I can’t stop watching this.

Best literal translation of an 80’s video? Almost definitely.

Comment of the day: I never quite understood what was supposed to be happening in that video… who doesn’t carry their own pipewrench just in case they get sucked into a comic and chased by cartoon miners/tradesmen? ~ Catherine

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  1. A-Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

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  2. Pipe wrench fight…

    Best part? This is one of my husband’s favorite videos from the 80’s. AWESOME.

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  3. Oh how I miss the days when there were actually videos on Mtv. Now it is just that fake reality Hills nonsense. This was funny!

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  4. Thanks, for crashing all my teen years. 🙂

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  5. “Band montaaaggge…” That’s fan-freaking-tastic. One of the best you tube videos ever.

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  6. Sketchy arm. HAHAHAHA.

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  7. That was hilarious. And sadly made me nostalgic for the real song. HA.

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  8. That is great! I am still laughing my butt off that another man attempted that high note!

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  9. The best part is the part with the wrenches, I swear.

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  10. You never disappoint, Jenny.

    One of my all time fave 80’s songs, btw.

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  11. Oh sigh… these guys were my FIRST Norwegian Loves! You will all be happy to know A Ha is alive & well & still playing concerts in …Norway… not sure they get out very often…

    This takes me back to 7th grade spending all of my money at AstroWorld to play this video over & over & over… I love me a little Morten Harket… yum

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  12. Hahaha, I especially like the “Band Montaaaage” part. What a crap ass video, I LOVE IT!

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  13. *snort* No, watch it while inebriated and sit there for ten minutes watching it over and over thinking ‘I don’t remember it like THIS.’ THAT is the best part. And the bonus? Tomorrow I’ll get to do it all over again!

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  14. Pretty fucking awesome!

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  15. beautiful. i seriously thought you had lost it when it started but then the lyrics began and i almost fell off my bed. hilarious. i love the 80s….

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  16. Holy Shit. THAT was awesome. I was crying and my kids were looking at me like I had finally COMPLETELY lost it…

    That guy is STILL hot, though. Isn’t he?

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  17. “I told you to stay away from my magic frame”!

    That’s going to be my new quote for anyone who comes near my desk at work. If that won’t scare them off, nothing will!

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  18. I made my husband watch it with me. He was all, “What? Did they change the lyrics around or something?” It took him until halfway through to figure it out. (He was too busy listening to Iron Maiden, Van Halen and Metallica to bother with fruit music). I, however, loved that song and I’m not afraid to admit it. (This version pretty much kicks the original’s ass though…)

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  19. I was watching for close to a minute before I realized they weren’t the real words to the song… lol!

    I remember in the 80’s thinking that was a creative video. But this version is even more creative!

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  20. Great stuff. Wanna see the same treatment done to “Safety Dance”.

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  21. oh how i love the sketchy arm!

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  22. It’s almost as literal as the movie Manequin. Am I the only one that remembers the line–something about a camel dung dealer from that movie?

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  23. omg that was fricking awesome! I have to steal this and post it. Err, borrow this and give you full credit. That’s what I meant, yeah.

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  24. My hubby & I were laughing hysterically. I always thought that was such a freakish video.

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  25. Oh…My…Gawd…! This was one of my absolute favorite tunes from the ’80s.

    I thought I recognized the video from the first frame, but something was a bit off. As I kept watching, I kept bouncing between roaring laughter, surprising tears and some heaving sighing.

    What a wonderfully strange, hilarious, deliciously nostalgic treat!

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  26. I saw this the other day via a tweet, isn’t is great? My Hubby and I started to sing our actions to the tune afterwards… you know like “Leaving the room, I need to see what the cat’s done” Ok not quite the same without the music but you get my drift.

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  27. You just made my night.

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  28. That is the best video I ever/never saw on MTV. There should have been more blood though.

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  29. Couldn’t watch the whole thing…

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  30. Oh God. Now I am gunna be singing that all day.

    Better than ‘I kissed a girl’ I suppose. My husband keeps getting all freaking amorous when I sing that one.

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  31. That was awesome! I’m gonna watch it again, and again, anf again!

