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A Little Help From Our Friends

June 25, 2008 12:03 PM

It never hurts to have a helping hand. Seems the folks at popular Web video site FunnyorDie.com took a liking to a video from creator Stephanie Scott. TV producer Chris Henchy picked the “Drunk Dial Party” episode from her Web show “The Retributioners” as one of his favorites of the month.

As a result, the video made it to home-page rotation on the site and had hit more than 4,100 views earlier this week, up from 1,800 before it was picked up for the home page.

Sure, small numbers in the big picture. But the video is quite funny and worth watching, and the uptick demonstrates the value of not just a celebrity endorsement, but also home-page placement on this site and, frankly, any popular video site. Plus, it’s a decent number of views for a non-celebrity video on FunnyorDie.com, since the site is run by celebs.


If you want to know more about the show, you can go to http://theretributioners.blogspot.com/. The show is a comic, loosely scripted series in the tradition of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," but presented from the perspective of a witty, vindictive woman. The main character, Stephanie Scott, is a happily married, accomplished woman who feels she has not yet proven herself to the world. She decides to contact past boyfriends, former friends, teachers, skinny people, etc., to seek retribution.

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