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Super Junior – Mr. Simple: Kpop Music Mondays

August 8, 2011


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Yes, yes you were SM. Shame on you for giving us the high expectations of a fresh and crazy upcoming Super Junior music video with Siwon in his green underpants. Do you realize how many hearts have been broken? How many daydreams have been shattered? What was the point of those terribly misleading teaser photos? We were sure this was going to be the Super Junior epic movie answer to TVXQ’s “Before You Go” but NO! NOTHING NEW! Were we the only ones disappointed? GIVE ME THE UNDERPANTS DANCE!–> screams Martina

Plus, right off the bat, we were like “OH NOES!!! when we first heard the song” Come on! It’s not easy for English speakers to overlook lines like this. It’s the first thing you hear in the song, bad Engrish. Come on, SM! You’re doing a lot to promote Kpop internationally, and we respect that, but for those people who aren’t diehard ELFs, and not into Kpop, and are trying to get their way into it, lines like this are a bit alienating. People will laugh right away, and you don’t want that. Not everyone will laugh, of course. Like we said, your fan base will support you no matter what, but newbies might not be as forgiving. Know what we’re saying? Just, really, hire an English speaker, for like, 20 bucks, to look over the lyrics. Some people will even do it for free! Hell, we would! BECAUSE WE NAUGHTY NAUGHTY!

But enough about that. It might have an Engrish verse to it, but it’s still a funky song. It was a bit abrasive for us at first. It seemed like the bridge came out of nowhere, rather than growing out of the song. Know what we’re saying? The singing’s fine for it and all, but it’s just the beat seemed to change frequently before you could grasp the song. But, now that we’ve listened to the song a bunch of times, it’s settled with us a lot more, and we’ve been singing the whole “BEE NEE NEE NEE NEE NEE NEENEE NEENEE” part a lot.

Also, we mentioned in the video how some people complained that there isn’t really much in this video, how it’s just a bunch of well-dressed guys dancing in a oddly-lit room, which is exactly what we said about the Super Junior M “Perfection” video a while ago. But, now that we think about it, these are really the only kind of Super Junior videos we’ve ever really seen from them. Weren’t Bonamana and Sorry Sorry the same? We know that Super Junior has other videos out, for sure, but we weren’t into Kpop enough back then to know of these videos. Seems like the best Super Junior videos, then, are just the “hey let’s dance in a room” videos, and if that’s their thing then, well, that’s their thing. It might not be a lot for us to talk about, but if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, right?

To enter for your chance to win the new Super Junior “Mr. Simple” album, all you have to do is tell us which was your favourite of the teaser pictures for Mr. Simple. If you haven’t seen them up close, prepare thyself. Here it is:


Super Junior is really...colorful

Let us know which of these you liked the most and why. We’ll pick one winner from the answer that we like the most, either for its profundity or humour. Best of luck!

Also, we’ve been hearing people complain about how difficult it is to find Kpop CDs especially if you’re overseas, so we decided that we’re going to try to help in what little way we can by having more CD giveaways. You can always buy the album from YesAsia if you have a credit card – they’re good for shipping CDs internationally – but if you don’t do online shopping then you’re in a bit of a fix.

We buy the CDs ourselves and ship them out ourselves as well, so we can’t really be giving out hundreds of CDs at once, but we still want to thank you all for sticking with us and supporting us. Thanks guise!

And so, if you want to enter the contest, you can do so here as well. The contest is for people who have subscribed to our YouTube channel, so if you’re a subscriber make sure you leave your YouTube name with your comment here. Woot woot!



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  1. Kim

    Siwon’s is clearly the best teaser picture. What is more simple than chilling in your underpants? Not much.
    He also has a finger in his mouth, because he naughty naughty. Therefore, Siwon is the clear winner for me.

    Oh, I almost forgot! Penis bulge, because I am a fangirl and I like it.

    9 years ago
  2. Siwon had the best Teaser Photo. Everytime I look at it my eyes goes to his bulge. I know because I naughty naughty. (:

    9 years ago
  3. Siwon had the best Teaser Phot. Everytime I look at it my eyes goes to his bulge. I know because I naughty naughty. (:

    9 years ago
  4. Thinck that Kyun hyun have the best photo teaser because their have the most normal style if you soustract some colors.

    9 years ago
  5. well first of all all of them have “weird” teasers but definitely it would kyuhyun as much as i think that he’s not that much ….. COLORFUL !!!!!

    9 years ago
  6. I hated the Mr Simple song at first and then it burned itself into my head and now I wonder why I hated it in the first place.  I think there is subliminal crack going on in that song.

