I THINK ONE OF THE BIGGEST TRAGEDIES is how difficult it is to find all the various sketches from Acceptable.TV on the web. They all seem to be lying around the VH1 site, but it’s not very reliable and considering the sketches continued or not based on viewer votes, people unfamiliar with them won’t be able to tell whether they’ve seen all the sketches in a particular series as they rarely have definitive endings.
I was just reminded of “Who’s Gonna Train Me?” It’s a brilliant, ridiculous mindfuck. This is the first one. There are 3 of them. Here are links to the other 2 if you want to see the COMPLETE TRILOGY:
Acceptable.TV seriously was one of my favorite sketch shows ever. Maybe I’m NUTS but I think it might be my second-favorite after Mr. Show. One thing they had down so well was reality show parodies, and this was before reality shows had become their own ouroboros of unbelievable absurdity. But there was other great stuff too, like Mr. Sprinkles, which I’ll never stop badgering people about.
Oh, and for those of you only just catching on, DAN HARMON AND JUSTIN ROILAND MADE THIS (along with some of their good friends).
For future reference, navigating old clips on the VH1 site is really confusing, so your best bet, if you find something you like, is to just watch a video, go back to Google and look for the next one by typing, for example, “Who’s Gonna Train Me 2,” “Who’s Gonna Train Me 3.”
In my opinion, the other best sketches are Homeless James Bond (there are 2), Operation Kitten Calendar (5), “Who Farted?” (only 1), “Price of Dollars” (also 1), “Kosbees” (1), “I’m Not Racist” (2), all of the “How To” promo videos for the show (I think there are 2 or 3 of those), and 8 episodes of MR. SPRINKLES, FOREVER AND EVER 100 YEARS MR. SPRINKLES SOME THINGS.