Video: It’s a very Basil Marceaux Christmas

posted at 6:35 pm on December 7, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, it’s the palate-cleansing musical equivalent of a frosty cup of eggnog spiked with a heavy, heavy hallucinogen. Two things here. One: Obviously, to make this go truly viral, Marceaux should have invited other underdog heroes of the campaign to make cameos. Imagine a whole “We Are the World” group session featuring him, Alvin Greene, the “Rent Is Too Damn High” guy, and so on.

Two: Is it just me or is he sort of in on the joke here? At times he appears to be mugging knowingly for the camera, as if to heighten the absurdity, which scrambles the whole “Basil Marceaux” narrative. Old theory: He’s a charmingly oblivious eccentric with a quixotic dream of higher office. New theory: He’s a performance artist satirizing the American political process via the charmingly oblivious eccentric character of “Basil Marceaux.” Kind of like “Red State Update,” but much, much weirder. Oh, by the way: This tune is apparently available on iTunes. Really.

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Sucks in new and interesting ways that we have not seen before.

400lb Gorilla on December 7, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Wait, did he bag that Christmas tree with his deer rifle? I might have voted for him if I were in TN. His platform of finse for not carring a handgun sounds good to me.

swede7 on December 7, 2010 at 6:39 PM

No music posts! — Jenfidel

John the Libertarian on December 7, 2010 at 6:40 PM

It’s a cute little tune. Great job Basil Marceaux.com.

Ted Torgerson on December 7, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Well Buddy the dog seems normal.

fourdeucer on December 7, 2010 at 6:43 PM

He’s a performance artist satirizing the American political process via the charmingly oblivious eccentric character of “Basil Marceaux.”Allahpundit.”

perspectives.

ted c on December 7, 2010 at 6:43 PM

No music posts! — Jenfidel

John the Libertarian on December 7, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Snort.
All Paln all the time.

katy the mean old lady on December 7, 2010 at 6:43 PM

he’s going “Joe Manchin” on us.

ted c on December 7, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Mr. and Mrs. Dotcom. How sweet. And with outtakes no less.

Why have we been subjected to this?

Rod on December 7, 2010 at 6:45 PM

WTH was that I just watched?

Old theory: He’s a charmingly oblivious eccentric with a quixotic dream of higher office. New theory: He’s a performance artist satirizing the American political process via the charmingly oblivious eccentric character of “Basil Marceaux.”

I dunno, I’m sticking with the “Old theory”. BasilMarceaux-dot-com is just too “out there” to be contrived. The old saying “you can’t make this stuff up” applies.

JetBoy on December 7, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Insta-classic! I *heart* Basil, lmao.

NY Conservative on December 7, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Aren’t his 15 minutes long over?

Scrappy on December 7, 2010 at 6:48 PM

ASCAP?

ASCAP?

ROTFL!!!

(I always read the end credits – and am usually kicked out of the theatre)

turfmann on December 7, 2010 at 6:49 PM

I see what you mean about not being sure if he is playing a character or not. I wondered that when he was running but he seemed like a real guy who is just a little off.

His singing is right up there with Gloria Balsam’s Fluffy. Bad art is where it’s at!

deewhybee on December 7, 2010 at 6:50 PM

You mean he didn’t win?

mankai on December 7, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Is that a Festivus Pole at 2:20?

James on December 7, 2010 at 6:51 PM

this is far better than that “we are the world” crap with all those former celebs from the other night.

ted c on December 7, 2010 at 6:51 PM

I want to see a Very Merry Christmas Special starring Dale Peterson. Dale sitting in front of a fireplace explaining how the eight reindeer heads got on his wall.

ThePrez on December 7, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Hey AP, put my neighbors in Murfreesboro, TN. (Jackie Broyles and Dunlop) in the same category as Basel.

simkeith on December 7, 2010 at 6:53 PM

What I think is that………

Wait a minute, I have to sit down…

Sorry, I’m dizzy………….

Opposite Day on December 7, 2010 at 6:53 PM

New theory: He’s a performance artist satirizing the American political process via the charmingly oblivious eccentric character of “Basil Marceaux.”

I thought that was what Dear Liar was doing.

rbj on December 7, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Had to stop when he said he gets turned on on Christmas eve. I wouldn’t want to see that.

BL@KBIRD on December 7, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Its about as enjoyable as a Kubucki Stripper Pole dance!!

Okay,its about Christmas,I kid!!

canopfor on December 7, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Okay, Basil was at the Liberal Christmas
Special,and he offers Leftys a form of
therapy,that for unknown reason,works!!
(sarc).

canopfor on December 7, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Okay, Basil was at the Liberal Christmas
Special,and he offers Leftys a form of
therapy,that for unknown reason,works!!
(sarc).

canopfor on December 7, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Heh…Instead of “Basil” he should be “Nutmeg”

JetBoy on December 7, 2010 at 7:12 PM

That’s about 3 1/2 minutes too long. This is better:

Drunk Santa Caught On Surveillance Cam

Django on December 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM

canopfor on December 7, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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Heh…Instead of “Basil” he should be “Nutmeg”

JetBoy on December 7, 2010 at 7:12 PM

JetBoy:”Nutmeg” and Eggnog,that’ll be a hit,haha!:)

canopfor on December 7, 2010 at 7:16 PM

canopfor on December 7, 2010 at 7:08 PM

This my friend is Cool!..:)

Dire Straits on December 7, 2010 at 7:16 PM

He’s married?! I guess there’s a woman for everyone out there.

mizflame98 on December 7, 2010 at 7:17 PM

“Christmas turns me on?” Aw gawd.

di butler on December 7, 2010 at 7:20 PM

I would ….. Rather…… Watch an …..Obama Presser

EliTheBean on December 7, 2010 at 7:22 PM

*face palm*

(Tennessee born and bred)

ladyingray on December 7, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Did he steal this song from Tesla?

Mark1971 on December 7, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Aren’t pets great? They love you even when you’re Basil Marceaux.com… kinda like my cat loves me even though I’m me…

Shame on you Allah for leaving off the ‘.com’ from Basil’s name!

Joy on December 7, 2010 at 7:33 PM

He sounds “special”.

txag92 on December 7, 2010 at 7:37 PM

I liked buddy.

tinkerthinker on December 7, 2010 at 7:59 PM

I could use a cup of eggnog spiked with a heavy hallucinogen:)

mnmom on December 7, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Never go full retard.

You-Eh-Vee on December 7, 2010 at 9:19 PM

He’s just bringing out his inner beaver.

Shy Guy on December 7, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Final theory: He was a charmingly oblivious eccentric with a quixotic dream of higher office who, after being embarrassed in front of the nation, and having a few birdies whisper in his ear, reinvented himself as a performance artist satirizing the American political process via the charmingly oblivious eccentric character of “Basil Marceaux.”

keep the change on December 7, 2010 at 10:43 PM

process via the charmingly oblivious eccentric character of “Basil Marceaux.”

Basil Marceaux DOT COM… Basil Marceaux.com

Sheeesh people, at least get his name right…

Joy on December 8, 2010 at 12:33 AM

It’s a cute little tune.
Ted Torgerson on December 7, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Lol.

What?

You-Eh-Vee on December 8, 2010 at 2:36 AM