Friday, July 1, 2022

Things could always be worse...

No connection to any to any of our ongoing threads, but if you're interested in sketch comedy, you really need to see this series from That Mitchell and Webb Look. I'm at a loss for something else like it.

You can find find darker sketches (though "mummy won't wake up" does set the bar rather high), but few where the characters in the increasingly horrifying situations are so sympathetic. In that way, they remind me a bit of the Carol Burnett Show's Eunice sketches, which grew remarkably cruel toward the end, but those were long form pieces that could alternate between comedy and drama (and eventually go purely with the latter). The Quiz Broadcast is an exercise in world-building in 3-minute bites, and one that's become a bit more relevant recently.

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