In the course of putting together each episode of Off The Air
, we look at literally a dozen clips. Sometimes even a baker’s dozen. Here are almost all of the clips that for some reason, didn't make it
WHERE'D THE CHEESE GO
We love Ween. We love Legos. We love cheese. And we love this. The song was originally made for Pizza Hut's "Insider" pizza, where the cheese is inside the crust. They turned it down. PIZZA HUT FAIL.
RAINBOW CHICKEN DANCE
This made the rounds a while ago, but it's still so watchable. His enthusiasm seems so real. It would have made a great mood breaker. But since it's lifted from an actual KFC ad, this can only live on the internet. And really, isn't this exactly what the internet is for?
CARL BURGESS - A TURN FOR THE WORSE
We decided not to use this because it just evolves (or devolves) over such a long time that it would break the flow of the show a bit. We thought about using it in the credits or in the BODY episode too, but we just never felt it would fit. Still love it though, and be sure to check out his other work. The Ratatat video is another fave.
BANKSY - PET STORE
Could have just spent the whole 11 minutes here. Probably should have. Love Banksy, love this video. Ultimately not for us for a bunch of reasons.
A VARIETY OF CHEESES
We were very close to putting this in. So goofy. So British. So good.
Really excellent animation, sound design, and a very funny concept. It just never fit into our short attention span show properly. So here you go.
JAN SVANKMAJER - FOOD PART 1
Love it. Love Jan. He is solely responsible for decades of horrible experimental student film knock offs. We'd be lucky to have him in an episode. But again, this little show of ours starts to break down if you sit on anything for much longer than 2 minutes. And that makes us sad.
TALLY HALL - BANANAMAN
Hauntingly true to life.
SUPER BROKER SHUFFLE
Oh god, we miss the early days of consumer video so damn much. And you kids who grew up knowing nothing but a world with YouTube have no idea how spoiled you are to be able to stumble across something like this every single day of your privileged little lives. Lousy punks.
This is where we go when we go to our happy place.
MONTAGEM DO ARCO
Best use of Kenny G we've ever seen.
Spread sandwich spread. I'm not sure if we were ever actually considering this, but you should.
Off the Air is a television series on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim. Off the Air premiered in the United States, unannounced, on January 1, 2011 . The show is created by editor Dave Hughes, and produced by Hughes' company, Million Monkeys Inc.
The series lacks storylines and plots, and consist only of a collection of animations, internet videos, and archival footage, which are held loosely together by a theme.