One Million Hits




Thank you everyone. The response to Too Many Cooks feels more surreal to me than the thing itself. 

(EDIT: I've changed this link to the higher res Adult Swim youtube rather than the first one posted by Tortoise5210 - who I will always be indebted to. Also hat tip to redditor setyourgoals.)

For those of you that are curious, I am currently busy prepping/writing/directing the last episodes of Season 2 of Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell with my partner in crime Dave Willis. We are making 12 and I think they will air on Adult Swim in June. Please check out the first season here. Here's a still from unaired Season 2 (without effects) with Henry Zebrowski. And Jack MacBrayer as an angel.



I'd also like to thank Paul Painter (editor extraordinaire), Shawn Coleman and Michael Kohler (composers), Alex Orr, Adam Pinney, Vishal Roney, Mike Lazzo, Keith Crofford, Awesome Inc., Fake Wood Wallpaper, Dave Willis, Jim Fortier, Roger Black and Nick Gibbons. Aimee Holmberg who did the sets. The cast. Thank you to the person that posted this on Youtube. And so forth.

I also wrote a book of weird short stories called "More Stories about Spaceships and Cancer". Somebody just emailed me and said it was like George Saunders crossed with David Foster Wallace - far too kind and wildly inaccurate but I'll take it and enjoy the ride! You can buy it autographed here.

Also lastly my real name is Chris Kelly but since there's already a lot of Chris Kelly's on TV that write on shows like SNL and Girls I go by Casper. I think I got the idea of using Casper from the movie "Kids" which is a terrible thing to admit.





9 comments:

Thomas Wood said...

Dude, well done. I love the indulgence. I almost gave up at 3 minutes and then it just went so, so far into itself. I wonder if it was a hard decision to shoot it 16x9 instead of 4x3?

Anyways, thanks. All my best.

Anonymous said...

TOO MANY COOKS is amazing. Thanks. Maybe a Stroker & Hoop DVD will finally be released with TOO MANY COOKS as a bonus feature! (I wish!)

Andre M said...

Casper from Kids was a great character good choice. I just saw Too Many Cooks. I know I'm late but that thing was awesome. It would be a great show but I think it's a 1 time thing.

Anonymous said...

If you do not win an oscar or similar award in recognition of the awesomeness Too Many Cooks is, then someone isn't paying attention. You deserve all the success you are getting. Thank you so much for creating this.

Casper Kelly said...

Thank you everyone!

Thomas Wood: Yes, it was a hard decision to go 16x9. For a while we also considered shooting it on an old camcorder like the movie Computer Chess.

meghanellie said...

Too Many Cooks is a glorious, majestic beast of a masterpiece-- all of a sudden the guy's eating people's heads and you're like- but wait HOW DID WE GET HERE? The seamlessness of everything is incredible. Well done, Casper. I'm standing-ovationing you from afar.

Anonymous said...

This remains me of the days of Space Ghost CtC, when the absurdist humor of AS was fresh and surprising. It's been to integrated into our culture now that it's hard to get that feeling back. But you did it.

Spagmation said...

I had my first laughtergasm. Thanks for that.

ATR said...

I am excited to see what else you create. I love the surreal/absurd style you go with. Big fan here!