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Monday, August 9, 2021

KoopaTV's Live Reactions to Tokyo 2021's Olympic Closing Ceremony

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Featuring traditional and modern Japanese song/dance, Kamek getting triggered, and Ludwig still not recognising Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Over two weeks ago, KoopaTV spectated the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Opening Ceremony! Then various Koopas competed (including myself) in the Olympic Games. ...And now they're over, so we're spectating the Closing Ceremony, except thanks to the regulations put in place for athletes, we're no longer physically in Japan during them.

I'm watching from Koopa Kingdom, as is Kamek, though from the notoriously awful and super-biased NBC United States stream. We're commentating on whatever happens, be it lack of Earth cultural knowledge, making fun of proceedings, or sometimes actually liking them. Check it out:

[7:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: https://stream.nbcolympics.com/nbc-primetime-closing-ceremony
To watch from terrible United States stream.
[7:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Koopa Kingdom doesn't have our own native stream so we gotta take another country's.
[8:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Let's not draw too much attention to the fact we didn't win a single medal...)

[8:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Terry Gannon"
[8:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NBC also has "Johnny Weir" who is obviously LGBT in some way.
[8:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And the woman (besides Johnny Weir) is Tara.
[8:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NBC is interviewing the USA women's volleyball team that apparently won today (so they haven't been kicked out of Japan yet like me).
[8:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Apparently they're responsible for the USA having more gold medals than China, so that's nice.
[8:04 PM] Kamek: Oof
[8:04 PM] Kamek: Hold on. I'm coming
[8:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Alrighty. You're not missing the closing ceremony yet.
[8:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's still "approaching" but... now they're having the Jonas Brothers do a montage song?
[8:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I thought they were abolished years ago.
[8:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Though I guess you can't abolish family ties.
[8:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...unless they're not related to one another.
[8:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (They're actually related.)
[8:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Brought to me by Samsung Galaxy S21 5G or some letter salad like that.
[8:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh, it's not giving me actual commercials, just "coverage to resume shortly". I wonder since I've installed UBlock to Firefox since last time it's blocking the commercials.
[8:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That's... kinda boring. I'd rather have the commercials I think.
[8:10 PM] Kamek: So far I've only seen commercials
[8:11 PM] Kamek: But I'm using a television
[8:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I guess I should disable the add-on.
[8:11 PM] Kamek: Ooo impérial prince
[8:11 PM] Kamek: There's the flag
[8:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Japan's Crown Prince and jerkass Thomas Bach, president of IOC, just skipped by NBC.
[8:12 PM] Kamek: I like the red jackets
[8:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I like the flagholder girl's skirt.
[8:12 PM] Kamek: These sound like violins
[8:12 PM] Kamek: That's sort of western isn't it
[8:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...The violins or the skirt?
[8:12 PM] Kamek: That's alot of empty seats...
[8:12 PM] Kamek: The violins
[8:13 PM] Kamek: "The Emperor's reign"
[8:13 PM] Kamek: National anthem
[8:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh, uh... I dunno, Connie in King of the Hill was playing the violin (or supposed to). Laos isn't Japan, but not Western!
[8:14 PM] Kamek: Crown prince of Japan has animé  haircut
[8:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Laos also didn't win any medals, just like us. ^_^
[8:14 PM] Kamek: Oof
[8:14 PM] Kamek: Commercial again
[8:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I disabled uBlock Origin and now I'm getting commercials.
[8:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Getting a commercial about HIV treatment. ...Uh... I-I don't have HIV...
[8:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Maybe I shouldn't disable interest-based advertisements and maybe I'd get commercials for The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles instead.
[8:17 PM] Kamek: ....
[8:17 PM] Kamek: Look a parade!
[8:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But they kicked out most of the athletes! If they wanted us to stick around for a parade they wouldn't tell us we had to leave Japan within 48 hours after our event.
[8:18 PM] Kamek: Lol the flag holder is the javalin thrower
[8:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So she's gonna toss it?
[8:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: *in America specifically
[8:18 PM] Kamek: It would be cool if she did
[8:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NBC micced her up before she went out.
[8:19 PM] Kamek: Are we sure this isn't post commentary for her too?
[8:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...........I'm...not sure.
[8:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're certainly acting like they talked to her while she's parading.
[8:20 PM] Kamek: Oh it does look like she's talking yeah
[8:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Being like "we'll let you enjoy this"
[8:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: How can you tell behind her mask?
[8:20 PM] Kamek: ... Is that allowed?
[8:20 PM] Kamek: Her facial expressions
[8:20 PM] Kamek: Head tilts
[8:20 PM] Kamek: Mask movements
[8:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Maybe she's just struggling to breathe behind that thing.
[8:21 PM] Kamek: Where's the Sierra Leone flag!
[8:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I only made enemies during the Olympics, not lifelong friends, so NBC commentators are FAKE NEWS.
[8:22 PM] Kamek: Who's talking now?
[8:22 PM] Kamek: About their experience?
[8:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yeah, two of the NBCers are themselves (former) Olympians.
[8:22 PM] Kamek: Ooo
[8:23 PM] Kamek: Heard that Australia disgraced themselves
[8:23 PM] Kamek: Which was a shame
[8:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (I don't think this is videogame music by the way)
[8:23 PM] Kamek: I agree
[8:24 PM] Kamek: I thought I saw the Texas flag for a second
[8:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: loool
[8:25 PM] Kamek: Whose country is a big  star? On solid baby blue
[8:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They keep zooming in on Israel's.

