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Important Things with Demetri Martin is a show in which Demetri Martin explores one important thing every week. After a monologue in front of a live studio audience, the show segues through filmed sketch pieces, animation, music videos, man-on-street segments and other, short, live or taped bits (each relating to the week’s Important Thing). A “thing” for the purposes of the show includes everything from objects to concepts to situations, activities, etc. (i.e., eggs, hair, love, childhood, betrayal, blue, dating, the letter P, uncles, etc.). This show is NOT focused on pop culture or news.

For example, the Important Thing (topic) for the pilot was “CHAIRS”, which

served as a jumping off point or thread throughout the show. idea is

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that sketches and bits can be literal to the topic or points of departure, which lead to other places.

Here are some examples from the PILOT:

Sketch piece: “Seat choices” – Set at a wedding reception, depicts the future implications between deciding to pick the empty seat next to a hot girl or the one next to a fat guy.

Animation piece: “New Rides” – Describes new amusement park rides, which are basically exciting chairs.

Music video: “Gum” - Follows the journey of how a piece of gum ends up on the underside of a chair.

Stage bit: Using pad drawings, Demetri analyzes sitting.

PACKET GUIDELINES

Using “FIRE” as the IMPORTANT THING (topic), please submit the following:

#1.

Three (3) sketch ideas for “FIRE” in paragraph form.

Sketches can be traditional sketches, PSAs, short films, music videos, fake commercials, or any way to deliver comedy.

#2. form.

Three (3) stage bits on the topic of “FIRE” in paragraph

#3.

Two (2) animation ideas in paragraph form on “FIRE.”

Every episode features one cartoon. Please describe two cartoon ideas.

#4. (other

Three (3) sketch ideas on an IMPORTANT THING of your choice

than FIRE).

(See attached file: CC Submission Release form.pdf)

# Ideas Fire: Prometheus accidentally gives fire to man by getting wasted and falling into a caveman who gets set of fire. Everyone freaks out,

but then they cook food over the burning caveman. Can’t get fire to light a doobie Olympic torch Frankenstein afraid of fire Fahrenheit Book burning An eternal flame which won’t stay lit Smokey the Bear on trial for arson. Fire eater/Fire breather A cooking show where they cook fire. Hosted by a fire eater. News segment. 451

An action hero that keeps burning people and then making bad puns (eg. You’re fired) but they are still alive.

A horse that has been equipped with a flamethrower. Flamethrowers in general.

The Ring of Fire - burning anus Getting fired. Stage Bit - Demetri gets a circus performer to come and do tricks. He does a knife throwing bit, but instead of knives, he throws flaming snakes at him. Demetri walks across hot coals. Demetri show you how to build a fire in the wilderness Demetri shows you how to fire someone. He lights them on fire.

Demetri talks about the finer points of bar-b-queing Demetri talks about how the god of fire lives inside of a volcano Liar liar, pants on fire Fight fire with fire Fire and brimstone Igniting farts Spontaneous combustion A press conference in the future where global warming is being denied but the entire world is on fire. Fight fire with fire How would you do it? It’s the future. anymore. People fighting for the last match on earth. Fire has become extinct. There is no fire

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Sketches 3 Ideas Fire eater/Fire breather A cooking show where they cook fire. Or a fire eater opens up a restaurant. Hosted by a fire eater. Opening day.

Prometheus accidentally gives fire to man by getting wasted and falling into a caveman who gets set of fire. Everyone freaks out,

but then they cook food over the burning caveman. Smokey the Bear on trial for arson. Can’t get fire to light a doobie Two dudes looking for a torch for their weed A tour of all of the fire exits in the building A PSA about not burning books. News segment.

# Prometheus Prometheus is out drinking with his friends and talking about what a douche bag Zeus is. He shows his friends a glowing jar, which is He claims that he’s

the fire that he stole from Zeus as a trick.

going to give it back to him tomorrow, but he just wanted to aggravate him by making him think he lost it. The get wasted and Prometheus

and his friends are playing catch with the fire on the way home. Prometheus goes long for a pass, but stumbles over a bunch of cavemen who are eating a raw animal and shivering in the cold. The jar with

the fire comes flying from the sky and smashes over the head of one of the cavemen, setting him ablaze. Prometheous take off running. The guy on fire

The cavemen jump around confused and distraught. falls to the ground, a dead flaming caveman. the warmth and light of the fire. burning body of the dead caveman. what he’s done from behind a bush. # Fire Eaters

The others observer

They cook their food over the Prometheus looks on in horror at “Oh shit.”

Waldo Perkins, or Asbestos Lips, as he was known is his circus days, has since retired from the road and is finally settling down and opening his own fast food restaurant. restaurant serves is made out of fire. because he really likes hot food. Everything that the

The fist customer is excited

He gets terribly burned but won’t

admit it because he’s trying to seem like he can eat really hot food. The second customer complains about how the fire he was served doesn’t look like the fire in the advertisements. One woman asks to see the nutritional information on the fire that they serve. All of the bags and packages that they serve are all charred and smoking. The fire inspector comes by and they are not up to fire code.

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Book Burning PSA style commercial. Some kids are complaining about reading and the elitism which it represents. them. They ask another kid if he wants to burn some books with

The PSA goes on to talk about how you shouldn’t burn books But then it describes the proper ways to burn books, and

in secret.

how to choose which books to burn. Maybe the PSA is about peer pressure instead of book burning. # Stage Bits 3 Ideas Stage Bit - Demetri gets a circus performer to come and do tricks. He does a knife throwing bit, but instead of knives, he throws flaming snakes at him. The good and bad of fire Chart? Fart ignition

Demetri demonstrates how to fire someone.

# Amimation 2 Ideas

A horse that has been equipped with a flamethrower. Like thundercats, but they torch their enemies.

Firehorses.

An animated education video about the dangers of fire

# My Important Thing 3 Sketch Ideas for my Important Thing


				
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