Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret - 2009 - pilot

Got turned on to this pilot episode of the UK Channel 4’s twisted comedy The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret at the Scene Kids in Pain blog. The loopy show is written by a favorite controversial funnyman David Cross (who also portrays the title character) and Shaun Pye. Will Arnett portrays the asshole executive who sets Todd Margaret on his way to a sales job and further misadventures in London. According to talks are underway for the show to air in the US.

The 6 episode series is produced by RDF and their website gives this description:
American Todd Margaret (David Cross) bluffs his way into an apparently great job opportunity, heading up the sales team in his employer’s London office. All he has to do is sell several thousand energy drinks before his boss visits him in a week. Simple. Apart from the fact that he knows nothing about British culture and nothing about sales. This is further complicated when he lies continuously to cover his ignorance and spectacularly fails to impress Alice the first beautiful girl he meets. Dave his British co-worker, soon takes full advantage of Todd’s situation and chaos ensues.

Here are the first few minutes of the pilot...

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