Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Brian O'Connell & Richard O'Connor "Coldcock" (SNL)

Here's one I missed yesterday - missed altogether come to think as we don't get the programme here in the UK. Coldcock is a parody composed for Saturday Night Live, lampooning the targeting of ethnic minorities for malt liquor by the advertising industry (Colt 45?) Anyway, it's damn funny. Chris Rock, Tim Meadows and Ellen Cleghorne are simply drinking a tall can of the malt at a cocktail party at which guests sip the nectar as hostesses glide past with trays of the stuff. Then the animation happens. I won't spoil the surprise except to say that the drink packs a punch. Great script as well. I'm told that SNL has a tradition of these spoof commercials. Another from New York's Asterisk who in this case did the animation and compositing work .


roconnor said...

Brian directed the animation for this while at The Ink Tank. I was still in short pants studying Brecht.

Ed Smith did the animation.

Ian Lumsden said...

Ha ha. I too studied and acted in Brecht, taught him too, the plays not the man. I'll give Brian all the credit.

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