Friday Videos say Hi Mom, I’m a Viking

From Kathy: dating video clips that make you long for the days of mullets and total and complete awkwardness: the 80’s.

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  1. 1
    MicheleKS says:

    I’m so glad I put my coffee down before watching this. This had so many 80’s cliches it was almost sad:

    - mullets
    – Members Only jacket
    – fingerless gloves
    – fuzzy sweaters
    – moustaches
    – big glasses

    I loved the guy in the Viking getup the most.

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    SB Sarah says:

    I showed this to Hubby last night, and he was giggling like crazy. But we both wanted more of the Viking guy!

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    Anna/ocelott says:

    I think “Hi, Mom!” is about where I died.

  4. 4
    SheaLuna says:

    The REALLY sad thing is that guys still use the exact same lines.  I belong to an online dating site and I’ve seen every single one of those tired clichés on one profile or another.  However, everything’s better when accompanied by a mullet and Mrs. Brady glasses!

  5. 5
    Kismet says:

    The Cleveland Browns fan just went right out of the running.

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    Lovecow2000 says:

    They were all so nervous and trying to appear to be more than they were.  I felt sorta sorry for them, but not enough to pity date any of them (except for the viking dude, he was full of win).

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    Randi says:

    What was up with the older dude with the red stripey socks, talking about: taking out the trash, writing checks, etc.? What was his deal?

    Viking dude=win

  8. 8
    Brooks*belle says:

    “I like to wear bright socks.”

    Swoon.  That is so hot.

  9. 9
    Rhonni says:

    Ouch.
    Why is this so painful?
    (Other than the viking, who is full of awesome)

  10. 10

    Thank god I was married for that entire decade! Coffee spew alerts required!

  11. 11
    teshara says:

    I’ll take Viking dude.
    I can blacksmith.
    ::bats eyes::

  12. 12
    Katie says:

    For the beady eyed guy with the mullet -I am the goddess, pick me, pick me!

    I would like to see a “where are they now” video.

  13. 13

    The guy with the rose looking for a goddess reminded me of Gary Busey for some reason. That is NOT a good thing.

    And I loved the guy who was reading his notes that I suspect someone else wrote. Priceless!

  14. 14

    @Linda Sherwood – I think I knew the guy with the rose! *cackle* He looked so familar I had to pause the video. Can’t quite place him though!

  15. 15
    Polly says:

    Definitely the guy who said, “Hi, Mom,” to the camera.

    And “fire-breathing dragon?” I’m still trying to come up with a dating profile question where that works as an answer.

  16. 16
    AQ says:

    I swore Stephen’s (aka read notes guy) shirt said ERECT the first time I saw it. Must be that I haven’t taken my mind out of the gutter lately.

    I like Viking guy’s approach.

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    Mary G says:

    Aaaah the answer is now apparent.

    THIS is why I’m still single!  :D

  18. 18
    Becca says:

    these make me feel sad – I’m sure most of the guys are perfectly nice, but they all seem so desperate.

  19. 19
    Julia T. says:

    @Polly

    How about “What type of lover are you?”

    “Fire breathing dragon”

    This video is full of win.

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    Meggrs says:

    Oh, God—I have to echo SheaLuna, above. The mullets may (mostly!) be gone, but the terrifying truth remains: this is often what dating sites feel like today. Some days I’m sad to be single, if only because this reminds me of how hideous I find this whole process. I totally, totally understand my girlfriends in relationships who say, “Thank fuck I don’t have to deal with this.”

    I mean, seriously: of course you “like to have fun.” Who the eff says, “Please pick me—I hate a good time” in a dating video?!?

    Ok. Deep breaths. I must be feeling weirdly sensitive right now, because the whole time, even though I was snorting, I was disheartened. The looks may change, but the level of absolute crazy remains pretty constant. Is there a mathematical theory that explains this? Anyone? Doc Turtle? Anyone?

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    ktg says:

    I kept waiting to hear “Lowered Expectations” in the background ala The Saturday Night Live skit.

    I can’t believe these were the real deal, makes me wonder what the videos of the ladies looked like…

  22. 22
    SheaLuna says:

    Meggrs… I totally feel your pain.  Somedays I think that if I have to read “I like nights in and nights out” one more time, I’M gonna go Viking.  With a side of Fire Breathing Dragon.

  23. 23
    Lindleepw says:

    LOL OMG! I’m sitting on the couch right now suffering from a cold, but I’m suddenly feeling sooooooooooooo much better! There’s so much to love (aka mock) about this video. If I ever (for whatever reason) make a similar video, I’m going to make it clear that I DO NOT like to have a good time or have fun. Having fun is bad! LOL Sorry, but all the “I like to have fun” clips cracked me up.

    Also, the dude who was obviously reading from something pre-written was giving me Michael Scott flashbacks. I kept expecting him to say he was looking for his “soup snake.”

  24. 24

    Hi There !!

    Nice videosThanks for sharing with us. :)

  25. 25
    Casse says:

    I’m DEAD right now!  SO glad I was only born in the 80’s and not forced to date these clowns!

    I would like to see a “where are they now” video

    I can bet these guys are still single…except the viking I married him!

  26. 26
    Ana Thierry says:

    I can bet these guys are still single…except the viking I married him!

    LOL!!

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    Star Opal says:

    The Viking Guy reminds me of the Whose Line is it Anyway? game weird dating videos. “I’ll make you Thor.”

    Why yes… I am a goddess. The goddess. Any goddess.

  28. 28
    Jes1 says:

    I think I met a few of these guys in the bars on Saturday nights in the 80’s.  It didn’t take me long to decide the club scene was not for me with those kinds of men to choose from.
    But, I might have been interested in the Viking.  He’s at least different. :-)

  29. 29
    Krista says:

    My personal fave was the guy in the reindeer sweater. Really? He actually went to his closet that morning and thought “This will bring in the babes”? WOW

  30. 30
    Lisa J says:

    It would be hard to take the Viking home to meet the family.  I live in Minnesota, the home of the Vikings, and I can pretty much guarantee my family would be looking for a straight jacket for me if he was my date.  Of course, I would never here the end of it.  “Remember when Lisa brought home the Viking.”  “Sure do.  He was another one of her winners.”

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