Tommy Wiseau Has a Video Game Show Now

Posted by Alex (1828 posts) -

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?

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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#1 Posted by Alex (1828 posts) -

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?

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.

Staff
#2 Posted by CarolinaFan3515 (190 posts) -

What!?

#3 Posted by cooljammer00 (1291 posts) -

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

#4 Posted by chilibean_3 (1581 posts) -

It always goes to poop when they become self aware.

#5 Posted by thornie_delete (436 posts) -

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

Pure fucking genius.

#6 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9765 posts) -

I too wonder why the hell I watched that.

#7 Posted by Topsdrop (8 posts) -

Sounds like Game Center CX only horrible.

#8 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5117 posts) -

You're tearing me apart Lisa!

#9 Posted by 5socks5 (182 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by JoeyRavn (4887 posts) -

It's terrible. Physically painful.

#11 Posted by Vexxan (4598 posts) -

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

#12 Posted by Toms115 (2314 posts) -

you're lying i nearly hit you

#13 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Alex just looks at GB threads for article ideas.

#14 Posted by MLGRyan (1 posts) -

No words.

#15 Posted by Andyman067 (26 posts) -

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.

#16 Posted by big_jon (5660 posts) -

The Jace Hall show is funny, this is bad.

#17 Posted by onarum (1946 posts) -
@5socks5: Yeah, eff people with a business wanting to make money.
#18 Posted by Tylea002 (2291 posts) -

This is absolute gold. Gold, I say.

#19 Posted by MrMazz (850 posts) -

I love Machinima but who the fuck its Tommy Wiseau

#20 Posted by Mooseslayer (53 posts) -

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

#21 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@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?

#22 Posted by Loose (419 posts) -

@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.

#23 Edited by somethingdumb (115 posts) -

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?

#24 Posted by EmoMcGee (61 posts) -

Oh, hi, Giant Bomb.

#25 Edited by shinigami420 (640 posts) -

Its like a bad version of GameCenter CX

#26 Posted by dragonzord (809 posts) -

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

#27 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -

so anyway patrick how is your sex life

#28 Posted by CharAznable (758 posts) -

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

#29 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2442 posts) -

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

#30 Posted by Physic (54 posts) -

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

#31 Posted by Pop (2530 posts) -

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.

#32 Posted by leftyhijack (49 posts) -

I couldn't do 30 seconds...

#33 Posted by MeatSim (10603 posts) -

You're tearing me apart! literally!

#34 Posted by Hexogen (766 posts) -

Who?

#35 Posted by Fudge91 (198 posts) -

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

#36 Posted by bybeach (4608 posts) -

This guy's accent is kind of amusing.

#37 Posted by Random88 (281 posts) -

I'm surprised he didn't say

"You're tearing me apart Sonya"

#38 Posted by Hector (3346 posts) -

That was completely awesome!

#39 Edited by Sammo21 (3031 posts) -

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.

#40 Posted by MachoFantastico (4307 posts) -

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

#41 Posted by jkuc316 (981 posts) -

@drag said:

so anyway patrick how is your sex life

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

#42 Posted by blacklab (1476 posts) -

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

#43 Posted by Abendlaender (2597 posts) -

What a funny story

#44 Posted by chilibean_3 (1581 posts) -

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

#45 Posted by Death_Burnout (3768 posts) -

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.

#46 Posted by sixpin (1277 posts) -

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

#47 Posted by Legend (2599 posts) -

@CarolinaFan3515 said:

What!?

I know, right?

#48 Posted by Toug (286 posts) -

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.

#49 Posted by Ghostiet (5153 posts) -

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.

#50 Posted by NakAttack (1289 posts) -

@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.

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