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Web Video / Ken's Corner

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"Hi, I'm corner. And this is My Ken."
Ken, being himself, [1]

Ken's Corner was a web short series created for Camp Maranatha's middle school group, based around the concept of one Ken (played by Keenan McCurdy) running the camp's craft shop. Hilarity ensues.

The series ran for two years. Each one released once per day at the camp. You can view the first four here and the next four Here.

Ken's Corner provides examples of:

  • Adorkable One of Ken's defining features is his silly laughter and upbeat attitude
    • at one point in episode four he takes goggles and declares them to be a second set of eyes in case you need new ones.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny! In episode 4 of the first season Ken, while trying to explain what tools to use he hears a plane and stops the entire video because he needs to stare at it. Although he tends to get sidetracked in general.
  • Costume Evolution When Ken has a Cross over with the sequel series, his outfit has changed to a darker gray coat and a green undershirt along with some pins stuck in his sleeves.
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  • Character Development At the start he has low self esteem and seems incapable of crafting anything. By his aformentioned cross over he seems to gets out of the shop, makes friends. And implies that he even made his own suit.
  • Establishing Character Moment The page quote is the first line of the first episode. It only becomes more ridiculous from there
  • Earn Your Happy Ending After three episodes of failing and crying at the end of every episode season one ends with Ken succeeding at making fire.
    • The second season ends with Ken exhausted but convinced that he defeated his opponent.
      • On Ken's appearance on his sequel series he makes a friend in Rick.
  • Insistent Terminology It is a running gag for Ken to grab something. Not know what it is, and then come up with some odd use\find a new name for it
  • Idiot Hero Ken is not particularly smart. Even when it comes to making crafts.
  • Jumpcut Arguably the primary source of comedy.
  • Running Gag Several per episode.
    • As mentioned above. Ken will rename something/find a new use for something at least once per episode
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    • Ken will become frustrated and ocassionally start speaking in Angrish
    • Ken messes up the craft\Goal
    • The filming crew will berate or warn Ken of incoming danger. Which Ken will usually ignore.
  • Loser Protagonist Ken is a manchild who makes crafts and generally stays at a camp's craft shop. Is very weak. At one point mentions that he has few to no friends (Aside from Carl), and is not really very good at crafts.
  • Woobie Once per episode Ken will fail at whatever he is doing and become frustrated at himself. Often times leading the crew to mock him.


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