TV Club: Comedy Bang! Bang!: Zach Galifianakis Wears Grey Corduroys And Brown Leather Shoes”
Dream sequences often play on the familiar, skewing mundane settings and gestures just enough to render them unfamiliar, creating uncanny distance from that blend of ordinary and outlandish. Maybe it was just a matter of time before Comedy Bang! Bang!, which tilts and twists the banal pleasantries of talk show tropes into affectionate satire, turned its attention to its own familiar features to give us an episode consisting almost entirely of dream sequences.
Scott, Reggie, and the whole CB!B! team have been hard at work (“for seven hours!” Sir Couchley complains) to produce the best episode ever for Zach Galifianakis’ return, and they are plumb tuckered out. After a dinner break of Thanksgiving turkey with extra tryptophan, each of them drifts off in turn, and their dreams (or nightmares) tap into their secret fears or desires, or just frolic around in their unconscious.
Scott’s first dream is a …