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Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #80 on: 02-24-2004 16:28 »
« Last Edit on: 02-24-2004 16:28 »

The episode was about swearing. They were learning their lesson about what they can and can't do. And once you get into the habit of doing something (like swearing), it's not easy to stop.  Did you ever see the "Sailor Mouth" episode of Spongebob? Spongebob doesn't swear all the time now, does he? Anyway, it will be back to normal next episode.

TOTPD!
El Zilcho

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« Reply #81 on: 02-24-2004 18:21 »
« Last Edit on: 03-01-2004 00:00 »

I actually found this one entertaining. I thought it was pretty funny that people had been bothered by the gradual swearing in the show, and it was interesting to see how many people couldn't stand this ep.

I honestly don't mind the bleeped out words. The only time I've noticed a bleep detracting from the scene was in Guitarmageddon, when McGuirk yells "*bleep*! What the *bleep*!" But this time, it seemed to be done well. I see it as a poke at the people who complain about this sort of *bleep*. Paula tried to change the jokes in Brendon's movie, and it ended up not being *bleep*-ing funny. How would you do an ep of HM? Have McGuirk say "That's not fudging funny?" It doesn't work if it's softened, just like the movie Brendon made. So there.

The only downside I see to this ep would be, as mentioned, Melissa being "sexy." That *bleep* was annoying.

Grade: B
Pitt Clemens

Urban Legend
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« Reply #82 on: 02-25-2004 11:23 »

Renesance has, my opinion, best ending to a home movies episode EVER.

CAPTAIN NEPTUNE ATTACK!
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #83 on: 02-25-2004 13:06 »

 
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Originally posted by El Zilcho:
 How would you do an ep of HM? Have McGuirk say "That's not fudging funny?" It doesn't work if it's softened, just like the movie Brendon made. So there.

 Sometimes if you come up with humourous alternatives to swear words, it can work. I doubt HM with its more spontaneous style could carry it but I always found the "Lawsuit" episode of Space Ghost Coast To Coast to have some good examples. Such as "Clients my asteroids," and "The Shatner's really hit the fan now. I'm up Dawson's creek without a paddle."
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #84 on: 02-25-2004 15:15 »

I don't mind the swearing, or the bleeping as much as I do relying upon that for material.  It's inspired when McGurick hears "Freakie Outie" for the first time...I kind of injoyed the homosexual undertone of "Fuck you Walter." "Fuck you Perry." But when they showed the kids laught at a trail of silor talk, that's really wht I ammounted it to.  Childish.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #85 on: 02-25-2004 18:51 »

 
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Originally posted by El Zilcho:
How would you do an ep of HM? Have McGuirk say "That's not fudging funny?" It doesn't work if it's softened, just like the movie Brendon made. So there.

As long as it has a clip of two dogs having sex, I'm fine with that.
VelourFog

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« Reply #86 on: 02-25-2004 21:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
Also looks alot better.  I say it was a change for the good.
NOOOOOO!

Flash is lamer. I :heart: the individualism that the squigglevision look brought to the show. :sigh: kids today.
Nixorbo

UberMod
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« Reply #87 on: 02-25-2004 22:12 »

Squigglevision hurts my eyes.
El Zilcho

Professor
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« Reply #88 on: 02-25-2004 22:23 »
« Last Edit on: 02-26-2004 00:00 »

FUCK.

Happy birthday to me...

EDIT: Yay!
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #89 on: 02-25-2004 22:27 »

That is quite easily the worst thing I've heard all day.
El Zilcho

Professor
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« Reply #90 on: 02-26-2004 00:22 »

What? They changed it. He got rid of the news. I guess they thought it was cancelled, but it wasn't.

...COOL!
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #91 on: 03-01-2004 00:39 »

Java = advanced animation and shading.

Even For Honkey Magoo's poop.

OK.  Honkey Magoo is a solid ep in my opinion.  Given, it's gone with a deviation from the whole larger arc of Home Movies, i.e. Brendon, his dad, school troubles, movie making, Duane, Cynthia,  but so far every episode this season has done that, to some extent.  So here we get to enjoy the jurassic bark of home movies episodes, and it goes just as you would expect it to go from a show that would bring you insanity like "Bye, Bye Greasy." 

I enjoyed seeing the dogs little antics, and Paula's reactionto said antics.  Melissa's reaction to the bitter veterinarian, then her interplay with Brendon.  The Cats of Mr. Lynch which brings to a head ages of hinting at his love of felines.  I must say that the uneqivocated most hilarious moment, IMO, is the Zen McGurick.  I rolled onto my side, and Roared laughter when I saw that.

Not so good parts are the occaisional focus on Honkey's housetraining, the sidelining of the entire movie plotline, (No Title, No rehersal, just ONE SCENE?) Paula getting the shaft.  Basically everything exceptional about the arc of home movies cog cut to build one ep around a dog and an annoying (but funny) Bird.

