Who needs a produced pilot when your YouTube videos can become TV shows themselves?
It really is. If you've never seen the original documentary, you're totally not going to get it, but if you have, and particularly if you're one of the crazies like myself (and Drew Barrymore, clearly) who has seen it a million times and does your own Little Edie dances on a daily basis, you're going to love it. It was like watching a really well done, high budget version of a YouTube fan tribute to the original. Everything the fans will want to see is pretty much in here, and it's all hilarious -- Little Edie's legendary "best costume for the day" monologue, all the raccoons, the "Tea for Two" scene, even Big Edie's famous boiled corn was included! There were some minor diversions, but one of them was for the better: the "that cat's going to the bathroom behind your portrait, Edie" line was said by Jackie fricking O (played marvelously by the lovely Jeanne Tripplehorn) instead of one of the filmmakers, as it was in the original. That, my friends, is a fabulous upgrade. I died.