Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A Little Gem of Cartoon Genius: Home Movies

Oh geez god how I love the first season of this show. Home Movies, which originally aired on UPN, was dumped by the network after 5 episodes with very low ratings. At about the same time, the cartoon network had just hatched their idea for Adult Swim and rescued the show as one of their firsts. They funded the rest of the first season and 3 more. The show revolves around Brendan Small who is an 8 year old filmmaker, his friends, his mom and his soccer coach. It's simple, quirky, hysterical and a good portion of it is improvised. I highly recommend renting the first season.

Here's a clip of possibly my favorite scene from season one. This is the kafka rock opera. Dwayne, Brendon's neighbor, gives him a script for a rock opera based on Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis". His friends love the project, but Brendon is against it because he's favoring his own work, "Louis Louis", where Louis Pasteur meets Louis Braille. Enjoy.

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