The two dialogue snippets below are from two clever, silly, and unexpected short animated cartoons, "Camping" and "Andrew Tate," from Cliff Benfield's TikTok and Instagram "Spaceskits."
Yellow humanoid: "Oh, hey (startled and confused)."
Bear: "Cooking up some marshmallows?"
Yellow humanoid: "Yeah."
Bear: "Do you have any digestive cookies or something like that?"
Yellow humanoid: "Uh, no, darn uh am I in danger? (perhaps thinking, does he need a cookie for indigestion resulting from eating me?)
Bear: "No, but if you see a snake with a bow tie don't let him sell you his jet ski."
Enter: Snake selling a jet-ski.
Waiter: "Okay, so what would you like to drink?"
AT: "I want your most expensive steak."
Waiter: "To drink?"
AT: "To drink."
Three of Benfield's animated shorts from the series "Indolent Allen" are featured on Adult Swim smalls.
Indolent Allen, Episode 1: "Allen saves his film class from homework, and scores an invite to his first college party."
Episode 2: "Allen DJs the party as things go south in a hurry."
Episode 3: "Nora enlists Allen to help seek revenge on her cheating ex, and they make a wild discovery in the process."
Check out this interview in Bubble Blabber with John Schwarz.
"Cliff Benfield: "I'm 25 years old and have lived in NYC my whole life. I got into animation immediately after graduating from film school. Filmmaking is awesome but it's often a slow process and at the time I was really focused on churning out as many comedy sketches as possible. I took "Intro to After Effects" in my final semester and was blown away by the possibilities. I went in for an easy A and came out with a new career trajectory."
JS: How did the idea of Indolent Allen come about?
CB: I've met quite a few Allen's in my life. We've all had that one group member on a project who clearly doesn't want to be there and might not even care about the grade. I had an experience with someone like that a few years ago and thought it would be funny to make a short sketch about it. I looked up synonyms for lazy (as I was too lazy to think of a different word) and 'Indolent' came up."
Who is the "Indolent Allen" in your life?