When MGMT released Ray Tintori’s trippy vid for Oracular Spectacular’s inescapable monster jam, it seemingly terrified one child, certainly terrified three seniors, and essentially polarized everyone old enough (but not too old) to know what the internet is. You either loved the visuals and the uncredited Joanna Newsom cameo and voted it as the #9 Best Music Video in last year’s Gummys, or, you hated seeing a scared shitless child and Nietzche’s quote credited to Mark Twain and didn’t notice/couldn’t care less about Joanna Newsom (in which case, yesterday’s news that the Noose…um has a new album out 2/23 should be ignored).

Well both camps might have some fun watching this nine-and-a-half minute behind the scenes of the “Kids” video, during which we get to hang out with director Tintori, meet animator Christy Karacas (Superjail), and hear MGMT say two words. Of course, the greatest moment of interest is HOW DID THEY MAKE THE BABY CRY?, and I anticipate some lively discussion about that in the comments. Whatever your position, you’ll agree Baby Zachary is super cute, and may just be the new Nirvana Nevermind baby (in which case we’ll be asking him to give it a rest in 17 years), and we get some choice moments with the method actress playing Baby Zachary’s mom. Looks like Joanna picked up some tips from her boyfriend.

If you’re into it, you have four days to bid on the props from the set. Goes to a children’s charity, which seems appropriate.

Comments (10)
  1. Eric  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2010 0

    what the f? with what the mom said at the end… ??? I hated feeling like a number when I was s kid at school, but mom thinking that?? sad!

  2. Jon  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2010 0

    So wait, Joanna Newsom is really cute, an amazing songwriter, and now shes hilarious too? She’s really going all out to make sure I’ll never not have a crush on her.

  3. Alan Knut  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2010 0

    I had no idea the Noose was a method actor as well!

    And I second what Jon said. It’s a hard life.

  4. Ian  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2010 0

    Greatest band of the 00′s

  5. Too bad for MGMT that nobody even saw this video because everyone was too busy watching the fan-made one. The one made by fans where the kids are wearing KISS makeup (you know the one) has 23 million plays more than the official video.

  6. mason in mississippi  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2010 0

    mom is a dumb bitch.

    • Zachariah Birdwell  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2010 0

      Some of you guys are dumb bitches, The mother you’re referring to is Joanna Newsom, not the kids real mother. She was making a joke that went right over your head SHHHHWEWWWW! There it went.

  7. rrrrrreaaaaaaaaaal slowpoke, but need to say:
    wtf you guys she clearly says “AGE is nothing but a number”… not the kid, his AGE. she says something like “I don’t really refer to him as a child, you know? age is really nothing but a number. that’s something I made up, and I really think that’s true”

  8. I prefer the first version of this video, much more artistic!!

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