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Next Time, On Lonny [A reality webseries where nothing much really happens during the show]

Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
posted by Potomac Avenue (42 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, my gods, what is this. I don't even. LOL
posted by andreaazure at 3:36 PM on December 3, 2011


oh god what is this this is the the perfect thing
posted by The Whelk at 3:46 PM on December 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sure thing, Dog-Moon!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:33 PM on December 3, 2011


I was expecting to hate this, but now I'm watching them all. First episode's still my favorite.
posted by avoision at 4:42 PM on December 3, 2011


Okay, this is hilarious. Great find! Thanks!
posted by hippybear at 4:46 PM on December 3, 2011


Oh dear. Episode 4 just made me wet myself.
posted by hippybear at 4:51 PM on December 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oops, scratch that. Episode 5.
posted by hippybear at 4:51 PM on December 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


What is it about white people and the n-word?
posted by KokuRyu at 4:53 PM on December 3, 2011


What do I do? Is avoision right that the first is the best? Should I not watch anymore and protect my perfect experience with the hard, gemlike flame of the first episode? Or is hippybear right and should I watch the rest in hopes that I will wet myself? Tell me what to do, DogMoon!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 4:56 PM on December 3, 2011


Love it. Reminds me of the early Lonely Island stuff.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 4:59 PM on December 3, 2011


Just finished the first episode. This is fun, and the Old Boy music doesn't hurt.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 4:59 PM on December 3, 2011


First episode's still my favorite.

The first episode is excellent, but (assuming you're watching them in order) it has the benefit of surprise. The other episodes, you're expecting the mood whiplash, which lessens the impact slightly. But not so much that the other episodes aren't awesome.
posted by maqsarian at 5:02 PM on December 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Associate Producer: Alan Smithee.
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:05 PM on December 3, 2011


That's not all. I get the feeling the bio page may be taking the piss just a bit.
posted by maqsarian at 5:17 PM on December 3, 2011


I watched the first one and gave them kind of like a nod of respect: "Ok, you guys had a funny idea. Nice work."

I didn't really laugh per se, because the jokes themselves are pretty standard-issue Groundings/latter-day SNL stuff. And I don't feel any need to watch the other ones. But I respect them for having an original idea, which is more than most people can say.
posted by drjimmy11 at 5:19 PM on December 3, 2011


Dr Jimmy, for you, I recommend the batchelor party one because they learn a valuable lesson.

I definitely think they get better as they go along.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:30 PM on December 3, 2011


With great minds like James Cameron and Stephen Hawking working on this, how could it not be great.
posted by vagabond at 5:44 PM on December 3, 2011


oh. my. gooood. This gets better and better every episode.
posted by egypturnash at 5:45 PM on December 3, 2011


This was great. Thanks!
posted by sevenyearlurk at 5:52 PM on December 3, 2011


That was good!
posted by oddman at 6:10 PM on December 3, 2011


[A reality webseries where nothing much really happens during the show]

Hey! Here's the theme music for another show like that! That Guy In That Room
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:11 PM on December 3, 2011


Shoot there's a typo. I meant to write "nothing reality happens during the show."
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:19 PM on December 3, 2011


That was pretty fantastic.

Who's funding the project, I wonder. They have extremely high production value and seem to be able to afford a lot of extras.
posted by Think_Long at 6:23 PM on December 3, 2011


Love how Lonny's voice is all fucked up causa the bling teeth.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:24 PM on December 3, 2011


Who's funding the project, I wonder. They have extremely high production value and seem to be able to afford a lot of extras.

The IMDb page for the series says that the estimated budget for the series is about $6000 (per episode? for the whole group of 6?) and that the production company is Cracked.

I don't seem to be able to find much information about Cracked. Are they related to the website/Mad Magazine competitor? Hard to tell.
posted by hippybear at 6:34 PM on December 3, 2011


Excellent, excellent, excellent.
posted by capnsue at 6:42 PM on December 3, 2011


This was an excellent reason to become incontinent again.
posted by In The Annex at 7:06 PM on December 3, 2011


Oh heeeee. Suck on that, Gorblax!
posted by mochapickle at 8:44 PM on December 3, 2011


re: Cracked: if you look at the other Cracked productions on IMDb, it's clearly the Cracked we all know and "love". We shouldn't hold that against Lonny, though. The poor guy's got enough on his plate as it is.
posted by maqsarian at 8:49 PM on December 3, 2011


Episode 4 is maybe the best, if only for the slurred, drunken catchphrase.

