Tragedy + Time = Comedy 52 – Things Guys Like (Part 2)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
June 1, 2017
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Rick Rosner: Without doing the next level of analysis about how dumb it is that you can entertain guys just by putting women on trampolines, it is like that Mike Judge story that was in the New York Times, where he talked about in the world of Idiocracy is the picture of the Oscars as two hours of a butt that occasionally farts.
It is a farty butt for 2 hours. A part of the production of Idiocracy. They made a section of the movie a farting butt. They showed it, as part of production, to an audience of young men, and they went crazy for the farting butt movie.
[Laughing] They sat there and laughed their asses off, and went crazy for the farting butt movie. Mike Judge said we should just show them this movie rather than Idiocracy. It was similar to The Man Show. People liked it and didn’t necessarily get dumbness and satire that was built into it.
Jimmy and Adam did 4 years of it, and then wanted to move onto other things. Comedy Central squeezed another season out of it, with Joe Rogan or some guy. It was misogynistic. It was shittier. The jokes were worse. It was just a worse show.
The show itself didn’t get that it was supposed to be making fun of what guys stereotypically like. They just appealed to that lowest common denominator. Okay, anyway, that’s enough of that.
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American Television Writer
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
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