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Nurdbot

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« on: 06-22-2003 12:18 »

On Friday Night, A new series of Bo'Selecta apeared on our screens and it turned out to be...a lewd, boring crappy version of the first series. I was greatly saddened at such a downfull of this great satire show.

Has they're been any shows that promised you a come back or another series you expected to be just as good as there Predecessors, but you find yourself bitterly dissapointed?

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« Reply #1 on: 06-22-2003 12:29 »

I hadn't seen the first series, I saw a bit of Friday's episode while channel surfing and didn't laugh once.
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« Reply #2 on: 06-22-2003 12:33 »

.........Futurama?
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« Reply #3 on: 06-22-2003 12:37 »

 
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I hadn't seen the first series, I saw a bit of Friday's episode while channel surfing and didn't laugh once.

Indeed. Some parts even made me wince.

"Eat Placenta..!"  puke
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« Reply #4 on: 06-22-2003 12:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
 Indeed. Some parts even made me wince.

"Eat Placenta..!"   puke
I didn't see that bit... I did see a show about dinner parties with Hugh Fernley Whittingstall a few years ago where the guests celebrated the birth of a child by eating placenta Paté, apparently it was rather nice  smile


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« Reply #5 on: 06-22-2003 13:13 »
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Second Series of Bo! Selecta hasn't been that bad, I've been enjoying it, however I did miss Friday's episode.  The DVD of the first season is great!

It's a fact that while some second-seasons surpass the first (Spaced), most are pale-imitations of the originals which go on for far too many series' (Absolutely Fabulous).  There's a fad at the moment which see's inventive amusing comedy shows end after two or three seasons (The Office, Spaced) - thereby preserving the quality of them.
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« Reply #6 on: 06-22-2003 13:14 »

The new run of Ren & Stimpy looks like it's going to be awful.
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« Reply #7 on: 06-22-2003 13:50 »

Batten down the hatches.
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« Reply #8 on: 06-22-2003 14:00 »

When Eerie Indiana came back after a while off the TV, with new kids, I was kinda looking foward to it. I knew it wouldn't be the same, but I thought it might have lived up at least a little to the original, but it sucked big time.
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« Reply #9 on: 06-22-2003 14:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
The new run of Ren & Stimpy looks like it's going to be awful.


Na John K. is in charge so I thionk it will be pretty good.
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« Reply #10 on: 06-22-2003 15:14 »

 
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The new run of Ren & Stimpy looks like it's going to be awful.

'You're the pitcher, I'm the catcher!  You're the pitcher, I'm the catcher!  You're the pitcher, i'm the catcher!'

I have to admit, I had a good laugh at the free online clips.

In the beginning the Universe was created.  This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
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« Reply #11 on: 06-22-2003 15:16 »

Stressed Eric was a brilliant British animated sit-com that was show late in the evening. Then the BBC toned it down for a second series aimed at kids, that was shown at about six in the evening. The second series was really disapointing, I don't think they made a third.

The third series of the incredibly dark and disturbinly funny The League of Gentlemen (no not that comic book/ upcoming movie) was noticably weaker than the first two series. it wasn't a stinker or anything but it just felt a bit stretched.
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« Reply #12 on: 06-22-2003 19:47 »

They had a run of Stressed Eric about 5 years ago, in the States, but I don't know if it was the first or second series. However, I do remember it was more of a dark comedy, with Eric getting into all sorts of troubles with his job, his family, and his mentally retarded stepkid. I ended up feeling sorry for him.
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« Reply #13 on: 06-23-2003 01:16 »

Everybody feel's sorry for Eric, really sorry when they hit the age of 35 and upwards.
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« Reply #14 on: 06-23-2003 01:47 »

Need I mention Red Dwarf series 7-8?  Rob Grant shouldn't have left.  (But the Kennedy episode was great.)
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« Reply #15 on: 06-23-2003 04:05 »

OMG i love spaced. They used to show it after Birds of a feather on Friday afternoons. But now they have stopped.
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« Reply #16 on: 06-23-2003 08:46 »

Do you mean spaced as in the cast of big train..good show. Big train was so good but the latest series was crap. I loved that sketch in which they were doing like a documentry about jockeys. "the tribe of jockeys rest now, but soon they will be the prey of the artist formaly known as prince". It was shot as If the jockeys where the zebras and prince was a lion..
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« Reply #17 on: 06-23-2003 10:01 »

I dunno big train. Its called spaced, or spaced out or something.
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« Reply #18 on: 06-23-2003 10:21 »

Anybody remember Popular?  I watched the first season religiously.  The following year I saw the second season premiere and wondered what I ever saw in the show to begin with.
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« Reply #19 on: 06-23-2003 17:49 »

If The Monty Python crew reunited, would they'e sketches still have quality laughs?