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Closing Ceremony flag nations parade Israel Uruguay
For all of the attention Israel got from the camera, they only got four medals.
(Still four more than Team Koopa, but...)


[8:25 PM] Kamek: I almost commented on that
[8:26 PM] Kamek: Google says the flag belongs to Somalia
[8:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uruguay is the flag with the smiling sun in the corner.
[8:27 PM] Kamek: I wonder how long flag bearing rehearsals are
[8:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Argentina's flag is the one where the sun with the face is in the centre.
[8:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uruguay's sun is smiling but Argentina's is indifferent.
[8:28 PM] Kamek: Are you watching this ad for usa gold metals?
[8:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yeah.
[8:29 PM] Kamek: With screaming
[8:29 PM] Kamek: What is this music
[8:29 PM] Kamek: More pianta dancing
[8:29 PM] Kamek: From the side npc's

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony dancing Japanese women Piantas
The Pianta NPCs are to the side. And they're around for a long time after this, looping through their dance animation.


[8:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: WHERE'S NOKI
[8:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Yeah this is pretty much the ending to Double-Dash!!.
[8:30 PM] Kamek: This feels like Nintendo music of some sort
[8:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With the cheering Piantas lined up on the sides of the street.
[8:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: As the winning racers go through the centre.
[8:32 PM] Kamek: Germany close up
[8:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Somehow these athletes maintained their forms" despite gyms being closed. (THANKS RING FIT ADVENTURE)
[8:32 PM] Kamek: Team México gets a close up
[8:33 PM] Kamek: Canada is happy
[8:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm sick of all of the talk about Team USA winning.
[8:33 PM] Kamek: Showing all of the hugging
[8:34 PM] Kamek: I guess the NPC's are holding the flags now
[8:34 PM] Kamek: And rotating?
[8:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Since they keep calling this the "Tokyo 2020" Olympics, that means President Donald John Trump should be able to take credit for it... and as he once (?) said, "We'll win so much you'll get tired of winning."
[8:35 PM] Kamek: They just advertised that winter Olympics and super bowl are happening so close together
[8:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: “We’re going to win. We’re going to win so much. We’re going to win at trade, we’re going to win at the border. We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning, you’re going to come to me and go ‘Please, please, we can’t win anymore.’ You’ve heard this one. You’ll say ‘Please, Mr. President, we beg you sir, we don’t want to win anymore. It’s too much. It’s not fair to everybody else.’ And I’m going to say ‘I’m sorry, but we’re going to keep winning, winning, winning, We’re going to make America great again.’”
[8:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: - Candidate Donald John Trump
[8:37 PM] Kamek: USA wins wrestling
[8:38 PM] Kamek: I did read that USA Olympics is heavily edited to only show Americans
[8:39 PM] Kamek: But I didn't know it was so severe until this year
[8:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...yeah.
[8:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They have a split screen of athletes from other teams walking, and the other split screen is of screaming Americans.
[8:39 PM] Kamek: Guy showing off his girlfriend?
[8:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: As they're talking about how America supports their team.
[8:40 PM] Kamek: More Pianta dancing
[8:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Are there any female Piantas besides... the Judge?
[8:41 PM] Kamek: ... Yeah
[8:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And are there male Nokis?
[8:41 PM] Kamek: Of course >>
[8:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?
