This one wasn't my favorite. I think if something else had happened, I would have liked it more.
My personal opinion is if it's just going to rely on people acting sexual toward food (something I've seen a lot), the acting really needs to be a lot better and it needs to get very ridiculous. I'd say take the most heightened point of ridiculousness (either the food sharing or the gravy pouring) you reached here and pretty-much start with that.
I like the button of the pie at the end, but it still felt obvious.
Sorry to be negative, I still fully support you cranking these out. God knows I've made a ton of video sketches that felt right while we were writing and shooting, but the love wasn't shared.
Would it be weird if I said I completely agree with you? I'm not the biggest fan of this skit, after watching it about 100 times. Our actor who was going to play the father got in a car accident (he's fine) on the way to the shoot, and we had to replace him within two hours. And this was shit we could not move to a different day. We had a cooked turkey to use right then, and that location too. It was sort of do or die, and we shot this thing in like under 4 hours, which may or may not sound like it, but it was fucking crazy. And exhausting.
But logistics and excuses aside, I agree with you. BUT at the same time, this is a skit I want people to pass around. And if we have someone fist-fucking the turkey (which we totally should have done, now that I think about it), it might not be something that people are as willing to pass around. And this has the ability to appeal to a broader range of people. However, the caveat to that is that maybe the skit is boring now, and maybe a truly outlandish version would have been worth sharing amongst a lot of people (except my mother). But maybe we should have been pushing those boundaries like good artists. Then again, it's just a skit about physical comedy. I go back and forth, but right now I agree with you. And don't worry about being negative. Every day I get comments on the Texting While Walking PSA, one will be "LMAO" and the other will be "this is so stupid and unfuny." It's a balance.