Date Aired
April 25th, 2010
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Todd plays "BlahBlahBlah" on his piano.

A pop song review

Todd: Wow. Here I am, I cannot believe this happened. This is amazing, this is incredible, I cannot believe I'm here. This is...[Looks around the room] You know, I kind of imagined I'd have a better setup after I got on here. Or some decent lighting, at least. You know, this is honestly kind of disappointing.

No, I kid, I kid. Basically, when I started making videos, my only ambition was to maybe, someday get on this site, and the fact that this has happened...this is pretty incredible to me. Now that out of the way, let's talk about Ke$ha.

Clip of "Tik Tok"

Todd (voice-over as video plays): It was at the end of last year that we were introduced to Ke-dollarsign-Ha, also known as Ke$ha through her debut single "Tik Tok," which I've already talked about in videos past. Basically, I couldn't get past Ke$ha's trashy, valley girl, drunk chick persona. But at the same time, the song was still amazingly catchy, and every time I thought it was getting too irritating, I suddenly had to get up and dance to it. But every time I tried to dance to it, it got irritating. Yeah, someday years from now, I'm gonna hear this song and it's gonna be my favorite song ever, I'm sure.

In any case, I'm not entirely sure what to expect from her and her follow-up single...[Cut to cover of the single...] "BlahBlahBlah" (Oh dear Jesus.) Yeah, I'm not expecting much from this, but I have always been one for being open-minded, so we're gonna sit here and we're gonna take a listen. Dave, play the clip.

Video for "BlahBlahBlah"
Ke$ha: Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Coming out your mouth with your blah blah blah
Zip your lips like a padlock
And meet me at the back with the jack and the jukebox

Todd tries to say something, but can't

I don't really care where you live at
Just turn around boy and let me hit that
Don't be a little bitch with your chit chat
Just show me where your dick's at
Music's up
Listen hot stuff
I'm in love
With this song

Todd just waits

So just hush
Baby shut up
Heard enough
Stop talking that
Blah blah blah
Think you'll be getting this
Nah nah nah...

At this point, Todd has motioned for it to be turned off.

Todd: I quit. I quit. This is my official retirement. Guys, I had an amazing run here. This was amazing, this was incredible, I had so much fun, this was a great experience in my life. I just got so much appreciation for everyone who's supported me over the years. I gotta thank the crew for taking a chance on a poor southern boy with a piano all those years ago. I remember it like it was last week. I gotta thank the fans, I gotta thank the humungous fan base I've built on this site over the years. You guys mean everything to me. I couldn't have done all the amazing things I've done with this show without you. I have one thing to ask: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism, it's my least favorite quality, and it doesn't lead anywhere. I guess that's it. Thank you, thank you so much, you've've been so amazing. I'm done. I have to go.

He gets up and leaves. A black card reads...

ToddInTheShadows's Pop Song Reviews
R.I.P (2010-2010)

Tag song: Closing music for Saturday Night Live

Todd comes back to the piano.

No, no, you know what? You know what? I do have something to say about this. Now, like I was saying earlier, "Tik Tok" left me more ambivalent than any song I can remember. I really liked it, but I really, really hated it. I was just...I just didn't know what to feel about it, and that was horribly frustrating. So thank you, Ke$ha, thank you. I know exactly what to feel about this.

Todd (VO): I hate every second of this. Everything about this song is unpleasant. This actually smells bad. I can smell this through my speakers and it's awful!

Todd: I mean, this is truly remarkable. I have never heard a song give me the finger [brief picture of middle finger] as quickly as this one did. It's literally blah-blah-blah. The first line of the song is "blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah"!

Various parts of the video that say "blah" followed by clips of Biz Markie - "Just a Friend," Bob Loblaw from Arrested Development, and Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged

Todd: We've finally made it here, folks. We've finally reached this point. This is what all pop music must sound like to people who hate pop music. And if you do hate all pop music, I can't even imagine what this sounds like to you!

Todd (VO): To you, this must just be like the sound of armpit farts and the screams of innocent children!

Todd: Okay, let's just start with the beat. Did someone actually sit down and compose this, or did they just throw things at a synthesizer from across the room?

Ke$ha: ...jack and the jukebox
So cut to the chase kid
[Throughout this, various things are thrown at the piano, including a stuffed Tails doll]
'Cause I know you don't care what my middle name is
I wanna be naked
But you're wasted
Music's up
Listen hot stuff
I'm in love

Todd (VO): And that's before you get to the unpleasantness of the vocals.

