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Teral

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« on: 01-18-2003 13:00 »

So a few weeks ago I saw a promo on one of the local stations about a new show called "The Anne Nicole Smith Show". We all have a horribly clear mental image about the current physical (and mental?) state of Ms Smith, yet for some strange reason I flipped to the channel when the show started, to see for myself what the fuss was about. I think I saw about 10 seconds of the intro, and then ran to gouch my eyes out, and scrub myself under the hot shower. To this day I still feel unclean. It was just as tacky, vulgar, rude and insulting as the title sugested.

Coupled with the reality shows and Jerry Springer, I seriously started to loose faith in tv.

Now I learn there's a new Rambo movie in the making. What has the human race come to? What shitty state are the entertainment industry in, if things like this get the go-ahead, while DS9 and Futurama are killed off?

Please, someone tell me the Rambo thing is just a rumour, urban legend, anything! Otherwise I will just have to settle for the voices in my head as entertainment from here on.

At any rate, use this thread to tell about other crimes against human dignity commited in the name of entertainment.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #1 on: 01-18-2003 13:04 »

You think that this is a new thing? It has always happened in the history of TV. Just get used to it. The Anne Nicole show is lambasted by public media and its ratings are horrible... if that helps.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #2 on: 01-18-2003 13:06 »
« Last Edit on: 01-18-2003 13:06 »

Well there 's That 80's show...
and the Police Academy Series (which now replaced Futurama in the Saturday evening 18:00 timeslot, on a local TV station. I mean...WTF?

And then there 's the million or two "African American" sitcoms. I can not understand why these are shown here. There is no considerable black population in my country, and these shows do not appeal to anyone I know.
I bet the local TV stations got these series real cheap, and use them as filler.

Edit: and what 's the deal with families in American sitcoms always having at least 7 children?
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 01-18-2003 13:09 »
« Last Edit on: 01-18-2003 13:09 »

@ Musca:

Yeah, I know. It just angers me to see, how tv stations compete in setting the lowest possible standard. I mean, the lowest common denominator was passed a long time ago, it's a dot on the horizon by now.

And still, the same station keep telling us how the competetion amongst them should increase the quality of shows and programs. Almost make me loose faith in the free market (but not entirely).

It doesn't really help to know the show bombs in ratings (I had a feeling it would), the point is: it was made in the first place.

Plus I hate the Rambo movies!
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« Reply #4 on: 01-18-2003 15:27 »

The Crappy Capilistic Kiddie-Anime.

The fact there's not much anime like Bebop around.

And why this country can't go a week without some stupid Pop Idiot shit popping up.
evan

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« Reply #5 on: 01-18-2003 16:08 »

I do know that "Anna Nicole Show" actually popped a big rating in its debut, but since then, it's become the butt of all sorts of jokes. It could be the worst show on t.v., I bet. It's down there with "Crank Yankers".

And I'm pretty sure that Rambo movie is at least a possibility. Stallone wants to do it, but he also wants to do a Rocky 6.
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« Reply #6 on: 01-18-2003 16:43 »

Hear hear Teral, some sort of TV police that use shotguns instead of censorship and cancellations might be in order.

*sings*
"Money money monaaaayyyyyyy!!!"
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #7 on: 01-18-2003 16:57 »

And that makes me a sad saad panda

*from South Park - Sexual Harassment Panda
(I have nothing against SP. It 's just an appropriate quote)

I hate the police shows like the one with the Bad Boys song.
*Sarcasm alert for the next parapgraph
From that show, I learnt not to trust Hispanics and African Americans. I also learnt that policemen don't need warrants to break in people's houses. After all, they 're the good guys...

On another note: Very recently, in Belgium, local versions of such reality police shows got banned, because they interfered with investigations.
This may be a victory for common sense, or so it seems.
Mind you, these were not as spectacular as the American versions.
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #8 on: 01-18-2003 17:13 »

i wish this would happen over here, but here, we get to see the same videos as the guys in america. this lowest low-budget tv, i tell you.
it's so sad.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #9 on: 01-18-2003 18:00 »

The sadest show ever was That 70's Show. Also any show where they say it's real life and they kick people of the show every week.
Allen

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« Reply #10 on: 01-18-2003 21:46 »

