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August 31, 2011 7:43 AM   Subscribe

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posted by rebent (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is a talking dolphin involved?
posted by -1 at 7:48 AM on August 31, 2011


Is a talking dolphin involved?

I'll be honest. This comment more than the actual OP made me click through.
posted by Fizz at 7:55 AM on August 31, 2011


I'm... not sure what this is supposed to... is.. is it humor?
posted by odinsdream at 8:12 AM on August 31, 2011


Should a talking dolphin be involved?
posted by maryr at 8:28 AM on August 31, 2011


There's a whole lot of not funny going on there.
posted by ducktape at 8:29 AM on August 31, 2011


Reading the “About” page, I see that this was originally a largely-improved idea for a podcast, but became a cartoon when they found an artist who spontaneously drew pictures of them and expressed an interest in cartooning it up.

I think I would have prefer this as a podcast. I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of improv-driven comedy 'casts, key among them being Comedy Bang Bang and the increasingly delightful Mike and Tom Eat Snacks. Which is weird, because I usually hate improv.

I think it's got something to do with the fact that improv is ridiculously concept-driven, and works best when funny people with the ability to take any idea and run with it get together. Visual stuff seems to slow this down as often as not.

Here, the animation isn't really making anything funnier. There's a nice pattern of concept-twist-escalation riffing, and while I wasn't busting a gut, it made me smile. I'd be more than happy to listen to this while doing the dishes or gardening or whatnot. It's pretty good podcast material. But the animation doesn't give me the 400% improvement that moves something from great background material to this-requires-my-undivided-attention territory.
posted by Shepherd at 8:35 AM on August 31, 2011


Reading the “About” page, I see that this was originally a largely-improved idea for a podcast, but became a cartoon when they found an artist who spontaneously drew pictures of them and expressed an interest in cartooning it up.

Re-reading, I notice that the word "improved," as in "to make something better," is identical to the word "improved," which means "created through the improv process." I meant the latter, not the former.
posted by Shepherd at 8:47 AM on August 31, 2011


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