“12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer” tv review
“12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer” is the third episode from season three of Inside Amy Schumer and it’s one of the most effective parodies I’ve ever seen.
If you’re not familiar with Inside Amy Schumer, then you’re making the same mistake I was up until a few weeks ago. It was one of those shows that I we’d say, “We should give that a try” but never seem to get to, and then you do and it’s glorious. I think this is in part to the wonderful legacy of Chappelle’s Show, the devastation at the cancellation of Important Things with Demetre Martin and the general lack of funny from Key and Peele – I just got fatigued with that which I loved being taken away or the prospect of experiencing another colossal letdown. Try to love again? I was slow to get out of the box, but if Inside Amy Schumer proves anything, it’s that you need to keep getting up on that horse… and treating it in a humanitarian way because somewhere in my thinking, I got lost between the metaphor and thinking about actual horses.
What’s so fascinating about this particular episode is that while knowledge of 12 Angry Men greatly enhances the viewing experience, it’s not required – the jokes can stand on their own. While it parodies the original play, it also raises important issues such as misogyny (dislike/contempt for women), unrealistic standards of beauty (Barbie’s measurements are fantasy, all women in media don’t need to look like Megan Fox) and just sexism (prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination against women because they’re women) in general.
Also, it’s really funny.
Paul Giamatti, Vincent Kartheiser, Jeff Goldblum co-star, which doesn’t hurt either – Giamatti is especially fun to watch as Juror #10, who, of course, has all the best lines… I don’t want to spoil it for you – just check it out.
“12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer” is not to be missed. You can watch this episode here.
PS: It just occurred to me that this play should be called 11 Angry Men – Juror #4 isn’t all that angry.
Posted on July 29, 2015, in tv review and tagged 12 Angry Men, Amy Schumer, comedy, Inside Amy Schumer, Jeff Goldblum, parody, Paul Giamatti, Vincent Kartheiser. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.