Dinosaurs, Sliders, Wings And 2 More Shows Featured In Funny Or Die's Kickstart Or Die Pitch
Veronica Mars has proven that a cancelled show can have a big screen comeback if the fans want it enough and are willing to pay. Funny or Die had some fun with that idea and came up with a couple of other shows that might be due for a comeback. The site humorously envisioned the Kickstarter campaigns for a handful of shows and even went as far as to bring in stars from the series to participate in pitch videos for their "Kickstart or Die" project, which includes Family Matters, Sliders, Wings, Dinosaurs and Darkwing Duck.
In addition to getting Reginald VelJohnson, Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O'Connell and other stars to add a bit of authenticity to these videos, and also cooking up bizarre movie pitches to go with each show, the site also set up funny (and phony) Kickstarter Pages, which include pledge incentives. For example, those who pledge $500 or more to the Sliders movie campaign will earn themselves the privilege of having the Sliders casually speak highly of them during a crucial scene in the movie. Amazing. (Sliders.) For the same pledge at the Family Matters page, Reginald VelJohnson will shave his mustache and mail it to you. Dibs.
For those with a hankering for something animated, check out the Darkwing Duck pitch. If it's puppets you crave, you'll want to support the Dinosaurs campaign, for Baby Sinclair's one man show. Gotta love him, right? And then, of course, there's something for the Wing(s)-nuts.
I'll watch anything with Tony Shalhoub in it. And pledging for the Wings film at any level earns you your very own pilot's wings, so… bargain.
Funny or Die gets bonus points for doubling up on the TGIF representation (side-points go to Screen Rant for their April Fools announcement that Full House was coming back), but really, the attention to detail, celebrity appearances and video pitches hold up on their own.
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