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Kryten

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« on: 06-12-2002 23:34 »

Did anybody out there watch this... THING? Tell me... did YOU find anything about it funny?

McGrady

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« Reply #1 on: 06-12-2002 23:52 »

I liked it more than greg the bunny, but that isn't saying anything.  After half a skit it reminded me why I hate puppet shows that suck.
Joe25

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« Reply #2 on: 06-13-2002 00:24 »

Any TV show that has a puppet with boobs has got to be pretty bad (haven't seen it, just saw the article and pic in Entertainment Weekly)
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #3 on: 06-13-2002 00:24 »

Are they trying to make puppet shows populer for some reason because they are cheaper than what cartoon shows are?
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #4 on: 06-13-2002 02:27 »

Given the miserable failure of TV Funhouse and Greg The Bunny, you'd think we wouldn't have to put up with this kind of pishel any more...but with Triumph The Comic Insult Dog still somewhat popular and the Pets.com "spokespuppet" outliving the company, I suppose they keep hoping for another Muppet Show.

Peter Jackson's Meet The Feebles was a puppet show with boobs that worked--at least for a cult audience--and Miss Piggy showed an awful lot of cleavage...  puke
Tweek

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« Reply #5 on: 06-13-2002 03:43 »

I've not heard of it, must be some US show not aired outside N.America.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #6 on: 06-13-2002 03:53 »

Crank Yankers is another Comedy Central (US cable station) failure involving puppets and crank phone calls.  sleep
David A

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« Reply #7 on: 06-13-2002 04:07 »

I didn't bother to watch it.  It sounds like I made the right decision.

I miss Sifl & Olly Show.   frown
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #8 on: 06-13-2002 04:12 »

Oh hell yeah. The best puppets is sock puppets.

Rock!
David A

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« Reply #9 on: 06-13-2002 04:33 »

Hey, thanks for the link.  That's really crescent fresh of you.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #10 on: 06-13-2002 05:04 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2002 05:04 »

[Zoidberg] Hooray! I'm crescent fresh! [/Zoidberg]

...I'd thank anyone who can tell me if the main S&O site is still active! Their media still works, but I'm primarily interested in the DVDs they mention. They didn't answer me e-mail, though...  frown
FishyJoe

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« Reply #11 on: 06-14-2002 11:34 »

They should bring back TV Funhouse. I only caught a few episodes...at the time I thought it was scary and the Triumph ripoff was lame(can't Smigel come up with any other voices?), but now that I think about it, it was alright. Certainly a lot better than this Crank Yankers shit.
Archie2K

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« Reply #12 on: 06-14-2002 13:29 »

Did anyone in England ever catch 'Orrible. Almost certainly the least funny TV show I have ever seen. Poor plot line, uninteresting characters and it lacked the most important thing for a comedy - discernable frickin jokes. Occasionally they show repeats on Play UK, watch for 15 minutes then get bored, go home and apologise for being such a jerk? Agreed?
Allen

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« Reply #13 on: 06-18-2002 22:21 »

I watched an ep. of Crank Yankers. How I wish I hadn't
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #14 on: 06-19-2002 02:38 »

My Sifl & Olly Season Three (The Lost Episodes) DVD arrived today. I'll let you know how cresent fresh it is.
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #15 on: 06-19-2002 03:55 »

Hmmmm.

I myself enjoyed this show, had a few hard laughs.  In my opinion it's just a few notches behind the Daily Show.

"It's new and it has puppets!  Boooo!"
Kryten

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« Reply #16 on: 06-19-2002 09:21 »

You forgot "Not funny".

Sorry, but five minutes of a moron yelling "I've got mail! I've got mail! I've got mail! YAAAAY!" is not my idea of entertainment.
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #17 on: 06-19-2002 10:30 »

True, that bit was weak, but you point out to me a show that has no black-eyes whatsoever.  If you judge a new show solely by its black-eyes, then  you're a jackass.

