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"Puddin'" is "a live action single panel comic. Updated M-F." It's done by comedian Eddie Pepitone, but he has plenty of cool friends from the LA comedy scene who drop by. It involves an office break room and a dude who is always eating chocolate pudding. It's as funny as it is incredibly offensive (NSFW).

Did I mention that anything having to do with a Puddin' video will be highly NSFW?

Personal favs:

"Single Ladies"

"Porn"

"Oxycontin"

"Build-A-Bear"

"Minty"
posted by bardic (40 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Weird Al!? That sketch wasn't very funny though.
posted by delmoi at 11:42 PM on April 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


So the first one I clicked on was "Porn" and... when the Schindler's List theme kicked in, I truly guffawed. And the Oxycontin one, with the cameo by the gang from 5second films... it's so wrong, yet I laugh.

And I can never tell anyone I know in person that I have watched these.
posted by hincandenza at 12:19 AM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


I hate to be a party pooper ...but this is .....dumb, crude, adolescent and ...
not funny. But I like to keep an open mind...so maybe I’m missing something?
posted by quazichimp at 12:24 AM on April 19, 2012 [7 favorites]


Are these based on pop culture references? Cuz I'm not getting the jokes. At all.
posted by Ardiril at 12:49 AM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


This ... This isn't very funny at all. And I want to like it so much!

To be fair, the Sunday comics? Also not funny.
posted by bwerdmuller at 1:02 AM on April 19, 2012


Oh, thank the gods. I thought I was the only one that I thought this was terrible. On the basis of these videos, I can't believe that this guy is a professional comedian. Not just the writing, the performances are also bad.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 1:06 AM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


I watched some of the other ones in related views. A few of them were kind of funny, but most weren't. Just the same gag with the pervy/creepy boss guy being pervy/creepy. It seems like they're just going for more over the top shock value rather then being genuinely clever. The acting isn't very good either. Too forced.

Like I said, though I did find a few of them funny.
posted by delmoi at 1:11 AM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


I first heard of Puddin' a few months ago, but I'd swear it was in a Patton Oswalt interview where he said it was his brother (or cousin?) doing them, with Pepitone acting but not writing or directing.

Either way, Pepitone falls into the Marc Maron class of comedians for me, where I love everything they do that isn't their comedy. Pepitone is great on the Long Shot podcast, great as a guest on other podcasts, and a fantastic, funny conversationalist, but his actual stand-up leaves me cold.
posted by Shepherd at 2:02 AM on April 19, 2012


Ah, found it. It's Patton Oswalt's brother Matt behind them, according to this Pepitone interview at the AV Club.
posted by Shepherd at 2:10 AM on April 19, 2012


When does the funny part start?
posted by e.e. coli at 2:48 AM on April 19, 2012


That's Laura Silverman in "Porn"! Heh heh heh... YT comment about the BlueRay is gold.
posted by Xoebe at 3:18 AM on April 19, 2012


I love me some Puddin', but it's hard to keep up with it updating 5x a week. That being said, I don't think it gets any better than "Janitor".

Also, if you're into Eddie Pepitone - he does an awesome job on the weekly podcast The Long Shot.
posted by revmitcz at 3:21 AM on April 19, 2012


I keep seeing posts about this via Patton Oswalts twitter, but I hadn't had a chance (or remembered) to watch in until now.

So very disappointed.
posted by littlesq at 3:28 AM on April 19, 2012


I'm sorry but these are awful.
posted by Kevtaro at 3:38 AM on April 19, 2012


To be fair, I was mostly disappointed because I thought Patton Oswalt was going to be in them.
posted by littlesq at 3:43 AM on April 19, 2012


Well I watched the porn one and to quote Chewin' The Fat 'you've taken that too far' (warning, Scottish)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:58 AM on April 19, 2012


Also I was actually hoping for this
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:59 AM on April 19, 2012


Try again...

Well I watched the porn one and to quote Chewin' The Fat 'you've taken that too far' (warning, Scottish)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:01 AM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Are there any that aren't about rape and/or pedophilia?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 4:19 AM on April 19, 2012


Wow, that's the smuggest group of unfunny people I've ever seen expending the least amount of effort on trying to create humor I've seen in awhile.
posted by xingcat at 4:31 AM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well I watched the porn one and to quote Chewin' The Fat 'you've taken that too far yt ' (warning, Scottish)
Well, the whole joke is to take it too far. Unfortunately, that's really the only joke. Take this one. It's just the dude being over the top gross/creepy. There's just one joke, and maybe the joke would have been funny if it had been played for just a few seconds instead of several.

