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Kryten

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« : 07-26-2001 21:53 »

Lots of new folks on these boards, and I'm wondering... what are your favorite non-cartoon TV shows? I'll respond with mine eventually....
Drippy_taco

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« #1 : 07-26-2001 22:09 »

I think my signature obviously points out my favorite non-cartoon show, actually MST3K is my ALL-TIME favorite show, Futurama a close second.  Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been with me for 7 years, and just because it's syndicated and there aren't any new episodes, it's still my favorite.

Other non-cartoon shows I like are:
SCTV (also syndicated)
Daily Show w/ John Stewart
Jimminy Glick w/ Martin Short (So what if he is an over-acting cheap laugh kinda guy, I think the show is funny)


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FishyJoe

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« #2 : 07-26-2001 23:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Drippy_taco:
Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been with me for 7 years, and just because it's syndicated and there aren't any new episodes, it's still my favorite.

Other non-cartoon shows I like are:
SCTV (also syndicated)

I think you misunderstand the concept of syndication. MST3K and SCTV, while in reruns, are still aired nationally on the scifi channel and NBC(respectively). Syndication means that the show airs nationally, but the time and station varies from market to market.

Incidentally, I first fell in love with MST3K back when it actually was syndicated. Way back in 1995, they syndicated a small amount of episodes dubbed "The MST Hour". It was half of an episode each week(all Joel-era ones), with some really hilarious wrap-around segments featuring Mike Nelson in his Jack Perkins makeup. In my area, it came on right after SNL...MST3K was a breath of fresh air after watching so much of that lameness.

The syndication run ended after the first year...I was almost in tears when I found out it stopped airing locally. Lucky for me, I am a huge nerd who recorded every episode, and thanks to internet tape-trading(and also my brother who had DSS), I got like a hundred episodes before my cable company finally picked up the scifi channel.

But enough of that. Other shows I like or used to like:

Get A Life
The State
Select seasons of The X-files
Seinfeld
King of Queens is also pretty entertaining for a mainstream show

I'm sure there are a few other shows, but just about all tv today is maddeningly awful.
Nixon+Morbo~???

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« #3 : 07-26-2001 23:20 »

      Whose Line is it, Anyway?
      Star Trek (see my list in "To Boldly Go . . ." I think)
      Robot Wars
      Red Dwarf
      Home Improvement
Drippy_taco

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« #4 : 07-26-2001 23:52 »

Hmm, articles I would read always associated MST3K and SCTV with syndicated, but thanks for correcting me, guess I should get with the times...
frozen fry

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« #5 : 07-27-2001 00:27 »

my favorite non cartoon show is the xfiles
darthgy

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« #6 : 07-27-2001 03:03 »

friends
that 70's show
chaos city
star trek - the next generation
star trek - ds9 (from season 3 on)
rach_the_tall

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« #7 : 07-27-2001 03:15 »

okie...( in no particular order...)
monty python's flying circus
red dwarf
mr brittas' empire
absolutley fabulous
the young ones
fawlty towers
sex and the city (I find it amusing)
bottom
blackadder
father ted

Kryten

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« #8 : 07-27-2001 10:37 »

my favorites:

Buffy
Angel
Star Trek, TNG and DS9
News Radio
Seinfeld
Boston Public
Just Chris

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« #9 : 07-27-2001 11:02 »

For me, it's mostly comedy stuff.

Drew Carey
Seinfeld
That 70's Show
Whose Line is it Anyway


Apathy Party

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« #10 : 07-27-2001 11:48 »

I don't watch TV, as a rule, it's nothing but mass produced, deflavoured tabloid piss, especially before 10pm. For comedy, see Rach's post above.

Did any Britisher here ever watch the Channel 4 cult video review show VIDS? That was my favourite show of all time. It breaks every British TV stereotype in the book. That's were all my sig quotes come from.

