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Comedy Scams Swindles Schemes Web Series

We’re selling a show to Netflix!—Scams, Swindles, and Schemes

Over 40 and need a retirement plan? Southern New Hampshire University encourages you to rack up student loans in exchange for dream jobs that probably won’t come anyway. We also debate using paid time off (PTO) or working make-up hours. Finally, dream of selling a show to Netflix? Well, we know just the people you should avoid! Tweet us your thoughts, reply to our polls—and let us know what your first pet’s name was in the city you grew up in!

Southern New Hampshire University schills sketchy M.F.A. program

While researching a potential scam, Devin made the unfortunate choice to provide contact information. This naturally backfired, but we want to take a closer look at the promises that higher education institutions make about why you should continue to be crushed by student loan debt.

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Question: Is your dream job worth never having any financial stability for the rest of your life?

Paid time off (PTO) vs. make-up hours

We uncovered yet another way that your boss might scam you out of your free time or compensation that equates to a living wage! Devin got vaccinated (yay!) but had to take time off work to get it (boo!), and had to split that time off between paid time off (PTO) and coming in on his day off to work four hours. Why couldn’t he take the whole day off? How else is he supposed to take a vacation someday?

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Question: Why don’t more jobs provide unlimited PTO?

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Netflix Pitch Deal?

We’ve all had great ideas for TV shows and thought the only thing that keeps them from getting made is our ability to get a foot in the door. What if somebody promised a foot in the door? Well, maybe not a foot in the door, but directions to the door? Or maybe they were directions to A door, but who knows what’s on the other side? We look at a “service” that’s willing to take hundreds of dollars to help you craft a pitch packet but at the end of the day, is it worth it?

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Question: Would you pay $400 for a phone call if it would help your career?

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Comedy Scams Swindles Schemes Web Series

Meghan McCain’s hairstylist hates her—Scams, Swindles, and Schemes

Scamageddon continues! In our second episode, we’re wading into politics (sort of). One of the greatest scams of all time! Tweet us your thoughts, comment on the video—but make sure to leave your mother’s maiden name and email password, as always.

Sarah Palin schilling the American Prosperity Summit

Not only did we find a video of Sarah Palin promoting the American Prosperity Summit, we found a guy willing to criticize it while promising his financial advice was the way to go. Which of these is the bigger scam? Or are they a swindle or a scheme? What would you do if you discovered a way to make six figures a month with eight minutes of work?

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Sarah Palin knows how Americans can make 6-figures working only 8 minutes a month!

Question: What would you do if you discovered a way to earn 6 figures by only working 8 minutes a month?

Jumping the COVID-19 vaccine line

Onicia discovered a way to jump the COVID-19 vaccine line. We know the vaccine isn’t a scam, but maybe there’s a way to scam better health out of the system?

Question: Have you ever dipped on a medical bill?

Attempt to extort money from Onicia by sharing this clip of her admitting to fraud.

Meghan McCain’s hairdresser is a Black woman and a troll

Meghan McCain is a staunch defender of the racist who insulted her dad for being a POW, but whoever is in charge of her hairstyles is clearly part of the resistance. We took a closer look at some of those looks and what they mean. Is Meghan McCain’s hairdresser scamming her the way Meghan McCain scams the women who listen to her?

Megan McCain’s hairstylist is a Black woman who has mastered the art of trolling. We stan.

Question: Do you think Megan McCain’s hairdresser is trolling or does Megan just lack swag?

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Are Mistresses and The Bachelor a Scam?? — Scams, Swindles, and Schemes

Yay, Scamageddon is here! Our first episode is a hot 15 minutes. We’ll do our best to stay out of any legal hot waters. Tweet us your thoughts, feedback, and —most importantly—your social security number and birth date.

AP Style Guide rebranding “mistress” 

So, it seems AP Style Guide is being messy by rebranding the term “mistress” to something more family-friendly. What say you, friends? Is this a scam, swindle, or scheme?

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Question: What would you rebrand “Mistress” to? Friend? Companion? Consort? Courtesan?

‘The Bachelor’ sucks at matchmaking

ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ is in it’s 25th season. That’s right, humans born the year it premiered are old enough to drink. Even weirder, many of them have already found true love. Unfortunately, of the 25 relationships launched on reality television, only 15 resulted in a proposal and only two couples are still together.

