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homerjaysimpson

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« on: 04-17-2009 01:06 »

Is it just me or does this cartoon looks like it's going to bomb big time. It's going to be on next Sunday.

It looks really, really, bad.
Books

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« Reply #1 on: 04-17-2009 01:08 »

I saw the commercial and forgot about it until now. Didn't look funny.
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #2 on: 04-17-2009 01:37 »

Wether they'll cancel it straight off or not, I don't think it's worth watching.
iceiwynd

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« Reply #3 on: 04-17-2009 01:40 »

Oh, hell, I'm at least going to give it a shot for its first run (unless it's absurdly unbearable, which I don't think it will be) due to all the Arrested Development folk in on it. Also Will Forte/Josh Weinstein.
soylentOrange

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« Reply #4 on: 04-17-2009 01:52 »

i'm sure it'll be terrible.  Which, of course, means it'll be on television for the next fifteen years. Fox only prematurely kills shows that are good.
Books

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« Reply #5 on: 04-17-2009 02:21 »

You're just bitter.
mossy

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« Reply #6 on: 04-17-2009 02:32 »

rightly so....
Beamer

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« Reply #7 on: 04-17-2009 02:40 »

Don't write it off just yet.

It's a remake of a live-action Australian show from 2000 which, if I recall, was pretty damn funny. Plus it's by Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of Arrested Development (and also features some cast members of the show doing voices, too), and I believe some old Simpsons writers have creative input too.

So yes, I'm definitely going to give it a shot.
Books

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« Reply #8 on: 04-17-2009 02:54 »

I had no idea Arrested Development people were affiliated with it. My perceptions have changed dramatically mad
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #9 on: 04-17-2009 19:17 »

I'm going to watch it when it comes out this weekend.  If I like it, I'll get into it, if not, then I won't.   I do agree that it does look stupid, but you just never know about things........
leelasbluehair

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« Reply #10 on: 04-17-2009 19:38 »

what cartoon?elektro-man
soylentOrange

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« Reply #11 on: 04-17-2009 21:30 »

You're just bitter.

I am not bitter!  Oh wait; I am...  But my point remains valid!
Books

Near Death Star Inhabitant
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« Reply #12 on: 04-17-2009 21:33 »

You said that earlier!
Books

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« Reply #13 on: 04-20-2009 00:03 »

IGN gave it a good score

http://tv.ign.com/articles/974/974090p1.html
soylentOrange

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« Reply #14 on: 04-20-2009 05:23 »

just saw the series premiere.  I thought it was really meh.  The jokes were a little hit-or-miss and the live action backgrounds- though cool- were a little distracting, but I'm willing to give it another chance.  I did like a couple of the characters, notably the acting principle (Sue, I think she's called?) and the crazy muslim janitor. 
Books

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« Reply #15 on: 04-20-2009 05:34 »

I thought it really sucked. I had no idea what the story was about. The only thing I found funny was the kitten in the time capsule. And GOB's voice of that one character. But yeah, not good at all. And Mitch Hurwitz wrote it too :/
I question your taste yet again IGN mad
Spacedal11

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« Reply #16 on: 04-20-2009 05:40 »

When I heard Will Forte I immediately thought of Clone High. I MISS CLONE HIGH!!!!
iceiwynd

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« Reply #17 on: 04-20-2009 06:18 »

I can't hear Will Forte's voice without thinking "Abe!!" Still, that man is a fantastic comedic voice actor.

I think the problem with the pilot was that it lacked focus and was trying to introduce us to way too many characters at once, and as a result, it came across as kind of shallow. It was pretty funny in parts, but, um, the overall execution could have been better.

I think there's something there, and it has potential, but it just didn't come through in the pilot. I'm still gonna try watching some more episodes, though.
leelasbluehair

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« Reply #18 on: 04-20-2009 07:39 »

I agree with books It sucked
Morgan_G19

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« Reply #19 on: 04-20-2009 09:46 »

The character designs looked so...  hmpf
Beamer

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« Reply #20 on: 04-20-2009 10:03 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2009 10:04 »

It wasn't too bad, had a few chuckles but was a real clusterfuck of a show. Still, I'll chalk that up to the fact that it was a pilot and they had a lot of characters to introduce. They definitely need to stop breaking the fourth wall so much, though. There is potential but it may take a while for it to come out... I can't say I was impressed but I'll at least give the show another chance. This is Mitch Hurwitz we're talking about, after all.
tyraniak

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« Reply #21 on: 04-20-2009 18:31 »

really unimpressed, way too many characters, didn't laugh once
speedracer
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« Reply #22 on: 04-20-2009 23:09 »

I thought that the main problem with the pilot was not that it introduced all the characters at once, but that the humor was ridiculously un-subtle (about 90% of the jokes were metahumor/fourth wall or toilet humor, and many were pretty transparent).  It's too bad that such heavy-handed writing overshadowed a pretty zany plot.
Bear

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« Reply #23 on: 04-21-2009 17:05 »

I liked it until I realized it wasn't called "Sit Up, Shut Down." I've never herd of it though. Maybe if It was in a nice herd I'd like it Even more.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #24 on: 04-22-2009 04:09 »

So I actually watched the rest of the episode on Hulu. Yeah...s'not that great...and the end was just depressing.

