Best Show Ever! | Too Cancelled for TV | Cometh | Working Title
Our second show, Six Characters Cometh, took a year to write as the Six challenged themselves to develop their writing and performing skills, raise production values and create a bigger spectacle all around. Where Working Title was an eclectic mix of sketches, Cometh presented a more sophisticated understanding of genre and the addition of a cohesive storyline which revolved around the Six Characters trying to evade an evil pie, thirst for their blood. Cometh's centerpiece is "Moses Did a Lot of Stuff" -- a complete retelling of the Old Testament performed to the Barber of Seville. The Six get it all in -- the Garden of Eden, the begats, a plague kick line and even a burning bush (just think about it for a second). This piece, much like the show itself, is an energetic mayhem of props, falling down and god in a glam rock costume. Plus a buttload more pies for the show-stopping pie fight finale of grand proportions!
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Opening Video. The Six Characters wake up in the morning and get ready for their day. They masterfully construct a pie, into which they accidentally spill Evil Powder. The pie becomes a giant evil pie and leads them on a chase to a mysterious tent in a park.
Brazil. Using the best opening music ever conceived for a show, Brazil features the Characters as a "lame pack of June Taylor-esque dancers" in a tribute to Busby Berkeley with overhead camera.
What Happens on the Way Up. You know that feeling you get when you're in an elevator and everyone shifts around. All the elevator rules you follow subconsciously? Yeah, this piece is about that. To Bizet's "L'amour Est un Oiseau," from the opera Carmen.
2001: A Space Oddity. To "Thus Spake Zarathustra" An ode to Kubrick, the Six sing their own soundtrack to 2001. Here are the words: Big, Big Rock. Big rock, big rock, big rock. Really big. Omigod. Look at that. I'm impressed. Man oh man, what a rock. Big, Big Rock. Bigger than a breadbox. Not your average rock. It's fucking huge! Huge!!!!!!!! Huuuuuuuuuuuuge!
ZuZu Season. ZuZu the Pickpocket evades the police again, this time with the help of an enchanted forest. Choreographed to the tune of "Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals," with a heavy nod to the late and much-beloved Chuck Jones.
The Domino Effect Video. Hungry and homeless, The Three Wise Guys hatch a plan to solve a mystery.
The Domino Effect. Three bumblers track the disappearance of a wealthy dowager's family jewel: the largest cubic zirconium in existence. With guest appearances by Superman, a lethal ferret, and Raoul, the boy toy.
Jim's No Good Very Bad Day. Jim's comic book life is interrupted by a vicious gang of street ballerinas, troublesome Nazis, and a marshmallow-wielding blue man. All he was trying to do was get a date.
Stop in the Name of the U.S. Postal Service. In the manner of Phil Silvers, Jim's attempts to mail a letter to grampapa go awry and the Characters become stuck together en masse. Set to the tune of Esquivel's "Jalousie." Featuring highlights from Swan Lake.
Things We Couldn't Use. This piece is made up of jokes that fell by the wayside during the writing process. Each character gets a chance to resurrect their favorite joke.
Enter the Seth Video. 60 years earlier, the Characters ordered an unruly Seth over eBay. He escaped and now he's pissed. This was our homage to all our favorite Kung Fu movies and it's an audience favorite. A Vodoorian/Allegheny production.
Enter the Seth. Kung Fu Seth becomes embroiled in a plot to save the world from the evil clutches of Demonocle. This piece comes complete with a secret agent, a damsel in distress, a muscle-head guard, a team of ninja assassins, and a 2-headed monster.
A Day At The Potato Sack Races. Rapid clucking to the tune of The William Tell Overture.
Old Testament, or Moses Did a Lot of Stuff. The Characters elucidate the entire bible from start to finish in 6 ridiculous minutes, accompanied by "The Barber of Seville."
Finale. Discovering there is no escape from the tent, the Six Characters must fight against the evil pie! Armed with a giant pie swatter, they splat the pie to infinity and beyond. In tribute to the Sorcerer's Apprentice, the hundreds of pie pieces reassemble themselves into hundreds of mini-pies that end up on stage. The characters hand the pies out to the audience for throwing. The characters take the pies with their usual flair and grace.