So much bad at the Everything is Terrible! Holiday Special, and that’s good!

gordieChristmas on Deathrow. An American Christmas Carol taken majorly out of context. Ricky Caldwell from Silent Night, Deadly Night 2. A montage of crazy, murderous Santas. Lots of bad singing, bad acting, and bad ideas. And dancing cats. It’s the Everything is Terrible! Holiday Special 2012, and once you have gotten over just how profoundly weird all of it is, you may realize that it’s pretty funny.

silent night deadly night

I know Jeff mentioned how difficult it is to describe exactly what it is that the guys at EIT do, but I’m going to go ahead and try. Imagine you’ve been browsing YouTube videos for nearly an hour-and-a-half, and you have just wandered into the weird side of YouTube, but you just can’t bring yourself to stop there and turn around. You are staring at a scene from Troll 2, that one with the boy shouting, “Oh my Goooood!” You think, “WTF?” but are still strangely entertained. So you click over to Eric Freeman in his infamous “Garbage day!” scene from “Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2” in the side bar of related videos. This starts a chain reaction. You continue to watch bad scenes from movies that should never have seen the light of day; then you watch various remixes and poops of these scenes. Before you know it, you have sat through another hour-and-a-half of terrible clips. EIT is kind of like that, and yes, it is very, very bad. That’s what makes it good.

tanglefootTheir holiday tour landed in Phoenix last night and was a delicate mixture of hilarity, horror, stupidity and sweet nostalgia. Actually, it was really just chaos and a side story about a poor boy named Gordie alone in the woods with two talking trees on Christmas. And just when I thought there might be some underlying message or sentiment, the boys revealed that the true meaning of Christmas was to buy their shit. So I got a sick poster from Everything is Festival III: The Domination.

EIT will be finishing up the West Coast leg of their tour in the next couple of days. If you happen to be in SoCal, make sure not to miss their show, and don’t forget to bring them your unwanted Jerry Maguire VHS tapes. If you decide that you have better things to do, here are a couple things you may be missing:



Published by Lisa Vega

I am a senior at Arizona State University and a fiction and creative nonfiction writer. My hobbies include policing other people's grammar, reading books with interesting covers, and riding my bicycle on fair weather days.

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