Ke$ha: Listen hot stuff...

Todd: When she could even be bothered to try actually singing, it's this terrible Auto-Tuned whining that's just...intolerable.

Ke$ha: Music's up, listen hot stuff...

Todd (VO): Is Ke$ha the only person ever to be Auto-Tuned off-key?!

Todd: I mean, the bleepy-bloopy music was bad enough, but combine that with Ke$ha's awful vocoder squealing. Sounds like a chainsaw going through a Pac-Man machine

Pac-Man gets touched by Clyde, ending the game

Ke$ha: I don't really care where you live at
Just turn around boy and let me hit that

Todd: "Turn around boy, let me hit that" [Shows images of dolls posing to illustrate] I don't think I understand the mechanics here.

Ke$ha: I don't really care where you live at
Just turn around boy and let me hit that
Don't be a little bitch with your chit chat
Just show me where your dick's at

Todd:'s between his legs. You know, the crotch area, that's where it usually is on most guys. You should know that. I mean, not that I'm making any assumptions about your character here, but I'm pretty sure you're already well-acquainted with the location of a penis.

Ke$ha: Boy come on get your rocks off
Come put a little love in my glove box
I wanna dance with no pants on HOLLA!

Todd: If hearing rich white girls using hip-hop slang makes you wanna slice open your eardrums, HOLLA!


Todd: I'm gonna kill someone!

Ke$ha: Blah blah blah
Think you'll be getting this
Nah nah nah

Todd (VO): Do you wanna screw the guy or not?! Make up your mind! I mean, you already said this:

Ke$ha: I wanna dance with no pants on...I wanna be naked...

Todd (VO): No point in playing coy now! Oh, and don't take a crap on the bowling alley!

Todd: She'd do it too; probably done it before.

Ke$ha: keep talking that
Blah blah blah blah

Todd: Blah! Sounds like the world's skankiest version of Kidz Bop.

Todd (VO): Jesus in heaven! Try and wrap your head around the irony that the whole point of the song is that Ke$ha, the most annoying person in the world, thinks someone else needs to shut up!

Todd: Ke$ha, who sounds like a drunk hamster, Ke$ha...thinks someone else needs to shut up! Who in the world could be so annoying that Ke$ha has to tell them to shut up?! Well, let's find out.

3OH!3: You be delaying
You always be saying some shit
You say I'm playing
I'm never laying the bitch
Sayin' "blah,...

Todd (VO): Oh good, the douchebag duo have arrived.

Todd: Okay, these guys are called 3OH!3, they had [clip of...] one hit last year called "Don't Trust Me".

Nathaniel Motte: Shush girl, shut your lips
Do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips.

Todd (VO): Helen Keller wasn't mute, you morons!

Todd: Anyway, I guess I kind of assumed that they were pretending to be dumb frat boys. You know, like the Beastie Boys. I was wrong. They are not pretending. Either that, or they have gone so far into character at this point, that they can't get out.

Todd (VO): You know, you imitate Beavis and Butt-head long enough, you become Beavis and Butt-head, you know?

3OH!3: are
In this bar
It only matters who I is

Todd (VO): Oh wait, oh wait. Okay, there's the tip-off. They are pretending.

Todd: No one says, "who I is," guys. Trying too hard. Now compare what you're doing to Ke$ha, who is so convincing in the role of a vapid bar skank, it's almost like she's not even trying.

D-Bag in video: Let me let you know, this ain't no TMZ stuff, all right. This is real artist-to-artist.

Todd (VO): I think I should also mention the opening of the video, where Ke$ha blows off some guy for being, quote, "a mega-douchemaster"...

Todd: Which is accurate, yes, but honestly, am I supposed to believe that Ke$ha is some queen of high standards here?

Todd (VO): She gave us a song that's basically the soundtrack for vomiting down the shirt of the guy you're having sex with in a broken men's room.

Todd: I'll be honest. The first time I heard this song, I thought, "well, that's the end of Ke$ha. We'll never be hearing from her again." Once again, I went broke by overestimating the tastes of the American public.

Ke$ha: Stop stop stop talking that...

Todd (VO): Just go away!

Todd: Yeeesh! That's what I have to deal with on my first day? Ugh! This is gonna suck.

Closing Tag Song: Joe Jones - "You Talk Too Much"

"BlahBlahBlah" is owned by RCA records
This video is owned by me

Ke$ha: HOLLA!

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