[8:41 PM] Kamek: In the game or real life?
[8:41 PM] Kamek: Was that Sierra leone
[8:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Uh...
[8:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...no.
[8:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That's Uzbekistan.
[8:42 PM] Kamek: How did you know that
[8:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The back of their jersey.
[8:42 PM] Kamek: Nvm USA is here
[8:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Joe Biden???
[8:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...no it's just another old white guy.
[8:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Found an American with his mask off!

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Team USA United States not wearing masks
One maskless American in the bottom-centre and two more in the top left corner.


[8:43 PM] Kamek: They don't seem to know what to do
[8:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...upon further inspection, several.
[8:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This one Team USA member is biting her gold medal.
[8:44 PM] Kamek: :dawn_get_it_away:
[8:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Like it's one of those chocolate coins.
[8:44 PM] Kamek: I think that's tradition
[8:44 PM] Kamek: Or something
[8:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Seems like a fantastic way to spread a pandemic.
[8:45 PM] Kamek: The Pianta NPC's have earbuds in
[8:46 PM] Kamek: Interesting
[8:46 PM] Kamek: USA intermingling
[8:46 PM] Kamek: With Greece?
[8:47 PM] Kamek: Russia is excited
[8:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "sheer celebration" wot about the countries that didn't win any?
[8:47 PM] Kamek: ...
[8:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: USA-centric bullies. :(
[8:47 PM] Kamek: Mongolia gets press coverage because hats
[8:48 PM] Kamek: Reminder I'm friends with at least one Mongolian
[8:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Can we bring back the imperial Japanese family? They're more interesting.
[8:48 PM] Kamek: I like seeing the Japanese
[8:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: One of the Team USA competitors mouthing "I LOVE YOU MOM" to the camera. I'm sort of proud of myself I can figure that out.
[8:49 PM] Kamek: Some more traditional music
[8:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 'cause Japan is walking out.

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Team Japan flag parade
I was worried I missed the foam finger guy, but there he is, third from the left.
(Not counting the head sticking out as a person.)


[8:49 PM] Kamek: Who gave Japanese guy a foam finger!
[8:50 PM] Kamek: Crying American from Colorado Springs
[8:50 PM] Kamek: I've been there
[8:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And NBC has to tell everyone her name is Haleigh Washington.
[8:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Instead of letting her cry in obscurity and anonymity.
[8:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NBC commentator wants to cry. (I don't.)
[8:51 PM] Kamek: Empathy!
[8:52 PM] Kamek: I wonder how one qualifiés for dancing NPC
[8:52 PM] Kamek: Canadian Jean jackets
[8:52 PM] Kamek: Graffiti style is interesting
[8:53 PM] Kamek: USA takes silver in baseball
[8:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm not screenshotting their team photos. >_>
[8:54 PM] Kamek: Does anyone know the medal compositions
[8:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Like, the minerals they're made of?
[8:54 PM] Kamek: Yeah and percentages
[8:54 PM] Kamek: Black out
[8:54 PM] Kamek: Spooky
[8:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: MY STREAM FROZE AT THE BLACK OUT
[8:54 PM] Kamek: Uh oh
[8:55 PM] Kamek: Well it's more water colors
[8:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I see the colours but it froze again.
[8:55 PM] Kamek: That.... Was cool
[8:55 PM] Kamek: Really cool
[8:55 PM] Kamek: The sparkles
[8:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Looks like a cutscene.
[8:56 PM] Kamek: That turn into rings

