I just watched Coco Verde’s “Tootsie Roll” while hungover in bed and I have no idea what just happened. Upon second viewing, I can confirm that, no, I was not still asleep, it really is that weird!
The concept of the video is a Saw-like game show, wherein the contestants are subjected to humiliations such as eating an entire cucumber, skin and all, as well as competing in a tug-o-war with their heads stuffed into a pair of nylon stockings. Yes, really. As they compete, they are routinely whacked over the head with wooden staffs, punched in the teeth, and strangled near to death with bullwhips. The grand prize isn’t really clear.
However, despite this entire video sounding like a weird fever dream, it sort of makes sense when you take into account the 90’s style punk music that accompanies it. It’s garage rock, backgrounding a video that appears as if it was filmed inside a garage.
The entire video was so odd that by the end of it, I couldn’t help but cheer when the glasses wearing female contestant won the game show. Maybe, I just need to go back to bed.