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Spy

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« Reply #240 on: 09-16-2005 02:29 »

Curb your enthusiasm and Arrested Developement are great show that never made it to primetime free to air in Australia. The ratings system is ridiculous they should make it on every television if you watch it for more than 15 minutes it gives a rating.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #241 on: 09-16-2005 18:37 »

Alright, when the hell does the next (3rd, right?) season start?! I was hoping it'd start with animation domination at 8:30, but they had some other crappy show instead.
Jeremy

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« Reply #242 on: 09-16-2005 19:59 »

Starts on Monday at 8.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #243 on: 09-16-2005 20:12 »

Sweeeet....
Spy

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« Reply #244 on: 09-17-2005 03:01 »

I just downloaded the pilot and now I'm deperate to see season 1 but the torrents really slow.
Beamer

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« Reply #245 on: 09-17-2005 13:23 »

Dude, just buy the fucking DVD and support this wonderful show. You live in Australia, right? I got it from JB Hi-Fi for $40, and my friend got it for $24 at Target. Bargain for 22 episodes.
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« Reply #246 on: 09-17-2005 16:02 »

Gobs magic shows are awesome.
"It's the final countdowwnnnn!! dah dah daah dahh
dadadadadaaaahhh"

Especially when he buried himself by accident:

"Somethings gone wrong..."
*coffin falls on him... then a ton of dirt*  laff
commie detector

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« Reply #247 on: 09-17-2005 17:22 »

Ya know it and "the office" kinda have the same feeling to them...
Roy Bluth

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« Reply #248 on: 09-18-2005 16:35 »
« Last Edit on: 09-18-2005 16:35 »

From TV Guide

Arrested Development
Starts:9/19, 8pm, Fox

Where We Left Off: Oscar (Jeffrey Tambor) was mistakenly jailed for twin brother George Sr.'s corporate crimes, and Tobias (David Cross) left Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) for Kitty (Judy Greer).

Shades of Martha: "George Sr. will be under house arrest this year," says creator Mitchell Hurwitz. "So he'll be trying various Wile E. Coyote ways of getting out."

Romantic Developments: Michael (Jason Bateman) falls for an intimidating British woman with a secret (Charlize Theron), while kissing cousins George Michael (Michael Cera) and Maeby (Alia Shawkat) find out if they're related.

What's The Big Idea, Buster? Afraid he'll be forced to testify in his father's trial, Buster (Tony Hale) "fakes a persistent vegetative state, while Lindsay campaigns to let him die with dignity," Hurwitz says. "But he wants to live without dignity."

 
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Originally posted by Spy:
It's ok. But not a gem of a show like Seinfeld and Futurama.

I'm not going to say that anything is better than Futurama, especially on a Futurama Message Board, that would be suicide.

But I will say that Arrested's 1st and 2nd seasons are 10 times better that Seinfeld's 1st and 2nd seasons. And if Arrested continues to get better, just like Seinfeld did, then LOOK OUT!

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Bump. Amazed this thread isn't more popular at the moment, what with all the Season 3 spoilers circulating the internet.

What site?
evan

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« Reply #249 on: 09-18-2005 21:43 »

The only problem I have with that description is that George Sr. should still be a Blue Man and on the run from the police. The idea of him being under 'house arrest' kinda seems too similar to him being trapped in the attic from last season.

Oh, and Jessica Walter and Jeffery Tambor (Lucielle and George Sr.) both lost their Emmys to Everybody Loves Raymond....which is stupid, because that show was never really funny.
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« Reply #250 on: 09-18-2005 23:08 »

It's superliminal show-title advertising.

They might as well have called it "Best TV Show!"

Not that I've ever seen it, but still Arrested Development kicks so much ass.

Gob: "I'm going to film myself doing tricks around the office. I'm going to call it... "Tricks, ".... let me finish! ... "Around the Office..."

Genius.
Spy

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« Reply #251 on: 09-18-2005 23:10 »

I still need to find a way to catch the whole first season here in Australia.
Beamer

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« Reply #252 on: 09-19-2005 00:47 »

Spy - Buy the DVDs or get Foxtel! Jeez.