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony light show five rings logo sparkles
Personally, the cutscene I was thinking of was Serenes Forest being restored in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.


[8:56 PM] Kamek: AR cutscene
[8:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Cut to commercial.
[8:57 PM] Kamek: Commercial about good sportsmanship from Comcast
[8:58 PM] Kamek: Ironic considering they destroyed all their competition
[9:00 PM] Kamek: Tokyo is a big band performance?
[9:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Jam session.
[9:00 PM] Kamek: Who are those girls?
[9:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I dunno but they don't have to wear masks.
[9:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Sky Paraside Orchestra"?
[9:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: *Sky Paradise
[9:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: SKA
[9:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Ska_Paradise_Orchestra
[9:01 PM] Kamek: "Contemporary Tokyo "
[9:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well that explains why I like the music.
[9:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Ska is a good genre)

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Skya Paradise Orchestra performance
Learning about the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra might be the best thing about the entire Tokyo 2021 (and 2020) Olympics.
Let me know if you think otherwise in the comments section.


[9:03 PM] Kamek: Agreed
[9:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: uhh
[9:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This sounds like it's from Super Mari0 Odyssey or something.
[9:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...but it's not.
[9:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Wait not Odyssey.
[9:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 3D World.
[9:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Or Sticker Star. One of those.
[9:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Until the vocals/call-response went in there.
[9:05 PM] Kamek: Well
[9:05 PM] Kamek: That was nice
[9:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And we're back from commercial.
[9:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: More music from the Ska-ers.
[9:09 PM] Kamek: Was one of those guys in cow spots?
[9:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...so was the music playing the whole time but NBC just decided to cut out of it?
[9:09 PM] Kamek: Bikers!
[9:09 PM] Kamek: Well... Not bikers, bicyclists?
[9:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Bicyclists and skateboarders.
[9:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "The Japanese people are so warm and so welcoming."
[9:10 PM] Kamek: Did he say the DJ is actually DJING?

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony disk jockey DJ
...I mean... that's what you'd call this, right?


[9:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Only because they know they're gonna leave tomorrow.
[9:10 PM] Kamek: Oh
[9:10 PM] Kamek: So he is
[9:11 PM] Kamek: Female soloist
[9:11 PM] Kamek: I like the colors on her outfit
[9:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (I guess I should specify the DJ was male.)
[9:12 PM] Kamek: This music makes me think this arena should be a special splatoon stage
[9:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...
[9:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yeah, it... kind of is.
[9:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This sounds like a Kirby song.
[9:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They had a CD of vocalised Kirby songs back from Kirby's Adventure in Japanese.
[9:13 PM] Kamek: Ooo
[9:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (But it's pretty much the Blackbelly Skatepark stage)
[9:13 PM] Kamek: Oh. I know this one
[9:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: THEY GOT JUGGLERS

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony jugglers performance skateboards
I think Lemmy Koopa would love this sort of thing.
(Though he wasn't in Team Koopa.)


