By now, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen or heard about Adult Swim’s Too Many Cooks — an epic, warped internet video that sends up the overly tidy world of ’80s and ’90s sitcoms. But just why did this video manage to click with so many people? If you ask PBS, it’s because the 11-minute clip speaks directly to the heart of online culture. The internet is fond of absurdist humor that highlights the apparently meaningless, repetitive nature of life, PBS argues; Too Many Cooks plays on that love of the ludicrous by dismantling a formulaic, “perfect” TV universe where everything has meaning.
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