Oh. my. god. Yale has released a new admissions video called “Why I Chose Yale,” and it is bananas! Rotting, blighted bananas made of earnest on-key singing and poop.
Here are some misrepresentative quotes from a Yale Daily News article.
“It’s going to get noticed because there’s nothing like it. I expect that there will be parodies and attempts at imitation,” a dean said.
All of these things are true! It cost “less than one-tenth the cost of a professionally-produced admissions video.” You don’t say!
“We begged, pleaded, coerced anyone we could find.”
I am sure you did! At a couple of moments, you may find yourself saying: “That is impressive that all those people are all doing the same thing in a field” and “That is some pretty dancing.” These people clearly worked very hard. The lab girl freaking out about her beaker is kind of great! But, the long and short of it is: everyone has a creepy falsetto and will not stop squealing.
The YDN says that of 60 students attending a premiere Thursday night, 13 had “overwhelmingly positive responses.” I assume the other 47 were unavailable for comment, having strangled themselves with a belt, slit their wrist with the broken shards of an iPod Touch, or otherwise acted out the first scene from “The Happening.”
Watch for the enormously pregnant pause at like 1:06 after a girl confrontationally says, “Yeah. I have a question.” Literally so many things would have been hilarious to say then! One of them, apparently, was a musical-comedy romp.
Alright, clearly I have said nothing at this point (I am still freaking out), so please watch and better explain in the comments why this is such a scream.