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Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy | Video 20 December 2002
STELLA is a three-man comedy troupe from New York City, comprised of well-known comedians/actors Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Michael Ian Black. Though the three have made a living ... See full summary »
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College Buddy
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Woman at Yoga Class
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STELLA is a three-man comedy troupe from New York City, comprised of well-known comedians/actors Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Michael Ian Black. Though the three have made a living performing at comedy clubs, they are perhaps best known for their home-made short films. The STELLA SHORTS have garnered cult success because of their nonsensical plotlines, absurd dialogue, graphic sexual humor, sporatic violence, and sheer hilarity. This DVD showcases the trio's first twenty-three adventures, each one more bizarre and hysterical than the last. Highlights include: a game of whiffleball that goes terribly awry, an expedition to the South Pole (?) to meet Santa Claus, an edge-of-your-seat moustache-growing contest, a twisted "whodunit"-style murder mystery, and much, much more. Written by Matt Huls (cowman777@hotmail.com)

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The Gothic versions of Michael, Michael, and David in the "Saturday" short are a call-back to characters in Stella's stage act (which accompanied the "Saturday" short) See more »

Quotes

Michael Showalter: Wait! You can't burn a baby!
David Wain: Haven't you heard of Vietnam? All we did over there was burn babies. Now come on, give me a hand.
Michael Showalter: I guess you're right.
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Spin-off Michael & Michael Have Issues. (2009) See more »

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Fire and Rain
Performed by James Taylor
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Not enough stuff like this being made.
3 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hilarious and low-budget comedy at it's best. This set of unique individual sketches with extensive self-referential humor is reminiscent of a really raunchy Kids in the Hall. Be prepared for some of the most random and recitation worthy lines, filled with ethnic slurs and awful language. Sex toys included!

There should be more comedy like this around today. This collection of sketches on one DVD will warrant many viewings and reviewings in order to appreciate some of the parts. If you enjoyed The State and/or Wet Hot American Summer, get ready for some more glory. If you are even considering this for younger audiences I would say that every child on earth should see this.


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