Analysis on Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
Many of you have see the video entitled Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and have wondered if there was any real message behind it. And many of you have seen the answer to this question on a post of a screen shot from Yahoo! Answers. Here is my analysis.
One of the first things I notice is that the notepad was basically controlling the other puppets’ ideas of creativity. The notepad says it uses its hair to express its creativity. Another puppet says he thinks it’s boring and the notepad repeats itself to establish that it was in fact creative. The notepad establishes control over the other puppets’ ideas of creativity. It does this in other ways such as saying that green was not a creative color, causing the others to see what it sees in the clouds (see yahoo post), and ruining another puppet’s painting.
The next thing was letting the puppets explore this creativity. We see then dancing wildly, covering a heart in glitter, and eating a pie that appears to be made out of internal organs. The music changes and instead of smaller puppets the characters are now people in costumes, something more human. The notepad is nowhere to be seen.
After this part of the video the normal music reprises and the characters change back to puppets. The puppets look a bit Horrified or maybe brain dead but the notepad is back and appears the same as it was before. It then tells the others to agree to not be creative again.
I think this resembles someone of authority introducing anew concept to a group of people, controlling what that thing is, and making it into a horrible experience so that the group of people never do anything associated with it.
Take for example a teacher of some sort telling a group of students to try making art. The teacher then limits them to a few type of art and only let’s them do certain things with that art. The teacher then lets them do something unpleasant or morbid with the art creating a horrible experience with art for the students. In the students later years the may refrain doing anything with art and if they have children, will not allow them to experiment with art.
That’s what I think Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared was about.