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Where are you hoping this Powerloafing idea will lead, if I might ask?
We just want to do more episodes at this point, because we're all having fun. We've taken a blood oath to do 30 episodes, no matter what. The seeming limitations of the premise are somehow freeing, and we have a lot of funny stuff planned.

If we gain a wide audience we'll hijack the IFilm business model, and stream movie trailers in our episodes. That alone would pay for the cost of the whole project many times over. If we did make money from it, we'd probably end up doing at least 100 episodes. Not for greed, but we'd just be able to make more time for it. Episodes 100 to 300, that would be pure greed.

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Well Mr. Upchurch. I'd like to ask if you have any questions for us. We'd be happy to answer them.

If not, please stick around. I haven't gotten a chance to view these powerloafing videos yet (dialup) and I would love the chance to ask you a few questions. It's just that I got this whole thing going on right now, with ladies, and I'm going to have to save the questions for a later time.
Yeah right Charlie you couldn't get your cock touched if you plated it in gold and got a Fendi emblem stitched into it. (PM me some tits dude )

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Maybe I have to start using smilies.
Yeah smilies that'll work. Why don't you just turn our comedy message board into a gay dating site. :justkiddingmikeupchurch!:

I finally swallowed my dorkpride and played them in IE, and yeah they made laugh till my tumor hemmorhaged but that's not the point. Efficiency X-pert crashed IE when I tried to play it. Any chance of you guys maybe re-encoding it or something? I know scotch also mentioned he was having trouble playing it. Thanks.
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Thanks for the response Upskii. There seems to be videos available in the sneak preview section that aren't on the main Powerloafing page.

Also, I suppose BUTM does have a tendency to pounce on people who come here solely trying to sell us their comedic stylings.

I stand by my 1/3 comment.
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Punt, c'mon you guys me flipped harsh, I flipped back. Ain't that the way it works here? .
you guys me flipped harsh...is definitely the way it works.


But seriously:

What ever happened with the "talks/rumors' of a Mr. Show sketch-movie?

and have you ever seen Craig T. Nelson do stand-up?
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There seems to be videos available in the sneak preview section that aren't on the main Powerloafing page.
Okay, thanks. Forget about that missing Blaine Capatch episode - Pali has found it.

Mike, what Mr. Show set props do you have in your house and would you be willing to give them away? (All of my questions have already been asked.)

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Regardless, I still have some questions about this Powerloafing thing. What's your involvement with the project? How did it originate? And, my previous unanswered question, where is the idea headed?
Thank you Pali for the most substantial questions so far. I was going to answer last night, but I did a pep rally instead (Note to self: drunk pep rally results in unintended sarcasm.) I'll answer as much as I can tonight in the next hour.

I first pitched the idea of Powerloafing in the Summer of 2000 to Pop.com. We shot 6 episodes, but Pop ended up a giant fiasco and never launched. I spent a year trying to get copyrights and raw footage of performances by Brian, Jay, and Ron Lynch. I finally got the project back by slamming a credit card to pay back my fees, ($6,000) to Dreamworks Legal.

After searching forever for an office set to shoot in, I ended up recreating the set in my living room by sticking fake florescent lights on my ceiling and putting mirrors on the top two feet of the walls. It actually looks more convincing than the old set, which actually was an office. I am never in a million years getting my deposit back with all the shit I've done to the walls, not to mention the fake blood on the carpet.

Originally, there was another actor playing Carl, but he moved to Seattle, so in May of 2003 we recut the Pop.com footage with Paul Greenberg as Carl, and continued shooting. We've completed 13 episodes so far. I also did three versions of the Powerloafing homepage, two utterly horrible ones, and this current one which is getting there, but isn't quite there yet.

I've squandered my meager personal fortune, and a whole bunch of time on the project, but I believe in it and it's fun. Consider this a beta version. We hope to get some backing, and then we'll be encoded for all players and have a site that works with Opera and Firefox.

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Dear Mr. Mikey "My mom is dead and I'm a suck" Uppity:
Any chance of a BIG Mr. Show-esque reunion ever?
I don't see why not, there was a Pootie Tang reunion at Aspen and it had barely come out on DVD yet. I guess that was kind of the joke though.

I'd like to start a completely unfounded rumour right now: There will definitely be a Mr. Show reunion in April of 2008 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. (NOTE: I made that up.) I just talked to Bob, and he says they are having a $700 dollar a plate Bald Eagle Barbecue. (true, but unrelated)

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What ever happened with the "talks/rumors' of a sketch-movie?
B & D wrote a sketch movie script called "Hooray for America" that was really funny, maybe that is where the "talks/rumors" came from. I think it's stalled in development. Damn Hollywood.

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Efficiency X-pert crashed IE when I tried to play it. Any chance of you guys maybe re-encoding it or something? I know scotch also mentioned he was having trouble playing it. Thanks.
That episode has been a problem for some reason. I'll look into it over the weekend.

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Mike you guys link to Jonah Ray's site. Are you guys just fans or do you have any sort of working relationship with him? He's funny.
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Mike, if you come up with other sketch ideas that don't involve carl, do you plan on filming them and putting them up on a different section of the site?
you have the cast and equipment, so if you don't plan on doing that, you should now.

another thing: Do you mind if i steal powerloafing, change the name to Powerlounging, give all the characters funny accents, drag each episode out to 30 minutes and put it on tv?


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I got a question for you Mr. Upchurch, I'm considering doing a masters paper on sketch comedy when I'm done my degree. Can I look at your paper to see if it's something that would be worth tackling? or if I should ignore that idea and move on to other dreams that can let me put the real world off for a bit.
I don't have copies anymore, but I think you can get the thesis through inter-library loan free if you're a grad student. I attended the highly prestigious University of Nevada Las Vegas, and I think they sell their dissertations for $35 or something. It's 92 pages and very boring. It's not worth the money, unless you're buying it to put your name on the title page and submit it anywhere but UNLV. That would be well worth the money, because writing it sucked.

I can't tell you whether to go to grad school, but i think it's irrelevant to writing comedy. There weren't many graduate degrees at Mr. Show, just me and Bill Odenkirk (PhD University of Chicago, Chemistry - no shit). While most everyone on the staff attended college at one time or another, few got a degree. That's part of the reason the show was so smart.

So, remember kids: stay in school... or not, or whatever you want to do.

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Thanks for the response Upskii. There seems to be videos available in the sneak preview section that aren't on the main Powerloafing page.
I guess I didn't hide that very well. We will be rolling out those last 5 episodes on Ifilm very soon, plus a few more that are in the pipeline.

So there's the sneak peak, anyone who goes to that link is a bonified Powerloafing insider. The vast unwashed masses will go to the main URL with the 6 current episodes, and must wait to see them rolled out. Only people interested enough to use a search engine will find that sneak preview site. I'm glad you found it, and I hope it helps folks see where were going with the show.

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Mike, what Mr. Show set props do you have in your house and would you be willing to give them away? (All of my questions have already been asked.)
I have a sign that says "Listen to the Monkey!" from protest scene in the BUTM sketch that sat in the trunk of my car for 3 years. I also have a box of paperwork with drafts of stuff with actual handwriting of The Bob on it. I have a T-shirt that says "I Survived the Devastator" on it.

I charge $20 dollars per look. (a look = 4 seconds)

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Eh, I'd give those a half-look. Can you pro-rate it or do I need to bring a friend along with me to finish the rest of my look?
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Mike you guys link to Jonah Ray's site. Are you guys just fans or do you have any sort of working relationship with him? He's funny.
He's a friend of the site. He's a funny comic and a cool dude. Don't be surprised if you see him in a Powerloafing episode some day.

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