Just gonna leave this right here…
MATT MUSIC MONDAY — Love Is A Fool from Opium (2008)
The origin of the Snuff Box theme. There is also another groovier version of this later on the album. Smooove.
Netflix recently added the 2006 British comedy series Snuff Box to its streaming library, and when I gave it a try, I discovered a dark sketch show with a rhythm that was truly its own. The show ostensibly follows the life of a sneering professional hangman (Matt Berry) who hangs out with his assistant (Rich Fulcher) in a gentlemen’s club for hangmen. But that premise is merely the nexus around which it weaves surreal flights of fancy that are often dark and crude and almost always fascinating. Snuff Box is so unusual that for the entire first episode, I struggled to get my bearings, in part because Berry and Fulcher tend to smear each sketch into the next, so it’s hard to tell whether you’re coming or going. Many sketches start out with a simple game that transforms into something far more elaborate—such as a sequence in which yelps of profanity from people on a park bench are woven into a five-part harmony. Other times, Snuff Box will juxtapose disparate pieces that would be moronic on their own and lend them a giddy strangeness by treating them as routine. One recurring gag sees Fulcher traveling back in time to chat with an ancestor hangman who has two specialties: black magic and prostitutes. This isn’t mere “random” comedy—what makes the weirdness so strong, in fact, is the incongruent yet unblinking sense of purpose that Berry and Fulcher bring to it. A show this bizarre is destined to be a cult affair. I’m just glad to be part of the Snuff Box cult.
Never too late to pretend!
Everything went dark!!
For shits and grins I decided to find out what the phrase mon j’élise tué sa femme means. You know, the phrase Matt says to the girl in front of the estate agent. He tells her it means “Why put bay windows on a shit house?” It actually means "I killed my wife."
This stream is running Snuff Box right now. It was running Darkplace, I don’t know if it’s going to loop back around to Darkplace though.
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Love this shit.
Matt ‘Mountain Man’ Berry and Rich ‘This is my Serious Face’ Fulcher
VIDEO FRIDAY — TAKING CONTROL (REMIX)
Quite a while back when I was watching the Toast pilot and that scene with Tracy-Ann Oberman, I realized Matt has had “sex” in a lot of the things he’s done, lol. That’s how I got the idea for this video. Originally I was going to use the Sexual Romance song from Tim and Eric. I really wanted to use that, but I couldn’t get a good take where there wasn’t background scene noise so I was stumped. Then I was like, “Duh, why not use Taking Control?” So that’s what I did, but I remixed it with some “sounds” of my own, lol. Been a while since I posted this, but since there are so many new followers I thought some of you might get a kick out of it.