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Gavin
• 01.30.08 09:03 am

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HEAVY METAL THERAPY
Speaking of death (we were speaking of death in part III), Marilyn Manson is someone who has taken scary and made it into a giant spooky company where he can stay up as late as he wants and even have long fingernails. Now, if you were to take this scary character out of that context and make him mow the lawn or say, go to therapy camp, you get laughs.

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(Metallica sees a therapist after Mr. Show jokes about it)

HEAVY METAL THERAPY
Speaking of death (we were speaking of death in part III), Marilyn Manson is someone who has taken scary and made it into a giant spooky company where he can stay up as late as he wants and even have long fingernails. Now, if you were to take this scary character out of that context and make him mow the lawn or say, go to therapy camp, you get laughs. This was the premise behind “V-TV Presents Norma Jean Monster” where a supposedly scary metal band lets down their guard long enough for a therapist to get in there and iron out all the kinks. Ruins the band in all the fans’ eyes but that’s OK because it’s just a made up band and even if you link them to Marilyn Manson who cares because he’s just a nerd from Florida named Brian who figured out how to pick up chicks (exactly like that Canadian dude “Mystery” who now has his own show on VH1).
This joke remained embalmed in a large mason jar for 7 years until, in 2004 Metallica decided to copy Mr. Show and make a total joke of themselves by letting a therapist come in and iron out their kinks. The only difference between the Mr. Show skit and “Some Kind of Monster” was Metallica wore less make up and did less outdoor activities. There were a lot of parts in Metallica’s movie that were actually funnier than the Norma Jean Monster bit. Like when the therapist starts writing his own lyrics and presents a note to James Hetfield that says, “Lost in a sea of confusion / Life and death are just an illusion.” (Okay, I can’t remember exactly what the lyrics were but they were at least that level of gay if not gayer).
Mr. Show: 1 Reality: 2
(part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, letter)


Comments
  1. Beer for Breakfast says:

    Marilyn Manson is someone who has taken scary and made it into a giant spooky company where he can stay up as late as he wants and even have long fingernails.

    You forgot that Mr. Show made a joke about this, too! Marilyn Mozerella’s Pizzerella Pie Parlors, to be precise (about the 27 Ps of professionalism, that is).

  2. billiam5billion says:

    Man, Sarah Silverman was hot in that skit.

    Oh, and “because he’s just a nerd from Florida named Brian who figured out how to pick up chicks” is miiiighty similar to that Todd Snider song about louie louie.

  3. GAYZOR says:

    You couldn’t have just put this all on one page? Fucking annoying formatting.


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