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Kpop Music Monday: Surprise

April 1, 2014

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Sometimes we take things far. Then we take things too far. This…this we’ve taken too far. BUT THERE IS NO TURNING BACK NOW!

So, a little back story on this video: a year and a half ago we ran our fundraiser to build the Eatyourkimchi Nasty Studio. With the fundraiser we gave different perks to different levels of contribution. We created, packaged, and shipped out all of those perks, except for just one. The $50 perk.

For those 20 people that bought the $50 perk, they were to get a video which shouted out their names in some type of a thank you song format. Why did we say a song? What made us think that we were capable of such a huge undertaking? We’re not musically talented! We can’t sing! We can’t make good music! We actually attempted this video twice, TWICE, before we abandoned the horrendous train wreck of footage. One of those abandoned videos was Martina playing her melodica while I sang over it. We don’t have to be talented to have opinions on stuff, that’s why we make Kpop Music Monday reviews filled with silly jokes and skits! But we do have to be talented to make a song. So after erasing footage and wracking our brains we finally decided to just go down with the burning ship and embrace our lack of talent. Our lack of it clearly shows in this video. Like whoa.

So, we decided to try to do something creative and special with just a subtle hint of 80s quality programming. Just the tiniest amount of 80s of course. So we thought, how about doing a guided tour of the Eatyourkimchi Nasty Studio to show people how the studio looks a year later, while also thanking the different people who contributed to that perk? If we make it an 80s style music video our extreme lack of talent won’t really show through! Brillant! And not only would we do a guided tour, we’d make it a super cool one-shot video! A seamless video without any edits and only improvised “rapping”.

It took us hours to prepare all the spots in the studio that we would be stopping at, all which would be perfectly timed to the cheesy 80s instrumental that Martina created. Secret markings on the floors and walls for Leigh to lean on to capture it all just perfectly. We did multiple dry runs to make sure Soozee knew where to duck under the camera and prepare the next spot, and for me and Simon to know exactly where to stand, for Leigh to grab all the action! We printed out all the donator’s names and had them ready to grab and we promised each other NOT to prepare our lines in advance. Let’s make this an improv song that’s funny and off the cuff! What could possibly go wrong? WHAT. WHAT!????

We finished this video in December, yes, December, but we looked at the footage and groaned. We did our best to salvage it by hamming up the 80s vibe but the final product was clearly cheesier than we had intended, so cheesy we had to edit out the whole one-shot aspect of it because it went on for too long. The improv rapping has remained (if you can’t tell) along with some giggling, but we edited out as many of the in-between dance breakdowns as possible.

This has the potential to be the next Rebecca Black in terms of cringe. Did Rebecca Black know how bad her video was when she saw it or did she think, “wow it looks great” cause I can tell you, we were like “dear gawd what have we created.” We contemplated re-filming something yet again but realized that we probably can’t actually do any better without hiring an actual musician. A musician wearing wigs to just look like us.

So, we thought, what better day to post this video than on April Fool’s Day? You were waiting for a Music Monday: you got this instead. The ultimate prank! Isn’t it? Ha! Ha? ha :( I mean, haha! April Fool’s Day! We got you…we got you so good! We were only pretending to be really bad at rapping. Please don’t hate us!

But feel free to leave really positive comments expressing the complete opposite of what you feel, kind of like backwards day, which will confuse and troll everyone in the comment section. Some example of such excellent comments would be, “OMG this is greatest song I’ve ever heard!” or “You guise should seriously consider quitting your day jobs and becoming musicians” or even “I’m an executive producer at a big label record company and I’ll be in contact to sign you”. While you might have suffered through this video, you cannot allow other people to get away so easily. Spread the April Fool’s Day cheer by leaving a totally misleading comment.

Oh, and if you’d like to see where we got our 80s inspiration from, look no further then this link here, but we were hoping it would turn out more like this.

And once again, a big huge thank you to the very patient 20 people who waited for this song to come out. Sorry it was so bad…not bad meaning good, but bad meaning bad, you know? Nonetheless, we really appreciate your contribution. Thank you to:

Bing Lin, Liz Davies, Paige Anctil, Rachel Seagroatt, Erica (last name illegible), Jeffrey Leung, Lynsey Shepherd, Ian Blizzard, Jacobo Lanzarini, Dani Fujikawa, Wei-Xi Kha, Elisabeth Kirchhoff, Synnn…(also illegible), Simon Marchand, Cheryl Bourbeau, Ashley Johnson, Teri Archibald, Dakota James, Mike Pfeifle, Megan Hare, and Samantha Faggett

Yep. I’d usually put a subscribe button at the bottom of this post, but I’m worried people will UNclick it with this video. So…let’s just leave it at that. Happy April Fool’s Day!

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  1. Cis

    Thank you for the wonderfull funny video <3

    2 years ago
  2. This was bad, guiz. Not going to lie. Worse than Beastie Boys.