Roy Bluth -  http://www.douchechill.com

On a side note, congratulations to AD for its Emmy win for Best Writing in a Comedy (Mitch Hurwitz and Jim Vallely for Righteous Brothers). It deserved so many more, but hey, better than nothing.
Joysauce

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« Reply #253 on: 09-19-2005 13:47 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
The only problem I have with that description is that George Sr. should still be a Blue Man and on the run from the police.

It's been a while since I've seen the season 2 finale(I am very upset that they didn't bring out the DVDs before the season 3 premiere). Are you sure that actually "happened"? As I recall, it was just part of the "next time, on Arrested Development" montage, which most of the time does not actually factor into the show's continuity.

 
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The idea of him being under 'house arrest' kinda seems too similar to him being trapped in the attic from last season.

I agree.

Oh, and Jessica Walter and Jeffery Tambor (Lucielle and George Sr.) both lost their Emmys to Everybody Loves Raymond....which is stupid, because that show was never really funny.[/QUOTE]

Everybody Loves Raymond has got to be the most overrated show ever. It's never struck me as being particularly bad, but why do people like it? Why has it won so many emmy awards? I haven't gotten anything more than a slight chuckle or two per episode. The show has never gotten me laughing out loud like Seinfeld or Arrested Development.

Speaking of which--not only are the first two seasons of Arrested Development better than the first two seasons of Seinfeld, I think they're as good as anything Seinfeld came up with.

I'm almost tempted to say that Arrested Development is an all-around better show than Seinfeld. I'll need to see if they can keep up this level of quality for a couple more seasons, however. The Buster storyline for season 3 sounds hilarious.
jrock241

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« Reply #254 on: 09-19-2005 15:13 »

First, Everybody Loves Raymond has never made me laugh and I have seen quite a few of their episodes.
Second, AD deserves all those awards.
Third, My memory is terrible, I always try to remember if the next week episode had anything with what they said last week is coming up. Does it?
SuperKangar0o

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« Reply #255 on: 09-19-2005 15:13 »

How many emmys were they nominated for?

Did win the best comedy script though
jrock241

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« Reply #256 on: 09-19-2005 15:27 »

 http://*tv.yahoo.com/feature/emmywinners05.html*  That is alink of the winners and losers.
evan

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« Reply #257 on: 09-19-2005 17:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Joysauce:
It's been a while since I've seen the season 2 finale(I am very upset that they didn't bring out the DVDs before the season 3 premiere). Are you sure that actually "happened"? As I recall, it was just part of the "next time, on Arrested Development" montage, which most of the time does not actually factor into the show's continuity.

They've been pretty consistant with the "Next Time..." bits being in continuity. That's how they explained Tobias getting fired as an understudy from the Blue Man Group, and, of course, where Buster lost his  hand.

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

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« Reply #258 on: 09-19-2005 20:23 »

Whelp, just a few minutes into the season 3 premiere and I'm proven way wrong.

...I'll have to rewatch some older episodes. I could have sworn they had some bizarre "next time" gags. Didn't they have Tobias get over his never-nude-ness one time? Or did they actually follow through with that? Either way, I am going to wrongly blame FOX's airing schedule more than my faulty memory.
j_ohanley

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« Reply #259 on: 09-19-2005 21:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Joysauce:
Whelp, just a few minutes into the season 3 premiere and I'm proven way wrong.

...I'll have to rewatch some older episodes. I could have sworn they had some bizarre "next time" gags. Didn't they have Tobias get over his never-nude-ness one time? Or did they actually follow through with that? Either way, I am going to wrongly blame FOX's airing schedule more than my faulty memory.

FOX has screwed up the order a bit, but they've been surprisingly good to this show. And the "Next" segments are part of continuity. So yeah, it's your faulty memory.  wink

I think I posted in April that I hoped to return to this thread to comment on the Season 3 premiere, and I've followed through. This one was as good as always. I always approach a season premiere of a show I love with trepidation, and I was delighted that it was the same old show. The quality has not dropped one bit. 9/10.

