r/videos Jul 06 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1

Trailer for "Nathan For You" creator Nathan Fielder's new cringe-comedy show, "The Rehearsal" Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fjPFt8cpic
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u/NopeItsDolan Jul 07 '22

Another show from a man who got really good grades in business school. Can't wait!

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u/Scrambo Jul 07 '22

Not just business school. One of the best business schools in Canada.

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

I went to that school. It was super fun, but, as you'd probably guess, not close to being one of the top business schools in Canada.

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u/goofandaspoof Jul 07 '22

Did you get good grades?

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u/JoshALLENspitonmepls Jul 07 '22

Shit bud, I spent most of my days there pukin behind the ol' Timmy Ho's. Pounded out Kristy there too a few nights. Looked like a moose but eh, sometimes you just gotta put the puck in the net as I always say.

So yes.

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

Lol you went full northern ontario, that wouldn't be Victoria at all.

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u/akuguitarist Jul 07 '22

Yeah this reads more Letterkenny than Langford

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u/MostlyRocketScience Jul 07 '22

Looks more like the wizard of loneliness

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u/FaceJP24 Jul 06 '22

This show seems to be inspired by one of the bits in the series finale of "Nathan For You", "Finding Frances". The premise is that he will set up elaborate simulations of important conversations so that the client can "rehearse" for the real thing. Comedy ensues when either the rehearsal or the real thing go horribly wrong or surprisingly right.

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

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u/Luung Jul 07 '22

oh here I go digging in again

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u/BeBenNova Jul 07 '22

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u/jcchamp15 Jul 07 '22

I feel like this should have launched “I’m a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas” to the top of the charts like Stranger Things did for Kate Bush.

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

ya oughta see me strut my--- stuff

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u/robotnique Jul 07 '22

Finding Frances was a magnum opus and I'm so sad it wasn't appreciated more.

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u/kbarron Jul 07 '22

Well they’re making an entire show based on it so I guess you could say it’s getting appreciated lol

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u/robotnique Jul 07 '22

Well sure, I guess part of the conceit. But I would legitimately have loved Finding Frances as a slightly longer full documentary submitted for awards. I really thought it was stunningly brilliant and how he manages to come across and build these stories, coaxed out of everyday weirdo people, is amazing.

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u/PussyStapler Jul 07 '22

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u/NeverGetUpvoted Jul 07 '22

I got to watch Finding Frances at True False, and it was absolutely amazing! Nathan even came out and showed us unseen footage and talked about the making of the movie

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u/moolcool Jul 08 '22

The only festival I take seriously is the E.L.A.I.F.F.

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u/serendippitydoo Jul 07 '22

I think one of the most amazing parts of Finding Frances was Nathan pushing way past whatever boundaries Comedy Central set. I mean, he used their budget to literally pay for a prostitute.

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u/robotnique Jul 07 '22

Gotta be an interesting like item charge, right? Or does that just go under petty cash?

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u/housebottle Jul 07 '22

nah man, I totally get you. it was a masterpiece and it's tragic that it's not more well-known

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u/robotnique Jul 07 '22

The person who responded to me to say that it actually did get shown at at least one festival really made me happy.

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u/TJ_McWeaksauce Jul 07 '22

The trailer doesn't do such a good job of explaining the premise. Meanwhile, you explained it in a way that I can immediately understand and appreciate: "It's the theater scene from 'Finding Frances,' but a whole series."

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

this guy gets it. that's a perfect description i think, except in this new show he would have somehow built a replica of Frances' living room, and he never would have made it inside.

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u/canadiancarlin Jul 07 '22

I had seen Fielder in different comedy projects and liked his style, so I decided to give the show a chance. I wanted to like it, so I started with the highest rated episode. Finding Frances.

It was a beautiful crazy rollercoaster and I can’t even explain why.

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u/Codewill Jul 07 '22

it's good but I would have just started with one of his ideas that actually got national attention, such as dumb starbucks or even regional attention like the movement.

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u/Darranimo Jul 07 '22

So long as the “real thing” isn’t scripted, I’m in.

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u/FaceJP24 Jul 07 '22

Yeah hard to say. I think "Nathan For You" wasn't scripted, but it was definitely heavily edited.

