November 5, 2012 11:11 PM Subscribe
I'm watching the show Archer and they use a device where a character will be saying something or will ask a question and there's a cut to a completely different scene with a different character essentially picking up the exact same conversation thread.
posted by disillusioned to media & arts (12 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Pam, Carol, and Ray are in the break room. Ray asks "So do you really Odin's going to get rid of everybody?"
The scene switches to a restaurant with Lana and Barry (from Odin) and Barry picks it up with "No, not everybody. In fact, Odin plans to promote a very select few personnel..."
This episode does it a ton, but it's a consistent theme throughout the show, which makes it even more fun to watch. I've definitely seen other shows do this, but not quite to this extent. Sometimes the conversations flow exactly like in this example, sometimes it's just a clever play on words or a repeated word he uses to tie into the next scene.
I'm wondering what the device is called, if it has a name? And if you have any other examples of shows that make it work really well, hit me with them, too.