    I totally agree with you about the Engrish.  How come their website and their Facebook pages have perfect English, but their songs are like the songwriter was too lazy to get up off his chair to ask somebody or pick up his cell phone and call someone to verify that no, that doesn’t makes sense, what the hell is wrong with you, you’re fired?  I mean, come on, Amber or Henry is probably RIGHT DOWN THE HALLWAY FROM YOU.  Even Siwon could be like “No, guys, that is not right.  Shisus does not approve.”

    As for the teaser photos, before the video came out, I was wondering how on earth they were going to manage SuJu dancing around with the teaser photo costumes.  Are Sungmin and Shindong’s glitter guns loaded?  Would Leeteuk get rope burns?  Would Siwon have embarrassing super junior moments?  Did someone inform Heechul that this is not Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?  Can Eunhyuk even freaking see anything?

    There WAS a lot of hype, and it wasn’t what I expected, but I have grown to love it, although there will be a special place for Bonamana for me.  It was the first Kpop song I memorized the lyrics to and STILL have no idea what they were saying.

    9 years ago
  7. Personally, what disappointed me the most about this video is that none of them seem to care AT ALL.  I’ve been discussing this with a friend, and we agree, they all seem tired and just completely un-enthused to the point that we don’t think even Super Junior actually likes this song (not to mention that SM is working them all to death again, and they are exhausted beyond reason even before they start having to perform this three days a week, every week).  Watch the video again, and pay attention to DongHae and I think you will really start to see what I mean.  That is the worst part of this whole thing. 

    As far as the teaser pictures… I made a comment somewhere else that if those outfits had been in the video, it would have at least made the video interesting, but after seeing pieces of them on Music Core during the SUPERMAN performance, I’m really, really glad they weren’t in the video, because my eyes felt like they were bleeding and my head was splitting open from the wrongness of it all by the time that short song was done.  I was very, very glad after that that the “teaser” pictures had nothing to do with the video.

    I do subscribe to you guys on youtube, in fact I look forward to your videos to help me remember which day of the week it is this summer (being a stay-at-home mom, the days tend to run together since the kids watch the same thing every day).  However, I’ve listened to the tracks on youtube ( “Because I naughty, naughty,” I know, but I don’t want to pay for shipping on something I won’t like, and this…) and I don’t want this album.  This is actually the first Super Junior album I do not want to own.  If the repackage song is really good, I may change my mind just to have OPERA, but otherwise, this one is a wash for me.

    Also, I’ve seen a transcription of the lyrics from the album… I think the line is actually supposed to be correct English, but (as with many Super Junior English lines) there is a pronunciation issue.  Typical SM: actually get the English right in the lyrics, but then give it to people who can’t pronounce it correctly, so it doesn’t matter anyway.  Oh, and not let the one person in the group who DOES actually speak some English be a part of it.. throw him an acting role for the first time in way too long to get him out of the way and pacify the fans (who are not really pacified and wish SM would just man up and admit they kicked him out of the group after the third album came out).

    Long comment is long, sorry if this was tl;dr for you.  :D

    9 years ago
  8. I agree with your views on the song and video. It really is that tad disappointing :( Anyway hahaha, I actually laughed at Simon’s ‘knotty knotty’ pun. I also love the Martina sound effects part. Very well done :D

    9 years ago
  9. In behalf of my  fellow Blackjacks, I apologize for the constant harassment about our request..
    ELF’s won, fair and square and that’s cool~~ 
    this song is quite addictive too!!



    9 years ago
    • Lol!  We hope it wins next week.  We’ve gone too long without reviewing it!

      9 years ago
      • Blackjacks will make it possible!!!^^

        Thanks for your Kpop love Simon and Martina!! <3

        9 years ago
  10. the dance could also be a rewinded accident, chop chop chop then AOOOH AOOOH! haha

    9 years ago
  11. Teaser poster: Heechul’s because he looks like Johnny Depp in Alice in Wonderland and I like Johnny and the movie and Heechul can just pull everything off! Yeeeah!

    9 years ago
  12. A few SuJu videos with better scenery! xD

    Happiness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcsdA-oGrkQ)
    It’s You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ErgffP0wVw)
    No Other (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnMoDDbEccE)

    9 years ago
  13. You haven’t dissappointed me with your review, as always ^^ I’m a diehard ELF, but I also hear the Engrish in that song. But I don’t mind – isn’t it one of those things we like so much about kpop? :-) To be honest – I was afraid about the MV, because I don’t really like the album covers… The dance video is just Super Junior funky video style. SM told us that “Mr Simple” is the last song from SuJu’s funky concept (1st was “Sorry sorry” and then “Bonamana”), so we can probably expect something different with their next album. But I don’t want to think about their next album – I don’t have this one, yet.

