Friday, May 05, 2006

TV Funhouse

For the last 10 years, Robert Smigel has produced crudely animated shorts for Saturday night live that are hilariously funny. Although it is difficult to rank each delightfully offensive TV Funhouse episode, I feel that the best are the recurring “X-Presidents” (Ford, Carter, Reagan and Bush as crime fighters with superpowers) and the “Ambiguously Gay Duo” (Ace and Gary as superheroes with an ambiguously close relationship).

Ace and Gary starred in 10 episodes, the last of which aired in 2002, but there has been a resurgence in Ace and Gary popularity. The cartoon duo hosted last week’s SNL, and the voice of Ace (Stephen Colbert) has never been more famous. Fortunately, as I discovered today, all of the Ambiguously Gay Duo sketches are available for viewing on the web - and that is very cool.

Watch all of Ace and Gary’s work in courtesy of noshedidnt. The clips are also hosted on Gorilla Mask.

Bonus link: The X-President's 2001 graphic novel