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(Onion AV Club)   Witness Patton Oswalt's improvised Parks & Rec Star Wars-themed filibuster: "CHEWBACCA'S SEVERED HEAD"   (avclub.com) divider line 69
    More: Amusing, Patton Oswalt, Episode VII, Star Wars, J.J. Abrams  
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2013-04-17 12:25:40 PM  
hilarious.
 
2013-04-17 12:34:14 PM  
That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid
 
2013-04-17 12:38:19 PM  

NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid


well, yeah...

i do like his opening scene though...
 
2013-04-17 01:22:40 PM  
He should have had Boba Fett jetpack out of the pit.
 
2013-04-17 01:24:18 PM  

NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid




And that's why babies like Patton Oswald biatched about the prequels. They had a "cooler" version in their own head.
 
2013-04-17 01:24:39 PM  
I'm impressed almost none of the extras so much as smirked except for a couple times.
 
2013-04-17 01:29:51 PM  

DamnYankees: I'm impressed almost none of the extras so much as smirked except for a couple times.




They probably heard the same nerd rant from their man child computer friends. It's actually sadder than funny.

/besides Spider-Man films are Sony- so he couldn't be in that movie...
 
2013-04-17 01:32:10 PM  
EPIC.
 
2013-04-17 02:25:19 PM  
oi46.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-17 02:27:48 PM  
I actually could see Disney tying Marvel and Star Wars together. The Greek gods may be a bit much.

/Hawkeye and Black Widow AREN'T first tier
 
2013-04-17 02:34:28 PM  
This is the greatest idea I've ever heard.
 
2013-04-17 02:40:40 PM  

Strolpol: I actually could see Disney tying Marvel and Star Wars together. The Greek gods may be a bit much.

/Hawkeye and Black Widow AREN'T first tier


Please, please, Scarlett Johansson in the Slave Leia costume...
 
2013-04-17 02:47:25 PM  
People tend to underestimate Patton at their own peril.
 
2013-04-17 02:48:21 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Please, please, Scarlett Johansson in the Slave Leia costume...


My bunk...I'll be in it.
 
2013-04-17 02:49:21 PM  
Great monologue for an Armando.
 
2013-04-17 03:01:16 PM  

NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid


The secret to good improvisational acting is lots of planning.  You know what you are generally going to do -- a beginning, a middle, and (real important) an ending.  The exact words, though, aren't scripted, though you might have a few gags pre-planned.

/former improvisational actor from Ren Faire
 
2013-04-17 03:02:57 PM  
If you've ever seen him go on a tirade live. This is exactly what it sounds like. Just brilliant.
 
2013-04-17 03:08:39 PM  

OgreMagi: NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid

The secret to good improvisational acting is lots of planning.  You know what you are generally going to do -- a beginning, a middle, and (real important) an ending.  The exact words, though, aren't scripted, though you might have a few gags pre-planned.

/former improvisational actor from Ren Faire.


Which is different from long-form Chicago-style improv.  Or what they teach at The Groundlings in LA.  Where planning ahead is, essentially, a sin.
 
2013-04-17 03:08:44 PM  
Is there some sort of troll signal for certain topics? Anything space related and you see people being called nutters. Star Wars threads always has the same two jerk offs talking about the prequels being good movies.
 
2013-04-17 03:12:59 PM  

Champion of the Sun: Is there some sort of troll signal for certain topics? Anything space related and you see people being called nutters. Star Wars threads always has the same two jerk offs talking about the prequels being good movies.


www.picslap.com
 
2013-04-17 03:13:54 PM  

Lee's_Austin: OgreMagi: NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid

The secret to good improvisational acting is lots of planning.  You know what you are generally going to do -- a beginning, a middle, and (real important) an ending.  The exact words, though, aren't scripted, though you might have a few gags pre-planned.

/former improvisational actor from Ren Faire.

Which is different from long-form Chicago-style improv.  Or what they teach at The Groundlings in LA.  Where planning ahead is, essentially, a sin.


I did specifically say good improv.
 
2013-04-17 03:21:41 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid

And that's why babies like Patton Oswald biatched about the prequels. They had a "cooler" version in their own head.


nah, he complains about them because they sucked, had a lot of (not all) horrible actors and George Lucas can't write dialogue to save his life.
 
2013-04-17 03:33:56 PM  
Young Adult is a good movie if you're an Oswalt fan.  Check it out.
 
2013-04-17 03:34:06 PM  
The best venue for Patton's humor was Reno 911, not network TV
 
2013-04-17 03:42:42 PM  

Altair: Young Adult is a good movie if you're an Oswalt fan.  Check it out.


i've heard "The Fan" is good too.
 
2013-04-17 03:50:37 PM  
^ Big Fan
 
2013-04-17 03:56:18 PM  
HA!  X-men?  In a QUINN JET?? Shouldn't they be in the BLACKBIRD?  Nice try, Faux-geek boy.  Just because you memorized the gems in the Infinity Gauntlet you thought you could fool us!.  Seriously, nice filibuster, buster.

/Was waiting to see him bring in the animated Disney and Pixar films
/leaving disappointed
 
2013-04-17 03:58:34 PM  

ontariolightning: [oi46.tinypic.com image 600x337]


People underestimate Bob at their peril .......................
 
2013-04-17 03:59:37 PM  

jocutus: HA!  X-men?  In a QUINN JET?? Shouldn't they be in the BLACKBIRD?  Nice try, Faux-geek boy.  Just because you memorized the gems in the Infinity Gauntlet you thought you could fool us!.  Seriously, nice filibuster, buster.

/Was waiting to see him bring in the animated Disney and Pixar films
/leaving disappointed


Yeah.  If he'd have brought in Buzz Lightyear, I'd have lost my shiat.
 