B-
El Zilcho

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« Reply #92 on: 03-01-2004 02:11 »

Honkey Magoo. Great ep. I don't have that much to say about it. Tonto was hilarious, especially at the end. Jason trying to get him to talk at the beginning was pretty good too. The return of Lynch's cat obsession was really funny, although I'm a little worried. My mom has five cats too. I tell you, it's a little unsettling to see the punchline of a whole scene be about something so commonplace to me. *shudders*

Zen McGuirk was random. Good random, but still, wouldn't you expect an explanation of some sort? Well, maybe it's just me. There wasn't a bad part of this ep IMO, but there still weren't enough great parts to warrant an A+.

Grade: A (My 4th one this season!)
chunks

Bending Unit
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« Reply #93 on: 03-01-2004 06:26 »

i liked that episode, Home Movies is awsome!
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #94 on: 03-01-2004 16:27 »

This episode was pretty funny, but not as funny as it's been. I give it a B
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #95 on: 03-02-2004 00:02 »

Solid episode.

...what's that about the show being cancelled? Come on, cartoon network. You've been so cool for the past couple years. Don't screw us now.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #96 on: 03-02-2004 02:37 »
« Last Edit on: 03-02-2004 02:37 »

 
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Originally posted by El Zilcho:
Zen McGuirk was random. Good random, but still, wouldn't you expect an explanation of some sort?

[Inez Fressange] The character focused upon here, John McGurick, I highlighted in his inability to maintain a solid, satisfying nitche for him to exist in.  He dislikes his job, dislikes people, and in general is unable to satisfy himself socially or spiritually.  All attepts he makes at this, for example his venture with the cry-walkers, his inept vow to live a fulfilled life, and his reform with anger-managemnt ultimately lead him back to the conclusion that he must be an inwardly flawed and unhappy individual.  Nevertheless, he still persues avenues to not fix but rather avoid while appearing to fix his own inner difficulty.  The humor then lies both in the absurdity of his facade-devotion to zen-buddism, along with the unspoken obvious conclusion that this attempt too will fail, and he will continue to go on with his life unfulfilled and unsatisfied.[/IF]
The Comedy Bee

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« Reply #97 on: 03-02-2004 13:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
 
 Sometimes if you come up with humourous alternatives to swear words, it can work. I doubt HM with its more spontaneous style could carry it but I always found the "Lawsuit" episode of Space Ghost Coast To Coast to have some good examples. Such as "Clients my asteroids," and "The Shatner's really hit the fan now. I'm up Dawson's creek without a paddle."

The ultimate example is the OLd Grey Whistle Theft episode of Father Ted. "Get off the beach you fupping baxtards."

Does anyone know if HM is on british TV at all? I think I saw it on CNX once but that doesn't exist anymore.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #98 on: 03-02-2004 14:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
It's inspired when McGurick hears "Freakie Outie" for the first time...I kind of injoyed the homosexual undertone of "Fuck you Walter." "Fuck you Perry." But when they showed the kids laught at a trail of silor talk, that's really wht I ammounted it to.  Childish.

Sounds like the show's creeping into South Park territory.  hmpf

Pitt Clemens

Urban Legend
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« Reply #99 on: 03-08-2004 02:16 »
« Last Edit on: 03-08-2004 02:16 »

Those Bitches tried to cheat me

Attention all Units!  H. John Benjamin has stolen the show!  Be on the look out for intence hilarity from Jason and McGurick in the vacinity of "TBT2CM!"

This episode was not quite like the normal fare for a Home Movies peisode, most of the action is school-centric, and for a second week in a row, we get a "movie" scene that lasts all one freking minute...MAN!

The movie brendon directs this time around is blatently a rip on Woody Allen, complete with standard HORRIBLE impression.  meanwhile, the rest of the episode is played like a blackmail picture mixed with some "Vertigo."  Switch to Jason.  Jason's plot is straight out of some awful show like saved by the bell, and is gleefully renderd by better than average preformance by H. John as the love-sick stalker.

The return of the Drill-seargent instructor from "Broken dreams." was a godsend aswell.  Every interaction between him and McGuric was worthy of much jubilation, especially the "personal space" bit and the imaginary car-drive.

Brendon's plot was more visually entertaining than it was funny, with some blurring-pulling and just wierd Hitchcockian edge, with some drama, some eye candy, but not many laughs.  Melissa was there to pick up the baton with a few great bits with her and Mcgurick. 

A...BBCBDABBADCC!

I was really glad I didn't miss this one.  Paula was the character that caught the shaft this episode.  There always seems to be one odd-character-out, and sadly, again, it's Paula.  Still, there's hope for another bang up episode from her to rival "Hearsmashers" I hope.

