Pricey the Guardian,
This was initially meant to be an article however now I’d wish to submit this as a proper letter of criticism.
I’m MEANT to be writing one other Horror Heights ebook. As an alternative I’ve misplaced ENTIRE DAYS doing “analysis” for this column. It’s not that I couldn’t consider something – quite the opposite, I’ve had the other downside. You may as effectively have requested me to listing “My High 10 Favorite Household Members”. Sounds straightforward at first however, when you get previous the immediates, you’re out of the blue attempting to work out in case your mum’s cousin Andrew actually is considered one of your favourites or when you’re solely selecting him over Aunty Karen as a result of he has a pool. (In case you’re studying this, Andrew, clearly your value isn’t measured by pool possession. It was only a joke. We cool? Nice. See you subsequent heatwave.)
The important thing to finishing this job was refinement*. Whereas my background is in standup, the Horror Heights books are appropriate for readers aged eight and over, so I figured I ought to take that into consideration when narrowing down my listing. Had you determined to name this column “The ten Funniest VIDEOS I Have Ever Seen on the Web WHICH ARE SAFE TO WATCH WITH CHILDREN PRESENT” then all of us may have saved ourselves quite a lot of time.
So right here it lastly is. I hope you’re pleased with your self, the Guardian. Please ship your apology to my editor who now needs to know why my subsequent ebook is late and out of the blue includes a grumpy unicorn known as Charlie.
Yours in resentful love,
PS In case you want any extra content material sooner or later, I’m engaged on an article titled: “The ten Causes Why Aunty Karen Ought to Get a Pool”.
* I used to be tempted to listing all my flipchart movies however figured it was higher simply to slip in a refined hyperlink and never appear like a complete narcissist.
1. Matrix ping pong
This hilarious 2003 entry on the Japanese expertise present Kasou Taishou nonetheless cracks me up. The clip used to take ages to load on our dial-up connection however I didn’t care – the gasp from the viewers when the entrants mess with their notion was all the time well worth the wait. It’s pure magic.
2. Yeah, yeah, yeah the cow is again
Talking of magic (whoa, Bec! You took that segue like a professional!), this 2004 animation a few magician by Weebl’s Stuff (of “badger badger badger” fame) is considered one of my favorite humorous earworms.
3. E mail is sort of a jail – with no partitions
One other nice 2004 animation (daaaaamn, Bec Hill! Again at it once more with the segues!) comes from Homestar Runner dot web (“It’s dot com!”). In case you’ve by no means seen Sturdy Unhealthy earlier than, you may end up asking, “What’s with the masks? Why boxing gloves? What’s this character’s deal?” and I’m right here to inform you that as a longtime Sturdy Unhealthy fan, I nonetheless don’t know (or don’t keep in mind). It’s greatest simply to lean into the shortage of context.
4. Umbilical Brothers – The Flat
I first noticed this once I was given SpeedMouse on DVD for Christmas in 2004 (what a yr!) and because the Umbies uploaded it to their YouTube channel, I’ve confirmed it to everybody I do know who hasn’t seen it. The entire thing is a masterclass in clowning and the hand-puppet combat on the finish is <chef’s kiss>.
5. Cowboy Sandstorm
This sketch is such a easy, foolish premise and fantastically shot – which isn’t shocking, because the cinematographer (and cowboy) is Matthew Santo, the director of images on Spider-Man: Homecoming, Far From Residence, and No Manner Residence.
6. My title is Marcel and I’m partially a shell
What I LOVE about that is that it’s basically a typical joke system which has been was a shocking and heartwarming quick movie. It was years earlier than I found it was written and voiced by Jenny Slate (Jean Ralphio’s completely forged sister in Parks and Rec. “She’s the wooooorst!”).
7. Thumbs up for rock and roll!
Take this child’s recommendation. I promise it can make you are feeling blissful of your self.
8. Welcome to Jurassic Park
I’ve watched this so many occasions. I do know what’s coming. I do know precisely what to anticipate. And YET it ALWAYS will get me.
9. Spherical, spherical, I get round
In case you loved No 8, then No 9 could be very a lot in the identical vein. I’ll by no means not discover awkward dubs hilarious.
10. I wub you, wobot
A pleasant clip to finish on. It’s a must to giggle to beat the emotional lump which types in your throat from the onslaught of innocence.