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"Senator, if you want your daughter back, we'll need a CAR JUMPER!"
January 27, 2014 12:56 PM   Subscribe

When someone needs to jump from one car to another, there's only one man to call: CAR JUMPER, from the creators of the Channel101 hit soap opera Ikea Heights. You'll thrill to its premiere where CAR JUMPER saves a US Senator's kidnapped daughter! You'll gasp at the technical brilliance of Episode 7 ("Road Warriors")! And you'll swoon at its latest daringly original experiment into branded entertained, generously sponsored by Uber!
posted by adrianhon (10 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
From the Channel 101 About page:

1995
After creating Heat Vision and Jack for the FOX network, Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab are banished from legitimate television.

2000
Rob Schrab makes a series of home movies about eating poop and having sex with babies. Dan Harmon, not to be outdone, makes a movie about Chris Tallman coming back from the dead and raping him in the ass.


I think I'll pass.
posted by IndigoJones at 1:01 PM on January 27


Yup, I forgot that we shouldn't watch anything from 'channels' that have ever published anything objectionable, or read books from publishers that have... &c. &c. Perhaps if you read further down the About page you'd see how the shows get made?
posted by adrianhon at 1:04 PM on January 27


I have to say I liked the little girl's "Oh no." as she was abducted. That was some method acting.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:42 PM on January 27


IndigoJones, I'm pretty sure that's all written in (terrible) jest. Dan Harmon was the executive producer for Community, and returned to the show in the 5th season. Rob Schrab has less popular fame, but Scud: The Disposable Assassin was a well-regarded indie comic in its time.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:06 PM on January 27 [1 favorite]


Channel 101 previously on MetaFilter: the utterly juvenile, yet oddly entertaining, Dr. Miracles.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 3:35 PM on January 27


Since neither Scharb nor Harmon has anything to do with Car Jumper, that's an odd decision, IndigoJones.
posted by kenko at 5:02 PM on January 27 [1 favorite]


I fucking loved Ikea Heights, so I'm looking forward to watching these. I sampled the most recent one and it seems like a slicker version with the same type of humor. Thanks for posting it.

*smashes fishbowl*
posted by mannequito at 5:10 PM on January 27


Oh man, remember House of Cosbys? There are some real classics in the channel 101 back catalog. Sockbaby, anyone? Channel 101 does lean a bit towards the juvenile side, with arguably a bit too much emphasis on the scatological (esp. if Harmon was involved, e.g. Laser Fart), but sometimes everything comes together in just right way to completely transcend humor and become something else entirely. I think my favorite little channel 101 gem is the one with two documentary crews making documentaries about each other, episode two of which ends in one of my all-time favorite non sequiturs of any medium.

Don't forget channel 102 (now called 101 NY?) which brought us such classics as the Fun Squad, and Shutterbugs (which is what introduced me to both Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel).
posted by Flaffigan at 6:25 PM on January 27


This looks great with the XKCD news plugin:

"Elf-Lord, if you want your daughter back, we'll need a CAT JUMPER!"
posted by obiwanwasabi at 1:52 AM on January 28


Ever notice they always go for the kids? How about go for the Senators?

Oh yea, the return note would be "meeehhh you can keep him/her".
posted by stormpooper at 12:08 PM on January 28


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