Bob and Carl: Sci-Fi Janitors – Sweeping Up Comedy

//Bob and Carl: Sci-Fi Janitors – Sweeping Up Comedy

Bob and Carl: Sci-Fi Janitors – Sweeping Up Comedy

To paraphrase Douglas Adams, “DragonCon is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to DragonCon, listen…”

There is so much going on, even DragonCon pros like Needcoffee can’t keep track of it all. Things slip through the cracks. Like these two guys:

Sci-Fi Janitors

Who are they? They are stars of DragonCon TV. DragonCon TV is the video content that can be found at the convention, in rooms between panels–pretty much anywhere there’s a screen that can be comandeered, it’s there. And these two puppets were part of the madness: Bob and Carl: Sci-Fi Janitors


Since their website gives a good description on who these two chuckle-heads are, I’m going to steal it.

Originally conceived by Michael Goodwin as a video piece for an Atlanta puppet slam. Bob and Carl went on to take DragonCon 2010 by storm. Their geeky humorous shorts were a fan favorite on DragonConTV’s programming. There was such a positive response that The Sci-Fi Janitors Team (Beau Brown, Matt Nitchie, and Patrick Freeman) decided to keep making more to release on the internet. Now Bob and Carl provide convention entertainment to make those long waits for panels and events to start more bearable.

Bob and Carl specialize in cleaning up after sci-fi conventions. You know: all the sequins and stuff from costumes, all those handouts for other conventions, and all the sweated off body paint and other bodily fluids. Like most people with a crappy job, they chat and goof off and get silly. Here’s an example.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

But Bob and Carl also teach valuable lessons. Here’s one:

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Here they discuss a possible future career:

Direct link for the feedreaders.

These guys are another example of people putting out their creative energies out on the Internet. Seriously guys, if you have an idea, go get a video camera or some recording equipment or something and get it out there. Or if you’re not feeling that creative, encourage others to check out stuff like The Sci-Fi Janitors. Just think of it as destroying big corporate media executive douche-bags. And who doesn’t want that?

By | 2017-09-24T22:33:18+00:00 February 6th, 2012|Stimuli|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Wolven February 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I Just caught Bob and Carl for the first time, this year. They are FANTASTIC. Thank you, Scott, for bringing them to everyone’s attention

  2. rox of Spazhouse February 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I put my hand in Carl.

  3. DoctorJohnSmith February 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Love those guys! Fantastic show! (And seriously great puppeteers…)

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