Suburban Knights Cast Commentary – Part 2

The Spoony One | Jul 7 2011 | more notation(s) | 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Smith/1673574938 Ryan Smith

    nice! perfect way to wake up before work!

  • Anonymous

    It’s a shame they couldn’t use the music below for “the cloaks” when they encounter (and get chased by) them . It would make the threat of dealing with real supernatural magic users more interesting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayb9v_Ycqq4

    Cloak : (in wraith like voice) “Give us the map, Spoony one!”

    Spoony (instantly turns into a smoke image that disapates, as the real spoony has fled at the speed of light)

    Open the above link in another window, and play the above one and after Spoony says “You guys are never playing this game again”, pause it and play the music from the above link and quickly play the vid again….the sinister tune that starts off the song really indicates the peril the group is in. It actually fits the sceen perfectly.

  • Princess Stabbity

    Yay! More commentary! Great to start the day with! I freaking love hearing about the behind the scenes stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/webbard webbard

    A commentary? Nice way to eke every last cent out of blip.tv while doing almost no extra work. Woo.

    • http://twitter.com/TheMMOFifty TheMMOFifty

      cant deny that the commentary is both insightful and funny as all hell

    • Anonymous

      1. Doug gets the money from blp because the movie is on his blip account.

      2. There are no advertisements activated, and they only get money when these are activated, meaning, they DONT get any money for this commentary because Spoony deactivated it.

      • http://twitter.com/justjohn2x John William

        lol but when I watch it i see ads b4 the vid, either way i dont care if they can make money doing commentary so be it. It dont affect anyone of us  either way dont know why webbard seems annoyed

        • Anonymous

          I dont see them… Assumed they are turned off.. No AdBlock active..

          And webbard has a problem with it because he is bitter about people earning more money than he does.

        • Anonymous

          I dont see them… Assumed they are turned off.. No AdBlock active..

          And webbard has a problem with it because he is bitter about people earning more money than he does.

        • Anonymous

          I dont see them… Assumed they are turned off.. No AdBlock active..

          And webbard has a problem with it because he is bitter about people earning more money than he does.

  • Anonymous

    Vampire LARPing has been possibly the most boring LARP experience I’ve ever had, but it introduced me to the rock-paper-scissor thing so I could get the joke.

    Good job on freestyling over there, it really worked.

  • Anonymous

    Vampire LARPing has been possibly the most boring LARP experience I’ve ever had, but it introduced me to the rock-paper-scissor thing so I could get the joke.

    Good job on freestyling over there, it really worked.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

    *Laughs* I love commentaries; especially when you get more than one person ’cause you can hear the funniest unscripted conversations and no one’s playing a character, they’re just being themselves (which is great ’cause after a long day of watching a critic gouging out a bad movie or game’s vile jelly, it’s good to know you’re all really decent people in real life). When you get the right people involved it’s like Rifftrax and a group interview all at once. It’s like the commentaries from Hellboy, sometimes I pop in the DVD just to listen to Ron Perlman talking about French-kissing Selma Blair.

    Good job you guys! Keep ‘em comin’!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

    *Laughs* I love commentaries; especially when you get more than one person ’cause you can hear the funniest unscripted conversations and no one’s playing a character, they’re just being themselves (which is great ’cause after a long day of watching a critic gouging out a bad movie or game’s vile jelly, it’s good to know you’re all really decent people in real life). When you get the right people involved it’s like Rifftrax and a group interview all at once. It’s like the commentaries from Hellboy, sometimes I pop in the DVD just to listen to Ron Perlman talking about French-kissing Selma Blair.

    Good job you guys! Keep ‘em comin’!

  • Anonymous

    So who had the foursomes? :P It was Linkara wasn’t it? He’s totally hiding his crazy sex crazed self well. Nostalgia Chick or Benzai is too obvious too :D

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

      Definitely Linkara. The man so sexually potent he has to wear a hermetically sealed bubble to prevent spontaneous climaxes in a radius of five city blocks. Fortunately the bubble is chroma key so they can edit it out in post.

  • Anonymous

    Oh. So Lindsay’s
    performance was intentional.

     

    Well at the risk of
    sounding like a total idiot and possibly offending any of the commentators who
    may hunt me down after I pretty much bad mouth one of their own.

     

    OK for anyone
    reading this who may not know what I’m talking about or thinks I’m just being mean.
    I’m not or at the very least I’m certainly not intending to. I posted a comment
    for Episode 5 of Suburban Knights where I pinpointed what was bothering me about
    Suburban Knights.

     

    Initially I was
    surprised at how I wasn’t enjoying Team A’s side of the story. Eventually i
    found out why and it wasn’t because it was bad but there was a factor that
    prevented me from really enjoying it as much and for me it was Nostalgia
    Chick’s performance. I felt it drained energy and excitement
    from their side of the story.

