If you had to describe the internet to somebody, you might say, “It’s a place where people waste an inordinate amount of time when they could be doing productive things in the real world.” Or, you could just show them this video of the entirety of Rush’s prog rock suite “2112” synced up with old clips from Peanuts cartoons. It is—in both its meticulous construction and utter pointlessness—the internet in a nutshell.
“[This] is officially the most difficult Peanuts Parody I’ve ever made to date,” writes YouTube user Garren Lazar, as if the difficulty of constructing Peanuts parodies is something we all discuss regularly. But a quick perusal of Lazar’s YouTube page shows that he’s got the experience to back up his claims. Over the years, he’s edited clips of Charlie Brown and the gang singing along to “Jet Airliner” by Steve Miller Band, “Freebird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the entirety of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. It’s enough to make you sit back and say, “What the fuck is happening? What exactly… What is going on?”
Though he’s undoubtedly producing content for a niche audience, it can’t be denied that Lazar has a skilled hand as an editor. It boggles the mind to think of the time it took to sync Pig Pen’s drumming up with Neil Peart’s legendary fills, but this mad man did it. There’s a reason this isn’t the first time we’ve brought him to the public’s attention.
On the off chance you watched the full “2112” video and your mind hasn’t completely turned to mush, may we suggest you check out another recent, more conceptual work from Mr. Lazar. It’s called “Cartoon Characters In Reality Slideshow 4” and it is possibly the last pure and innocent thing in this terrible world. Enjoy.
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