I don't always click through YT links, but I'm damn glad I did this time.
posted by zinful at 12:30 AM on December 4, 2011


What the fuck?! As far as I'm concerned, making fun of schizophrenia is not funny. Not when you've been on the receiving end of a schizophrenic trying to kill you, but also, not ever. Too many of the people living under bridges are untreated schizophrenics; too many of the people who grab a gun and start shooting random strangers because "god told me to", too many of the women who hear voices telling them to kill their children.

Schizophrenia is maybe the most devastating of all mental illnesses, because the disease itself frequently conspires to keep the person untreated. The "voices" tell them that the medication they need to take is actually part of a plot aginst them. It tears families apart and ruins lives (not just the sufferers' life, but also those around them) in a way that few other things do.

Also, the second episode didn't strike me as funny, either, because by then, you know the joke and it's just hammering it to death.
posted by MexicanYenta at 5:59 AM on December 4, 2011


MexicanYenta - I don't think the show is making fun of 'schizophrenia' so much as it is making fun of the tropes of psychotic thrillers a la Fight Club. If you watch the other episodes, each of them is playing off of the conventions of a different genre.
posted by Think_Long at 7:43 AM on December 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I suspect they didn't take the "has been attacked by a schizophrenic" demographic into account when they made that episode.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:06 PM on December 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, CySquatches. There is nothing remotely funny about CySquatches.
posted by scalefree at 5:47 PM on December 4, 2011


I suspect they didn't take the "has been attacked by a schizophrenic" demographic into account when they made that episode.

No, they didn't take mentally ill people into account. But if they had made fun of depression, or anxiety, or rape, or fat people, this place would have exploded with outrage. But because most people don't have direct dealings with schizophrenia, it's ok to make fun of that.
posted by MexicanYenta at 6:06 PM on December 4, 2011


Nobody is making fun of schizophrenia in these pieces, any more than they're making fun of coke addicts or airplane crash survivors.

The point of the episodes is that each short bit of reality then leads into a completely unreal situation which is itself a play on the tropes of various hollywood movie plotlines.

You're really affected by this, I can tell, but perhaps that means you need to just take a few steps away and disregard the existence of this comedy sketch series. Because, believe me, nobody is making fun of anything other than movie tropes in any of these episodes.
posted by hippybear at 6:15 PM on December 4, 2011


Oh good grief, I'm not "really affected by this", how incredibly condescending. I'm merely pointing out that this video is extremely insensitive. People don't like to be told that something they laughed at was inappropriate, and I tried not to get too strident about it, but really, I find it pretty offensive, and if you were honest with yourself, you'd most likely think so too. (See above, where I mentioned community reaction if it had been about other issues.) I'm not going to sit here and argue with people about this, because I know you can't change someone's mind about something when it's become a point of honor to defend their reaction. I was simply pointing out that not everyone finds this inoffensive. Now you can continue to argue amongst yourselves if you wish, because I really don't have the patience to argue for a few hundred comments when it's a foregone conclusion that no one's going to change their mind, so I'm done with this. Oh, and don't forget to suggest I get therapy, and to speculate on my life and my history, which you know nothing about except those bits I choose to share on here.

Oh, and along about here it would be entirely inappropriate, as well as extremely offensive, for me to suggest that in light of your overreaction to my comment, perhaps you should get your meds checked. Yeah, that's exactly what it's like.
posted by MexicanYenta at 10:06 PM on December 4, 2011


Well, bless your heart.
posted by hippybear at 6:39 AM on December 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


I remember one time I was crossing the street & passed some guy going the other way. I have somewhat overactive salivary glands & as is my wont, sometimes I spit the excess out. I was nowhere near the other guy, none of it could have possibly gotten on him. Suddenly he runs back & starts loudly berating me because his sister had recently died from some horrible illness & I was endangering peoples' lives with my inconsiderate behavior.

It's always something.
posted by scalefree at 6:42 AM on December 5, 2011


MexicanYenta - - I am responding to you with trepidation, but I think if you reviewed the last 5 or 6 comments in the thread, unless something was deleted, I really don't think we're being as stubborn and offensive as you think we are. I'm not sure where you're getting that from?
posted by Think_Long at 6:43 AM on December 5, 2011


2 in, and OMG these are great.
posted by Theta States at 5:01 PM on December 5, 2011


For MexicanYenta, way too late.
posted by kaibutsu at 11:19 PM on January 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


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