Monday, February 27, 2006

Billy's Balloon

Surprise, timing, surreal, slapstick and timing are all elements of Humour. Here Don Hertzfeld uses all of these to make you laugh in Billy's Balloon. It makes for a great study into the nature of humor and comedy. I saw this short the year before I saw Rejected, and I fell out of my seat with laughter in the theater. It's rare that I laugh so hard, but I do so enjoy it, like when the Nilhilists throw the marmot into the bathtub with The Dude in The Big Lebowski.

View and enjoy.

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