Split Decision

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Re: Split Decision

Postby Sk8sheep24 » 10 May 2010, 23:58

I loved this video, especially since it wasn't very predictable. I guessed that he would end up with a job suiting him, but I couldn't think of what it would be.
At the start I thought it might be a video where all the characters were different types of presenters, since Jer's happy attitude made me think he could be being a game show presenter.
Anyway, Kathleen really has some problems if she's getting STDs and still feels the urge to call up a sex line at work. =P
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Lisra » 11 May 2010, 00:43

To quote the phailhaüs: This is very silly.

And that's what's cool about it. It's a bit like a python idea, but trying to imagine John Cleese instead of Graham makes my head explode so its just as well it isn't one.

Good work all round. Imagine the after-work drinking session where James' and Kathleen's characters work.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Ottoman » 11 May 2010, 02:00

CGAdam wrote:One question: who played the drowning person?
Tally's twitter post implied that it was Jer.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Master Gunner » 11 May 2010, 03:37

Kathleen looks so cute when she's being pervy.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Splunge » 11 May 2010, 04:03

For me, the real standout performance in this video was Jer. He played the role to perfection, with a great progression from scene to scene as the jobs get harder (heh) to find. Graham's part was really more of a one-trick pony. Sure, you can put him in several different jobs, but it's still basically the same joke.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby HarryBentley » 11 May 2010, 05:24

Excellent stuff guys, had to avoid pissing myself at the post-credits. :mrgreen:
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Re: Split Decision

Postby aeric90 » 11 May 2010, 06:30

Splunge wrote:Graham's part was really more of a one-trick pony. Sure, you can put him in several different jobs, but it's still basically the same joke.


I disagree. Graham did a good job of visual conveying that somewhere inside the announcer was a normal and very frustrated person who just lost the ability to communicate normally. Someone pointed out that this was particularly apparent after the whole drowning incident. I don't think this bit would have worked as well if he was just gleefully fucking-up every job he got. Everyone did a great job, but Graham did more than just be an obnoxious voice.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Emperor Gum » 11 May 2010, 07:08

Please let it be Paul. Except for Jer's audio sounding a bit odd to me, it was a superb video, the acting all round was particularly strong. Graham's pleased look at the end was nice, good for that character!
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Casandro » 11 May 2010, 10:19

Aww, no flag store. :(
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Metcarfre » 11 May 2010, 14:08

Casandro wrote:Aww, no flag store. :(


Indeed.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Graham » 11 May 2010, 14:36

Ottoman wrote:
CGAdam wrote:One question: who played the drowning person?
Tally's twitter post implied that it was Jer.
Yeah, even though he was the other character in the video, he is also the only one of us who's done real, actual lifeguard training.
So he knows how to safely hide underwater for an entire line delivery.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Buzz001 » 11 May 2010, 14:38

Haha just noticed the Island Sexual Health leaflet on the desk in the last shot with Kathleen. Win
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Re: Split Decision

Postby tak197 » 11 May 2010, 14:41

I figured as much. Didn't he say in a LRRcast that he was almost on the Oak Bay Synchronized Swimming team?
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Sieg Reyu » 11 May 2010, 14:45

Terrific acting n Jer's part. I felt he played Matthew Mick-Con-A-Hey very well.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Machalllewis » 11 May 2010, 14:58

Okay so summarising. We like Jer's up beat stuff. We love it. We also like the G-stars ending smile. When it gets all sweet. Are those the two most awesome parts? Yay or nay?
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Re: Split Decision

Postby MostlyImprov » 11 May 2010, 17:05

I would have liked to have seen a little bit more in the way of depression and, eventually, relief on the part of the announcer, but still very silly indeed and rather enjoyable.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Emperor Gum » 12 May 2010, 08:00

Machalllewis wrote:Okay so summarising. We like Jer's up beat stuff. We love it. We also like the G-stars ending smile. When it gets all sweet. Are those the two most awesome parts? Yay or nay?

Yay!
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Re: Split Decision

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 13 May 2010, 02:34

Wow, has it really taken me till Thursday to find the time to watch this? For shame!

Really great video, and outstanding performances from Graham and Jer. The only problem I had was Kathleen's bit; it looked pretty much like "random contorted facial expressions through the ages", rather than a believable reaction to being announced that you have herpes.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Graham » 13 May 2010, 10:17

The reactions was supposed to be more "why is it so loud, oh god people can hear me!" not actually reacting to the herpes. Which she probably already knew about.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Master Gunner » 13 May 2010, 11:18

Her eyebrows were hilarious.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby 666bloodyhell666 » 13 May 2010, 16:45

That was pure gold. I had to bite my lip to stop laughing so loudly or I would have woken up my parents. But Man you guys hit the ball out of the park with this one.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 14 May 2010, 02:41

Graham wrote:The reactions was supposed to be more "why is it so loud, oh god people can hear me!" not actually reacting to the herpes. Which she probably already knew about.

Okay, I'll fix my previous statement:

ThrashJazzAssassin wrote:The only problem I had was Kathleen's bit; it looked pretty much like "random contorted facial expressions through the ages", rather than a believable reaction to anything.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Graham » 14 May 2010, 02:48

Well fine then, Mr. Complains-alot :)
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Re: Split Decision

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 14 May 2010, 10:12

I complain because I love.
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Re: Split Decision

Postby Emperor Gum » 14 May 2010, 14:26

I complain because I love? You sound like my ex-wife! [gunfire]
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