Saturday, April 12, 2008
Huh? Mike Nesmith
so after reading the kids in the hall interview on avclub...
mention Mike Nesmith's Elephant Parts i started investigating. The skit segments are definitely not funny, but the songs are what really stand out for me. Completely awkward and bizarre, but on such a sincere level that avoids even the Tim and Eric 'awkward funny'...and i think avoids humor in an altogether special way i've never experienced. It doesn't necessarily fail to be funny as it seems like it's not trying to be, and yet it's too bizarre to be serious.
Part of me can't say that it's just plain bad because it feels like more is going on than i'm processing, but what that more is i can't pinpoint.
I've just been completely captivated at how pointless it is, and to consider how much effort and money went into it for even the now shitty production values to have been achieved in 1981.
what exactly is going on with this stuff?