Bill P. Godfrey et al

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Animated short of the week. (Numa numa)

(Some or all of the events depicted in this write-up may be false or even just made up.)

It all started so simply. A Romanian boy band, O Zone, made a cute little pop song called Dragostea Din Tei.

As with so many obscure records, someone had to make an animation, without understanding (or caring) what the lyrics actually mean.The animator didn't finish, in what would become a worrying trend. From that point on, people would lose interest in the second verse.

And then, infamy struck. A teenage lad filmed himself dancing and lip-syncing to the song.People loved it, and the papers all wanted to know whose shirts he wore. It was the "Star Wars Kid" all over again, but this time, he was loving it!

Rule 1. Anything infamous gets parodied.
Others drew inspiration from the song.
But it all got too much for some.
Fun facts...
If you sat theough all of those, you would have had the word "Numa" sung to you 126 times. It means "Don't want". Did you want?

The only animation to include the complete song is entitled with a statement that its incomplete.

It really wasn't worth counting them all.

9th October 2005 update: Sneaky Weasel link fixed. Removed link to original O-Zone video.


  • Goodness me!

    some gems there - I particularly like the American Idle :-) and the remix - but if you hadn't collected them all together I'd be like "what the heck?"

    Sometimes I'm so out of touch with the rest of reality.

    By Blogger M., At 11:25 AM, June 06, 2005  

  • Wow, I'm so happy my flash has actually gotten linked from other sites! Sweet.

    By Anonymous Lord Of Ketchup, At 11:48 PM, June 09, 2005  

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