Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Had enough this holiday season?

Not yet, you haven't.

The poor-quality video above is just a small sampling of what you can expect from the 30th Anniversary Dean and Company Christmas Special! Here's the "promo" and you can view the entire spectacular extravaganza here (just click on videos). Those of you following along at home may recall that excerpts from the Dean & Company Christmas Special of 2007 was posted here by Matt at my behest. More info here and here.

The dean family and their variously-named relations are essentially folks with too much money and time on their hands. Their show has lost some of its earnestness recently as attention from from folks like Rick and Bubba have made them realize that folks have been laughing at them over the years rather than with them. The Deans appear to have embraced this new role and ham it up with the best of them. I, for one, am glad that the Deans chose to spend their fortune and free time producing three decades of truly mesmerizing and completely awful local access programming.

Even though the Deans are now playing along, they still have an amazing capacity for unintentional dissonant brilliance. Just check out their unbelievably terrifying website complete with dead baby doll guide and a virtual shooting gallery where you take potshots at children and their families in a deeply unsettling Victorian carnival ground.