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aslate

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« Reply #40 on: 11-22-2004 16:25 »

Oh God, not this thing! We somehow caught it every-so-often on BBC 2 whilst i'm doing some homework. It's very, very strange and highly compelling to watch! Seem to watch it every week too.
Malachy

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« Reply #41 on: 11-22-2004 16:33 »

Arrested Devlopment is the shit.

"So, I just blue myself."

"Yeah like I'm going to take marriage advice from you...your wife is dead."

"Yeah, she had all kinds of orgasms."

Each character is great in their own way. My favorites are Tobias and Buster.
winna

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« Reply #42 on: 11-22-2004 16:51 »

Yeah it's a great show... Last night's episode was good.  "You need to stop being an Anne hog, son"

And that one private investigator... He's everybody!
Lrrr_2004
Starship Captain
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« Reply #43 on: 11-22-2004 21:01 »

The private investigator is awesome, and when Buster thought he was in Mexico, I nearly shat myself.  I don't remember when I laughed so much at a television show, and I don't mean at the show either, I mean with it.
j_ohanley

Bending Unit
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« Reply #44 on: 11-28-2004 09:25 »

Agreed. I've only seen the past three episode, but it's enough to let me know that this could be as funny as Futurama, and Simpsons and Seinfeld at their primes. And don't worry too much about low ratings. FOX let Futurama and King of the Hill survive longer with lower ratings, and they didn't even like those shows that much.

It's my hope that it will make it to at least three seasons, and have a proper ending when it does. In the meantime, I'm planning on picking up the Arrested Development Season 1 set.
Malachy

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« Reply #45 on: 11-28-2004 10:05 »

Ratings mean nothing with a show like this. I know it sounds weird to think of FOX caring about something other than money, but they seriously jizz over those awards, and AD rakes them in left and right.
jerkberg

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« Reply #46 on: 11-28-2004 12:09 »

i was confused about the god damned posts by coop

on topic: what time is it on on bbc2
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #47 on: 11-28-2004 12:33 »

 
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Originally posted by j_ohanley:
It's my hope that it will make it to at least three seasons, and have a proper ending when it does. In the meantime, I'm planning on picking up the Arrested Development Season 1 set.

I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that FOX already ordered Season 3 after the Emmy win. Start hoping for a Season 4.
j_ohanley

Bending Unit
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« Reply #48 on: 11-28-2004 21:44 »

That's good news, but does anyone have a concrete source?
niggle-snoosh

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« Reply #49 on: 11-29-2004 08:33 »

Okay, okay.. so we haven't experienced this yet in Australia. Pass it on fox...pass it on.
So from my point of view, any good american writer/cartoonist gets shafted if they dont have enough money and in many cases even if they have (hmmm... eg.  matt groening...)
Why do all the crap things get exported like "full house", "popular". "CSI", "the OC", "Sumerland" and fucking "seventh heaven" (p.s. Australians aren't as a  rule religious which is why 'seventh heaven' crashed and burned - thank 'god')
We know you have the goods america - the wrong people are just in charge - Furturamians unite!!!
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #50 on: 11-29-2004 15:37 »

Oi! CSI is ok.
bender+fry

Professor
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« Reply #51 on: 11-30-2004 05:25 »

I bought the season one dvd set, and I already watched a disc. It's every bit as funny as people said it would be, and the guy I asked at the portland mall for it said he thought it was a great show, too! My favorite part so far:

Grandfather: They can't arrest the husband and wife on the same case.

Father: That's not true!

Grandfather: I got the worst damn attornies.
Lrrr_2004
Starship Captain
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« Reply #52 on: 12-01-2004 22:03 »

Soon i'm gong to pick up "The Venture Bros." and "Arrested Develpement" on DVD, they're both excellent shows.  I suggest everyone support those shows, and I hope the thing about Arrested Developement" having a 3rd season is true.
Beamer

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« Reply #53 on: 12-01-2004 22:08 »

They started airing this show in Australia a few days ago, it's on 10:30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I've gotta say, I really like this show (despite the jerky camerawork). Haven't quite learned all the character's names yet, but that guy who can't act is just plain hilarious, especially during his audition for the fire sale.

