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We were wondering, why the Wii?

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Date: May 5, 2006

Category: Shorts

Appearing: Graham Stark, Morgan vanHumbeck, Paul Saunders, James Turner, Bill Watt, Lissette Arevalo, Margaret Graham-Bell (Voice)

Writing: Graham Stark, Paul Saunders

Edited by: Graham Stark

Location: Graham's Parents' House, Bill's Place v2.0


Morgan shows up at Graham's place and finds him playing Oblivion. Graham admits he has been playing for 70 hours and is "celebrating no pants day". Morgan then tells Graham that Nintendo have announced their new console system's name, which is the "Wii". Suitably impressed, Graham decides to go out and preorder one and asks for his pants, only to be given a man thong. Outside, Graham cries out "Wee" only to be accosted by a lawyer claiming to be from Nintendo and is warned that he can not shout "Wee" without paying royalties. Graham is skeptical only to be handed a subpoena. Outraged, he asks Morgan for his actual pants and visits a campaign group, Families Against Ridiculous Trademarks. The leader of the group goes off into a tirade about console manufacturers trademarking "monosyllabic expressions of jubilance". The group is joined by a mysterious gentleman who asks if the leader of FART is not afraid of legal action. The leader claims to have a anti-lawyer charm that was bought for $200. He then proceedes to make a prank call to Nintendo only to be traced and found out. Surprised at how they could do so, the mysterious gentlemen reveals himself to be Nintendo's lawyer, who accosted Graham earlier. The FART leader then dispatches him with the anti-lawyer charm. The lawyer melts in a puff of smoke and Graham is left somewhat confused and surprised. The video ends with Graham back at his house playing more video games.


  • Graham is referred to as "Steve" in this video.
  • The man thong is actually a dance belt.
  • The person that Paul got the anti-lawyer charm from is implied to be Bob from Sales Success a la Meteor; the charm is in fact Bob's "meteor repellent".
  • Graham's mother didn't realize that only her voice would be used in this video during filming, and took great pains to make herself presentable before the shoot.
  • This video has a non standard Wii-themed intro.
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