A.V. Club Most Read

News Newswire Great Job, Internet!
TV Club All Reviews What's On Tonight
Video All Video A.V. Undercover A.V. Cocktail Club Film Club
Reviews All Reviews Film TV Music Books
Features All Features Newswire Great Job, Internet!
Sections Film Tv Music Food Comedy Books Games Aux
Our Company About Us Contact Advertise Privacy Policy Careers RSS
Onion Inc. Sites The Onion The A.V. Club ClickHole Onion Studios

Nick Offerman voices a deadly narrator in this meta Western comedy

Nick Offerman, in addition to being a goddamned national treasure, has, like the H. Jon Benjamins of the world, a voice that makes everything better, funnier, more beautiful, etc. That’s a quality that filmmaker Eric Kissack exploits to its fullest in “The Gunfighter,” a short comedy that features Offerman in the role of an omniscient narrator turning up the tension in a classic Western “man walks into a saloon” scene. 

The twist is that everyone in the bar can hear Offerman’s voice, as he reveals their inner thoughts and secrets, ratcheting up conflict between the characters as they try to resist him (they begin to realize the Narrator’s motives when he describes the scene as “the setup for an awesome ballet of death.”). It’s all very Twilight Zone-esque, except, you know, funny. 

Submit your Great Job, Internet tips here.