In case you missed the annual spring festival gala on CCTV or any of its 500 subsequent reruns, don't fear: you can watch it all online, and for the Chinese deficient... with English subtitles!
With a running time that's just a shade under eternity, it was impossible for the show to not have at least a few interesting skits and dance/music performances, some that might accurately be described as "good." None of them, however, came close to entertaining me as much as this thing that happens at around the 11:30 mark of this video.
For those who don't have time to watch, here are two screenshots:
It's called "Night in the Toy Shop" and is based on a neat concept -- Toy Story meets Nutcracker. It starts out perfectly sane, but then stuffed pandas and scary clock faces and turtles get involved and soon we the kids begin sing-saying these words by Ren Weixin (and this is all from CCTV9's scrolling subtitle): "I like you / Do you like me / Let's play a game / Do you like me / I like you / I like you / Do you like me / Let's be friends / Do you like me / I like you / It's so wonderful to have more friends / I like you / You like me / Do you mind my slow react / Do you like me / I like you / Look, the shark is coming / I look ferocious / Do you like me / I like you / I like you / Let's comb your hair" [sic, multiple times].
WTF, mate? Seriously, WTF?
POSTSCRIPT 1: The musical performance just before this one was quite cool.
POSTSCRIPT 2: Fireworks are dangerous, kids.
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