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Split Decision

Postby Matt » 10 May 2010, 08:21

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Re: Split Decision

Postby Tim » 10 May 2010, 08:27

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Re: Split Decision

Postby aeric90 » 10 May 2010, 08:33

This was fantastic! Amazingly quotable!

I've already made part of it my signature.

That tuxedo needs it's own credit at this point, BTW.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Keab42 » 10 May 2010, 08:35

AAAAAANNNDD IIIIINNNN THE BLUE CORNERRRR A VERY FUNNY VIDEO!

You're continuing your streak of very funny, yet very silly videos. This one kept me chuckling, and Graham's announcer voice is hilarious.

On a related note, I'm now going to go back and scrutinise the whiteboard in Informational Presentation a bit more closely, because one of the videos clearly visible on there was "unemployed announcer". Did Graham maybe forget we could watch in HD now?
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Re: Split Decision

Postby GreigKM » 10 May 2010, 08:35

Now, I'm not gunna say the drowning bit was the best bit ever, but I was laughing so hard people came to see if I was okay. Overall - THE WINNER IS YOU!!!!!! And shame on you Jer, Pokewalkers are not for cheating.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby His_Ryanness » 10 May 2010, 08:39

Oh man... Jer after the lifeguard bit is fucking priceless. I'm also amused by the fact that he's apparently reading off of a printer test page at the beginning.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Chuckles » 10 May 2010, 08:42

That video was great! One of the few recent ones to actually get me to laugh. Although, I was laughing at the drown victim, so I'm not sure if that says more about me, or about you guys.

My sadistic sense of humor aside, I can't tell if your signature is sarcastic or not, Tim. If it is, then you've got a hilariously sassy signature. If it isn't, then you have the most earnest testament to one's laziness I've seen in the past few years.

Also? Was Jer supposed to start off the video nervous or eager?
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Re: Split Decision

Postby pfloriani » 10 May 2010, 08:47

Michael Buffer must be pleased to learn that he has a fallback career.

Kathleen's bit after the credits was very well done.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Darkobra » 10 May 2010, 08:52

That was legendary. That has easily become one of the videos I am going to show people to get them into LRR.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Yaxley » 10 May 2010, 08:55

I thought Jer's box bit was hilarious, especially for the apparent straight man in the video.

Graham's character is just a man out of time. He would have had the town crier job DOWN.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby The Jester » 10 May 2010, 09:00

I loved this one. Had me giggling all the way through and I burst out laughing at the stinger. :D
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Re: Split Decision

Postby elvor » 10 May 2010, 09:13

I now I say this about most of your vids, but this was seriously the funniest thing you guys have done in a long time. Probably my favourite Escapist vid. I mean, I very rarely laugh out loud at things, but this set me off laughing so much. Jer was perfect, and Graham's announcer voice was just... wow.

Also, the tuxedo still being worn as a lifeguard was a master-stroke.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Emberwolf » 10 May 2010, 09:19

Jer's character reminds me WAY too much of my own current employment agency support worker! Loved it, though it is proving difficult to get the announcer voice out of my head...
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Metcarfre » 10 May 2010, 09:45

Loved it.

I can see the writing process for this one; "We spent $19.95 on this tuxedo at Value Village; there's got to be some other way we can use it..."

Loved the reference to Right to The Source (even though it's not one of my favorites).

Finally, continuity! Kathleen apparently works at the Island Sexual Health Centre, yet gets her test results phoned over to her in the same office?
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Re: Split Decision

Postby madrak_the_red » 10 May 2010, 09:49

The lifeguard bit... genius..
Though I may be slightly special, seen as it took me a minute to realise what he was, what with the tux and all..
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Re: Split Decision

Postby King Kool » 10 May 2010, 10:05

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Re: Split Decision

Postby ChaoticNeutral » 10 May 2010, 11:02

Oh lord that was funny. The drowning bit had me temporarily crippled with laughter. Good job 5/5
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Re: Split Decision

Postby sdhonda » 10 May 2010, 11:07

elvor wrote:I now I say this about most of your vids, but this was seriously the funniest thing you guys have done in a long time. Probably my favourite Escapist vid. I mean, I very rarely laugh out loud at things, but this set me off laughing so much. Jer was perfect, and Graham's announcer voice was just... wow.

Also, the tuxedo still being worn as a lifeguard was a master-stroke.


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Re: Split Decision

Postby Ozzytizer » 10 May 2010, 11:15

Very well done, good job choices...and yes, the stinger killed me. What can I say? I admit, as soon as I saw the tux, I thought only good things could happen...
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Re: Split Decision

Postby iamafish » 10 May 2010, 11:18

The tux alone is going to make certain forum members squeeeeeeeeeee

awesome vid guys. The punchline killed me and the stinger kicked my lifeless body.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby thunderkatz » 10 May 2010, 11:57

I really liked this one, especially the rapid cuts (and props to Graham for a straight face through all of it), but I had two main problems. Jer's voice in the beginning sounded like he was going for an accent and then gave up, and a lot of the on-the-job shots had a really shaky cam. Were both of those on purpose?

On the other hand, tux + bathing suit = win. "He recently enjoyed the water slide and now he's DROWN-ING!"
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Machalllewis » 10 May 2010, 11:58

I love how visibly satisfied the announcer guy is in his new job. It was very sweet, because he was really quite a sad character! He wants to communicate but he can only do so through these grandiose announcements! Also great body language from James in his teensy role.

Also yeah I liked Jer in his upbeatness. Cause you could also have played him as being like exasperated with the announcers obviously insane lifestyle.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Uroboros » 10 May 2010, 12:17

I really liked that last clip b4 the credits for 2 reasons: 1. Paul in the background just looking like a phone tech completely nonchalant, a excellent foil to Graham. 2.Graham absolutely sold that little up lift and smile at the end. SO GOOD! hes just so pleased with himself.

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Re: Split Decision

Postby BardAtWork » 10 May 2010, 12:17

Definitely a win here guys. I do have to say that I'm going to have Graham's delivery of 'Hoooot Yoooooooung Stuuuuuuuuuuuuddssss!' stuck in my head for a while... maybe make a ringtone out of it..
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Re: Split Decision

Postby concupiscentcrustacean » 10 May 2010, 12:30

Uroboros wrote:I really liked that last clip b4 the credits for 2 reasons: 1. Paul in the background just looking like a phone tech completely nonchalant, a excellent foil to Graham. 2.Graham absolutely sold that little up lift and smile at the end. SO GOOD! hes just so pleased with himself.


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