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Impossible

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« Reply #120 on: 01-25-2004 08:55 »

 
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Originally posted by eggsandwich:
 Underrated? I've heard nothing but praise and wide-acclaim for Donnie Darko.

Most of my friends think this film sucks. I however, thinks it's genius! I loved this film  smile

Rogerbot3000

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« Reply #121 on: 01-25-2004 11:51 »

Futurama
Family Guy
Mr. Bean
Greg the Bunny
Promethisis and Bob (It was on Ka-Blam!)
Dilbert
and the show on Comedy Central with the yellow duck and his mutated son by Klasy Csupo.
squidORlobster

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« Reply #122 on: 01-25-2004 17:26 »

The Hell Show - (Whatever happened to that show?)

God, The Devil and Bob (What happened to that show to?)
aslate

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« Reply #123 on: 01-25-2004 18:29 »

 
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Originally posted by squidORlobster:
God, The Devil and Bob (What happened to that show to?)

They stopped showing it in America before they finished the season because people found it too offensive, in the UK they aired them all. I can guess why it was canned, but it was a truly awsome show!

squidORlobster

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« Reply #124 on: 01-25-2004 18:41 »

Tell me why! Also how long ago was it on?
aslate

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« Reply #125 on: 01-25-2004 18:44 »

Why? Religious nuts getting annoyed at the perception they gave of God. It was on a while ago, i can't remember now. 2 years, maybe more...?
squidORlobster

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« Reply #126 on: 01-25-2004 18:49 »

I think that made me 11. I thought it was a very good perception of God. I wanna watch some episodes again, my memory of them is fuzzy except for them being very good. The only distinct thing I can remember is the double rainbow.
bender+fry

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« Reply #127 on: 01-25-2004 19:29 »

Has anybody mentioned tommy boy, with chris farley and david spade? That movie was awesome!
neonluvchixn

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« Reply #128 on: 01-25-2004 20:15 »
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
Has anybody mentioned tommy boy, with chris farley and david spade? That movie was awesome!

I forgot about that one. (sad too cause I have the movie) That was a funny movie. And lets not forget Black Sheep, it was funny but not as funny as Tommy BOy

As Far as TV Shows, what about SCTV? If you ask me I felt it was underrated in the US. They did run reruns of the show back in 2000, but that was short lived. (maybe cause NBC played it so late at nite.) I dont know if anyone would agree with me, but that is how I feel
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« Reply #129 on: 02-06-2004 13:55 »

MST3K, it did get a nice long run, but I don't know anyone who's ever heard of it.

Secret World of Alex Mac, I hated that show and still do, but I have to admit that it's alot better than the crap Nickelodeon has on now. The network is intended for a younger audience, but that's no excuse.
Impossible

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« Reply #130 on: 02-06-2004 14:42 »

 
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Originally posted by can't_read:
Secret World of Alex Mack, I hated that show and still do, but I have to admit that it's alot better than the crap Nickelodeon has on now. The network is intended for a younger audience, but that's no excuse.
I used to love that show! I'd love it if they showed repeats of it now ...

Chump

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« Reply #131 on: 02-06-2004 15:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Rogerbot3000:
and the show on Comedy Central with the yellow duck and his mutated son by Klasy Csupo.

Duckman.
Awesome show, voiced by Jason Alexander. Maybe the first time I heard the f-word on TV.
neonluvchixn

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« Reply #132 on: 02-08-2004 22:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
 Duckman.
Awesome show, voiced by Jason Alexander. Maybe the first time I heard the f-word on TV.

I knew I heard it on Duckman first!!!! thanks for helping me win that on going bet.
evan

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« Reply #133 on: 02-08-2004 22:06 »

 
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Originally posted by can't_read:
MST3K, it did get a nice long run, but I don't know anyone who's ever heard of it.
 

What, do you  happen to live on Mars or something? How can people not know of MST3K, or at least "that show with the shillouttes making fun of bad movies" (as my mom always refered to it as).

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
neonluvchixn

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« Reply #134 on: 02-08-2004 23:19 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
 What, do you  happen to live on Mars or something? How can people not know of MST3K, or at least "that show with the shillouttes making fun of bad movies" (as my mom always refered to it as).



Oh man were those bad movies. Thank god MST3K
was there to make it (those horrid movies) watchable.