And I agree, AD did get screwed over in the Emmys. I'd blame it on a sentimental vote for Everybody Loves Raymond, although that didn't stop AD from taking the Emmy away from Friends and Sex in the City last year. Maybe those two shows split the votes.  hmpf

A fond farewell to Barry Zuckerhorn, if that's indeed the last we'll see of him.
Beamer

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« Reply #260 on: 09-19-2005 21:35 »

Joysauce - The "On the next" clips DO factor into the show's continuity, they just don't feature in the next episode (aside from one clip in Altar Egos). Remember George Sr. saying he'd committed light treason at the end of Visiting Ours? BIG factor in continuity there. Same with George Sr. selling Tobias for a pack of cigarettes in Staff Infection, Buster losing his hand in Out on a Limb, Steve Holt discovering Gob is his father in The Immaculate Election, Gob's fingers being switched around in Sword of Destiny, etc.

You have to remember, the writers still treat AD like a documentary. There is no fantasy footage, no dream sequences, no point of view shots. Everything in the episode IS happening in the show. Also, they did have Tobias over-coming his Never Nude problem in Beef Consomme - it happened in the episode itself, and the "On the next" footage was just to show what happens after he's overcome it. He went back to being a Never Nude again in Sad Sack, when pictures of his balls were broadcasted all over the news.

SuperKangar0o - they were nominated for 11 Emmys this year. Some were part of the Creative Arts Emmys. Unfortunately, Best Writing in a Comedy was the only one they won... Strange, they had 4 more nominations than last year, but had 4 less wins.  frown
newhook_1

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« Reply #261 on: 09-19-2005 21:44 »
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God damnit. When does this come on now? I watched it almost every Sunday, but wasn't a part of the internet community. I thought it was cancelled.
David A

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« Reply #262 on: 09-19-2005 21:55 »

It's on Mondays at eight, Newhook.

 http://imoscar.com/
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #263 on: 09-20-2005 19:03 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
God damnit. When does this come on now? I watched it almost every Sunday, but wasn't a part of the internet community. I thought it was cancelled.
It came on yesterday...

(season premiere)
Jeremy

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« Reply #264 on: 09-20-2005 20:47 »
« Last Edit on: 09-20-2005 20:47 »

It's back.     big grin <3
The kiss was...uh, disturbing.
And the scene where the car is rolling backwards, I didn't "get" until I watched it again. It's connected to that 1994 scene early on in the ep. This show is too smart for its own good. *hugs it*

There were commercials with...what's her face, Carmen Electra, maybe? And Michael was saying they'd give her one of their emmy awards if 15 million people watch. I hope the bitch gets it.    tongue

Stick it up your Monday hole, Faze.   tongue (another commercial if you haven't seen it)
evan

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« Reply #265 on: 09-21-2005 01:02 »

I have to admit something: I was that young boy who found that severed hand in the park. If only my father was there to see it...
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #266 on: 09-21-2005 14:40 »

Jemery, we don't get the same commercials you do, we can make our own!
But I haven't seen any if they run.
Ranadok

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« Reply #267 on: 09-22-2005 22:41 »

The episode was good and all that, but one thing was bothering me... Didn't Steve Holt! given a picture of GOB in Immaculate Election when he learned he was his father? What with the "Is my hair going to be like that" line and all that? I don't know why I phrased that as a question, I checked. Anyhow, Steve Holt! should have recognized GOB... and he clearly didn't. How very annoying.
Beamer

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« Reply #268 on: 09-22-2005 23:10 »

Although I've still yet to see The Cabin Show, you have to remember that quite a lot of time has passed since The Immaculate Election (I'm guessing Spring Breakout and Righteous Brothers alone were set at least a month apart from eachother, given that quite a lot has happened since then - with the Dangerous Cosins remake and Gob and Franklin's album, etc.). If you see a photo of someone, even if it is a very important one like that, do you think you'd be able to recognise them in person if you saw them, months later?
Joysauce

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« Reply #269 on: 09-23-2005 00:12 »

Aha! I told you "next time" gags didn't factor 100% into the show's official continuity timeline thingy!

Also, did anyone else notice Ron Weiner joined the writing staff? I love Weiner.

