Monday, June 29, 2009

Sitter Splitter



Plot: Two brats drive their babysitter insane with fake ghosts. But when real ghosts show up, the boys end up joining their sadistic sitter in the loony bin. If you enjoy watching high schoolers pretending to be annoying little kids, then, wow, not only is this your lucky day but I feel kind of sorry for you, too.

It's hard to see how a few flying pillows could drive anyone mad, though Shad and Joe's screeching performances are another story. This is mostly notable for the final shot (set at the creatively spelled "Mt. Pleasant Mental Hospitol"), which is genuinely disturbing. Seriously. Watch it and try to tell me all that giggling doesn't leave you a little unnerved.

Finally, a mystery revealed: Child-welfare advocates may be wondering about the "Catering by Smitty's Wine & Spirits" in all of our closing credits. Yes, it's true. The entire Danman crew would get plastered before every shoot. Scandal! Oh, who are we kidding? We couldn't even score real cigarettes. Smitty's was just a short-lived local liquor joint that we felt obligated to mock. Alas, it was we who should have been mocked by Smitty. Sorry, Smitty.

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9 Comments:

At June 30, 2009 at 5:43 AM , Anonymous AK said...

Finally, the mystery of Smitty is explained! Highlight: hearing you be bossy (stop stop stop!)

 
At June 30, 2009 at 7:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, great name for a band, Sitter Splitter.

Secondly, I love how the baby sitter is so quaint. Kind of Menonnite-ish, sitting for two Beavises.

And finally I'm glad to see one video where the ubiquitous summer shorts and tube socks, worn by everyone regardless of the character in all the videos, are appropriate.

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you still use DanmaN productions?
I remember reading a comic you made about a mouse. Wish I could remember more about it. It had the DanmaN logo on it too if I recall. Amazing that you knew as a kid the importance of branding!

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:04 AM , Blogger DK said...

Danman Productions died peacefully in the night circa 1994.

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, that's about when I started to get involved. Did I kill it?

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:04 AM , Blogger DK said...

You cannot blame yourself. You were but a helpless bystander.

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This one is proto Fred Figglehorn! Also where did Jenny get that weird Victorian dress? I love it.

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like that the babysitter is dressed like Karen Carpenter and is spooked by flying pillows.

 
At November 21, 2009 at 9:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I continually see "Bob the Janitor" in the credits. Am I missing someone?

 

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