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The Focus Group

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Apr 3, 2012 | 9:42 PM EDT

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    Easter To make an omelete, you gotta break a few Easter Eggs...

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Hi everyone! I had so much fun making "The Pitch" for the holidays in 2010 that I really wanted to make a Passover sequel. I finally got a chance, gathered the cast and made "The Focus Group" a reality! I hope you enjoy this ridiculous send-up of spring holiday traditions.

Big thanks to the Newgrounds community for Daily 3rd Place, front page, lots of views and some interesting and unexpected religious discussions in the reviews!



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Hmm, looks like the entire review has been taken over by Talkingtrousers's comment. I guess I'll join in.

Just to keep things clear here, let me speak from a Christian perspective. Most Christians do not celebrate the Passover because it is innately a Jewish holiday. The slaughtered lamb represented a substitution for sin, as it does throughout the Old Testament, but the death of Jesus Christ was the ultimate sacrifice and substitution, never to have to be repeated. That's why in the New Testament you see the apostle Paul saying that it doesn't matter anymore whether you celebrate holidays, as long as what you're doing is for the Lord, Jesus Christ.

This, however, is what irks me about Easter. I'm all for bunnies, eggs, and lots of chocolate, but it never seemed right to me that this would be celebrated alongside Christ's resurrection. I don't mind however non-Christians want to celebrate Easter, but Christians that let Easter Bunnies overshadow Jesus are only depriving their kids, and themselves. If I could change the calendar, I'd keep both, but not on the same day. I'm just not up for "sugar coating." At the same time, I think that discipline has nothing to do with what holidays you celebrate. Really, Talkingtrousers, there are more serious issues when it comes to kids and discipline.

<phew> Okay, I finally feel like I can comment on the video!

The animation is pretty good, and funny. The idea of a calendar companies deciding holidays is funny by itself. The sound wasn't amazing, but it seems better than most give credit for. It didn't distract me at all, at least.

My only concern is, why hate on slaughtering a lamb? People do it every day so we can haz cheezburgers, and even in your video, the "Easter" group was eating a ham.

Overall, not bad and I look forward to more.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

i found the animation to be not soo much about the skewering of the religious aspects of the holiday, but more of the conflict between two co-workers one who succeeds, one who just doesn't get the point and the unfortunate children baring the brunt. thought it was cute, especially the scavenger hunt when the kid bites into the matza...i had the same reaction to that stuff myself


Rated 3 / 5 stars

I'm jewish yet I thought it was kinda humourous, keep up the good work!


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Slightly choppy animation, weak voice acting, art is fine, overall message is clear, overall effect is weak


Rated 3 / 5 stars

pretty good. though maybe a lil background music and better voice recordings would rly spice it up. good animation though. :3

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