[9:14 PM] Kamek: They've had jugglers
[9:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: How come this is considered "inclusive" and "gracious" by Japan but "cultural appropriation" if done by white Americans?
[9:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Which it then cuts to white Americans on Team USA)
[9:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (...and then to a commercial)
[9:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "please drink a beer for me"
[9:19 PM] Kamek: ..... Big drum
[9:20 PM] Kamek: Even the Pianta's stopped dancing
[9:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I stopped commentating, even.
[9:21 PM] Kamek: Is that a trevenent
[9:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ......................................................................
[9:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: N-No...
[9:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ..................
[9:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's freaking me out though.
[9:22 PM] Kamek: Now it's sad
[9:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We're in the "Japan is weird" part of the ceremony.
[9:22 PM] Kamek: It's a metaphor
[9:23 PM] Kamek: I like the lights
[9:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I want it to decompose and have the ceremony move on. >.>
[9:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...it decomposed into a commercial.
[9:24 PM] Kamek: Ew
[9:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...
[9:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uh...very...traditional... Japanese singing...
[9:28 PM] Kamek: I like it
[9:28 PM] Kamek: I wouldn't listen to it every day but

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony traditional Japanese singing dancing culture
Maybe I'm culturally insensitive, but ska is way better than this.


[9:28 PM] Kamek: China is dancing
[9:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Canada is... attempting to learn it.
[9:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NBC camera is broadcasting quirky Canadian failure to the world.
[9:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We must now stand for the Olympic anthem (I'll stay seated).
[9:31 PM] Kamek: I'm not surprised
[9:31 PM] Kamek: About NBC's actions
[9:31 PM] Kamek: .... Who is this
[9:31 PM] Kamek: ... What are they wearing
[9:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Big Bertha?
[9:32 PM] Kamek: Also in terms of audio work and videography they've done quite well
[9:32 PM] Kamek: I imagine the other countries' cuts were better
[9:33 PM] Kamek: But NBC didn't embarrass themselves with poor audio/video work
[9:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Wot language is it singing?
[9:33 PM] Kamek: Greek?
[9:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...oh.
[9:33 PM] Kamek: That's my guess
[9:33 PM] Kamek: No idea If it's true
[9:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uh oh, Paris presentation after commercial break.
[9:37 PM] Kamek: What's the smooth jazz doing here
[9:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm cool with it.
[9:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Anne Hidalgo mayor of Paris has claimed the Olympic flag.
[9:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They will soon remove the rings off of the flag leaving it to be pure white.
[9:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sudden cut to a completely different indoor location.
[9:39 PM] Kamek: Yooo
[9:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Guessing this is prerecorded.
[9:39 PM] Kamek: French national anthem but the flautist is randomly somewhere
[9:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'll leave the legitimate French knowledge to your cultural expertise.
[9:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Though I had to pick up some things because all of the fencing terminology is in French.
[9:40 PM] Kamek: The French national anthem is quite violent
[9:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Seems pretty tame so far.
[9:41 PM] Kamek: Oh she's on the stadium
[9:41 PM] Kamek: (the lyrics are violent)
[9:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And where's this guy?
[9:42 PM] Kamek: Apparently someone sent French spaceman a  Saxophone
[9:42 PM] Kamek: That was expensive
[9:43 PM] Kamek: This seems needlessly epic
[9:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Are all of the bikes a tour de france reference?
[9:43 PM] Kamek: I don't think so
[9:43 PM] Kamek: Bikes are quite European
[9:43 PM] Kamek: In general
[9:44 PM] Kamek: Sponsored by Samsung?
[9:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...how's the bikewoman gonna get off of the building?

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony hand-off to Paris 2024 bicyclist building
If you look closely, you can see the stranded bicyclist in the centre.
If you know which building this is, please let me know in the comments.


[9:44 PM] Kamek: Also the children yelling is a bit weird
[9:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (and wot building is it?)
[9:45 PM] Kamek: Wait. Is that live?
[9:45 PM] Kamek: I mean, at that time
[9:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: No.
[9:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Wait.
[9:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Maybe.
[9:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It was 20:00 Japan time.
[9:46 PM] Kamek: The epic music is freaking me out a little
[9:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So it'd be daylight in France.
[9:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Okay but wot about the jets?
[9:46 PM] Kamek: Those kids look like they're from a 90's commercial
[9:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: LOL

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Paris 2024 hand-off 1990s kids commercial
NINETIES KIDS.
(Although the kids that appeared in the 1990s commercials were probably born in the 1980s.)