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« Reply #135 on: 02-08-2004 23:40 »

Arrested Development is the smartest comedy on tv right now.  It is just so good that I can't see it going past three seasons.  There are just so many subtle jokes in there that makes it so hillarious.  One favorite scene of mine is when Michael is watching a news reporter on tv is talking about shoddy modular home construction and breaks a window behind her.  He turns around to see her break the window right next to him. 
David A

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« Reply #136 on: 02-08-2004 23:53 »

Second.
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« Reply #137 on: 02-09-2004 01:00 »

What about Rocko's Modern Life? That was a great show I watched all the time when I was younger, but it seems to have been replaced by crap like Cat-Dog and Spongebob Squarepants.
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« Reply #138 on: 02-16-2004 23:03 »

Some people already said them, but Upright Citizens Brigade and Andy Richter Controls the Universe.  In addition, Mr. Show, Kids in the Hall, and the Tick (animated AND live-action).  I know I'm forgetting a ton.
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« Reply #139 on: 02-18-2004 08:34 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
 What, do you  happen to live on Mars or something? How can people not know of MST3K, or at least "that show with the shillouttes making fun of bad movies" (as my mom always refered to it as).



Seriously, I don't know if it has something to do with where I live, but in my reality
no one knows it ever happened except for me and my best friend.

Another show that wasn't really acknowledged was 'Invader Zim'. It has a HUGE fanbase, but was too disturbing for the network it was on.

And 'Kids in the Hall'. I don't think it was the best show, but it was alot better than alot of stuff in the same genre and it doesn't get a whole lot of recognition.

Chump

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« Reply #140 on: 02-18-2004 18:58 »

Zim is good. And I think Spongebob has it's moments, really. Some parts are so clearly not aimed at kids that it suprises me.

Like, Spongebob opens a letter from someone on land and the ink is ruined, so he says:
"Whoever wrote this letter obviously doesn't understand the physical limitations of living underwater. Well, better throw this in the fire." and he throws it into a campfire thats right next to him. Great.
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #141 on: 02-18-2004 19:19 »


Clerks  the Animated Series, Clone High, The Undergrads, G Versus E(that show was so awesome, I would really love to see the episodes again), God, The Devil and Bob and tons more.

Oh and for those of you that care,

God, The Devil and Bob gets shown sometimes on Trio and I think they have all  the episodes. Lucky for me, I made a tape
Chump

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« Reply #142 on: 02-18-2004 21:03 »
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Clone High, Invader Zim... oh and Captain Starr.

Did anyone else watch Captain Star? It was about a starship captain, his first officer, the ships doctor and the coal stoker who were on a planet perpetually waiting for orders. He'd sit in a wagon and think. It was a good show, crudely animated though.



Found a picture. Star is the one in the green uniform, the guy with the heads is the coal shoveller, the woman is the doctor and the tie-guy is the first officer.

It was great for it's Python-esque silly ways. For example, their ships name was "The Boiling Hell".

On one episode, these aliens kidnap Star and enter him in Captain Star Look-Alike contest (because he's a hero, which is why his no-orders is so funny) and he loses.
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« Reply #143 on: 02-19-2004 04:22 »

Futurama. Everyopne keeps going on about how great The Simpsons is and because Simpsons is great Futurama has to be awful. It makes me wanna GARROTE them with a PIANO WIRE.
theZoid88

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« Reply #144 on: 02-19-2004 20:53 »

Old jackie chan stuff, and family guy, the MOST overlooked tv show.
evan

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« Reply #145 on: 02-19-2004 21:35 »

Yeah, nobody has ever heard of "Family Guy."
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #146 on: 02-19-2004 23:33 »

Ohh oh! The Pretender! Yeah! That one!

Though the last (cliffhanger) episode was a bit too wacky. Psychic half-brother? Sheesh.

Oh yeah, and Donnie Darko was a bit too... um, directionless? Pointless? <sigh> I don't like the film much, but I can't dis it in an intelligent way. Damn bitter english teacher.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #147 on: 02-19-2004 23:41 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Oh yeah, and Donnie Darko was a bit too... um, directionless? Pointless? <sigh> I don't like the film much, but I can't dis it in an intelligent way. Damn bitter english teacher.

*slays SJM*

If you walked away from that movie thinking "man, that dude was crazy," you really need to watch it again. I'm not exactly sure if that suggestion applies to you or not, but I do know most of my friends liked it a lot better the second time, when they could see how the whole story fit together.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #148 on: 02-20-2004 00:06 »
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Opps. When I said Donnie Darko, I meant the film, not the character.

Visually and soundtrack-wise, the film was excellent. That synth-track that accompanies some of the Frank scenes is awesomely creepy. But... well, maybe it just went over my cretinous head, but the story was just too heterogenerous for me. It was all over the place, never seeming to decide whether it was trying to be funny, dramaitc, or sci-fi. I've probably missed the point though, and I may just have to watch it again. Kudos.
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« Reply #149 on: 02-22-2004 00:57 »

Get over this Donnie Darko & the obscure subtext it presents. If a guy doesnt get the story first time, it doesnt make him stupid. If he doesnt like the movie, who cares - its his opinion.
theZoid88

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« Reply #150 on: 02-22-2004 18:30 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2004 18:30 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Has anyone in the US seen a show called The Job on ABC, it stars Denis Leary (this guy):

I was hoping it hasn't been cancelled!!

