There’s an unusual (and unusually entertaining) ad for this summer’s comedy-that-can’t-get-here-soon-enough, Funny People, on the NBC website. It’s positioned as a clip from a hit NBC show called Yo, Teach!, but it’s one of those shows-within-a-movie type things, like those trailers from Tropic Thunder. It’s not as funny as those trailers from Tropic Thunder (nothing will ever beat Satan’s Alley), but it gets the sitcom cliches down, starring Jason Schwartzman and Bo Burnham as an unconventional teacher and his rapping student.
This actually seems more like a Saturday morning sitcom like Saved By The Bell, or something that would be on Nickelodeon. I never thought it would be possible to say this, but it’s actually not edgy (or “edgy”) enough for prime time network TV, which is really dirty now (See: Two And A Half Men). Still mostly terrible, but also really dirty. How far we’ve come. (Via NY Mag‘s Vulture.)