Uhh…The CollegeHumor Show Isn’t On the Web?

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Did you, like me, miss the premiere episode of The CollegeHumor Show, the new MTV (s VIA.B) series based on web videos made by CollegeHumor? Did you expect it would be online, since MTV seems to put many of its other original shows online, and hey, this one’s basically based on a web series?

Well, no such luck. The CollegeHumor Show appears to be available only through your local cable provider. There’s not even a “Watch Full Episodes” link portending future episodes on the show page.

There is, though, a 30-frame “Photo Recap,” which is kind of like a flip book, except grainy and not the same. MTV must have been worried that the full video might have gotten Dugg and gotten way too many views and taken down their site…or something. I guess I will have to watch some old Hardly Workings to console myself. Perhaps it’s just that MTV’s episode-putter-upper-person had the night off and this will all be reconciled in the morning.

In the meantime, if you saw the show, let us know how it was.

UPDATE: Monday morning: The episode has now been posted — though the comments here make me a little scared to watch it.

See our previous coverage:
CollegeHumor Serious about Its TV Show
MTV’s CollegeHumor Show Will Be Scripted

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Shaun

Did anyone else find the editing objectionable? The timing was all off, it ruined a lot of the jokes for me. They even edited down a lot of the old shorts and they came off pretty awkward.

The whole beer pong plot line seemed thrown in there just because it’s a college thing, which would have been fine if they did something interesting or funny with it. Also, the Gigglebarn humor (i.e. “buttmuscles”) was definitely beneath them.

Short sketches are their strong point, so why not construct a show similar to The State? The visual quality and budget don’t need to be high as long as the sketches are actually funny and not forced.

But what do I know? I couldn’t even get an internship with MTV let alone a television show.

Chris

Agree with all posts above. There were no real highlights to the show, other than the commercial lead-ins (which were cribbed from the online content).

I was not expecting much of a storyline, but there was a shallow attempt to create one. I really got the sense that they (the writers and cast) were trying to be something that they are clearly not– and acting troupe that has a polished comedic presence.

If it is going to turn around, they need to stick the great content they have online and re-pupose it for at-home viewing.

Chris Albrecht

You didn’t miss much, Liz.

While I’m a fan of CHTV — their oldteevee debut was pretty lame.

Jay from Australia

Oh but it IS on the web!

For those of us who don’t live in the US and are therefore subhuman when it comes to being allowed to watch anything online (hulu, mtv, abc, nbc, cbs, all no-go on allowing outsiders to watch content!), we rely on BitTorrent to keep us in the loop of our fave shows.

EZTV, the popular TV BitTorrent site, upped the CH show right after it aired, i was able to watch it within a few hours, it was cool.

the only thing odd was the sound mixing, i don’t know why but it seemed deathly quiet at times, WEIRD!

plinstrot

It was clear they weren’t professional actors– and yes I do mean that in a bad way. Armin was the only one who actually felt like he had presence and even he wasn’t up to snuff. Mildly funny at times, but surprisingly no where near the level of quality most of their web videos are. A shame. I for one was disappointed. I’ll tune in a few more weeks to see how it goes.

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