Actually, That 70s Show isn't too bad compared That 80s Show. I hate reality shows. I've seen fiction shows more real than that crap. One of the saddest things ever made was Crank Yankers. 30 minutes of pure idiocy(sp?).
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #11 on: 01-18-2003 22:42 »

haha yeah that Anne Nicole Smith does look retarded I only watched bits of some episode but goddamn she has really let herself go, I remember she was a sexy bitch when I saw the Naked Gun 3 but now she is just a big fat stupid mess

That new rambo movie sounds hilarious and the fact that Sly wrote it is even more hilarious, it sounds like that episode from southpark"Bin laden has farty pants" which wasn't funny but hopefully the new rambo movie will be a good laugh

evan

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« Reply #12 on: 01-18-2003 23:02 »

Ah, there's nothing better than seeing in the psuedo-sport I like than seeing an elderly man sexed to death.

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« Reply #13 on: 01-19-2003 01:20 »

 laff
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« Reply #14 on: 01-19-2003 05:00 »

sniff Shagged up to the big heart shaped bed in the sky.
Britz

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« Reply #15 on: 01-19-2003 07:44 »

"I never thought I'd go like this, though I'd always really hoped." Like the guys said snu snued to death is how I'd wanna go out, God bless Al Wilson, who says there are no more heros?
Britz

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« Reply #16 on: 01-19-2003 07:50 »
« Last Edit on: 01-19-2003 07:50 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I'm pretty sure that Rambo movie is at least a possibility. Stallone wants to do it, but he also wants to do a Rocky 6.

Bull-loany, Rocky 6? Yes a possibility *crosses self* We can only hope, Stalloane himself said another Rocky was possible (and he would still box unlike, bleh, Rocky 5) *crosses self*.

But Rambo is out of the picture, Sly said it in the same interview I'm talking about, meanwhile the article you gave only convinces me further, if there was another coming something makes me seriously doubt it would confront the issue of Osama B in such a cheesy and controversial format, that's just internet jibberish for you.

totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #17 on: 01-19-2003 07:51 »

Hmmm. The entire thread would suggest that there are no more heroes if the only one thats been highlighted is dead.

so, Britz... I say there are no more heroes. and what I say may not be law, but it damn well should be.
Britz

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« Reply #18 on: 01-19-2003 07:58 »

Aol may be dead but there will be others, like me, God willing, I will after retiring to a Hawaiian island (one of the nice ones) live a life of sleeze, booze and foot-long cigars and when my body starts to crumble into the wasteland I've created with my rich and extravagent lifestyle I will proceed to be shagged to death by every Playboy Bunny I can convince Hef to loan me (as I'm sure we will be good buddies by this time.)

Those young lucky ladies are gonna send me straight to the big Playboy mansion in the sky while my body can still shag one last true shag before my heart gives in, sometime in my late forties.
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« Reply #19 on: 01-19-2003 08:05 »

God bles you.
Archie2K

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« Reply #20 on: 01-19-2003 08:11 »

Crimes in the name of entertainment: "x from hell". Shows such as holidays from hell, pets from hell, neighbours from hell, designed to incite paranoia in the general population, encourage people to sue, are general crap and do nothing except piss me off. Plus where's the entertainment in seeing other people talk about their miserable stories, no doubt making a healthy cheque from the tv company and added compensation from the company (if there is one) to make up for bad publicity.

Reality TV is a pretty low scrape for TV, but they are cheap to make, and I think will die out fairly soon, so no need to worry there too much. Same goes for Popstars, Pop Idols etc.
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« Reply #21 on: 01-19-2003 08:17 »

I'd like to take this opportunity to heartily agree with what Archie said.  tongue
Britz

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« Reply #22 on: 01-19-2003 08:34 »

Oh please for the love of all that is unholy let them die and burn and be ground into the dirt and let the people who made them be lynced and hung from telegraph poles in the streets as a warning to all who wish to make a reality TV show and the contestants beaten and tortured into the sweet release of death and so may all the world join hands and sing the theme songs of better shows from a simplier time when taste and entertainment actually meant something to network presidents.
Gocad

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« Reply #23 on: 01-19-2003 11:24 »

I've said it before and I will say it again:
There is no limit to human stupidity!
  no no


I'm watching you. Yes, YOU!
Kryten

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« Reply #24 on: 01-19-2003 11:30 »

Fact: Rupert Murdoch owns the FOX Network.
Fact: The FOX Network airs the most egregious of TV's reality programming.
Fact: Reality programs lower intelligence.
Fact: Rupert Murdoch is a big supporter of the Republican Party.
Fact: Al Gore's daughter writes for Futurama.