    My favourite covers are those with Shindong and Kyuhyun.
    Shindong’s cover is really funny to me. He is kind of… twonkle twonkle badass :D this jacket and sparkling gun… Can you imagine walking in the middle of the night and then suddenly – Shindong comes from the shadow with his sparkling gun and he wants to rub you. I mean – to rob you. Because I can imagine it. And I’ve just burst out laughing :D I would gave him some money to buy new gun. A real gun. And he should give this sparkling one to Edward Cullen. They can shine together ^^Regarding to Kyuhyun – despite the fact he is my favourite Super Junior member ;) – I like his cap – reminds me of YMCA and also of Police Academy (did you watch those movies? there was a scene in the Blue Oyster Bar, you know, the gay party… :) ). I also like his underarm hair. hahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahEkhem. So that’s all ^^Paulina (on you tube – ciasteczkowyPotwor87)PS I like also Siwon’s cover – because I like his… knee socks ^^ 

    9 years ago
  14. NipponPole (Youtube Username)

    Oh man, I was SOOOOO dissapointed when I saw the MV, just like Martina. WHERE IS SHINDONG WITH HIS FREAKING CRYSTAL GUN???? WHERE I ASK? I was looking forward to him Gangsta rapping or something and using the gun as a part of his coreography.

    BUT I am thankful for one thing from SM, that they didn’t let Yesung wear what he had on in the teasers photos… I’m sorry, but it would be hard even for a GIRL to pull that look off.

    so please, SM, let Shindong awake his inner GangstaMasta, k?

    9 years ago
  15. MsTrinTran – I believe that Kyuhyun’s is the best teaser because it’s not too crazy besides the numerous colors in the photo, so it fits more with Super Junior’s concept :) Also, the clothes he’s wearing is similar to what Super Junior actually wears in their performances. Kyuhyun shows the “ubertastic” concept and it’s not an awkard photo like Siwon’s or Ryeowook’s [even though I have nothing against them] :)

    9 years ago
  16. maealyanna (youtube username)

    i think the best teaser photo is Donghae <3 since he is my favorite member and also because his style in the picture is just pure simple and his pose is really charismatic ^^ really love it :D ~
    i also like Shindong's picture because the bling bling gun really suits him and his style really goes with the "Super Junior" font and the background ^^ 
    hehe thankyouu ! ^o^

    9 years ago
  17. teaser poster, vote for kyuhyun… cos he’s the only one dressed even remotely normal… sigh…

    even from an elf, the I NAUGHTY NAUGHTY is too much… i mean seriously, what [email protected]#$^&**&^… SM and their LOW BUDGET mvs, SM and their horrific engrrrish~~~ SM and their remakes of other ppls songs… please stop making our boys sing these embarrassing lines… sigh… i try to fool myself into believing they’r singing I’M NODDING NODDING…it helps, a bit…nah, it doesn’t… LOL

    9 years ago
  18. I don’t think i ever laugh that hard on music mondays and god knows you two turn me into some asthmatic seal…*back to the topic* 
    I was waiting for a really colorfull mv and ibiza electro, but noes, NOOOOES this Mr. Simple was an epic fail ’cause i can’t even watch it and sing on Sister Queen Let me be a drag queen like i was when i first saw the teaser photos…SME YOU LIAR! ç_ç

    And I’m totally on your side Simon, the photoshoot concept was ridiculous (bordering on insulting for the countries they tried to represent even -I’m French and ashamed of Yesung, there, I said it COME AT ME ELFS).

    I find the song/album as boring as the Mv, a pity really when you know the Suju adventure may be over by the end of the year…At least now SME knows they can put Siwon in some gay magazines cover trololol /bricked

    9 years ago
  19. I’m so in love with your Music Mondays Guys. You make me laugh even If i don’t understand every word because i’m french but I love watching ur videos when i need to smile !
    It seems like Mr simple is a little disappointed but i’m addicted to the song !
    But i think mr simple’s choreo is a very funny dance x).
    My Youtube’s account is “lagameuze”.

    9 years ago
  20. I would choose Shindong and Heechul..

    Shindong he looks so awesome with the bling bling gun. (I never say this but he is one of the favorite teaser photo that I like). If I was one of the photo editor, I will change that gun to some lobster lols and of course you know Heechul the 4D members of Super Junior, who dressed up what he likes (in the Super Show 3 he parody Lady GaGa and he changed his name to Lady HeeHee).
    Lady GaGa even commented that she likes the hair ribbon wig.

