Gag Concert 090705 Grandma’s Angry Horns
For the 2nd week running, “Poisonous Things” have disappeared from Gag Concert…
Compared to Poisonous Things, I had always thought Grandma’s Angry Horns (a parody on 엄마가뿔났다, or Angry Mom, starring Kim Hye Ja) was closer to the editor’s chopping board. Internet news sites are always more than ready to put up yet another “Angry Grandma makes viewers angry” headline every week.
♣ the gag ♣
Grandma’s Angry Horns’ gag format always starts with hapless grandpa (Yoo Sang Moo) attempting to build a relationship with his extremely unfilial, bespectacled, street-smart grandson (Yoo Sae Yoon). After being tormented mentally by his grandson, grandpa then becomes physically abused (pounded in the stomach) by his violent wife, the angry grandma (Jang Dong Min). While grandpa weaves the gag storyline as the ‘victim’ of family abuse, the star of the gag is invariably angry grandma, who’s the sum of a zesty ahjuma + never-retired mafia gangster.
courtesy of dakmorsocer님~
♣ why it makes Angry Viewers ♣
No, viewers aren’t angry because grandpa gets beaten up. ^^;; Usually, the source of anger comes from the scenes with the silly grandson. I too, find myself many times unable to laugh at his jokes threatening his grandpa and blatantly exchanging filial behavior for monetary gains. It is not childish or innocent enough to be laughed off, and may even seen as smart rebukes to grandparents that many kids will mirror to appear (gag-) cool.
However, I think GAH escapes the chopping board because of grandma’s anger. LOL. Like Dressing Room’s Gollem Senior, Angry Grandma does the wierdest things (like giving military training to wild birds and lost spirits), with evil comic timing, and what’s more who doesn’t look forward to ahjuma jokes by a closet mafia boss!!??
Enough of rambling. Here’s the first time I’m doing this, giving a short excerpt dialogue of the first part of the gag, due to the dearth of un-cut gagcon clips. Enjoy!
<Grandma’s Angry Horns*>
*a Korean saying that a person gets so angry that horns emerge from the head
[Grandson is washing up apparently after doing some housework. Grandpa is touched]
Grandpa: Saeyoon ah… oh my, you have become so sensible! You are even washing the mop with your bare hands.
Grandson: Grandpa.. this mop.. actually rather than using my feet, it’s better to use my hands to wash it clean.
Grandpa: That’s my boy! Aigoo, you did well! (Grandson puts away cleaned mop) Now go and wash your hands.
Grandson: No way, grandpa! We have to save precious water. I’ll just wipe it dry on my own shirt.
Grandpa: Aigoo! (Reaches out to grasp grandson’s hand) Our Saeyoonie has become so sensible!
Grandson: Sheesh.. (glances at hand grasped by grandpa) I gotta wash it now…
Grandpa is dumbfounded. -…-; Grandson washes his hand, mumbling: I had so wanted to save water..
Grandpa takes out a newspaper, straining his eyes: Now that I’m getting older, I can’t see the words so well anymore. If only I have a pair of glasses now, I would have been able to read it well….
Grandson: Grandpa… if you can’t see it clearly… please go for a simple eye check-up. If you can’t see well, I will buy you a pair of glasses!
Grandpa, happy and bashful: Really? Aigoo… Why go for a check-up at all? I can’t even see this newspaper clearly… (i.e. “Just buy me the glasses and save the trouble!! *grin*)
Grandson: C’mon, let’s test your eyes..
Grandpa: Okie dokie..
Grandson lifts up an impossibly large A1-sized digit for grandpa: Can you see this grandpa? —.—;
thanks to icherhee for the video, a snipped off one is better than none! ^^