What We Do in the Shadows: The Grand Opening
July 20, 2022 9:56 PM - Season 4, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Opening night of Nadja's vampire nightclub is threatened when the big musical guest cancels.
posted by porpoise (15 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
"Eat that bitch! Eat that bitch!"
posted by porpoise at 9:59 PM on July 20, 2022 [3 favorites]

Fred Armisen is really hit or miss for me, and his appearance in Toast of Hollywood gave me a feeling of dread when he appeared here.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:30 PM on July 20, 2022 [5 favorites]

Nadja really had some lines this week.

“What happened to the visionary who wrote For My Corpsefuckers / My bloodsuckers / Drain a fourtop / at the Fuddruckers

“Vampires have always loved child novelty acts. I mean, who knows why. Some say they are transfixed by the youth and innocence they themselves lost long ago. Others just love how creepy and exploitative it is.”
posted by migurski at 10:42 PM on July 20, 2022 [17 favorites]

Freeze-frame on Colin's YouTube channel

And Colin's actual YouTube channel along with Guillermo's
posted by cheshyre at 5:43 AM on July 21, 2022 [8 favorites]

I love the fact that they are making no attempt to have Mark Prosch's face on a child's body be anything other than creepy and unsettling, and in fact seem to be gleefully leaning into it

The djinn subplot was also extremely good! Based on her reaction, Mrs. Fedora immediately recognized the wish as it was granted, which was fun
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:06 PM on July 21, 2022 [11 favorites]

I love the djinn being so absolutely deadpan.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:17 PM on July 21, 2022 [6 favorites]

Musical theater is the lowest of all entertainments. It's a gutter pantomime, performed by half-wits with painted faces, enjoyed by lower wits.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 11:55 PM on July 22, 2022 [12 favorites]

After Nadja's recitation of Richie Suck's lyrics, I was really hoping we'd see his performance. I thought they were actually pretty good! Pairing Nadja and the Guide was fun too. "What is jazz?"

But, for me, the child Colin saying "Guess what?" before every conversation, Laszlo trying to be patient. Man, that was written by someone who's put hours in with a kid recently.
posted by gladly at 8:27 AM on July 23, 2022 [16 favorites]

If you'd told me that this episode would have a wish-granting genie and he'd be one of the best side characters ever I'd have been deeply skeptical. Incorrectly.
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:05 AM on July 23, 2022 [5 favorites]

Oh man, teenage Colin is going to be unbearable, can't wait.

Laszlo saying Colin has to stay in the dumpster until he kills x number of rats (maybe 5?) and then opening the dumpster to find Colin gleefully looking at old Playbills while covered in rats, lol. Kudos to Laszlo for coming around to his inability to force Colin to be the protege he wants relatively quickly though.

I had never heard of knolling, so that was educational.
posted by the primroses were over at 11:19 AM on July 23, 2022 [8 favorites]

Huge props to The Guide for refusing to be a snitch or a cop, even in jest.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 12:57 PM on July 23, 2022 [10 favorites]

Fred Armisen is really hit or miss for me

I know what you mean. At times this felt like Fred Armisen doing a Fred Armisen-Character (tm).
posted by Saxon Kane at 11:27 AM on July 26, 2022 [1 favorite]

He was amazing in Kimmy Schmidt.
posted by miss-lapin at 2:55 PM on July 26, 2022

Armisen is only tolerable for me, when I don't immediately recognize him.
posted by porpoise at 9:49 PM on July 28, 2022 [1 favorite]

as a child-free person, I totally got "energy vampire" from the relentless kid talk. Love this show
posted by travertina at 11:17 AM on July 29, 2022

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