Posted by
Gavin
• 07.20.10 10:51 am


We’ve talked a lot about Mr. Show skits that became reality and recently noticed someone doing the same thing here, but we all figured the total number would end somewhere around seven. Wrong.

We’ve talked a lot about Mr. Show skits that became reality and recently noticed someone doing the same thing here, but we all figured the total number would end somewhere around seven. Wrong.

Yesterday we heard about a guy who rents out friends for $10 an hour. “Rent a Friend can hire to hang out with, go to a movie or restaurant with” says the Telegraph. Now, compare that to Mr. Show’s Don Pratt who claims, “I’m just there to hang out with you for as long as you want.” Can you believe this shit? Reality is even quoting the Mr. Show skits it’s ripping off. Has it no shame?

Just to recap, Mr. Show skits that became reality now include:

1. Rap: The Musical

2. Swearing in Ads

3. A Guy on Death Row Becoming Too Retarded to Kill

4. Heavy Metal Therapy

5. Heavy Metal Restaurants

6. Fishing with Guns

7. Baby Massages

Then, later, readers added:

8. A Rapist Having to Wear a Shirt Admitting He’s a Sex Offender

9. A Crime Reporter Ordering Murders so He Can Have Something to Report

10. Blowing Up the Moon

The Spiteful Critic ripped off a bunch of ours (swearing in ads, the moon) and he also had some shaky ones we’re not counting, like Paris Hilton is Ronnie Dobbs? Huh? However, we will give him:

11. R&B Hits Based on One Word

12. Underground Tapes Railroad (at 8:20) was YouTube before YouTube

13. This one’ a bit of a stretch but Coupon the movie is basically Monopoly the movie.

David Cross sent this one…
14. Garth Brook’s “Standing Outside the Fire” is kind of the Bob Lamonta story.

15. And finally, this one isn’t a Mr. Show sketch but it seems as if reality has taken the formula and ran with it.

So that’s at least a dozen but kind of 15 things in the real universe that a bunch of stoners made up as a joke.

-GAVIN McINNES


Comments
  1. ty says:

    Fuck yeah, son! Best analysis of the week.

  2. Polly says:

    not to mention change for a dollar as every job with a phone or computer

  3. T-roll says:

    These guys are astute observers of human beings and how INSANE most human beings actually are underneath a veneer of normalcy.

    I personally like to pee on girls faces but work in the legal industry.

  4. Radtooth says:

    last link doesnt work

  5. Arv says:

    @Radtooth: No. 15? It does.

  6. bart says:

    no. it doesn’t.

  7. Gavin says:

    OK it should now.

  8. Broph says:

    Another one pointed out by my wife:
    Rudely Interrupted = Indomitable Spirit sketch

  9. flickin'beans says:

    i am dying from entitilitus. thanks alot bob and david.

  10. DoctorNick says:

    Zizek: ‘The postmodern cultural artifact—the “critique,” the “incredulity”—is itself merely a symptom/commodity fetish. Thus has capital commodified even the cynicism that purports to unmask its “reality,” to “emancipate.”‘

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  12. kookla says:

    I’m still waiting for the Cock Ring Warehouse. I mean, not for me. For my husband, of course.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb-Kh1oJSGE

  13. Fred Mertz says:

    Fairsley Foods

  14. Fred Mertz says:

    Fairsley Foods as BP, of course.

  15. Sarah says:

    Tofutti is an actual brand. It’s not ice cream but it does exist.

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