The theme of "Cheating" was tied in well between all the plot threads.  NOt only that they managed to cover all different kinds of cheating blackmailing, answer-stealing, infadelity. And awful lot of drama for a 30-minute cartoon.

Didn't feel like a traditional home movies episode, (Especially with the kooky cheating theme) so it lost some points, but made up for it with innovation, great bits, visual effects and some bang-up comedy.

Oh, Lordy.

B+

P.S. Brendon Small, Pick that guitar back up, and shred it like the FBI!

On a side note, there seems to be a Lawn gnome in every Home movies ep (Or almost every one) But I also think there is at least one soccer ball in every episode can anyone confirm or deny?
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #100 on: 03-08-2004 13:56 »
« Last Edit on: 03-08-2004 13:56 »

Last night's episode was pretty good. Brendon's story wasn't that funny at all, but it was made up for by McGuirk's driving school. The plots were all tied in pretty well, too. I agree with Pitt Clemens, though, it didn't feel like a regular Home Movies episode. I rate it a B-.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go stalk study some people.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #101 on: 03-08-2004 15:34 »

I wasn't a huge fan of last night's episode. It was good, I guess. I liked the story, and everything tied together well, but it was a little too light on laughs.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #102 on: 03-08-2004 16:40 »

^ What he said. Plus, I was expecting there to be a huge climactic ending, what with all the build up near the end. Then it just kinda faded away. Meh.

Grade: C+
Pitt Clemens

Urban Legend
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« Reply #103 on: 03-14-2004 14:19 »
« Last Edit on: 03-15-2004 00:00 »

Today I weep bitterly

GEEEZ, CN, Maybe if you had kept it running weekley, and not pulled it for a year, you might have helped out.  Ah, nevermind.

Cho and the adventures of Amy Lee

You want to see the elderly being brutally beaten?  You want to see fat Irish men in skimpy scotish kilts?  You want to see the dark side of Walter and Perry?  You came to the right place.

"Perry!  Perry!  I've got the bloodlust!"

Further going down a path of deviance that the last two or three episodes have rolled from Cho and the adventures of Amy Lee tell some jokes that, while funny, just don't seem to fit in Home Movies like you remembered it.  While at the same time, had some very recognizable trademarks.

Plot breakdown:  Cho is the perfect goalie, Brendon scores a goal (Almost completely unintensionally).  Cho gets angry.  Melissa falls head over heels for him, while Brendon just tries to play peacemaker.  He tries to play friendly both with Cho, and with Walter and Perry who he owes a favor.  He repays them by hanging out with them, and discovers that the duo is far more bizzare than we had ever imagined, which is saying QUITE a bit.  McGurick re-lives his old-days as a scottish dancer, and the tragic ends that resulted, while Brendon's Grandfather pops in also to reminice about his child-hood.

The movies are BACK!  It's been a while, but in this episode we have the full swing production of "The Adventures of Amy Lee"  Which I assume is based on a film I haven't ever heard of.  Some of the bits are yet again funny but strange (For example the whole incident with Brendon beting up his grandfather).  Melissa's attraction to Cho gets a great treatment as does McGurick's childhood lament.  I'm getting into some trouble spots with Walter and Perry though.  These characters were plenty strange to begin with, and that's what made the humor.  I really think the comedy's going to wrong way trying to make them creepy.  Nevertheless, I can't help but chuckle at Walter's bloodlust.

We've only got a few episodes left, BRING BACK ANDREW AND LINDA!  Please!

Good parts: Melissa's Crush, Coach's history, Jason's dramatic hit.
Bad parts: Melissa's ending, creepy Walter and Perry, Grandpa boxing.
chunks

Bending Unit
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« Reply #104 on: 03-15-2004 06:22 »

i love Home Movies
Gleno

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #105 on: 03-15-2004 10:59 »

What the hell is this thread about now....?  confused
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #106 on: 03-15-2004 12:22 »

I hate Brendon's grandfather. He has to be the worst character ever seen on the show. And that punching bit went on for WAY too long.

The rest was pretty good, but geez. I was *this* close to turning the channel during that scene. If the show weren't cancelled, I would have turned. But I figured I might as well enjoy what little Home Movies I have left.  cry  cry
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #107 on: 03-15-2004 16:32 »

The episode was pretty good. I missed the first seven minutes because I was working on a report. Anyway, I thought that the punching scene was okay, but it went on to long. Brendon's grandpa's voice is incredibly annoying. The Walter and Perry story was pretty creepy. Anyway, the overall episode was pretty good, but I thought the ending was a little too crazy, with Melissa beating up Brendon, McGuirk dancing, etc.
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #108 on: 03-15-2004 16:47 »

The name of last nights ep made me think that they were gonna reference Evanescence in some way (Amy Lee is the name of the singer) and i got all excited. But they referenced irish dancing instead which is just as good.
zoidberg74

Bending Unit
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« Reply #109 on: 03-15-2004 20:40 »

Favorite line

"I wasn't crying!....I was remembering.....with tears".
green-gesus

Bending Unit
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« Reply #110 on: 03-15-2004 21:26 »

The more insane, the better. I don't know why, but give any character any kind of past as long as he /she reacts in a consistant way, barring any understandable life changing events, and I'm all right with it. Too easy to feel completely wrong with under developed characters that has such a close and suggestibly important role to the main character, like Brendons Grandpa and Brendon.
Scottish Highland Dancing....HAhahahahAHahaha.
The only thing strange with that being part of McGurks character is it's Scottish Highland Dancing.


