Slap Chop Auto-Tune Remix on Television [video]


The internet phenomenon that is "Slap Chop Rap" — the auto-tuned remix video of the Slap Chop infomercial by DJ Steve Porter that's gotten an astounding 3.7 million views — has made the big time, airing on television. TMZ reports that the remix "hit the airwaves as a bona fide infomercial," and while we can't find any confirmation that it did in fact air, let's give TMZ the benefit of the doubt on this one.

They didn't mess with the original video at all, except scenes from the 1984 film Breakin' were substituted with lame stock footage of dancers because "licensing clips... would have been too complex," DJ Steve Porter tweeted. For compare/contrast, the original and the "official" made-for-TV version:

Video: Slap Chop Rap TV Version

Video: Slap Chop Rap Original

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  1. You'd think they wouldn't be running commercials with Vince Shlomi after he beat up a hooker, auto-tuned or not.

  2. I don't see any problem airing the commercial using Vince. He was smart enough to stay in character and he was product consistent by Slap-Chopping that hooker, after she slapped his troubles away.

  3. Truth Giver

    original was better. with the oldschool dancers.

  4. Jeff Foster

    aarrg... okay granted the Breakin' scenes got a little tedious, but damn those new "stock footage dancing" bits are really embarrassing. gross.

  5. I think they missed an opportunity here to create some kind of "Slap Chop Dance" with the dance break scenes, since getting the "Breakin'" footage would have been costly (and strange). Put in a couple of simple easy to learn dance moves, and BAM! - The New Macarena.

  6. Chris

    Confirmed: Just saw it on Comedy Central and it made me do a total double-take.

  7. dorp

    I just saw this on bio and immediately went to the internet to find out why on earth Youtube was suddenly on my television. The gimmick certainly worked, though, since I was riveted to the TV (mostly wondering how someone managed to vinceroll my cable.)

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