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Surprise Issues is a comedic art television show about a bad babysitter. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on January 1, 2011.

Surprise Issues is a comedic art television show about a bad babysitter.

About this project

Surprise Issues is a comedic art television show about a teenage babysitter who mostly ignores her duties while hosting bad friends and epic coming of age fires.

Little does the sitter know that the baby was sent to earth by aliens (Swedish speaking Grateful Dead bears) to collect information on typical human life. Little do the aliens know that teenage girl life is neither typical nor humane.

There is also a fortune telling wolverine.

This project is all shot on VHS to communicate the homemade secret performance bloopers of youth past and sitcom past. Distorting recent decades' tropes of teendom, we are talking about the fading elastic on the women's control top. Magnifying grotesque embarrassments with obsessive ambivalence leads to liftoff and rollover. Muffin top o' the mornin' to ya!

Episode #1 is about a first zit, a first period, Halloween, death, gossip and longing.

We need a modest pool of money to purchase a VHS to digital converter, a light kit, and props.

If you contribute, you are insured quality comedic television programming for the rest of your life


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  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    22 backers

    You will receive a copy of our limited edition letter pressed artist zine BOOKRACK. It contains photographs of boobs holding up feminist books! Its like 3 for one holiday shopping because you give both of us creators a gift and then you can give the zine to a loved one or wrap it up and open it yourself!

  • You selected
    Pledge $40 or more

    4 backers

    You will get a limited edition, autographed nicely packaged copy of our first episode on VHS! We will include a DVD with it in case you don't actually own a VCR!

Funding period

- (30 days)