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Posted by Dan June 8th, 2009 at 11:43am In General

Have you ever heard of Food Party?

This may or may not be one of those things that everyone with a certain degree of hipness has already heard of (there’s already been a NY Times story about it), but Food Party is now going to be on IFC after being a Web only series. Food Party is basically a fake kids show intended for stoners and hipsters alike. Host Thu Tran and an ensemble of puppets stumble through a variety of cooking adventures which rarely (if ever) have any sort of practical value.

Food Party isn’t necessarily hilarious — it’s just weird. Think Sifl and Olly meets Rachael Ray meets Sesame Street meets a huge pile of weed. And host Thu Tran is the centerpiece of that weirdness, with her deadpan delivery clashing with the technicolor absurdity of the situations and settings. If you watch further episodes, it’s also surprisingly dark — clearly not something intended for children.

Here’s a clip.

Food Party premieres tomorrow at 11:15 p.m. on IFC.

2 Comments

  • 1. Lee  |  June 8th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Am I missing something, or is this god awful?

  • 2. Andrew  |  June 9th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    David Lynch would be proud


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