"We're having a fire!!! ...Sale. Somebody save the children!"
*falls to the floor singing Amazing Grace*

I probably got that quote wrong, but oh well. Still a funny show.  laff
Lrrr_2004
Starship Captain
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« Reply #54 on: 12-01-2004 22:15 »

I haven't seen that episode yet. 
Beamer

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« Reply #55 on: 12-01-2004 22:19 »

... That was only the second episode of the entire show.
Lrrr_2004
Starship Captain
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« Reply #56 on: 12-01-2004 22:36 »

Does anyone know if the first season will re-air in the near future?  Maybe on FX.  They did have a marathon on FX, back in October I think?  I caught the last 6 episodes of the season.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #57 on: 12-02-2004 09:31 »
« Last Edit on: 12-02-2004 09:31 »

Watched an episode, and I can't say that I was that impressed. I'll give it another shot, though. And maybe one after that. But that'd be it.
Lrrr_2004
Starship Captain
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« Reply #58 on: 12-02-2004 21:48 »
« Last Edit on: 12-03-2004 00:00 »

A Flight To Remember

I don't think you can "get" the show by watching it one time, you have to get to know the characters and all that stuff, do have something better to do on a sunday night?  Because if so i'd like to hear it, i'm bored stiff over here, especially since they showed Ice Age last week.
Jeez, i'd take an episode of Arrested Developement over Ice Age any day.


Arrested Developement Needs Your Help!  Go to we.com and click on Pop Culture (or something) and take the poll, vote for Arrested Developement for show of the year.  Right now it's third behind "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives".  Voting Ends Dec. 8th.
Agent Rodriquez

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« Reply #59 on: 12-14-2004 22:30 »

The past two episodes have been hilarious.  My favorite part(s) has to be when everyone walked off sad, they had their heads down and the Charlie Brown music playing.  After watching it again I noticed that the first time George Michael does it he walks past a dog lying on top of a red doghouse. Also the references to the Saddam Hussin capture were great.

What was up with the constant parental warinings with the most recent episode?
mikey

Urban Legend
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« Reply #60 on: 12-15-2004 01:42 »

It and scrubs are the best out. Full stop.
evan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #61 on: 12-15-2004 01:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Agent Rodriquez:
What was up with the constant parental warinings with the most recent episode?

I think this week's warnings were due to Tobias's balls being mentioned.  I guess in this FCC world, it's sinful to mention that a man is naked in a bathtub or something.
SlackJawedMoron

Urban Legend
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« Reply #62 on: 12-15-2004 02:21 »

I've watched a few more episodes.

It's starting to grow on me.

Must be the frequent Taser-ing.
Col. Klink

Professor
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« Reply #63 on: 12-15-2004 02:34 »

Is arrested development usually so funny?

"What happened to God?"
"There is no God!"
Beamer

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #64 on: 12-15-2004 02:39 »

Last night's episode (in Australia, that is) was definately one of the funniest ones I've seen. Loved the never-nude stuff.

"Ummm... you need to be naked for your physical."
"I am naked!"
Mallzie

Bending Unit
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« Reply #65 on: 12-16-2004 00:17 »

Arrested Development is just great - Scrubs too, but there's probably another thread for that - it has brought life and joy into my Sunday nights again.

Yeah, I have to say there was something messed up about them issuing all those warnings just because the word "balls" was in that episoid. I seem to remember it uttered in an episoide of Melcolm in the Middle without any hulabaloo, but perhaps the world has changed since then.

Michael: Is this about the money?
Gob: No.
Michael: What do you want?
Gob: I mean, it's not about money in the sense that I'm coming here saying, "Here, Michael. Take some money." It's just more of a "may I have some" kind of visit.


Gob's Wife: I'm in love with your brother-in-law.
Gob: You're in love with your own brother? The one in the army?
Gob's Wife: No, your sister's husband.
Gob: Michael? Michael!
Gob's Wife: No, that's your sister's brother.
Gob: No, I'm my sister's brother. You're in love with me - me.
Gob's Wife: I'm in love with Tobias.
Gob: My brother-in-law?
Gob's Wife: I know it can never be, so I'm leaving. I'm enlisting in the army.
Gob: To be with your brother ..
Gob's Wife: No!
evan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #66 on: 12-16-2004 02:29 »

Gob is by far the best character on the show, and that's saying something.

