If your sense of humor is more “Kids in the Hall” and less
“Saturday Night Live,” you are going to love this DVD collection of shorts. Sure, some of them are better than others, but all have moments of glory that will have you laughing your butt off. This is smart, surreal, silly stuff, and the guys behind it are borderline geniuses … or psychopaths. You pick. Either way, it’s damn entertaining.
The collection starts off with “Scrapyard of Hope.” Remember
“Knight Rider”? Of course you do. Here we visit with Michael Knight (Eamon Behrens) and K.I.T.T. (voiced by Christian Prejza) a few years after the show ended. The infamous car is up for sale, and one unlucky chap (Jim Freeman) shows up at Knight’s house for a test drive.
The short mixes in clips from the show and presents an uproarious vision of the emotional instability between Knight and his car … and I’ll be damned if it doesn’t work far better than anyone could have imagined.
Another short that produced some smart laughs was “Asspirate.”
Asspirate is a new car being marketed to the American family. When the new guy on the job (Prejza) is shown the marketing campaign, he has to be the bearer of bad news: The car appears to be called the A*s Pirate (complete with a pirate logo) and is being covertly marketed to the homosexual crowd. Good times, good times.
Switching from stories to a public service announcement, the Dirty
Creeps present “Psychedelic Freakouts and You,” which is meant to keep kids off drugs by showing a “groovy” party where a man’s girlfriend has taken “Sixities-style” LSD. Footage from an old drug movie is used to drive the point home, making it one of the most entertaining PSAs seen since that one with the wife of that dead guy from Sublime.
There are two other shorts, “The Hand of Borgus Weems,” which uses footage from an old “Night Gallery” episode, and “My Pal, Randy,” which is about a troll who lives under a bridge and eats people. Both are good, but “The Hand of Borgus Weems” falls short of the brilliance of the other pieces because none of the Dirty Creeps ever really “act” in it. In this short, the only thing that isn’t really from the “Night Gallery” episode is a hand that does an obscene act and a dubbed voice. It’s still funny, but there had to be a rough for the diamonds to dwell in, and this episode is it.
Keep an eye out for these guys. They are doing stuff that will be imitated someday. Rest assured, however, that those imitations will never match the splendor of the original.