Puppets Doing Drugs
on Jan 24, 2013
Excellent guys, thanks very much for the feedback. I love that David hated the title. And I totally see the story issues -- I realized too late that I had essentially made multiple cold opens. I will definitely submit again. Thx!
Jan 24, 2013 at 6:28pm
Yes, this was almost in. I have a soft spot for puppets and was a big fan of the look and the work this must have taken. Also really liked the opening Jeopardy joke.
1) there needs to be more of a story. I know it's just kinda a trippy show. But it needed more substance. Puppets get high and then what? Even just a little twist at the end of the drug trip would've helped. Tiny side note: I feel like you can do a 2001 thing or a Star Wars thing, but not both.
2) Credits were too long. It wouldn't have hurt it at the panel, but would at the screening.
But overall, I quite liked this and would encourage you to keep making stuff and submitting. Or even submitting some version of this with more of a story.
Jan 24, 2013 at 2:46pm
The panel liked this one!
I seem to remember this went very far. It was one of the last few shows to get cut from the running. Production value is great. Voices were great. On a lighter month of submissions I could've seen this getting in. It was very close.
Here's why I didn't vote it on:
The comedy wasn't my favorite. I kind of groaned at the title. That's my tastes. The Star Wars and 2001 stuff looked great, but felt a little pandering. It was kind of formulaic. "What's popular? Puppets, drugs, Star Wars, 2001. Okay let's throw that together." I'm sure this wasn't your process but that's what it felt like.
It'd be cool to see you make something that just makes YOU laugh. Don't try to make us laugh, make yourself laugh. You clearly have the production skills. Maybe get some human bodies in there. I dunno, I want to see more submissions from your camp because you guys were real close to getting in.
Also, and I don't think this was a mark against you, but your ending credits were crazy long! That was a lot of credits!
I hope this helps! Great work!
Jan 24, 2013 at 1:41pm
Hey 101 folks,
This was my rejected pilot from Jan 2013.
Would love to hear what you think the strong and weak points are, any areas for improvement, and how far away from getting in I was.
Jan 24, 2013 at 11:15am
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