Thursday, November 5, 2009

Icelandic Ultra Blue

If you're an Adult Swim junkie like me and you agree with Dr. Who's maxim that "Sleep is for tortoises." you've probably noticed an unusual mock-infomercial running during the 4:30 EST time slot for something called Icelandic Ultra Blue. It's one of the most hilarious parodies of infomercials I've ever seen. I have no idea who did this. You can hear David Cross doing a voice-over at one point, so maybe he and Bob Odenkirk are up to their old tricks. The bit ends with a "To Be Continued..." tease, so hopefully we'll find out more soon. There's certainly nothing on the AS site, and the first search result that turns up on Google is to a webpage infected with a virus. Thanks a lot, Google.

Meanwhile, a new season of Venture Bros. has premiered and is living up expectations. The season premier episode consisted of chronologically jumbled scenes, and watching it more than once helped to get the most out of it. I can understand why Jackson Publick cautioned, "...this premiere is a strange one that might require additional viewings to fully comprehend. " Hank's new attitude and Dean's current status as favorite son are making for some enjoyable story complications. And that business last episode with the prog-rock induced hallucinations was brilliant. The newly rehabilitated Sgt. Hatred is an hilarious substitute for Brock, and I can't wait to find out if 21 will ever successfully revive 24. All in all it's shaping up to be another great season of a great show.

The same can't be said for Titan Maximus. With the Robot Chicken crew behind it I had high hopes for this show. It looked to be a parody of the Super Robot sub-genre, and I was expecting it to lampoon anime the way Venture Bros. skewers comics. Instead it's like the most sophomoric of RC bits stretched out to 15 mins. A big disappointment all around.

Now where did I leave that bottle of Icelandic Ultra Blue?


Anonymous said...

David Cross & Jon Benjamin produced. Toni Cusumano casted.

Jerry Cornelius said...

Thanks for the info, Anon. I hope it really is "To Be Continued..." because it's funny as hell.