I got on TV woo!

2009-08-06 19:51:07 by Sexual-Lobster

Q&A, a panel show on TV here in Australia, played my cartoon Parliament Deathmatch last night. Two of the three people in the cartoon, Leader of the Opposition Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard, were on the panel and had no choice but to watch it!

I was a little disappointed that presenter Tony Jones introduced it as a "video manga fantasy", I think calling it that trivialised it somewhat. The comment within the cartoon is about Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's lack of substance and Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard's leadership ambitions. Also he said "Parliamentary" instead of "Parliament", I guess my title must be grammatically incorrect or something, oh well.

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You could skip the first 50 seconds, I left it there to include the shot of the guests at the very start.

The audience was made up entirely of 16-25 year olds, an age group I think is more likely to find this sort of humour funny. However, because all the topics on the show were youth issues, it wasn't nearly as interesting as their shows usually are, so I suspect less people than usual stuck around to watch the very end.


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javierm885778javierm885778

2009-08-06 19:52:25

Woo!


Save-A-SealSave-A-Seal

2009-08-06 19:59:57

Congrats! I'm sure she loved being compared to a snake....and the other a hamster (gerbil?).

Sexual-Lobster responds:

the guy that was on the show was the guy that was bit in the neck by the snake, the guinea pig is the Prime Minister, he wasn't on the show. but yeh its a pity they didn't cross back to them for their reaction.


PerryPerry

2009-08-06 20:00:01

Thats awesome, you got some live reactions from a somewhat large group of people, should be helpful to you eh?

Good job getting on the show btw.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks!
well they seemed to laugh at all the right places, i think thats all i can draw from that.


CaesuraCaesura

2009-08-06 20:00:33

That's awesome, congrats! Just one more thing...WHERE'S THE WALRUS PIT?!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

you're asking ME?! i have no idea...


No-BrainerNo-Brainer

2009-08-06 20:12:57

Nicely done man! Hope we see more of your stuff on TV!


burgerboy01burgerboy01

2009-08-06 20:13:32

Lol congrats man. Did you get money? I feel like ya should have.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

nope no monies


BinaryGuyBinaryGuy

2009-08-06 20:13:41

its even funnier now that i hear the audience's reaction!

liolololololololololo ahahahahahahahahha lolololololololololol ahahahahahahahah


NegativeONENegativeONE

2009-08-06 20:13:42

Hahaha, "video manga fantasy"? I dunno if it's just the dialect barrier, but that seems like a pretty off way to describe an animation. Based on his formula, I have decided that "colonial rape mirage" or "internet pokemon survey" would also suffice.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

i think colonial rape mirage has a great ring to it


holtbaseball8holtbaseball8

2009-08-06 20:16:44

HAHA Congrats man. You have done a good jobs with all your videos. Best of luck to you.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks!


impiimpi

2009-08-06 20:31:39

Yay exposure! Boo inaccurate descriptions! I wonder how much of a shock individuals and families will get when they search for your other material. About as mild as I will show my friends is Don't Worry, Son... and they all suddenly jump once the trunk is revealed.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

ahaha awesome, i'm hoping they jump straight from Parliament Deathmatch to My Penis is Evil or one of the Pleasure Islands.


StarogreStarogre

2009-08-06 20:35:45

congrats man! i love your stuff. keep up the good work

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks!


PixmintroPixmintro

2009-08-06 20:36:43

Congrats for some of your work making it to TV. It deserved it. Btw, what you guys would find strange or "absurdddd" in Australian politics is an fuckin everyday occurrence for us crazy Americans B).

Sexual-Lobster responds:

i'm a semi-regular watcher of the daily show so i think i've seen the best and bizarre of your recent scandals, ours are very tame by comparison...which is something to be grateful for i should think.


BiffTheTimidBiffTheTimid

2009-08-06 20:36:58

That's really sweet man. Sounds like the audience loved it. Congrats.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks biff!


RadRad

2009-08-06 20:40:11

Oh my god, that was too awesome for words.


StarogreStarogre

2009-08-06 20:44:28

and its good they at least pronounced your name right (?) for self promotion

Sexual-Lobster responds:

yes, maybe i owe John Voight more than i think i do...


WoodenSneakersWoodenSneakers

2009-08-06 20:52:42

Fuck the media, man!


SuperLaserBeamPandaSuperLaserBeamPanda

2009-08-06 21:11:23

Congrats on your fine career as a video manga fantasy-er!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

may this be the first of many televised manga fantasies to come...


KeshicusKeshicus

2009-08-06 21:18:02

cool story bro


VertVert

2009-08-06 21:27:53

Congrats!


PolishMattPolishMatt

2009-08-06 21:36:51

Brilliancy.

Lucky you! There must of been a solid few tens of thousands of people who had watched that show and with that few seconds of credits at the end should bring in some traffic to your site : D

Good work, Chris. Keep it up.

Walrus.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

the producer told me their regular audience is 500-600 thousand. how many sat through last nights episode to the end i cannot say.


EdlocksEdlocks

2009-08-06 21:37:04

great work haha, and i think its even funnier to watch it in here knowing that's on tv, and also you made laugh everybody; nice work!
And how did you made it to appear on tv? well your animation

Sexual-Lobster responds:

they ask for satirical videos at the end of each episode, and always play one, so i just sent it to their website.


