The "comedy re-dub" formula is shamefully simple: take a film, strip the soundtrack, record hilarious dialogue, accept death knowing that you've achieved your artistic zenith. Respected television scribe Chris Hayward's Fractured Flickers show was one of the first to utilize the concept, using silent film clips as a foundation. Three years later, Woody Allen lit the wick on his directorial career by reappropriating two films from the Japanese International Secret Police series into What's Up, Tiger Lily? The thing that makes the idea so attractive simultaneously serves as its own Achilles' Heel: it's so cheap that anybody can afford to do it. This being the case, many have followed Hayward and Allen's lead, but few have been as successful.
|Silent but deadly|
"Ohhh, I haven't laughed this hard since Paul Lynde was center square!" Me either, nose hair guy.
*Squish Stalinsky, if you're out there, I want you to know that you deserve to somehow retroactively win a 2001 Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe. I've already got five signatures on my petition. Well, four right now, but my mom promised she'd sign it too.)