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Paper Boy

Postby Matt » 18 Jan 2010, 08:00

Fine dining has been taken to a whole new level.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... -Paper-Boy

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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Yaxley » 18 Jan 2010, 08:08

And James takes "Always know where your towel is" to a whole new level.

Great acting in this one.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Metcarfre » 18 Jan 2010, 08:08

... And Tim keeps up his fine tradition of not wearing pants.

Y'know, I'd say this was Toilet Humour 2, to a certain extent.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Machalllewis » 18 Jan 2010, 08:09

Gotta say, I love slidey and then risey Graham.

Reminds me of something, I'm not sure what. I don't wanna say Monty Python cause I'm sure you guys have heard that enough times now.

I liked the video, very quirky, but not one of your best punch-lines. Don't get me wrong, well delivered and reacted to and everything, it was just too obvious and you could see it coming from a mile away. I actually expected you to hang a lampshade (to use the tv tropes parlance) on such an ending in some way (kinda like you did with Wakey Wakey) but it didn't end up happening.

I enjoyed everything else about the vid, the banter between Graham and Tim, the little jokes and James's sting were great. It was just kind of a textbook obvious punchline to me.

Maybe I'm wrong though. I'm interested in seeing what everyone else thinks.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby elvor » 18 Jan 2010, 08:18

Agreed about the punchline, it was obvious. But totally saved by the delivery, especially Tim's reaction.

Also, the stinger was FANTASTIC.

Other highlights include Graham's face after being asked for this year's blend, and Tim being unsure what to do with the 'sample' paper.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Gildae » 18 Jan 2010, 08:25

Great stuff guys.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Ottoman » 18 Jan 2010, 08:42

metcarfre wrote:Y'know, I'd say this was Toilet Humour 2, to a certain extent.
Really? I'd say completely. They might have not titled it as such just to keep the Escapees from feeling left out.

Speaking of which, yes it was a good video and all, but more notable is that there doesn't seem to be a mixed reaction at all over there; everyone who's commented so far has really loved it. So, well done with showing them what you're made of, and bringing in moar fans.

EDIT: Kathleen and Tim should have a reaction face face-off!
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Katie » 18 Jan 2010, 08:56

I really, really enjoyed this video. You created a creepily believable world in that toilet cubicle, and all the details about different types and vintages of toilet paper had me laughing all over the place.

As to the punchline being obvious, well, I guess so, but a sketch isn't all about the punchline. Some of my favourite sketches have relatively poor punchlines, but the rest of the sketch is what makes them memorable and awesome.

In this instance, I thought the punchline was good, but I will watch it again for all the funny that leads up to it.

Also, judging from comments on The Escapist, you've created brand new insecurities about wiping habits. Bravo!
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Machalllewis » 18 Jan 2010, 09:03

Just to re-iterate I wasn't saying it was a bad video and I agree that the sketch isn't all about the punchline, I just thought that this paticular video had a bit of an obvious one. It's just a bit of a minor criticism.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Katie » 18 Jan 2010, 09:15

Of course, sorry if I got a bit overzealous there, I just thought the set-up was clever enough to carry the punchline, essentially :)
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Dave-O_Boy » 18 Jan 2010, 09:23

Bah for some reason the Escapist refuses to load for me.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Garth » 18 Jan 2010, 09:35

How much fun did you guys have coming up with all of the silly names for the different types of paper?
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby wolfflight » 18 Jan 2010, 09:43

This video has an excellent vintage. Tim and the sample paper made me crack up like none other.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Master Gunner » 18 Jan 2010, 10:06

Let me guess: Out of the way basement UVic bathroom?
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Tim » 18 Jan 2010, 10:11

Garth wrote:How much fun did you guys have coming up with all of the silly names for the different types of paper?

Many funs were had.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby WBAGNR » 18 Jan 2010, 10:21

Is having a little bit after the credits a thing that you've started doing for the Escapist? Because I don't really remember them being that many in other videos previous to 'The job' and 'Paper boy'.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Emperor Gum » 18 Jan 2010, 10:26

Not as good as last week, but still pretty good. This was clearly Toilet Humour 2; Tim had big boots to fill, but he stood up to Andy. The punchline was a bit weak, I guess.

Question, did last week mark season 8, is season 7 going to be extra long or will season 7 end in October as normal? Will there even be seasons any more?
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Keab42 » 18 Jan 2010, 10:29

Ah toilet humour. I do love LRRs take on traditional toilet humour and this is a sequel in spirit if not in name to the one with Andy. Brilliant, it will be interesting to see the full escapist reaction to this.

I also found this especially funny because I saw this episode of QI just the other night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rertpJPid1k
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Tim » 18 Jan 2010, 10:30

Don't take this as set in stone, but I think the way we're looking at it is that Season 7 started last week with "The Job" and will go until the last week of December, and Season 8 will start in January 2011. So Season 6 included all the way up until "Wakey Wakey".

Or something.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Pigmy Wurm » 18 Jan 2010, 10:45

you guys really like exploring the humorous possibilities of the bathroom attendant.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Master Gunner » 18 Jan 2010, 11:04

Well how could they pass it up? "Bathroom Attendant" just screams out with so many comedic possibilities, yet is painfully under-utilized.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby Machalllewis » 18 Jan 2010, 11:10

Master Gunner wrote:Well how could they pass it up? "Bathroom Attendant" just screams out with so many comedic possibilities, yet is painfully under-utilized.


Moar liek Bathroom ASSttendant. Amirite?
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby JohnyMcmuffin » 18 Jan 2010, 12:02

James was my favorite, followed closely by slidy Graham. Overall, not my favorite video, but still entertaining and well done.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby GreigKM » 18 Jan 2010, 12:33

Machalllewis wrote:Moar liek Bathroom ASSttendant. Amirite?


Yes. Yes you are.
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Re: Paper Boy

Postby goat » 18 Jan 2010, 12:54

I love you guys so much right now. That was amazing!

Also, things that I noticed:

1) There is still plenty of toilet paper visible in the dispenser
2) Either Tim went commando for that or he kept his undies on and well hidden (probably the latter, which would appear to suggest briefs rather than boxers. You're welcome internet, and I'm so so sorry for pointing that out, Tim)
3) The escapist intro is in some kind of weird super stereo for me


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Gildae wrote:Great stuff guys.
All I have to say is...

I wipe back to front.


... and you're also european. Way to play into stereotypes!
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