Here’s a disturbing confession: I gave up on Netflix’s new sketch show I Think You Should Leave after a single sketch. It started with a premise (man tries to pull open a push door in front of someone whose approval he craves) and then ended up with a conclusion you could see coming from the second he grabbed the handle (man pulls door off hinges to save face). And that was enough for me. Because, quite clearly, I am an idiot. It took me almost two weeks to return to the show, and the shame I felt was immediate. Because sketch two was much more indicative of I Think You Should Leave. A compensation lawyer fronts a commercial in which he presents an increasingly specific scenario: you bought a house that didn’t declare a termite infestation, so you independently called some exterminators, but when they came to your house they spent too long in your bathroom, then they shouted “It’s turbo time!” and chastised you for not being part of the turbo team, … [Read more...] about I Think You Should Leave: is this the funniest Netflix show yet?
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I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson, like a car that is too small, is impossibly brilliant. The six-episode Netflix sketch series is a stinky, bone-strewn mudpie of social anxiety, unbridled rage, fake commercials, and middle-aged bullies, and we’ve been eating it up. Fans across social media generally seem to be losing their skulls over sketches like “Focus Group” and “Baby of the Year,” creating memes and entire Twitter accounts around throwaway gags. So we’ve ranked 101 of the best moments across 24 sketches. Take a whiff here: 101. In dead last: Bart Harley Jarvis. (Fuck you, Bart Harley Jarvis.) 100. When the babysitter runs over and kills some people but it’s totally not a huge thing because they basically don’t matter and weren’t supposed to be there: 99. Tim’s can-do spirit: 98. And his good attitude: 97. This, but it’s us talking about Tim Robinson: 96. Mudpies: 95. These grounds for divorce: 94. Dang it! … [Read more...] about 101 of Our Favorite Moments From I Think You Should Leave
Recall a moment when you saw someone do something so embarrassing, so humiliating and cringeworthy and devastating, that it was instantly clear that the only reasonable next step for that person would be to disappear from public life. Take, for example, the moment during a press conference earlier this year when Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia, was ostensibly trying to manage the fallout from the release of an old photograph from his medical-school yearbook that showed two students, one in blackface and the other in Ku Klux Klan robes, with a caption indicating that one of the men was Northam. Standing at a podium, he confessed instead to once putting shoe polish on his face to look like Michael Jackson for a long-ago dance contest. “Are you still able to moonwalk?” a reporter asked from the crowd, to which Northam paused and appeared to contemplate doing so, before his wife stepped in and muttered, “Inappropriate circumstances.” After making such a … [Read more...] about Make America Cringe Again: Tim Robinson’s “I Think You Should Leave”
Where to Stream: I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson More Options An armchair psychologist would have a field day with Tim Robinson. This armchair comedy critic, meanwhile, will go even further, seeing not just a Saturday Night Live alum probing his deepest insecurities through character work, but asking you to imagine what it’d be like if one of the paranoid narcissists Robinson portrays in his Netflix series, I Think You Should Leave, were in charge of the free world. Hold on. Full stop. Put a pin in that thought. Because there’s nothing inherently political in Robinson’s work. Rather, everything’s intensely personal. And Robinson uses a lot of his personal and professional connections to great effect, employing them for short bursts of absurdity within the first season’s six episodes (each lasting about 16 minutes). You can catch glimpses of most of the guest stars in the trailer. Netflix also dropped some sketch character work this … [Read more...] about ‘I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson’ On Netflix Probes Deep Insecurities With NSFW Glee
Where to Stream: I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson More Options Tim Robinson is one of the few former SNL cast members that wrote for the show after being a featured player. It seemed that writing was his bailiwick more than performing. But then he returned to in front of the camera in the cult series Detroiters. Now, with his new Netflix sketch show I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson, he does both. Read on to find out more… I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE WITH TIM ROBINSON: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT? Opening Shot: A man is wrapping up a job interview that has gone well. When he goes to leave the coffee shop, he pushes the door instead of pulling. To cover his mistake, he forces the door to pull, to the point where the hinges fly off. The Gist: You may remember Tim Robinson from his Comedy Central series Detroiters, but he’s likely most recognizable as a one-year featured player from Saturday Night Live during the 2012-13 season. One … [Read more...] about Stream It Or Skip It: ‘I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson’ On Netflix, A Weird Sketch Show By The Former ‘SNL’er