You don’t often see the words “poignant” and “Pauly Shore” together, unless you own a particularly weird dictionary. But there is something rather heartrending about a Shore-starring sketch called “The Morning After,” which has appeared on funnyordie.com (and which you can watch after the jump).
True, the set-up at first seems constructed for out-and-out yucks as Shore escorts his one-night-stand into an elevator, which then gets stuck. And there are a few, chuckle-worthy lines: “Elevator, hurry up, Mr. Biosphere‘s got to get to his appointment!” “Um, it was… it was… Biodome.” But then the sketch evolves into a melancholic meditation on the meaning of love as Shore explains that he tries to, “accumulate as many little pieces of love as I can: Seeing a little baby smile, seeing two strangers be nice to each other, getting to hang with a pretty girl. But down deep, inside I’m scared that the pieces aren’t going to last…” And so on.
Alright, so it’s not exactly Shakespeare. It’s not even Shakespeare in Love. But it’s a long, long way from Biosphere.
Anyway, take a look after the jump, and tell us what you think.