The must-see three
Boss put the kibosh on DVD Friday? Slip in some shorts on your lunch break and watch these Web shorts. Here, our top three picks for fall.
Mon Aug 13 2007
Time Out Ratings<strong>Rating: </strong>0/5
“Fact Checkers Unit”
The premise: Peter Karinen and Brian Sacca are fact-checkers for Dictum magazine, and so dedicated to their jobs that they break into Bill Murray’s house to find out if he drinks milk before bed.
Perfect for: Bill Murray enthusiasts, or anyone lamenting the cancellation of The Knights of Prosperity.
Watercooler quote, sung to the tune of “Chopsticks”: “They’re the chopsticks I use / They’re the chopsticks I chose / I choose all my chop suey Chinese style!”
(Premieres on Funny or Die Sept 10.)
The premise: Nick Kroll plays Benji Lessman, a Hollywood agent to Hollywood agents. The Sklar brothers—Jason and Randy—are his preposterous publicists; they’ve scored him a Web series in the hope of attracting more clients.
Perfect for: Fans of the Sklars’ ESPN show Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker.
Watercooler quote: “This is a copy of a copy of that fax.” “Good: E-mail it to me.”
(Premieres on Super Deluxe in mid-to-late September.)
The premise: The first episode in this series—animated in the style of airplane safety pamphlets—features Eugene Cordero as a freewheeling organ transplanter and Eric Scott as his skittish rowmate. Organs are explored; shenanigans ensue.
Perfect for: Those tired of Aqua Teen, looking for the next Adult Swim hit.
Watercooler quote: “But seriously! I bet these organs look crazy, yo!”
(Now playing on ComedyCentral.com.)