The Disney Channel sneak peek follows the established pattern (antics clip, music clip, antics clip) and highlights a new song in this the fourth (and final?) preview before the premiere next week. The clip features the (infamous?) “Pizza Girl Song” culminating in an over the top goofy music video staring mini Jonai, killer pepperoni, a giant pizza girl, and the pizza oven of certain death.
The E! News Now clip is comprised of scenes from the “Wrong Song” episode, and features lots of meaty dialogue. This is the most complete picture we have of how the dialogue will flow (so far).
Did these clips make you clap? Cringe?
Follow me over the jump to watch the clips, get my take, and learn some techniques to make it all they way through JONAS (cringe pillows anyone?)
This clip is goofy, goobery, and slapstick, but I like it. Keep in mind I am a fan of They Might Be Giants, Pete and Pete, and all things a little over the top, surreal, and just plain silly. I know it is not everyone’s cup of tea. I like it because the silliness is blatant. It is not supposed to be “cool”. It is supposed to make us laugh. This song is definitely a little “Disney does Flight of the Concords“.
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This E! clip is another story. We get a real good sampling that shows how the characters relate to each other and the caliber of the writing. It is sweet, and funny.
For me, it is a little hard for me to reconcile these two clips. The Disney Channel clips are pretty consistently silly, but we see something new (and reassuring) in the E! clip – their characters actually have depth! What is the deal with this difference? Could it be as simple as DC playing to their audience? Who is E! trying to grab? Can there really be this much of a swing from sweet to goofy in every episode? Will you be able to watch for the sweet clips if the goofy ones set your teeth on edge?
So many questions.
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Coolmom’s Cringe-O-Meter (Patent Pending)
Because we all love JB so much, we want to be present for each and every second of each and every episode of JONAS – whether Cringe Inducing Moment (CIM) or no. Therefore, in the interest of preparedness, I respectfully submit the following: Cringe-o-Meter Ratings and Action Guide for Cringe Pillow
Know Your CIM(s)
NOTE: This scale is intended for information purposes only, and does not account for an individual’s Personal Cringe Threshold (PCT)
10+ – Characterized by an inability to remain in the same vicinity as CIM. Tip: If you’re forced to vacate the premises, it’s a 10+.
8-9 – Characterized by uncontrollable urge to remove the CIM from television screen. Tip: If you’re compelled to change the channel, it’s an 8-9.
6-7 – Characterized by urge to immerse head and ears into the Cringe Pillow, so that no part of CIM is accessible. Tip: If you can’t stand to hear and see it, but are still willing to sit through the show, it’s a 6-7.
4-5 – Characterized by urge to immerse ears or eyes only in Cringe Pillow. Tip: If either the sight or sound is a CIM but not both, it’s an (aural or visual) 4-5.
2-3 – Characterized by mild discomfort and embarrassment. Tip: If you feel better just from clutching the Cringe Pillow to your chest, it’s a 2-3.
1 or less – Characterized by low level of embarrassment. Tip: Level of embarrassment encountered frequently during all Disney Channel shows.
We may just have to design a cringe pillow or two ourselves. Here’s Mememoi’s rough draft of one. We want to see your cringe pillows or design ideas!
Post a link or send us a pic of yours if you have one, and we will post a gallery here!