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zoidyzoid

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« Reply #280 on: 08-21-2004 04:24 »

Good point, I'll ask. He'll probably forget about 50% of the time, but that's better than nothing. I can at least see if I like it enough to consider purchasing the DVDs.
ooy

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« Reply #281 on: 08-25-2004 01:19 »

the all time greatest simpsons are going well, better than the crap they used to have at that time, but 1 thing that makes me angry is that they now give 10 people a 2nd chance on Australian Idol. C'MON!!!!!!!!!!! There just prelonging the series for a month or so!!!!!!
Beamer

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« Reply #282 on: 08-25-2004 01:53 »

Yeah, The All Time Greatest Simpsons has had some decent episodes, but they've also picked some real shockers, too. Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder? Take My Wife, Sleaze? Homr? Those episodes fucking suck! How the hell can anyone consider those great?! Luckily, they've made up for it - by showing some good episodes like You Only Move Twice, Lisa's Sax and The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson.

I've noticed that most episodes they've shown are from Season 11 & 12... this is obviously because most episodes from those seasons are too raunchy for a 6pm airing, hence why they can't be put into the regular G-rated rotation. But, if they're allowed to show PG-rated shows at 7pm, why don't they just move The Simpsons to 7:00pm, and then air every episode on rotation then? That way, they won't have to constantly censor so many things...

Anyway, getting back on topic - anyone seen the commercials airing on several stations, advertising the line-up for the next few months? Looks like we have a few things to look forward to... there's been a LOT less reality TV on lately, which can only be a good thing.  smile
M0le

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« Reply #283 on: 08-25-2004 01:58 »

Last night's Greatest Simpsons was 'Homer's Phobia'. Most controversial? If they thought this one was controversial, then what about the one with the two gay guys and Homer makes out with one of them?
"Everybody dance now!"
The only advertising I've seen for the next few months was the Channel 10 commercials like for 'The Simpsons' and 'Law and Order' etc.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #284 on: 08-25-2004 01:59 »
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One thing that annoys me about channel ten's 6pm Simpsons showing, is that they cut out chunks of the eps in order ot make it suitable for a 'G' rating. Fair enough. BUT, if they ever show these eps on at a latter time (say, post 7PM, when they actaully can show the PG versions) they show the cut up ones. The only way I'm ever going to see origianl airing goodness is with my slowing expanding DVD collection..

Incidently Beamer, what shows are you talking about? The only new thing coming up that I'm excited about is John Saffron vs. God, which promises to be a barrel of fun.
(I'm not saying that you're wrong, only that I've not heard of them.)    wink

Oh yeah, and Homer's Phobia, while not what I would call one of the greatest, was still awesome. The Steel Mill scene (and complementary message at the end) will crack me up to the end of time.
Beamer

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« Reply #285 on: 08-25-2004 02:25 »

Well, to be honest - the only real good shows coming up are The Simpsons, John Saffran vs God & South Park... I was just saying, at the start of the year, the "Coming up this year" commercials really made me groan, because of the overload of reality TV crap, while for the second half - most of the shows are bearable.

While there are still few shows to look forward to, this half's line-up has a lot less reality TV. Sorry, I should've phrased that better... I assumed the main focus of my sentence would be on the reality TV comment, rather than the "looking forward to" line.

Also, Homer's Phobia is a great episode. "Zzzzzap!"  big grin
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #286 on: 08-25-2004 02:29 »
« Last Edit on: 08-25-2004 02:29 »

Don't worry, I've self hypnotised myself into ignoring the letters r.e.a.l.i.t.y.t.v when placed together, so I'm always going to miss it.   big grin
And I'm already dancing on it's grave, before the pall bearers have even lowered it in. Poor fellas, twice the load, constanly getting kicked in the face...


However... new South Park? Oh my...

I love you, SBS.

And I'll still tune in to the new Simpsons. I just want that much for them to be good.
Beamer

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« Reply #287 on: 08-25-2004 02:39 »

Well, I haven't actually seen any ads for new South Park (my friend said he saw one, though) - but in the past 5 years, they've always began a new season anywhere between September & November.

Considering that the show's still aired at roughly the same times in America as it usually does, I doubt this year will be an exception. I've seen every episode anyway, but it's always great to get them on tape.

