Written and Produced by Karen Sandler
Featuring: Linda Nalbandian, James McClelland, Nora leBarton, Susan Madden, Vincent Angelo, May Elmiger and Erin Renfree
Directed by: Frank Cassanova
2001- 14 minutes, The Studio Center
The psycho parody makes the best use of cheesy smoke, blue lights, and horror music I've ever seen. Basically a laugh riot for 14 minutes, Sweet Tooth follows an evening in the life of Trish, a Tupperware salesgirl who is on the verge of losing her job. Sandler does a good job of setting up this premise at the beginning and we soon find out why Trish seems to never make any sales. When Trish goes to Laura's house to host a Tupperware party (it's her last chance to make some great sales and keep her job) an odd assemblage of characters awaits her. One by One they go into the kitchen to order their Tupperware from Trish, but they never make it out again.
As though being a Tupperware salesgirl wasn't grim enough, Trish (played by the funny and talented Linda Nalbandian) injects just the right amount of irony and darkness into her hidden malady. Comic relief provided by, most notably, Erin Renfree as Barb and James McClelland and her cousin Vinnie, add so much to an already funny script.
This short is very funny just as it is. It also answers the age-old question; how can a Tupperware party go horribly, horribly wrong?