In the age of on-demand programming, the casual fan has been able to evolve into that of a superfan. Entertainment-based content can now be watched, or listened to, in bulk at the click of a mouse, giving fans the chance to binge watch their way through the entire waste of a weekend. One superfan of the hit television show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, has taken fandom to a whole new level, as he’s used his incredible drumming talent to help add a rhythmic accompaniment to a scene between two of the main characters.
As seen in the video below, an accomplished drummer by the name of David Dockery lightens up the show’s darker comedic theme by spacing out all the words spoken in the scene and breaking them down into a patterned dialog. It almost makes the ridiculous banter between characters Mac and Charlie sound somewhat musically poetic.
The accompaniment could be considered a type of jazz style drumming, as it doesn't follow any consistent beat. The rhythm and pace that Dockery keeps is determined by the emphasis and speed of the dialog between the two characters, allowing them to set the pace while the drumming just stays right along with them.
The script in another hit Netflix show, The Get Down, also had a very smooth-flowing and poetic pace to it, but this takes things to a whole new level. Whoever said that watching too much television in life would be bad for you apparently never met Mr. Dockery. Well played sir.