*casually whistles*
Beamer

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« Reply #270 on: 09-23-2005 00:43 »

Hey, who doesn't love Weiner?  wink

Still, the fact is that the writers DO treat the show as if it's a documentary. Basically, every clip and every scene shown, even in the "On the next" segment, HAS really happened, since there are no fantasy sequences. They're usually not followed up on, but the writing explanation for that is that we're to assume those bits of the story have been "left on the editing room floor."

Sometimes the writers do just leave things out and let us fill in the gaps ourselves - like in Ready, Aim, Marry Me, how Lindsay says Uncle Jack's making her president of the Bluth company, but Michael's back in charge again. It's not that Lindsay wasn't in charge of the Bluth company for a while, it's just that we never saw it. Same goes for Burning Love, how Michael's too scared to ask out Sally Sitwell, then in Out on a Limb, they're just suddenly on their 5th date together.

It's obvious quite a lot of time passed between Ready, Aim, Marry Me and Out on a Limb, and we're never fully informed on what happened between them, we just have to assume ourselves. And you have to remember that some storylines are not told in a linear fashion... Like in The Immaculate Election, how it starts off with the narrator mentioning they had the model home fumigated a week ago, then showing the results of that, then going back to where it started again.

They rarely follow up on the "On the next" segments - most of them are just designed to be one-off gags that wrap up storylines in that episode, rather than setting up storylines for future episodes. Still, there's no denying that in the show's logic, they HAVE officially happened.
evan

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« Reply #271 on: 09-23-2005 02:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
Anyhow, Steve Holt! should have recognized GOB... and he clearly didn't. How very annoying.

Steve Holt's not very smart. It's completely possible that he totally forgot who GOB was, or his connection to him.

As for "On the next time..." bits that factoring into continuity, the first one that comes to mind is when Tobias can't hear the phone ringing from the Blue Man Group and loses his "job" with them. Granted, that could have been inferred through the main portions of the episodes, but they once came out and said it.

The only episode that's "On the next..." that directly effected the next episode is "Out on a Limb," where Buster loses his hand. That is definately in continuity.

I think that the continuity aspect depends on what the writers think is funny, basically. If a joke works, then they'll try to work it into the rest of the episode. If not, then it's a throwaway.

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

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« Reply #272 on: 09-23-2005 06:31 »

Since I only just got inot it I thourght I'd start downloading season 1 episodes off limewire in high quality one by one in order. I'm up to Key Decisions. A great show it is.

Aussie fans AD returns next Tuesday at 11.20 from episode 16 season 1. I will tape these until I get up to them. It's hard to become a fan when you have such little access to the episodes but never the less I don't think seven ever gave it a chance. Fuckin idiots seven are.
Beamer

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« Reply #273 on: 09-23-2005 06:51 »

I said that a few days ago in Aussie TV - but yeah, you should definitely tape them until you watch them. While it may not seem like it for you, being you've only seen up to Key Decisions (which I feel is the introduction of the strong episode-continuity storylines, such as Michael, Gob and Marta, Buster and Lucille 2, etc.), AD's very heavily continuity-based, particularly in its later episodes, so best not spoil any of the great surprises it has to offer.  smile

Evan - I'd say the first "On the next" gag that directly affected the next episode is George Sr. selling Tobias for a pack of cigarettes in Staff Infection.
Spy

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« Reply #274 on: 09-23-2005 07:05 »

Sadly I downloaded Cabin Show and watched the first two episodes of season 2. I know what happens but it's still an awesome show and I haven't spoiled that much for myself.
Roy Bluth

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« Reply #275 on: 09-23-2005 16:45 »

People that aren't going to get it are probably not from the United States. Example, people from the U.S. don't usually "get" British comedy.
David A

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« Reply #276 on: 09-23-2005 22:44 »

I "get" British comedy just fine, thank you.  I don't see any reason why our friends from not-America wouldn't "get" this show.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #277 on: 09-23-2005 23:41 »

Australian, and I get it just fine, thanks. Top show. Prefer Scrubs, but still.
Spy

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« Reply #278 on: 09-24-2005 09:15 »

Those limewire downloads are so slow and no video shop has season 1 for hire.
Beamer

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« Reply #279 on: 09-24-2005 10:46 »

Buy it!!! It's well worth the money, and you'll be supporting the show in the best way possible.
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