Dating dark sketches
Dating dark sketches
Perhaps because it's hard to tell what's actually being made fun of: cultural cannibalizing for mass consumption, or, you know, just rap in general. "Hate Group" (Season 2, Episode 5) After a bout of poor planning and crossed wires, a hate group devolves into a self-help session — and even though the sketch has a somewhat triumphant ending, it never quite comes together. "Drunk Cops" (Season 2, Episode 3) A brief, Cops-spoofing interlude that, following the previous season's Ronnie Dobbs sketch, comes across as little more than reheated leftovers. "Emergency Psychic Hotline/Dalai Lama/Monk Academy" (Season 4, Episode 5) A trio of interlocking sketches that stand out amid Mr.
Show got even close to examining rap as a cultural artifact, the results were far from successful. The sketch itself lands somewhere between funny and sad, but doesn't really possess enough force in either direction to feel truly effective. "Santa's Workshop" (Season 3, Episode 2) A mercifully brief sketch about why, exactly, Santa Claus continues to keep doing his job (hint: it's not because he likes it). "Fashion Forecast/Fashion Documentary" (Season 3, Episode 4) Some of the "impressions" done by Mr.Show cast members come across as a tad cringeworthy 15-plus years later, and Cross's "gay voice" in this pair of interconnected sketches is a tough watch.Regardless, the overall concept — taking your prognosticator as a lover, and the issues that result from that — is certainly entertaining enough to distract from the dated stereotypes at play. "New San Francisco" (Season 2, Episode 4) In which Mr. "Soul Singer (Larry Black)" (Season 1, Episode 3) Almost any sketch where Odenkirk unleashes his so-bad-it's-kind-of-great singing voice is guaranteed to be extremely funny.Show's fictional mega-corporation Globo-Chem "cleans up" San Francisco and, along with their efforts, mounts a musical touting New San Francisco's "family-friendly" image. "Menocu Blind House/Racist in the Year 3000" (Season 4, Episode 2) A pair of sketches reinforcing late-series Globo-Chem stand-in Menocu — both executed with a level of tedium uncommon to late Mr. The relative flatness of "Racist in the Year 3000" is particularly disappointing since exploring what racism would look like in the future is a pretty plentiful concept! Note the "almost" there — his singing in this one makes for most of the gag and is unable to support the somewhat weak concept. "VTV/Break Thru Weekend" (Season 3, Episode 4) A mildly forgettable rip on insecure rock stars and how they deal with their own personal pain.Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the Ph ET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations.Ph ET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
It is unbelievable kismet that, a week after Saturday Night Live aired what many believe to be one of its worst episodes in years, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are returning tomorrow with Netflix’s With Bob and David, four more episodes of sketch comedy in the vein of their beloved 1990s HBO program Mr. For those bored by SNL's relentless topicality and notorious inconsistency, Mr.
Show has proved to be something of a bottomless well of comedy, even nearly two decades after it first aired.
Odenkirk and Cross's work on the show is as mind-blowingly complicated as it is straightforwardly crude, and their near-unbeatable ensemble of future stars and comedy-nerd heroes cohered perfectly to produce some of the most ingeniously hilarious sketch comedy in, well, forever. Show's four seasons were meticulously constructed and, at times, full of inconsistencies; there are great sketches buried in otherwise-meh episodes, and vice versa. A few notes before we begin: For the sake of coherence, we've excluded all monologues, cold opens, closing bits, and extremely brief connecting threads (save for a few extremely notable exceptions) — so that means that beloved characters and moments such as Kedzie Matthews, Senator Tankerbell, "What's a gagortion?
As with many cultural artifacts, the strongest highlights have survived on You Tube, and many of them are still effectively isolated from their context. ," and so on have been left on our cutting-room floor. "Rap the Musical" (Season 2, Episode 2) “The fun of rap, without all that rap!
If that strikes you as tragic, just watch the whole series — even at its low points, Mr. " The idea of this sketch — what if rap was sanitized and reduced to stereotypical signifiers?
— is decent enough, but something just feels off about the execution.