|Rodents of Unusual Size |
Oh my god, young Jim Breuer! Young Keri Russell! Young that one hot guy who was in My Boyfriend's Back and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie)!
This is the most 90s thing I think I've ever seen in my life.
Looks better than Clerks 2 anyway.. or the cartoon that somehow did get greenlighted. But why on earth were you watching a Jim Breuer Special Homie?
glad he's a grandpappy though. Also in the preload he's wearing a Spinanes shirt. They're one of my favorite bands. So he's cool with me :)
My best mate wanted me to check it out. He's a standup comedy enthusiast, and as retro hipster metalheads, Jim Breuer was a man whose work we really appreciated back in highschool. Mr. Breuer was, and to the best of my knowledge still is, the only mainstream comic who regularly discusses topics like Slayer, Iron Maiden, and Metallica, so we look on him as our cool, deadbeat uncle, the one who just got out of prison and drives a Camaro.
I didn't watch much of it, because to be honest I don't really like comedy all that much - laughter makes me very uncomfortable, and years of INTERNET have twisted my sense of humor into something wholly alien to most people - but it was nice to see ol' Jim talking about moshing at the old folk's home.
(to be specific, I do not know if Mr Breuer is *actually* a grandfather yet. I don't believe he is, but I think his kids are getting older and he's starting to make preparations via comedy.)
I like to use Pandora and the Bill Hicks station when I fall asleep at night. There's some good ones on there, but yeah it's hard for me to sit through any comedian set, even though I've really only been to two, one of which was pretty much an open mic. They work much better in 3 minute snippets, for me anyway.
That being said you might like Neil Hamburger, if you haven't listened to him already. I mentioned it in a different video but that was my first "stand-up show" (he was opening for the always-awesome Fucking Champs (they're both on Drag City Records)) and I absolutely hated it because it wasn't funny, but I wasn't in on the joke because I was literally part of the joke!
You might like Eugene Merman's set Vegan On His Way To The Complain Store too, since I know you like Bob's Burgers. It's on Netflix. Starts out slow but it gets really good!
Neil Hamburger? Wasn't that the Real Ultimate Power guy?
Eugene Mirman is OK, but Gene is I think my least favorite of the Bob's Burgers characters, and I don't watch standup unless forced. I didn't even finish the Jim Breuer special!
I think my ideal "standup" bit would have Kristen Schaal, not telling jokes, but instead doing ASMR, Sonichu readings, and masturbation instructions for an hour or two.
No, that was Robert Hamburger. Neil's different. You don't have to watch it but you might like this
|Prickly Pete |
Oooooh my God, THANK YOU. I've wanted to see this for so many years. I see it was only uploaded on to YouTube a few months ago. I've searched before and have always been unsuccessful. I look forward to seeing it in its craptacular glory.
Jim Breuer, of course.
|Prickly Pete |
I must be an even bigger Kevin Smith mark than I thought, because I didn't find this THAT bad. For better or worse, it's pretty close to the source material in some ways.
Smith wasn't aware the project existed until it was being made, since Miramax held the rights to most of the characters, and was only aware of it after hearing from an actor who auditioned for the part - he tried to write a script for a pilot but the executives wanted their softer version. Later someone sent him a VHS copy of the pilot, and his reaction:
"It was pretty fucking bad. Jim Breuer, the dude who used to be on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ played Randal, and he looked like he was 50 years old. Jim Breuer’s not an old guy, but the way they had him made up, and they were shooting on video as opposed to film, he looked like Randal’s dad, with a backwards baseball cap and all the attitude. It just wasn’t the same thing. And the dude who played Dante was, like, a dude who could’ve been the captain of a football team, just athletic-looking and good-looking and wouldn’t have problems in real life, particularly with girls and shit. Part of the charm of Dante is that he’s an everyman. If there’s an impossibly good-looking dude playing Dante, you’re, like, ‘What’s he bitching about? This dude’s got it made in the shade!’ So it was just bad. Keri Russell was in it as some chick who worked in a tanning parlor that was also in the strip mall. I was, like, ‘There’s no tanning parlor in the strip mall!’ It was kind of strange, and I had nothing to do with it, so thank God it didn’t get picked up."
I like Clerks because I used to work at a store exactly like that one, pretty much a front but the boss didn't care what we did, so we'd have such events as Midget Porn Tuesday and the only sign that we had to abide to (besides remembering to lock the door, which didn't always happen) was "don't be too intoxicated to do your job." Perfect college job, so I can relate to Randal and Dante quite a bit.
But how do you copyright a character as everyman as Randal or Dante? I mean, they're not that interesting, it's just the world around them and how they perceive it that is. And I think Seinfeld got sued because David just based the characters around his old friends, but I've met a million Georges in my life. I've never met an Indiana Jones or John McClain.. I dunno..
Oh I know Smith wasn't involved; THAT'S how big of a mark I am. That even just using his characters was enough to make it tolerable for me. But don't worry, I can still objectively say it was trash.
It certainly looks like something that could have aired on a Friday night back in the mid 1990s.
Honestly this isn't that bad as far as sitcoms of the time went.
fuck this thing. i hope it accidentally trips falls and lands it's anus on it's own finger.
if it were a kitten i would put it in a bag and throw it in a river.
I'm guessing this is why it never made it to air.
Oh hey! Felicity!
The godawful cartoon was better than this.
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