If You're Happy and You Know It...


I posted this video some time ago, but I've decided to bump the entry because it's become something of a hit on youtube. This is an ad for Gatsby hair products starring Masahiro Motoki. He played the leading role in the movie "Departure" which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2009 Oscars. He's saying "siawase nara ke wo tatakou", which means if you're happy and you know it clap your hair. It's a parody on an American children's song called "If you're happy and you know it clap your hands." The word for hands(te) and hair(ke) rhyme in Japanese, which might be a funny pun if you spoke Japanese... or if I wasn't explaining it to death. I try not to kill the WTFs by over-explaining everything, but I've been getting way too many youtubers demanding answers. If you like this commercial, theres a lot of similarly strange ones online, check out the links below


23 comments:

  1. From my point of view, ou don't kill WTFJ, I like your explains :] keep going on.

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  2. they had this ad in my country and it was dubbed in english! hahahaha

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  3. LOL LOVE IT IT's SOOOO FUNNY! LOLx2

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  4. It sounds like an Argentinian chidren's song: "La tortuga Manuelita" ("Manuelita the turtle"). See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9fxsbvu1UM, lyrics: http://www.mamalisa.com/?p=722&t=es&c=106, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuelita_la_tortuga

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  5. I like explained videos ...

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  6. Perhaps you can explain how the hell they managed to actually clap their hair :P

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  7. Lol Claping Hair

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  8. Mochirong, please explain when possible! Understanding what's happening only adds to the appreciation.

    Gambare!

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  9. OMG thats creepy I would not buy that product haha

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  10. sigh, it looks like im sleeping with the light on again tonight.

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  11. i want to make my hair clap!!!!! how do i do it?!?!

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  12. like how did they get claping hair??????????????:{

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  13. i think they get the clapping hair as a moter inside of the fake mohawks and when they press a button it claps.

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  14. Oh, LORD. I just about died, I seriously laughed out loud like an idiot. Saying you lol and actually lol-ing is......aww, forget it.

    ~Shiawasa nara ke wo tatakou,
    ~Shiawasa nara ke wo tatakou,
    ~Shiawasa nara taido de shimesou you
    Hora minna de ke wo tatakou!

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  15. "If you're happy and you know it clap your hair..."

    NO THANKS.

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  16. I fucking love this commercial, it's so cool. I think I'm the only one who isn't at all scared of it or weirded out.

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