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Tommy Wiseau Has a Video Game Show Now

The insane person who brought you The Room and other terrible things is now pretending he's interested in video games.

Go to any screening of The Room, Tommy Wiseau's tour-de-force depiction of one man's personal relationship hell in a dystopian, near future fantasy world where humans have been robbed of all identifiable human emotions apart from abject spite, random bursts of maudlin rage, and occasional laughter associated with tossing a football around for some reason, and the conversation inevitably devolves into a bout of is he/isn't he discussion over the veracity of Wiseau's persona. Is he an elaborate fraud? A sort of Kaufman-esque character designed to troll greater humanity until his last, dying breath? Or is he really the exiled European royal eccentric who actually thinks his movies are awesome that many purport him to be?

What more need be said?
What more need be said?

Whether or not he was once batshit crazy in his own earnest way, any remaining trace of earnestness from the man's pocked, droopy-eyed visage appears to be long gone. Much as humanity's fate was sealed for the worse when Skynet became self-aware, any chance of us genuinely loving the kooky, indeterminately European filmmaker has pretty much gone thermonuclear, thanks to the new Machinima production, The Tommy Wi-Show.

For reasons defiant of reason itself, Machinima has apparently paid Wiseau actual money, which can be used to exchange for goods and/or services, to "star" in this "show" in which Wiseau plays video games assigned to him by a helpful, dickish alien, and then says things about them. In the first episode, after repeated complaints that the space station set in which he sits is not his house, Tommy plays Mortal Kombat, while making such wondrous observations as these:

"Oh wooooow..."

"Yeah, kick him! One more time!"

"I don't have a blade. That's not faaaaiiiir."

"Dammit! You Mexican...or whatever you are..."

While there is something slightly mad genius about taking a man who would typically be the subject of a RiffTrax episode and turning him into the commentator--imagine if Ed Wood had sat in on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000--The Tommy Wi-Show appears to have little interest anything beyond using Tommy's reputation as a purveyor of terrible everything in the laziest way possible. In fact, I think this show was ultimately summed up best by MST3K alum and current RiffTrax man Michael J. Nelson on his twitter feed today:

The Tommy Wi-Show: prepare to sigh deeply & say, "Why the hell did I just watch that?

Indeed. Feel free to ask yourself that very question as you watch the first three minutes of the embedded YouTube video below. If you can make it any further than that, your tolerance for overly self-aware bullshit is officially higher than mine.

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Posted by alex

Go to any screening of The Room, Tommy Wiseau's tour-de-force depiction of one man's personal relationship hell in a dystopian, near future fantasy world where humans have been robbed of all identifiable human emotions apart from abject spite, random bursts of maudlin rage, and occasional laughter associated with tossing a football around for some reason, and the conversation inevitably devolves into a bout of is he/isn't he discussion over the veracity of Wiseau's persona. Is he an elaborate fraud? A sort of Kaufman-esque character designed to troll greater humanity until his last, dying breath? Or is he really the exiled European royal eccentric who actually thinks his movies are awesome that many purport him to be?

What more need be said?
What more need be said?

Whether or not he was once batshit crazy in his own earnest way, any remaining trace of earnestness from the man's pocked, droopy-eyed visage appears to be long gone. Much as humanity's fate was sealed for the worse when Skynet became self-aware, any chance of us genuinely loving the kooky, indeterminately European filmmaker has pretty much gone thermonuclear, thanks to the new Machinima production, The Tommy Wi-Show.

For reasons defiant of reason itself, Machinima has apparently paid Wiseau actual money, which can be used to exchange for goods and/or services, to "star" in this "show" in which Wiseau plays video games assigned to him by a helpful, dickish alien, and then says things about them. In the first episode, after repeated complaints that the space station set in which he sits is not his house, Tommy plays Mortal Kombat, while making such wondrous observations as these:

"Oh wooooow..."

"Yeah, kick him! One more time!"

"I don't have a blade. That's not faaaaiiiir."

"Dammit! You Mexican...or whatever you are..."

While there is something slightly mad genius about taking a man who would typically be the subject of a RiffTrax episode and turning him into the commentator--imagine if Ed Wood had sat in on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000--The Tommy Wi-Show appears to have little interest anything beyond using Tommy's reputation as a purveyor of terrible everything in the laziest way possible. In fact, I think this show was ultimately summed up best by MST3K alum and current RiffTrax man Michael J. Nelson on his twitter feed today:

The Tommy Wi-Show: prepare to sigh deeply & say, "Why the hell did I just watch that?

Indeed. Feel free to ask yourself that very question as you watch the first three minutes of the embedded YouTube video below. If you can make it any further than that, your tolerance for overly self-aware bullshit is officially higher than mine.

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Posted by CarolinaFan3515

What!?

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Posted by cooljammer00

It's been discussed: he is inversely funny to the amount of self awareness he has.

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Posted by chilibean_3

It always goes to poop when they become self aware.

