Casper Kelly, Too Many Cooks
The video begins as a parody of the musical introductions for family shows before turning into a scene of bloody, murderous, cross-genre mayhem. It prompted thousands of questions: didn’t the killer in the video look like Slavoj Žižek? Why was Lars von Trier credited with playing a pie? Has David Lynch seen it? Fake Twitter handles started appearing for members of its fake cast. What did it all mean? Maybe it meant nothing. These and Adult Swim’s other fake infomercials share a similar, demented sensibility and bright unease: contemporary television entertainment taken to the extreme of the codes and turned into the stuff of addled nightmares.
- “Looking for meaning in “Too Many Cooks””, Ian Crouch