"Welcome to Sockpuppet Theater..."
January 9, 2013 4:18 PM   Subscribe

"...on the Internet, a sockpuppet is an alternate account that lets people post anonymously. And that's where we get our drama." Based on, and linked to, actual comment exchanges at LiveJournal, YouTube and elsewhere, performed by some of the top voiceover artists* and lip-synced by... duh, sockpuppets! So obviously they had to call it Sockpuppet Theater. In the words of your host, Jonas Sock, "How Meta.**"

*including April Winchell (whose non-vocal projects include Regretsy), Billy "Fry/Zoidberg/Farnsworth" West, and, in the latest episode, the guys who voiced Pinky and the Brain together again... but doing different voices. Narf.

**Surprisingly, they haven't found material here... yet.
posted by oneswellfoop (19 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Quality find, old man.
posted by Sk4n at 4:33 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

Is this Scott Adams' new project?
posted by codacorolla at 4:47 PM on January 9, 2013 [4 favorites]

posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:51 PM on January 9, 2013 [6 favorites]

Between this and the Sifl & Olly resuscitation, all my sockpuppet needs have already been met for the 2010 decade. Fast work, and well done, internet! [/me checks box off]
posted by not_on_display at 4:52 PM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

I didn't quite understand the "Tech Support" one. I'm not sure how it's an example of a rigged forum.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:57 PM on January 9, 2013

Not even socks could keep the Jennifer Anniston Beauty Tips one from becoming utterly depressing.
posted by KokuRyu at 5:00 PM on January 9, 2013

Love the Winch. Can we take up a collection and commission them to do one of our flame-outs? I pretty much think of elizardbits as a plush toy already.
posted by benito.strauss at 5:05 PM on January 9, 2013 [5 favorites]

Meh. Pretty flat.
posted by clvrmnky at 5:06 PM on January 9, 2013

Now I know way too much about the phrase "sweet Fanny Adams."
posted by drezdn at 5:06 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

Y'know, the backgrounds and the minor actions in the backgrounds are really detailed and nice.
posted by benito.strauss at 5:14 PM on January 9, 2013 [5 favorites]

I've never seen a sock push a library cart before. With its nose.
posted by buzzman at 5:18 PM on January 9, 2013 [4 favorites]

*furiously knits a bucket of hugs*
posted by infini at 5:42 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

I have always found sock puppets (the fuzzy kind) hilarious and adorable. So I bet I'll like this.
posted by Miko at 7:33 PM on January 9, 2013

...these are freaking funny and I want more. STOP KILLING YOUR PETS is my favorite.
posted by Miko at 7:43 PM on January 9, 2013

Given the voice talent here, it might be better consumed by ear alone; drag the video off-screen and just listen to the video.
posted by davejay at 7:50 PM on January 9, 2013

The voice talent is amazing but sockpuppets are really cute. I also love the effort they put into detailing the backdrops.

I like Fred Tatasciore's voice and character a lot. Sort of a Jed Bartlett of socks.
posted by Miko at 7:54 PM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

- They include a link to the original discussion thread. Just in case you didn't believe it really happened.

- They have open comments below each video. I can't wait to see those erupt in angry arguments too.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:09 PM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

The backgrounds in these are AMAZING. Major points to whoever's making the Sockbucks logo and that stuff, but all the cubicles, airport scenes, stuff like that-- even the ones without hidden funny things and/or other socks in the background-- are fantastic and add a lot of flavor to the videos.
posted by NoraReed at 4:36 AM on January 10, 2013 [3 favorites]

This is excellent. Even if they don't, strictly speaking, seem to be about sock puppets.
posted by Gordafarin at 4:48 AM on January 10, 2013

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