Michael: So this is the Aztec Tomb trick.
Gob: Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore does for money...
[sees children watching his magic]
Gob: ... or candy!
Agent Rodriquez

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #67 on: 12-16-2004 12:36 »

Marta: Yo Quiero
Gob: English please.
Marta: I love you.
Gob: Great, now I'm going to be late!

I thought the warnings could have been for the use of Homo, but they already did a joke just like that last season with no problems.  Curse the FCC and their uptight standards.
David A

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« Reply #68 on: 12-16-2004 13:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Agent Rodriquez:
Curse the FCC and their uptight standards.

I don't see what the big deal is.  The episode itself wasn't edited in any way.

Sounds like you're the one who's uptight.
evan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #69 on: 12-16-2004 15:16 »

IMO, the best jokes are the ones that creep up on you and wait until you're not expecting to laugh.  For example, just today I thought of the "Shemale" t-shirt joke from this week's episode.  Everything I thought of that little clip, I almost fell over laughing.  Unlike other shows (FG), AD lets jokes lie before they bite you in the ass.
boingo2000

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« Reply #70 on: 12-17-2004 15:25 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Gob is by far the best character on the show, and that's saying something.

Michael: So this is the Aztec Tomb trick.
Gob: Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore does for money...
[sees children watching his magic]
Gob: ... or candy!

If you watch the uncut pilot on the DVD, the original version of that joke was:

Michael: So this is the Aztec Tomb trick.
GOB: Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore does for money...
[sees children watching his magic]
GOB: ... or cocaine!

Somehow, it's just so much funnier when that's GOB's idea of sugercoating his comments.  laff

And I agree with you.  If we owe Arrested Development nothing else, we should be forever thankful for introducing us to Will Arnett.  I laughed way too hard and way too long at the dramatic letter hurling in episode 2.
evan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #71 on: 12-17-2004 15:47 »

I just love the idea of a prostitue turning tricks for candy.  That makes me smile.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #72 on: 12-17-2004 23:32 »

I got the DVD set, and it's great. The only episode I've seen before from the first season was Pier Pressure, and the rest are all new to me. I've only watched the first disc, but it's hilarious. Everyone should pick this set up. However, I was wondering, where is the "adult language" that merits a warning on disc 1?
bender+fry

Professor
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« Reply #73 on: 12-18-2004 00:33 »

If you listen very carefully, they say "fuck" in the background. tongue
boingo2000

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #74 on: 12-18-2004 16:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr. Morberg:
However, I was wondering, where is the "adult language" that merits a warning on disc 1?

It's in the uncut pilot, which doesn't bleep the line "I got the worst fuckin' attourneys."
KurtPikachu2001

Urban Legend
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« Reply #75 on: 12-18-2004 19:02 »

I've seen Arrested Development.  I didn't like it at all.  It's just the same old crap about dysfunctional families (only this one has grown children) that FOX tries to shove down our thorats. 

It's like Mamcolm in the Middle with adults.  And the teenagers in the show are all as usual looking to get laid.  I will continue to boycott dysfunctional family TV shows for I am sick up to my puke gland of them!  Futurama forever!
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #76 on: 12-19-2004 18:51 »

I want to punch you in the face.
Agent Rodriquez

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #77 on: 12-19-2004 22:24 »

But if you try to, he'll just curl up into the fetal position.
laroquettespine

Bending Unit
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« Reply #78 on: 12-19-2004 22:41 »

Very funny episode tonight.  It occurred to me a few hours later, while the theme song ran hypnotically and unstoppably through my mind, that it is very similar to the "Pac-Man" theme song:  same key, rythym, chord progression, etc.  If you played them simultaneously, they might make a nice little harmony...and bring about a nice little lawsuit.
j_ohanley

Bending Unit
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« Reply #79 on: 12-19-2004 23:45 »

Yes. It's the kind of theme song that stays in your head, but is impossible to hum.
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