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Check it Out is one of my favorite TV shows and I have seen the dozen episodes (to date) at least 5 times a piece. I have watched many Tim and Eric Awesome Show episodes and don't find them nearly as funny. John C. Reilly has created an even funnier and more ridiculous character than the one he had in Tim and Eric's show. Some of the things he say are so bizarre and off-the-wall that it is nearly impossible not to laugh. His facial expressions and clumsiness just add to the comedy of the show. The guest actors are clearly inexperienced, but still seem realistic in their reactions to Brule's antics. Brule mispronounces nearly every guest's name, yet it still doesn't get old. Parts of the show are disgusting, but also tolerable because I find myself laughing a majority of the time. It is a shame that the episodes are so short and only two seasons exist thus far, because this show is a true gem.
With Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!, Tim and Eric created an
environment where they could do literally anything and it didn't
matter. Beyond a few repeat characters and skits, the episodes didn't
link at all and neither did the individual parts of each episode.
Whereas with Check it Out, we have a "normal" set up and flow to each
episode. Whether or not this is better or worse is up to opinion, but
one thing is for sure, it's completely hilarious.
Steve Brule was never one of my favorite characters from Awesome Show, I preferred the the oddballs like Richard Dunn, David Liebe Hart and James Quall, but this show managed to round him out more and give him more quirks and nuances that are infinitely hysterical. Every guest he has he mispronounces their names, he's always cut off mid-sentence and he has some severe family problems, but miraculously these jokes make me crack up each and every time. Just as in Awesome Show, the comedic timing and editing is spot on, and this time it even further parodies every local access show ever made perfectly. If I didn't know about it, I could easily see it playing on a local channel.
The new characters more than hold a candle to the old, and are probably some of my favorite parts of every episode. Whether its Doug Prispreed's confusing sport reports, Terry Bruge Hiplo's offpaced movie reviews or Carol Krabit's useless predictions, I'm dying from laughter every time. Where do they get these people!?
Adding structure to comedy like Tim and Eric's seems like an oxymoron, but it works, maybe not for everyone, but for me. I cant judge which I like more, because for me I consider this just an extension on the Awesome Show. One thing is for sure about both, on first glimpse it looks like it was thrown together sloppily in minutes, but there is actually comedic reasoning and timing for every joke, every bad edit and every cut in and cut out. Tim and Eric create a tedious form of awful quality like no one else, and their shows make me laugh like no one else's.
I started watching this show when the second season started and from
the start I loved it. I have always been a fan of Tim Hiedecker and
Eric Wareheim's humor style and I think I actually like this show
better than their previous show, Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!,
not to say that that show isn't great.
Basically this is a spin-off of Awesome Show featuring character Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly), in his very own "public access" show where each episode has a topic (animals, food, etc.) which he finds out more about by interviewing various people, among other things.
Dr. Steve Brule is pretty much an idiot (which is why he is so hilarious), he mispronounces words and names on a regular basis, most commonly by adding an "r" (e.g. Drumpster instead of dumpster, bringo instead of bingo, broat instead of boat, etc.), among other things (for example, in an episode about money, he went to a casino and found "the easiest machine in the house" which was a change machine, and said that "you win every time" and that "you put in one of paper and it gives you four of coin", hilarious). I also like the "what did we learn today" segment at the end of each episode. As a matter of fact, "dumpsters are a great place to keep crabs fresh" and "one of paper equals four of coin" are two of my favorite phrases.
Personally I love the show, and if you are a fan of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and their strange and hilarious brand of comedy, this may be worth checking out.
Check it out! with Dr. Steve Brule may not be the best thing Tim and
Eric have created but honestly, that's a very tough act to follow. The
show is still very funny, very well done and also very interesting, for
it gives new insight on Steve Brule's personal life and personality. It
feels like a real public-access show that could take place in real
life, even though a lot of the situations aren't exactly plausible they
still feel real. You laugh at Steve Brule's awkwardness but at the same
time you can feel really sorry for him as well. Especially since he's
not even noticing he's doing anything wrong, much like a child telling
jokes at a talent show would.
This show goes beyond just plain old weird, this show is flat out disturbing. Though the show isn't constantly unsettling, that's pretty much why it's disturbing. In the middle of the show there's usually something that's so disturbing that it taints the rest of the show and maybe the rest of the series. Steve Brule is also so naive about the incredibly disturbing stuff happening around him that you feel extremely sorry for him...and then you realize he somehow got a TV show on a public channel and you start laughing your ass off. This show is definitely hilarious and makes me laugh just as hard as I do watching Awesome Show, and because of its short running time it doesn't get stale. This show is definitely not for everyone (as is pretty much everything Tim and Eric) but if you can stand some comedy that's unbelievably not pretty definitely watch it.
