Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Funny

In my constant and ever-growing obsession with all things Arrested Development, I’m providing this link:

Michael Cera’s short films with his buddy Clark Duke are very much inspired by The Office with a slight Tenacious D (the HBO shorts, not the music) tinge. I laughed at the opening credits alone. That and seeing Michael Cera simulate a blowjob on a banana. “Hey, what’s this remind you of?” Ha-ha, indeed. Well, the ha-has come not because the show is mired in crude gags but due to the very opposite. After some smart (and a few silly) jokes, the ultimate lowbrow goof feels well won. You can admit to enjoying it and still maintain some level of superiority. That’s magic!