Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Drop Everything

...for the next 15 minutes and go watch this insane "supercut" that tells Hamlet using 200 tv and movie references.

I don't even know what to say about it. The amount of effort is insane.  You've got the Monkees, the Addams Family, Head of the Class, Clueless, Simpsons, Cookie Monster and on and on and on.  Monty Python references I just saw on Bardfilm yesterday?  They're in there.

And he even lists the credits, in order, at the end!

You know that feeling you get when you're just minding your own business and then you randomly hear a snippet of conversation come from over the cube wall where somebody's dropped a Hamlet reference?  Your ears perk up, you listen more closely to see what happens next, and your brain does this thing where it pulls the entire context for that quote out of storage and brings it front and center for you in case you need it (or is that just me?).  I get this neat little shock up my spine when I catch random Shakespeare.  It makes me happy.  It is a reminder that Shakespeare is everywhere.

Now imagine sustaining that feeling for 15 minutes.

It says in the description that the creator is open to adding new references.  I hope he makes this an hour long.  I would watch with equal fascination.


Geoff Klock said...

Thanks! I already have 13 more to add!

Alexi said...

This is really good. I know a couple obscure ones (like the Spectacular Spider/Man references) but it seems he already found them!

Anonymous said...

This is so awesome! You're definitely not the only one who gets that OH NY GOD THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT HAMLET feeling.