Dr. Brule has taught me so much about life. We all need the shining
beacon of truth that is Dr. Steve Brule in order to survive and thrive.
How can anyone muddle through their monotonous, workaday lives without
being able to reflect upon the experiences that Dr. Brule has shared? I
guess just Hunks. What did we learn? -Dumpsters keep seafood fresh -1
of paper equals 4 of coin -Dr. Brule goes to Church of Santa Claus-who
cares? -Wizard finger smells like fried chicken -Hitting your head
makes going to the bathroom easy -Some jumbo jrets don't have
restaurants -Horse eggs taste like dirty hand -Poison keeps boys in
line -Mobin couldn't hack it
Check it out, Dingus.
I am very surprised that the rating on this show is so high. It is probably due to the ones reviewing are weirdos, like me. I like a simple show. It doesn't need a weekly budget of 1.7 million dollars to be entertaining. Or a cast of 12 highly paid actors/actresses. But this show seems to have a weekly budget of around $173.00 and a cast of a very few, little known people. And most of the budget goes to the catering staff! And the people in charge of the cutting room should be fired! (Yes, I know it is made that way too feel cheap!) No, really, this show is really entertaining to the Tim and Eric crowd. T&E had Dr Brule on one of their shows. If you do not like T&E, you won't like this. BTW...We need to get some new T&E shows! PLEASE!!!
honestly, this show is about as funny as it gets. like it's definitely more of a stupid kind of funny, but it's still hilarious. i never thought it would be that funny. my favorite episode is either "church" or "words". i did not expect it to be so funny. if you're a fan of the stupid kind of funny, this show is right up your alley. i love it so much!!! it was a genius idea to show other members of the news cast. Scott clam is arguably the funniest part of the show. Doug Prispreed is also A1. honestly i had no idea what to expect from this show, but boy am i glad i watched it. i 100% recommend it to basically everybody who doesn't think they're too mature for things like this. god i just love it so much i watch repeats whenever i can.
I've watched every episode from Season 1-4 and just about every one of
them has made me literally laugh out loud. My coworkers and I
frequently quote the show or speak in "Brule" talk at least daily.
Today one of my colleges said he had "A burger, name of Cheese" for
lunch (that would be a cheeseburger). Even my mom liked it. She liked
Carol Krabbit's "Your fortune" the most. "You now belong to a demon
family. Sorry!". There are definitely some disturbing and totally
awkward parts of the show, but that only adds to the overall weirdness
and humor. The ability to make a show that appears so poorly edited and
produced probably takes a lot of work. From what I've read, they
actually use a VHS player to insert some of the editing effects which
make it appear cheaply made.
Overall a total win. But be advised, it may not be your kind of humor. If not, just move on. It's certainly not for everyone.
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John C. Reilly really creates a fun, interesting, creepy and very
disturbing character in Steve Brule. Some is laugh out loud funny and
some is just plain sad. Great stuff with Tim and Eric as well. About 7
episodes are laugh out loud funny. About 3 are half funny and half not.
And then about 2 are not funny at all. Overall though, I give this one
an 8. You can't stop watching it. You will love this one if you love
the Tim and Eric humor. If you do not love their humor, you may not
appreciate this type of comedy.
I always like seeing John C. Reilly though no matter what, but I really did enjoy this one. Worth the watch very much so in my opinion. You'll also get a good kick out of the phrases Steve Brule uses as well as how he pronounces peoples last names.
John. C Reilly has proved to be one of the most versatile and
interesting actors to grace our screens in recent years, appearing in
blockbusters Boogie Nights & Gangs of New York - alongside Daniel Day
Lewis who is arguably the finest actor of our time. And who could
forget his performance in Magnolia. He has recently leaned towards the
sort of slap-stick gross out comedy characterised by the work of Peter
and Bobby Farrelly - which brings us to his latest incarnation as
hapless buffoon ''Dr. Steve Brule''.
Quite what Reilly is trying to achieve here is hard to put your finger on. Part moron part innocent, Brule appears in situations ranging from the massage table to the health-food shop offering advice on health and lifestyle to any one who will listen. Low-fi editing and production values add to the odd charm of this deeply grotesque character, who has one of the most odd speech impediments I have ever experienced. David I am really not sure what to think about this - but I can't look away.
Im giving it 3 and a half stars.
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