I've always wondered this.
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« Reply #20 on: 06-23-2003 18:01 »

Probably not, but the movies are still the funniest ever made even after all this time!

Funnily enough I met Michael Palin the other day in a book shop, he's a really nice guy, we actually chatted for about ten minutes, then I went and found a Monty Python book which he signed for me (I just couldn't resist). In the inside front cover he wrote "Its.............." turn to the back "Monty Pythons Flying Circus" Underneath he then signed his name.
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« Reply #21 on: 06-24-2003 00:41 »

Hsa anyone said Enterprise yet?  Or even Voyager?
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« Reply #22 on: 06-24-2003 00:44 »

But those weren't ever good.
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« Reply #23 on: 06-24-2003 00:57 »

what about baby bob?
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« Reply #24 on: 06-24-2003 01:38 »

Simpson's from Series 9 are a good example.
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« Reply #25 on: 06-24-2003 02:36 »

Yes the simpsons is a perfect example.
There was a bit of a wai between the Old and new eps so it counts
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« Reply #26 on: 06-24-2003 12:00 »

Well AJack, I was thinking in the way of how DS9 was good, and then Voyager disappointed, and then Enterprise disappointed even more . . .
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« Reply #27 on: 06-24-2003 12:10 »
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I think Nurdbot was using "another series" in the British sense, meaning new episodes of an established TV program[me].  That can be confusing for American persons, who use "series" to refer to a show in its entirety.

But Voyager and Enterprise do suck, that's for sure.
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« Reply #28 on: 06-24-2003 21:30 »

 
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If The Monty Python crew reunited, would they'e sketches still have quality laughs?

I've always wondered this.

Wouldn't get much outta Graham...

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« Reply #29 on: 06-24-2003 21:33 »

Maybe a funny smell.
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« Reply #30 on: 06-24-2003 21:48 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
what about baby bob?

What? You're crazy if you don't like this season.

I know, I know. I was disappointed too, when I found out that they were recasting the baby. I agree that it would have been nice to see the character age, and grow both physically and as a person. But as long as the writers still have great stories to tell, about a baby who can talk, what's the big problem?

Last week's episode about Baby Bob soliciting a prostitute was easily the best yet.
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« Reply #31 on: 06-25-2003 08:12 »

 
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Maybe a funny smell.
Actually, Graham was crimated I think.
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« Reply #32 on: 06-25-2003 08:32 »

They did a gag at the Montreal reunion special where Terry Gilliam 'accidentally' knocked over an urn supposedly containing Graham's ashes. Funny stuff, as the crowd thought it was real up until a group of butlers came in with dustbusters and sucked it all up...
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« Reply #33 on: 06-25-2003 16:52 »

I remember that. The Urn had amusing cut out of Graham's face smoking a huge pipe.
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« Reply #34 on: 06-26-2003 22:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
The new run of Ren & Stimpy looks like it's going to be awful.

And it was because I just watched it.

It had too many overly done boring jokes about boogers.


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« Reply #35 on: 06-27-2003 07:59 »

I was right, it sound's like it sucked.
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« Reply #36 on: 06-28-2003 01:21 »

Remember that Lois & Clark show? I remember liking it in the first season. It was a fun superhero show. Then in season 2, it just totally turned crappy, and then after that, it got embarassing.

Maybe part of it was because I grew out of the superhero phase, but I refuse to believe that I would ever have liked something as bad as the later episodes of that show.
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« Reply #37 on: 06-28-2003 07:30 »

Are you talking about "The New Adventures of Superman"? I used to enjoy watching that as a child.
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