfume On You’. According to this theory, we could just say ‘The director came up with a bad MV, but Teen Top acted really well’. Fans agreed with S&M in that case, because it made Teen Top look better.
          Whereas, with Park Bom’s ‘Don’t Cry’, the director made a really nice MV, but her acting sucked. Fans weren’t so happy with S&M’s review at that time, because it made her look bad. I’m starting to feel that people will view musicians as actors when they’re acting in a way that they dislike ‘oh but they’re just acting like a douchebag’, whereas when the singer is acting in a way the like, they take it as the singer’s actual character ‘She’s so cute/sexy~!!’ -> when she’s actually just ‘acting’ cute/sexy.

          So, iff we looked at this MV as an acting production, then we could say this video came out looking fake because of poor direction and poor acting. Seo Hyun Seong, your ideas sucked, man!! GD’s homies!! Your acting sucked too!!
          ….but you see, I happen to like GD’s homies (especially Choice37) so I’m gonna come up with a biased explanation to make him look better: Director Seo Hyun Seung respected Choice37 so much that he didn’t dare to correct his crappy acting. Does that make sense? :p

          3 years ago
        • Wait a minute…Kiss Your Kimchi….are you the guy who interviewed Marius? *gasp* :D

          3 years ago
        • Yes, that’s me! Marius is a cool guy.

          3 years ago
        • That’s so cool!! I didn’t realise you were still around. Well since you’re here *scrambles through messy pile of videos* can you take a look at this, and tell me if it’s ok?
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz4pRMsgeZc
          I was wanting to request a video for K-Crunch Indie that addressed the issue of black people in Korea, since it’s been a pretty heated topic lately. However, since I’m neither black nor Korean, I often end up saying something wrong and digging my own grave. So I would really appreciate it if you gave me the ok on this video I made (if it is ok, that is).
          I also linked to your website, if you don’t mind :S

          3 years ago
        • I agree with what fuuko4869 says here, but I’ll add that I also got the hibbly-jibblies over the mug shot scene. To me, that seemed the kind of fake that was putting Simon’s back up too.

          Oh my gosh…how to choose a favorite? Bullo-jerky? Punch a harmless eagle in the eye? -37 for SuJu’s english? Martina’s kitten rap?(Love it! I want it as my ringtone!) Eat your kimchi style? Rub my bananas? DON’T TAKE IT IN THE BUTT! There are just so many!

          But my favorite of all time is probably the KMM moment with the Idols-are-mutants skit. XD I LOVE Max time! The Jo Kwan signal! “He’s a cold blooded killer man!” Pfffthahahaha! XP

          My second favorite might be the Martina-is-a-wild-shawol and Simon-is-a-documentary-filmaker skit. That was awesome!

          I vote TVXQ. At the time Balloons came out it wasn’t a huge departure in image for them. You guys, however, came in during the Mirotic era so I can see how it might seem very unlike them to you. :) In fact, Junsu in balloons is closer to how most Cassies see him I think.

          My youtube username is swirlofclouds

          3 years ago
    • i agree. i don’t think GD was trying to be all hard and gangsta but showing that he’s strong because of all those people who helped him and he’s where he is now because of them.

      and i also agree about “no crew no street cred” thing. i’ve heard that with this release of one of a kind, some underground rappers were finally able to give him some props for his rapping skills and i think that gives him way more ‘cred’ than any idol rappers out there. also not to mention that dok2 worked with him for another song in this album. and that’s saying alot considering dok2 has been known to not really show any obvious love for mainstream artists. and he’s got tablo supporting him too now and we all know about the whole epik high vs gd top thing with the underground mainstream war thingy, so i think GD was able to break a lot of walls this time. and that kinda gives him at least some cred. hehe.

      but i liked this review. and yeah, simon shouldn’t do the hip thrust thing anymore. keke. i think we’re all a bit traumatized by that simon. haha!!

      3 years ago
  34. my favorite music monday moment is ANY into-xiah-cation moment.
    “OOOOh you so NAASty.” (;YT username: japans1girl

    3 years ago
  35. I love you GD, but I’m gonna vote for TVXQ :D

    3 years ago
  36. As a tennis player, my mind couldn’t wrap around the fact that not only was GD holding the racket wrong, but he was using a baseball as the tennis ball…and shattering glass. That shouldn’t actually happen, haha.

    3 years ago
  37. Simon, you wore that shirt on purpose didn’t you.. :)

    3 years ago
  38. gddd!

    3 years ago
  39. Youtube user: LightP14:

    I think my favourite Kpop Music Monday moment was when Simon put on his Taemin wig and shouted “SOY UN DORITO!” for the first time. That will forever be an epic line on EYK! FIGHTING!

    3 years ago
  40. yeay, I’ve been waiting all day ^_^
    I think having GD’s song for the 100th KMM is perfect timing ^^

    3 years ago
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