Friday, January 25, 2013

Linkara Riffs: Beginning to Date



Linkara riffs on a short that says there are specific rules you must follow for dating... OR ELSE! ‎

17 comments:

Jeremy K. said...

All this focus on etiquette and protocol. Was this short scripted by C-3PO?

Ozaline said...

heehee that was fun, I wish I was mistress of time itself; that would indeed come in handy when dating.

I did think the ephebophilic school coach jokes were a little tasteless though. Abuse of power by an authority figure like a coach in this manner is so serious and as we see time and time again like with Penn State is something that can go on for years without being uncovered.

This is a bit different then the Bruce Wayne Agent of NAMBLA type joke where there is a disturbing subtext evident in the work; the diving board metaphor is pretty common and I think the joke uncalled for.

Laura Case said...

Damn Denny's ad.. x3

Anyway, Nice riff Linkara :3 It was very funny. :D

Shanethefilmmaker said...

Amazing Mr. Lovhaug, "Take the plunge." has been said many times and not a single Nestea joke. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, what a weird video. Why on earth would we need a PSA about dating? And with that bizarre parallel to swimming and diving? Weird!

Great riff, sir, great riff!

Just curious, Oancitizen's Kickstarter reached $10,000 in just three days. Got some of us fans talking... think you might ever consider your own Kickstarter to make a Linkara movie? I know a lot who would happily donate and would watch a movie over and over again... including me! What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Who talks about comic books... pure gold.

areoborg said...

This short reminds me that introducing yourself as "the guy who's nailing your daughter" is the WRONG thing to say when you first meet her parents.

... and yes, I speak from experience.
<_<

:D

Daniel T. Stack said...

I wonder what the Narrator of this would think of Fraggle Rock.

Dance your cares away,
Worries for another day!
Let the Music play,
Down at Fraggle Rock!
Work your cares away
Dancing's for another day.
Let the Fraggles Play!
We're Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, Red! Whoopie!
Follow Me!

Oh a fraggle! Hey look ma I caught a Fraggle!
*Scream!* Whoopie!*splash*

Dance your cares away,
Worries for another day
Let the Music Play
Down at Fraggle Rock.
Down at Fraggle Rock!

Down at Fraggle Rock.

Sadly when it got to the dance this was all that was running through my head in spite of your commentary on their lack of sex life.

thorondragon said...

oh fuck, am i really seeing this lewis? a dating psa? It Burns!

where in god's name did you get these thigns anyway?

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised this film considered comics to be an appropriate subject, seeing how it was probably released around the same time as "Seduction of the Innocent" did

le-messor said...

Completely off-topic post time:
First, loved your cameo on 'The Review Must Go On'! (Though I missed your final joke - 'Pollo, that was...'; due to technical issues.)

Second: you keep saying your favourite comic, that got you into the hobby, is The Titans and JLA: The Technis Imperative.

I have a 1999 JLA / Titans comic written by Devin Grayson, pencilled by Phil Jiminez...
Is it the same one?

~ Mik

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"I have a 1999 JLA / Titans comic written by Devin Grayson, pencilled by Phil Jiminez...
Is it the same one?"

Yep, that's the one. ^_^

le-messor said...

Cool! Thanks for confirming. :)

~ Mik

le-messor said...

A slightly more relevant comment, now that I've watched the episode...

You were funny, as usual.

So their names are 'George and Mildred'? Are they starting to date, or starting a British sitcom?

'First dates are like diving... practice a lot and you'll get good. Maybe good enough you can get a second date.'

Though I was worried about your 'repressed sexuality' comment. How old are these kids? And you want them to be sexually active?

~ Mik

Maxis Lithium said...

You should start having Harvey put his 2 cents in to these, as he seems to be from that era. I'm sure he could add some interesting colour as to what they were THINKING when they made these monstrosities.

Anonymous said...

I love all these 50's PSAs Where you get them from?

Considering the era it's from, I thought this actually offered surprisingly decent advice. It's okay to be nervous, think of others' feelings, how to make conversation, etc. I know when I was that age I was socially awkward enough that I would have been glad to get a little advice about how to handle social situations, even if I rolled my eyes and pretended to think it was dumb.

Dave said...

I don't see any way George and Mildred would ever date in real life at that age. She's like 6 inches taller than him.

And I didn't see anything wrong with the coach jokes personally. He was written really really creepy in this one. And simply pointing that out isn't endorsing that kind of behavior after all.