I really like this video. It was created by the Swedish firm Traktor. It’s slapstick, while being really cool.
Obviously it’s been done with simple wire removal. But the effect is wild. There is a certain fascination with uncontrolled motion. It’s not unlike some moments in Ratatouille when Remy is manipulating Linquini. Even something as small as an eye twitch can add a little effect to a reaction shot. (personally, I think eye twitches have become overused.)
Being “spastic” has always had a certain use in comedy. Jerry Lewis did it. And then there is this great moment from Seinfeld.
If you can think of any other examples of characters, live or animated, who have body control problems, I’d love to hear them. Please put them in the comments.