American Idol is stupid. Bob Odenkirk and Natasha Leggero’s Funny Or Die series, American Contestant, is not. The point of American Contestant is to impress the judges with your ability to ask to go to Hollywood, because life is just about asking, and TV talent shows are completely arbitrary. There’s a new episode today:
“I wouldn’t ask you to ask for anything.” Bob Odenkirk could pretend to be angry about the phone book and I would watch it. Previously on American Contestant: in episode one, Delicia attempts to sing, and in episode two, Evan’s near-perfect asking performance still doesn’t impress Odenkirk.