Tim Robinson is clearly probably the most thrilling voices working in sketch comedy/defective coffin pictures immediately. Earlier than the zeitgeist-dominating success of I Suppose You Ought to Go away, Robinson starred in Detroiters. Earlier than that, he was on only one season of Saturday Evening Reside. And earlier than that, he was on… an unaired sitcom about Groupon?
Robinson co-starred in Good friend Me, the misplaced 2012 CBS present starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse, about two buddies who go away Bloomington, Indiana, for Los Angeles to begin “thrilling new lives” working for Groupon, presumably as a result of Ask Jeeves wasn’t hiring that week. The collection’ creation was a significant information story on the time, primarily due to its complicated premise — in any case, Groupon is predicated out of Chicago, and the time period “Good friend Me” is usually related to Fb.
Whereas all of this appeared like a unadorned promotional tactic, Groupon claimed that the corporate had “no involvement within the pilot.” However Groupon by no means really bought an opportunity to capitalize on any of this candy free promoting as a result of the present was shelved after its co-creator Alan Kirschenbaum tragically dedicated suicide that very same 12 months.
For a very long time, it appeared as if Good friend Me had been misplaced without end, like tears within the rain or curiosity within the profession of Rob Schneider, however just lately, Good friend Me, together with a number of different orphaned pilots, was randomly uploaded to the web. And now we are able to definitively say that it’s… not nice! Weirdly, on this edit of the pilot, Mintz-Plasse’s character brags that he’s scored a job at Google, not Groupon — so possibly they shot a number of variations in case Groupon went belly-up earlier than the present was set to air? In any case, Robinson’s position is especially relegated to the background, as one of many pals who stays behind in Indiana however nonetheless retains in contact through webcam.