I am posting this YouTube video with the understanding that many people will automatically find it distasteful. It’s an interesting exercise in comedy, however, because it asks this question: Can “Yakety Sax” (the Benny Hill theme music; you’ll recognize it when you hear it) make anything funny? Watch the video and see for yourself.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AYujWCCHRk]
The reason part of it doesn’t work for me is that many parts of the video are in slow-motion (or at least the events in them happen slowly). For “Yakety Sax” to achieve its full comedic impact, it must be accompanied by sped-up visuals. The parts of the video that are sped-up do indeed make me laugh. But not because I’m heartless or jaded! It’s the music! I’m powerless against the music!