"O.Crap"

2007
Apr
28

If you haven’t been living in a cave without Web access, you probably know about the weird meme based on the scene in “The O.C.” where somebody gets shot and everything goes in slow motion and all you can hear is Imogen Heap’s vocoder-altered vocal on her song “Hide and Seek”, with the half-ironic half-non-sequitur lyric:

Mmmm what you say,
Mmmm that you only meant well?
well of course you did

First Saturday Night Live (YouTube) did a sketch based on it, and then random people started remixing scenes from movies, TV shows, etc. doing the same thing: a bunch of them are collected at this MetaFilter post.

Now I am still wondering why the producers of “The O.C.” chose that song by that artist? Could it be because the person who gets shot collapses in a Heap? If so, why didn’t they use something by the ’60s rock band Uriah Heep? (Are you as surprised as I am that Uriah Heep has a website?) But wait a minute… it’s “The O.C.”, they do Emo, not Retro.

But the spread of this dubious meme officially went too far for me today. I was in a store when that song came on over the Muzak speakers and somebody immediately screamed: “Oh my God! He’s been shot!”

Mmmm what you say, Willis?

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