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Couch Potato (2004)

  Directed by: Darcy Prendergast
Written by: Darcy Prendergast
Links: Official site, Mowbray College
Genre: Short

This movie gets: 4.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

Couch Potato (2004) is also mentioned in em_fiction's review of The Evil Within (2004).

"A clay-zy effort" - a review by em_fiction

(see Nerd Boy (2004) for Top screen introduction)

Couch Potato - Darcy Prendergast
1 minute 45 seconds
Mowbray College, Melton

"Life takes its toll on this couch. Imagination is combined with skilled model making to compress life into one and three quarter minutes."

The second Top screen feature is a claymation about the day in the life of a couch. We witness a junkie putting his couch through one mishap after another in this very Beavis & Butthead-esque stop-motion animation.

I'm pretty positive that the only reason this animation got through was because it was made decently, but to be honest the whole concept was pretty stupid. I remember laughing once or twice, but only because of how stupid it was, like when the junkie was having sex on the couch with a "censored" sign covering the action. Having done stop-motion animation before, I know that it isn't in fact that hard to get right, and considering this fellow had several months, he could've easily perfected the two minutes. There were so many pissy little animation inconsistancies which I reckon were just dumb and could've easily been fixed. And this whole trying-to-be-funny-by-being-dirty thing was ultimately kind of stupid. It was fair effort though.

em_fiction gives this movie 4 out of 10.
Review created on Sat 12 Jun 2004

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Reader comments

  1. hey! i was bored so i thought id do a earch for myself and found a review !!! wooooo !! well ill come to my own defence here..... as for the stupid idea..... yes...... its very stupid...... very very stupid. you are 100% right there, it was spose to be that kinda of glad it made you laugh at least once or twice!
    as for my crappy animation skills...... i didnt even know about framed per second at this stage.... which you can tell..... thats the reason it only runs at about 4 frames per second...... im currently making my next one, which will be at 24 fps!!! whooo!!! knowledge is power. he wasnt spose to be a junkie either...... he was spose to be just a bogan who spent most of his time on the couch...... people put weird spins on it though? aaaahhh anyways, its cool i actually have a review!! im outta here, cheers darcy.

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from darcy prendergast on Wed 29 Sep 2004 11:55 #

  2. This is awesome, loved it. Your a champ Darcy.
    Cheers mate...
    Look forward to the next one!

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from B. McG on Wed 29 Sep 2004 11:57 #

  3. it s funny, entertaining, and nice animated clay ... a bit dodgy but tts clay animation for ya... pretty interesting stuff... a must watch !

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from Timo on Wed 29 Sep 2004 12:05 #

  4. Man, this movie is choice. the concept is funny thru and thru. you can thelp but laugh during this short animation. darcy is a stop motion animator that still needs to learn some things but he is on his way to the top ajd you may see him in some of his own movies some day on the big screen.. good job dacry hope to see you get further in life with practice and sticking to your goals in life. i cant wait to see the next one.. and i cant wait to give a reveiw on it.. and maybe if i get off my ass i will updte your site, ive been so busy lately.. well cheers darcy.

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from Neil Voutt ( on Wed 29 Sep 2004 12:06 #

  5. I really liked it although i think the animation could do with a little bit of work other then that great!

    Rating given: 8

    A comment from Jason Cattach on Wed 29 Sep 2004 12:15 #

  6. this movie is awsome, ive seen it many times, the creator has done a fantastic job, and its quite funny also

    Rating given: 9

    A comment from paul on Wed 29 Sep 2004 12:17 #

  7. i thought the film was awsome so screw you dude, i dont see anyone reviewing any of you movies.... thats because you dont have any to review..... so suck a dick

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from travis poorter on Thu 30 Sep 2004 21:53 #

  8. hey cockspank,
    Darcy is my god, are u trying to offend my god?

    oh yea i...don't...know...darcy

    i love him for his mind droool
    awesome movie aswell dude wish i could of made something good like that with a zero dollar budget
    only genius works thru poverty


    Rating given: 10

    A comment from silly sailor on Thu 30 Sep 2004 21:56 #

  9. Good work Darcy! :p

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from Rana on Tue 05 Oct 2004 15:48 #

  10. Couch potato, the stepping stone

    I have recently finished my new film Off The Rails,
    you can check it out here

    Hope you enjoy

    Darcy Prendergast

    A comment from Darcy Prendergast ( on Tue 22 Nov 2005 09:50 #

  11. i havent seen it but iv herd good things :D so it must be good then.

    A comment from James on Wed 04 Jan 2006 21:25 #

Those who have commented give this movie: 9.67 (9 ratings)

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