‘We No Speak Americano’ gets the cheese treatment on German TV
Mon 6th Sep, 2010 News 3258 viewsin
Is it just us or do strange things happen to good music on television? First there was Goldfrapp self-harming with some weird lip-syncing on European TV swiftly followed by Australia’s own off-the-wall Kraftwerk fan. Now we’ve got another example of things turning a little strange with a video from a German program messing with Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP’s We No Speak Americano after the tune went to #1 across Europe.
The video which you can marvel at below comes from the musical variety show The Dome which according to some base internet sleuthing is apparently recorded “roughly every three months” in cities across Germany and Austria with local and international acts performing material to crowds of “5,000 to 15,000 people”.
That’s all peaches and cream until you remember that this is the same nation that propped up David Hasselhoff’s singing career so something was always going to be a little off and indeed in the ‘performance’ of We No Speak Americano things get particularly strange.
Check out the video below to take it all in but basically there’s a band of actors – we’re pretty sure none of them are either Yolanda Be Cool or DCUP – hamming it up for the bafflingly massive crowd of ecstatic krauts to one hell of a playback track.