“Clip Cup” is a satire of clip shows, an inherently godforsaken genre dominated on TV by Tosh.0 and online by Ray William Johnson. They’ve just released their fourth episode, a “live” shoot at of the Catholic Loyola Marymount University.
The series is directed and co-written by Scott Gairdner, creator of the Sex Offender Shuffle, Pac Man: The Movie, Scott Meets Family Circus, and a lot of great Funny or Die work. Scott has a particular talent for arch parodies of pop-internet culture; his 2010 New Scott Gairdner video mocks the hyper, faux-cool style of popular YouTube vloggers.
The first clip felt like a solid one-off joke. But “Clip Cup” has four episodes so far, plus two spin-offs, and they’ve managed to advance the gag each time. And each time, the Funny or Die audience mostly didn’t get it. Let’s watch!