History Headscratchers / CeeLoGreen

26th Aug '15 1:56:19 PM nombretomado
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* So, why on a Christmas album would you put a love song that samples [[TheMuppets "Mahna Mahna"]]?

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* So, why on a Christmas album would you put a love song that samples [[TheMuppets [[Franchise/TheMuppets "Mahna Mahna"]]?
20th Nov '12 12:46:57 PM 0dd1
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*** I see. Wish someone would've told me that sooner, hahaha.

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*** I see. Wish someone would've told me that sooner, hahaha.hahaha.
* So, why on a Christmas album would you put a love song that samples [[TheMuppets "Mahna Mahna"]]?
24th Jan '12 8:16:15 AM somerandomdude
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*** That's the point; this song is where he's writing her off as a bitch.

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*** That's the point; this song is where he's writing her off as a bitch.bitch and moving on.
24th Jan '12 8:15:55 AM somerandomdude
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*** That's the point; this song is where he's writing her off as a bitch.
14th Sep '11 12:57:13 PM 32_Footsteps
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*** He's obsessed, but he's not a stalker, that's a bit extreme. He loved the girl and she wouldn't date him for any reason other then the fact that he didn't have money. Once he has money, she feels remorseful that she didn't pick him... Young love isn't very logical nor is it easy for us on the outside to understand/watch. And maybe the girl never gave a strong 'NO' each time it could have been "Well... if you had more money... I'd date you." Which in that case makes her a [[UnderStatement Manipulative]] [[ManipulativeBitch Bitch]]. Either way, we're all speculating.

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*** He's obsessed, but he's not a stalker, that's a bit extreme. He loved the girl and she wouldn't date him for any reason other then the fact that he didn't have money. Once he has money, she feels remorseful that she didn't pick him... Young love isn't very logical nor is it easy for us on the outside to understand/watch. And maybe the girl never gave a strong 'NO' each time it could have been "Well... if you had more money... I'd date you." Which in that case makes her a [[UnderStatement Manipulative]] [[ManipulativeBitch Bitch]].ManipulativeBitch. Either way, we're all speculating.
6th Sep '11 10:09:32 AM Jakey
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** Because the video misses the entire point of the song by having Cee Lo rub his money in the poor girl's face. The song focuses on the girl and he calls her out on her shit, but the whole other half of the song is also directed at the guy who's with her and it's Cee Lo's own catharsis. He knows he's pissed. He knows why he's pissed. And he has absolutely not a single point to make about it other than just casually spilling his anger and getting relief out of it. It's not 'one day I'm gonna make more money than you and I'll get her back' or 'she's gonna leave you when someone richer comes along', it's merely a 'Yeah well, fuck you'.
6th Aug '11 1:01:46 AM Metalknight
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** Personally, I found it pretty clear that the video and the song were telling two different, but somewhat similar, stories. In the song, they're dating, and the girl leaves the guy for a richer guy, apparently motivated solely by money. In the video, the guy continually tries to impress the girl, who instead hooks up with three different guys who have money. Either way the girl is a gold digging bitch, but I'll give you that the guy is pathetic in the video. But hell, the premise of the whole thing is "This woman is terrible", NOT "This guy is awesome". It may be unsympathetic, but it does not betray it's own premise.
6th Jul '11 12:38:08 PM ronasokily
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** Very common. Gnarls Barkely was a musical duo, including Cee Lo Green.

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** Very common. Gnarls Barkely was a musical duo, including Cee Lo Green.Green.
*** I see. Wish someone would've told me that sooner, hahaha.
6th Jul '11 3:22:30 AM Zelderex
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* Is it common knowledge that Ceelo Green = Gnarles Barkely? Because no one told me this and when I looked it up and told people, they already knew.

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* Is it common knowledge that Ceelo Green = Gnarles Barkely? Because no one told me this and when I looked it up and told people, they already knew.knew.
** Very common. Gnarls Barkely was a musical duo, including Cee Lo Green.
29th Jun '11 11:16:23 AM ronasokily
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* I do agree that this song is being interpreted a little too seriously (thereby CompletelyMissingThePoint) above, however I'll try to lay it out from a different perspective. Boy has a childhood crush on girl. Girl rejects him for other boy who has more money. Same thing happens in high school and college. Each time, it's not approached with obsession, but simply as him asking her out. Each time she declines because he doesn't have the money. So fine, he gives up on her. Then he comes back when he's rich to point out the irony, saying "if you cared about more than money, you wouldn't be stuck with no one to turn to." The entire video is shot from the singer's point of view. He labels her "The Heartbraker" because, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin she broke his heart]], not to make any judgement on her. This is not an Aesop, this is not a StalkerWithACrush (he asks her out a total of 3 times over 20+ years... scary), this is just a story about the irony of the situational GoldDigger, and the singer saying "Fuck that." He isn't stalking her, he isn't judging her for anything other than breaking his heart, and he's pointing out the irony of him now having money while the very thing she rejected him for the lack of, he now has. If you're going to take the video at face value, and not [[EpilepticTrees extrapolate something like continued obsessive behaviour, or a background situation not known to the viewer]], that's all that this video is. Of course, if you want to extrapolate the song to think that the 3 times we see him ask her out are in fact repeated every single day, that she has to get a restraining order against him, and that he eventually got his money [[PoweredByAForsakenChild by a prostitution ring]], please feel free to condemn the depravity of such subject matter to your heart's content.

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* I do agree that this song is being interpreted a little too seriously (thereby CompletelyMissingThePoint) above, however I'll try to lay it out from a different perspective. Boy has a childhood crush on girl. Girl rejects him for other boy who has more money. Same thing happens in high school and college. Each time, it's not approached with obsession, but simply as him asking her out. Each time she declines because he doesn't have the money. So fine, he gives up on her. Then he comes back when he's rich to point out the irony, saying "if you cared about more than money, you wouldn't be stuck with no one to turn to." The entire video is shot from the singer's point of view. He labels her "The Heartbraker" because, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin she broke his heart]], not to make any judgement on her. This is not an Aesop, this is not a StalkerWithACrush (he asks her out a total of 3 times over 20+ years... scary), this is just a story about the irony of the situational GoldDigger, and the singer saying "Fuck that." He isn't stalking her, he isn't judging her for anything other than breaking his heart, and he's pointing out the irony of him now having money while the very thing she rejected him for the lack of, he now has. If you're going to take the video at face value, and not [[EpilepticTrees extrapolate something like continued obsessive behaviour, or a background situation not known to the viewer]], that's all that this video is. Of course, if you want to extrapolate the song to think that the 3 times we see him ask her out are in fact repeated every single day, that she has to get a restraining order against him, and that he eventually got his money [[PoweredByAForsakenChild by a prostitution ring]], please feel free to condemn the depravity of such subject matter to your heart's content.content.
* Is it common knowledge that Ceelo Green = Gnarles Barkely? Because no one told me this and when I looked it up and told people, they already knew.
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