The State vs. Mr. Show - VIDEO
Kittenpants over at CC Insider found a video on YouTube of one of my favorite sketches from MTV's The State, a gritty drama edited for television that kind of loses something without all the cursing. There's just nothing especially menacing about the word "poop," no matter how much anger and passion you put into it.
Mr. Show also did a sketch centered on pretty much the same concept that sometimes censoring does hurt the integrity of a film. In "Pallies" a family dinner turns violent, or at least that's what we piece together since all the actual swearing and violence is chopped out.
I think both sketches are hysterical, but I've placed them below so you can argue over which one is the best. I want a 500-word essay comparing and contrasting the two by the end of the week. The best essay will win a year's supply of Mrs. Dairymore's Carbonated Butter ("The butter that bubbles!").