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« Reply #320 on: 12-27-2011 10:28 »

I smell spinoff...

The Futurama legos were damn awesome, too.
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« Reply #321 on: 12-28-2011 01:42 »

I smell spinoff...

The Futurama legos were damn awesome, too.

*Sniffs*
I can't, what does a spinoff smell like?
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« Reply #322 on: 12-28-2011 11:29 »

Kinda gamey...
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« Reply #323 on: 01-09-2012 22:16 »


laff
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« Reply #324 on: 01-10-2012 00:08 »

Hah! big grin
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« Reply #325 on: 04-16-2012 22:36 »


The new episodes are currently in production! Hurray
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« Reply #326 on: 04-17-2012 03:50 »

"I blue myself" and "Analrapist" are some of my favorite Tobias Funke lines.
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« Reply #327 on: 04-17-2012 09:13 »


The new episodes are currently in production! Hurray
I can't wait. I've actually been having mini AD marathons the past weekends big grin
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« Reply #328 on: 04-17-2012 12:56 »
« Last Edit on: 04-17-2012 22:04 »

Same! I recently showed the show to my Mom, and she's been loving it. God! Can the wait be any longer?

Edit: Today I have deided to help this show become more known. I am showing the pilot to 2 friends. Here goes...
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« Reply #329 on: 04-17-2012 23:24 »

I've actually never heard a case where someone was shown the first few episodes and didn't want to watch more. Maybe some here have different experiences, but every person I have told to watch it has become addicted, so to speak.
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« Reply #330 on: 04-17-2012 23:42 »
« Last Edit on: 04-17-2012 23:46 »

I tried to get my ex to watch the first season. I think he liked it but he would only watch it with me and when we'd watch it he would fall asleep. So I stopped bothering him because every time I asked him about watch it he would bitch at me about watching Battlestar Galatica. That was a battle I didn't want to fight so I just let it go. Clearly I should have broken up with him sooner.
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« Reply #331 on: 04-17-2012 23:46 »

Wait. Your a chick?! I thought you were a dude! D'oh!
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« Reply #332 on: 04-17-2012 23:47 »

Wait. Your a chick?! I thought you were a dude! D'oh!

Yeah well don't tell my penis.
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« Reply #333 on: 04-18-2012 00:10 »

Lemme correct myself: I've actually never heard a case where someone with awesome good taste was shown the first few episodes and didn't want to watch more.

I remember, I did show a few episodes (out or order) to my equally unawesome ex and I am pretty sure he never watched it again. Too busy not_watching_television_ever to watch it himself.

Lol, Battlestar Galactica. There's a show I tried several times to get into but couldn't, despite the genre.
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« Reply #334 on: 04-18-2012 00:48 »

My friend got bored of it a few episodes in. no no

*This is not the one of the ones I had watch it today
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« Reply #335 on: 04-18-2012 02:25 »
« Last Edit on: 04-18-2012 02:29 »

Honestly, I've found that Arrested Development is a hard show to get people into. The pilot episode is unfortunately not an excellent example of how funny the show can be. But the show is so story-based that you need to see the first episode to put anything that happens after in context, and the humor is so based on recurring jokes and gags, that showing some random episode doesn't really work either. So you really need to show them several episodes from the beginning of the series. But most of the people I know are one-and-done viewers...if they don't find anything to grab onto in the first episode they see of a show, they're extremely hesitant to watch any more. And then if you do make them watch more than one episode, and they still just aren't into it, you've kind of made an asshole of yourself.

Actually, this problem applies to a lot of good shows.
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« Reply #336 on: 04-18-2012 02:28 »

How can a show like this have such small popularity?

And yes, some of the running jokes on the show are obviously backed up by previous episodes, like George-Michael's Star Wars Video. laff
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« Reply #337 on: 04-18-2012 04:08 »

Yes, exactly Josh. I think I showed him "the pilot" followed by some of the ones I found most funny, including my all time favorite Pier Pressure. The correct way would be to do it all in a row I 100% agree but I didn't want him to leave the relationship thinking the show was boring.

I got Leia and her husband into early Big Bang by showing the Pilot and then skipping around to more Star Wars heavy episodes I think they'd enjoy. Now I think they catch it whenever it's on TV and they're flipping through the channels.
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« Reply #338 on: 04-18-2012 06:35 »

I remember I started watching random episodes when it was on the air and I was amused. But yes it is a show that you really need to see from the beginning to understand.
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« Reply #339 on: 04-18-2012 23:01 »

My brother (rich)' s room mate was hired as a PA for the show.  That somehow got Rich invited to Tony Hales recent birthday party.  Where I then received a text message of Hale holding his own birthday cake, and Richie saying "HE SAID HEY BROTHER TO ME."  Looking forward to getting more "behind the scenes" photos.
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« Reply #340 on: 04-18-2012 23:02 »

That lucky bastard! Get a seal to bite his hand off!
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« Reply #341 on: 04-19-2012 22:57 »

*Bump

This is from Tv.com:

NEWS THAT MADE ME BLUTH MYSELF
... As you already know, Arrested Development will be back next year courtesy of Netflix. Supposedly. I mean, they've been talking about it forever and it's a done deal. But still. Anyway, Netflix today said it will release all 10 episodes of the new season at the same time. So this time around, if you watch them out of order it will be your fault, not Fox's.
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« Reply #342 on: 04-19-2012 23:07 »

Hm. So Netflix are trying to become a TV studio in their own right now? That's interesting. It might be a ray of light for other cancelled shows with huge followings in the future.