Galaxy Quest, Hulkbuster?
that was a great film I thought, worthy of a Mel Brooks Spoof Award (or Spoofy!).     laff

Edit: never bloody mind, ABC axed it in the head in May last year!!
Fucking US TV networks.    mad
Hmm, Fawlty Towers only had 2 seasons and it made it to DVD, I wonder...

yeah it was pretty good, i think its on hiatus but more than likly axed.  no no
theZoid88

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« Reply #151 on: 02-22-2004 18:34 »

also aqua teen hunger force. i love that show but it keeps getting moved around ..... almost like  FAMILY GUY   eek < da du dun! >

could aqua teen suffer the same fate as family guy. tune in next time.
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« Reply #152 on: 02-22-2004 22:21 »

The Job actually was axed, that's why I said so!

Anyway, it's still cool and I'd like to see it on DVD.
There is another The Job on DVD but that's a film about a sexy hitwoman starring Daryl Hannah.
Hmmmm....  big grin
nerdlingus

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« Reply #153 on: 02-23-2004 05:22 »
« Last Edit on: 02-23-2004 05:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Britz:
  One, there are people who haven't heard of the Prophecy movie series? Curious, thought that was pretty general knowledge.

Two, you do see the irony in the fact you can't name said three movies right?

There are A LOT of movies I know which I think go unappreciated by the current generation, cult films mostly, Full Metal Jacket isn't well known enough definitely. Blade Runner, popular in its own right, but, I dunno, seems like too exclusive a cult, not many people get it.

I seem to love cult films for some reason, and there are a lot of movies out there with something to say that just aren't mainstream, pity, but give cult films a chance at some point people.

Also 'Houseguest' Heheh, wacky Sinbad.

I'll go along with that, cult movies tend to be the best when it comes to a movie experience. 
12 monkeys rocked, even if you only watch it for Brad pitts billiant portrayal of a nutter! 

There is to many underated shows and films out there it makes alot harder to pick any without jotting a massive list down.
Cheeh and Chongs Up in smoke and next movie spring to mind.
Let the blood run free; funny stupid show that was on in the early 90's on C4 (uk)
Shit, anything on late at night pretty much qualifies, what about Renegade, the mullet bloke on his chopper bike?  always made me chuckle   laff
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« Reply #154 on: 03-07-2004 16:29 »

Anyone ever watch Sausage Factory?
It originally aired in Canada in 2000/2001 but I think it went to the US as Now What on MTV (?)

It only had 13 episodes but I thought they were ok, about a bunch of students in high school.

Info here.
Teral

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« Reply #155 on: 03-07-2004 16:43 »

TV shows:

"Space Precinct" Good futuristic police-show. Light-hearted and didn't take itself too seriously. I liked it, and they axed it after 2 seasons.

"Hill Street Blues" Screw NYPD Blue and Miami Vice, this was THE police-drama. I love this show. Too bad tv stations are more interested in showing fat cops screaming profanities.

"Soap" I like it, so sue me. Best crazy-anarchic comedy ever.
Gorky

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« Reply #156 on: 03-07-2004 18:24 »

Of course, "Futurama" is definitely underrated.
I think that many prime-time animated shows and animated shows in general are underrated. This goes for shows like "The Critic" and "Dilbert".
neonluvchixn

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« Reply #157 on: 03-07-2004 23:49 »

How about a forgotten show of the 70's Emergency? Sure you watch it now and wonder why it was such a hit but hey it is forgotten That and Car 54 where are you
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« Reply #158 on: 04-09-2004 21:48 »

Whatever happened to The PJ's with Eddie Murphy?
And remember, if the Futurama guys paid tribute to it, you can't say it's crap otherwise you'd be saying they're crap and therefore Futurama's crap.
Then you're just a dirty sonofabitch and I'll have to kill you with a spork-o-matic!!

It's being repeated on Sky One and Channel 4 and I wish there was a DVD coming out...
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« Reply #159 on: 04-11-2004 07:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:

I wish Comedy Central would move The Critic back to a better hour.

Just so you know, the Critic was released on DVD a few months back

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
I remember a lot of shows:
Gargoyles: Easily the best toon Disney ever released. This actually had continuity and developing characters. There was so much more they could have done if they ran longer.
the 1st season of Gargoyles is coming to DVD near year's end.


 
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Originally posted by Allen:
Move title unknown: I remember a live action/animation movie starring Snoopy's brother Spike. However my attempts to find the name of this movie have proved fruitless. I know it exists. I am not crazy!

The title is "It's the girl in the red pickup truck, Charlie Brown".

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