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Tycho
04-01-2008, 11:46 AM
Do you guys think those videos are funny? They all seem to be linked to a Cheetos corn snacks ad campaign. Though I think "Special Delivery" could sell to another sponsor later on down the road.

I don't think they are terribly funny for the most part. Probably because of their corporate sponsor, they don't go far enough.

I just watched the one with the guy with 2 broken arms and the delivery girl having to assist him. He was suggestive that he was going to use a step ladder to access the kitchen sink as his toilet. It could have been funnier if he actually went so far as to have the delivery girl start to assist him, but not far enough that they'd have to "x-rate" the video. He also could have made the sounds of blissful pleasure when she had to reach into his pocket for his delivery money.

The best 2 Special Delivery videos included the one where the guy shows up to find a girl has kept this guy she was presumably dating in a cat costume and wearing a remote controlled shock collar. That was funny!

The other one was the Midget Stripper hired to entertain a pug dog on its birthday. It was so weird it was a curiousity to say the least.

I'm sure there are other people out there who take the concept of the hidden-camera practical joke a lot further. Potentially x-rated scenes as well as clips of delivery drivers becoming the victims of homicides would be much more entertaining.

In fact, I can't remember the last time I ordered pizza just so I could kill the delivery guy. Automatic weapons took a lot of the sport out of shooting the paperboy on his bicycle during his morning delivery route. The real challenge there is to make the kill with a single-action rifle during a time where there's thick fog.

A great one would be to have bloody mannequins, or better yet, wax figures that look real, a scream soundtrack, and a chainsaw, then answer the door for a delivery guy and invite them in while doing your best to look wide-eyed and insane (I do this very well).

If you could do a hidden camera in a men's room, having a ton of orgy noises followed by multiple dudes leaving a stall like how a ton of clowns climb out of a tiny Volkswagon in the circus, might terribly shock and scare someone. But cameras in a restroom are such a no-no. That'd be hard to set up.

These could be faked for the fun of watching them, but it is more funny the more spontaneous you can make them.

Jargo
04-01-2008, 04:11 PM
remember the group of non dancers dancing to 'praise you' in the music vid? i like organised imprompt displays. where there's no seeming rehearsal and it's like a bunch of the public just all had the same idea at the same time then just go back to what they were doing after the happening. I dunno, say a bunch of people all lying down on the sidewalk making a work of art like edvard munch's the scream. then just getting up and wandering off again with no actual interaction between them beside the lying down thing.
i prefer that sort of stunt to practical jokes.

Tycho
04-01-2008, 04:43 PM
I didn't see that. So I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar with what you meant.

I'd look at a link though. That should probably go in the Random Video of the Day thread.

This Special Delivery topic is sort of its own animal in the sense that this thread's not so much about posting links, but as to whether the concept works any more at all.

Jargo would seem to vote "no," and I barely give the Special Delivery ad campaign any more tolerance than he does.