YouTube knows what’s goin’ on.

Naked Chicken Dead YouTube suggestionsA smattering of “suggested videos” from YouTube reveals that the popular online video service has Franks and Beans pegged.  If you watch one of our videos, what else are you likely to enjoy?  Apparently, you’d either enjoy watching more episodes of Franks and Beans (a pretty nice selection, from the screengrabs we see), OR you’d like to watch videos about ACTUAL baked beans.  And who wouldn’t want to do that?  In fact, let’s watch one now!

Wow!  Look at those beans grow!

FYI, that video has nearly 150,000 views.  You might be on to something, YouTube.

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Doing our part for Internet memes…

 

Hey, you know all of those great Futurama-themed memes that have been going around lately?  What’s that?  They’re on the downswing of their Internet lifespan?  Our Franks and Beans parody is pushing them further towards oblivion?  We should be more topical and cutting edge if we want to accomplish anything noteworthy?  WHO IS SAYING ALL OF THESE TERRIBLY MEAN THINGS?!?

Questions of relevance aside, here’s new Franks and Beans stuff to enjoy and pass on to all of your friends.  It’s Larry dressed up as Fry, with Photoshopped orange hair and everything!  This will actually play into a future episode, so it’s not without some semblance of usefulness.  But for now, it can serve a better purpose – to show that Franks and Beans has its collective finger on the pulse of Internet humor, four or five months after stuff is funny.  Better late than never!  “Your music’s bad, and you should feel bad!”

Awards? BAH! Recognition? Fame? Who needs ’em?

Well, the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (*heavy breathing*) recently released its schedule for the 2012 show!  That’s exciting, because…wait, what the hell?

Wh…Franks and Beans isn’t on the list?  Franks and Beans isn’t on the list!  But that mean…Double Delivery…and…it’s not…

Heck.  Well, I guess the word is out and our much anticipated episode didn’t make the cut.  Looking at the list, it seems that the IFF went with longer films this year, as opposed to years prior, when there was more of a mix between long and shorter films.  I was hoping that the short length of our episode would help it squeeze in to a slot: if there were five or ten minutes out there to spare, hey!  Why not throw in Franks and Beans!  But it was not to be.

This is a shame, of course, but it’s not entirely unexpected.  The IFF has become increasingly competitive in recent years, which *actual* actors starring in some of the submitted films.  I suppose that’s the mark of a growing, successful film festival.  It’ll be interesting to see what some of the selected films are like.

Regardless of this disappointing news, Larry and I will still be at Comic-Con, flying the F&B flag.  I think we’ll be able to get a few more people to take a look at the website and check out some of the episodes.  Maybe someone will even (gasp!) leave a comment on this website!  It’s coming up soon…if you’re going to be at the show, come and say hello to your mustache buddies.  Best of luck to all of the 2012 Comic-Con IFF selections!