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Me and the Big Guy (1999)

| Comedy, Sci-Fi, Short
In a totalitarian society Big Brother watches everyone. That means he also must see Citizen 43275-B all the time. How unlucky.





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Cast overview:
Citizen 43275-B (as Mike Naughton)
Dan Kern ...
Stormtrooper #1
Stormtrooper #2
Tom Wheatley ...
Esmé Nix ...
Voice (voice)


Citizen 43275-B isn't too unhappy in his prison cell. Not even when there's a totalitarian society, with powers so great that the thought police can come and get you. No, Citizen 43275-B is happy. He has a mate in his cell: Big Guy, a serious looking Big Brother, showed there on a screen to inflict fear. Whenever he has experienced anything, Big Brother is the first to know. But there is a point of saturation, Big Brother is so sick of it he speaks up. "Stop calling me the Big Guy", he shouts angrily. After the first amazement, Citizen 43275-B sees all kind of new possibilities. Before the revolution he was lonely, after the revolution he had a new friend. A friend that he now can use to play yahtzee with or even sing a song for. Someone will soon face the consequences. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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1984 just ain't like it used to be


Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short





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Big Brother: Let me explain something here. Big Brother is a name we use to suggest an omniscient totalitarian presence. It's not supposed to be taken literally. I'm your oppressor, not your friend.
Citizen 43275-B: But is says in the re-education manual that Big Brother is our friend.
Big Brother: That's just empty political propaganda. It doesn't mean... It doesn't mean I wanna hear your stupid knock knock jokes.
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A Friend Like Me
Written and Produced by John Ballinger
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Really funny
6 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I ran across this little 10 minute gem by accident. It will be absolutely hilarious to anyone who has read 1984 and watched one of the dramatic adaptations. Basically it's Orwell meets a contemporary Seinfeld show style nerd who wants to be everyone's friend. It's true to the book, too.

There is a scene with visiting thought police that is comedy gold.

Listen to the telescreen announcer, and also, watch for "Winston Smith's" book.

Highly recommended. (I am REALLY trying to get this review to be 10 lines so IMDb will accept it. There's not that much you can say about a 10 minute short.)

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