Something to Watch: “Too Many Cooks”

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Well, there’s no use trying to deny it. Rolling Stone wrote about it. The Atlantic wrote about it. Other art sites like It’s Nice That have written about itToo Many Cooks is a thing, and I’m running just a tad late to the party.

See, from time to time, the comedy network [adult swim] produces eleven-minute shorts and airs them on the graveyard slot of 4am. A week later, they’ll often upload these shorts to their official YouTube channel. In a somewhat unusual case, their most recent effort has reached viral status, following it’s upload. I’ll go ahead and say ahead of time that Too Many Cooks is rather NSFW. I’d give reasons why but, as The Atlantic would tell you, the less you know about this short going in, the more likely you are to enjoy it.

That was really well done! The joke about a never-ending TV theme song is funny enough, but to then transcend the sitcom parody and lampoon cop shows, sci-fi shows and even G.I. Joe makes this video something else entirely. Clearly, a lot of thought went into this, and it’s paying off. To give credit where credit’s due, there aren’t a whole lot of networks that would invest money in weird, one-off projects like this. [adult swim] does so for seemingly little purpose other than showcasing them, and that says wonders about who they are and how they do businesses.

Now, as evidence of the short’s popularity, I leave you with a fan-made 8-bit rendition of the theme song from Too Many Cooks.

You can find more from [adult swim] by visiting their official site and YouTube channel.

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