Web Video: Next Time On Lonny
Eddy: "You ever uh, huffed a human soul?"Next Time On Lonny
is a Web Original
comedy series that parodies
the Reality Show
genre. The eponymous character in the Show Within a Show Lonny
is "a flavorless twenty-something... [meandering] through his hipster existence desperately trying to meet girls." But On the Next Lonny
, "things get interesting... very interesting."
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Next Time On Lonny provides examples of the following tropes:
- Abhorrent Admirer: Chet.
Chet: You know what the dog said to me the other day Lonny?
Lonny: No- no I don't, Chet...
Chet: He said it'd sure be swell if Carolyn died 'cause then I could be your new girlfriend.
Chet turns towards Lonny
Lonny: Hey Lonny can I be your girlfriend?
- Always a Bigger Fish: The Bardoxieds are much, much bigger than the Gorblaxians.
- Axe Crazy: Lonny's alternate personality Chet. Well, more like shovel crazy.
- Badass Boast: "I done shot a thousand cops on my block with a glock / and if that glock get hot, gangsta you gon' get got!"
- Binge Montage: Lonny and Eddy do a lot of drugs in "Lonny Goes Big Time," including cocaine, marijuana, and human souls.
- Butt Monkey: GARRETT.
- Call Back: Dog Moon reappears for a second in "Lonny Throws a Bachelor Party."
- Catch Phrase
- "You're really pretty, you know that?"
- "Oh no!"
- Crazy-Prepared: Yet again, Lonny's alternate personality Chet in episode 1. "We'll inject the body with some embalming fluid and then toss it in a grave that I started digging early last week."
- Comedic Sociopathy
- Confession Cam: "Next Time, After That Time."
- Deconstructive Parody
- Disposing of a Body: "We have to bury the body... there's a landfill not too far outside of town. We'll inject the body with some embalming fluid and then toss it in a grave that I started digging early last week."
- Fantastic Drug: Played with, since the episode had already shown cocaine and marijuana use before Lonny and Eddy huff human souls.
- Foreshadowing: Lonny talks about his friend coming from his hometown, says "Chippewa Falls, my hometown, what, represent!" and flashes a gang sign. One episode later...
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: The credits to Lonny change each episode, and include "Fluffer Consultant" James Cameron, "Police Supervisor" Rodney King, and a "Special Thanks" to Carlos Estevez.
- Also, Dog Moon in "Lonny Throws a Bachelor Party."
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher of BriTANick make appearances, and you might know Alex Anfanger (Lonny) from a few of BriTANick's sketches.
- More Dakka: "My gun go off, nukka!"
- N-Word Privileges: Hilariously played straight. Gangsta Lonny is the "token" white gang banger in his crew, but he can only call his boys "nukkas."
- Negative Continuity: A major source of the show's humor.
- Oh hey look, Garrett's alive again.
- Humanity was a Slave Race for a while, but everything's cool now.
- Apparently, multiple homicides caught on camera just don't have the same legal ramifications in Lonny's world as they do in ours.
- Lonny's old friend Chet returns in "Lonny Throws a Bachelor Party," and everyone sees and interacts with him. Odd behavior for a schizophrenic hallucination, isn't it? Yes, yes it is.
- On the Next: Well, yeah. Also, "Next Time, After That Time."
- Please Wake Up: "Oh you're okay you're okay... you're alive you're alive... don't you die on me!"
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: "Yo Nukka! you talkin' shit about my dry pussy?
- Reckless Gun Usage: And how. In episode 6 (and its associated music video and deleted scenes), Lonny does the following:
- Refuge in Audacity: Justified, because with a few less murders and psychotic breaks Lonny would fit well between True Life and The Real World.
- Rule of Funny: Pretty much the only reason the show makes any sense.
- Start of Darkness: The producer of Lonny's record chastised him for his gangbanging lifestyle. He later commits an act of gangbanging himself after Lonny claims that he alone created the record.
- Shout-Out: And how.
- Episode 1: Fight Club the alternate, insane personality and Goodfellas (the "shoot the still-living person in the trunk" scene).
- Episode 2: Independence Day
- Episode 3: Goodfellas as evidenced by Lonny's impersonation of Henry Hill.
- Episode 5: Indiana Jones
- Show Within a Show: Lonny itself.
- Temporal Paradox: Lonny meets himself from the future. And then himself from further in the future. And then himself from even further in the future. It gets worse from there.
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer
Eddy: You ever... uh... huffed a human soul?
- Theme Tune Cameo: Played on Guitar by Lonny #2 in Episode 4.
- They Killed Garrett: "Oh no!"
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist
- Your Makeup Is Running: Lonny's girlfriend in Episode 3.