    I hope I can get the CD. I really want to buy it but, I have to save money first

    9 years ago
  21. Tabeko1859 (Youtube Username)

    My favorite teaser was… actually Donghae’s. For giving me a sexy look, and for actually looking like some kind of Mr. Simple. Others pretty much looked overloaded with stuff on them. Or maybe the band name “Super Junior” is just in the right place, covering everything that would have been too much for him :DDD

    9 years ago
  22. this song becomes really goood after you listen a few more times, so to the ppl who still don’t like the song, repeat twice the song and i am sure you will fall in love with it :D

    9 years ago
  23. Please! Sistar for the next Music Mondays :DDDD

    9 years ago
  24. andengluvsblue39 (youtube username)

    I like Yesung’s teaser. Only Yesung can rock pink panter stripes and layered necklaces and not look gay. Yesung is daebak! :D

    9 years ago
  25. I say Siwon because he looks like a Abercrombie ad crashed into the circus and came out looking gorgeous and blazing with lots of colorful awesomeness. And, as Martina pointed out, he has the BEST hair out of the bunch. Gotta love those waves; like a sexier Johnney Bravo. :P

    9 years ago
  26. If I would choose the best teaser picture, it would be Yesung’s. :)
    Everyone’s is colorful and eye-catching… props to siwon’s hot body and pose, such an eye-candy.

    Why yesung’s? Well, his, looks like there’s an actual “character”.~~~> A city ‘fashionista’ hunter. haha. or more of a colorful investigator to me. The teaser photo doesn’t show only how handsome he is, but looks like there’s a story behind it. yeah~~~ a photo that can fit a movie or drama teaser to me. k k k k

    9 years ago
  27. even from an elf, the I’M NAUGHTY NAUGHTY is too much… i mean seriously, what [email protected]#$^&**&^… SM and their LOW BUDGET mvs, SM and their horrific engrrrish~~~ SM and their remakes of other ppls songs… please stop making our boys sing these embarrassing lines… sigh… i try to fool myself into believing they’r singing I’M NODDING NODDING…it helps, a bit…

    9 years ago
  28. I think Siwon had the best teaser photo, because a hot asian man in skimpy neon green tights and a red cape is what all the koreagirls want!  Plus, that pose is so enigmatic. I must stare for hours on end to figure it out. 

    Youtube Username: tayo3o

    9 years ago
  29. i do agree! This is hilarious; good job simon and martina!

    9 years ago
  30. I have to agree that I was a little disappointed in the lack of creativity of the music video since my first thought was, “Oh… Bonamana again?” If anything, it made me pay more attention to the song, which I’m currently addicted to, Engrish and all. xD

    My favorite of the promotional photos was Ryeowook’s. I had seen almost everyone’s before seeing his, and I saw a pretty large pic of his. Slowly scrolling though it, I thought, “Well his outfit’s not as crazy as -GUFFAW-” Needless to say, I was caught off guard by his shorts, paired with him holding the boa which looked like they were a part of the shorts. It reminded me of the good ol’ days of WWF pants/outfits: The Rockers/Ultimate Warrior/Macho Man. xD

    9 years ago
    hahahahahahaha and Love SPUDGY too ♥ :)

    9 years ago
  32. Beast – Fiction

    9 years ago
  33. TofuTauhu (Youtube Username)

    I’m proud to say that I liked Shindong’s the best ! Ever since Mr. Simple teaser I can’t take my eyes off him, kyah~ Everyone thinks it’s so weird basically because he’s a little on the overweight side but I think it’s ridiculous. His eyes and high spirit are the main reason why I became such a fan of him.<3 And THAT GUN. God, does he want to kill me? Mr. JackpotSiwon lost to Mr. GunDong in my heart. :D

    9 years ago
  34. Eunhyuk’s. I love his hair. It just makes him look mysterious kind of?

    9 years ago
  35. OMG I agree with your review so muchhhhh up to tooooooeeeeeeeeees <3

    Especially the second teaser, blah. I was finally saying things like "woaaahh there would be some badass bondage and face-craackkks!" and there was also the awesome beat. But then it turned out to be whole-dancing music video with some eyecandies :(

    The song is still better than Bonamana though :) it still can't beat sorry sorry for me (since it's original, whatevs :p but some people like Mr. Simple better than Sorry Sorry, nvm) :D

    Awesome review!

    9 years ago

    9 years ago
  37. SIWON.

    =SEXY AS FCK. <3

    9 years ago
  38. THANK YOU for for voicing my unheard disappointment with the TERRIBLE ENGLISH!!!!!

    good song but the very noticeable ENGRISH was such a headache!!!! =(

    9 years ago
  39. Loved the teaser pics but the music and video reminds me too much of Bonamana.

    9 years ago
  40. I knew Super Junior would win.YAHAYYY!

    9 years ago