2013-04-17 04:00:40 PM  

OgreMagi: Lee's_Austin: OgreMagi: NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid

The secret to good improvisational acting is lots of planning.  You know what you are generally going to do -- a beginning, a middle, and (real important) an ending.  The exact words, though, aren't scripted, though you might have a few gags pre-planned.

/former improvisational actor from Ren Faire.

Which is different from long-form Chicago-style improv.  Or what they teach at The Groundlings in LA.  Where planning ahead is, essentially, a sin.

I did specifically say good improv.


And I was saying that method is different from other styles of improv.
 
2013-04-17 04:07:40 PM  
Is that Lars in the background?
 
2013-04-17 04:09:30 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid

And that's why babies like Patton Oswald biatched about the prequels. They had a "cooler" version in their own head.


Why is that a bad thing? I remember reading on the internets so many interesting and fascinating ways they could've taken the series LOST, including this entire subplot about Edgar Cayce and Atlantis, and they ended up going with a tv friendly "love is all you need" ending. I think it's great we can invent scenarios based on the stories we are told and it can be depressing when the "official" tale gets told it's been focused grouped and lowest-common-denominatored to make the most money.

/Borges
 
2013-04-17 04:20:50 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid

And that's why babies like Patton Oswald biatched about the prequels. They had a "cooler" version in their own head.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-17 04:27:29 PM  

Vodka Zombie: jocutus: HA!  X-men?  In a QUINN JET?? Shouldn't they be in the BLACKBIRD?  Nice try, Faux-geek boy.  Just because you memorized the gems in the Infinity Gauntlet you thought you could fool us!.  Seriously, nice filibuster, buster.

/Was waiting to see him bring in the animated Disney and Pixar films
/leaving disappointed

Yeah.  If he'd have brought in Buzz Lightyear, I'd have lost my shiat.


I was personally hoping he'd find a way to insert Remy from Ratatouille, but there's probably something from that contract that forbids him from doing impressions of the character without Disney's permission.
 
2013-04-17 04:40:35 PM  

Altair: ^ Big Fan


whoops. yeah, that.
 
2013-04-17 04:50:47 PM  
"Hold on, I need to Marco Rubio...."
 
2013-04-17 04:51:54 PM  
Ah, but did he slice open some dude's femoral artery?

"Drew-bacca?"
"It just kinda came out"
 
2013-04-17 04:52:47 PM  
I'm certain his planning went no further than a flowchart with something like:

Star Wars Ep VII -> Thanos/Avengers -> X-Men Plane -> Boba Fett/Han Solo -> Lando banging Leia
 
2013-04-17 04:52:56 PM  
Nerd Police citations:
-QUIN Jet instead of Blackbird. That's a big one.
-He forgot the Soul Gem. Misdemeanor.
-Spider-man is Sony property. That's a huge crime perpetuated by other parties, not Patton's fault.
 
2013-04-17 05:14:05 PM  
I just said to myself today, "Self, where can I find some more Patton Oswalt on line for free?"
 
2013-04-17 05:32:02 PM  

Lee's_Austin: OgreMagi: Lee's_Austin: OgreMagi: NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid

The secret to good improvisational acting is lots of planning.  You know what you are generally going to do -- a beginning, a middle, and (real important) an ending.  The exact words, though, aren't scripted, though you might have a few gags pre-planned.

/former improvisational actor from Ren Faire.

Which is different from long-form Chicago-style improv.  Or what they teach at The Groundlings in LA.  Where planning ahead is, essentially, a sin.

I did specifically say good improv.

And I was saying that method is different from other styles of improv.


Ok.  I guess we're in agreement.  I consider the styles you brought up as good training tools, but not at all a good idea when your improv needs to entertain a live audience.  I've done it successfully, but it's generally not a good idea to go in cold.
 
2013-04-17 05:36:41 PM  
Anyone have another link to the video?
Don't want me to watch since I'm not in 'Murica.
 
2013-04-17 05:40:06 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: And that's why babies like Patton Oswald biatched about the prequels. They had a "cooler" version in their own head.


They certainly didn't have a lamer one.
 
2013-04-17 05:52:52 PM  
Squibbly Doo!!!
 
2013-04-17 05:53:39 PM  
I'm going to have to agree with the Top Commenter. The mispronunciations of  Kashyyyk and Coruscant were an egregious error.
 
2013-04-17 06:21:21 PM  
And don't forget Farksquatch!  Oh Farksquatch, what secrets do you hold?
 
2013-04-17 06:46:27 PM  
Thanks subby.  It'll be fun to see how much of that makes it into the final episode.
 
2013-04-17 07:10:15 PM  
His monologue itself wasn't that funny, but his interactions with Leslie Knope sure were.
 
2013-04-17 08:04:30 PM  

OgreMagi: NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid

The secret to good improvisational acting is lots of planning.  You know what you are generally going to do -- a beginning, a middle, and (real important) an ending.  The exact words, though, aren't scripted, though you might have a few gags pre-planned.

/former improvisational actor from Ren Faire


Hmm... That's really not improv.
 
2013-04-17 08:10:42 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: OgreMagi: NuttierThanEver: That was not improvised, Patton has probably had a variation on that plot in his head since Episode VI came out in the 80's like any good geek kid

The secret to good improvisational acting is lots of planning.  You know what you are generally going to do -- a beginning, a middle, and (real important) an ending.  The exact words, though, aren't scripted, though you might have a few gags pre-planned.

/former improvisational actor from Ren Faire

Hmm... That's really not improv.


There are many types of improv.  You know those improv theaters that are so popular?  They have basic stuff planned out just like I did at the Ren Faire.  I'm sure "Who's Line Is It" has a whole lot of stuff pre-planned.  It's still improv.  Just not the type you think it should be.
 
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