     

    I do want to make
    this clear this is not a personal attack, this is just something
    I perceive as a flaw and I am voicing it, hopefully justified
    and constructively and on the off chance this is read by any of the
    commentators they can make of it what they will.

     

     

    Going for
    nonchalance.

    BAD MOVE! Really,
    really bad move.

     

    Actually no. It
    wasn’t a bad move. Being Nonchalant could have worked but it needed to be
    executed far better than that. There’s potential for that being a great aspect
    of this film but it backfired.

    While I have
    to concede that I am not an expert at this and the majority
    of the Channel awesome team are not experienced or trained actors but personally
    I think someone needed to recognise that that idea of being nonchalant needed a
    line of dialogue to establish that is what the intention was and to reinforce
    it.

     

    With the first shot
    with everyone you see a dozen people of the Channel Awesome team who have an
    expression that says “Yep, the fucking Nostalgia critic dragged us
    here”. The two that don’t have that expression are Film Brain, who looks
    happy and The Nostalgia Chick, who looks bored. We found out why Film Brain is
    happy after his slight chat with Obscurus Lupa and a scene a few moments later
    when he is trying suck up to the Nostalgia Critic. There is no explanation as
    to why the Nostalgia Chick is uninterested and we never get one.

     

    Not even a sentence along
    the lines of “Well the nostalgia Critic pulls this stuff all the time and
    backfires all the time, I’ll wait it out then I can go home”

     

    Without anything like
    that, she just look bored an uninterested in anything about this and not in a
    casual way and nothing that makes the audience think that the lack of interest
    she’s showing is confined within the context of the story. Also stuff like the
    drinking coffee and texting (and if that’s supposed to be a running gag I’d
    ditch it) just reinforces an idea that  she didn’t give a give a shit, given all the
    behind the scenes videos and this that is certainly not all true but not
    everyone who watched Suburban Knights will watch all the other videos and
    realise the true motivation of the performance. Even in this commentary Linkara
    said that God Lindsay looks so bored.

     

    And there’s
    the big problem. If you look bored and uninterested, and there is no contextual
    explanation for it then the audience can only conclude that you bothered about
    what you are making. If you look uninterested then you imply that the audience
    shouldn’t take any interest.

    And for a visual
    medium it only ever takes one person and it doesn’t need to be actively focused
    upon. If it comes across your feild of vision it will register and it will take
    it’s effect.

    I think that’s
    pretty much it. I’m dreading the hate mail.

    • http://twitter.com/emeriin Emmeline Wells

      Well the character of the Chick *is* a sociopath who doesn’t care about anyone. People might not need to have to see behind the scenes footage to know that Lindsay is happy and nice and likes being there, but if the Chick was all hyper then people who watch her stuff would rightfully call it derailment.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cado-Folust/100001915342551 Cado Folust

        At the risk of sounding trollish, it’s not much of a character at all, and it makes it hard to watch a lot of what she does. She’s got the chops and she’s done some good stuff-some very good stuff-in the past but the total nonchalance thing doesn’t work for her for the reasons Danny described.

        It worked in Kickassia where the nonchalance was a cover for her ambition to take over the country. It wasn’t much but it added a much needed extra layer to her personality. Really that’s one of the biggest flaws in the entirety of Suburban Knights-everybody is very one note, it’s not just Lindsay. You wouldn’t expect a deep narrative from something like this but the whole time it lacked a hook to keep the audience interested in the conflict or the characters.

        “Hey, part 5 is up!””Let me guess-Spoony loses his hat, Joe borks the “you killed my father!” line again, and half the cast is staring into space looking utterly bored.”
        “Uh… Yeah.”

        It occurs to me just how similar all the reviewing personalities actually are, now that I think about it. Nearly all of them are sociopaths in their own right with an added shtick which is their “thing”. It really makes me wonder why they’d stick this conflict out in the first place. The fact that none of them tried to go home after people in black cloaks showed up is stupefying. It would have been really interesting if they simply had no choice but given the circumstances it seems wholly out of character for most of them to stick with this even under threat of getting fired.

        Seeing as the anniversary specials are basically elseworld stories it seems like it’d be a better idea to consider it its own continuity with little relation to anything else that happens on the sight so people can keep their trademark gags while being allowed to don slightly different characters which would work better in an ensemble cast. 

        Anyway, I’m rambling at this point. I just find it amazing that the commentary is so amusing when the film was a giant “meh” for me. There’s a lot of great personalities behind the scenes and I hope more of that comes out in their work down the line.

  • Anonymous

    Oh. So Lindsay’s
    performance was intentional.

     

    Well at the risk of
    sounding like a total idiot and possibly offending any of the commentators who
    may hunt me down after I pretty much bad mouth one of their own.