For a biting, satrical, visceral look at British TV, visit http://www.tvgohome.com
Holly J. Fry

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« #11 : 07-27-2001 13:32 »

Rach, your taste is so much like mine that I think I'll try out your underwear idea as posted on 'boxers vs. briefs'.!  :)
futurefreak

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« #12 : 07-27-2001 19:08 »

non-cartoon? hmm...Titus, That 70s Show, Buffy & Angel (although i havent watched them in a while), Married With Children...   :p
bart182

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« #13 : 07-28-2001 14:45 »

Freakylinks
Lone gunman (even though the show sucks)
Everyone loves raymond
tech shows
Space ghost
Cohnon OBrian
Grounded for life (yes its a stupid show)
Dark angel (sometimes)


I dunno what else
Bovinatron

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« #14 : 07-28-2001 17:31 »

the simpsons (duh)
boston public is ok, it's not a favorite
who's line is it anyway is somehow getting a lot less funny
the practice (i'm starting to like it a lot more than i used to)
law and order (i'm starting to dislike it a lot more than i used to)
malcom in the middle is great.
grounded for life seems kinda like a rip of malcom, but it's still funny.
spy tv is funny even tho they do the meanest things to ppl.
fear factor is pretty good.
futurefreak

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« #15 : 07-28-2001 23:57 »

 
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Originally posted by bart182:
Freakylinks
Lone gunman (even though the show sucks)
Everyone loves raymond
tech shows
Space ghost
Cohnon OBrian
Grounded for life (yes its a stupid show)
Dark angel (sometimes)


I dunno what else


yeah i got to have me CONAN O'BRIEN too  :D
rach_the_tall

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« #16 : 07-29-2001 08:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Bovinatron:

malcom in the middle is great.
oh yeah, MitM is funny too, but I mostly stick with britcoms.

Percina_Kroker

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« #17 : 07-29-2001 08:39 »

112313211231211234323243211on the piano that is yankee doodle!!!!!!

Futurama
Ben

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« #18 : 07-29-2001 08:51 »

Whoa, wide reaching question. Just off the top of my head, I like British comedy such as Python, Blackadder etc. and also political satire, well all satire for that matter. Other than that, it's just the usual sprinkling of American sit-coms and such.
FishyJoe

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« #19 : 07-29-2001 13:49 »

 
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Posted by Bart182
Lone gunman (even though the show sucks)

Oh yes, I forgot about this show. I watched it too. It wasn't too good, but I liked it. It was really likeable, despite all its faults. It's just too bad that Fox cancelled it...if it had another season to grow, I think it could have been something great.

 
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By Bovinatron
spy tv is funny even tho they do the meanest things to ppl

I'm not sure what to think of this one. It will occassionally have a funny bit(like that whole skit with the neat-freak boss), but I don't know, the reactions seem kinda rehearsed to me. I wonder how many of their skits are genuine.

Also, does anyone remember that infomercial that used to come on, for that tape of practical jokes? I've seen the exact same clips shown on Spy TV, in their "international division" segment. That's just lame.

Michael Ian Black is a funny funny guy(I used to love The State), but he does a terrible job of hosting the show. Most of his jokes are unfunny, but even the funny ones get lost in his shockingly bad delivery.
rach_the_tall

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« #20 : 07-30-2001 04:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
Whoa, wide reaching question. Just off the top of my head, I like British comedy such as Python, Blackadder etc. and also political satire, well all satire for that matter. Other than that, it's just the usual sprinkling of American sit-coms and such.

oh yeah, political satire  :) 'yes minister' is funny  :)

futurefreak

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« #21 : 08-02-2001 13:57 »

 
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Originally posted by rach_the_tall:
 
Quote
Originally posted by Bovinatron:

malcom in the middle is great.
oh yeah, MitM is funny too, but I mostly stick with britcoms.


britcoms...i never heard of that word before...  :p
Chump

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« #22 : 08-26-2001 15:51 »

I like Malcolm, Fraser, Seinfeld, M*A*S*H, Cheers, Northern Exp. and so on. M*A*S*H is really good for those of you who have never watched it. (For Canadians its on at 10 on Prime.)
KENNEDY

