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« Reply #440 on: 11-17-2005 16:00 »

Yes but my point is, would you rather have the show with no beeps, or no show at all!  roll eyes
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« Reply #441 on: 11-17-2005 21:20 »

 
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Imagine if George snr said: I've got the worst fuckin attorneys. It certainly wouldn't be as funny.

He DID say "I've got the worst fuckin' attorneys" in the Extended Pilot though, the only uncensored episode of AD ever released. I agree, it is funnier with the beeps. *beep* off, traitor is so much better than "Fuck off, traitor."

I think that even if they did move it to another network that allowed swearing, they'd still censor it. It's such a signature of the show, it's not something they'd change just because they could.
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« Reply #442 on: 11-18-2005 16:42 »
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I don't care if there's beeps or not as long as there's a show to to watch!

Very True. I should be beatin' for thinking otherwise.

Mr. Show was uncensored and it was fuckin' hilarious!

Although, the "Say goodbye to these" gag would be very different.
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« Reply #443 on: 11-18-2005 20:34 »

I think they'd do it from behind if the show was uncensored and Kitty flashed Michael yet again. She's worn a bra when she's flashed him in the past - you can clearly see the straps through her top in Missing Kitty the first time she does it.

Like I said though, I doubt they would uncensor it. The censoring is one of the signature aspects of the show. The blue dot and "I *beep*ed (insert female here)" were all great running gags.
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« Reply #444 on: 11-19-2005 18:45 »
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This is a great show period. I loved everything about it, the writing was superb, and the cast is great, definitely a dream cast. Fox may have been stupid enough to let this show go, but let's hope another station is smart enough to pick it up, and treat it the way a show deserves to be treated. The way Fox treated this show is pathetic, no advertising, not showing episodes when they're scheduled to air. Yet they can advertise Prison Break every 10 minutes, and have a marathon of the first 6 or 7 episodes. They showed a marathon of AD early 2004, which is how I stumbled across this great show, I definitely think they should have done that at the end of the second season, or near the beginning of the third. It's a great way to promote the show, if your sitting at home on a saturday afternoon, what else is there to watch?

 
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We've made a huge mistake.
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« Reply #445 on: 11-19-2005 21:49 »

So, are they only going to do (13 - 5 = 8) eight more episodes??  frown
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« Reply #446 on: 11-19-2005 23:04 »

For this season, yes. Keep in mind it still hasn't been OFFICIALLY cancelled yet, and another network may yet pick it up...
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« Reply #447 on: 11-19-2005 23:39 »

Also they could just be trying to save money and a very very very very very rare idea of a fourth season may come up.
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« Reply #448 on: 11-20-2005 16:23 »
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Perhaps, but they have been airing less and less episodes each season, first 22, then 18, now 13. At this rate, next season will only have 7 episodes in the season, if there is a next season that is. I hope there is, I don't care if I have to wait until September for season 4.

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« Reply #449 on: 11-20-2005 23:08 »

Well, if all seasons in future only have 13 episodes and they've just cut it to even out the profits with the poor ratings, I'm fine with that. I'd rather have short seasons than no seasons at all.
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« Reply #450 on: 11-20-2005 23:19 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2005 23:19 »

The show's too high brow for network TV. They expect high ratings that it just can't get. Most TV viewers do not enjoy this style of comedy. I'm hoping a cable network picks it up.
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« Reply #451 on: 11-21-2005 01:00 »

I think the average television viewer can understand high-brow tv, if it's presented right. Shows like "Lost" and "The Sopranos" are incredibly popular and are similar in many ways to Arrested. People are capable of paying attention to the on-going plots of drama serieses, so why can't they do it for a comedy series? The problem comes into marketing. AD, while having some promos, doesn't have enough to support the fanbase it needs to survive. It's an usual show, yes, and that may turn some people away. However, the more it should have been promoted, the more people will see it and like it.
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« Reply #452 on: 11-21-2005 04:20 »

 
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lol, great link. Its so ture what that guy says.

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« Reply #453 on: 11-21-2005 05:32 »

That guy has said the most correct statement I've heard all day.

