steve.oedekerk.com (1997 TV Movie)
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Most of the skits are absolutely moronic. There's lots of unfunny jokes about babies (in space!), skits with a skeleton, and the increasingly obnoxious "Glass Booth Guy" series (a gas station worker who taunts the late night customers), as well as some lame stand-up. A good portion of the special features CG characters who may have looked alright 10 years ago, but they're very dated today. One of the only things that mildly amused me was the closing song, "Things You Never Hear People Say." Thomas F. Wilson also gave me a couple of giggles from his awkward reactions in a skit where he was interviewing an insane film director (played, of course, by Oedekerk). Other laughs were few and far between.
There's no question that there were a lot of talented people involved with this special, but it seems like most of their talent was wasted. Perhaps I'm being harsh and am not in the right frame of mind to enjoy it (I think I'd need a loaded bong), but for me this "special" wasn't.
Steve.Oedekerk.Com (or The O Show) is one of the best, if not the best thing director Steve Oedekerk has done. What is sad that is an undeservedly forgotten film. It needs to be seen everywhere. What else is shocking is that even after 18 years, the Internet is just like what this makes it out to be. Nonsensical Anarchy. Which is a very good thing.
Bits I remember fondly: A man is paranoid that he's being followed around town, and you'd think he'd be able to spot his stalker, but the stalker is a very nimble jumbo jet.
A movie director is in an interview discussing his new romantic comedy, which he is sure will be a box office blockbuster. His interviewer is concerned that he is right for all of the wrong reasons. After all, the title of the new movie is 'Jurassic Park' and it doesn't have anything to do with dinosaurs.
A skeleton (with eyeballs) is doing stand-up comedy. "Who likes impressions? Here's Mel Gibson in Ransom: (screaming)'Give me back my son!' (laughter) And this is Mel Gibson in Braveheart: (screaming louder) 'We want freeeedoooom! (laughter) Yeah, yeah, so the ultimate Mel Gibson impression: (louder than ever) ' My son wants his freeeeeeeeeedoooooooooooom!'" God, the look on the skeleton's face was priceless.
Man, now I wanna see it again, but how can I? Sad face.