Tom the Dancing Bug: Percival Dunwoody, Idiot Time-Traveler From 1909

By Ruben Bolling

Published 9:00 am Wed, Nov 10, 2010

19 Responses to “Tom the Dancing Bug: Percival Dunwoody, Idiot Time-Traveler From 1909”

  1. Orpheline says:

    I’m so glad someone finally explained that video!

    I admit, I was worried…

  2. EH says:

    Ha ha, nice. “2010: Take that, gramps!”

  3. kobrakai says:

    Is this the explanation for Primer?

  4. SAMO1415 says:

    but if he kills his past self… Oh wait, I get it! BRILLIANT!

  5. fxq says:

    It’s true: retroactive self-inflicted abortions will never go out of style.

  6. simonbarsinister says:

    Here’s a little known fact:

    The Butterfly Effect book went where the movie didn’t dare to go. After realizing that his every effort to fix the timeline only ended in misery for those he loved, whatsisname went back to the womb and strangled himself with his own umbilical cord.

  7. Glossolalia Black says:

    My monocle popped out.

  8. petertrepan says:

    Responding to post #59: It’s all well and good to laugh at a character like Percival Dunwoody, but a real time traveler would be offended by your comments.

    EDIT: Post #59 is now post #60.

    EDIT: It appears the original message has never been written. Please disregard my response.

  9. Anonymous says:

    #6 and #7 : there are two endings. The happier one was in theaters, the sadder one on the DVD.

  10. adamcadabra says:

    The only explanation for THIS video. This is what he’s talking about, right…?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Is this kinda’ like what happens with a double segfault?

  12. benher says:

    I wish there was a Tom the Dancing bug every day…

    “Take that Gramps” made me guffaw, but it seems that Percival Dunwoody’s accent (word choice?) periodically slips through time as well.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I will be commenting on this cartoon…in the FUTURE!
    Wait for it, it will definitely happen. It’ll be really good too. Set your clocks!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Spoiler Alert!!!

    *note to self– travel back to 10:51 AM to post this, then turn off computer and resume reading The Butterfly Effect.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Darn it. This is an old one. I saw it next month.

  16. benher says:

    I wonder if Dunwoody invented the time machine, discovered it somewhere, or had it thrust upon his person… inquiring minds want to know.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Oh man, this is painfully, painfully brilliant. RB is like a modern day King Midas, taking pop phenomena and turning it into pure comedic gold.