It's just sad that it came about too late for Firefly.
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« Reply #343 on: 04-20-2012 06:29 »

Honestly, I've found that Arrested Development is a hard show to get people into. The pilot episode is unfortunately not an excellent example of how funny the show can be. But the show is so story-based that you need to see the first episode to put anything that happens after in context, and the humor is so based on recurring jokes and gags, that showing some random episode doesn't really work either. So you really need to show them several episodes from the beginning of the series. But most of the people I know are one-and-done viewers...if they don't find anything to grab onto in the first episode they see of a show, they're extremely hesitant to watch any more. And then if you do make them watch more than one episode, and they still just aren't into it, you've kind of made an asshole of yourself.

Actually, this problem applies to a lot of good shows.

I think the pilot is pretty solid. It's not as amazing as some later episodes, but I would say that if you can watch the pilot and not laugh and not see any potential for the show to be good...then the show just isn't for you.
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« Reply #344 on: 04-24-2012 04:35 »

My brother (rich)' s room mate was hired as a PA for the show.  That somehow got Rich invited to Tony Hales recent birthday party.  Where I then received a text message of Hale holding his own birthday cake, and Richie saying "HE SAID HEY BROTHER TO ME."  Looking forward to getting more "behind the scenes" photos.
*BLEEP*, that is awesome!!!! So jelly!!!1 big grin love
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« Reply #345 on: 04-25-2012 02:24 »

@josh- I started watching Arrested Development half way through it's first season. There was a marathon of it on the Comedy Channel here in Australia, and I found it really easy to get into. I loved it after the first episode watched.

I hadn't seen the pilot, but i connected the dots straight away thanks of Ron Howard's narration, and flashbacks. They do explain the jokes, I think that it's just a show you can't have in the background while you surf the net, or Skype with your friends.
It's not a sitcom which is like "HEY! FUNNY JOKE ABOUT TO HAPPEN", and "PWOAAHHH! PUNCHLINE BITCHES!"

It's much more subtle, intelligent, and you really need to invest in these characters to get the most out of it.

As much as I hate Tobias Funke, it just wouldn't be the same without him.

Someone will put the new episodes up on the internet yeah?! I must see them as soon as they air!
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« Reply #346 on: 04-25-2012 03:29 »
« Last Edit on: 04-25-2012 03:31 »

I don't think I saw the first episode first either. But I also didn't love the show after the first episode I watched...I liked it, sure, but I wasn't totally grabbed until I'd seen a few episodes. I agree with everything else you said though.

Someone will put the new episodes up on the internet yeah?! I must see them as soon as they air!

I think the deal is that the new episodes are actually being premiered by Netflix...so essentially they won't air at all, they'll be on the internet right away. I don't know if Australia Netflix will get them though, at least not as soon as we do.
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« Reply #347 on: 04-25-2012 03:57 »

I'm gonna miss waiting one week at a time for the next episode, instead of engulfing through all the new episodes at once.
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« Reply #348 on: 04-25-2012 04:49 »

Straight to Netflix? SOME PEOPLE STILL HAVE DIALUP THOUGH mad
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« Reply #349 on: 04-25-2012 08:02 »

Yeah, but nobody important...
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« Reply #350 on: 04-25-2012 08:58 »

Aren't you moving out sometime in the future, Randi? You'll have dialup where you're going too?

Or don't you have a smart phone? Worst comes to worst, you could probably use Netflix on that.
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« Reply #351 on: 04-25-2012 09:47 »
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I can get youtube on this, but I don't think Opera Mini supports whatever platform Netflix uses frown

Worst comes to worst, I'll just mooch off someone's wifi like Barnes and Noble or McDonalds. I just like to whine.

Also, we don't qualify to move out. I looked into that tongue
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« Reply #352 on: 04-25-2012 13:22 »

I believe it uses Microsoft Silverlight.
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« Reply #353 on: 04-25-2012 22:42 »

I can get youtube on this, but I don't think Opera Mini supports whatever platform Netflix uses frown

I'm pretty sure Netflix has its own self-contained app you can download on most smartphones...
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« Reply #354 on: 04-27-2012 17:42 »

Mine is technically a "dumbphone", I think, at least by smartphone standards (I think I looked it up once) but I will look into it, thanks Josh!
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« Reply #355 on: 04-27-2012 23:11 »

Well I don't know what type of smartphone you have, maybe it's one that doesn't get many major apps. If it makes you feel better, I don't have a smartphone at all.
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« Reply #356 on: 08-13-2012 20:38 »
« Last Edit on: 08-14-2012 15:56 »



YUSSS!

Edit, this was an old pic, derp: http://i.imgur.com/QL1kO.jpg

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« Reply #357 on: 08-14-2012 02:44 »

He doesn't look to have aged much
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« Reply #358 on: 08-14-2012 03:12 »

Those aren't new, are they?
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« Reply #359 on: 08-14-2012 03:16 »

The first one definitely is.
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