Steve Wants His Money Premiers Tonight

Dear fans who can read,

Tonight is a big night for fans of short-form comedy that stars members of bands. That’s because at either 22:55 or 23:55 this evening, our emotionally sophisticated new show Steve Wants His Money premiers on MTV in the UK. (The reason for the confusion about air time is simply a matter of this show being so red-hot to the touch that the folks at MTV are having a hard time handling it! They sent an intern out to buy metaphorical oven mitts, but he’s hasn’t come back yet! So everybody keeps dropping our show in unpredictable places!)

So here are the specifics on how Steve show will roll out: every Sunday night for the next seven weeks a new episode will premier on MTV (the main channel, guys). Throughout the ensuing six days, the new episode will repeat on the various MTV networks: MTV, MTV2, Base, Hits, Dance and MTVR. We think the show is going to appear in programming guides, but it may appear as “We Are Scientists present… Steve Wants His Money” or simply “Lil MTV”, which is the umbrella name for MTV’s big foray into funny short programming.*

As we get more accurate info, we’ll feed it to this website and to Twitter and to the print version of Time Magazine. That includes details on when Steve show will be viewable outside the U.K. (shouldn’t be too long…). Anyway, take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section of this very goddamn post!

* Other shows that MTV has commissioned for Lil MTV include Snuffed Out Too Soon, a show about people, mostly homeless people, mostly kids, who were killed on camera in snuff films; and Nailed In The Caboose, a historical survey of famous men and women who at one time or another were sodomized. Snuffed Out Too Soon is hosted by Robbie Williams, and Nailed In The Caboose — we’ve heard — is being hosted by Jack White(!). Haven’t seen either, but they sound LOL.

20 responses on “Steve Wants His Money Premiers Tonight

  1. Carol

    dear brits, please be kind enough to pirate this show and make it available on this amazing illegal medias vehicle called internet. thank you.

  2. Joanne

    Oh man,that clip just isnt long enough,hell 5mins each wk isnt long enough.When are you guys gonna give us more webisodes????….Seriously you should make more of them,4 isnt enough!!!

  3. Joanne

    Really enjoyed that,am counting down the days till next weeks episode,please tell me Harrison Ford did’nt get hurt while filming “Steve Wants His Money”

  4. Neil

    Now coming back to SnapMail, perhaps the 5 letter limit could be increased with some form of loyalty point system, or…

  5. Emily

    I missed it last night but managed to find it on youtube today. I must say, I rather like it. Looking forward to part two.

  6. Kerstin

    it’s brilliant. still amazed how you come up with the weirdest stuff. lol. bedroom scene? niiiice.
    have I mentioned that I love your acting? you had me in stitches. “you said you were asleep, I believed you” hahaha

  7. Leah

    Am I the only one who thinks you should stick to making music (which is what you are very good at, oh yes)? This stuff just isnt very funny. Not at all actually. Maybe it isnt supposed to be funny? But what then… oh well, maybe it is beyond me. I say get that new album going. NOW.

  8. Harpo, the Villain

    Well, comedy is a subjective thing, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I’ve always been a fan over WAS’s music way more than their comedy, but then again…they’re musicians, after all. They’re not comedians. The little, true comedy they do have only been things produced for promotion, so you can’t really blame them for failing at humor. Fine, no need to like it AT ALL, I won’t blame you. But it’s not like they’re switching to COMEDY rather than rock n’ roll.

    Myself, I have always been amused by WAS, their banter, crazy sense of humor and their -REFUSAL TO TAKE THEMSELVES TOO SERIOUSLY-. I find it admirable for a band to not get all stuck-up and self-righteous, and using comedy is a fine way of doing so, in my personal opinion. I seriously admire that. And I like Steve Wants His Money! It did it’s job, and it did it well. Well, there’s only one episode, but I’ll follow the rest gladly.

    And don’t worry. They’re VERY busy recording the album as these comments are written. The comedy won’t take it’s toll on the music, so no worries! It’s gonna be great!

    ( yes, I suck for replying to Ula by mistake in the first place. Don’t lynch me! )

  9. Kerstin

    thanks Harpo for that comment. it makes perfect sense and you nailed it. I agree 200%. esp. about their “refusal to take themselves too seriously” (though I would go even further and delete “too”) ;o). I love that about them and a few, very few, other bands.

    I love their humor and am more than glad that we have a few other things to look forward too than the music. just think of the advent calendar last year. hilarious. it makes the WAS experience so much richer.

  10. Albert

    Hey – I stumbled on your website by mistake. I was looking in Bing for Antivirus software that I had already purchased when I found your site, I must say your page is really cool I just love the theme, its amazing!. I don’t have the time today to fully read your entire site but I bookmarked it and also will sign up for your RSS feed. I will be back around in a day or two. Thanks again for a awesome site.

  11. Luu

    Ooh dang i just typed a big comment and as soon as i hit post it come up blank! Please please tell me it worked properly? I dont want to write it again if i do not have to! Either the blog glitced out or i am an idiot, the latter doesnt surprise me lol.

  12. Jarod Chernow

    I read that he that he wanted do a Neighbours appearence! :O. Not sure how true this is, has anyone else heard it? There’s a bit of me that sort of wishes this is true lol.

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