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  32. Wow, that took me back. Now how about some Thompson Twins?

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  33. I, too, have been showing that to everybody who will watch, I love it!
    I actually had pictures of them on my wall in high school and knew everything about them, according to the gospel of Tiger Beat. I couldn’t tell you their names, if my life depended on it, now.

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  34. Perfect! That used to be my favorite song.

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  35. Ahahaha! Oh man. I love the background singers- “Pipe wrench fight!” Pretty much better than the original. Badass.

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  36. Haha that was great. Though I never quite understood what was supposed to be happening in that video… who doesn’t carry their own pipewrench just in case they get sucked into a comic and chased by cartoon miners/tradesmen?

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  37. Believe it or not, I’d never seen this before.

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  38. Oh man. OH MAN! How could you stop watching it?

    And I’m all for watching Safety Dance. I guess I’m with Steve. And I don’t even know him.

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  39. That is amazing and awesome. I love it.

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  40. Oh, that is just brilliant.

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  41. Jenny, you slay. Thank you for being you (I know, who else would you be?) I consider your posts therapy… which says a bit about me, huh?

    You have all my cyber love (but not my cyber sex… that’s reserved)

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  42. That is so wrong. and delicious.

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  43. I posted this a couple of days ago and keep watching it because it’s so freakin’ funny. “Close up eyes (close up eyes).” Heh. I’m never going to be able to sing the real lyrics again…..

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  44. hahahaha….. i just saw your category…. phoning it in.

    i hope chapters 1-3 went better than chapter 4.

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  45. That was the bestest, most awesomest, hilarious shit. I LOVE IT! I will now watch again and again and laugh until my stomach cramps up and the laughter comes out like a whiny wheeze.
    Thanks for phoning that one in.

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  46. I hadn’t seen that video before either! I am embarrassed.

    I can’t stop watching this Ben Bernanke Police Tribute

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  47. […] The Bloggess posted this yesterday. It’s the very literal interpretation of the video of Ah-Ha’s Take on Me, one of the catchiest tunes of the 80’s but with English that is sketchy at best. […]

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  48. Can’t decide on my favourite parts… either “Baaaaaaaaand montage” or “this guy is gonna get an ass full of pipe wrench”.

    Thanks for sharing; this is hillarious.

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  49. That > original. I will now proceed to watch it again, then post it on my own blog (and link back here, don’t worry, you’ll get full credit for this fantastic find).

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  50. Now that song is stuck in my head. Thanks a lot.

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  51. I’m gonna be quoting this all day-

    “This guy’s gonna get an ass full of pipe wrench!”

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  52. Can’t wait to share this with my very own “80’s is great” partner…He will laugh his ass off–then we will be ass-less together!

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  53. That’s so awesome I’m stealing it.

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  54. Look! A-Ha and a ho!

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  55. If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.

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  56. Ah man, I can remember watching this on MTV when it came out. It was so innovative. times they are a changin’.

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  57. Yes, this is about my speed. I literally need to have things spelled out for me, especially the 80’s. I grew up in them, but only could only watch from the sidelines.

    Hairspray, flipped up collars and anything staring Molly Ringwald were against the rules.

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  58. Crap that was killer man! Totally Awesome!

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  59. […] I can’t stop watching this. » The Bloggess […]

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  60. seriously awesome.

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  61. Is it sad that it took me a couple lines to realize this wasn’t the actual song? In my defense I haven’t seen this video in years.

    I think it was the “sketchy arm” that made me realize what was going on. Apparently I need more direction than most.

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  62. What a stupid idea. It’ll never catch on and I’m definitely not stealing it for my own blog. *cough*

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  63. I LOVED that damn video. loved it….it was always my favorite. You know I’ll be back to watch it after I’ve had a couple martinis tonight.

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  64. This is awesome even though you just burst the fantasy of my former, tight-ankle-zip jeans and oversized-sweaters self.

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  65. I just saw that the other day – ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS.

    Skeeeetch-yyyyyy Arrrrrrrm!

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  66. “ass full of pipe wrench.” that’s so awesome it almost makes me want to carry a pipe wrench everywhere i go, just so i can use this threat.

