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Posted by officialericcrooks - August 7th, 2021


Les Guignols de l'info fan account on YouTube called " Generation Guignols " is getting shut down by Canal+ tomorrow. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn-R1gBlR3hu8-bzF7Y2dLg So enjoy the videos while you still can. #LesGuignols #LesGuignolsdelinfo #GenerationGuignols #JeSuisGuignols Similar thing happened with a Spitting Image fan account on YouTube called The Complete Spitting Image when ITV ( and or BritBox ) had it shut down.

Both political satire puppet television shows were Leftist leaning. Like Les Guignols and Spitting Image, both are uploading clips on their official social media. However even though they own the original master footage and films, Fandom uses saved recordings if recorded from a VCR or DVD Recorder or Internet capture or just found. Generation Guignols is a collective of fans who gathered footage together for this account to be shared. Attacking fans with Copyright Infringement, ID and Matching ( Especially when fans are not profiting off of this and it is literally being shown for educational / historic purposes, isn't that one of the purposes of what the internet should be used for ? The information age ? Remember ? ) is a violation of fair use because Fandom and fan accounts help preserve for history / educational purposes when copyright owners refuse to supply the demand. Vincent Bolloré bought Canal+, fired the writers of Les Guignols de l'info and the original producer in 2015 and they were replaced from 2015 - 2018. Canal+ / Vincent Bolloré didn't care that Les Guignols de l'info still had a strong fanbase and perhaps stronger than the surviving Spitting Image fanbase maybe. Je Suis Guignols ! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Guignols #fandom #leftist #leftism #SpittingImage #CharlieHebdo #caricature #puppetry #politicalsatire #questioncopyright


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Posted by officialericcrooks - June 28th, 2021


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Posted by officialericcrooks - June 25th, 2021


 Happy Pride 2021 Everyone !


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The Erica Crooks Show has been bringing LGBTQ+ awareness since 2007 / 2008 through out the satirical show from satirizing bigotry, promoting equality and awareness, especially Non-Binary.


Also Erica Crooks is a Non-Binary Transgender Lesbian Woman. :)


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Posted by officialericcrooks - June 24th, 2021


I'm guessing that these Statler and Waldorf heads are from Muppets Tonight. At least from the mid-late 1990s era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dbUewjfipE

At this time whenever people find things like this, I don't know why people can't just donate them to the Jim Henson / Muppet exhibits at the museums.

The Museum of The Moving Image, Center of Puppetry Arts ( Atlanta, GA ), Smithsonian, Birthplace of The Frog Museum in Leland MS, or the traveling Jim Henson exhibitions.

It just makes sense for someone to do that.


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Posted by officialericcrooks - March 15th, 2021


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It's sad that Pepe Le Pew has been officially announced as retired / banned by Warner Bros. He's a satirical character. He's a romantic who's probably watched many romantic movies and read many romance novels but lacks experience in relationships and no one ever told him about boundaries, consent, respect, etc.

Today's culture seems different. Satire & Slapstick Comedy doesn't seem to be as popular as it used to be.

I love it because I feel artistically and creatively that it relates to this quote.

" Art Should Disturb The Comfortable And Comfort The Disturbed. "

I don't think any of this reinforces crime and abuse. It's satire. But culture is different now. It's very commodity focused rather than about life in my opinion.

Not everything is for everyone, not everyone can find this kind of humor healing. We all heal differently. Spiritually, through music, etc.

The world needs love, but we live in a world of hate, fear, sadness & pain unfortunately.

I don't think reform, commodifying, trusting people in power is going to solve anything. Fred Hampton talked about Class Conscious. The root cause of all political problems has the same pattern which is hierarchical power over others. If people got along horizontally socially, the world would be a better place. And when people live happier lives, people can laugh more. :)

Still, satire sometimes needs to do it's duty because that's what satire does. And satire is often a misunderstood art form.


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Posted by officialericcrooks - March 14th, 2021


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It's been an interesting week. I was wondering how would Miss Piggy & Pepe Le Pew respond to the Cancel Culture controversies surrounding them. ;) I'm very happy that the originals are available on the streaming services but unfortunately there's people reacting to them negatively. There's this strong demand for "positive media representation" in characters. And to me, this explains why many favorites in pop culture history aren't as good as the originals in my opinion. Many comedy characters were satirical. But today, people think such characters are negatively reinforcing crime & abuse. And unfortunately, it's nothing new because satire has always been controversial & misunderstood. And the thing is satire and slapstick comedy has been apart of cartoons and puppetry just as long as the art form's existence in history. To me, it's artist tradition. I wish there was more cultural appreciation. But instead, art is looked at as a commodity, instead of what art and entertainment really is about. A reflection on life and the hard working, creative and talented people behind it as well as the fun and love they put into what they love to do. :)


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Posted by officialericcrooks - February 20th, 2021


One of my favorite parts about Jim Henson : The Biography by Brian Jay Jones is how it mentions that Jim Henson took the MBTI ( Myers Briggs Personality Test ) & resulted as " Idealist " ( aka INFP ) . As an INFP myself, I find this accurate. :) 

Check out Jim Henson : The Biography by Brian Jay Jones right here.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345526112/


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Posted by officialericcrooks - December 6th, 2020


BAH HUMBUG !


Nothing beats some holiday classics.



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Posted by officialericcrooks - December 1st, 2020


When it comes to buying digital movies, out of all main platforms, I usually stick with iTunes ( which is now Apple TV ) and the reason why is that the videos are downloadable which are quicktime files and through a quicktime player, especially animation, you can study the frames in detail. And if you don't have room on your computer, no problem, you can delete the video file and it's still in your library because it's on a cloud. Amazon doesn't do this. It's strictly on their video player only. Even though Streaming is very popular, I still recommend this as well as digital video ( and DVDs ) , especially when it comes to studying animation, film, etc. #animation


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Posted by officialericcrooks - October 24th, 2020


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There’s nothing scarier than hierarchy.


The Erica Crooks Show : The Best of Halloween related sketches 2006 - 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt7gKOpLprY


and


The Erica Crooks Show : Season 13 ( 2020 )

featuring The 2020 special " PICK YOUR PUPPET ! THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED ! "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4jQfmgQHYM


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