Nobody’s Watching, absolutely brilliant
Apparently I totally missed this little pile of gold. Nobody’s Watching’s premise is not quite as amazing as the effect it has had. It’s a sit-com mocking a reality tv show where two guys from Ohio are making a sit-com. It’s freakishly funny and produced by Bill Lawrence of Scrubs, with two actors who worked on Family Guy. Sadly it hasn’t really gone anywhere and it looks like it may not. If they don’t get picked up I hope they can still manage some sort of internet distribution. If they scaled it back a bit, they may be able to have the first really good internet syndicated sit-com.
They’ve also done a few other small videos just to keep people watching. Here’s the pilot (part 1, part 2, part 3), a Mentos and Coke skit, ‘Til Death’ (abridged), and a bit from the Emmys.
As I mentioned above, the effect this show has had is also quite interesting. It shows (yet again) that the internet can be harnessed in ways that has not occured to the industry. Distributing Pilots for show over the internet so that the audience can actually say what it likes, as opposed to showing whatever the studios think we want to see.
Goodluck Nobodys Watching, can’t wait to see more of your stuff.