Watch "Dog Police," a bizarre DEVO-inspired music video from 1984


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/02/watch-dog-police-a-bizarr.html


#2

My dog friend Whiskey says this is her favorite video, and I’m coming along for the ride.


#3

Well that will be my surreal for the week. Thanks!


#4

I had totally forgotten this video. I loved it back in the day!


#5

Not sure what version to go with.


#6

I cannot believe I made it through the 80s without ever seeing this before. THANK YOU!


#7

Ouch, those synapses haven’t fired in 30+ years. At least, the ones that weren’t killed by this video the first time around.

Early MTV was so fun.


#8

Then there was this, from when other networks were jumping on the prime time animated comedy bandwagon revived in the '90s by The Simpsons:

Based on an indie comic book series.


#9

Very loosely based… I think I saw all of one episode. The comic is much better.

ETA it’s on youtube of course… I am impressed with the voice talent.


#10

The Muppets did it better.


#11

Is that Peter Dinklage?


#12

Uhh, okay. What the hell?!


#13

Damn Furries!!!


#14

I’m pretty sure it’s Jack Purvis.
Wally_-_Time_Bandits


#15

Dinklage would have been about 15 years old when this one was made.


#16

Not totally unrelated: How I mounted Goldie, Saved my Partner Lori, and Sniffed Out the People’s Justice.


#17

I thought the same thing … but I’m not 100% sure …

Here’s more interesting info on the band, song, and video, along with a better quality version of the vid:


#18

I’d forgotten it existed too, and now I have the one line of the song that I can remember stuck in my head.


#19

They did a sequel: “1-800”, that was every bit as weird.


#20

I’m afraid that humour is lost on me but here’s a song from the same period, which sound pretty similar in terms of harmony: