(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Karaoke?

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Movie or TV karaoke scenes. Great ones, preferably, but anything will do.

Top of my list--no surprise--is Bill Murray in Lost in Translation. As per the thread title, more for his Elvis Costello/Nick Lowe turn than for “More Than This.” The latter I count as third best in the film, after Scarlett Johansson’s “Brass in Pocket.”

Just as great is Portia Doubleday doing “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” in Mr. Robot. It happens just after some traumatizing event--not sure; maybe when her character Angela meets up with Whiterose--and it’s juxtaposed with a montage of fsociety trying to hack Susan Jacobs’ phone.

In The Leftovers, international assassin Kevin Garvey karaokes “Homeward Bound” as he tries to kill Patti and get back from...wherever he is; it’s that bizarre episode where he’s dead but not dead.

A friend tells me there’s a great karaoke scene Never Rarely Sometimes Always, which I still haven’t seen. There must be dozens more.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 January 2021 19:07 (three months ago) link

Don't know if I'd call it 'great', but there's Joseph Gordon-Levitt drunkenly assaulting "Here Comes Your Man" in 500 Days of Summer.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 17 January 2021 19:24 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-Xn2dYmqd8

Mastercut of the Booksmart karaoke scene.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 17 January 2021 19:42 (three months ago) link

i can't find any of the karaoke scenes from Xiao Wu

https://images.mubicdn.net/images/film/29/cache-91466-1610112879/image-w1280.jpg?size=800x

racking my dopey brain to decide if there's karaoke in all of Jia Zhangke's movies

Un tranquillo posto di scampagna (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 January 2021 19:56 (three months ago) link

All the Lost in Translation karaoke scenes--forgot about "God Save the Queen."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLXJhTDVoZQ

clemenza, Sunday, 17 January 2021 20:15 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

The revive of The Band's thread reminds me to bring up here Rinko Kikuchi performing "Sleeping" at Japanese Karaoke bar in The Brothers Bloom. (Scene not on YouTube)

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:37 (two months ago) link

Brooklyn 99 to thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbDx69MLfVQ

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 21 February 2021 21:14 (two months ago) link

ok second clip not technically karaoke but v funny)

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 21 February 2021 21:17 (two months ago) link

I like 'em both! "It was #5--#5 killed my brother."

clemenza, Sunday, 21 February 2021 21:41 (two months ago) link

Long karaoke scene in Dead to Me, "Don't Leave Me This Way" then "Drive." I'm watching the first thinking "who is that, who is that?"; she's a semi-regular on the show, but watching her sing made her more familiar. It's Telma Hopkins from Dawn--Telma karaokes Thelma.

clemenza, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 04:52 (two months ago) link

Dean & Jeff doing Kiss From A Rose on “Community” was v good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUYGRxRCCoc

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 05:26 (two months ago) link

Carlton’s version of Girl From Ipanema on Fresh Prince still a deep favorite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFimeCpWDQ8

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 05:32 (two months ago) link

sorry last one

Courtney from Dandy Warhols crushing “Love Hurts” in Veronica Mars S2 is very gold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-jxXaEzDfA

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 05:35 (two months ago) link

Which reminds me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMaO3c6ZHes

Veronica bringing down the house with "One Way Or Another"

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 06:07 (two months ago) link

Later Simpsons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBLRTJC85c8

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 06:19 (two months ago) link

worst karaoke night of all time pic.twitter.com/grLHs5q0QE

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 28, 2021

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 28 February 2021 19:34 (two months ago) link

#onethread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqti-Sxsxk4

Actually a lipsync, but whatever...

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 00:50 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Third season of The Handmaid's Tale:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZzMoCNEBKQ

Somewhat startling if you've made it this far, and you also watched The Leftovers: the most human Ann Dowd (Aunt Lydia/Patti) has ever been.

clemenza, Sunday, 4 April 2021 19:07 (one month ago) link


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