Friday, May 14, 2010

Vunky Vendredi - French Lessons


It's a tricolore of treats for this week's Funky Friday, and almost a cyber-style student exchange, wherein Anglo-pop gets the Français translation treatment and a cult Kids TV star (from La Maison de Tu Tu) goes undubbed and au naturel .

You may not recognise the titles - but you'll know the tunes pop pickers..

Johnny Hallyday - Noir c'est noir



Eileen - Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher



Marie Laforêt - D'Etre A Vous



Behold - Hector's actual speaking voice

20 comments:

davy h said...

Hector sounds like he enjoys a Gitane or two, hein?

Mondo said...

And a Pastis or deux. Is it me, or is there an underbubble of swingerism about that setup?

davy h said...

Absolument!

Mondo said...

Bugger!! Meant to mention about the French books we used at school - based around Mr Teabag (Monsieur Thibault) and family, and does anyone have any pics or scans?

John Medd said...

Bangin' chansons. Nous devrions commencer un blog français. À notre école nous avons eu le famille de Bertillon : ils ont été toujours défigurés avec des boutons que je semble me rappeler

Ishouldbeworking said...

I've got a M. Thibaut book somewhere! They were devised years and years ago to help teach French to immigrant workers at one of the Renault plants.

Et les chansons, ces sont vraiment giga!

Mondo said...

You could be making it up John and I'd never know you know!

Scan them if you can ISB, I'd love to see ol' Teabag again. Did he have glasses? We were also shown a black and white drama with a french actor (playing a villain with fantastic wraparound shades) who was always on UK TV in the seventies playing a generic Frenchman

John Medd said...

Babel's great isn't it? I know enough to ask for a beer and that's about it! All I was saying is that in our school we had the Bertillon family but, in our books (handed down from year to year), all the males were defaced with giant knobs. That's kids for you.

davy h said...

We had the Bertillons too! Dad was a customs officer I think, eldest daughter = Marie Claude. A story I remember was called 'Perdu Dans La Salle Des Pas Perdus' (Lost In Lost Property) - the kids went to see Dad at Orly Airport: disaster ensued! How we laughed! Those crazy frogs! (etc).

davy h said...

No offence Kiki.

Piley said...

nice, wonder if 'ol Eileen does the Beatles cover of Run For Your Life too?

Loved a bit of Hector as a kid... Was a fan of Parsley the lion too, don't think the two were connected, but in my brain they always are!

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Mondo said...

Babel, of course - I must make more use of that..and yes we had a few 'membellished' books too..

The Bertillons? Think we just had The Thibaults Davy. I must track down that French actor and the mystery film used at school. I'm sure he makes an appearance in this film somewhere

Know exactly what you mean about The Herbs P, do you remember this French kids classic shown or Picture Box or somesuch.. (new soundtrack in this clip though)

davy h said...

That's probably my all-time best film. Le Ballon Rouge. They used to show it at school near the end of summer term, on cine in the hall, an old whirring projector and all.

I had Herbs wallpaper!

Mondo said...

How about this piece of obscure nuttery only 3 people I know remember it. But stumbled across it while digging about for the mystery Frenchmen Cosmic Zoom is the official title. I haven't seen it for about 35 years until tonight.

Herbs Wallpaper - ah bless..

davy h said...

Makae that 4 people!!!

Furtheron said...

Hectors House... good grief... memories!

Like you say that wasn't the voice I remembered :-)

Furtheron said...

@John M - you trust these web sites! I once translated something into Russian for a mate and he laughed his arse off saying it was completely wrong!

Mondo said...

Hectors House was a French made programme F~Ron, but overdubbed into English. Same as Magic Roundabout I think.

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