    2 years ago
  3. EYK’s got my vote for the MAMA 2014 “Discovery of the Year” award! Cheesy as you are, you guys are a scream and love what you do. P.S. I give the English rhymes a 2 out of 5!

    2 years ago
  4. I wish this had english subtitles… my english is still not perfect and it’s a little difficult to understand :(
    but either way, I loved this!! <3

    2 years ago
  5. This seems like something that Michael Scott from the Office would do

    2 years ago
  6. Wait…you mean those WEREN’T professional musicians disguised as you guys??!!?

    2 years ago
  7. This was amazing, it looks just like an 80’s mv XD

    Great job guys! ^o^

    2 years ago
  8. Hahaha, oh my god! This is amazing! :D

    Also, have you guise talked about the evil room yet? I got reminded of it in the video.

    2 years ago
  9. Ohmygosh so much brilliance! I am in awe at how you guise always manage to one-up yourselves! Bravo, you deserve a Golden Spudgy! :D

    2 years ago
  10. Gaaaah stop trolling me!!! I’ve been waiting to see what is behind that door for sooooo loooooong TT.TT

    2 years ago
  11. I watched it. It was terrible. XDDD Happy April Fool’s!

    2 years ago
  12. That’s some sick rhymes ya busting out yo

    2 years ago
  13. Oh my god, only you guys could make me laugh with this

    2 years ago
  14. You guys are so shameless, this MV is amazing!!! you didn’t got me ’cause is still 03/31 in my country. Thank you for make me smile (like you always do)
    and congrats for the 500.000 subscribers >.<

    2 years ago
  15. For this week’s Kpop Music Monday, we’re reviewing rookie group, EYK Crew, who just released their new song “We’re Massive Trolls”.

    ~The song~
    We were surprised to see that this group takes the usual Kpop format (singing with a rap breakdown) and reverses it. Members Simon and Martina make an awesome rap duo, and brought some fabulous talent to the stage with their brilliant, cringe-inducing rapping. However, what is up with Kpop groups and their breakdowns? Was that singing in the middle really necessary? Don’t get us wrong, we can’t sing, but heck! That Simon guy… What were the composers at YouTube Entertainment thinking? And they had to pair it with a random bit of accordion/piano too. It was obvious that Martina was faking playing that in the video, am I right? I mean, no way could a Kpop Idol be that talented. How absurb.

    ~The Music Video~
    Huzzah for no box sets! EYK Crew were set free to roam around a studio! It made for a fun video and we got a little insight into their lives! We did some research, and apparently the theme behind this video was “screw you haters leaving nasty comments” and “APRIL FOOL’S MOTHER SHNUCKERRRRS!” I must say, it was rather fun. Soo Zee and Leigh make great back-up dancers/visuals. It’s kind of a shame that they didn’t really get any lines in the song, though… YouTube Ent must have deemed them not ready yet. We’ll be anticipating their future songs. Apparently there are also two more members in the group – Spudgy and Meemers. However, rumours have it that both are in the hospital. Apparently Spudgy got into an accident whilst peeing in the Cave and Meemers overdosed on plants. We hope for their recovery!

    ~The dance~
    We love this dance! EYK Crew have an awesome choreography and are totally skilled! That cheesiness – what more could you want?! Perhaps some hip thrusting could have been added, but maybe their were trying to play it safe with their debut.

    ~The English~
    We give the English in this song a 5/5! Well… it should be… Considering half of the members are native English speakers. The others are fluent in Korean, Cat and Dog, so I’ve heard. How multicultural!

    ~The Showdown~
    This week, we’re putting EYK Crew’s “We’re Massive Trolls” up against MBLAQ’s “Cry” for the best “cringeworthy cheesiness that we adore!” Cast your votes in the comment section below, or on the poll on our site. Also, we’ll be giving away free troll masks! All you have to do is subscribe to us, give this video a thumbs up, and share it with your friends! We’ll annouce the winners next week. Take it away, fellow replying Nasties!

    Hahahahahahah you guys I totally loved this KMM! And just to clarify: this whole post is a joke. I don’t mean ANY of the insults that I’ve written, of course! So please don’t take it that way :) It’s all in good fun!

    2 years ago
    • I VOTE FOR BOTH!!! HAHAHA you are a genius for creating this SERIOUSLY!! xD

      2 years ago
    • Oh my gosh, yes! Why didn’t I think of that?! xD

      2 years ago
    • ALMOST? Psh, what is this? Maybe I should take my funnehs elsewhere! My mummy tells me I’m the funniest girl in the world :c

      2 years ago
    • Hahahahah I read that in Simon’s voice without even needing the prompt. I approve of this choice of phrase ;)
      Thank you! Haha, could you imagine? I totally would’ve… If I got along with cameras.