By the way, I've also seen some upcoming Simpsons episodes... all I can say is... look forward to Simple Simpson and The Way We Weren't.  smile
ooy

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« Reply #288 on: 08-25-2004 05:40 »

I dunno about Homr being a bad episode...that has a freaking Futurama reference in the counch gag!!! AND disses out Fox!
mikey

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« Reply #289 on: 08-25-2004 06:01 »

John safran vs God is starting soon. I cant wait, you can only hope its as good as music jamboree.
Beamer

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« Reply #290 on: 08-25-2004 23:39 »

They played a clip from John Safran vs God on The Panel last night. He managed to convinced some religious muslim leader that Rove was satanic, and then the religious leader actually included an anti-Rove bit in his prayer. Fucking hilarious. I am REALLY looking forward to this show.  smile
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« Reply #291 on: 08-25-2004 23:54 »

yeah i saw that clip as well it was funny as, i know i can't wait.  Speaking of TV, has anyone caught Olympic Fever?  I started to, but then overcame it with the other channels putting on movies instead of their usual tv show line up.   
M0le

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« Reply #292 on: 08-26-2004 01:54 »

I must have missed that part on the Panel yesterday, but John Safron vs God starts Monday, right?  big grin
Beamer

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« Reply #293 on: 08-26-2004 22:35 »

Yep - this Monday at 8:30pm. Can't wait.  big grin
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #294 on: 08-27-2004 09:37 »

The site is updated now with information. Huzzah! There's quite a bit of stuff on the site now, so check it out.

/is excited.  big grin
mikey

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« Reply #295 on: 08-27-2004 09:42 »
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Oh man, cant wait. I loved the prince door to door knocking in jamboree. 8 weeks of something to watch. Ill need some sister taping as in 6 weeks I will be in china.

Not only is safran one of the funniest guys around. He also loves the socceroos. Safran for president. Bring back the rasberry cordial!

Neil McNeil

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« Reply #296 on: 08-29-2004 07:44 »

has anyone seen the first thing John Safran ever did?  It was some around the world film short for Abc (i think), He did a thing with priests and cardinals from the Vatican and got their opinions on different music CD's from pop to death metal.  If you get the chance to see it its very funny, its what got him well known and got him his Music Jamboree gig on SBS.
mikey

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« Reply #297 on: 08-29-2004 23:17 »

He was on race around the world, which was like a reality TV show. If thats what you mean.
M0le

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« Reply #298 on: 08-30-2004 01:58 »
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One of my friends did work experience with John Saffran a few months ago. He says he hates him now because he's "actually like that in real life".
I don't know what he means by it as I've never seen a John Saffran series before.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #299 on: 08-30-2004 07:07 »

John Saffron vs God was more beautiful than I'd dared hoped. The first thing he did was get a fatwa (in modern times, some sort of death mark) placed upon Rove McManis with ridiculous ease. A few minutes photoshop work, and Rove is tageted for death by a radical Muslim cleric after, seemingly, a few minutes deliberation. Though it was removed later, the fact that the fatwa was placed on him in the first place could perhaps show the amount of thought that this UK fellow puts into his deathmarks.

But he doesn't just take on Mainstream religions, oh no. Scientolgy got a good dose, using the best weapon in any Journalists arsenel: their own words.

He took time out for a cactus aided spiritual journey for some minor religion in the US, and got really, really, sick.

And, finally, the final part of the show sees John shouting at atheists for assuming superiority over the religious without actually putting any thought and research into their supposedly rational arguements.

It was also the funniest thing I've seen on TV in a long time.

All I can say is: Give that man the ten thousand dollars!
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #300 on: 08-31-2004 02:06 »

Yep. John Safran vs. God (Episode 1).

The first bit, John getting a fatwa placed on Rove was hilarious. Everything about it. The fake tshirts, all that other stuff... The The Satanic Verses II. Classic.

The stoners at the peyote church were great too. Great religion that - they can grow all that stuff legally. But they can't jack off.

The last part with Channel 9 being run by scientologists was the highlight for me though. He really lay into those poor bastards.

Fucking awsome.
M0le

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« Reply #301 on: 08-31-2004 02:17 »

John Safran vs God (Episode 1)
One word: Awesome. I can see why my friend hates his voice, but it's pretty funny. The fatwa part at the beggining was a good laugh: "Satanic Verses II by Rove McManus. What the-?!"
The Peyote Church was funny too, but seeing him throw up over and over again felt a bit weird.
Best bits:
The scientologist section was the best, but I wanted to see him doing door-to-door Atheism. On the site it says it starts on episode three, so I'm hoping the whole episode is devoted to that.
"There are people out there with an understanding of the universe and theories about the Big Bang who are Atheists. But let's face it - YOU'RE NOT ONE OF THEM!"
"Monday at 8:30... John Travolta in 'Battlefield Earth. Tuesday at 8:30.... John Travolta in 'Battlefield Earth'. Wednesday at 8:30... (some guy) co-starring with John Travolta in 'Battlefield Earth'!
Grim

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« Reply #302 on: 08-31-2004 02:55 »

I was at uni at the time, looks like I missed a laugh
chay´s head

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« Reply #303 on: 09-03-2004 08:24 »

yes was about to post bout that. Though it was very very funny. "its killed my fucking imagination" about the Peyote Tea. "i brought my Magna-Doodle". Cant wait for more
M0le

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« Reply #304 on: 09-03-2004 21:24 »

 
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Originally posted by ooy:
I dunno about Homr being a bad episode...that has a freaking Futurama reference in the counch gag!!! AND disses out Fox
I personally don't think that HomR was that bad of an episode. No, wait, I do. It wasn't anything really special, and while the Futurama coach gag was funny, it was only brief. As for the FOX dissing, they do that in dozens of episodes. '30 minutes over Tokyo', for example.
Beamer

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« Reply #305 on: 09-03-2004 22:30 »

What I don't like about HomR is the fact that Homer can do such good impressions as the dog at that animation convention. It's practically a rule in cartoons that a character's voice should never drastically change like that. Also, the whole clay-mation bit annoyed me, too.

