Every time I open Twitter, it's like playing Russian Roulette with my emotions. Will I catch a highlight from fill in the sport, get a quick laugh from some funny remark, or see our democracy continue to decay and bring myself to the brink of check-out time?
Luckily, one of the 63 times I opened twitter today (so far) brought me great joy when I saw that only 777 days after its debut, we FINALLY have a date for season two of Netflix's sketch comedy show "I Think You Should Leave."
Netflix broke the news with the help of Tim Robinson, Sam Richardson, and Phredley Brown in this mash-up of Season 1 quotes. Season 2 premieres on July 6th!
Hyperbole is an essential item in a blogger's tool belt (potential blog idea???), but no exaggeration, "I Think You Should Leave" is one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. It's full of zany, cringe, awkward, anti-comedy comedy that is right in my cue zone. Most, if not all, of the sketches from season one, were rejected SNL skits from Tim Robinson's lone season (2012-13) as a player on the show (he spent one more season on SNL as a writer).
What's even more remarkable about ITYSL's following and overall internet relevance is how just six sub-20 minute episodes left such an impact. There are only 29 skits, and I'd say like 24 of them are fantastic. There are like 10 that I quote regularly, but "was that a toupee, you piece of shit?" is probably my favorite; A+ delivery. If you haven't seen the show, you've likely seen part of it in meme and/or gif form. I abused the stinky meme for months here on DOL. An ITSYL meme was trending on the Giphy homepage as of 5:52 PM on the date of this posting; I'd guess in reaction to people's excitement!
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When the news broke, my timeline was buzzing with ITYSL media, so you know I had to hop on the bandwagon and get those free likes while everybody was expressing their excitement.
ITYSL also inspired one of DOL's most successful non-#43Burgers IG posts.
If you still haven't seen it and have two hours to kill, I cannot recommend this show enough. So grab yourself your best TC Tugger, sit down, and enjoy (skip the Christmas Carol skit). I cannot wait for July 6th to see what Tim, Sam, and everybody else has in store for us, but let's not forget those who won't get to see season 2.