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u/Darranimo Jul 07 '22

I think NFY was done very well. I’m just trying to manage my expectations. I dare you to watch more than two episodes of “Snowflake Mountain” on Netflix. I don’t understand how something that horrendous makes it all the way through production. Either the average Netflix user is a complete moron and the company recognizes this or Netflix doesn’t care what kind of hot garbage is on their platform.

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u/FaceJP24 Jul 07 '22

This is an HBO show, so hopefully the quality control is higher.

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

Without a doubt it will be. Maybe I'm being too generous to HBO but they have the track record for it. I think its pretty great Nathan's post-NFY work has been exclusively with HBO.

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u/Jose_Canseco_Jr Jul 07 '22

if the other show Nathan's been involved with after NFY is any indication, "How To with John Wilson", we can be forgiven for not being able to keep expectations low

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u/robotnique Jul 07 '22

How can I expect anything other than genius from Nathan Fielder? He graduated from a top Canadian business school with really good grades.

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u/W1mpyDaM00ch Jul 07 '22

The fact that Netflix made a show out of "is it cake?" proves they don't really care they just want anything

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u/BangkokPadang Jul 07 '22

That show proves both points right, thet they think their subscribers are idiots AND they don’t care what kindof crap is on their platform.

The “is it cake” show honestly feels like they were just hoping it would be memeable and “go viral”

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u/ThreshOP Jul 07 '22

It feels like it was brainstormed by an AI that sees what’s popular on their platform.

“Reality TV” “Baking” “Someone must die” Etc

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u/fatsack Jul 07 '22

Nah man you don't realize how much boomer/gen x women love cakes that look like stuff. Seriously, they fucking love that shit.

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u/starmartyr Jul 07 '22

Cooking competitions are really cheap to produce. They shot an entire season in a couple of weeks for less than the cost of a single episode of Stranger Things.

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u/mnopponm12 Jul 07 '22

They're making every type of content not just prestige tv. A lot of people like this trash tv.

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u/IsThereAnAshtray Jul 07 '22

Lmao, snowflake mountain is me and my gf’s guilty pleasure. It’s so fucking bad.

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u/chucklehutt Jul 07 '22

or Netflix doesn’t care what kind of hot garbage is on their platform.

DING DING DING

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u/tattoedblues Jul 07 '22

The former

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u/Darranimo Jul 07 '22

Lol. What a time to be alive…

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u/MostlyRocketScience Jul 07 '22

The scene where it is clearest that they edit a lot is when Nathan asked the guy to change his name for a thousand dollar and he says he wants more. So Nathan offers him a thousand and one dollars and he accepts happily. It is very clear Nathan didn't only say a thousand and one dollars during filming.

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u/kudles Jul 07 '22

Is this an ad and did you get paid to post it?

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u/FaceJP24 Jul 07 '22

I can see why it would seem that way, but no. I think my post history is pretty legitimate. I like "Nathan For You" and this seems like a funny premise. I got this from /r/TwoBestFriendsPlay, a hobbyist subreddit.

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u/Radirondacks Jul 07 '22

TIL Two Best Friends has an active subreddit still...didn't Matt and Pat part ways like years ago now? I'm just genuinely surprised lol, I fucking loved those guys. Watched them way before Game Grumps.

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u/Fuckface_Whisperer Jul 07 '22

This is on a public website, is the government reading it?

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u/kudles Jul 07 '22

Who knows

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u/Fuckface_Whisperer Jul 07 '22

We're asking the important questions, you and me.

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u/kudles Jul 07 '22

Damn skippy.

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u/NeonRedHerring Jul 07 '22

I think you’re underestimating the number of Nathan Fielder fans out here

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u/kudles Jul 07 '22

I love Nathan fielder but you gotta admit this paragraph is very “ad-like”

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u/Grundle_Poacher Jul 07 '22

Thank you for explaining how the comedy will ensue!

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u/lumberjake1 Jul 07 '22

Nathan for you is one of the cringiest, in a good way, shows I have ever seen. This looks amazing.

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u/DontCallMeMillenial Jul 07 '22

Nathan produces another show that's already on HBO called "How to With John Wilson".

