May 29 2013

A Nightmare on Sesame Street

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Moviewise, the one place the Muppets haven’t gone is horror. So, as the 43rd anniversary of Grover’s birth approaches on May 31, I give you this: A college biology class doodle depicting the movie poster for “A Nightmare on Sesame Street.”

The original version of the script, “The Muppets Take the Summer Camp Where All Those Kids Died,” was dropped after negotiations with Kermit fell through. With no Kermit, there was no Gonzo nor Miss Piggy, and with no Kermit, Gonzo, nor Miss Piggy, the rest of the Muppets fell like dominoes. But the Sesame Street cast held strong. Their public-broadcasting-level salaries might have played a role.

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May 22 2013

The morose professor

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This drawing hails from a college algebra course, the year and semester unknown. I took said course several times, you see. Turns out math + anguish + repetition = mucho doodles.

Another unknown is the identity of this character. I have put together three hypotheses:

  • This is professor Ted Gigglesworth Jr. Despite his last name, he is morose. The characteristic was not passed down to him via genetics; Ted’s father loved humor, and he loved laughing. Ted Jr. liked it, too, until Ted Sr. heard the funniest joke ever—and laughed his way to heaven via a heart attack. From then on, Ted Jr. swore to never laugh again, going so far as to seek a cure for merriment. Continue reading …

May 15 2013

Our tragic hero

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Here we have a doodle that both makes me want to cry and laugh at the same time.

This college modern art class drawing depicts Edgar Tater, a 10th grade boy from Russet, Iowa. He is a nerd without a clue. When he’s not working part time at the grocery store or going to school, he is watching old VHS tapes in his mom’s double-wide.

Maybe you, too, feel bad for Edgar, with his comb-over, mullet, giant glasses, decades-old T-shirt, too-short shorts, lame shoes, awkward gait, and misguided sense of reality. But don’t. Our tragic hero’s biggest problem is an awesome one: He is the hottest guy in school.

In fact, he is the only guy in school.

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