“Family is like a soup, everyone adds an extra scoop, mix an ounce of smiles so sweet, a dash of cool to add the heat and you’ve got….too many cooks!” So goes the lyrics for a theme-tune to what looks like a 1980s/90s family sitcom à la Third Rock From The Sun or Home Improvement. It’s actually the latest work of the lords of online comedy, Adult Swim. This insane new infomercial is a homage to the opening credits of yore, featuring smiling children and chino-donning dads smiling and tossing baseballs at a seemingly unexpected camera.
Gradually, the film develops into a fast-paced crime drama and then from a hi-octane cartoon, to a creepy sorority film featuring a machete-weilding cannibalistic murderer hacking people’s necks with his enormous blade. This horror then switches to the cheesy opening credits of a Sci Fi outer space thriller. We’re then treated to a montage of all of the above, and another visit from Smarf who we only got a glimpse of right back at the beginning in the living room that resembled the one from Clarissa Explains it All. Can you tell from how this is written that it’s indescribable and baffling? If only I could possibly get across how utterly genius it is, but you’ll just have to see for yourself. You can read a fantastic interview with its creator, Casper Kelly, over here on Rolling Stone.
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