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Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #120 on: 03-31-2004 02:29 »

A "small" comfort:

Yomomemomomemomomyomoemomomom eeemo!

Anyway, temporary blindness used the movie it was making with expert subtlety, the adventures of Timmy, Ala a rock opera was a blast to watch, we had the usual show-stealing by McGurick. (Hey ping pong and toocoo, I hate Mr. Stingy too!  I'd like to kill the sonnova bitch!)

Melissa's plot coud have been so much more interesting, the whole familty tree thing, for me fell flat, but all was well in the end, for Home movies, like South Park got to berate the foul rep of John Edwards the "Biggest duche in the Universe."

What was good was great what was bad was not so good.

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J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #121 on: 04-01-2004 16:27 »

Are they going to maek "Home Movies" dvds?
El Zilcho

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« Reply #122 on: 04-01-2004 23:02 »

Possibly. Check here to see the options weighed.

I'll review the new ep once I *ahem* aquire it.
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #123 on: 04-02-2004 17:16 »

Wow, I didn't know Agua Teen Hunger Force was out on dvd.
Akito01

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« Reply #124 on: 04-02-2004 19:42 »

 
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Originally posted by J.P. Diddy Wow:
Are they going to maek "Home Movies" dvds?

According to Brendon Small's website, they are trying very hard to make this happen.  Apparently the only real roadblock is Schoolastic's ambivilence on the market for such a release.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #125 on: 04-04-2004 23:38 »
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A thought occurs:  I no longer have any reason to watch television.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #126 on: 04-04-2004 23:41 »

^ Second.

I can't even review this one yet. It bears a second watching.
HawkingHole4001

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« Reply #127 on: 04-05-2004 00:16 »

Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #128 on: 04-05-2004 01:18 »

OK, no.  I'm with Hawking hole on that "I died a little note.  As a kid My brother and next-door neighbors would put together home movies on our own time.  My brother ended up hating them because I was sucking up all the screen time, but I loved doing it soooo much.

This ending to home movies hurt so much because it reminded me of that time.  I can't even watch those tapes anymore because it only fills me with longing for a simpler, truer time.  The final image of the show, to me, is just a reminder that there is something precious about our childhoods that is perfect and wonderful and brief.
bankrupt

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« Reply #129 on: 04-05-2004 12:51 »

I hate to see shows I like go away.  I wasn't an up to date watcher of Home Movies (I didn't see any of the new ones), but I enjoyed watching it when it was paired up with Futurama on CN for a while.  Then CN ruined it by putting Family Guy in there instead.  Bah, I say! Bah!  Hope it comes to DVD so I can see all the episodes.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #130 on: 04-05-2004 18:16 »

 cry  cry

Seriously, that ending makes me want to cry! I thought this wasn't supposed to be a "real" final episode. Why the hell was everything so final?

I agree with everything Pitt said in his review. It wasn't the most hilarious episode ever, but it was a solid 30 minutes of comedy, with some painful "farewell" moments. The Adult Swim text promos didn't even mention the fact that it's all over. They just spent it pimping their new shows. Sigh.
evan

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« Reply #131 on: 04-05-2004 18:22 »

Is it just me, or did all the new shows they pimp sound absolutely horrible!?!?  I mean, "Squidbillies"!?!?  To me, it sounds like more random image wackiness catchphrase crap that you'll see at Hot Topic.  Ugh.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #132 on: 04-05-2004 18:23 »

That really pissed me off, that they didn't even mention Home Movies was cancelled. Even the Godawful Brak Show got mention on the cards.

It was a very entertaining episode, with some pseudoemotion, and very funny parts. But... yeah, the ending was just so... final. When they determined that no one should watch their movies anymore, then the camera...

 cry
evan

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« Reply #133 on: 04-05-2004 18:47 »

I feel guilty.  I really should have watched HM more often this season, but I didn't.  Personally, I feel a little responsible for the death of the show.  One more person could have saved HM from the legions of the Williams St. crap.
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #134 on: 04-05-2004 19:41 »

At least there will always be the reruns.

Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #135 on: 04-05-2004 19:58 »

I hope that CN keeps showing reruns of Home Movies.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #136 on: 04-05-2004 21:03 »

Very insightful, Pitt. Though I can't say I died on the inside from seeing it, I can definitely say that that was a bitter and sharp ending to a sweet and sour series. Or something. The only thing I would have changed was that the music change from the last scene to the end credits was a bit jarring. I think they should have kept with the Sunset theme through the end. But.. I nitpick. This was a very near perfect episode and a classic. I'd go on and on about the innocence of childhood and turnings points and whatnot but I know if I were you I'd have stopped reading at "insightful". Godspeed, Brendan!
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #137 on: 04-05-2004 21:33 »

Well, there are still reruns of the Brak Show, so hopeful there will still be reruns of Home Movies.
bankrupt

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« Reply #138 on: 04-05-2004 23:43 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
 Personally, I feel a little responsible for the death of the show.  One more person could have saved HM from the legions of the Williams St. crap.

You couldn't have helped unless you had a Nielsen box on your TV.  I don't think execs care about the real fan numbers, just the ones involved in their little surveys.  If you had a Nielsen box, you can hate yourself though.  tongue
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #139 on: 04-21-2004 14:38 »

You know it's kindof depressing tht the most pleasent ending I can imagine for home movies was that the grill exploded, killed everyone, and the end is just them driving off to heaven.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #140 on: 04-21-2004 17:47 »

Nice bump, Pitt. e.e Heehee..
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #141 on: 05-23-2004 18:35 »

[adult swim] is going to return Home Movies to the lineup tonight at 1:30/12:30 central, starting with "Everyones Entitled to My Opinion", playing the most recent episodes, then restarting with the first episode. Finally, I get to see the first season!
El Zilcho

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« Reply #142 on: 07-15-2004 01:10 »

Well, hot piss!
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #143 on: 07-15-2004 04:07 »

Yep, Brendon's been blabbing about that on his website, good to see something solid in it.

WO!  Reforged is the camera that was broken.  All they need are some good commentaries.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #144 on: 11-17-2004 22:52 »

*Bump*

I picked up the DVD set yesterday and it's great. I haven't gotten around to everything yet, but I watched the first four commentaries, and they are hilarious! I can understand now why the show is so funny. I would like to hear something from some of the other people involved with the show, however.
VelourFog

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« Reply #145 on: 11-17-2004 23:23 »

*I* picked up the DVD yesterday too. Freaky. and I watched some tonight. Squigglevision was so much better. :sigh:
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #146 on: 11-18-2004 17:21 »

It's too bad Cartoon Network cancelled it, because today I realized just how popular Home Movies was. It may not have been big with the people who watched adult swim regularly, but it had a wider mainstream audience/appeal.

I don't miss squigglevision, but I don't mind it. And it was pretty funny on the commentaries when they talked about how much they hate it.
bankrupt

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« Reply #147 on: 11-18-2004 23:45 »

I didn't even know this was out on DVD until you guys said something.  I'll add it to the list of stuff to buy.

I didn't care for the squigglevision, I'm glad they got rid of it.  It becomes distracting to me pretty quickly when I see it.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #148 on: 11-19-2004 03:00 »

With 52 episodes I could rate them all on a deck of cards.

(Two of diamonds, lowest card ace spades high [s,h,c,d])

Well, OK that's odd that I would even think about that.  I'll hold off until I grab all the DVDs.
Akito01

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« Reply #149 on: 11-19-2004 21:38 »

In reading the most recent interview at IGN Filmforce, I must admit to raising an interested eyebrow when Brendon let slip that his most recent project is slated for the Sci Fi Network.  Futurama meets Home Movies?  The mind boggles in a strangely delerious way -or at least a strange way, delerium being a state most often associated with deadly illness.
boingo2000

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« Reply #150 on: 11-24-2004 13:22 »

I don't know if anyone here reads The Onion A.V. Club but their "Say Something Funny" feautre this week was writtem by Brendon Small.  For those who don't know, the idea of this feature is to get someone to write a respone to the question "What is funny?"
 
