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Ah, memories…

September 23rd, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 25 Comments

Besides the delightful, earworm-y tune, what I always loved most about this was how Master Onion’s overhead stink lines were fixed in place. Solid, tangible lines of stink, as befits a master. No mere vaporish wisps for him!

Though in the end, it’s all in the mind

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25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ZB on Sep 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    We always remember our first.

    “Crack! Crack! Butter! Bowl! Butter! Butter! Bowl! Bowl!”

  • 2 TeeJay on Sep 23, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Should I be concerned that I was tapping my foot to the tune?

  • 3 To_Servo_Man on Sep 23, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    How does Master Onion fit in with God’s plan for me?

  • 4 MST3Kelly on Sep 23, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    two dimensions has never been so frightening. all hail the 21st Century!

    ‘Urappin’ sounds like an unfortunate minor medical condition acquired while traveling abroad.

  • 5 secretidentitycrisis on Sep 23, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    That game was wonderfully educational. I learned how to be a phenomenal fighter, driver, salesman, cook, and porta-potty line jumper thanks to those catchy tunes.

  • 6 Andrew Hime on Sep 23, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I had a night recently myself where I watched all the Parappa stages. Indeed. Don’t get cocky, it’s about to get rocky was a favorite ref when Mike and the bots did the Playstation Underground thing.

  • 7 Insert Coin(s) to Continue on Sep 23, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Of all of the great tamanegi sensei’s off the wall oddities, we’re not mentioning his short-lived romantic karate TV show from the PlayStation 2 sequel?

    Chop Chop Master Onion vs. Bonesaw. I’d pay to see it.

  • 8 justhesh on Sep 23, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    And now we’re all drumming to The Strokes.

  • 9 Onil on Sep 23, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Utterly sublime.

    Now hit me with some bad Resident Evil dialogue, please.

  • 10 Conor Lastowka on Sep 23, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    A great memory of college was visiting New York during the winter of 2000, when a website was still around called Urban Fetch would deliver you anything in their inventory, with no delivery charges, and you weren’t allowed to tip the delivery guys. A friend of the friend we were visiting was obsessed with it and was determined to get Parappa spin-off UnJammer Lammy delivered to him, so he continually refreshed Urban Fetch to see when it would be back in stock. Eventually he got it and we played it all night.

    That same trip I got mugged while on my way to go see “Rent” but that’s an entirely different story.

  • 11 Chuck J on Sep 23, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Possibly the greatest lyric ever written is: “Kick punch chop, I got the funky flow, M.I.X. the flour into the bowl.”

  • 12 Shawn on Sep 24, 2008 at 12:47 am

    What about the ghost of a German fry cook who instructs how to build the perfect burger? That one might even be the catchiest Parappa song of all:

    Yo watch the grill,
    Control the flame guys,
    Follow the rules
    Stay productive and wise!

  • 13 fanboy3445 on Sep 24, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Man! You really know how to bring the memories flooding back, dont’cha Bill? Rock on!

    *kick, punch, you all remember…Chop Chop back again, yes forever…*

  • 14 Rob T Firefly on Sep 24, 2008 at 5:45 am

    A cookie stand I was a regular at back then threw Urban Fetch magnets in every bag as some sort of weird cross-promotional thing. I eventually covered an entire filing cabinet at my old job with their magnets, and I still have a couple lying around the house.

    I never did check out the website or find out what it did, though. Thanks for solving that mystery for me.

  • 15 Rob T Firefly on Sep 24, 2008 at 5:48 am

    I love those games so much.

    Parappa taught me that all one needs to be able to do martial arts, drive a car, sell junk, cook food, and go to the bathroom is the ability to repeat what people say to me back to them rap-style.

  • 16 The Professor on Sep 24, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Did Master Onion just call me a Ho?

  • 17 PLLDD on Sep 24, 2008 at 7:19 am

    [url=]Mega 64[/url] did one of “video games in real life” things a few weeks ago based on Parappa.

  • 18 AAlgar on Sep 24, 2008 at 7:26 am

    The practical implications of their whole 2-dimensional universe gives me nightmares.

  • 19 MSTJedi on Sep 24, 2008 at 8:03 am

    I wasn’t aware that you were a gamer, Bill. And you liked to get dooown . . . with a 2-dimensional onion.

  • 20 Ariel on Sep 24, 2008 at 8:40 am

    I don’t have speakers on my work computer… But even without sound its quite fascinating…

  • 21 Ariel on Sep 24, 2008 at 8:40 am

    BUT. I didn’t see bacon.

  • 22 kt on Sep 24, 2008 at 9:22 am

    I’m not looking to get mugged or anything but I’ve lived in New York most of my life and nobody has ever even given me the stink eye. Where are all of these muggers who hassle everyone but me? And getting mugged on your way to “Rent” is quite a feat! Who gets mugged in midtown Manhattan?

  • 23 RemmieBarrow on Sep 24, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I am more concerned about those little onion headed guys behind the two main characters. Just what are they doing back there, huh?

  • 24 Anthony on Sep 25, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I always figured Parappa became a gangster rapper and was later arrested, though acquitted, in a case related to a drive-by shooting.

  • 25 euphoriafish on Sep 26, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve never played Parappa or Um Jammer Lammy, as much as I love music games. They just came out too early and I didn’t have a PlayStation yet. I rented one, but only to play FF VII and Resident Evil before the PS2 came out and I finally got to own another console.