[9:47 PM] Kamek: USA isn't the only country that likes flybys
[9:47 PM] Kamek: ... And strong together
[9:47 PM] Kamek: Ah thank you NBC
[9:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Is Macron still going to be president?
[9:48 PM] Kamek: I
.. Don't know
[9:48 PM] Kamek: He's quite unpopular right now
[9:48 PM] Kamek: AHHHH!
[9:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "MERCI TOKYO"
[9:48 PM] Kamek: He wrote on the camera!!!

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Paris 2024 marker camera lens sharpie
This is the moment that Kamek actually had “physical recoil.”


[9:49 PM] Kamek: I've never been triggered before
[9:49 PM] Kamek: But I imagine that's what it feels like
[9:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...can you just wipe that off?
[9:49 PM] Kamek: They better. That's several thousand dollars
[9:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And several thousand Euros!
[9:50 PM] Kamek: Sheesh
[9:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So wot happens after the commercial? >_>
[9:53 PM] Kamek: Bach says words
[9:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Bach was "amazed" by the athletes.
[9:54 PM] Kamek: Ooo translators
[9:54 PM] Kamek: "Hope!"
[9:55 PM] Kamek: Shiny Japanese faces
[9:55 PM] Kamek: He did the heart thing
[9:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Thank you Tokyo!"
[9:55 PM] Kamek: ...
[9:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "...Yes?"
[9:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Is this a Friendship speech?
[9:56 PM] Kamek: Who are those athletes up there?
[9:56 PM] Kamek: Ugh
[9:56 PM] Kamek: Commercial really ?
[9:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "I declare the Games of the 32nd Olympiad closed."
[9:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's closed... so...
[9:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Wot could possibly be after the commercial?
[9:57 PM] Kamek: The ceremonial presenting of something to the next country?
[9:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I mean the Paris Mayor already got the flag.
[9:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And they had a whole pre-rendered cutscene.
[9:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With the bicycles and the 90s kids.
[9:58 PM] Kamek: I think the athletes might be French on your right
[9:59 PM] Kamek: And since there's a Japanese athlete on his left
[9:59 PM] Kamek: Oooo the paralympics are up this month
[10:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh, they wanna plug the Paralympics. August 24.
[10:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I gotta talk about that, I guess.
[10:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...we're not watching the Paralympic opening ceremony, if that's a thing.
[10:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But I do have to talk about Pegasus Dream Tour.
[10:02 PM] Kamek: I agree
[10:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "It's nice to be important, but it's even more important to be nice." - Spokesperson

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Paralympics spokesman Tokyo 2021
Will Ludwig ever confidently recognise Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson?


[10:03 PM] Kamek: ... You know who that was right?
[10:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...
[10:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...
[10:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...
[10:04 PM] Kamek: ...
[10:04 PM] Kamek: ...
[10:04 PM] Kamek: ...
[10:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I feel like it's the same guy I didn't recognise before, too.
[10:05 PM] Kamek: That was Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
[10:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...yeah that's wot I thought.
[10:05 PM] Kamek: >>
[10:05 PM] Kamek: Japanese children!
[10:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: https://www.koopatv.org/2017/12/live-reactions-the-game-awards-2017.html
[10:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa:
[10:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Who's this guy?
[10:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Is he computer-generated?

