Formal Complaint
December 12th, 2011

Posted by Matt

The week’s videos have been posted! You can find them below:

LoadingReadyRun: Formal Complaint
Unskippable: Dark Souls
Checkpoint: Game for Fashion

As noted at least once by our fans in the discussion threads for this video (here and here) this week’s sketch was inspired pretty heavily by Monty Python. Andy gives us some background:

I like to think of this video as an homage to Monty Python rather than a poor imitation of a Python sketch, because one is sophisticated and the other is sad. The long, quiet shot of the “A Bakery” sign is an especially nice touch from Graham, in my opinion. Some people may think that I wrote the bakery sketch first and then inserted the meta critic later on. That just goes to show that some people are wrong. The script, aside from some editing and looking up gorillas on wikipedia, flowed out just as it is seen here. Also, I realized too late that I’m pronouncing the second syllable of the word “banana” improperly re: my british dialect. There is no excuse for this and I should be publicly flogged.



The LRR crew returned from our trip to the Child’s Play Charity dinner in Bellvue, WA yesterday, where we met up with a whole bunch of our friends and had an all-around awesome time. Our friend Dikla snapped a bunch of great pictures of this snazzy shindig, and I’ve borrowed a couple to post below. We clean up ok!



  1. Wasn’t Bill planning on going to go to the dinner? I figure I’d be able to see him in the photos if he had gone, so I’m guessing he didn’t make it.

    Comment by King Kool — December 12, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

  2. You guys look awesome. Curious what you came up with for a speech.

    Not sure why but the CheckPoint on Penny Arcade has been unavailable to me all day. (in Ottawa if that makes a difference)

    Comment by Dave — December 12, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

  3. Oh man… I was waiting for the stinger the WHOLE TIME, since the first mention of bananas. It pretty much distracted me from the rest of the sketch, I’m afraid.

    Comment by NoTomToLose — December 12, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

  4. Wow, Tally looks great in that dress.

    Comment by Psyclone — December 13, 2011 @ 1:57 am

  5. Yes Andy, a flogging is in order for you… -_-

    Wow you all look really great dressed up all smart! :D

    Though, James won’t stop looking at me in that second photo… kinda creeping me out a bit…

    Comment by EddyDTheDuck — December 13, 2011 @ 6:32 am

  6. Holy Kroze! Who gave him a make-over? They deserve an award!

    Comment by LimeJester — December 13, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

  7. Kroze has a CM Punk look to him.

    Comment by Elomin Sha — December 13, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

  8. I LOVE your dress, Tally!

    Comment by Kate — December 13, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

  9. Everyone looks so good, but DAYUM! Tally!

    Comment by A Person — December 13, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

  10. Aww, thanks guys! I was so relieved it turned out alright. Gotta look one’s best in the midst of all that classy, dressy company!

    Comment by Tally — December 14, 2011 @ 3:14 am

  11. You guys all look great!

    If you come across a video, or more pictures, be sure to post them.

    Again, Well dong!

    Comment by Suffix — December 14, 2011 @ 3:55 am

  12. Photos from our friend Dikla here:

    Photos from Steve here:

    Ashton also took many photos, and I’m sure one or many of us will link to them once he has a chance to post them.

    Comment by Tally — December 14, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

  13. Oh, and photos from the actual auction dinner self serve photo booth here:

    Comment by Tally — December 14, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

  14. I’m not sure why, but seeing James in the giant check photo staring at me gives me a chill that I can’t shake.

    Comment by Jack — December 15, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

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