Friday, October 20, 2006

shawshank in a minute

JibJab, the brilliant creators of This Land, the best thing that happened during the 2004 Presidential Election, and Second Term, the funny and sad follow-up, have something new up their sleeves. Together with director John Landis and 6 independent comedy teams, they launched The Great Sketch Experiment today. There are 6 law enforcement-themed short films in all; Shawshank in a Minute is my favorite. As the title suggests, it recaps The Shawshank Redemption in a 2 ½ minute rap. “Morgan Freeman” gets the best lines, but the writing is uniformly sharp.

Bonus link: more very funny videos from the Famous Last Nerds (the writers and stars of Shawshank in a Minute)