MatzerathMatzerath

2009-08-06 21:38:55

There can be no sweeter victory for an animator than making the actual people you parody have to watch themselves in horrifying caricature. Sort of like when they made Saddam Hussein watch South Park The Movie.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

who made him watch that? was that after he was captured? sucked in, saddam.


suchosucho

2009-08-06 21:42:59

ITS THE START OF YOUR GLORIOUS WORLD DOMINION

Sexual-Lobster responds:

ALL GLORY TO CHRIS, NOW SOMEONE MAKE ME A COFFEE


WAaAzZAaAWAaAzZAaA

2009-08-06 21:44:41

OK, now you are seriously my idol.

ultra awesome


fliberdigibitfliberdigibit

2009-08-06 21:47:02

Way to go Chris! The greasy moose legacy will soon rule the international airwaves!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

well not so fast, my next goal is to get something on tv and actually get paid for it.


KajenxKajenx

2009-08-06 21:59:20

Oh god, that's such a funny cartoon.


The-AdrianThe-Adrian

2009-08-06 22:10:14

Congratulations! Now you will be known as some random guy people saw on TV.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

*tick* another life goal completed


CycloneofflamesCycloneofflames

2009-08-06 22:26:41

Now your new goal is to get on TV EVERYWHERE! That way when I see it I can be all like I KNOW THAT GUY FROM GREASEYMOOSE AND NEWGROUNDS HOLY EFF!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

and then people all over the world will spend their disposable income buying greasy moose shirts and figurines and dvds, right?...right?


PiGPENPiGPEN

2009-08-06 22:32:22

Dude that's fucking awesome.


HomocidicleHomocidicle

2009-08-06 22:36:24

heh, freaking awesome man, congrats.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks homocidicle!


doondekadoondeka

2009-08-06 22:41:23

WOW THAT THING WAS SO FUNNY I COULD WATCH IT FROM ANOTHER SCREEN!!!
but congrats u ticted off some politics\w/oOo\w/

Sexual-Lobster responds:

i'll never know what their reaction was. most likely they just smiled and thought to themselves "gotta look like i can take a joke"


FlashFirerFlashFirer

2009-08-06 22:47:49

hey man!
would you please say f ?

Sexual-Lobster responds:

you want me to say f? f.


SnubbySnubby

2009-08-06 23:34:29

wow thats sick. i always like your cartoons great style.


KartuneHustlaKartuneHustla

2009-08-07 00:20:41

Congrats man! Now for pleasure island to land on tv somewhere :D

Sexual-Lobster responds:

i'm thinking late at night. really, really late at night.


mrnihilmrnihil

2009-08-07 00:28:32

awesome. go you


Scotty9193Scotty9193

2009-08-07 00:54:33

Congrats, although I think its quite funny they refered to this as a manga fantasy???

Sexual-Lobster responds:

yes, an annoying way of describing it, but that's fine, the presenter is just jealous no one has made a manga fantasy of him.


RubberNinjaRubberNinja

2009-08-07 01:00:03

Awesome! Congratulations on that. Surely something will come your way because of that...

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks! i hope so


MsDDMsDD

2009-08-07 01:09:47

Wait... they actually look on the internet for content of their show... éh...

Ah, well, gratulations and good luck for the future.

-Reaper of Victory

Sexual-Lobster responds:

i sent it to them, they don't look around themselves.


GowGod3GowGod3

2009-08-07 01:12:41

I feel like it was just a tiny sliver better with the laughing audience, but you didn't need them to make fun of political figures.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

aah the canned laughter effect, i always prefer shows without it but when its a live audience its genuine so its ok


RigRig

2009-08-07 01:19:51

Good job, man! I liked it!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks rig!


JazLyteJazLyte

2009-08-07 03:14:32

Hahaha fuckin nice, congrats man. I'm across the ocean, but if that's not just a shitty public-access TV block, then that mention should do some good shit for your name.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

the show usually has strong ratings, but last night's episode WAS pretty boring, i have a feeling a lot of people would have switched off by then.


hawkmuffinzhawkmuffinz

2009-08-07 03:22:15

Way to go man, i bet thats gonna get you some noteriaty.
I only wish the host had added "aka sexual lobster", because that would have been both awkward and hilarious.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

haha damn i didn't think of that!


EammyEammy

2009-08-07 03:48:16

Man that's stupid. I understand how internet stuff is free, but also on teevee?!! Everything that is on teevee is supposed to be copyright, therefore they shouldn't be able to get away with releasing someone's work without payment or compensation.

And secondly, what is the point of mocking high authorities if you don't get to see their reaction? Hehhe :)

But good for you anyways getting thousands of people to watch a crazy cartoon.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

no its cool i made the cartoon with them in mind, but i do wish i could have seen their reaction


posnikposnik

2009-08-07 04:28:09

Hey Dude.. i watch r stuff from wayyyy back and always liked, you've achieved something really awesome sorta like borat/bruno (cant recall the actor real name): show to public, including the ones you've showed in r movie to see and think about anything confusing or disturbing or incredibly annoying... anyway.. AWESOME for you man!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks v much posnik!


RatherRandomRealityRatherRandomReality

2009-08-07 05:11:52

This is amazing, congrats, man!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

cheers


TheDaveAngleTheDaveAngle

2009-08-07 05:18:56

Why is stuff alot funnier when other people are laughing at it with you?

Sexual-Lobster responds:

i dunno, evolution or something


GlebGuyGlebGuy

2009-08-07 05:32:16

They should've shown "Pleasure Island 2".
Now that would be offensive. :D

Sexual-Lobster responds:

i could have redubbed the voices and have them spout political commentary instead, not sure how i'd explain the whipping scene though


DahsDahs

2009-08-07 08:04:43

Haha! Awesome! About time some of your work got on TV.
Has Turnbull or Gillard responded in any way?

Sexual-Lobster responds:

no, i would not expect them to dignify it with any kind of reaction


NeuroticdeadNeuroticdead

2009-08-07 08:13:46

High five dude, awesome!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks!


MagyarMagyar

2009-08-07 08:45:53

Laughing track.