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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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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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 »


John: [the guys are getting ready to burn a baby. John runs in from nowhere] No! No!
[grabs baby and throws it]
Michael Ian Black: You asshole! That was our kindling!
Michael Showalter: Hey, nifty spiral dude. Did you play college ball?
David Wain: What's your name?
John: John.
David Wain: Oh, that's, that's a beautiful name.
Michael Ian Black: Is that Navajo?
Michael Showalter: Hey, hey, John, John. D-D-Did you ever suck a dog's dick?
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »


Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Simon & Garfunkel (as Simon and Garfunkel)
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Stella at their Best
12 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, Stella Shorts are great! Lots of patrons from The State and Stella, the TV show. I never knew that Stella could have gotten any better then they were on the TV show Stella or even Comedy Central Presents: Stella. I also never knew short comedies could be any good. My favorite ones were Pizza, Racking Leaves, The Woods and David arranges to a meeting with his long lost cousin Greg. I think over all that David was the funniest one. Its funny when he doesn't make sense. I like the music in the shorts. Thats something I pay attention to a lot. They always had good taste in music. I wish they still made shorts, either that or bring back there sitcom. I hope they continue making good and funny comedy.

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