Writing good sketch comedy is hard, and even harder to sell to a streaming audience who'd rather flip on reruns of The Office than try out something new and potentially risky. But even with a scant push from Netflix to make I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson the Next Hot Comedy, the sketch series has found its audience, with some help from organic endorsements on Twitter -- but mostly because it's funny as fuck. (It also helps that every episode is less than 15 minutes long.)
Without question, ITYSL is Netflix's most successful sketch comedy series to date, and it gives both up-and-coming talent (Patti Harrison, Conner O'Malley, Kate Berlant, Brandon Wardell, Sam Richardson, etc.) and recognizable faces (Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong, Fred Willard, Andy Samberg, Steven Yeun, Tim Heidecker, etc.) a platform to flex their most deranged comedic muscles. It follows, then, that the Thrillist Entertainment crew couldn't stop cracking I Think You Should Leave bits to each other, so we mined our favorite sketches from the series for the selfish purpose of content creation, which, given the number of relatably cynical office drone moments from the show, we think is appropriate. And because there's nothing worse than having a joke explained to you, we tried letting the weirdos and absurd scenarios speak for themselves.