This show's lacking of a plot and consistency, however, will eventually take its toll, and this show will become very tired and monotonous. So, I try to enjoy it while it lasts.
Allen

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« Reply #18 on: 06-20-2002 00:47 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2002 00:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Sorry, but five minutes of a moron yelling "I've got mail! I've got mail! I've got mail! YAAAAY!" is not my idea of entertainment.

So you finally saw that huh? Annoying isn't it?  smile I had to mute it after the first ten times.
VelourFog

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« Reply #19 on: 06-20-2002 01:02 »

everyone is my stupid class was raving about this show yesterday. I didnt find it funny or offensive or creative, just boring as hell
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #20 on: 06-20-2002 02:44 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2002 02:44 »

The Sifl & Olly Season Three (The Lost Episodes) DVD, available here, consists of only four episodes--hardly a "season"--but they're just as much fun as any Sifl-sodes, so if you miss the little hockey pucks and are willing to honk out $25 plus shipping, I recommend it. Chester, Precious Roy, and Peto & Flek are all on hand, and there are assorted little extras, including European S&O shorts and the music videos (United States of) Whatever and Gravy For Baby.

The DVD is region-free. It's also available on VHS for $16 plus shipping, and international orders are A-OK.

I'll take Precious Roy over Special Ed any day.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #21 on: 06-21-2002 09:11 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by BrainSluggo:


Peter Jackson's Meet The Feebles was a puppet show with boobs that worked--at least for a cult audience--and Miss Piggy showed an awful lot of cleavage...   puke

Yokel:Hey Zeke look at this thar pretty young thing...


David A

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« Reply #22 on: 06-23-2002 06:52 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
The Sifl & Olly Season Three (The Lost Episodes) DVD, available here, consists of only four episodes--hardly a "season"--but they're just as much fun as any Sifl-sodes, so if you miss the little hockey pucks and are willing to honk out $25 plus shipping, I recommend it. Chester, Precious Roy, and Peto & Flek are all on hand, and there are assorted little extras, including European S&O shorts and the music videos (United States of) Whatever and Gravy For Baby.

The DVD is region-free. It's also available on VHS for $16 plus shipping, and international orders are A-OK.

I'll take Precious Roy over Special Ed any day.

I dunno, $25 plus shipping seems a little steep for just four episodes.  On the other hand, it is Sifl & Olly.  What about the first two seasons?  Are those available on DVD?
MizPataki

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« Reply #23 on: 06-24-2002 22:45 »

I haven't seen this show, but I don't get the appeal.  I mean, why does it matter that it's a puppet making a crank call?  You don't know who's at the other end of the line anyway.  Or am I completely missing the point...  confused
BTW- I enjoy the Muppets and the ill-fated "Greg the Bunny."

Kryten

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« Reply #24 on: 06-24-2002 23:24 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2002 23:24 »

Welcome to PEEL, MizPataki!

I think "Crank Yankers" is just proof that Comedy Central is completely out of ideas for programming.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #25 on: 06-25-2002 17:53 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 I dunno, $25 plus shipping seems a little steep for just four episodes.  On the other hand, it is Sifl & Olly.  What about the first two seasons?  Are those available on DVD?

Well, the DVD (and the cheaper VHS) are apparently being put together in a small-scale operation (the DVD quality is very professional; the packaging is okay), which is always more expensive, plus the demand is pretty limited.

Seasons One & Two are supposedly in the works. It has been a long time, though...check the site I linked and write them--I didn't get an answer, but at least they'll know there's interest.   
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #26 on: 06-25-2002 22:52 »

I saw Crank Yankers today,it sucks and I just found out that Billy West does a voice on that dumb show,sadly!  http://us.imdb.com/Title?0318959
Torquemada

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« Reply #27 on: 06-25-2002 22:59 »

Isn't there a thread for this called 'American Shows that No One in Any Other Country Watches'?

Oh, silly me, that is for Biritish Shows.  roll eyes
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