I thought this one was funny after the first 22 seconds, though. I also thought this one was kind of funny too, just because it was so absurd (and it was actually a lot less gross then most of them)
posted by delmoi at 5:20 AM on April 19, 2012


Look guys! I can be offensive! I know offensive words! Look at me! Look at me! Please?
posted by kmz at 5:23 AM on April 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


Some of the less gross ones are a little funny. this one features the pudding eating guy trying to avoid cracking up, which is always somewhat amusing.
posted by delmoi at 5:23 AM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's Patton Oswalt's brother Matt behind them, according to this Pepitone interview at the AV Club.

Matt is the dude eating the pudding.
posted by mullacc at 5:36 AM on April 19, 2012


I kinda hate that this was posted here. I have mixed feelings about Puddin', but I am a big fan of all these comics. This is not the thing I would use to introduce anyone to these people.

Anyway, Eddie Pepitone is the subject of a documentary coming out soon.
posted by mullacc at 5:49 AM on April 19, 2012


Well, I'm glad YouTube is storing those bits, and not me.

Pretty unfunny, or am I missing the joke? Probably.
posted by clvrmnky at 6:03 AM on April 19, 2012


Here's a much more entertaining video about pudding.
posted by Kevtaro at 6:23 AM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, they didn't spend anywhere near 240 dollars for that puddin.
posted by xingcat at 6:25 AM on April 19, 2012


Tough room. "Puddin'" never fails to crack me up. But then again, my sense of humor is WAY skewed. Thanks for reminding me I've got a bunch more of these to watch.
posted by ColdChef at 6:25 AM on April 19, 2012


Not funny.
posted by MythMaker at 7:33 AM on April 19, 2012


No relation, apparently, to Joe Pepitone.
posted by steambadger at 7:42 AM on April 19, 2012


This gives me the same creepy feeling I had after watching Lynch's Rabbits.
posted by popaopee at 8:11 AM on April 19, 2012


I actually unfollowed Patton because of how hard he was pushing this unfunny series.
posted by moviehawk at 8:36 AM on April 19, 2012


Can't remember who I'm misquoting, but:

"Well, there's people who appreciate black, dry, experimental, absurdist humour, and there's you lot."

No surprise at all it doesn't work for everybody.

I spent a day some time ago listening to about thirty or so of these in a row, and it grew and grew and grew on me. Had a pretty good laugh.
posted by Trochanter at 9:29 AM on April 19, 2012


I agree that the portions are a bit small.
posted by bardic at 12:14 PM on April 19, 2012


Pepitone is great on the Long Shot podcast, great as a guest on other podcasts, and a fantastic, funny conversationalist, but his actual stand-up leaves me cold.

Agreed, he's excellent as a semi-regular on the Dana Gould Hour as well. I do like the Eddie Pepitone heckles himself bit though.
posted by Lorin at 12:26 PM on April 19, 2012


"Well, there's people who appreciate black, dry, experimental, absurdist humour, and there's you lot."

I appreciate that humor is subjective, and am glad there are people pushing boundaries and trying something new.

That being said, there's nothing really all that new about humor that trades in shock, especially when so much of that shock is based on sexual violence and queasy race comedy, PARTICULARLY when its offered up without a sense that it's being commented on, but instead offered up for the thrill of being mean.

Further, this seems to me that it fails at what it claims to attempt, which is a live-action single-panel comic strip. Those typically consist of one quote, or one very short interaction. These scenes, by contrast, are relatively protracted. The punch of a well-made single-panel comic is its minimalism. These are, by comparison, belabored.

If you find it funny, so be it. But there is some real criticism to be offered, and it's not enough to dismiss it by suggesting people just aren't edgy enough to get it. I get it. I don't like it.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 1:08 PM on April 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


this isn't funny or a comic.
posted by es_de_bah at 1:35 PM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


I laughed at the very first one I clicked on, "threesome" which hinged on a reference to that documentary King of Kong. Sadly, that was the only actual laugh I got as the next 3 I either didn't get the reference or didn't think were funny. But one for four for (intentional) youtube comedy? I'll take it.
posted by cell divide at 2:39 PM on April 19, 2012


I get it. I don't like it.

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posted by Trochanter at 6:36 PM on April 19, 2012


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