This is a series of three videos from BarelyPolitical, The Key of Awesome. The first video became a break out hit for Jake Chudnow and Tom Small, putting them on the map for their comedy and sexy antics. Though less polished and heavier handed than their much-lauded next installment, Moon Girl, Sexy Cyborg nonetheless shows the seeds of promise for two brightly budding careers.
Riding high on the success of Sexy Cyborg, Jake and Tom decided to throw all of their profits into a huge video sequel, one part special effects extravaganza, one part solid story, and one part heart. The result was Moon Girl, the pinnacle of all their achievements. In fact, the final line of the video is often used to encapsulate not just the trilogy, but the entirety of the internet as well.
The last video, included for completeness’ sake, (though left out of the bundled Blu-Ray compilation set) is Tron Girl. By this time drugs, sex, and ski-ball had almost destroyed the pair, and it clearly shows. In the E! Entertainment special, Fallen Giants of the Tiny Screen, Chudnow admits that they just “…sort of phoned it in. I was so wasted, I thought it was an Annette Funicello beach thing.” For his part, when asked about inspiration for the Tron Girl herself, Small replied, “Yeah, she was supposed to represent my Mom. Jake and I both sort of had the hots for her.”