What's the 'darkest' comedy?

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Post by Kino » Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:21 pm

Yeah I've seen Salad Fingers - disturbing on many, many levels.
For those of you who haven't seen it, it's full of lines like "I like it when the red water comes out" and "I like rusty spoons.. I... I like to touch them. The feeling of rust against my salad fingers is almost orgasmic"

Now that you mention it I can kind of see the influences but Salad fingers is more on the acid-weird level. For those who are interested it can be found here http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/salad+fingers/

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Post by I am his wife now » Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:23 pm

Someone in my class is always saying 'I like it when the red water comes out'

It is a bit of a marmitey program
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Post by Kino » Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:26 pm

I once read the Salad Fingers Thesis... although I think it's offline now, somebody actually analysed the whole series. Very strange. There was some kind of thing about Salad Fingers being a cannibal, which I can totally believe. I dunno if I can classify Salad Fingers as a comedy, it's pretty much unclassifiable. It's just... Odd.

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Post by Emma_Tish-ue Shearsmith » Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:32 pm

Thanks for the link Kino, i've just watched a little bit of it and i quite like it, cause i liked weird things :lol:

Almost can't help laughing about it.

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Post by Judee Levinson » Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:36 pm

I think it's bloody brilliant "I see - then I must leave. but first I shall caress this rusty kettle" :lol:
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Post by T Bird » Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:53 pm

Ditto for bringing that to my attention. Almost wet myself watching that at my desk. Tried to pass it off as water going down the wrong way but don't think my boss was convinced! :oops:

Will watch more when I get home!!
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Post by jessie » Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:17 pm

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Post by a1tiptop » Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:54 pm

Kino wrote: Now that you mention it I can kind of see the influences but Salad fingers is more on the acid-weird level. For those who are interested it can be found here http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/salad+fingers/
Thanks so much for that link Kino. I love this! I'm a convert. :D
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Post by dave's wife » Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:21 pm

it scared the bejeezes out of me! but i loved it. i saw it about a week ago and i have had reaccuring nightmares of it since....
'Beg me Ross, beg me like a little doggy'
'Please do as he says, and don't make him angry - he can do things!' ..we can only dream of those things.....
'typical..absolutely typical....this is exactly how nazi germany started!'

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Post by I am his wife now » Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:22 pm

I loved mable in ep 5, its nice hearing someone who isnt salad fingers speak in understandable english
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Post by Kino » Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:41 pm

Most of David Firth's (the guys who does Salad Fingers) other work isn't good but this one is great, very dark and morbidly funny.

http://www.fat-pie.com/scribblewatch.htm

A good example of black comedy :D

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Post by Tubbs get undressed » Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:47 pm

Oooooooh i LOVE Salad Fingers! David Firth is truely amazing. I was gonna post a topic about his work but didn't think many people would be interested.
Salad Fingers 2 is my fave, and video dating tape is pure genious
Is that why i have to wash my face with a potato?

Kind of like a .. David .. Brown.


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Post by Bex » Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:18 pm

Er. Was I supposed to laugh at that?

Ergh. Really didn't like it. Don't get me wrong, I love my animation, I love the dark, the macarbe & the sinister. But I also like those things to be cleverly done.
That was plain unfunny.

It was like it was trying to be different/weird/unsettling, which takes out the whole point of it being those things.

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Post by Asudo » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:35 pm

Salad Fingers disturbs me... especially the voice *shivers*
I watched the first one a few months ago and was frankly baffled.

Nighty Night is very dark, especially the last ep. There's a real divide in my house, my dad and me love that sort of thing, but my mum and my brother can't understand why it's funny at all...

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Post by Bex » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:01 pm

Asudo wrote: Nighty Night is very dark, especially the last ep. There's a real divide in my house, my dad and me love that sort of thing, but my mum and my brother can't understand why it's funny at all...
It's exactly the same in my house. Me & my dad love British Comedy, & my dad especially loves Brass Eye, Alan Partridge... That kind of stuff.

My mum absolutely hates it. She really loathes Monty Python. Which has caused a few... ah... conflicts with me. Haha.
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