Sunday, March 30, 2008

Where has all the intelligent TV sketch comedy gone?

I'm quite certain that brilliant sketch comedy will return to television some day---probably about 3 minutes after my head explodes from accidentally viewing a promotion for yet another tired reality-based show.

In the meantime, perhaps the classic argument clip that follows below will help the media money people reflect a bit on how far their current entertainment offerings have fallen down the sinkhole of lowest common denominator audience demographic target desperation. And maybe, just maybe, they will take a chance on the next group of brilliant comedy writers and actors who walk through their door with a pitch for a new show. And maybe, just maybe, they'll put the same marketing forces behind this new show that they use to convince millions of people to watch the current swamp of reality TV drivel they produce.


Andrew said...

My guess is it's all gone to England.

chet said...

Sad, but true. I think the Brits need to invade America again.

Andrew, we could also use a few more Canadian geniuses down here, too.

about jenji said...

Great clip.

loved "Gobutit!"

Gonna have to integrate that one into the ol mensa dialogue right quick.


kelvinkao said...

Ah, I love Monty Python. So random, but so good.