The Big Picture: Cooking Show - A Look at Too Many Cooks

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Cooking Show - A Look at Too Many Cooks

Bob talks about the fantastically weird and darkly hilarious viral short from Adult Swim.

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At this point, I'd say hoof out Family Guy and just fill it with Williams Street stuff.

King of the Hill, American Dad and Cleveland Show can stay, though. They're good in my book.
 

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I've heard a lot of good things about Venture Bros here and there, I want to check it out sometime but to my knowledge it's not out on DVD where I live.
 

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(Warning, incoming TVTropes link)

Adult Swim: Our mission statement is Cerebus Syndrome [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CerebusSyndrome].
 

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Part of what made this a sensation was the relative novelty in pop culture. Telling people who were attracted by novelty to dig deeper into something that becomes rather mundane is probably not going to accomplish anything.
 

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I wouldn't mind more discussion about Adult Swim, Venture Bros in particular.

Also, read the title initially as "Too Many Cocks", and I initially went "Dammit Bob, you said that this video would be a fun one!"
 

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Is it just me or does this seem a lot like some of the tactics that trey parker and matt stone use in their feature length stuff?
 

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Uriel_Hayabusa said:
I've heard a lot of good things about Venture Bros here and there, I want to check it out sometime but to my knowledge it's not out on DVD where I live.
This might help you get caught up with the series, I know you can find it on dvd on amazon, I'm sure its around other places too like half.com, but Im not sure what kind of sites ship to the Netherlands.

http://www.adultswim.com/videos/the-venture-bros/
 

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Thank you Bob for actually mentioning the whole point of 12 oz. Mouse, which is what I was thinking about when you pointed out the whole formula for these Adult Swim shows. Seriously, I get tired of telling the 12. oz Mouse haters that that was the point of that show: It was basically a self-deprecating jab at how cheap Williams Street's animated productions were combined with a David Lynch film.

In fact, maybe you could do an episode on 12. Oz Mouse sometime.
Especially the genius that is Shark. "Just a small taste....of my mighty blackness."
 

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:Watches too many cooks on youtube app on xbox one...gaps for air from laugher: This needs to be a real show!

Also Bob, nobody understands Xavier. I doubt adult swim understands him.
 

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You talk about Williams Street, but no mention of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast? That's the creation I'll always remember most fondly.
 

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I suffer from insomnia and I caught Too Many Cooks when it premiered after having taken a zanax. After about 5 minutes I felt that I might need to call 911.
 

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Uriel_Hayabusa said:
I've heard a lot of good things about Venture Bros here and there, I want to check it out sometime but to my knowledge it's not out on DVD where I live.
Try Netflix. Not sure how far along they've gotten, but I know that they started posting the series a year or two back.
 

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Warning on the too many cooks link. NSFW unless your work is cool with single arm covered breasts.

Uriel_Hayabusa said:
I've heard a lot of good things about Venture Bros here and there, I want to check it out sometime but to my knowledge it's not out on DVD where I live.
Absolutely wonderful show. I strongly recommend it.
 

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I just recently got into Venture Bros. I'm on the last episode of Season 1, and I've been enjoying it a lot so far. Makes me eager to watch even more, because supposedly the show doesn't start really getting into things until after the first season.
 

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Isn't that basically what most art - or at least pop art - actually is? Revisiting genres and details that affected you early in life and reworking them into a parody, homage, or counter-argument, then gradually filling in your own sensibilities and perspectives until it becomes something all its own? Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Game of Thrones, Disney as well as its influence on manga and anime, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, Tarantino's entire filmography, a lot of superheroes, etc.
 

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MarsAtlas said:
I wouldn't mind more discussion about Adult Swim, Venture Bros in particular.

Also, read the title initially as "Too Many Cocks", and I initially went "Dammit Bob, you said that this video would be a fun one!"
Relevant:



Anyways, I've shown Too Many Cooks to a couple people I know... and I've gotten entirely different reactions from each one. One of them asked me why I subjected him to that. Another loved it, but said they'd never watch it again. And the third... just looked at me completely dumbfounded, with nothing to say.

I'll also second the nomination of doing a Venture Bros episode. That show is amazing.
 

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Though I'm really hesitant to go out and watch shows (mostly because I'm lazy), this video at least made me pre-emptively watch Too Many Cooks and well, I don't know whether I should be thankful or not. Soon it will be time to spread it to people I know.
 

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Yeah, Adult Swim does have a thing for taking nostalgia, turning it on it's head and becoming its own thing.

Jman1236 said:
:Watches too many cooks on youtube app on xbox one...gaps for air from laugher: This needs to be a real show!

Also Bob, nobody understands Xavier. I doubt adult swim understands him.
This post looks like it is half comment half ad for Xbox One... It just seems so weird to read like you are on some marketing team and have to work the console's name into every comment somehow...
 

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Venture Bros. is my single favorite television show ever, so yeah, take that for what it's worth. It's too bad Justin Hammer and Jackson Publick take ages to churn out new seasons.