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Crossballs: The Debate Show 

In this parody of topical debate shows, Crossballs pits unsuspecting real experts against comedians posing as experts, debating each other on various issues.
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In this parody of topical debate shows, Crossballs pits unsuspecting real experts against comedians posing as experts, debating each other on various issues.

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What seems real... isn't.

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6 July 2004 (USA)  »

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Most the dialogue was improvised by the cast. The other guests had no idea that the show was staged and believed that they were appearing on a real public affairs debate program. See more »

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Host: Shooting strangers with paintball guns in illegal!
Various Characters: No, it's not. It's not illegal if I spill coffee on someone's shirt, so why is it illegal if they get a little paint on it?
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Referenced in Tosh.0: I Like Turtles Kid (2010) See more »

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Hilarious---just absolutely hilarious and outrageous. A home run.
1 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This fake show takes professional comedians pretending to be "experts" in one field or another, and has them debating real experts in those fields, on a CNN-Crossfire-type show.

Combined with video clips prepared in advance, and hilarious graphics re-iterating something that's just been uttered a second previous, this parody is hilarious because of the outrageousness of the characters played by the comics, as well as our knowledge that the real experts think they are on a bona-fide cable interview program, and we know they're being had.

It's brilliant, outrageous and simply hilarious. I laugh so hard and so often during Crossballs that damn near soil myself each time I watch.


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