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PEE Poll: best comedy show ever ( SNL, MAD,...)
MAD Tv   -4 (33.3%)
 Saturday night live   -8 (66.7%)
Total Voters: 12

theZoid88

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« on: 02-10-2004 16:28 »
« Last Edit on: 02-10-2004 16:28 »

ok i dont think anyone else did this poll but i could be wrong, assuming youve seen a few episodes of each show what do you think is the best. i stuck to the two most famous , MAD Tv, SNL.

 ok now my vote, i pick MAD only because the new SNL's suck big time !
DotheBartman

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« Reply #1 on: 02-10-2004 16:46 »

SNL does suck right now, and REALLY BADLY I might add.  Which means its slightly better then Mad TV.

Oh, snap.
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #2 on: 02-10-2004 16:54 »

SNL: Formerly hilarious, currently tepid.

MAD TV: Formerly unwatchable, currently godawful, permanently dumb.

Live, from New York, it's... getting LAN.gnome's vote!
evan

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« Reply #3 on: 02-10-2004 17:38 »

Best sketch comedy show? Hmm...I'll go with the Kids in the Hall or UCB. Why is there no 'other' option?
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #4 on: 02-10-2004 18:21 »

Kids in the Hall should definitely been included. What's UCB though?

And where the freaking hell is Monty Python?  mad
::fumes::
evan

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« Reply #5 on: 02-10-2004 18:26 »

UCB is the Upright Citizen's Brigade, a sketch comedy show that aired on Comedy Central for a few seasons. It's pretty messed up comedy, and most of the cast went on to do other stuff. Amy Poehler (of SNL) used to be a member, as did Matt Walsh, current/former correspondent for the Daily Show.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #6 on: 02-10-2004 19:45 »

 
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
And where the freaking hell is Monty Python?   mad
::fumes::
Second. Monty Python was funnier than MAD TV or SNL ever were.
Atropine

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« Reply #7 on: 02-10-2004 19:50 »

i dont know these programs
but i choose Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers and Blackadder
and also maybe Flodder in the early seasons(but that's dutch)
Nixorbo

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« Reply #8 on: 02-11-2004 02:25 »

Second City TV.

I've never seen it, but 95% of the cast of Christopher Guest's movies are from SCTV, so it has to be good.
David A

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« Reply #9 on: 02-11-2004 03:13 »

If we're talking sketch comedy, nothing beats Monty Python's Flying Circus.  I also like The Kids in the Hall, The State, and Alexei Sayle's Stuff.

Of the two listed, I'd pick Saturday Night LiveSNL was great back in the 70s and 80s, but now it's just a pale shadow of its former self.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Major Tom

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« Reply #10 on: 02-11-2004 03:23 »
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I'd choose Monty Python's Flying Circus of Kids in the Hall, but of the two choices, I pick SNL. Mad TV sucks.

-Major Tom
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #11 on: 02-11-2004 04:03 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
SNL was great back in the 70s and 80s, but now it's just a pale shadow of its former self.

SNL was kind of hit and miss in the early 80's -- they went through cast members faster than Donald Trump goes through apprentices. Zing!

SNL got great again in the late 80's, tapered off in the early 90's, experienced a brief resurgence in the Will Ferrell era, and returned to "meh" following his departure.
David A

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« Reply #12 on: 02-11-2004 04:20 »

 
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
Will Ferrell

Who?

Sorry, but I haven't really watched SNL much since Phil Hartman left.  The episodes that I have seen were all pretty bland.

Anyway, the old episodes with the original cast members were the best.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #13 on: 02-11-2004 05:43 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2004 05:43 »

Monty Python's Flying Circus, followed by Blackadder
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #14 on: 02-11-2004 11:25 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 Who?

::head explodes::

He was Mugatu in "Zoolander", the Elf in "Elf", he was in "Old School", and is in the upcoming movies "Starsky and Hutch" and "Anchorman". He's been called the closest castmember to Phil Hartman SNL has gotten since Hartman was killed. Plus he's hilarious.
Tweek

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« Reply #15 on: 02-11-2004 12:39 »

Not seen either of these shows, perhaps we need a thread for US shows other countries don't watch  tongue
aslate

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« Reply #16 on: 02-11-2004 13:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Not seen either of these shows, perhaps we need a thread for US shows other countries don't watch   tongue

Agreed!

Juliet

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« Reply #17 on: 02-11-2004 13:58 »

I think this thread sucks.

