Saturday, 18 January 2014

"The Spoils of Babylon" the best bits, US TV miniseries spoof, IFC

  • All of Will Ferrell's introductions (honourable mention to Doris, the waitress in the background)
  • Episode 1's Devon reading Jonas's compass inscription ("....Your Fat")
  • Episode 2 "Welcome Home Darin" banner. 
  • The breakfast scene with nutbag Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) and Lady Ann York (Carey Mulligan).
  • Post coital bedroom scene (Devon lying covered with mannequin body parts).
  • Episode 3 Tobey Maguire's beat poet scenes/drug montage, loved the Dylan wig.
  • Episode 3 Tim Robbin's death scene.
  • Episode 6's beach love scene, booming waves and strange body part silhouettes.
As each episode is under 30 minutes, the jokes and tom foolery don't wear out their welcome.

Makes you want to re-explore those overblown but addictive mini series of the mid 70's. "Rich Man, Poor Man" was my guilty pleasure.

For a sendup of 80's horror schlock, seek out UK Channel 4's "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace" (2004). There are several similarities: a wanker author to introduce the series, use of crap models, histrionics from the entire cast and dodgy editing.

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