Mr. Show, “How High The Mountain (Ronnie’s Song)”

This is a scene from the Mr. Show spin-off movie, Run Ronnie Run, in which Mandy Patinkin plays the titular Ronnie in a musical based on his life as a repeat-offender on Cops. (helluva sentence, that one)

Not entirely apropos for juxtaposing with what’s going on around America, but the phrase “y’all are brutalizing me” has acted as a mental ward, reminding me that there is an intersection between comedy and conflict. One can shine a light into the morass of the other, clarifying exactly who has the power by pointing out who looks the most ridiculous wielding it.

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