wonder showzen
November 3, 2008 6:53 PM   Subscribe

Hi, I'm Clarence. Ep 1 - What are you running from? l Ep 2 - Freedom of Speech l Ep 3 - Will you accept Jesus? l Ep 4 - Politeness l Ep 5 - What gets people mad? l Ep 6 - What is Private Space? l Ep 7 - What are Heroes? l Ep 8 - Patience l Ep 9 - Please don't film me l Ep 10 - The Future l Ep 11 - Counting + Beat Kids
posted by vronsky (26 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh yesh. Thank you for the reminders.
posted by cior at 7:11 PM on November 3, 2008


and most importantly...

CAN I HAVE FREE NANNER??
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:17 PM on November 3, 2008


Bonus: Global Politics in 30 Seconds
posted by thebigdeadwaltz at 7:18 PM on November 3, 2008


I can do an impression of you:

GAMBLEGAMBLEGAMBLE DIIIIIIIIEEEEE.
posted by The Straightener at 7:26 PM on November 3, 2008


'Chauncey' is a term of endearment between my best friend and I. We've forgotten each other's names.
posted by avocet at 7:29 PM on November 3, 2008


That Clarence is a naughty rascal.
posted by nickyskye at 7:30 PM on November 3, 2008


The only thing this post is missing is a Clarence Special Report, which I'm surprised isn't on YouTube.

*wipes tear*
posted by avocet at 7:31 PM on November 3, 2008


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posted by contraption at 7:39 PM on November 3, 2008


The first time I saw Clarence was the whole "Patience" episode. For months afterwards, I'd ask most of my younger (and perpetually distracted) friends, "You know what you need?"

"Ppppppppppppppppppppppppaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnccccccccccccccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeee"
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:42 PM on November 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


Mexico!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:42 PM on November 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


Tymaine!!!
posted by avocet at 7:45 PM on November 3, 2008


During the last installment when Clarence found his "final paradise," god help me, I cried a little.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 7:46 PM on November 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


stab me with your four hard inches of victimhood!
posted by acro at 7:48 PM on November 3, 2008


Oh the Patience episode is classic. I have fond memories of showing my extremely wasted friends the episode, and watching the utterly shellshocked looks on their faces.
posted by naju at 7:52 PM on November 3, 2008


these monkey journey to the west from China and Hong Kong (shadow puppets!) are interesting.

And This Will Be Our Year (...for zooey)
posted by vronsky at 7:57 PM on November 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


During the last installment when Clarence found his "final paradise," god help me, I cried a little.

I know what you mean. Wonder Showzen was the most honest and beautiful thing I've ever seen aired on national television, and to watch it recognize the inevitability of its own doom in the toxic wasteland that spawned it was truly poignant. Compelling, even.
posted by contraption at 8:12 PM on November 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


I saw the Patience episode knowing nothing about it, and my mouth fell open. It was just so perfect.
posted by vronsky at 8:15 PM on November 3, 2008


I guess if they put some shit on the puppet's nose people would figure out faster that unfunny jerks were behind this Tom-Green style street prank crap.
posted by longsleeves at 8:35 PM on November 3, 2008


GELP GELP GELP GELP GELP!
posted by contraption at 8:43 PM on November 3, 2008


It's not that easy being blue.
posted by nicolin at 2:28 AM on November 4, 2008


I find these shows where morons with cameras do what they can to ridicule, irritate or humiliate innocent members of the public almost completely unwatchable. Unless it happens to be Sacha Baron Cohen, in which case I only find it about 40% unwatchable. or Dennis Pennis, who's only about 5% unwatchable.

I'd love to see a clip in which a random person headbutts Clarence's 'daddy' for taking the piss -- *that* would be some funny shit right there.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:29 AM on November 4, 2008


For the haters, the Clarence sketches really are only a small part of Wonder Showzen; you should still give it a try for the cultural commentary and the disturbing kids' show satire.
posted by themadjuggler at 3:38 AM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I love this show so much, except for the time traveling duck. I think my favorite song is "You Only Have to Pretend to Believe."
posted by absalom at 4:45 AM on November 4, 2008


I have a large number of videos, gathered for the purpose of sharing them with friends. One long-time friend and long-time viewer was going through Wonder Showzen with me. When we got to 'Patience' my friend stopped watching videos with me. That was long ago. Still friends, but whenever I try to watch something with that friend, I am reminded of PATIENCE (patience) PATIENCE (patience) PATIENCE (patience) PATIENCE (patience) and my friend says no.

Xavier: Renegade Angel was made by some of the same crew and is sometimes funny in the same way for the same reasons.
posted by eccnineten at 5:40 AM on November 4, 2008


I <3 Clarence!
posted by owtytrof at 10:26 AM on November 4, 2008


I find these shows where morons with cameras do what they can to ridicule, irritate or humiliate innocent members of the public almost completely unwatchable. Unless it happens to be Sacha Baron Cohen, in which case I only find it about 40% unwatchable. or Dennis Pennis , who's only about 5% unwatchable.

I'd love to see a clip in which a random person headbutts Clarence's 'daddy' for taking the piss -- *that* would be some funny shit right there.




Go watch "30 Rock".
posted by Zambrano at 10:35 AM on November 4, 2008


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