And the show doesn't have a laugh track so it doesn't have the crutch of telling people when something funny happened. If it did, the track would never stop running.

Damb right!
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« Reply #454 on: 11-21-2005 19:50 »
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I thought you'd like that. When I read that article, I stood and applauded.

This sound like it's going to be a good episode.

Episode 3.??: S.O.B. (Save Our Bluths)
Airdate: 2006

 http://Spoilerfix.com
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« Reply #455 on: 11-21-2005 20:13 »

Ha!
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« Reply #456 on: 11-21-2005 20:55 »

 laff
Genius.
Abso-fucking-lutely beautiful.  love
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« Reply #457 on: 11-21-2005 22:11 »

That got posted at The O.P. forums a week or so ago, only with this little thing attached to the end:
 
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Meanwhile, after reading this item on TVGuide.com, the American public released the following statement: "Huh? I don't get that last joke. I told you this show was dumb."

Still brilliant, though.  smile

Speaking of upcoming episodes, Michael Cera mentioned these two interesting plot developments in a recent interview:
He also said that none of the cast or crew really know about the fate of the show, not even Mitch or Ron. He doesn't know many other upcoming storylines, but believes they will probably wrap up the whole series in the last 5 episodes - his assumption, though.

Personally, I doubt they'll do that, especially if they are trying to shop the show to other networks at the moment... and even if they did, it would seem more AD-ish to leave it very open-ended. I think the last episode of Season 3 will be like Righteous Brothers, in the sense that it wraps up many current running stories, but doesn't end the whole show, and in fact works as a great set-up for any future seasons.
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« Reply #458 on: 11-25-2005 06:25 »

Stupid Thanksgiving sales. Best Buy has seasons 1 and 2 on sale for $14.99 each, and Circuit City has season 2 on sale for $12.99. *jealously glares at the lucky bastards who will buy them at those prices*
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« Reply #459 on: 11-25-2005 19:52 »

What!!!!!! Season one costs $50 here.
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« Reply #460 on: 11-26-2005 02:48 »

Duh, $50 in AUSTRALIAN currency. It'd obviously be different for other countries. I got my Season 1 DVD for $43AUS at JB Hi-fi, my friend got it in Target on sale for about $21AUS.
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« Reply #461 on: 11-26-2005 04:24 »

Sorry I'm feeling a bit stupid today. I bought an inflateable boat today and took it to the beach with my mate. Not that thats relevant but anyway.
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« Reply #462 on: 12-02-2005 16:40 »
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New episodes start Monday!!!

I'm also moving, so it's going to be a hectic day.

Name: The Ocean Walker
Episode #: 3.06
Airdate: December 5, 2005

Name:Prison Break-In
Episode #: 3.07
Airdate: December 12, 2005

Name: Making a Stand (aka"Lesson" )
Episode #: 3.08
Airdate: December 19, 2005

Name:S.O.B. (Save Our Bluths)
Episode #: 3.09
Airdate: ?

Hopefully Fox doesn't change the schedule anymore.
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« Reply #463 on: 12-03-2005 23:19 »

We don't know that S.O.B. is episode 9 yet - they gave the press release for it, but never said its position in the season as far as I know. Also, I've heard Making a Stand and Prison Break-In are actually airing in the wrong order, since Making a Stand was supposed to be 307 and Prison Break-In 308...
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« Reply #464 on: 12-04-2005 15:22 »

Ok, well it doesn't take that long to change, above is just what I pulled from the internet.
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« Reply #465 on: 12-06-2005 13:34 »

"No, Michael.  That wasn't part of my trick."

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« Reply #466 on: 12-06-2005 13:57 »

I missed the first five minutes of this episode, but I still found it really funny. Then , I saw the first five minutes, and found it even funnier.  It was a good end to the Rita storyline (and the brilliant Surrogate storyline, too, I guess).  It was odd that the whole Rita thing was as predictable as it was, though. There wasn't really anything by way of twists or surprises (it was fairly obvious from the beginning that she was an MRF).
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« Reply #467 on: 12-06-2005 14:20 »

Davey A: Heh, that was great.  big grin

"Why am I not going underwater?!?"