David A

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« Reply #18 on: 02-11-2004 14:42 »

Lan, I actually do know which one he is.  I just find him to be pretty much indistinguishable from all of the other unfunny people that have been on the show in recent years.

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Not seen either of these shows, perhaps we need a thread for US shows other countries don't watch   tongue

Nah, we just needed to include a few more choices in the poll, like the shows that I mentioned.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Tweek

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« Reply #19 on: 02-11-2004 14:50 »

It would be better if it wasn't a poll at all, it is unlikely that the person starting such a poll would have a good enough knowledge of other countries shows, often the best comedies in one country wouldn't get a laugh in others as the viewer wouldn't get the references.
David A

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« Reply #20 on: 02-11-2004 16:16 »

Let's forget the poll then, and just talk about our favorite sketch comedy shows.   smile

Nickelodeon had some pretty good sketch comedy shows back in the day.  Does anyone else remember You Can't Do That on Television, Out of Control, and Turkey Televison?

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #21 on: 02-11-2004 16:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Not seen either of these shows, perhaps we need a thread for US shows other countries don't watch   tongue

I also agree!

Pikka Bird

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« Reply #22 on: 02-11-2004 16:33 »

I'd say the best comedy show is Casper & Mandrilaftalen, but there are only two other persons (and maybe one more coming soon) that might even know what I'm talking about. SNL and MADTV- I haven't really been able to see it here, but the stuff I have seen has been ranging from "crappy" through "bland" and on to "almost hilarious".
Mercapto

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« Reply #23 on: 02-11-2004 16:42 »

Casper & Mandrilaftalen was indeed great, although they sometimes overdid the crazyness. Still, "Jeg sænker din husbåd, Lars Bom!" is forever fixed in my mind.  big grin

The gun rack that spouted random 80's pick-up lines was a great sketch well (and it even featured a cameo from John Cleese, himself).
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #24 on: 02-11-2004 16:55 »

"Du skal ikke hælde rockwool på din gedefar - Carsten Selleriiii..."
I think this branch will quickly find itself sawed off. Then burnt.
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #25 on: 02-11-2004 18:46 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Lan, I actually do know which one he is.  I just find him to be pretty much indistinguishable from all of the other unfunny people that have been on the show in recent years.

::glares::
Them's fightin' words, soldier.

I've watched a lot of the 70's-era episodes on E! when they rerun them, and they're not as untouchable as evryone claims they are. I will grant them a far superior cast, but sketch-wise they're pretty much even.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #26 on: 02-11-2004 18:57 »

SNL is still funny because of the Weekend Update, and the becoming-less-common really good sketches. MAD TV is just stupid, and always will be.
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #27 on: 02-11-2004 22:00 »


Best comedy sketch show of all time is Mr. Show. Followed by SNL. I don't really like MAD TV I really don't find a great deal of it funny, except for Will Sasso(sp?) sometimes.
evan

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« Reply #28 on: 02-11-2004 23:55 »

I completely forgot about Mr. Show. Although I've only seen the first season (on DVD), I liked what I saw.
can´t_read

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« Reply #29 on: 02-12-2004 07:25 »

Um... my favorite isn't on this list, but if those are the choices I'll say SNL? MADD tv is crude. I don't know why Comedy Central advertises it as 'the most controvertial thing on television'. They are the ones who brought South Park, a little contradictory? And SNL is much more so just because it hits real leader figures hard wand without apology while MADD just copies them every once in awhile. I would have to say that the only thing controvertial about MADD is that Comedy Central even airs it. 
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #30 on: 02-12-2004 08:14 »

I was always partial to The State, myself.

As for Mad TV vs. SNL, read Bartman's post and then pretend I said it. Although I thought Mad TV was funny, in its first couple of seasons(back when they had David Herman).

I want to give the finger to nearly every Mad TV/SNL sketch I see. It's sad.
Jeremy

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« Reply #31 on: 02-12-2004 15:21 »

Yup, David Herman > SNL.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #32 on: 02-12-2004 20:44 »

I like Kids in the Hall (and I LOVE Kevin McDonald  love ), Monty Python and occasionally SNLSNL is really hit-or-miss now, though more often miss.  It's too bad Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan and Tracy Morgan left.  I really miss Mango and Brian Fellow.  frown
I'm not fond of MADTV.  I enjoyed it when I was younger (read: enjoyed nosemilk and flatulance jokes), but now I just find it annoying.  It's always prepped as being edgy and demented, but it's nothing stranger than the Kids did.  Who else could come up with the Dr. Suess Bible?  And who doesn't love Buddy Cole?

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