Blahbalicious

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Blahbalicious
Blahbalicious.gif
A mayor makes a speech in Blahbalicious.
Game(s) Quake
Genre(s) Comedy
Running time 8 minutes, 21 seconds
Created by Mackey 'Avatar' McCandlish
Brian 'Wendigo' Hess
LordTrans
Release(s) 1997
Format(s) Quake demo recording

Blahbalicious is a machinima film made using the Quake game engine. It was recorded by Mackey 'Avatar' McCandlish and Brian 'Wendigo' Hess and released at 11pm ET on Monday 8 December 1997. The film's unconventional style, Monty Python-esque humour, and extensive use of new models and maps earned it an amount of attention unprecedented in the Quake movie community at the time. At the inaugural Quake Movie Awards, organised by the Quake Movie Library, it won seven awards, plus an Honorary Oscar to recognise director Wendigo's contribution to the Quake movie community, indicating how it was at the peak of the movement at the time.

There is no real plot to speak of, the film instead depicting a series of loosely-linked sketches, nearly all of which involve a large rotund figure originally created for other purposes by the authors. The character is used to represent many different people in the film, all of which say little other than 'blah blah blah' (hence the title). The concept was designed to be, in the words of Wendigo, "these two fat guys would be watching TV And flipping through channels".[1]

Sketches[edit]

Blahbalicious
Editing Avatar
Camera Avatar
Voices
Billy & Bubba Wendigo
0 For 2 On Tuesday Afternoon
Editing Wendigo
Actor Control
FBI Agent LordTrans
Jumper Avatar
Camera Wendigo
Voices
FBI Agent Avatar
Big Blahs Avatar
Background Blahs Wendigo
Woah LordTrans
Bad Day For Jim
Editing Avatar
Camera Avatar
Voices
Jim Avatar
Randall Serves The Afternoon Shift Without Incident
Editing Avatar
Actor Control
Left Guard Avatar
Right Guard LordTrans
Camera Avatar
Voices
Falling Blah Avatar
Mel Gibson Would Be Proud
Editing Avatar
Actor Control
Scottsmen LordTrans
Knights Wendigo
Camera Avatar
Voices
Freedom Avatar, Wendigo & LordTrans
Battle Cry Avatar, Wendigo & LordTrans
The End Of A Successful Campaign
Editing Avatar
Camera Avatar
Voices
SoTrue Avatar
WhatHell Wendigo
GetIt? Avatar
You Put Your Right Foot In
Editing Wendigo
Camera Wendigo
A Suitable Alternative To Polishing Squad Cars
Editing Wendigo
Actor Control
Three FBI LordTrans
One FBI Avatar
Camera Wendigo
Voices
FBI1 Avatar
FBI2 Wendigo

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