      2 years ago
    • Best. Review. Evar
      EYK Fighting!!! XDDD

      2 years ago
    • oh melodica, the height of cool
      and the raps, so dope too
      mblaq go cry, ’cause I vote for da Crew!

      abort…abort…oh the awkwardness…my spleen…LOL..Loved it.

      2 years ago
      • HAHAHAHA! I really wish I could upvote this more than once! You, my friend, are totally awesome.

        2 years ago
    • That was priceless XD

      2 years ago
    • But how can I choose between my Mblaqie Darlings and the Fabulous EYK Crew? Such torture!! D=

      This was awesome Sofia! *High fives*

      2 years ago
      • It’s a secret but… In this episode of KMM you’re allwed to choose BOTH! ;D

        *Looks down at hand* Someone… High fived me? Does this mean that… I’ve been accepted into society?! I SEE THE LIGHT!

        2 years ago
  16. After a year of waiting…I am so happy. And thank you for mis-pronouncing my last name (not said sarcastically — It’s Fag-GET so…yeah, thank you for not letting me be teased by your half a million subbies). Watching you guise grow over the last year and seeing how much you’ve done over that time makes me feel like this is the best money I’ve spent in a while. My daughter and I will be nasties forever…OMG, please don’t call Child Protective Services!

    2 years ago
  17. bc i luv u

    2 years ago
  18. Those rhymes though…You guys are hilarious :D This is totally awesome!

    2 years ago
  19. You guys are so sweet.,, to your fans and each other … my hubby and I wish we could have best friends like you….love your vids…

    2 years ago
  20. I was able to watch this entire video without tuning out – I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!!!!?
    LOL! Not ready to be fooled at lunch on March 31rst.

    2 years ago
  21. I don’t know what you guys are talking about, that was awesome. Genuinely awesome =)

    2 years ago
  22. What a marvelous way to wake up! Such powerful rapping and dancing my mouth hung ajar in awe the entire time. I am honored to be a subscriber and to be able to witness this majesty. Thank you. -raps-thank you thank you thank you for the vide..oo…

    2 years ago
  23. That was bad. Funny bad, hilarious bad. Could not stop watching!!!! You guise are AWESOME!!!!!

    2 years ago
  24. You inspired my daughter to do cheesy dance moves and also for some reason to attempt armpit farts in time to the rap.

    2 years ago
    • Armpit farts? Really? XDDD That’s so great! I can totally imagine it.

      2 years ago
  25. XD Dang April fools! You got me cause I wasn’t expecting it on the 31st.. It gave me smiles though!

    2 years ago
  26. i’ll do a deep review of all the symbolism in this song and the video! it’s so meaningful… imma cry.. i need a day to reflect on this… so beautiful… i didn’t think anything would beat “Simon’s Box” but…. this is… batootiful
    buut… This is like the best thing ever XD so fun! Just so you know! if i ever do presentation or something about you… this will be the opening xD but first i will write the essay on this symbolic video! when does it have to be done? Spudgy-sensei?

    2 years ago
  27. With tears in my eyes and wonderment in my midst, I have finally seen The Most Moving, Amazing, Nothing can top it music video. Now I have to wonder, what will I do with the rest of my life? Nothing, I mean nothing can top this!

    2 years ago
  28. That was so cringe-inducing in the best kind of way.

    And let it be said: You just topped last year’s 4Minute KMM prank with this one.

    2 years ago
  29. Evj

    April fools in korea so far has been redic. Its only been one hour and thrity four minutes and its already happened to me like 8 time.

    This video was flippin amazing tho. I think those who donated will be very happy with these high quality gangsta rap shout outs. Y’all should hit thehongdae underground scene
    Step aside Zico

    2 years ago
  30. oh the wonderful cheesy goodness :D

    2 years ago
  31. THIS BETTER NOT BE AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE. (It is april 1 in e. Asia rn)

    2 years ago
  32. Wow.
    That’s all I can say. That was… special. You guise got me though! I was very concerned for a moment. Lol!

    2 years ago
  33. Cringeworthy but funny! Hahahaha it’s not April Foolls day for me yet.

    2 years ago
  34. å herregud (OMG) i feel like i should get a cookie for watching all that^^ but brilliant use of “how the F shall we make a shout out video to all these people” by combinding it into the april fools joke video^^ Still love you guys (even though that video got me a headache) XD

    2 years ago
  35. This is so deep. I just can’t contain it. You guise, why did you do this to me D’:

    2 years ago
  36. Anyone who’s been on twitter in the last hour or so probably knew this was coming!
    It’s not even the first in some places, but everybody’s trolling and getting trolled lol

    2 years ago
  37. I didnt get the video until I thought wait, its already april fools day in Korea

    2 years ago
  38. Needed this today (craptastic day). You guys are too hard on yourselves; this was hilarious. :)

    2 years ago
  39. First!!!

    2 years ago