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April 3, 2007 2:20 AM   Subscribe

Your Studio and You. (google video, 14 mins). A short parody of Universal Studios by Matt Parker and Trey Stone in deadpan (and spot-on) 1950s-educational-film style. Very funny cameos by Steven Spielberg, Demi Moore, Tracy Lords, James Cameron, Michael J. Fox, and Sylvester Stallone, among others.
posted by zardoz (24 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Saw this a few months ago. Very funny stuff. The style is kept up extremely well throughout.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:29 AM on April 3, 2007


Very "authentic"-looking... I LOLed when I saw the "Howard The Duck" poster.
posted by amyms at 2:32 AM on April 3, 2007


and the porcelin deer...
posted by Samuel Farrow at 2:57 AM on April 3, 2007


Angela Lansbury is still alive!
posted by good in a vacuum at 3:35 AM on April 3, 2007


The ending is great.
posted by furtive at 3:48 AM on April 3, 2007


That's hilarious. Thanks for the post!
posted by tickingclock at 4:04 AM on April 3, 2007


What prompted this, I wonder? Besides a love of wine coolers.
posted by DenOfSizer at 4:20 AM on April 3, 2007


Matt Parker and Trey Stone?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:38 AM on April 3, 2007


Matt Parker and Trey Stone?

Oh snap! I've been dyslexic this whole time and didn't know it!. *ahem*, that would be Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
posted by zardoz at 4:42 AM on April 3, 2007


I like how they keep showing the Jaws shark every time they say "Old and stupid". And the porcelain deer. And all the bits with Sly, especially at the end.

"Sure brainiac, have a wine cooler!"
posted by antifuse at 4:48 AM on April 3, 2007


A little more background.
posted by Tenuki at 4:56 AM on April 3, 2007


It also has a number of executives I've worked with in it, which is why I find it funny. Offscreen they are the alpha male, onscreen they are the ultimate stiffy. They are never happy to discover you have watched it.
posted by unSane at 5:25 AM on April 3, 2007


What I also like about this film is that it's a reminder that regardless of opinions of the preachiness of South Park, etc., Parker and Stone are legitimately talented. The irony of their whiny defense of how much "better" they are than Family Guy in last year's episodes is only ironic given how much time they devote to saying how everything else sucks, but when you see stuff like this, you can at least understand some of their viewpoint. They are a lot more than dick and fart jokes, and it's interesting that they had to resort to that for the first season of SP to get it on the air.

Especially for cartoons since people often find them instantly low-brow, I love finding old student/pre-fame work from show creators, because it's a great look at how much their success was based on luck or talent.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:16 AM on April 3, 2007


I've never had such a desire for a wine cooler before.
posted by the dief at 6:16 AM on April 3, 2007


Couldn't help but notice that most of the talent are now has beens (comparitively) but many of the creatives ('cept for Hughes and Singleton) are pretty much still going strong.
posted by dobbs at 6:20 AM on April 3, 2007


Err... what?
Has beens?
By any account Demi Moore, Michael J. Fox, and Sylvester Stallone are movie stars.
posted by Hogan at 6:49 AM on April 3, 2007


I liked to watching that, and it was fun to watched.
posted by Milkman Dan at 7:11 AM on April 3, 2007


Oh man, I posted this to mefi in 1999 or 2000 and the site it was hosted on went down soon after. Every six months or so I look for it, but I can never find it, so thanks for posting it!
posted by mathowie at 7:33 AM on April 3, 2007


Quite Harry Enfield
posted by A189Nut at 7:38 AM on April 3, 2007


That was great.
posted by ob at 7:44 AM on April 3, 2007


funnier than anything else I've seen from them.
thanks!
posted by Busithoth at 9:49 AM on April 3, 2007


This is kinda like going to someone else's company Christmas party. A bunch of lame corporate in-jokes.
posted by popechunk at 11:10 AM on April 3, 2007


I thought is was funny. And I am going to the store to buy some wine-coolers. And porcelain deer.
posted by sen0rjon3s at 12:38 PM on April 3, 2007


I first saw the video in June of 1997, when I was training to be a tour guide at Universal Studios. (To be clear--one of the guys in my training cohort had a purloined copy on DVD; it was not an official part of our indoctrination.) Fully immersed in the lore of Universal and oh-so-excited to become a guide, I thought the video was perhaps the funniest thing I'd ever seen. Little did I know that a mere eight weeks later, I'd be wishing that I, too, could refer to Jaws as "old and stupid." And ten years later? Yeah, it still makes me laugh, but that might just be nostalgia.
posted by serialcomma at 9:48 PM on April 3, 2007


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