Over ten years after going off the air, MTV’s sock puppet duo Sifl and Olly are making a comeback.
The cult comedy show is being revived as a webseries called Sifl & Olly Game Reviews that will air on the Machinima YouTube channel. The series will find the sock puppets reviewing video games; however, none of the games reviewed actually exist. A promo video for the upcoming series hit YouTube earlier today announcing that eight episodes of the series will be coming soon, with the first episode hitting the web on Sunday Sept 9.
Sifl and Olly began as a series of audio recordings made by childhood friends Liam Lynch and Matt Crocco, which Lynch later turned into a video greeting card for Crocco by acting out the audio with sock puppets. MTV UK commissioned a series of short station IDs with the puppets, eventually leading MTV in the US to pick up the show as a series.
After the series was cancelled, Lynch went on to release the hit single, “United States of Whatever,” which is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the shortest single to top the UK charts. He also directed Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic and music videos for Foo Fighters and “Weird Al” Yankovic. Crocco played with James Childs’ band Black on Sunshine and is a producer for several reality TV shows.