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David A

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« Reply #160 on: 05-04-2005 17:06 »

It's from The Honeymooners.
winna

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« Reply #161 on: 05-04-2005 17:19 »

It is from the Honeymooners.... but the joke in question was almost certainly ripped straight from futurama.
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« Reply #162 on: 05-04-2005 17:33 »

I knew it was from The Honeymooners, but, like winna said, I was taking it as a rip from Futurama.
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« Reply #163 on: 05-04-2005 17:39 »

Both quotes are references to The Honeymooners, unless I'm very much mistaken. And I'm not speaking with any personal biases here, but Futurama did it better the first time.  smile

And it case nobody mentioned it:

"Almost... almost... almost... there!" "Well done."

That made my evening. That, and the Stephen Hawking thing on the Simpsons.
newhook_1

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« Reply #164 on: 05-04-2005 19:44 »
« Last Edit on: 05-04-2005 19:44 »

I'll just say this. I don't think the show has missed a beat. I actually think it has the improved storytelling of season 3 with the humor of seasons 1 and 2."Well done" indeed.

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starone

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« Reply #165 on: 05-05-2005 00:12 »

I watched it, didn't hate it.

I loved that jab at Fox with all the shows they canceled.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #166 on: 05-06-2005 19:33 »
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
You obviously have no idea how ratings actually work.

And please, Oh Wise One: How do ratings work?

 
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Originally posted by parasite?:
 I didn't think that it sucked. It did feel a little more rushed though. I think that was mostly because of the apearences of many minor characters; evil monkey, weatherman "its gonna rain!", etc.

The weatherman and the monkey were on for a total of 5 seconds.

 
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Originally posted by parasite?:
The only characters I wish they would have had was the squid and the coupon chicken.

There's still time for those characters, I think the Fox announcer said that the chicken was going to show up.

I really liked this episode, favorite parts: The beginning where Peter said that they were cancelled, the Pinnochio bit, the G.I. Joe bit, and all the Passion of the Christ parts, especially the one where Peter played Jesus.

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
I knew it was from The Honeymooners, but, like winna said, I was taking it as a rip from Futurama.

Futurama doesn't own the rights to the "rip", their probably not even the first show to make a Honeymooners reference.

 
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Originally posted by Krusty:
If this is anyone but Steve Allen, your stealing my bit!
newhook_1

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« Reply #167 on: 05-06-2005 23:26 »
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They don't take the ratings of everyone who watches TV. There is no way to possibly do that. They put boxes which keeps track of what is watched on selected televisions from various demographics(with permission of course), and use this selection to determine the overall popularity of TV shows. If 50 million people without boxes watch Futurama, and none with the boxes do watch it, the rating will not be 50 million. It'll be zero. The system doesn't really work that great, but it's the most feesible method at the moment. It works different in Canada, you keep a record yourself and send it in on a form they provide if you're selected. That's easy to fake, though(I was chosen to do this for a year last year).
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« Reply #168 on: 05-07-2005 03:07 »

Ah, you crazy Canadians. Always thinking up wacky ways to keep track of TV ratings...

Anyway, new episode information from TV Tome:

 
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4ACX02: Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High
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When Chris' favorite teacher wins the lottery and quits, Brian fills in as a substitute.

Sounds like it could go either way - Brian and Chris have the potential to play off eachother really well. Looking forward to it.  smile
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #169 on: 05-07-2005 15:29 »

I think the official story behind the rating system is bullshit. The sponsors wouldn't rely on such small scale polls and surveys. I think the government could easily be paid off to monitor all television sets and get more accurate ratings.
David A

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« Reply #170 on: 05-07-2005 16:15 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
It works different in Canada, you keep a record yourself and send it in on a form they provide if you're selected. That's easy to fake, though(I was chosen to do this for a year last year).

It's not just Canada.  I got to do it that way a few years ago.  I filled the form out honestly.

Asking people to fill out forms may not be as accurate, but even with those boxes there are buttons that you have to push to indicate how many people are watching, so you can cheat with those too.

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
I think the official story behind the rating system is bullshit. The sponsors wouldn't rely on such small scale polls and surveys. I think the government could easily be paid off to monitor all television sets and get more accurate ratings.

Yeah, but they can't tell what you're watching if you wear your tin foil hat.
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« Reply #171 on: 05-07-2005 18:18 »

New episode sounds like it could be good...
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #172 on: 05-07-2005 19:31 »

ShortRound: No, that's what they actually do.  People actually believe in the bullshit pseudomathematics of statistics that much.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #173 on: 05-08-2005 15:04 »

Sarcasm is hard to read.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #174 on: 05-09-2005 02:47 »

The new episode was OK, but not as good as last week's was.
And what the hell is up with Stewie? I thought no one except Brian could understand him. Yet he was
like he could actually understand him. (Which he did.)
For a guy just starting to watch Family Guy, it gets pretty confusing.
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« Reply #175 on: 05-09-2005 03:07 »

EVERYONE can understand Stewie. It just appears as if they don't at times because the family never takes him seriously - they just think his lines about world domination & such are cute baby talk and never actually listen to the words he's saying.

