Author Topic: Random Scharpling/Wurster References  (Read 5793 times)

Matthew_S

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Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« on: August 16, 2010, 10:32:54 AM »
This comes up every so often so I thought there might be a thread already.  I didn't find one so, here one is.

Tom+Jon/TheBestShow are the subject of references, appearances, allusions in sometimes unusual or unexpected places. Feel free to share them here.

Here is a not-so-unexpected one.

This week's AV Talk at the AV Club discusses among other films, The Expendables.  If I remember correctly, they discuss a sequence in which Jason Statham beats up a basketball game.  They then mention Scharpling, Wurster and the Gorch as inspiration/reference for the sports team beat-up.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/scott-pilgrim-vs-the-world-the-expendables-eat-pra,44160/


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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 10:48:35 AM »
They were the subject of a question on Trivia Night in my local Brooklyn bar a couple months back. It was a round where you were supposed to identify the comedian based on a brief audio clip, and the final clip was Tom and Jon.  I know the quizmaster is a comedy writer and Best Show fan, so I wasn't too surprised, but I don't think any of the competing teams got it.
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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 10:56:07 AM »
During the trailers for Scott Pilgrim last night, there was one for "It's Kind of a Funny Story" starring Zach Galifianakis. He says, "You're sweet to say that" in the trailer and that is definitely a Best Show-ism for me.

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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 08:54:35 PM »
He also said "bird-dogging chicks" which I consider a Mike-Show-ism.

That movie looks like it could be pretty good.

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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010, 09:00:24 PM »
He also said "bird-dogging chicks" which I consider a Mike-Show-ism.

Maybe, but I'm pretty sure "bird-dogging chicks" was planted most firmly in the lingua franca by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 09:10:41 PM »
Oh right, I'd forgotten about that.  I no doubt laughed hard at that line when I first saw the movie, as I was about 11 years old, watching it with other kids at a slumber party.  [nice going, that kid's parents!]

That isn't to say 20 years later I don't giggle at the phrase "banging beaver", because I do, even if maybe I should know better.

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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 01:45:42 AM »
He also said "bird-dogging chicks" which I consider a Mike-Show-ism.
I thought the same thing.

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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010, 02:57:12 PM »
PFT plays a character called Jon Wurster in the Mr. Show siamese twin sketch.

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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2010, 03:20:35 PM »
Mr Show - Siamese Twins

Was it another sketch?  In this one he's Keith Dunlaw.

In the AV Club today "...elite team of battle-hardened mercenaries so tough, one member—Statham—single-handedly beats up an entire basketball game in his free time."

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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010, 05:16:53 PM »
"Jon Wurster from Marketing" - it's from a Mr Show sketch, maybe the siamese twins, but I don't remember (and I'm too lazy to check).

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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2010, 08:23:15 PM »
Mr Show - Siamese Twins

Was it another sketch?  In this one he's Keith Dunlaw.


You're right - it's Tom Kenny who's Jon Wurster...

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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2010, 03:19:22 PM »
I'll put this here, for no good reason.  Perhaps because someone may have already mentioned it...

NPR is streaming tonight's Superchunk show

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129889886&sc=nl&cc=asc-20100917

often these shows are archived for download, but not always.

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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2010, 10:09:36 PM »
This one certainly qualifies.

http://splitsider.com/2010/09/50-comedies-to-add-to-your-netflix-watch-instantly-queue/

Sure, a list of the best comedies available on Netflix Instant is a great resource.

But, the fifth commenter brings it around to the BestShow.

"You forgot Clifford, the Martin Short classic. Tom Scharpling would be ashamed of you."

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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2010, 03:10:54 PM »
This one does not even fit, really.

http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-09-08/music/an-oral-history-of-pavement-s-new-york-city/2/


There is no direct reference there, but the Pavement/Superchunk/MBV show is, I believe, the show where Tom + Jon first met.


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Re: Random Scharpling/Wurster References
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2010, 09:57:58 AM »
I was watching Strangers with Candy, and in the episode where Chuck Noblet dreams of being a rockstar, this happens...