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The League is fine for what it is and probably even smarter than it needs to be but it’s still a little too bro-y for my tastes. I know it’s a show about fantasy football so it’s going to be bro-y but there is a smart way of doing that (Paul Scheer!) and then there is the sexist/homophobic approach that this show defers to sometimes. And Taco is the worst. I kind of imagine those dudes pitched a show that did not have a Taco in it and then FX was like, “well, you’re going to need a Taco in it.” That guy is the worst.
Yeah, good point! Maybe he does suck because he likes Tosh! Actually, he also enjoys wrestling, too– which also sucks. Maybe he sucks for liking John Cena and bowl cuts, too! Come to think of it, it’s pretty stupid how he looks in that one video with snot hanging out his nose– why didn’t anyone notice that? Maybe he does suck! Also, he rhymes “400 houses” with “400 mouses” and then “400 houses” again. WHAT A BAFOON! Certainly this is not a further development of a persona this kid created who regularly endorses the most base-level personas that appeal to teenagers like the aforementioned John Cena, Lebron James and Michael Jordan. Certainly this is not that. Unlike those other videos which were funny, this one is clearly not a character but an honest human named Krispy Kreme who genuinely endorses Daniel Tosh. #whocares. #hashtag.
I can’t wait to see what these new folks do on the show. They’re all Chicago folks and all three of them are remarkably talented. Aidy and Tim are both brilliant performers and Cecily has a great range of characters, which makes her a pretty obvious pull in lieu of Wiig. Her audition kind of reminded me of Mya Rudolph. It’s exciting to see what happens when you remove a fixture like Kristin Wiig because she was so prominent in every sketch, it leaves a lot of room for new talent to emerge.
Tim Robinson (spoon sketch) made a pilot for Comedy Central that was passed on DESPITE HAVING ODENKIRK IN IT but anyway it’s great and you should see it! http://vimeo.com/38078102
Lyndon B also killed Kennedy, so… you know.
Sure. The belly-crawling a religious-y thing. Fine. Those two brothers were straight-up comic book characters.
I know what you’re saying about the “Face Off” moment being comic-booky and cartoonish but I do think that’s something that the show does from time to time. For instance, the opening of the last season– or maybe two seasons ago, with all those people crawling on their stomachs in the desert towards that tree. What was that? The whole introduction/existence of those two cartoon-y brothers was pretty silly and then it came to a (silly) head when they killed those folks trying to cross the boarder by setting the truck on fire and walking away in slow motion. And if a truck did blow up like that, anyone standing around the truck would be like, “DID YOU SEE THAT TRUCK BLOW UP LIKE THAT?! THAT’S CRAZY BECAUSE TRUCKS DO NOT BLOW UP LIKE THAT.” But those guys just kept walking like, “What truck?” Anyway, I don’t think last night was the first time they broke that reality which sets a precedent for sometimes seeing things that don’t happen in real life.
Remember when they melted that dude in a bathtub?
The best part of the whole episode: Dude makes pork balls that look like pork balls and Sir Tobes declares, “these look like bull testicles!” (who is this guy, Short Round?) leading Padma to offer, ‘i’ve actually had bull testicles” culminating with Penn, without missing a beat, to drop this way-homer: “i bet you have.” What a cretin that dude is.
it is kind of a good burn, but still.