So, basically, everyone can hear and understand him, they just don't listen to him because he's a baby.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #176 on: 05-09-2005 03:58 »

Ah, now it makes sense. Thanks for the explanation Beamer.
Grim

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« Reply #177 on: 05-09-2005 07:10 »

I liked the different opening credits that was a cool idea, however the plot was a little weak. Still pretty good. An average episode
David A

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« Reply #178 on: 05-09-2005 10:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
EVERYONE can understand Stewie. It just appears as if they don't at times because the family never takes him seriously - they just think his lines about world domination & such are cute baby talk and never actually listen to the words he's saying.

So, basically, everyone can hear and understand him, they just don't listen to him because he's a baby.

Thank you.  I was beginning to think that I was the only one who actually got that.
Jicannon

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« Reply #179 on: 05-09-2005 10:30 »

I'm not convinced, you weirdo minorities. I think they can just understand him when necessary for jokes or dialogue
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« Reply #180 on: 05-09-2005 11:28 »

This week's episode did not disapoint. Not as good as the season premier, but good nonetheless...
Jicannon

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« Reply #181 on: 05-09-2005 11:55 »

I liked it better than the premier
Slackit02

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« Reply #182 on: 05-09-2005 12:02 »

This one was ok.  Loved the opening - and when Stewie did the robot.

Maybe I blanked out in this one - but where were the other characters?  Joe, and Cleavland I dont remember seeing, and Quag - he was only in the opening I thought. 
David A

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« Reply #183 on: 05-09-2005 16:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
I liked it better than the premier

Me too.  Last week's episode just seemed a bit off somehow.  This episode was more like the old Family Guy.
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« Reply #184 on: 05-09-2005 17:10 »

Okay, so I watched Family Guy last night to see how the new season was. It was good at the beginning, I loved Brian as the teacher, but at the end, it got alittle weak. And I hope people knew what was happening when the green goop was dropped on Peter. For an explanation, it's from a show You Can't Do That On TV where when someone said "I don't know" they were slimed. Peter said "I don't know" so he got slimed.
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« Reply #185 on: 05-09-2005 17:44 »

That sounds like a Ghostbusters reference to me.
David A

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« Reply #186 on: 05-09-2005 18:03 »

I used to think you were cool, Nurdy.   no no

He's right; it's from You Can't Do That on Television.
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« Reply #187 on: 05-09-2005 19:02 »

I thought the slime was from Double Dare.

Is that the name of the show?
David A

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« Reply #188 on: 05-09-2005 19:21 »

No, it's from You Can't Do That on Television.

Peter said, "I don't know."  Then he got slimed.  Then they showed Peter's face with "You Can't Do That on Television" written on it.

How much more obvious does it have to be?
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« Reply #189 on: 05-09-2005 19:39 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
I used to think you were cool, Nurdy.    no no

He's right; it's from You Can't Do That on Television.
Sorry for not watching rubbish American television. I liked the Ghostbusters movies.

David A

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« Reply #190 on: 05-09-2005 19:51 »

1. You Can't Do That on Television was not rubbish.  It's probably the best thing that was ever on Nickelodeon, and this was back when Nickelodeon didn't suck.

2. It wasn't American.  It was Canadian.
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« Reply #191 on: 05-09-2005 20:23 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
I used to think you were cool, Nurdy.     no no

He's right; it's from You Can't Do That on Television.
Sorry for not watching rubbish American television. I liked the Ghostbusters movies.



I'm just sorry that you don't watch futurama in that case.
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« Reply #192 on: 05-09-2005 21:56 »

I liked the new family guy ep i liked the robot dance and when Stewie pulled a blood vesel lets just say i liked the Stewie parts best.I liked this ep better than the premier.
Jicannon

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« Reply #193 on: 05-09-2005 22:11 »
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They even showed the face that said "You Can't Do That on Television" after the gag. You can't argue it wasn't

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eh, it seems as if David A already pointed that out. I guess I really should read everything before posting
David A

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« Reply #194 on: 05-09-2005 23:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
I guess I really should read everything before posting

Well, maybe not everything, but you should at least read my posts.  You can probably skip over other people's posts if you want to; they're often full of ignorance anyway.
Jicannon

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« Reply #195 on: 05-09-2005 23:38 »

Actually, that's exactly what I did, and it seemed as if you were still arguing with someone who didn't believe the gag was a reference to You Can't Do That on Television, so I made my post  tongue
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« Reply #196 on: 05-11-2005 21:21 »

Just saw North by North Quahog. I thought it was lacking a little, story-wise, but made up for it by having some great jokes. Maybe not as funny as, say, Da Boom or To Love & Die in Dixie, but still, a nice way to start the season, even if it was all over the place. Hopefully the rest of Season 4's episodes will have better story structure...

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« Reply #197 on: 05-11-2005 22:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Sorry for not watching rubbish American television.

 
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Originally posted by David A:
2. It wasn't American.  It was Canadian.

Yeah. Don't force us to send Alanis around to your house to beat you up, Nurd.



She'd do it. It's not like she's got anything better to do these days.

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« Reply #198 on: 05-12-2005 01:48 »

I'll lock the door then.
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« Reply #199 on: 05-12-2005 02:59 »
« Last Edit on: 05-12-2005 02:59 »

I have discovered why people like Family Guy as much as they do.

They're all drunk.   That show is eight times funnier drunk than it is sober.

Goooooo last night of college!  Fuck yeah!

EDit: it works for Birdman too.
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