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PEE Poll: which dvd boxset has best audio commentaries overall?
Season 1   -1 (5.9%)
Season 2   -1 (5.9%)
Season 3   -12 (70.6%)
Season 4   -3 (17.6%)
Total Voters: 17

bender0101

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« on: 01-24-2004 08:57 »

which dvd boxset has best audio commentaries overall?
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 01-24-2004 09:33 »

Season 3, no question there. Season 4 is a bit lacking in the information department, too much goofing around.
squidORlobster

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« Reply #2 on: 01-24-2004 09:34 »

Season 3 is the worst season episode wise, but the best commentary wise.
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 01-24-2004 09:49 »

The worst season? "Parasites lost", "Roswell That Ends Well", Luck Of The Fryrish", "Amazon Women In The Mood", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "A Leela Of Her Own", "Godfellas", top-10 contenders all of them, and that's just the creme of the creme. I think season 3 is the best both commentary and episode-wise.

Ofcourse it's just my opinion.  wink
Bobby King

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« Reply #4 on: 01-24-2004 10:07 »

mine too, I like all the episodes on season 3 (allmost) and it have the best commentarys too
squidORlobster

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« Reply #5 on: 01-24-2004 11:35 »

Maybe I just watched them too much? I think theres too many episodes too, it just feels a little heavy and slow.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #6 on: 01-24-2004 12:16 »

Season 3 has the most episodes, hence it has the most commentaries, hence overall it is the best for commentaries.

The AOI2 commentary is really really funny, and that's just an example.
bender+fry

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« Reply #7 on: 01-26-2004 04:50 »

I just love any commmentary with dimaggio and west-they are sssuucchh a pair! Just curious, is John related to the baseball player with the same last name?
Impossible

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« Reply #8 on: 01-26-2004 05:32 »

Season 3 definately  smile
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #9 on: 01-26-2004 05:35 »

Well, oddly enough b&f, if you check out the commentary to A Leela Of Her Own, you'll find the answer to your question.  wink
PCC Fred

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« Reply #10 on: 01-26-2004 10:12 »

I'm suspending judgement until I see the rest of the S4 commentaries.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #11 on: 01-26-2004 14:09 »

Third time lucky!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #12 on: 01-26-2004 15:06 »

Yeah, I think the 3rd Season has the best balance of what makes the audio commentaries great. Season 1's were good but too quiet, Season 2's were slightly better but still too many pauses (especially on Cryonic Woman. I really wanted them to tell me what they were thinking when they wrote that.  no no )
 
 By Season 4, they've finally got the hang of keeping dialogue flowing but for some reason the commentaries just don't feel right, which I think is down to a lot of reasons: not as much John DiMaggio (and even when he is there, he just seems a lot more forced this time round), little diversity of commentators (i.e. all writers/directors/actors, no 'other' staff like Scott Vanzo, Paul Calder or Chris Tyng) and also the fact that they do many commentaries before they've even aired, which is kinda limiting in terms of personal response to each episode. That said, they're not unlistenable, but I just think the Season 3 commentaries have more character overall.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #13 on: 01-26-2004 15:16 »

The problem with Season 4 was many of the eps were fairly recently made, so there were no little anecdotes to tell which happened over the few years since it was made, as in Seasons 1-3.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #14 on: 01-26-2004 15:20 »

I thought it was more the fact that they hadn't aired rather than had recently been made. They had little fan feedback to respond to.
Gorky

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« Reply #15 on: 01-28-2004 07:21 »
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IMO, I would have waited a while longer for S4 (which hasn't been released in R1 yet) if they had had the commentators record the commentaries after every episode had aired on FOX.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #16 on: 01-28-2004 08:27 »

I would've liked to have heard some of the other voice actors too, especially Dave Herman and Frank Welker. I know Frank is a busy guy, but to hear him on a commentary would've made my month.  smile
Teral

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« Reply #17 on: 02-02-2004 11:58 »

I too would've loved to hear from more people, particular the Rough Draft crowd (Claudia Katz, the Vanzo's, Tyng, etc), in the 4AC commentaries, aside from that more actors, like Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, the two mentioned by MoV above, etc.

Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #18 on: 02-02-2004 13:28 »

Not Gregg Vanzo. If you listen to the Season 1 commentaries, he had very little to say. Scott Vanzo provides a lot of good trivia on the 3D stuff but he never seems to get into the spirit of the commentaries like some of the other directors (Sheesley, Avanzino, Dieter). And if we're mentioning voice actors, let's not forget Phil LaMarr. He's a lot more versatile than I think many may give him credit for.
Teral

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« Reply #19 on: 02-02-2004 14:46 »

True but most people were very woodden in the 1ACV commentaries. After watching the last of the 4ACV commentaries I went back and listened to the SP3k commentary, and it was pretty funny how uncertain and cautious everybody were at first. Try listen to how they introduce themself in SP3k, almost as if they're afraid to say anything wrong, but in later seasons they just start off with a bang. It's actually quite endearing.
Donnie Zoido

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« Reply #20 on: 02-02-2004 14:49 »

I think that Season 4 is the best for commentaries, mainly because Maurice La Marche is so bloody funny. I mean "you wrote it, you can't unwrite it" I was rolling about laughing.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #21 on: 02-02-2004 14:58 »

Maurice is funny, although the "Here's Lrrr who sounds nothing like Morbo" jokes get boring very quickly.
zapperdan

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« Reply #22 on: 02-02-2004 17:35 »

i liked all the commetaries except the very last one which was a bit damp, really. dan castelenetta hardly spoke and they seemed more intrested in watching the show than talking, which they can do any time.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #23 on: 02-04-2004 13:51 »

It's strange that you singled out that episode of all of them as the one where "they seemed more interested in watching the show than talking", much less say that Dan Castelanetta hardly spoke. He spoke a fair amount about his influences for the Robot Devil and the Snail, and there was only really one major pause in the commentary. Admittedly, Dan could've actually done the Robot Devil's voice in the commentary for us, but I personally have very few complaints about it.
rule brittannia

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« Reply #24 on: 02-09-2004 14:24 »

season 4 for the gay guy + the ghost

whoopwhoopwhoopwhoop!!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #25 on: 02-09-2004 14:47 »

Oh come on, it wasn't that great.  roll eyes
rule brittannia

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« Reply #26 on: 02-09-2004 14:49 »
« Last Edit on: 02-10-2004 00:00 »

it bloddy well was

i got a super conforter mister! (joke!)


  puke

hirray! it gave me a excuse to use the puke smiley  smile
User_names_suck
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« Reply #27 on: 02-09-2004 20:13 »

Its mainly john's voice retelling the anecdote
tha gets me.
But the problem is the puchline to it takes too long you kind of get it before the lines finished.
Rich Moore and Maurice are the best commentators though.
I'd say Season 3 just beats Season 4
I haven't heard season 1 and I borrowed season 2, but I seem to rember It wasn't until season 3 they seem to have been rehearseing the intro's,
so they get it done quicker.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #28 on: 02-10-2004 15:45 »

Rich Moore's very funny. I like the way he's always willing to join in with the tomfoolery, such as in the Spanish Fry commentary. "Uh-oh!"
Jamesbondcja

Professor
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« Reply #29 on: 02-11-2004 13:17 »

3 & 4 are both great, probably season 3 just gets it.

 big grin  big grin
rule brittannia

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« Reply #30 on: 02-11-2004 13:46 »

hey jamesbondcja why do you have a picture of squidworth on your pic? (just curios)
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #31 on: 02-11-2004 14:12 »

I'll admit that John telling the story was funny, but I would not consider that one anecdote to make an entire season's worth of commentaries better than those of the other boxsets.
rule brittannia

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« Reply #32 on: 02-11-2004 15:17 »

agreed, now who's up for pizza
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #33 on: 02-19-2004 01:35 »

First Post. Huzzah.

"and when we came back out, it was on fire."

Season 4. Oh, yes.
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