Nathan for You's second season finale aired last night, and the above commercial is the end product of Fielder's mission to rebrand one toy company's product by associating it with a child's first step into adulthood: "Doink-It: The Only Proof You're Not a Baby." Click through for some other clips from the finale, including Fielder's attempts to get returning guest Simon the breast-loving security guard his very own reality show.
Nathan for You's favorite Bill Gates impersonator made an appearance during last night's episode, and Comedy Central just posted the above deleted scene in which Fielder asks him to describe the transition between DOS and later operating systems like Windows 95 and XP. True to his role, the Gates impersonator is very professional with his response and gives Fielder a rambling answer about blogs and adjustable screen size.
Popularized by The Office in the early 2000s, the “mockumentary” format has become the common TV style choice to tell loose, location-based, low-concept, character-driven comedies. However, aside from the interview cutaways and the cheeky Jim Halpert camera looks, shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation never truly embrace the idea that their presentation format is documentary or that their characters are anything but fictional.
Nathan For You, created, written, and directed by Nathan Fielder and now in its second season, is much more dedicated to being a true parody of the documentary/reality form both visually and thematically. Set up like a workplace improvement show in the vein [...]
"[Reiki]'s like a massage, but you don't touch the person … It's strange. My idea was after the person would remove the energy from people, she could charge people a fee to dispose of it. Maybe she could convince them it was bad for the environment. She did it. She was able to put the energy into a yogurt container. The thing did work, but it was just difficult to convey on tape."
- Nathan Fielder describes a very bizarre-sounding Reiki-themed Nathan for You bit that didn't make the final cut in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
Here's a clip from last night's Nathan for You that's pretty fantastic if you like the idea of Fielder hiring a focus group to turn him into a hip, stylish, v-neck-wearing TV host then testing his new personality on last year's no-nonsense private investigator Brian Wolfe. Click through for the second clip.