This sketch by Human Giant is about kicking video cameras. It's funny, and you really should be watching this show. But what I really like is how it was written: in a dream.
It was about a month after I had finished writing for Human Giant and Tom Gianas (the showrunner) called me up to tell me about a couple of my sketches that they had shot, and some changes that had been made to them during shooting.Yes, it's a slow news day. This is about video cameras! Those are gadgets! And dreams are like the, uh, operating system of the brain! Whatever, just enjoy the comedy. [erockappel.com ]
Getting that call was very weird timing, because the night before, I had a dream about pitching a sketch, and the subsequent filming of said sketch. I told this to Tom and he asked me what the sketch was about. This is what I told him...
"basically, Huebel is this karate instructor filming a local commercial for his studio, and he kicks the camera off the tripod. He apologizes and says that his foot is a weapon. Everyone is really pissed at him and they begrudgingly set up another camera. BOOM! He does it again. After that, it's just a montage of him breaking camera after camera, no matter how far away they set it up. He'll literally run across the room to break a camera. Everyone keeps getting more and more pissed off, but he just can't help himself."
Tom cracks up and says, "dude, we have to shoot this." I tell him that I'll email him the idea so he has it on file, and as I'm typing it out later that afternoon, all I can think is, "this is so stupid. I can't believe I'm transcribing a fucking dream I had."