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October 16, 2008

A Little Pork Chop on YouTube

I admit I've been a bit out of touch lately when it comes to episodic series on YouTube.   What can I say - I'm an old-fashioned couch potato.

But when I discovered LA writer/performer/blogger Prince Gomolvilas' episodic series Weighing Pork Chop, I got hooked.

Weighing Pork Chop stars Gomolvilas and his overweight cat Pork Chop.  The premise: Gomolvilas tries to get his co-star to lose weight.

The episodes are like good short stories - little investment yields great reward, which we all could use during an economic crisis.  At a minute-and-a-half long, each episode is a perfect amuse-bouche.  Gomolvilas knows how to tell a satisfying story with spare resources - a digital camera, a cat and a scale.  It's hilarious, elevated cat humor ironically serenaded by Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours."

Even Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody admitted her addiction to Pork Chop's Mexican Hat Dance in her "Binge Thinking" column in Entertainment Weekly earlier this year.
Pork Chop proves to be a great actor himself and a breath of fresh air compared to the stilted acting of many a movie star.  He's also amazingly well-behaved.  I don't know how Gomolvilas manages to get him to stay on a scale long enough for his weigh-in.  But he does. 


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