[10:05 PM] Kamek: ... Are they children?
[10:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa:
[10:47 PM] Kamek: Boss you're kidding right?
[10:47 PM] Kamek: That's Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

[10:06 PM] Kamek: ...
[10:06 PM] Kamek: ...
[10:06 PM] Kamek: ...
[10:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: WELL I GUESS THIS IS A RUNNING GAG THEN.
[10:07 PM] Kamek: How embarrassing
[10:07 PM] Kamek: Well... The Japanese maybe children are still singing and acting
[10:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Less singing more acting.
[10:08 PM] Kamek: I don't think I get this metaphor
[10:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: One of them almost tripped.
[10:08 PM] Kamek: Lol
[10:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Super Smash Bros. Brawl reference?
[10:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ominous music?
[10:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh!
[10:09 PM] Kamek: Isn't that
[10:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's a Majora's Mask reference.
[10:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With the kids on the moon.
[10:09 PM] Kamek: Claire de lune ?
[10:09 PM] Kamek: Or. Gymnopedie
[10:09 PM] Kamek: Hold on...
[10:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I dunno wot those words are.
[10:10 PM] Kamek: Creepy Clair de Lune
[10:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Repeating it doesn't help.
[10:10 PM] Kamek: It's a song by Debussy
[10:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Is it a French thing?
[10:10 PM] Kamek: But this is a creepy version of. It
[10:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And they're sacrificing the Japanese children to satiate Paris 2024?

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Japanese kids walk to the moon
You probably won't ever see these kids again.


[10:11 PM] Kamek: His name was Claude so I'm guessing so
[10:11 PM] Kamek: That... Was neat
[10:11 PM] Kamek: The weird closing sphère
[10:11 PM] Kamek: Probably a moon metaphor
[10:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Firework spam.
[10:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "ARIGATO"
[10:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...now is it over?
[10:12 PM] Kamek: Probably one more metaphor to go
[10:13 PM] Kamek: Claire de Lune means "moonlight"
[10:13 PM] Kamek: Supposedly
[10:13 PM] Kamek: So the white sphère metaphor was spot on
[10:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NBC advertising "Family Game Fight"
[10:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Is this a rip-off of "Family Feud"?
[10:15 PM] Kamek: Advertising long high school girl
[10:15 PM] Kamek: From New Jersey
[10:15 PM] Kamek: Okay...... NBC
[10:15 PM] Kamek: what are you doing
[10:16 PM] Kamek: Oh
[10:16 PM] Kamek: It's over
[10:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Johnny Weir talking about "fairy"tales.
[10:17 PM] Kamek: NBC closing
[10:17 PM] Kamek: Alright I think I'm done
[10:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yup.
[10:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: gg
[10:17 PM] Kamek: GG indeed
[10:17 PM] Kamek: How did NBC do in comparison to the opening ceremony
[10:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, there wasn't as much content to skip this time.
[10:18 PM] Kamek: Other than the other countries coming
[10:18 PM] Kamek: Besides the USA
[10:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...yeah.
[10:19 PM] Kamek: Well
[10:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...I don't think  I'll be invited to Beijing.
[10:19 PM] Kamek: Agreed
[10:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But we'll talk about that closer to winter.
[10:20 PM] Kamek: Closing thoughts?
[10:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We need to figure out how to beat humans at sports.
[10:20 PM] Kamek: Agreed



Team Koopa may have lost every single event they competed in, but so did Team Mario and Team Sonic, meaning only the Earth-based teams actually won anything. Feel free to comment on anything with the Closing Ceremony or the Olympics in general.


The last closing ceremony KoopaTV reacted to was PyeongChang 2018.
Reminder that when Japan got the Olympics handed off to them in the Rio 2016 Olympic Closing Ceremony, Cappy possessed then-Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.

5 comments :

  1. While I have no idea wot the song was that sounded like a Kirby's Adventure song anymore, this is the vocalised CD I was talking about: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-YBjGrF290Q58wxUy64hgyAYptj0ctFW

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    1. I listed to the butter building/cocktail song. MAN was it funky!

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    2. That's one of my favourites. And Kirby Medley.
      ...(Well really they're all great...)

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  2. The Closing Ceremony was a big "Woah", BUT THE FRENCH SLAYED

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