But man, Kenan Thompson is the best black actress ever.
speedracer
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« Reply #25 on: 04-22-2009 19:32 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2009 19:37 »

Sit Down, Shut Up is being panned pretty uniformly around the country.  Fox might end up with a hole in its animation lineup for 2010...
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #26 on: 04-22-2009 19:47 »

I thought Sit Down, Shut Up was okay.  Not too bad, not too good.  Got a few laughs out of it.   It takes place in Florida, it's not too often a show takes place there. 
leelasbluehair

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« Reply #27 on: 04-22-2009 20:04 »
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USA Today Robert Bianco
If you want to get away with being offensive on TV, you have to be awfully funny, and Sit Down gets much closer to "awful" than it ever does to "funny."
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Washington Post Tom Shales
Fox is plopping the series into its Sunday-night animation pit starting this weekend, with executives presumably hoping the audience won't notice that it isn't any good and will numbly sit through it.
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Hollywood Reporter Daniel Carlson
Every joke is telegraphed a mile off or just plain flat, especially the attempts to break the fourth wall.
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Boston Globe Matthew Gilbert
The series, premiering tomorrow night, is completely hackneyed, a dull dropout from the Adult Swim school of looney 'toons.
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Newsday Verne Gay
Sit Down is raw, vulgar and blithely offensive, with so many triple and quadruple entendres for so many sexual acts, I lost count.
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Orlando Sentinel Hal Boedeker
Sit Down, Shut Up is a disaster.
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Miami Herald Glenn Garvin
Staleness, however, ranks as a virtue in Sit Down, Shut Up, for the show's token stabs at topicality are truly appalling.
I absoltely agree with that opinions
iceiwynd

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« Reply #28 on: 04-27-2009 03:16 »

Second episode was LEAGUES above the pilot.

It was a lot funnier, a lot more focused, and I feel like we still got a lot more out of the characters despite the fact that the first episode's goal was to introduce them all to us. There was a great sense of energy to this one, and the pace was snappy and really delivered the gags.

That's that "something" I was talking about. Actually saw it in this one. Definitely going to keep watching, 'cause I don't think this was a fluke or anything.
Books

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« Reply #29 on: 04-27-2009 03:25 »

Well that sucks, because I didn't watch it this time.
iceiwynd

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« Reply #30 on: 04-27-2009 03:56 »

That's why you don't give up on a show after a single episode.

I'd say this one is definitely worth seeking out and watching, though. I mean. It might just be me, but I really enjoyed it.
soylentOrange

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« Reply #31 on: 04-27-2009 04:59 »

I agree with iceiwynd.  Much better episode this time. 
speedracer
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« Reply #32 on: 04-27-2009 20:15 »

Thirded, yesterday's episode is quite alright.  The humor is much more varied and subtle this time, and they even threw in a little bit of character development.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #33 on: 04-27-2009 22:14 »

Well that sucks, because I didn't watch it this time.

Don't trust these people, Books.
It was better but still very bad.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #34 on: 04-27-2009 23:02 »

I liked both episodes very much. Sure, the second was better, but I really hope this isn't canceled.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #35 on: 04-28-2009 05:09 »

I agree that the second episode was better but I still don't like it that much. Will Forte's and Will Arnette's characters are the best by far. And I'm only watching for the voice-over factors.
Frisco17

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« Reply #36 on: 04-28-2009 13:26 »

Second one was definitly better than the first.
tyraniak

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« Reply #37 on: 04-28-2009 18:46 »

it was better than the pilot, but it still needs improvement
speedracer
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« Reply #38 on: 04-29-2009 13:32 »

It's already getting the Futurama treatment from Fox.  Sundays at 7 pm starting next week.
upside_ur_head

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« Reply #39 on: 05-03-2009 12:38 »

Wow, being treated like crap as a show is now called the 'Futurama treatment'. Although in this case Sit Down, Shut Up looks like it's crap as well.
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