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« #23 : 08-26-2001 16:07 »

the X files and Father Ted.  :cool:
Thomas

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« #24 : 08-26-2001 16:37 »

I like lot's of comedies, I also like the open university, it is sometimes quite good and is on at a time when nothing much else is. It teaches you useful things, such as they're being an infinite number of dimensions all in the same place, and I say it is out  duty to build a machine to travel between dimensions till we find the one where Kif is the main character in Futurama that, that is the place where we shall make out home.
Juliet

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« #25 : 08-26-2001 18:25 »

mine are:

WWF Raw and Smackdown.
Friends.
Big Brother (it use to be on)
Famliy Guy
South Park
Triger TV
Buffy.
Malcome In The Middle.
ABFab (The new season is coming back)
The Simpsons
And of course Futurama
Sarge

Professor
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« #26 : 08-26-2001 18:34 »

Keeping Up Appearances
The O'Reilly Factor
Married With Children
Frasier
3rd Rock From The Sun
Kryten

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« #27 : 08-26-2001 18:55 »

I've recently gotten into Farscape. Reruns start tomorrow!
lilmurray37

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« #28 : 08-26-2001 18:59 »

x-files
star trek
alot of random others
Tweek

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« #29 : 08-27-2001 01:04 »
« : 08-27-2001 01:04 »

I don't watch too much TV but I like most sci-fi and some comedy shows, in particular:

Babylon 5
Farscape
Star Trek (all series)
X-Files
Space: Above and Beyond (killed after one series   :( )
Buffy
Blackadder
Bottom
Red Dwarf
The Bill

Sadly a lot of them aren't on now. I expect I've missed a few that should be on the list.
Nixorbo

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« #30 : 08-27-2001 10:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Space: Above and Beyond

Fox has quite a track record with screwing over great sci-fi shows, doesn't it?
Just Chris

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« #31 : 08-27-2001 22:02 »

I'd like to add I am also a Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien fan. Conan is still good, but the show was ten times better with Andy Ritcher. That Max Weinberg guy doesn't seem to do much anymore  :(
Ben

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« #32 : 08-28-2001 07:47 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Kryten:
I've recently gotten into Farscape. Reruns start tomorrow!

I'm sorry, but I watched a couple of episodes last years and I just found it too weird for my liking.

Kryten

Space Pope
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« #33 : 08-28-2001 10:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
 I'm sorry, but I watched a couple of episodes last years and I just found it too weird for my liking.


Sure, it's weird, but therein lies the coolness! How many other shows have helium-farting muppets?
Adam

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« #34 : 08-28-2001 13:49 »

Dark Angel (although the new season looks like it could go either way)

News Radio

Boston Public

That 70s show (If I am in the mood)

Titus (If I am in the mood)

And that is pretty much it although I will say that this upcoming season has several shows that look like they could be good (or could be crap) But I can't really think of any of there names right now... HA!
Garbage Picker

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« #35 : 09-01-2001 19:27 »

Titus
Drew Carry
Star Trek (I thought Voyager was the best even though some people hated it)
Grounded for Life
That 70s Show
Dark Angel

Oh crap my mind just went blank. Oh well.
Holly J. Fry

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« #36 : 09-02-2001 08:04 »

Tweek, I also love The Bill. I liked the older episodes better, they used to show them on UK Gold, which is how I got into it. Yes, I watched UK Gold, especially their Blackadder specials. Don't have it anymore, and am surprisingly lost without it. . .
ooy

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« #37 : 08-26-2003 00:36 »

dunno
Nurdbot

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« #38 : 08-26-2003 00:39 »

It's a hard choice:

Blackadder?
MST3K?
Monty Python? *Sob's*
Teral

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« #39 : 08-26-2003 01:09 »

 
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Originally posted by ooy:
dunno

Well, then you shouldn't go around bumping 2 year old threads, should you?

But just to add mine to the list:

Star Trek, TNG and DS9
Monty Python's Flying Circus, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers. Yes minister/prime minister
Law & Order
Robot Wars
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