So for those who haven't seen this show on Adult Swim...which I assume is most of you, you're missing one of the better animated comedies to come out in years (except for Family Guy of course). Even better is that it's a comedy that appeals to the heart of us media professionals.
The quick synposis if you're interested: the story is centered around a villian named Killface. Killface is plotting to destroy the world with a $20 billion dollar device he's built. He hires a direct marketing team to get his message out informing the world of their impending doom. That's the basis of the two clips below (first episode in the series, broken into two parts). Other characters are introduced throughout the series, including Killface's son Simon (who resembles Kenny from South Park, Xander who is a rich tycoon's son and Taqu'il (a mogul rapper). You can find more episodes to view on either YouTube or on Adult Swim
Even if you're not a fan of animated comedies, those in the advertising profession will laugh at some of the jokes, including the usage of the term media buy, the calculation of households reached in both a television and a direct marketing campaign and a shot at postcards, which Killface refers to as "the dry hump of marketing campaigns". Hysterical. Anyway, if you haven't seen, this is the first episode of the show...broken into 6 minutes segments. Enjoy and hopefully you'll get hooked like everyone else has!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007