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The Pity Card (2006)

Is the best place for a first date really the Holocaust Museum?

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Bob Odenkirk
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Cast

Credited cast:
Simon Helberg ... Simon
Derek Waters ... Derek
Ange Billman ... Tracy
Lara Everly ... Jenny
Zach Galifianakis ... Zach
Bill Hader ... Eric
Ashley Johnson ... Gretel
Jocelyn Towne ... Madeleine the Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Mysko Joseph Mysko ... Doorman
Emily Rutherfurd
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Is the best place for a first date really the Holocaust Museum?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2006 (USA) See more »

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The Derek & Simon Show See more »

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Spin-off Derek and Simon: The Show (2007) See more »

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18 May 2007 | by brent-blazekSee all my reviews

This is a fantastic example of deadpan humor. Although a pilot for a television show, it feels more like a short film. The concept is somewhat absurd. The main actor is Jewish, and comes to realize that if necessary, he has a "Pity Card", the Holocaust, to play whenever he is trying to get with a girl. Zach Galifianakis' role is the best part.

The only way I know of seeing The Pity Card is on Wholphin II. Wholphin is a quarterly publication of short films which would otherwise be unavailable. It is published by McSweeney's and distributed through Publisher's Group West. You're more likely to find it in bookstores, than movie stores.


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