Brain Pops

Here’s a little clip from “Brain Pops,” an unfortunately named show that combines three things Korean people seem to love: singing, dancing, and English; or as I like to call it, the Tri-Force. The show, which is on constantly, strives to teach viewers English through pop songs like “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree,” or “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Yesterday’s show featured Frank Sinatra’s old classic, “New York, New York”. The host spends most of the show going line by line to break down vocabulary, develop the melody, and put together the song’s structure. He has a pretty strong voice; in-tune and clear and just a slight hint of an accent. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for his studio audience, who, as you can see from the video, will not be challanging Ol’ Blue Eyes for vocal supremecy anytime soon. Come to think of it, maybe that’s where the show’s name comes from. Granted it’s no easy task to sing in a foreign language, but still, whenever I hear the show’s audience attempt a tune, it’s enough to make my brain, well…you get the idea.

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3 responses to “Brain Pops

  1. It’s not often that a video prompts a laugh-wince, but that one did.

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