Besides, The Simpsons has quite a few Futurama references... Bender was in the background during a FOX collection in Missionary Impossible, and he was also featured in Bart's hallucination during Bart vs Lisa vs The Third Grade, and those episodes weren't brilliant either (although the latter one wasn't bad). HomR just had too many inconsistancies for me...

Anyway, back on topic - John Saffran vs God was hilarious. I'd comment more on the individual sections, but it looks like M0le, SlackJawedMoron and Alexvilagosh have already covered anything. Definately looking forward to the next 7 episodes (it's an 8-part series, apparentally), and I really hope this comes out on DVD once it's been aired.  smile
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #306 on: 09-04-2004 03:39 »

Yep, it's an 8 part series, and I think it is definatly coming out on DVD.  smile
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #307 on: 09-06-2004 06:59 »

Sorry for the double post, but John Safran vs. God (Episode 2). It was awsome! Definatly better than last week.

The Aboriginal land rights section was very good I thought. The Buddhism bit was awsome, as was the Freemasons bit. And the thing on Catholics and violence at the end? An awsome way to top off a brilliant episode.

A+, and the best thing I've seen on TV for a long, long time.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #308 on: 09-06-2004 07:04 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2004 07:04 »

Huzzah for the camera man!
Huzzah for attacking hypcriticial morons who give no thought to their causes!
Huzzah for John Saffron Vs God!
M0le

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« Reply #309 on: 09-06-2004 07:13 »

  cry
I missed it!
I missed it!
Alex just reminded me in #fc, I hope James taped it.  cry
Grim

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« Reply #310 on: 09-06-2004 07:45 »

seems I'm gonna miss this every week, I just cant get back from uni in time
mikey

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« Reply #311 on: 09-06-2004 08:59 »

So much better than the first. More like jamboree. I loved it.
Beamer

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« Reply #312 on: 09-08-2004 02:43 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2004 02:43 »

John Safran vs God: Episode 2 was great.

"You catholics complain about violence in movies all the time, yet your church is COVERED with pictures of this bearded man nailed to a cross, with blood coming out of his hands... look, I don't know how to break it to you - but your church looks as if it was designed by Quentin Tarantino. When the collection plate came around, I was too scared NOT to give money, because I thought that if I didn't, the priest would put razor wire on my head and tip gas on me, all while dancing to Stuck In The Middle With You!"

I probably got that quote wrong, but oh well - it was still great.   laff
mikey

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« Reply #313 on: 09-09-2004 10:03 »



I know what Im getting tommorow. Do you?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #314 on: 09-09-2004 10:04 »

I want that. Now.
mikey

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« Reply #315 on: 09-09-2004 10:06 »

Shit that was quick, Its like you posted a response as I was posting. Creepy.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #316 on: 09-10-2004 02:00 »

Ooh! Ooh! When does it come out?
Beamer

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« Reply #317 on: 09-10-2004 02:26 »

Judging by what Mikey said, it's either out now or coming out tomorrow... I never actually saw The Micallef Program, but I liked Micallef Tonight, so I'll be sure to check this DVD out if I can.

Sean Micallef was actually on The Panel last week, promoting his new book. He's just as funny a guest as he is a host.
"I mean, it's been over a year since you last did Micallef Tonight..."
"Well, actually - I still DO the show, they just don't broadcast it."  tongue

By the way, Merrick & Rosso Unplanned comes back on September 22. Hurrah!
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #318 on: 09-10-2004 07:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Judging by what Mikey said, it's either out now or coming out tomorrow...
Yeah, I suppose that's a safe assumption  smile

 
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I never actually saw The Micallef Program, but I liked Micallef Tonight, so I'll be sure to check this DVD out if I can.

Do. The Micallef Pogram was even better than Micallef Tonight, especially the first season. Is that what this DVD covers?
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #319 on: 09-13-2004 07:01 »
« Last Edit on: 09-13-2004 07:01 »

John Safran vs. God (Episode 3)
Good episode. John trying his luck with the KKK was hilarious, and the Catholic priest was also a crack up. The last section seemed like a big plug for Music Jamboree though, and it wasn't quite as funny... but the first two sections made up for it. And his closing rant about Buddha was awsome too. Not as good as last week, but still awsome.
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