Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Too Many Cooks

If you haven't watched Too Many Cooks yet, PLEASE do so.  It's 11 minutes and I promise you won't regret it.

Ranked as the second best title sequence of 2014 by Art of the Title, this comedy short was created for a television show that never existed.  It aired on October 28, 2014 at 4:00 am, as part of Adult Swim's infomercial blocks.  The following day, the video went viral, and become one the top trend's on Twitter for close to a week.

The premise of the comedy short is that a serial killer escapes and goes on a bloody rampage, killing all of the cast members for a television show that is made up.  It starts off somewhat normal, but then quickly turns into this bizarre, crazy fever dream that makes the viewer somewhat uncomfortable and question everything they've ever seen on TV.

Smarf the cat was pretty popular among viewers

Casper Kelly, the creator of Too Many Cooks actually ended up creating quite a brilliant sketch. While everything may seem incredibly random (and it mostly is) everything actually does tie together quite nicely at the end.  After the craziness settles down, you end up pretty much where the show took off.

One of the brilliant aspects of Too Many Cooks was the use of transmedia, as the serial killer of the sketch is animated during this particular scene.

And here is the actual video for everyone to enjoy! Fair warning, it will take weeks to eliminate the theme music from your head.

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