Tuesday, February 23, 2010

3 MINUTE HUGGA BUNCH

Wanna save your Grandma?

52 comments :

marahe said...

definitely had one of these dolls... maybe this one? http://www.retroandbeyondvintage.com/viewitem.php/retroandbeyondvintage/pd1988717/VINTAGE_80_s_1984_Hugga_bunch_doll_Tickles_and_Gigglet_in_box

Anonymous said...

this is going to give me serious nightmares

filmscience said...

...was this written by Clive Barker? That last bit was like Meet the Feebles + Dante's Inferno. Gah.

JRH said...

I'm going to need to see three more minutes of the Hell scene.

Impossible said...

The last time I went on a journey to "the other side of the mirror" like that, ayahuasca was involved. Pretty accurate.

Hokey said...

Ah yes, good ole fashion nightmare fuel. Drink it up!

Henry Horker said...

What the fuck was that?? Dear Christ.

Anonymous said...

The kid gets a gift and the first thing out of her mouth is "Why?"

Christmas must've been real fun over at the Hugga Bunch house.

Suzy Q said...

"When i was little, i heard voices in my mirror too" OK Grandma, so YOU'RE responsible for passing down the mental illness!!! Gee, thanks Grandma!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. This reaches new heights of terrible.

Anonymous said...

This is why I never hug.

Heather said...

I'm sleeping with a baseball bat by my mirror tonight, just in case of hugs.

Anonymous said...

I had a tape of this growing up, it only gets more and more horrifying.

Watching this makes me realize how fucked it up is now... :|

Sarah Dorothy said...

This is like the worst thing in the world.

Anonymous said...

Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

Anonymous said...

It's like the last episode of "Twin Peaks".

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the nightmares :(

Destination A Go-Go said...

So.........


.........the Spice Nuggets.
What are they and where can I get them?


P.s.
Schedule Ghoul for back to back shifts next week...
He still owes us a day.
:)

Anonymous said...

"Grandma, you smell like Bengay
and poo."

Anonymous said...

This could be a great research study on how schizophrenia is genetic.

Grandma had it, so it skipped a generation and now she has it.

Poor kid.

Anonymous said...

So this is why people side hug instead...

rainbow-duck said...

WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.....

thanks for the nightmares EIT.

Jeffro said...

i've always wanted a nude ginger muppet. fully functional?

the dunce said...

WHY IS IT WEARING A ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HAT?

Steph said...

AAAH! I haven't seen this since I was 5. I remember her putting peanut butter on her pancakes... and I vaguely remember all of the hell beasts.

Steven Blum said...

More like "EVERYTHING IS TERRIFYING."

Marnie Brumder said...

jesus. christ. holly fuck. NEVER watching that AGAIN.

Heather said...

This is my favorite vid of the year, so far. You're going to have to work extra hard to one-up this one, EIT.

Logan said...

That's the little girl from The Secret Garden!

The one with Bastien, not the weird one with the blonde children who were related.

Daniel said...

I never stopped laughing after it came out of the mirror. Comedy gold.

Abby said...

I hadn't seen that video since the first grade. Thanks, guys for bringing back all those horrible memories I tried for years to suppress.

Lauren November said...

Wait, so how does it end?
I agree with the anonymous assessment of it seeming like the ending of Twin Peaks.

But it's a little kid in a movie about hugs. (Devil hugs, maybe, but it's still a kid's movie.)

HOW DOES THIS END? I REFUSE to believe this is the end.
Can you have a part 2? Pleeeeeeeeeeease?

Anonymous said...

I always thought those doll were creepy

Carrie said...

GAH! I Thought this was a dream I had, I totally remember seeing that creepy doll poke its face through the mirror. File that childhood memory mystery under SOLVED. Now I just have to figure out where that alligator eating a ballerina came from.

Greg said...

i understand this girls plight. i too want to share my hugs with the sick and the elderly and i too am friends with a troll i see in my mirror.

Bluestockings31 said...

"And you just sit their eating space nuggets like nothing's happening!"

Anonymous said...

one of the best ever. keep it up.

Mo said...

I echo the sentiment that there needs to be a part two! I, too, had strange, latent memories of this for years and could never recall what exactly they were from. After I watched this clip I looked up the whole movie on Youtube and realized it was so much more effed up than remembered.

There's a priceless scene where the girl tells the witch - who's castle she has just broken into - that she won't kneel for her because she's an "American citizen" and Americans don't have to kneel for "nobody." She then immediately proceeds to ask if she can take (ie. steal) some of her berries and when is denied they decide to steal them anyway, and in the process end up killing the witch.

I couldn't believe such propaganda (ie. "I'm an American and if I need something I will break into your kingdom and take it whether you let me or not. And no, I don't have to show you any respect because Americans are clearly superior to the rest of the word") was so blatantly thrown in to a children's program about hugging dolls! xD Maybe I'm reading way too into it but my mind is still blown by that whole scene.

Mo said...

Oh, and the latent memory was definitely the part where the doll gets thrown in the washer. Awesome.

fireflyed said...

Man, me and my sister used to watch the video all the time when we were kids. So creepy. Thanks for bring back the memories eit!

Anonymous said...

This really is a horror film.

Fat 'n Boring said...

Gah!

Why doesn't this have a "NSFW" warning on it?!

Britni said...

Looked up Grams on IMDB. She died the following year. Not enough fruit from the Youngberry Tree.

Anonymous said...

I used to watch this movie all the time when I was a kid! Ha ha!

Anonymous said...

If you are stoned, do NOT watch this video. I will be sleeping with a wrench under my pillow tonight.

Anonymous said...

"You've been a good girl!" "Not THAT good..."
"My insides are squishy, but they'll dry out."
Dear God...the demons will hug me to death in my sleep. o_o

Anonymous said...

between the video and the comments - I've totally sharted. thanks.

Anonymous said...

I adored this as a child...how did I not see how creepy it was when I was four years old and everything was creepy?

Trish said...

I am so happy you found this, EIT. One of my last-ever visits to the local video store was to watch this video for the first time since second grade. You have deftly summarized why I felt that any very young child who dares watch this movie will be scarred for life.

As far as the real ending, they get back to the girl's room through the mirror with the aforementioned stolen berries that make people young (good work finding the subtext there that I'd totally missed, Mo). However - and this was kind of a shocking twist for a little kids' movie - said berries are lost along the way. Fortunately, Grandma is saved by... you'll never guess. Yeah, that's right - HUGGING!!!

And yes, the baseball cap is a plot point, though not a very big one. However, the difference between a hat and a computer had to be stated to the mirrorworld demon doll thing.

Ultra Fem said...

I... REMEMBER this! That haircut... that redneck accent... Dear God, I REMEMBER THIS!!!

Anonymous said...

AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG AND HUG

Danielle Shearer said...

does anyone remember the hugga bunch tape that you listened to in a tape player I used to listen to that all the time some of the lyrics for a song were "there's a face in the mirror a face that I see it's so lonely and gloomy it doesn't look like me" if anyone remembers this please post back!