With the Canucks down 3-0 in their first round series against the Los Angeles Kings, fans are looking for something to distract them from their favourite team’s playoff woes. Fortunately, these two fan videos for Kevin Bieksa and Ryan Kesler are plenty distracting.
Originally made back in May of 2011 for last year’s run to the Stanley Cup Final, they somehow escaped our notice. I have no idea how we missed them first time around, because they are completely insane and awesome.
Let’s start with Kevin Bieksa’s tribute video, which features Salt N Pepa, Care Bears, and more flashing lights than a banned Pokemon episode:
I think you will all agree with me that this needs to play on the scoreboard in Rogers Arena for every TV timeout and that “Bieksa real good!” should replace “Heart of a Canuck” as the team slogan.
I have no idea who the white guy in a green polo shirt and khaki slacks is, nor do I know why he is dancing against an all-black background. I do know, however, that the kaleidoscope of him with Bieksa’s face shooting out of it like it’s the end of Paranormal Activity is going to give me nightmares for weeks.
The video is essentially just a well-edited highlight reel of Bieksa’s finer moments from last season, with footage of Salt N Pepa and green-polo-shirt-dancing-dude spliced in. That much I understand. What causes me the most consternation is the brief cameo by the Care Bears at the 35 second mark. They appear with no explanation, then disappear a second later and are never seen again. What?
The makers of this video made a Ryan Kesler video a couple weeks earlier, that features less of the 80′s, but significantly more explosions and dancing animals:
Though lacking a signature catch phrase like “Bieksa real good!” I actually think this is the better video. While the focus is on Ryan Kesler, it features some great glamour shots of the city of Vancouver and takes a brief Luongo highlight break about 2 minutes in. Also, it features Ryan Kesler’s face being shot out of a bazooka. So it has that over the Bieksa video.
I also love how almost every mention of Ryan Kesler’s name is matched with a massive explosion straight out of Cool Guys Don’t Look At Explosions.
And then it turns into an MGMT music video. Weird.
In any case, both these videos are all kinds of awesome. Regrettably, these are the only two videos from Moon Unit 72 and Dagobah, which makes me sad. They showcase some quality editing skills and a quirky sense of humour, both of which are greatly appreciated in Canucks fan videos.Tags: Bieksa, Kesler, The YouTubes