This episode is dripping of it.
Yeah, the last two lines were totally self-indulgent. I judge whether a clip is working if it makes me laugh or not when I play the preview. This one seemed lacking until I added the last two lines. I'm not sure that helped anyone else find it funny, but it gave me a chuckle -- and as an artist, isn't that all that matters?
Speaking of The Three Stooges, the Farrelly brothers want to cast Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey in their film version. I think that's a great idea, but I think to make it really interesting, they should play it straight -- not as a comedy.
One more thing, a quick thanks to Scott Beale for featuring DI on Laughing Squid. Very nice.