Streaming site SnagFilms has commissioned a new original series from Sundance Productions, “Scammers,” a short-form comedy web series by Barry Marder, creator of the character Ted L. Nancy.
Marder is the author of the “Letters from a Nut” book series featuring the character of Ted; he was also one of the co-writers of “Bee Movie” with Jerry Seinfeld; and he appeared in the pilot episode of Seinfeld’s web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” (above).
Here’s the series’ official synopsis:
How often do you get unsolicited emails, promising millions of dollars for doing nothing more than providing “[y]our bank account information, and the money will be deposited next day”? Most people ignore these emails knowing they are scams, but Ted L. Nancy wanted to know what would happen if he engaged. After long strings of real, increasingly absurd exchanges, written in his clever, sharp wit full of hilarious non-sequiturs, Ted turns the table on these scammers.
Each four to six minute episode will be released on SnagFilms, and is a stand-alone story. It follows one complete email exchange between Ted and the scammer, usually ending with the scammer telling Ted to “never contact him again.”
The voice of Ted L. Nancy will be played by Marder himself.