Monsieur Pett by Oscar Grillo and Ted Rockley Monsieur Pett by Oscar Grillo and Ted Rockley

Monsieur Pett by Oscar Grillo and Ted Rockley

Monsieur Pett, a short by Oscar Grillo & Ted Rockley for Klacto Animations in 2000, is an animated tragic comedy about a man with an unfortunate problem. The perfect way to start the week.

  • Was it just me, or did that get unfunny real fast? I could only make it up to the 5 minute mark before I had enough. I did enjoy the style though, and his face was very well animated.

    • Axl

      Yeah I didn’t even make it to the five minute mark without starting to scrub through. 15 minutes of the same build up to the same fart joke without any variation, ending was pretty cool though :) Cool style as well!

  • Rooniman

    Excellent short. I give it two thumbs up.

  • Betsie Beadling

    The Fart Joke virus is spreading around the
    world and we Americans are to Blame!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

    Fart Jokes are getting annoying!!!

  • Edward

    Tops in design. A level UPA might have reached had Hubley never left. Such glorious work wasted on a repetitive fart joke? Meh.

  • Even if fart jokes were inherently funny (and they haven’t been for a long time), the overly clipped and blown-out audio on this makes it very hard for me to keep watching.

  • Waaaaaaay too LONG. And for what? Fart jokes? I was about to turn it off but I had to give it a chance. I’m happy that I’m not the only one who feels this way. Thank goodness. There’s still hope for humanity. Even though I liked the designs, I found this to be one of the most annoying animated “short” ever.

  • Very nice designs!
    (I gave up at 11:00.)

  • Cameron Koller

    Dammit, people, the point isn’t that the guy’s farting. The point is that the guy’s unable to hold in his farts when he needs to, which I assure you is a perfectly common conundrum. Have you people never gone to the opera or the theater?

    I’ll admit the thing’s too long and falls apart at the end, but surely the readers here are smarter than this…

    • Axl

      Don’t pull that, you don’t have to be smart to see this guy farting and think it’s funny. Yes we can all relate to having to fart – everyone’s been there. But it’s not enough to build a whole 20 minute short film around in my opinion. It’s not like it went deep into how he dealt with it emotionally or anything like that (other than a sad face, a lift of the hat and a sad walk), it was just set-up after set-up to the same fart joke.

      I still liked the style and animation and it probably would’ve been much more easy to watch if it was in a smaller format, like 5-7 minutes.

    • Josef

      I think everyone gets the point after 2 and a half minutes.

  • David

    This is really long and repetitive. Nice designs.

    Somewhere in there may be a good three or four minute short . I started fast-forwarding at about that point and didn’t finish watching it.

  • Paul Penna

    I guess I’m the only one who liked this. It wasn’t just a collection of stereotypical fart jokes; the gorgeous design, the absurdity of the way his predicament and its results were depicted, and above all the utter whimsicality all served to defuse any gross-out factor. I kept waiting to see how they’d make the Le Pétomane connection; at first, I thought he was going to become Le Pétomane, but this was better. He was a little nebbish who managed, for an all-too-brief period, to surpass the acclaimed artiste at his own game, even if it was appreciated only by a collection of other outcasts.

  • Griminy

    I had been hoping for something closer to the story of Le Petomane, but I’ll settle for any good collection of fart gags.

  • I couldn’t hang in, either. No arc, variance or escalation in terms of the situation. Maybe could have filled 5 mins?