again that mischievous imp Tom Green is back to entertain us with his own
twisted form of presentation style. Originally having his own show in Canada,
named oddly enough The Tom Green show, Green caught the attention of MTV when
his own show gained a huge cult following. Nothing is off limits to Green and
his irreverent style.
The style of humour that is presented by Tom Green is more of a shock value
comedy as opposed to your standard comedic fare. I would suggest that you
would need to have a pretty twisted sense of humour to get the most of this.
It would also be argued that Green is very similar to Jackass or CKY in terms
of presentation and the way that the humour goes, however Green was
doing this long before them and his show consists more of situational comedy
as opposed to doing outrageous stunts.
This DVD actually shows bits and piece from various shows, being the most
memorable moments that they have brought together for the first time. There
are many stand out moments on the DVD as there is on every single Tom Green
disc I have been lucky enough to review. Some of my favourites in this one
involve Tom testing out the guarantees on items by smashing them with a hammer
(before he has bought them, in the store, in front of the shop owners.), the
pizza service where he tails real pizza deliveries and then offers his own
pizzas cheaper, not to mention the Janeanne Garafolo interview! And to top it
off, the destruction of a supermarket during "old man shopping".
have to warn everyone that possibly the standout feature on this disc and most
possibly the one that will offend those not used to Green's material is when
he tries to conduct an interview with his parents and then switches the focus
to their sexual habits. It's pretty explicit and considering this website can
be accessed by anyone, I won't go into specifics.
picture quality of the disc is not very high, this is not due to the transfer
but more for the fact that many of these skits actually take place on the
street where Tom prods and provokes people into basically providing the comedy
for his show. The fact that he actively seeks out these loonies, and then
somehow manages to keep a straight face when they are acting up is amazing. I
think this also the main reason he is so funny!
Possibly the only thing that would have made this perfect would have been the
inclusion of a audio commentary. I think that Green would have been hilarious
to listen to and it's a shame it's not here.
All things said and done, he is not for everyone but certainly for me. I have
no problem recommending this to anyone with a warped sense of humour! I can't
wait to see more of this stuff as soon as possible!
The Best of
MTV's The Tom Green Show Features