It's a topical documentary series that takes the same sort of weird turns Nathan For You would do and gets a lot of the same cringe inducing reactions from people.

I highly recommend watching it.

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

“How to With John Wilson” is underrated in its brilliance.

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u/ComPanda Jul 07 '22

John Wilson is excellent and I always recommend it's aesthetically similiar show, Joe Pera Talks With You on Adult Swim. Every episode is fantastic.

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u/MarxLover_69 Jul 07 '22

Joe Pera Talks With You

RIP

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u/-p_d- Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

topical documentary

"It's also occasionally tropical because, uh, one time you, uh, decide to go to Mexico and MTV is, uh, filming a spring break special."

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u/KeisterConquistador Jul 07 '22

The bit where he faces the opposite way during the concert, and the broadcast crew yells at him and tells him he’s ruining the shot, is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

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u/nicholasdelucca Jul 07 '22

I loved and rewatched NFY so many times it's hard to count. I even bought the whole series on Google TV.

I've tried "How to" but couldn't find it funny and didn't finish the first episode. Maybe I was in the wrong mood when I tried, but I found it really unfunny. But more power to those who loved it!

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u/Peggernuts Jul 07 '22

The first episode is the weakest one of the season IMO. The second episode about Scaffolding is one of my favorites and definitely worth a try. The memory one is fantastic too.

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u/nicholasdelucca Jul 07 '22

I'll try episode two some other day then, thanks!

I'll be sure to have some grandson's pee handy!

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u/hereforp Jul 08 '22

Also watch Ep 4: How to Cover Your Furniture

There’s a man in that episode that rivals the grandson pee guy in terms of weirdness.

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u/DontCallMeMillenial Jul 08 '22

Anyone else in the house care for a grapefruit seltzer?

pans to daughter dying inside

Cheers!

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u/TheGillos Jul 07 '22

Yep. I'll be watching this. I am rewatching Nathan For You right now so this announcement is great timing.

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u/fistymcbuttpuncher Jul 07 '22

Its equally great and terrible to me. I love the comedy but the cringe that comes with it cancels it out. Gotta be the in right headspace for me to really enjoy it.

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u/gottahavemytunes Jul 07 '22

To me it’s the funniest shit I’ve ever see

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u/AbeLincoln30 Jul 07 '22

Same here. Some of the funniest bits in history of television. Like the ending of the nail-salon valet episode... OMG

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u/fistymcbuttpuncher Jul 07 '22

Its definitely funny as shit and I can easily enjoy it in small clips, but it gets to be too much for me very quickly. I still love Tim&Eric stuff for instance, but that's mostly because I grew accustomed to their brand of cringe.

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u/PuggyPaddie Jul 07 '22

Nathan for you was a wholly pleasantly unpleasant watching experience. I often found myself nauseous and diaphoretic while instinctually searching for the nearest exit even though I was seated in my own living room. I am really looking forward to this.

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

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u/PuggyPaddie Jul 07 '22

Thank you. It now has a name.

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u/Eastview10 Jul 07 '22

Nathan Fielder is an absolute genius I can’t wait for this

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u/Sure_Ill_Ask_That Jul 07 '22

His bit on Conan with the backup guest really showed how being prepared for everything can pay off.

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u/robotnique Jul 07 '22

Susan Sarandon is still such a babe at any age.

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u/escalinci Jul 07 '22

It's like synecdoche new york but real!

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u/DeathEdntMusic Jul 07 '22

It doesnt look as good as NFY but I'm willing to give him a shot as he has nailed pretty much most things hes done so far.

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u/L_I_L_B_O_A_T_4_2_0 Jul 07 '22

has even more potential imo

HBO >>> comedy central

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u/DeathEdntMusic Jul 07 '22

no clue what the difference is. Do they have better producers?

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u/L_I_L_B_O_A_T_4_2_0 Jul 07 '22

bigger budgets, more creative freedom. comedy central is a small channel, imo more likely to give "notes"/more constraints. meanwhile hbo, once they commit to giving you a show, they let you do it 100% your way.

that's the vibe ive gotten at least.

