God as a jerk boss
June 19, 2009 6:08 PM   Subscribe

Please help me remember these office humor videos where God was the boss who carried a staff and ducked responsibility..

It was a series of videos; in one, God clogs the toilet, denies it, and a girl gets blamed.. My google-fu has failed.
posted by hypersloth to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Oh, and it's not "God, Inc."
posted by hypersloth at 6:21 PM on June 19, 2009

Was it Office Jesus?
posted by orme at 7:52 PM on June 19, 2009

Mr. Deity?
posted by jazon at 9:02 PM on June 19, 2009

I know this! It was a short-lived Comedy Central sketch series called "Good God". They played it late at night along with some other short-form comedy pieces -- offhand, I remember one with talking cans of food and an animated one about two testicles. Charming.

Here's a snippet about the God one from a press release I came across:
COMEDY CENTRAL is also going behind-the-scenes in God's office with the premiere of "Good God," which has a six-episode order. "Good God" is a live action comedy, a la "The Office," revolving around God's workplace environment. Beginning on October 26, comedycentral.com viewers will be taken into the inner sanctuary of God and his staff (Gabriel - Associate Archangel, Heidi - Angel of Heavenly Affairs, Michael - Managing Archangel and Death - Angel of Death) as they interact in storylines such as:

* "Status Meeting" - God and his co-workers debate terrorists and funny hat day. (http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/?lnk=v&ml_video=76878)

* "Tech Upgrade" - God attempts to raise his profile among the tech savvy youth (a demo in which he lacks "cred") by creating a My Space profile. (http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/index.jhtml?ml_video=77052)

* "Office Pool" - God and his co-workers bet on their annual "office pool," in this case, "the death pool." (http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/index.jhtml?ml_video=77053)

* "Office Scandal" - God and his staff embark on a mission to find out who was responsible for the funk in the office restroom. (http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/index.jhtml?ml_video=77054)
Those video links don't work, but you can find most of the episodes at Atom.com, which I believe was the original source for the shorts.
posted by Rhaomi at 9:09 PM on June 19, 2009 [1 favorite]

No, and no. Sorry. It's also not "Good God."
posted by hypersloth at 9:11 PM on June 19, 2009

Are you sure? I could've sworn one of the "Good God" episodes dealt with the characters blaming each other for a mysteriously clogged toilet. Judging from the description, it's probably "Office Scandal", but the only copy of that episode is on the Canadian version of ComedyCentral.com, and as an American I'm being region-blocked. Can anybody up north confirm if that's the one?

(OTOH, maybe I'm just conflating your video with that conveniently-blocked short.)
posted by Rhaomi at 9:24 PM on June 19, 2009

I can't find a video anywhere, but Dead Ringers (on the BBC) did a spoof of The Office with a David Brent-impersonator playing God.
posted by SamuelBowman at 1:40 AM on June 20, 2009

(OTOH, maybe I'm just conflating your video with that conveniently-blocked short.)

Those episodes are familiar as hell, but I'm blocked too; it's driving me batshit insane.
posted by hypersloth at 3:55 AM on June 20, 2009

It doesn't sound quite right, but could it be something from Big Train?
posted by hciadt at 4:49 AM on June 20, 2009

it's not, but that is great, thank you
posted by hypersloth at 5:05 AM on June 20, 2009

I know this is old now, but it actually was "Good God". It had just been so long even that didn't look right.
posted by hypersloth at 12:34 PM on June 23, 2009

Thanks for confirming that, hypersloth -- I knew I wasn't crazy!

I also wanted to add that I finally found a copy of the episode you mentioned in the original question. I'd been searching for it on Google Video as "good god" "office scandal" with no results, but it turns out it's been uploaded elsewhere as "Poo Caper". You can watch the video over at Revver -- and region-block free!
posted by Rhaomi at 3:09 PM on June 23, 2009

That's awesome, thank you.
posted by hypersloth at 7:15 PM on June 23, 2009

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