Get the macroscript here: www.aarondabelow.com/v1/scripts/slap_parent/SlapParent.zip
Using the 3ds Max select and link thing is terrible. Using the provided macroscript, when bound to the suggested keyboard shortcut makes this process a snap. Saves a bunch of time, and a real nice way to streamline your workflow.
If you liked this video, check out the rest of the series in this playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnm9X1Cq_ImrOBsGAT_zjlv9uWY9j29-4
If you have any suggestions for speed tips, or request for other tutorials or maxscript things, please feel free to send me a message or leave a comment!