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u/dudSpudson Jul 07 '22

I’m gonna watch this with a mother effin beer

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u/dontknowwhatiwantdou Jul 07 '22

Congratulations on your recent 21st birthday! How long have you had it reserved?

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u/Djent_Reznor1 Jul 08 '22

I’ll be kicking back with a glass of grandson’s pee, its helps

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u/jrbcnchezbrg Jul 07 '22

All you need to watch it is a bro by your side and a beer in your hand

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u/bobloblaw32 Jul 07 '22

Kick back in your lounge chair and watch some royalty free football

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u/Stay-at-Home_Daddy Jul 07 '22

Help me understand what this is

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u/robotnique Jul 07 '22

Go find and watch Nathan For You.

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u/Stay-at-Home_Daddy Jul 07 '22

I love that show but I didn’t understand this new show’s premise

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u/Nilgnohc Jul 07 '22

Remember the last episode? Finding Frances where bill rehearsed in the replicated room? Thats the premise

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u/robotnique Jul 07 '22

I feel like knowing the premise is unnecessary for a Nathan fielder show. At least it isn't a must for me.

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u/MostlyRocketScience Jul 07 '22

The premise is that he helps people rehearse upcoming important conversations (or situations in general) in their life. In true Nathan-style he goes over the top to make the rehearsal as realistic as possible

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u/iberianviriatus Jul 07 '22

What the f is happening in the trailer, at least I'm intrigued.

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u/ANewKrish Jul 07 '22

I wouldn't trust this guy unless he got really good grades or something

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u/FreddieDoes40k Jul 07 '22

Boy have I got some good news for you.

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u/LokiNinja Jul 07 '22

So what's the premise here? He helps them rehearse for various actual situations?

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u/coolideg Jul 07 '22

I was a little confused too. I’m assuming that everyone who signs up for it will be rehearsing for one massive intertwining storyline in which each character will get a chance to live through a deep emotional moment they’ve been hoping for, and no one will realize until the end every person they interacted with was also rehearsing as well.

There’s always layers to Nathan’s stuff like this. Each person goes in with a limited “inside knowledge” understanding of the situation but is also being puppeted in a larger way.

The entire series could be about how often we want a “guide book” to social connection, or to know if there’s a right or wrong way to do it, and this could offer that in some way, while also demonstrating to the audience why that’s such a flawed way of thinking, and to just enjoy the awkwardness of life

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u/MostlyRocketScience Jul 07 '22

Possible, but I thought the premise just to rehearse important conversations in their life. Like if they will have salary negotiation or adoptees meeting their parents for the first time or asking your girlfriend to marry you. Stuff like that or some less important stuff for comedic affect. But your idea would be a brilliant twist.

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u/BitsofRealPanther Jul 07 '22

He went to high school with Seth Rogan in Vancouver.

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u/ZombieStomp Jul 07 '22

I heard he graduated with really good grades

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

That was from Canada’s top business school, not high school, Seth doesn’t have the business prowess and it shows

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u/ZombieStomp Jul 07 '22

Well how do you expect to get into the highly competitive top business school?

It's not with really bad grades I'll tell you that!

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

By indicating that you will use your knowledge to help struggling small-business owners make it in this competitive world.

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u/loganedwards Jul 07 '22

Seems like he'd be great character actor for Wes Anderson, Coens, or other directors.

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u/aeyha Jul 07 '22

Have your doinkits ready, this one is for the adults

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u/IndianaJonesDoombot Jul 07 '22

This man is brilliant

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u/Shvingy Jul 07 '22

Nice, word for word the same as that youtube comment. The third sentance was just a new line though. Run it again.

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u/QueenRedditSnoo Jul 07 '22

That commenter is just a baby. Doesn’t even own a Doink-it

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u/BenVera Jul 07 '22

To quote Nathan, “I am very excite!”

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u/Critical_Moose Jul 07 '22

Saw some raising cane's representation, I'm in

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

Oh my god yes

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u/MadRussain Jul 07 '22

Cringe. Love it.

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u/tomswiss Jul 07 '22

This reminds me of Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York

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u/Xenu503 Jul 07 '22

I'm getting real strong "Schenectady, New York" movie vibes from this.

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