Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Home Movies

Have you seen this show?

If you answered 'no' to that question then O.M.G! Get thee to an entertainment emporium of choice immediately! Purchase said DVDs, plug in, sit back and laugh your ass off at what might be the funniest animated show made in the last 10 years. Home Movies, the brainchild of Brendan Small (who went on to co-create the death metal cartoon Metalocalypse) follows Brendan, Jason & Melissa, a trio of not yet 10-somethings on their quest to create a piece of homegrown film magic in each episode. They encounter many detractors and obstacles (usually in the form of the hapless, yet loveable, meany Coach McGuirk) along the way, often under a gross lack of parental guidance. For the most part the kids have a better grasp on life than the adults do and that's part of what makes this show SO damn hilarious.

I asked the bee, off the top of his head, what his favorite HM moment would be and he presented me with a rambling list of highlights ranging from "When Jason tries to get the phrase 'We-Ow' into the local vernacular, the speech Jason & Brendon give at Camp Campingston Falls dressed as the "evil" camp directors before they perform 'Welcome To Hell', the song Brendan & Jason sing in the episode 'Starboy and the Captain of Outer Space', and finally the scene from the wedding episode where Brendan breaks out in hives and locks himself in the bathroom while Jason & Melissa try desperately to coax him out". I realize that if you've never seen the show than none of what I've just said makes any sense, but that just means that you have all that more to look forward to when you finally DO see this amazing piece of television!

Here is a clip from the episode "Director's Cut" where Brendan is pressured to produce Duane's (he's the Joey Ramone clone) rock opera "Franz Kafka", an adaptation of Kafka's The Metamorphosis.

If you are familiar with the show, what are some of your favorite moments in Home Movies history?