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No Tigers Were Harmed Making Stephen Malkmus’ ‘Tigers’ Video


There's a new sitcom on FX called Wilfred about a dude who has a pet that's really just another guy in a dog suit. It stars Elijah Wood from Lord of the Rings and it's on the same night as the Louie CK show. We've never actually seen Wilfred -- friends tell us it's funny -- but we imagine it's a lot like the new video for Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks' "Tigers."

There's a man dressed in a tiger suit who behaves like he's starring in a suburban nature video about the striped cats. In one scene, he's climbing a tree, and in the next, he's eating a sandwich in the bathtub. It makes for a fun two-and-a-half minutes, and "Tigers" is one of the best tracks on the Beck-produced Mirror Traffic, but the video itself needs more Malk.

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