Monday, June 02, 2008

Song Fu

Hey, go check this out. And by check out, I mean 'vote for Cloakie' because it would be a crime if the practically plagaristic Eileen person were to advance and Cloakie did not.

Mike and I decided that it looked like so much fun that we each came up with a sitcom of our own. Mine is 'Suburban Ninja': An ordinary housewife who, for reasons mysterious, dresses as a ninja and likes to make the crazy hands. Watch as otherwise banal, but simple, tasks become ridiculously complicated and humiliating when they are done with attempts at ninjary! His is the story of an old businessman who, upon retirement, decides to join a wolf-pack (entitled, of course, 'Julian of the Wolves'). To add conflict, we gave him a bunch of inheritance-hungry relations. The theme song for that one would go something like this, set to wolf howls and harmonica by somebody with actual musical talent, over a scene of wolves howling and Julian playing his harmonica:

Why grow old in Florida,
Golfing all day long,
When you can find a family
And join their happy song?
Yes, you can spend your golden years
With all your lupine friends.
You'll live and love and laugh and learn-
The adventure never ends.


Miri said...

I wanna watch 'julian of the Wolves!" You should totally create that and put it on youtube. that would rock.
"Suburban Ninja" needs a little work though. I feel like it would be mostly slapstick comedy that would devolve into mindlessness. Add a bad guy!

Mike said...

Tobie the score stands 2-0 among impartial observers in favor of my idea

Tobie said...

Mike- just to point out, your idea was an old man abandoned to the wolves. A lot more disturbing than its current incarnation, is all I'm saying. And without the brilliant title and the theme song. And mine, unlike yours, fulfills the actual requirements of being about me, not about an invented character.

That said, I agree that suburban ninja works better as a combination of words than as a show. I think that it needs to be modified to a really campy overdone martial arts show set in a suburbia. Because intentional camp never gets old. It would be like the Batman of martial arts!

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