Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Adult Animated Web Series Comedy Short Review: Camp Campbell Wants YOU!

Camp Campbell Wants YOU! was a short created to promote the Rooster Teeth adult animated comedy web series, Camp Camp. It is presented as a 1990s promotional video for the camp.

The short cartoon introduces the head counselor, David, as a child in the 1990s at Camp Campbell. The end includes the modern-day counselors Gwen and the adult David. The three main children characters, Max, Nikki, and Neil are also included in the short at the end.

The 90s setting as well as the fact that it is designed like a bad recruitment and explanation video about Camp Campbell could mean that this is the video on the Laserdisc seen in the first episode or at least part of it. The most humorous aspect of this is the poor editing job done by adding additional camp activities over Cameron Campbell's speech as well as the "who cares" attitude of Max when he filmed David's portion of the camp counselor's portion that is set in the modern day. It's made even funnier by the fact that Campbell loves David's editing and wants to add yet another activity to the camp. It's worth reading all of the camp activities, as some of them are laugh-out-loud funny.

As a promotional short, this sets up the world of Camp Camp well. The portion in the beginning that is set in the 1990s also foreshadows events that take place in the camp in the show itself. Making it an advertisement on public access that was watched by the main cast and part of the supporting cast of the show was a great idea. It gives people an idea of the style of humor in the main show as well as shows the attitude of the main character of the show, Max. It also gives people a glimpse of his friends Nikki and Neil, who, along with Max, comprise the core trio of the show. 

Final Verdict:
4 out of 5  

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