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Friends and Family

Postby Matt » 28 May 2012, 11:15

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Re: Friends and Family

Postby Under_Score » 28 May 2012, 12:03

Stinger was the best part, in my opinion. The real punchline of the whole thing.
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 28 May 2012, 12:26

The second questionable-paternity stinger in as many weeks, no less. And yeah, that was great, although I think the pre-credits punchline was pretty damn strong in its own right. I also love the dramatic "45 minutes later" titles.

Interesting how Neighbourhood Wireless, while obviously having waaaay too much personal information on their clients, aren't exactly the bad guy in this sketch.

Really good performances from Paul and Kathleen over such long takes!
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby Lord Hosk » 28 May 2012, 12:46

That was awesome!

Great work guys.
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby AlexanderDitto » 28 May 2012, 13:40

Oh.

OH.

OH... oh god.

Goddamnit, Paul! That was sneaky. A funny video, brought to the mountaintop of funniness by an excellent stinger that I did not see coming, surprisingly.
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby KyrieEleison » 28 May 2012, 14:44

I didn't get the stinger before. Thanks - now the joke actually makes sense and is funny.
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby Trinhinn » 28 May 2012, 15:24

Gotta ask...was the pet store a Pet Valu?
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby General Michi » 28 May 2012, 16:09

See now THAT was a dark ending. Funny, but dark. Nice one folks :)
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby WAYF » 28 May 2012, 19:37

Woooooow, the stinger. Top notch!

(Second-best bit was the "45 minutes later" thing. I guess you didn't really have the time or the necessary structure to shoot a Customer Servicing 2? :P )
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby MotorWaffle » 28 May 2012, 21:02

I feel confident in saying best. stinger.EVAH!
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby Kapol » 28 May 2012, 21:46

I liked the reaction in the stinger made me chuckle. Good episode overall. The rep scolding the customer on the meaning of real friendship was hilarious, as was using it to try getting him to upgrade his plan.

General Michi wrote:See now THAT was a dark ending. Funny, but dark. Nice one folks :)


I wouldn't call that a very dark ending. He didn't seem too shocked to find out the truth in any case.
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby Darkobra » 28 May 2012, 22:26

That stinger was like a punch in the stomach.

I didn't say it wasn't funny!
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby EbolaCola » 28 May 2012, 22:30

I think that if you dug deep enough you would find that almost every LRR sketch can be dark.
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby SilPho » 29 May 2012, 01:20

EbolaCola wrote:I think that if you dug deep enough you would find that almost every LRR sketch can be dark.


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Re: Friends and Family

Postby phlip » 29 May 2012, 01:49

Twice in a row with stingers involving fathers who may or may not actually be fathers.

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Re: Friends and Family

Postby aeric90 » 29 May 2012, 03:01

So we have a UFL refernce, a MEN Menwork reference, a Neighborhood Wireless reference, and a pet store reference. Outside of cH the most Meta LRR skit ever?
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby tamaness » 29 May 2012, 03:04

aeric90 wrote:So we have a UFL refernce, a MEN Menwork reference, a Neighborhood Wireless reference, and a pet store reference. Outside of cH the most Meta LRR skit ever?

Barring the old season finales, probably.
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby CSt » 29 May 2012, 08:29

I just read something about fine print and thought "Yep, Paul has written a video again. About time."
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby Dibria » 29 May 2012, 10:36

Oh that stinger, so so awesome.
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby The Tortured Soul » 29 May 2012, 18:38

aeric90 wrote:So we have a UFL refernce, a MEN Menwork reference, a Neighborhood Wireless reference, and a pet store reference. Outside of cH the most Meta LRR skit ever?


Oh I've been a LRR fan for a while (since the first Unskippable) and have watched a big chunk of the back catalogue, but it has been a while and my memory is poor...

I'm probably going to kick myself when the answer is given but I'm gunna ask anyway. Where is Neighborhood Wireless from?

Anyway loved this video, had me in stitches!
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby Lord Hosk » 29 May 2012, 19:14

I was kinda hoping that when she said "you can call him if you upgrade to the everyone plan" he said yes, and then she responds, you dont need to, Ill connect you to your friend.

But that wouldnt have been funny.
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby Dominic Appleguard » 29 May 2012, 19:39

The Tortured Soul wrote:Oh I've been a LRR fan for a while (since the first Unskippable) and have watched a big chunk of the back catalogue, but it has been a while and my memory is poor...

I'm probably going to kick myself when the answer is given but I'm gunna ask anyway. Where is Neighborhood Wireless from?

"Customer Servicing", from 2008. Considering this is the first time a video has called back to Neighborhood Wireless, that reference qualifies as "uber obscure".

Fortunately, you don't need to get the in-joke to enjoy the video.
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby Jamfalcon » 29 May 2012, 20:48

Actually, I think it was also referenced early in cHustle, when dealing with the broken iPhones.
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby phlip » 29 May 2012, 22:31

Yeah, IIRC it came up in cH that cH-Graham was working for Neighbourhood Wireless... while real-Graham was working for Rogers Wireless. (Get it? It's a pun!)
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Re: Friends and Family

Postby Lord Chrusher » 30 May 2012, 03:49

That is not quite a pun.
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