Bill dug these up, so now the entire run of Cakey is up on multiple sites:
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It’s not complete (missing episodes 2 & 3, we’re looking for them), but I’ve uploaded all of the Cakey! episodes on a variety of sites, but Vimeo looks best.
These were made between Dec 2006 and March 2008, and due to a exclusive contract, was only on a site that doesn’t exist anymore. So, until there’s a protest, they’re here for you. Please share them.
(Also, the “Videos” link on nobodyssweetheart.com and all of MrGhost.net site are still down)
Our last new episode was posted this morning: “Book Report.”
Given our low average hits (1500-ish per ep) and the whole dissolution of SuperDeluxe, this is probably it for Cakey. So watch and cry. Or give it a million hits and then cry.
The death of Cakey (secret 8th episode) is under lock and key in the SuperDeluxe vault and will never be seen again (legally).
Among our many battles with SuperDeluxe (and battle conveys too much action and not enough waiting) was over the length of the episodes. We had to cut huge chunks out of every episode to meet their marketing directive that no one on the internet will watch anything over three minutes.
The first casualty of the policy was the credit sequence, including the new fully legal theme song Joe McGinty wrote for the show. We didn’t expect the Kinks or their label would give us “Better Days” for less than the price of a luxury yacht (Here’s a video of the song synced to blurry Xena Warrior Princess footage)
I’ve jerry-rigged my own blurry trailer to boost our sad viewer numbers using the ol’ title sequence.
SuperDeluxe posted… The Babysitter today.
Watch, Comment, Link-to… etc. If you feel like it.
Additionally… I need ideas of how to promote these better. I was thinking of doing a flyer or a vinyl sticker or something. Feel free to leave me thoughts in the comments.
It’s been a rollercoaster of expectation and frusteration, but magically SuperDeluxe has decided to post Cakey!
Please watch, comment, and pass it on…. especially if you want them to publish our four new ones that they still haven’t approved.
First, watch the 3rd Mister Glasses, I edited the middle part.
Second item, I want to make a new show. I like making shows, but I’ve had a two-ton, cake-frosted albatross around my neck for the last year. I have a bunch of semi-developed ideas (many of these are really old), but I can’t tell if any of them have merit.
The more the trend towards really short one-off sketches continues on the internet, the more I want to make complicated, multi-scene, involved shows. I don’t care what they end up on, though I like seeing them live with an audience. These shows could be for any venue online or off.
Here are the top candidates, to keep a record of them for my sake as well as the handful of peeping peteys who read this blog (both of you).
Main character is a overly-sensitive Poetry grad student who after a series of disheartening encounters with his advising professor, therapist, and ex-girlfriend; commits suicide. What he soon realizes that rather than find a tidy end to his put-upon life, he has become a sui-slider cursed to jump between alternate realities with each attempt to end it all.
Matt DeCoster: Dream Assassin
DeCoster is a hit-man with the unique ability to enter his victims dreams and kill them without leaving any evidence. The half of the episode sets up his target’s evil deeds, second half is the dream.
meetsNeil LaBute. Neurotic-but-lovable office worker Mandy Dumphries (nicknamed “Dumpy”) struggles with all the problems of a modern woman in the big city. She has a crush on her boss, an overbearing mother, loves chocolate and is trying to quit smoking. All standard Working Girl, Bridget Jones cliche plot lines, but the hook is that while she’s this (sym)pathetic good-hearted Pollyanna, all of the people around her are cruel to the point of abuse… spitting in her face, her boss dressing her down while being serviced by a leather-clad gimp, lighting her desk on fire. The more likable and sponge-like her personality; the more awful the world is to counter.
The one hack move that pisses me off more than anything is badly done Noir parodies… sketches, videos, whatever. It’s always the same stock shit off a detective in his office and the dame comes in, voice over…zzzzz. The detective in his office shit is like less than 5% of the genre, and it’s 99% of the parody. I’d do a show that’s the rest of the genre, poor suckers getting pulled into schemes they don’t know how to get out of, insurance fraud, lots of night driving.
And the main character is the world’s greatest bowler, continually suckered into doing illegal things, played by Matt DeCoster
I had a pretty bad case of insomnia yesterday. I went to bed. Got back up. Took a shower. Went back to bed. Probably didn’t actually get any real sleep until past 4.
I half-wrote/half-dreamed this plotline for a new episode of Cakey which in the waking hour, isn’t half bad, so maybe we’ll do it.
The TV is broken and Duncan asks Cakey to teleport them somewhere fun so they beam into an illegal back-alley craps game run by the Latvian Mob. Cakey helps Duncan win by cheating…. cheating really obviously.
Mitch is a lounge singer who sings a song about how Cakey is amazing and great. (This part was proposed by Mitch earlier, so I really built the episode around it.) Montage with music. Duncan has won a huge pile of chips from a table full of shady, terrifying dudes.
Finally the floor-managers mobster asks “Why you always win? How come dice change for you.” “Oh, Cakey’s helping me. He’s magic.”
And the mob guy laughs and then shoots Duncan in the head and point-blank range. Duncan dies… really extreme bloody gore.
Cakey raises him from the dead and Duncan says it was a crazy adventure. They teleport back to the house and Cakey fixes the TV, but a religious broadcast is on and Duncan—being raised from death by artificial and unholy means having rendered him soulless—instinctually recoils and his eyes turn red. END OF EPISODE.
Cakey filming has, as of Saturday, wrapped.
Channel 102 is Monday night.
As if you need an additional reason to go… we’re showing a sneak preview of one of our new Cakey! episodes we made for SuperDeluxe. They won’t be online for a month at the very earliest, so the live screening is your first chance to see Cakey back in action.
After the regular Channel 102 program starting at 7, the special Cakey episode will be shown.
Monday, February 4, 2008
two shows—7:00pm & 9:30pm
158 Ludlow Street (near Stanton)
New York, NY
If I recover, I’ll see you there. Still horribly sick.
When I walked by Sidewalk today, I saw an honest-to-God fistfight happening. A short black guy with eyes looking in two different directions was wailing on a long-haired Vincent Schiavelli
type junkie who was screaming for someone to call the cops. Literally, right in front of them a traffic cop cruiser was doubleparked and may have even had someone in it, I couldn’t quite see into it since I was Kitty-Genovesing across the street.
I had gone to buy a jar of sauce. My roommate Bill and frequent cinematog/editing collaborator was called suddenly out of town by a funeral. I’ve been trying to pick up slack by doing marathon editing jags, usually without food breaks. I am pretty tired of Cakey and look forward to offloading it, finally, in two weeks… the experience has been more frowns than smiles, but the proper forum to air grievances of that sort is in a loud bar, at top volume while slurring words and sweating vodka.
Being the sole resident of our place has been a mixed bag. AV brought his Wii over and we played Zack & Wiki for a while, but I still prefer making crude caricatures of people I know in the Mii Editor. I watch TV whenever I want and yesterday was so brazen as to not only watch TV and a DVD of Flight of the Conchords (current opinion, 3 episodes in… “Zzzzzzzz”), but I even hooked up the VHS and watched my stone-age copy of
The downside is that I have no one to open my jar of sauce that I made a special trip to get, so I can not have dinner.