Lonesome George: musical homage to last of a Galapagos tortoise species, from "2012:Mashed"

Rich Fulcher, comedian and writer whom some of you may know from his recurring roles on "The Mighty Boosh," shares this wonderful little musical video from "2012: Mashed," a new show debuting 28 December, 11.40 pm on Channel 4 in the UK.

"It's got some very bizarre and interesting videos on the news topics of 2012," Fulcher explains.

"What's good about the show is it doesn't cull clips from the internet but commissions various artists and internet gurus to do their thing."

The clip shared here, "Lonesome George," is about the last Galapagos tortoise to die, "done retro video game stylee."

Here's the official blurb on the new Channel 4 program in which this clip appears:

Rich Fulcher introduces an insane look at the big news events of 2012 through totally original, commissioned media mash-ups created by the internet's most famous names including Dan Bull, David Schneider, cassetteboy and Rob Manuel.

None of the videos shown on Mashed are currently on the internet.

News events given the mash-up treatment include: Jimmy Saville, Kate Middleton, Barclay's Bank LIBOR fixing, 50 Shades of Grey, the 2012 Olympics meets the London riots, C4's Drugs Live, Apple, the meltdown of the Murdoch Empire, Julian Assange, Banksy, Duncan Bannatyne, the BBC, David Haye and Derek Chisora, the U.S. Elections, the Jubilee and a truly ‘spaced out' version of the Felix Baumgartner...no one is safe...and that’s just a taste of the iceberg.

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4 Responses to “Lonesome George: musical homage to last of a Galapagos tortoise species, from "2012:Mashed"”

  1. Boundegar says:

    IIRC Lonesome George was only the last of one subspecies, but there are still other kinds of Galapagos Tortoise.  But the song is still adorable.

  2. Category says:

    Awesome! Good to see superpowerless on here. Did a gig with them a few years ago, but when we crashed afterwards Oli didn’t like me trying to snuggle on the Lilo :-(

  3. Wayne Dyer says:

    “some of you may know from his recurring roles on “‘he Mighty Boosh,’”

    Or Snuff Box.  

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