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Funny or Die Presents: Season One
Review by Suzanne 1/1/11
"Funny or Die" is a really funny website with skits by Will
Farrell and Judd Apatow, among many others. I don't know why they thought they
should make it into a TV show. Very bad idea. It's just not funny.
The website shows the funniest videos. Fans vote on the videos, so you see the
good ones on the top. There is no such filter on the HBO series, which is a
shame. I thought that is what focus groups are for? I guess not. We tried
watching a few episodes, but it was just too awful and boring.
HBO had a very funny skit show in the 90's called "Hardcore TV". It wasn't that
great, but it was fairly funny. Way funnier than this one. They should find
those and air them again. I have many on tape and people are always asking me
Anyway, this may be the worst skit show ever on TV. The opening credits are the
best part. The horrible thing is that big name actors like Don Cheadle appear in
the skits. Well, just goes to show you that being talented, rich and famous does
not mean you always know what's funny.
Instead of renting or buying this DVD, go to funnyordie.com and watch the great
videos there. You will laugh a lot.
Spawned by the Celebrated Masterminds Behind the Hilarious
Funny or Die Website - Will Ferrell, Adam McKay & Chris Henchy!
FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
Exclusively from HBO Home Entertainment(r), Two Disc Set Hits Stores
On January 11, 2011
New York, N.Y., November 3, 2010 - In a technological innovation of
massive proportions, executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and
Chris Henchy have done the unthinkable - they have merged TV with the
Internet with Funny or Die Presents! Based on the popular comedy web
site, FunnyorDie.com, this half-hour late-night comedy series from
HBO(r) provides some of the sharpest writers, actors and comedians in
the business free rein to create off-the-wall sketches, animations,
music videos and more. Featuring unexpected guest stars in even less
expected roles, Funny or Die Presents: The Complete First Season
crosses lines you never even knew existed. The two DVD set, featuring
all 12 episodes in the series, will be available on January 11, 2011
for the suggested retail price of $29.98.
Definitely not for the kiddies, Funny or Die Presents features an
outrageous collection of disparate sketches loosely showcased within
the framework of a "network" that features 70's style washed out
graphics and music, and hosted by a decidedly unhip, white-haired
spokesman who looks like he just walked off a used car commercial.
With subject matters like "Playground Politics," "Sleeping with
Celebrities," "Casual Sex," "Holdup," "Drunk History," "Designated
Driver" and more, this riotous series features wildly funny
performances from film and TV luminaries such as Will Ferrell, David
Spade, John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle, Zooey Deschanel, Fred Willard, Ed
Helms, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Zach Galifianakis, Richard Lewis
and Jen Kirkman, as well as FunnyorDie.com favorites like Derek
Waters, Eric Sloven, Leo Allen, Paul Scheer, Rob Riggle, Mike
O'Connell, Jennie Pierson and David Neher.
Marketing and Advertising
Funny or Die Presents will be supported by a national online
promotional and publicity campaign.
Funny or Die Presents
January 11, 2011
December 7, 2010
Approx. 360 minutes
$29.98 DVD Suggested Retail Price
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