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Question: Who do you believe joined ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ for clout? We wanna know who you think is/was scammin’!

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Scammin’ ain’t easy [VIDEO]

As you know, I say “funny” things to pay the bills. Sometimes those things get me in trouble. Regardless, I do it anyway!

‘Scams, Swindles, and Schemes’ might attract a libel lawsuit, but Devin Whitlock (@devinagonistes) and I (@OniciaMuller) are young(ish) and dumb, and ready to dive head-first into this adventure. 

‘Scams, Swindles, and Schemes’ premiers Friday, June 18, 2021. Peep the trailers below.

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Comedy Scams Swindles Schemes Web Series

Scams, Swindles, and Schemes — a web show starring Devin Whitlock and Onicia Muller

‘Scams, Swindles, and Schemes’ is a friendship web show thingy where we look at internet culture stuff, everyday problems, and ideas that may be more pervasive than you thought. Then we determine if something is a Scam, a Swindle, or a Scheme!

Devin Whitlock

@devinagonistes

Devin Whitlock writes about gay comic books on the Internet, but also pop culture as a whole. He enjoys exposing scams, especially the one about the point of life being to hoard wealth. He runs the Chicago Public Library’s Comics Book Club, and his writing has appeared in GeeksOUT, Comicosity, and MEL Magazine. Read his blog on Medium.

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Stories Web Series

Pre-Existing — a web series by David Audino

Life happens while you’re waiting

A 17-episode web series anthology featuring stories that all take place in one waiting room. A Hidden In Plain Sight Productions.

Executive Producer: David Audino
Producers: Lissette Hall, Maria Konopken, and Sara Savusa.
Written by: David Audino, Dana Quercioli, Sophia Rafiqi, Robel Arega, Asia Martin, Damian White, Yazmin Ramos, Katie Novotny, Onicia Muller, Neftali Morales, Catharine Savage, Jess DeBacco, Julie Marchiano, and Maureen Monahan.

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www.preexistingwebseries.com

Episode 9: Aluminum Coverage

A flyer promising a free Women’s health exam gets Soranyi (Sandy Lee) and Keera (Sonal Aggarwal) to come into the Doctor’s office. When Nurse Steve (Greg Callozzo) reveals what hoops they’ll have to jump through to get coverage, they’re not sure if it’s worth it anymore.

The episode was produced by Lissette Hall and Ashley Connell. Kyle Hendrix provided sound and Remigio Muller helped on set as a PA. David Audino was the DP and editor.

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Stories Web Series

Bathroom Confessionals — a web series by Onicia Muller

Bathroom Confesisonals is “Little Horribles” meets “Grace and Frankie”. Friendship is tested when two middle-aged women with questionable grooming habits rediscover their bodies, romance, and social values. They’ll learn that character is who they are in the dark; that place is their bathrooms.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Bathroom Confessionals explores rediscovering your body after 50 and how grooming habits reveal a lot about human character and life. Each episode opens and closes with a bathroom scene highlighting the episode’s themes.

ABOUT THE CHARACTERS

DANICA WILLIAMS (40) an educated professional who’s lived alone for so long that she’s developed curious habits. These often result in navigating tricky intimate situations.

CYNTHIA JOURDAN (47) comfortable in her skin, she’s a vegan, who’s passionate about saving the planet. Not always checking sources, she supports all the radical causes with great enthusiasm.

STEPHAN ELLIS (29) T-shirt, hoodie, and jeans. Too bro or not too bro? Ambiguous. Stephan’s clean-cut looks downplay/hide he’s radical ideologies. As Danica’s love interest, he re-introduces her to Chicago’s activist community.

RICK BROWNING (50) a “dry and to the point” type of guy. He’s been a landlord for several years and has lived through every type of tenant.

The Script

WGA West Registry
Confirmation for registration number: 1844311
Effective Date: 6/2/2016
Title: Bathroom Confessionals

If you enjoyed my web series, ‘Bathroom Confessionals,’ email me at HeyOnicia[at]OniciaMuller.com with feedback, collaboration requests, and ice cream donations.