I just wanted to say, I really cherish our friendship: A Thread for Dress Up Gang - TBS Television Show and Online Comedy Troupe

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Dress Up Gang is an Abso Lutely adult swim style absurdist sitcom featuring Andie MacDowell as Andie MacDowelll for no reason. Ten half hour episodes are on TBS just now and it's a slow burn that really pays off. Recommended for fans of Joe Pera and I Think You Should Leave; really warms up in the last few episodes. It's somehow profane and very very sweet at the same time.

It's difficult to really convey what makes Dress Up Gang work, but this (non-television aired or show related) short is pretty indicative.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yXaBunkh4o

https://www.tbs.com/thedressupgang
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNgE6ouAEpzRCA25wCDIALA
https://www.vulture.com/2020/02/the-dress-up-gang-interview.html

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 18 May 2020 21:09 (two years ago) link

also
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EtMDMZFRwg

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 18 May 2020 21:23 (two years ago) link

hey somebody humor me and watch one of these. I wanna talk to someone about it.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 18 May 2020 23:07 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WRLquPL1v8

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 18 May 2020 23:10 (two years ago) link

guys i'm gonna keep posting these until somebody watches one of these and tells me to stop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_wOKiYQkMQ

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 16:21 (two years ago) link

lol love that 'cute' sketch. ima go in on the tbs series today.

Spottie, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 20:41 (two years ago) link

come back and talk to me; it's lonely in here.

I was in the "this is okay" camp for three episodes, moved to "this is good" by episode six and then the last few eps pushed it into great territory.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 20:50 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yax-KlWYTkY

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 20:57 (two years ago) link

do the youtube sketches live outside of the series? was there also a movie??

Spottie, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 21:04 (two years ago) link

they're all part of the same shared universe and they are basically consistent with the characters but it varies.
if there's a movie, i wanna see it!
i don't think it would even help to jump ahead to the "good ones;" i think it's about getting in the right headspace.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 21:29 (two years ago) link

I am so in on this

Please No Commenting On New Looks!

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 02:14 (two years ago) link

My favourite thing about this show is probably how the music score emphasizes all the drama.

braised cod, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:21 (two years ago) link

ok I think this is my favorite show

I love that's there almost no build-up for laughs, it's just a steady flow and so dense w/ hilarious little mumbled lines or gestures.

Like Frankie doing that two-second rando dance in his "keep off grass" trap...I'm only 5 (10) eps in and already there are too many of these to remember

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:32 (two years ago) link

(^ every half-hour show is two mini-episodes)

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:37 (two years ago) link

I'd seen those YouTube shorts a while back and dug them but did not guess it had the legs for a longer format. It totally does.

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:39 (two years ago) link

It's like Wonko cast some strange spell over me.

braised cod, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:45 (two years ago) link

and yeah the music is key

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:58 (two years ago) link

ayyyyyyyy now we're cooking.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:33 (two years ago) link

Frankie is basically the best
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rprZmrKDq4k

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:36 (two years ago) link

hhahha

Spottie, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:43 (two years ago) link

EQUESTRIAN ARCHERY (with fire arrows)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 21:11 (two years ago) link

i wanna say now that the thread title is a reference to the last episode of the series, which is a sort of crown jewel (though ding dong dasher is a close second)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 21:12 (two years ago) link

Bradley Cooper is such a chameleon.

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 21 May 2020 02:50 (two years ago) link

I am going to take your word that there is a better episode than The Handshake

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:08 (two years ago) link

handshake is great! you'll get there.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:16 (two years ago) link

(also for those with the tech knowhow, the full series is on ILPLEX on 77, title search is your friend)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:17 (two years ago) link

cory's mock-punching donny in the face is the kind of inexplicable grace note I love abt this show

I guess it's a big year in comedy for carbon monoxide poisoning!

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:30 (two years ago) link

one of my fave bits is that cory always reacts to seeing frankie with the classic passive-aggressive dad "oh i didn't know you were here" greeting

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:38 (two years ago) link

ha yes

I like how Donny consitently follows up his "you know how this my house..?" line with you know how it's like that?

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:40 (two years ago) link

Bounce factory!

braised cod, Friday, 22 May 2020 13:18 (two years ago) link

yooo im 4 eps in and this is so good, love it to death.

"my man aint no snitch" ... "that's right baby".

the music is perfect every time so on point.

Spottie, Friday, 22 May 2020 18:04 (two years ago) link

oh lord that Cute House sketch, really funny but the cringe!!!

Nhex, Friday, 22 May 2020 20:04 (two years ago) link

everybody in that group is great but Frankie feels like he could fairly easily make the leap to being a star

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 25 May 2020 16:03 (two years ago) link

abso lutely

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 25 May 2020 16:59 (two years ago) link

finished the season. i loved every episode. whats next for this group?

Spottie, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 04:50 (two years ago) link

shots, adderall and a Robocop movie marathon

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 05:30 (two years ago) link

wow the closing 1-2 of The Club/Cory From Beyond is sublime

this is in my personal pantheon of great shows, I want more

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 21:49 (two years ago) link

you agree with me about the ending being better than handshake?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:19 (two years ago) link

I think maybe—it's hard, they're all so good! But definitely ending on a high note.

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:22 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oX9vffAkns

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:29 (two years ago) link

haaa getting a Kyle Mooney vibe from that one

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:34 (two years ago) link

cory not wrong tbh

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:34 (two years ago) link

the dress-up condo makes a brief appearance here

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:35 (two years ago) link

"These potato wedges are psychotic"

ernestp, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 21:12 (two years ago) link

having just gotten into All Gas No Brakes, i'm surprised by the shared aesthetic. Joe Pera is in the same general vicinity.
Is there a name for this style? I guess "Abso Lutely chic" is close enough.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 9 June 2020 21:37 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

“Frankie Freestyles” this is 1 of 20 promos we made for TBS recently #OneLove @DressUpGang @FrankieQuinones @coryloykasek pic.twitter.com/0QtQta1V8V

— Donny Divanian (@DonnyDivanian) July 10, 2020

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 10 July 2020 15:56 (two years ago) link

really missing these guys

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 10 July 2020 15:56 (two years ago) link

give me the other 19 please

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 10 July 2020 16:22 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that this show's 2020 season is nominated in the 2020 ILX TV poll:

ILX's Best Television of 2020 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends After January 29, 2021

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (3 minimum, 25 maximum, ranked by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:46 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

like i'm ready to get rammed and just put out ponies or what
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rgSo4emT88

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:52 (one year ago) link

and somewhat more in the dress-up gang aesthetic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKsKR9ZNrJ4

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:57 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

everybody in that group is great but Frankie feels like he could fairly easily make the leap to being a star

Quinones getting his first bite at the apple on Hulu this month

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9pIT2v9NBU

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 18:41 (two weeks ago) link


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