     

    OK for anyone
    reading this who may not know what I’m talking about or thinks I’m just being mean.
    I’m not or at the very least I’m certainly not intending to. I posted a comment
    for Episode 5 of Suburban Knights where I pinpointed what was bothering me about
    Suburban Knights.

     

    Initially I was
    surprised at how I wasn’t enjoying Team A’s side of the story. Eventually i
    found out why and it wasn’t because it was bad but there was a factor that
    prevented me from really enjoying it as much and for me it was Nostalgia
    Chick’s performance. I felt it drained energy and excitement
    from their side of the story.

     

    I do want to make
    this clear this is not a personal attack, this is just something
    I perceive as a flaw and I am voicing it, hopefully justified
    and constructively and on the off chance this is read by any of the
    commentators they can make of it what they will.

     

     

    Going for
    nonchalance.

    BAD MOVE! Really,
    really bad move.

     

    Actually no. It
    wasn’t a bad move. Being Nonchalant could have worked but it needed to be
    executed far better than that. There’s potential for that being a great aspect
    of this film but it backfired.

    While I have
    to concede that I am not an expert at this and the majority
    of the Channel awesome team are not experienced or trained actors but personally
    I think someone needed to recognise that that idea of being nonchalant needed a
    line of dialogue to establish that is what the intention was and to reinforce
    it.

     

    With the first shot
    with everyone you see a dozen people of the Channel Awesome team who have an
    expression that says “Yep, the fucking Nostalgia critic dragged us
    here”. The two that don’t have that expression are Film Brain, who looks
    happy and The Nostalgia Chick, who looks bored. We found out why Film Brain is
    happy after his slight chat with Obscurus Lupa and a scene a few moments later
    when he is trying suck up to the Nostalgia Critic. There is no explanation as
    to why the Nostalgia Chick is uninterested and we never get one.

     

    Not even a sentence along
    the lines of “Well the nostalgia Critic pulls this stuff all the time and
    backfires all the time, I’ll wait it out then I can go home”

     

    Without anything like
    that, she just look bored an uninterested in anything about this and not in a
    casual way and nothing that makes the audience think that the lack of interest
    she’s showing is confined within the context of the story. Also stuff like the
    drinking coffee and texting (and if that’s supposed to be a running gag I’d
    ditch it) just reinforces an idea that  she didn’t give a give a shit, given all the
    behind the scenes videos and this that is certainly not all true but not
    everyone who watched Suburban Knights will watch all the other videos and
    realise the true motivation of the performance. Even in this commentary Linkara
    said that God Lindsay looks so bored.

     

    And there’s
    the big problem. If you look bored and uninterested, and there is no contextual
    explanation for it then the audience can only conclude that you bothered about
    what you are making. If you look uninterested then you imply that the audience
    shouldn’t take any interest.

    And for a visual
    medium it only ever takes one person and it doesn’t need to be actively focused
    upon. If it comes across your feild of vision it will register and it will take
    it’s effect.

    I think that’s
    pretty much it. I’m dreading the hate mail.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000087963431 Nicholas Jagelski

    Great commentary.  How is this milking money?  If I enjoy it, I don’t care if it is ‘milking it’ because it allows me to enjoy the productions that much more.

  • Anonymous

    “How many threeways have you had?”
    “4~…”

    What.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000360871797 Greg Dean

    So… it seems that the Channel Awesome producers should all be doing this stuff for the love of it, and not bother to try to pay their rent or feed themselves or their dependents (eg Kali, Beary, Douchey).
    If you don’t want to pony up the cash for the DVD, then fine, no one can say that’s a wrong choice. But seriously, complaining about ad revenue supporting the artists who give you entertainment that, for you, is free? Come on, Webbard – learn to perspective.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! I liked all that was exsplained! The ring was just a fluke! Why isn’t NC on here as well?

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! I liked all that was exsplained! The ring was just a fluke! Why isn’t NC on here as well?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Quintega Robert Carson

    While the dropping the hat on Spoony’s part was accidental the way it was done in the first part Felt a lot like the joke Dead Gentlemen do in Journey quest with the mage running away causing him to lose his hat and run back for it. I was hoping that was actually a homage to Dead Gentlemen sadly its not

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Angisson/100002430721959 Charlie Angisson

    I though your ring thing was clever, dude.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Woods/100002642724920 Alex Woods

    why is spoony wearing a star sapphire ring if he is gandalf?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Woods/100002642724920 Alex Woods

    well i guess i should have waited a couple minutes and my last comment would have been answered, anyway spoony gandalf is more of an indigo lantern

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jawzor Jared Alexander Winer

    just noticed sumthing the excuse me line is from the zelda cdi games lol.

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