Thursday, May 15, 2008

And Sarah

Today's most awesome thing on the Interwebs is an under-valued Youtube web video series called And Sarah, by Sarah Dooley and Rachel Mersky. The two Barnard undergrads write, act out and produce well thought out shorts, which are apparently edited on iMovie.

They score the shorts mostly with their own songs, which are a concentrated blend of Regina Spektor, Joanna Newsom, an off-tune Sara Bareilles, a happy Tori Amos and your ADHD-addled kid sister. Or something. I'm terrible at song critiquing.

It's clear that Sarah Dooley loves The Office and Michael Scott more than life itself. She replicates the awkward social interactions, continuous glib boasting, and fragile-self-esteem-guarding rationalizing. And she's very good at it.

The inaugural episode introduces Sarah as a college freshman struggling to show how well-adjusted she is:

In episode 2, Sarah tries out for the Vagina Monologues.
In episode 3: Sarah goes to one of those party things that kids allegedly go to in college.
A for awesome, girls.
(From my friend Daniel, who got it from our friend Justin, who found it off of Rachel's Youtube.)


Justin Crisostomo said...

nice try scarpace.

The Teej said...

OMG, your description of that music is spot on. ReginaSpektoNewsomAmosBareilles.

W. E. B. Du Blag said...

I'm glad I got something right. Justin here thinks Sarah is more Michael Cera than Michael Scott.

I would have thought so too, but you know, I'm busy mixing up my white people shows.