Important Things with Demetri Martin

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Wednesday 10:30 PM Feb 25, 2009 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

The Important Thing discussed in this episode is the Important Thing of Brains.

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  • Brain Power

    This episode did not started out as good as i would like but it got funnier on the run. I am alredy sounding like a broken record but, this show is not at Demetri's Level yet. However i think this episode was very funny as always... This week topic was brains and the truth is that it does not really matter if he approached it correctly, what does matter is that the approach is funny, and it was.

    I am still waiting for some development in the show, because i still think the show can get better than this.

    And by the way some of the sketches got better, but the stand up parts of this episode were not as good as they usually are.moreless
  • The importance of "brains".

    Admit it, you did notice that Saturn was left out.

    This show was great yet again, but we are starting to see that coming up with a new topic every week might turn out to be a strenuous task as labeling a lot of this stuff as relating to brains would not be entirely accurate. There were some good jokes though, especially about Siamese twins being able to write a biography and an autobiography at the same time and the opening sketch with Eric meeting Galileo, Benjamin Franklin and Shakespeare but for them to turn out being horny, old men. Some of the other cutaway gags were dumb, but the stand-up was top-notch again.moreless
Michael Koman

Michael Koman

Scientist 1

Guest Star

Eric Sturberger

Eric Sturberger


Guest Star

Kim Shaw

Kim Shaw

T.G.I.F. Waitress

Guest Star

H. Jon Benjamin

H. Jon Benjamin

Benjamin Franklin / New Dad 2

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In his note about the mnemonic device for remembering the planets, Demetri did not include the planet Saturn.
      And about 40 seconds later, he reveals that he did this intentionally to "test his viewers" to see if their brains were working.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (showing show mnemonics)
      Demetri: You want to remember the order of the alphabet? It's pretty long, but this can help. A sentence, a simple sentence: "Alway Beware of Cats Darting Erratically Forward Going Halfway Into Jungles, Kathy, Lest Mopey Neighbors Open Poorly Quilted Radioactive Sunlamps To Ultra-Violet Waves or X-rays, Yo Zack!"

    • Demetri: Siamese twins are interesting because they're the only people that can write a biography and an autobiography at the same time.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Sketch: The Prince and the Pauper: Five Years Later

      This sketch is a parody of the classic novel by Mark Twain, The Prince and the Pauper.

    • T.G.I.F.:

      The restaurant featured in the "Dinner with Heroes" sketch is called T.G.I.F. This is a parody of the real-life restaurant T.G.I. Friday's.