Poor Deborah Mahmoudieh. Over the past week she’s been feeling deeply unappreciated, as our critiques of her videos made the rounds on Facebook and Twitter. So yesterday, she tried to reach out via Twitter to stand-up comedian Al Murray, hoping he’d have a look at this video and perhaps give it a thumbs-up or a share:
We’ll be honest: when we first saw it, we thought the video was a piss-take. From the wide-eyed clean-cut singer, to the drippy, deranged, and dreadful lyrics…even down to the oh-my-God-did-they-really-just-use-that ‘Papyrus’ font for the subtitles: it looks like Weird Al Yankovic went on some kind of manic bender and decided to send up the troofers.
Sadly, we were wrong.
This thing is even more earnestly nutty than Debs herself. So we were interested to note that she’d shared it with Mr Murray. What would he have to say?
Oh. Well, that’s a bit of a blow to our Debs, then.
Some of Mr Murray’s friends chimed in as well:
Ah well. Better luck next time, Debs!