I think we can draw our own conclusions here.
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« Reply #25 on: 01-19-2003 15:18 »

You're right Kryters!!!
We should all go out and buy some hotpants!!  tongue
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« Reply #26 on: 01-20-2003 02:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
So a few weeks ago I saw a promo on one of the local stations about a new show called "The Anne Nicole Smith Show".

First off, it's "The Anna Nicole Smith Show," but who gives a fuck? That ain't new. We USAean's have had to live with that bitch for a year or so now (it's not all bad, Conan O'Brien's impression of her is hee-larious!). They brought it back for a second season because the channel that it runs on, E!, is a cable channel, so while the ratings were fairly low compared to the national networks like NBC and CBS, on E!, its ratings made it the top watched show on the channel...god, wait till' you get the onslaught of POS TV shows we'v e had to deal with.

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« Reply #27 on: 01-20-2003 22:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:

Now I learn there's a new Rambo movie in the making.

Yes, I've heard of the plot for this movie.  Rambo fights like you've never seen before to get his VA benefits restored.  Only with his benefits restored can he find relief for his constipation.

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« Reply #28 on: 01-21-2003 13:44 »

 
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Originally posted by SlaytanicMaggot:
 ...(it's not all bad, Conan O'Brien's impression of her is hee-larious!)...


Now that is one show I wish someone would pick up on over here in the UK...
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« Reply #29 on: 01-28-2003 00:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
 One of the saddest things ever made was Crank Yankers. 30 minutes of pure idiocy.


Crank yankers pissed me off it bulshit I want that 1 minute of my life back that I wasted watching that gay show grrrrrr I'm gonna kill SBS. 
  mad   up yours

POOR POOR Kenny.....

He's back for another season!
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« Reply #30 on: 01-28-2003 01:02 »

Your a idiot.

I have to agree-Shows are getting crapper and crapper.I'm already starting to fear the next Big Brother...*Shudder*
Kryten

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« Reply #31 on: 01-28-2003 01:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Your a idiot.


*insert quote involving the words "delicious" and "ironing"*

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« Reply #32 on: 01-28-2003 03:07 »

I really, REALLY hate to admit it, but I'm really enjoying that Clone High on MTV.
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« Reply #33 on: 01-28-2003 04:48 »

BABY BOB?????? What the F*** is the deal with that. It like a show the simpsons make fun of. Because it is crap and pointless. I'm seriously laughing just thinking about it. Also Home and Away????? no that's must see TV.(NOT) how much DRAMA can a small beach town get. 'Friends', it used to be funny but you can tell it's running out of ideas (like the simpsons).         The original sitcoms were good such as married with children, Now THAT'S entertainment...
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« Reply #34 on: 01-28-2003 06:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
I've said it before and I will say it again:
There is no limit to human stupidity!
   no no


Thank God for the limit to each human lifespan then.
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« Reply #35 on: 01-28-2003 06:30 »

(Conan O'Brien)

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
 
Now that is one show I wish someone would pick up on over here in the UK...

If you have digital satellite or cable it's on MSNBC on Saturday evenings, along with The Tonight Show. At least it used to be, I haven't got it, but saw it a couple of months ago.

evan

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« Reply #36 on: 01-28-2003 16:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
I really, REALLY hate to admit it, but I'm really enjoying that Clone High on MTV.

I still maintain that UnderGRADS wasn't that bad of a show. But, of course, they're both MTV comedies...so they'll probably be off the air in a month.
asianlightning

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« Reply #37 on: 02-05-2003 10:01 »

Well, the thing we need to keep in mind is that the majority of the population is stupid (no offense to all the stupid people out there), and acting thus, will keep on watching these horrible shows, bumping up the ratings, and enticing more fat cat tv executives to churn out gritty, "reality" based television. It's just one more sign that humanity is reaching the breaking point. Obviously, dollars are more important than quality, for god's sake, just look at the travesity called the Grammy Awards!
Just Chris

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« Reply #38 on: 02-06-2003 23:03 »

Yeah, and where in the name of God is the Techno category for the grammies? And the MTV music awards?

Reality TV needs to get a life because most of them are only gameshows where you do a lot of crazy stunts for money. The only thing I'm not complaining about reality TV is that bikini-clad girls seems to be a staple for that genre.
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