AD's back, baby.
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« Reply #468 on: 12-07-2005 00:40 »

Ha. That ending was so awesome and creepy. Poor Tobias. I'm sad to see Super Dave go.  frown <- See? Sad face.
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« Reply #469 on: 12-07-2005 00:42 »

I'm sad that Super Dave is leaving the show. The character of Larry the Surrogate was perhaps one of the funniest minor characters on the show. Although he is basically a one-joke bit, Larry still is teh funny.
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« Reply #470 on: 12-07-2005 01:42 »
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Hlep support Arrested Development or something similar!
Even Knobplop the Well Endowed is doing it - >

I saw my first half an episode of Arrested Development at about 11:00 the other night and it looked alright. I can't remember that much about it, but I do remember "Buster" trying to get out of the army and "Job" on the Segway scooter. I can't remember what it was called, but it's the one where they build a house.

EDIT: I have just been informed that it was called "The One Where They Build A House".   roll eyes
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« Reply #471 on: 12-07-2005 01:57 »

His name is Gob. Get it right, guy!  tongue
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« Reply #472 on: 12-07-2005 02:06 »
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I'm gobsmacked!  tongue
*tumbleweed drifts past*
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« Reply #473 on: 12-08-2005 01:12 »

 
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I'm sad that Super Dave is leaving the show.

Wait a minute, they killed off Tobias? I hope I understood you wrong, Tobias is my favorite character, and David Cross is one of my favorite comedians. It's kind of odd if true, because I recently made a comment, it was more of a joke really, because a lot of characters on tv are getting killed lately, I said they were going to kill of Tobias.

Michael Cera said in an interview that they were going to take the whole hair plugs thing in a dark direction. I thought Tobias would turn into a cocky assh*** because he now has hair.

Now if you'll excuse me, i'm going to my room to cry on my bed.
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« Reply #474 on: 12-08-2005 02:28 »

I think by "Super Dave," he means Super Dave Osbourne, the guy who plays Larry Mittleman (George Sr's surrogate).
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« Reply #475 on: 12-08-2005 02:44 »

Oh, well what happened to Tobias in the pool?
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« Reply #476 on: 12-08-2005 02:53 »

Apparently he's meant to be absent for a portion of this season. Now that it's been cut short I wonder whether he still will.
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« Reply #477 on: 12-08-2005 03:54 »

Sorry about that. I thought that every knew about 80s American sensation and faux-comediac stuntman "Super" Dave Osbourne, who went on to play the role of Larry the Surrogate.

Back to the subject at hand: Tobias, on fire, was incapable of getting into the pool because of the plexiglass GOB placed over it. I'm sure that he'll eventually be healed up, probably by next episode. If you look throughout the second season, Tobias gets injured a lot but recovers remarkably quickly. In "Afternoon Delight," for instance, he gets blown deaf and run over by a car, yet still back to normal by the next episode.
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« Reply #478 on: 12-08-2005 23:41 »

 
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Sorry about that. I thought that everybody knew about 80s American sensation and faux-comediac stuntman "Super" Dave Osbourne, who went on to play the role of Larry the Surrogate.

Don't worry about it. What else has Dave been in? I keep thinking he looks familiar.

 
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Back to the subject at hand: Tobias, on fire, was incapable of getting into the pool because of the plexiglass GOB placed over it. I'm sure that he'll eventually be healed up, probably by next episode. If you look throughout the second season, Tobias gets injured a lot but recovers remarkably quickly. In "Afternoon Delight," for instance, he gets blown deaf and run over by a car, yet still back to normal by the next episode.

Correction, he was blown and poked.

The episode sounds hilarious, but why was the pool covered in plexiglass, and why was Tobias on fire?
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« Reply #479 on: 12-09-2005 00:08 »
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One thing I have disliked this season is the obvious intrusion of the narrator in scenes that don't really need the narrator. For instance, in "The Ocean Walker," Michael refers to Rita and Lindsey as "Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum." The narrator butts in, saying "He didn't mean it that way. How could he?" We all understood the joke and didn't need the extra explanation.
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