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Posted by thornie_delete

"Hi, this is TW. This not my house! I was just preparing an egg breakfast..."

Pure fucking genius.

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Posted by MooseyMcMan

I too wonder why the hell I watched that.

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Posted by Topsdrop

Sounds like Game Center CX only horrible.

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Posted by Mr_Skeleton

You're tearing me apart Lisa!

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Posted by ASpaceSeaman

Machinima being money grabbing whores once again. What a shocker.

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Posted by JoeyRavn

It's terrible. Physically painful.

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Posted by Vexxan

10 seconds in I can tell this will be total shit.

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Posted by Toms115

you're lying i nearly hit you

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Posted by ryanwho

Alex just looks at GB threads for article ideas.

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Posted by MLGRyan

No words.

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Posted by Andyman067

I actually went to a screening of The Room yesterday and Tommy was there. SURREAL. That dude is not any less weird than he appears on screen.

During the Q&A, I asked him about The Wi-Show. He plans on doing them every week.

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Posted by big_jon

The Jace Hall show is funny, this is bad.

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Posted by onarum
@5socks5: Yeah, eff people with a business wanting to make money.
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Posted by Tylea002

This is absolute gold. Gold, I say.

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Posted by MrMazz

I love Machinima but who the fuck its Tommy Wiseau

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Posted by Mooseslayer

I made it 2:20 in, then blood dripped from my ears a little, so I stopped.

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Posted by SeriouslyNow

@Alex said:

Indeed. Feel free to ask yourself that very question as you watch the first three minutes of the embedded YouTube video below. If you can make it any further than that, your tolerance for overly self-aware bullshit is officially higher than mine.

Ummm...errr....Schadenfreude?

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Posted by Loose

@cooljammer00 said:

It's been discussed: he is inversely funny to the amount of self awareness he has.

This sounds about right. The first minute or so of the episode was kind of funny but it got stale pretty quick.

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Edited by somethingdumb

I just can't even. I blame Tommy Wiseau fans for why I'm unable to enjoy Tommy Wiseau.

EDIT: I was able to watch the whole thing. So there's that?

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Posted by EmoMcGee

Oh, hi, Giant Bomb.

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Edited by shinigami420

Its like a bad version of GameCenter CX

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Posted by dragonzord

I'd pay top dollar for a Swery/Wiseau trip

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Posted by drag

so anyway patrick how is your sex life

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Posted by CharAznable

Absolute garbage, not funny in the slightest. Don't waste your time.

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Posted by atomic_dumpling

Since the brain of this user spontaneously combusted, we will now show you a girl with a banana.

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Posted by Physic

I met Tommy wiseau in person once. He is a very tiny, greasy man.

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Posted by Pop

I find it really intriguing for some reason, I don't know if that's the way he really is or he is playing a role, I fucking laugh my ass off at the start when he says "This is not my house" it sounds so weird, also "Alien why you brought me here". I could watch this every week.

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Posted by leftyhijack

I couldn't do 30 seconds...

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Posted by MeatSim

You're tearing me apart! literally!

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Posted by Hexogen

Who?

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Posted by Fudge91

God this is so bad..... and i f'ing love it....

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Posted by bybeach

This guy's accent is kind of amusing.

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Posted by Random88

I'm surprised he didn't say

"You're tearing me apart Sonya"

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Posted by Hector

That was completely awesome!

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Edited by Sammo21

Tommy Wiseau is too self aware to be funny now. The Room is really the only funny thing he's done, outside of Tim and Eric cameos.

Also, I think Alex's penchant for BS is a lot higher than his hyperbole sometimes lets on, lol.

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Posted by MachoFantastico

Oh Machinima, proving to me how awful you really are.

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Posted by jkuc316

@drag said:

so anyway patrick how is your sex life

What? Alex wrote this article, not Patrick...

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Posted by blacklab

Whoa, never heard of this guy but he appears to be batshit insane.

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Posted by Abendlaender

What a funny story

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Posted by chilibean_3

Okay, that wasn't terrible. I won't go out of my way to watch any other episodes though.

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Posted by Death_Burnout

Oh so an alien talks to an alien then?

I dunno, i know it's fucking terrible, but i can not stop finding that awful man funny, even when its forced, it's still funny in it's own right. I love The Room, really love it. So i guess i AM a bad person. That said, i don't know if i liked what i just saw, i can say that much.

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Posted by sixpin

Couldn't even get through a full minute of that video.

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Posted by Legend

@CarolinaFan3515 said:

What!?

I know, right?

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Posted by Toug

Jesus that was painful.

The thing is, if that was a guy in a wig going a Wiseau impression, it would have been hilarious. I think this thing broke comedy.

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Posted by Ghostiet

I scratched my balls watching that.

I have a strange feeling someone reading that sentence will have a bigger chuckle out of it than from watching this shit.

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Posted by NakAttack

@jkuc316 said:

@drag said:

so anyway patrick how is your sex life

What? Alex wrote this article, not Patrick...

Does not matter, need to know.