VHYes (2019)
March 1, 2022 9:59 AM - Subscribe

This bizarre retro comedy shot entirely on VHS and Beta follows 12-year-old Ralph as he accidentally records home videos and his favorite late-night shows over his parents' wedding tape.

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
If I tell you this has members of The State and various semi-recognizable LA comedians/comedic character actors in what amounts to 70-ish minutes of Adult Swim-ish sketches that get more bitter and weird as they go on, and that sounds okay to you, you should watch this. If you hear that and think, "Good gawd, NO" you should definitely not watch this.

It's like Kentucky Fried Movie for people who grew up watching the kind of gritty video marginalia memorialized on Everything Is Terrible.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:02 AM on March 1 [2 favorites]


*grotty not gritty.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:16 AM on March 1


This is a great movie. Weird in all the right ways. The comparison to Kentucky Fried Movie makes a lot of sense. I never liked KFM very much - it was a little too over the top for me. Maybe it's because I remember firsthand the references in this one more so than KFM, but this one worked for me.

They really nailed the various TV show types. When Tom Lennon showed up on the Antiques Roadshow thing I wondered if they were just reusing a great actor, but nope. That part was great. "Come on. I'm on TV 18 hours a day. You know me."

Speaking of Tom Lennon - the many short chunks on the baggies and large volume storage for baking ingredients was great. I'm glad they played it completely straight. A single wink to the camera would have ruined that bit.

The end was really well done. It's surprising how well it worked since that sort of thing has been done many times but it felt like a fresh take.

Are you paranoid? Studies say you might be. If you're not, then there's a good chance you are. Story at 11.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 1:57 PM on March 1 [1 favorite]


members of The State and various semi-recognizable LA comedians/comedic character actors in what amounts to 70-ish minutes of Adult Swim-ish sketches that get more bitter and weird as they go on

sounds like absolute soul manna; thanks for posting because this had yet to cross my rader and i am pumped to give it a watch
posted by youarenothere at 4:02 AM on March 3


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