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  67. Yes! Ass full of pipe wrench! Can’t stop laughing! Love this kind of shit!

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  68. I’m going to pretend you got this from my tweet the other day so that I can feel special and important. Also, because I have a sketchy arm too.

    The Introvert’s last blog post..misfit

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  69. Gosh…those 80’s gave us some interesting music via Video. A-ha was cool. But I was all about wearing my sunglasses at night, lol!!!

    The Jonas Bros. tried to cover this song…no where as cool!

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  70. That was AWESOME.

    [Pipe wrench fight!] AHA hahahaha!

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  71. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khm0p3l6x2Q is my favorite 80’s vid and song.

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  72. Saw that and wondered: “Do Scandinavian brains taste like American brains?”

    Just one of those unknowable things. I haven’t met any Scandinavians.

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  73. I posted something a couple of weeks ago about A-Ha and how I LURV them and LURV them and LURV them some more.

    The post included a YouTube video of this song. It was NOT this YouTube video. If I had seen this one, I would not have posted the real thing. I would have posted this and totally beat you to the punch.

    I’m PISSED.

    It makes me want to crumple something.

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  74. I love this! Loved that video – Big time 80’s crush on that dude and his hair.

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  75. You do bring the fun!

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  76. How many hours were spent watching this classic video on MTV.

    Back when MTV equaled music videos, not reality shows. Gosh I miss the 80’s!

    Thanks Jenny!

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  77. […] I go any further, I must implore, nay, DEMAND that you click on this link to The Bloggess and watch the most kick ass You Tube video (beside the trombone guy and Lego Death Star Canteen) […]

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  78. This here? Is why you are on my “Most Stalkable” list. I absolutely HAVE to meet you, drink with you heavily then watch lots of YouTube. It’s a thing we must do. Then? We can post our own YouTube videos like that Miley brat and he far too old friend that you know is just hanging with her to bone her Dad.

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  79. Well, that was just pretty darn cool !
    Thanks.

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  80. OMG- best line: “I’m handsome either way…”

    I used to loves me some A-Ha.

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  81. That is GREAT!

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  82. That is awesome. I never did like that song . . .but my husband did – I think I’ll show this to him later and see if he can sing as high as that dude!

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  83. My kids were telling me about this. The 9 year old was singing “Sketchy Arm”. Now I get it.

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  84. So frickin hilarious….. I can’t believe I watched the whole thing so intently! A ha ha ha….

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  85. I can remember that they actually showed this video before real live movie theater cinema. Like we know you’re here for real entertainment, but first, this some art from a new medium called the Music Video.

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  86. Holy crap I needed that! Thanks for the laugh, better than a cup of joe to wake me up.

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  87. “what kind of hallway is this?”. “Are we in your house?”. HAHAHA. LOVE IT!

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  88. “Band Montage!” is the best!

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  89. Who… who made this… this wonder? I feel as if I am born anew, and must pursue this lead much like climbing into a comic frame to a magical fucked-up land of melodramatic nonsense.

    If this is a series of smarmy literal interpretations of videos, I may have a new obsession to fill the days between Bloggess posts.

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  90. This is seriously about to top “Bill O’Reilly’s Producer: The Unseen Footage” by Barely Political wrt the number of times I’ve watched without it getting one bit less funny…

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  91. Best.video.ever.

    Even if I still to this day don’t understand a single line from that song.

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  92. I just snarfed my Lean Cuisine onto my computer. Seriously. Spaghetti is hanging onto my screen. I think that the actors in the video are my neighbors who think it IS still the 80’s and have full fledged mullets.

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  93. Your blog is far to funny.. I definitely am in some serious pain from laughing.. thanks

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  94. how did you find that??!! I loved it!

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  95. OMG that video was hilarious!!!!!!! I think I liked that version a hell of a lot better than the real one. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  96. HAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s the best! Thanks for sharing!

    Brandice’s last blog post..This had me laughing so hard!

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  97. […] over at the Blogess found a really funny parody of an AHA video – Take me […]

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  98. Goddamn, that is great. May have to post about these videos on my own blog. Thanks for the tip!

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