Oktoberfest is, for Germans, one of the most important dates in the Christian calendar, but while drinking copious amounts of alcohol and swaying from side to side, spare a thought for the North Koreans, and their leader King John the second, who needs to give up his weapons testing. Count Sproey von Weytzentrenner has no truck with Communists, and is sure that King John of Korea feels likewise, and sings him “Born Free” in a hamster’s voice, accompanied on the beerstein.
Watching this I can’t help feeling a lot of reminiscence as it was only 5 years ago but still my wife was able to walk freely around the home without crutches. How fine she looks in this video.
Production date: 17 July 2006
Playout date: 17 July 2006
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – heavy use
Location: Home at desk
Soundtrack info: Nicole – “Ein Bisschen Frieden”
Languages used: English, German
Animals featured: None
Sproey von Weytzentrenner returns putting the world to rights, slating the advertising going on in YouTube while plugging Lomza beer, expaining why Schroeder belongs in prison and that governments should construct huge batteries to store the power from lightning.
Afterwards, von Weytzentrenner has a treat in store – the German Eurovision winner (the only one until Lena came along in 2010) with “Ein Bisschen Frieden” – but this is the yodelled version!
Production date: 18 June 2006
Playout date: 18/6/2006
Camera: Logitech webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker with effects
He’s back. The Count Sproey von Weytzentrenner with his unmitigated gloating over the success of Germany in the first part of World Cup 2006. I can’t believe that is already four years ago, I think the Count may be due for an new airing during this year’s World Cup in South Africa. Not only is he jingoistic about Germany, in football – also, he claims that Louis Armstrong is originally a German, and that the original of the song “What A Wonderful World” is in German.
In the German original, the singer hearing the babies cry, and watching them grow, takes comfort in the knowledge that one day he will be able to employ them in his factory.
Sproey von Weytzentrenner, revanchist aristocrat of the Currywurst and Hamburger stall, is my fifth character on the channel. I did about four or five pieces with him, always including a number of the effects of Windows Movie Maker that I liked to experiment with at the time. Especially the “newpaper” effect I reserved to use mainly with von Weytzentrenner.
I sing a song here, as all the other personas did. A spoof of Marlene Dietrich’s song.
Von Weytzentrenner did not start life here, by the way. He was a usenet persona prior to that, and trolled a few people as Usenet aficionados can no doubt find by using Google for groups search.
I hasten to add that this is not an attack on Germans generally, only on a certain small element that still exists in their society.