A GROUP of actors filmed a spoof cleaning soap opera in an Ikea retailer for an entire yr – and no person even seen.
Aptly named IKEA Heights, the cheeky parody starred The Workplace and Veep actor Randall Park and was filmed out of a retailer in California, USA.
The ingenious venture was dreamed by Dave Seger and Paul Bartunek, who have been each desirous to movie a spoof cleaning soap opera again in 2009 however wanted a set to movie it in.
And that is precisely what they performed – for a complete yr – at their native IKEA retailer in Burbank as customers went about their each day enterprise within the background.
The seven-part collection – which brimmed with tacky plot strains like a ridiculous romance, unrelenting drama, an amnesia affected person and homicide – aired on Channel101 with all seven episodes lasting not more than 5 minutes every.
In a single episode, Park – who performs a down-trodden workplace clerk referred to as James – wakes up in a mattress and acts his scene out whereas an $199 price ticket hoovers close to his head.
In one other scene, a personality named Tom tries to clarify to his pleading spouse why the water of their faux kitchen wasn’t operating as purchasing watched on puzzled.
And in one other, James receives a thriller cellphone name suggesting his spouse was having an affair and waves by means of clients to chase her and her lover down.
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As for IKEA, they weren’t too completely happy concerning the collection being filmed however have been mentioned to not be mad about it.
IKEA spokesperson Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick informed MacLeans: “We see the humour in it and we strategy our personal advertising and marketing with the same tongue-in-cheek humour.
“However unauthorized filming in our shops isn’t a superb factor. There’s correct channels that individuals who wish to movie in our shops can undergo.”
The hilarious internet collection was written by Dave Seger, Spencer Strauss, Paul Bartunek, and Rick and Morty creator Tom Kauffman.
It stars Randall Park, Whitney Avalon, Matt Braunger, Tom Kauffman, Jess Lane, Wade Randolph, Abed Gheith, Delbert Dean Shoopman, and Dean Pelton.
The present – which was rated 7.9 stars on IMDB – is obtainable on YouTube, Netflix, and Vimeo and will be binged in a brief 35-minute sitting.
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