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September 12, 2013 1:47 PM   Subscribe

What if, rather than fight supervillians, the students and teachers of Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters decided to run an ad agency?
posted by The Whelk (22 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Finally, a slightly less annoying Real World.

Or, alternately, Real World: X
posted by nevercalm at 1:50 PM on September 12, 2013


Did you know professor X started the x-men with seed funding from a very wealthy mutant who could instantly untangle headphones?
posted by mulligan at 1:51 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


I liked that despite the fact that I know nothing about XMen and too much about Mad Men.
posted by sweetkid at 2:10 PM on September 12, 2013


Last season reveal, they all get superpowers (besides alcohol tolerance).
posted by The Whelk at 2:15 PM on September 12, 2013


That might have been a little less lame if it wasn't based on the movie X-Men.
Video killed the comic star.
posted by signal at 2:18 PM on September 12, 2013


What if [A] was juxtaposed with [B]?

I know I'm probably the only person who thinks this scheme is getting tiresome. It seems like the cheapest and laziest way to get nerds to chuckle.
posted by Ratio at 2:24 PM on September 12, 2013 [4 favorites]


The Aristocrats!

What? Someone was going to say it.
posted by planetesimal at 2:24 PM on September 12, 2013


It seems like the cheapest and laziest way to get nerds to chuckle.

It can be a good springboard for humor, but that involves writing some actual jokes that derive from the juxtaposition. This is just the juxtaposition without any jokes.
posted by George_Spiggott at 2:32 PM on September 12, 2013


Well like I said I don't know anything about X Men, but as someone who works in advertising I got a chuckle from the client somehow being transported into some sort of cavernous hell chamber surrounded by weird beasty people.

No reason.
posted by sweetkid at 2:34 PM on September 12, 2013


Okay, now that's funny. But it would have been better if he'd said "it needs to 'pop' more. Can you make it 'pop' more?", and then got transported into a hellish alternate reality surrounded by weird beasty people.
posted by George_Spiggott at 2:36 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Would it possible to make the logo bigg- ( is torn apart by mental powers)
posted by The Whelk at 2:42 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


As amusing as this is, I am incredibly bothered that they have Cyclops lighting a cigarette with his optic blast. It's not a laser! It's a beam of concussive force!
posted by tocts at 2:52 PM on September 12, 2013 [6 favorites]


"I think we're going to have to resign this account." SNIKT! "Permanently."
posted by George_Spiggott at 2:54 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


"This doesn't align with the brief" BLAM!
posted by sweetkid at 2:55 PM on September 12, 2013


Client: "I don't think this is the direction we want to go in."

Emma Frost: "..."

Client: "On second thought it's perfect, let's go with it."
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:02 PM on September 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


"honestly it's easier to just hire shapeshifters to impersonate clients while we hold them in suspended animation."
posted by The Whelk at 3:05 PM on September 12, 2013


I thought it was amusing. I was amused. But then, I'm Reeeeally drunk.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:09 PM on September 12, 2013


No idea why they would be gathering in Wolverine's office. He's not the leader of the X-Men, Cyclops is. And why would Storm be a receptionist?
posted by KokuRyu at 3:24 PM on September 12, 2013


Cause Wolverine is the Don analogue/ most popular character. Storm is a receptionst cause the show doesn't have to many main female characters in e office setting ( and making Betty Emma Frost would be, at it would be hilarious but nevermind.) I assume Cyclops isn't the leader cause I find the idea of Pete!Scott Summers really amusing. Magneto!Sterling and Xaiver!Bert was kind of brilliant.
posted by The Whelk at 3:28 PM on September 12, 2013


Perhaps Natalie Portmanteau can make a cameo.
posted by stenseng at 3:46 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am incredibly bothered that they have Cyclops lighting a cigarette with his optic blast. It's not a laser! It's a beam of concussive force!

I'm not clear on how Magneto magicked them into the conference room either.
posted by George_Spiggott at 5:09 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


What if [Pulp Fiction ] was juxtaposed with [Forrest Gump]?

What if [Thor] was juxtaposed with [Arrested Development]?
posted by RobotHero at 5:44 PM on September 12, 2013


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