Mark Twain is coming to your office every Wednesday

We were worried it was just going to be a one-off sketch, but [email protected] isn’t going anywhere.


Gaby Dunn

Internet Culture

Published Sep 27, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 5:30 am CDT

Looks like the people behind the webseries [email protected] are going to put up new videos every Wednesday. We were worried it was just going to be a one-off sketch, but Twain isn’t going anywhere.

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This is the fourth installment of the series. It features Mr. Twain trying to flirt with his coworker and failing.

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L.A. comedy performer Bryce Wissel’s portrayal of the legendary author is so funny and spot-on, I have a hard time believing there isn’t a real office somewhere with an annoying Twain running around.

In the series, from Mandatory Productions, Twain works in a social media office in the modern day, but still maintains his outlook, personality and knowledge from 1800s. In fact, in the show’s third episode, he tries to apologize to a black coworker for using the N-word 219 times in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Hopefully, the Mark Twain videos keep coming every Wednesday. They keep getting better and better, like a bite of sweet molasses on a hot summer’s day, as Twain might say.

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*First Published: Sep 27, 2013, 11:42 am CDT