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Brendon Small: They say comedy is tragedy plus time, which may be true. But then again, veal parmesan is also tragedy plus time. So it's hard to tell what is funny, because veal parmesan isn't terribly funny. You'll know what I mean when you try performing a live "vealing" at a comedy club.

Brendon Small: The Joseph Campbell Of Comedy

Hatred and fear are the root of all comedy—maybe. Hatred. The core of all humor. Look deep within the bowels of any knock-knock joke and you'll find white-knuckled fists pounding angrily at the door, only to ruin the self-esteem and mind-fuck the answerer. And we (as a country) must never let the knocker in. Why? Because he's there to kill you. Every knock-knock joke, when magnified, is a recipe for murder. Think about it, shitheads: a strange person who you could never recognize, spinning lies—he's the devil and he wants your soul. Because he's going to eat it. For dinner. And you're invited to the dinner, too. That you're the food for. The main course for.

"Why, then, am I laughing at knock-knock jokes all the time?"
Donald Fagginston, Tompsonston, VT

Good question. We laugh because we fear death and mutilation and brain rape. But those things shouldn't be feared, but embraced. Think about it. It makes sense. Those are GOOD things.

So I'd like to end with this, a joke. Tell it to all your friends at the office, and if they don't laugh, then they're stupid and afraid, and they support Osama bin Laden. Here goes (and, by the way, you're welcome): "Knock-knock. Who's there? Beowulf. Beowulf who? Just Beowulf, no last name. What do you want? To kill you and take over your kingdom. Why would you do that? Because. Because why? Because you're stupid and you're slowly putting on weight. Now, let me in there so I can kill you."

[Remember to pause for laughs, because they're gonna be big.]
DotheBartman

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« Reply #151 on: 11-25-2004 00:27 »

Got the dvd.  Haven't watched too much but the short film on disc one is great.  "The 'E' string is closest to your face"
leelaholic

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« Reply #152 on: 11-26-2004 15:56 »

Yeah, I picked up my set a few days ago, but was too lazy to post about it. I miss squigglevision...
coffeeBot

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« Reply #153 on: 08-26-2011 03:29 »

So Netflix FINALLY has Home Movies (all the episodes) available on instant view. Until recently, you had to have the DVD option.
I know how I'm going to be spending the next week.
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #154 on: 08-29-2013 03:49 »
« Last Edit on: 08-29-2013 03:50 »

love the show, McGuirk is so funny!
Watch it, You Won't regret it (Unless, you don't get it)
bankrupt

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« Reply #155 on: 08-29-2013 04:06 »

*Waves to himself 9 years ago*
tyraniak

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« Reply #156 on: 08-29-2013 04:53 »

Yeah, this is definitely one of my all time favorites
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #157 on: 08-30-2013 01:20 »

This show's awesome, in a comedy sense. I only found out about it about 2 months ago, but I've seen almost every episode. McGuirk's wise advise always cracks me up, and Jason is weirdly funny, in a hard-to-explain way. I wish this show could get rebooted!
tyraniak

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« Reply #158 on: 08-30-2013 01:56 »

As much as I would've liked to see more episodes, I respect what they did by leaving on a high note
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #159 on: 08-30-2013 02:05 »

This show's awesome, in a comedy sense. I only found out about it about 2 months ago, but I've seen almost every episode. McGuirk's wise advise always cracks me up, and Jason is weirdly funny, in a hard-to-explain way. I wish this show could get rebooted!
I got into it 6 months ago, Curses is my personal fav, also History, Those Bitches tried to Cheat Me and the finale, Focus grill
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