Sunday, January 29, 2012

"We return now, unfortunately . . ."

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Some more comic abuse of kids' shows -- based on the apparently universal relief that kiddie-show hosts are, in private, simmering time bombs of violence, perversion, and resentment (or at least cold-blooded ambition). And it didn't start with television, as you can see by checking out this well-known urban legends website and clicking the "radio" banner . . .

It's not a masterpiece, but there's a certain audaciousness to the way that it piles on the outrages (including mass murder) and still manages to get out the door in a little under six minutes. Extra kudos to Chris Parnell, who doesn't break character even once.