Who Watches the Watchmen?
Neil McNeil

Bending Unit
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« Reply #111 on: 03-18-2004 05:20 »

Don't get me started about my "Home Movies"
Akito01

Bending Unit
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« Reply #112 on: 03-22-2004 21:10 »

In a situation that will feel familiar to Futurama fans, after 4 production seasons, the official word has come down that there will be no new episodes commisioned.

There is the curious fact that no real reason has been given for the decision.  There is a reference to being a 'slave to ratings', but in fact Home Movies has been the most watched Sunday show for Adult Swim for the past three weeks, and probably has one of the most steady fanbases for any of their programmes (certainly one of the few shows that actually appeals to the female gender -something Sealab could never boast).

Lots of fingers, including my own, are hoping that the vague news of a DVD relase come true.  And I have no doubt that H Jon and Brendon will return to TV animation in some form.
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #113 on: 03-22-2004 22:31 »

Definate Possible Murder

When I learned the plot of this episode, I groaned. I mean, we only have a few more episodes left, and we get this. Having said that, though the plot has been overused and we all knew what was going to happen, I think they pulled it off pretty well. I thought it was hilarious, especially McGuirk bartending and practicing. We got to see a scene from the movie, which was pretty funny. Also, I liked Jason's Wahee! thing. The highlight of the episode was mcGuirk arguing that the beer was sex on the beach. Anyway, though the plot has been used way too many times, they kept it fresh with hilarious dialogue.

B+

It's a shame that it was cancelled. It is a great show. I hope they show reruns, since I started watching it around season 3. According to many "non-believers" the show was starting to get really good. Of course, we knew it was all along.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #114 on: 03-22-2004 23:26 »

I thought last night's episode was awesome, but yeah, I guess that plot is overused. Still, it was funny, and the bartending subplot was hilarious. And I liked the neighbor character a lot.

Am I sick for thinking the "twist" would be that the neighbor was using a blow-up doll?
Levitate_Me

Bending Unit
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« Reply #115 on: 03-22-2004 23:36 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2004 00:00 »

This was a good episode. Even though the pilot was a bit over used, the bartending bit was still funny. I always end up missing home movies but I strongly enjoy it when I can catch it. It sucks to hear that its getting canceled, I hope for a DVD or re runs so I can see the episodes I missed.
Pitt Clemens

Urban Legend
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« Reply #116 on: 03-23-2004 01:53 »

First showing: Went to Starskyt and Hutch ('sallright)
Second showing, listened to it half-assed, while I destroyed guitar strings.

My opinion would be quite invalid, save that it was a well done rip on "Rear window"  and I live these plots where McGurick ends up going to some class, but it has been WAY overused recently.

Ramond Burly, Get it?

Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #117 on: 03-30-2004 18:17 »

Temporary Blindness

This one was pretty good. The "doctor" was pretty funny, and the video tape he showed was such a great parody of those cheesy informational video. Melissa's subplot was funny, as well as emotional. Jason was really funny in this episode, what with his ferret stories. McGuirk's plit was really funny, especially when he was on the bed talking to Brendon and his celebrity channelling.

One flaw with this episode was that though we got to see more than just one scene from the movie, it didn't make sense. I know it was a parody, but it was very clearly a time-filler. I mean, in between scenes the movie would just pop in. And how the hell did they get all those special effects for it?

This season of Home Movies has been consistently hilarious, and this one is no exception. The only problem was, as I said, the movie.

B+

Next weeks episode is... the last episode ever.  cry I hope they release it on DVD and/or move it to Monday-Thursday reruns, as I didn't see many of the earlier episodes.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #118 on: 03-30-2004 22:38 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2004 22:38 »

Sigh...only one more episode? This season flew by. Damn you, cartoon network. Can't you just pay H. Jon Benjamin and Brendon Small twenty bucks a week to have 30-minute conversations with each other? Then record them, and play it over a still frame of the show. I'd watch.
Levitate_Me

Bending Unit
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« Reply #119 on: 03-31-2004 00:54 »


Only one episode left, man you are right Fishy Joe this season really didn't fly by.  Damn, I am going to miss this show
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