I got a package last week that has really helped cure the summer boredom blues for my family…
I was sent this ROKU so that we could access the BYUtv channel and all of the existing episodes of Studio C!
“What is Studio C?” you may ask.
I actually had no idea until about a month ago when we were in Utah for my niece’s wedding. We were staying at my sister’s house and came home one night, to find her whole family (kids ranging from ages 3-15) gathered around the TV where they had plugged in a laptop so they could play Studio C sketches from YouTube for everyone to see. My kids were hooked with in minutes. Imagine how thrilled they were when I got the email from BYUtv a couple of weeks later.
When I was in high school, I remember every Sunday at church the young men in my congregation would quote and re-quote the Saturday Night Live sketches from the night before. Some of them sounded really funny. Many hardly seemed appropriate to be brought up during Sunday School.
Studio C takes its cues from Saturday Night Live–a series of unrelated comedy sketches about all kinds of random topics. The big difference is that none of the material in Studio C is suggestive or inappropriate for kids. Although it isn’t necessarily targeted at children. The comedy is sophisticated enough to entertain adults but funny enough to entertain children, making it a perfect family entertainment event.
I won’t say I loved every single sketch. Some seemed a little too silly to me (but my kids usually still liked those ones), but there are some real winners. My favorites are the Captain Literally sketches. Whenever someone misuses the term “literally”, Captain Literally sweeps in to literalize their reality and restore balance to the situation. For example, to the guy who says he is literally glued to his seat watching the movie, Captain Literally–dressed in a superhero costume–enters the room and glues his bum to the couch. I know all of my English major friends and relatives will love those!
I also think the episodes have gotten stronger over the two seasons. I think when we showed the first episode to BSB, he wasn’t totally sold on the show. I came home from running errands the other day, and he had been watching most of the rest of the episodes. He is now an addict.
And there is even more good news!!! I get to give away a ROKU to one of my readers so you can enjoy all of this good, clean fun, yourself! Briefly, I’ll tell you about the ROKU, since I was kind of clueless before this. It is a tiny box that connects to your tv and to your wifi. You can stream Netflix and lots of other services through it. What’s great is that there are a lot of free channels that you can download, like BYUtv, and PBS. You go straight to those channels to watch their content on-demand. It is a great option for our family, since we don’t subscribe to cable. I love choosing specifically which channels we want in our home. And now that we’ve pretty much seen all of Studio C, I’m excited to explore some of the other shows at BYUtv like the drama, Granite Flats.
So go on, enter below! And let me know if your family has as much fun with Studio C as mine has had!
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