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Posted byBrayne Varner6 years ago

Is Tim the senior partner?

I have watched just about everything I can find that Tim and Eric have made, and I just can't shake the impression that he has just a little bit more importance than Eric in the collaboration. Obviously, Tim gets first billing on everything, but Tim's dad is also the face of Absolutely, and Tim seems to do more on his own comedically while Eric seems to be more interested in music. This is weak too, but the bits where Tim quit because of success with Spagett and Choices: The Problem with Eric Wareheim seemed to follow this theme. Once I started thinking this, it just seems to pop up all over both Awesome Show and Tom Goes to the Mayor that Tim's just a little bit more in the center of things.

I may be way off, but does anyone else see this reflected in their work?

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I think personality-wise Tim seems to ham it up more in the spotlight. Eric seems to be more interested in post-production projects like editing and directing. That's just my take.

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4d3d3d320 points · 6 years ago

Yeah, I think Tim is more of an actor than Eric. I definitely think they both are responsible for about 50% of the material on the show, though.

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Space Course, horse to horse20 points · 6 years ago

Especially if you watch Eric's directed stuff outside of T&E, you can easily parse what parts of awesome show was done by who, it's pretty obvious too. The gross stuff is usually Tim's doing, the weird, distorted faces are Eric's idea, and I'd say they share the acting style (bad pacing, amateur acting, enunciating the wrong words.) Apart they are great, but as a duo it's a fantastic mix of abstract, uncomfortable and surreal.

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Toad's Creamed Chip Beef Corned Beef Hash Combo Can8 points · 6 years ago

Oh man, thanks for linking this, it's incredible.

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17 points · 6 years ago

This. Though no one should underappreciate what an impact douggpound has on editing.

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Brayne VarnerOriginal Poster8 points · 6 years ago


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this might get some flak, but i've always felt that tim is the funnier performer between the two, but that eric's contribution is more about getting that specific FEEL exactly right as a director.

Having seen wareheim's stuff that he's done without tim, it seems clear to me that he is an incredibly talented director, possibly much moreso than heidecker. together theyre unstoppable

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What are some of those things Eric's done? I'm quite interested.

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7 points · 6 years ago

Look up the Parisian Goldfish by Flying Lotus music video

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O_O He did a music video for Flying Lotus? I am all over that. So hard. Many thanks.

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6 points · 6 years ago

Also "Pon de Floor" by Major Lazer ("Keep it going louder" also has Eric's signature style but I don't see an explicit "directed by" credit).

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Rolo Tony1 point · 6 years ago

all his music videos are black people fucking lol

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While you're at it listen to every flying lotus song ever. Cosmogramma is a brilliant album from begging to end. It's probably the only album I can think of where I like every single song.

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It's gotta be in the machine!3 points · 6 years ago

Check out The Bird And The Bee - Polite Dance Song. Good song, better music video.

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in the credits, tim's name is clearly in smaller, jokermans font.

i have no idea what that could even mean.

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It's Hype Bumpin'7 points · 6 years ago

It means tims a tute man.

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im having a tough time deciding if id trust a 'tute man, or a man who wears a straw hat inside his home.

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Actually Eric had the whole idea for Tim and Eric and originally Tim was just some guy named Q.

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9 points · 6 years ago

Who is the Number One Handsome Man?

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3 points · 6 years ago

May the luck of the Irish smile on ya.

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10 points · 6 years ago

At the same time though, Tim always seems to be the 'loser' of the two. He's always the one that's killed, or if there's some kind of competition he's the loser.

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Tennis and the one with the book comes to mind

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10 points · 6 years ago

And the entire Tom Goes to the Mayor.

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