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Unread post by neoplacebo » Fri May 17, 2019 7:07 am

My favorite thing ever shown on idiot box was the old PBS series "Connections" with James Burke. It was an educational series that covered varied subjects and Burke was very good at illustrating how things evolved or came to be how they are. If you've never seen it, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Best idiot box emanation of all time in my view.

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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Sun May 19, 2019 11:23 am

SNL season finale sucked.
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Re: Idiot box thread

Unread post by O Really » Sun May 19, 2019 12:46 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:23 am
SNL season finale sucked.
Despite some really good political satire, I think they've been warming up for a shark jump for quite some time.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun May 19, 2019 1:09 pm

O Really wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:46 pm
Despite some really good political satire, I think they've been warming up for a shark jump for quite some time.
People have said that for decades and I don't necessarily disagree, but it stays around. I've wondered if it's just that I'm old. Supposedly a big boost from mocking 45SHOLE.
GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:23 am
SNL season finale sucked.
Only caught some of it - basketball, Elementary - glad it wasn't more, I guess.

Don't Stop Me Now Cold Open - sucked.
Pete Davidson's ensemble rap - sucked.
What's Wrong with This Picture? - not terrible, but very derivative of Black Jeopardy.
DJ Khaled's ensemble rap - sucked. I did not see his 2nd number.
A Journey Through Time - sucked.
Weekend Update - always like the one liners. Jeanine Pirro - sucked. Leslie Jones was fierce on abortion law, but not exactly funny. The one liners they gave each other, whether they were really surprises or not, were pretty good.
Saw an article praising The View: Pete Buttigieg so I just watched it, but it sucked.
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Sun May 19, 2019 2:58 pm

O Really wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:46 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:23 am
SNL season finale sucked.
Despite some really good political satire, I think they've been warming up for a shark jump for quite some time.
I'm not surprised; I've not watched the show since the late 70's or early 80's, when the original cast was on. My favorites were Chevy Chase and Jane Curtin in the Point Counterpoint skits and Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin as the wild and crazy Czech brothers. Garrett Morris "news for the deaf" was also good. A lot of that old stuff would be considered not politically correct these days......but then again, it wasn't then either.

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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Sun May 19, 2019 4:22 pm

They forgot to bring the funny.
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Unread post by bannination » Sun May 19, 2019 4:43 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 1:09 pm
O Really wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:46 pm
Despite some really good political satire, I think they've been warming up for a shark jump for quite some time.
People have said that for decades and I don't necessarily disagree, but it stays around. I've wondered if it's just that I'm old. Supposedly a big boost from mocking 45SHOLE.
GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:23 am
SNL season finale sucked.
Only caught some of it - basketball, Elementary - glad it wasn't more, I guess.

Don't Stop Me Now Cold Open - sucked.
Pete Davidson's ensemble rap - sucked.
What's Wrong with This Picture? - not terrible, but very derivative of Black Jeopardy.
DJ Khaled's ensemble rap - sucked. I did not see his 2nd number.
A Journey Through Time - sucked.
Weekend Update - always like the one liners. Jeanine Pirro - sucked. Leslie Jones was fierce on abortion law, but not exactly funny. The one liners they gave each other, whether they were really surprises or not, were pretty good.
Saw an article praising The View: Pete Buttigieg so I just watched it, but it sucked.

I loved the Don't Stop Me Now Cold open!! Boo! :toothy:

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun May 19, 2019 7:16 pm

bannination wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:43 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 1:09 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:23 am
SNL season finale sucked.
Don't Stop Me Now Cold Open - sucked.
I loved the Don't Stop Me Now Cold open!! Boo! :toothy:
GoCubsGo?
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Unread post by neoplacebo » Tue May 21, 2019 8:47 pm

I'm really getting tired of all this Game of Thrones shit; never watched the show and don't give a hoot in hell what happened to anybody in it. It makes me want to write and produce a show called Bowl of Turds or maybe Throw the Bones or even Confronting Dicks Hard Enough to Cut Diamonds. I haven't decided which one.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed May 22, 2019 5:49 pm

neoplacebo wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:47 pm
I'm really getting tired of all this Game of Thrones shit; never watched the show and don't give a hoot in hell what happened to anybody in it. It makes me want to write and produce a show called Bowl of Turds or maybe Throw the Bones or even Confronting Dicks Hard Enough to Cut Diamonds. I haven't decided which one.
TV for us old farts:
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"

A tribute to the sitcoms "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," featuring fresh takes on original episodes from each. Woody Harrelson takes on the role of Archie Bunker; and Jamie Foxx plays George Jefferson. Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear host.

Tonight, 8:00 PM ET on ABC, 1 hr 31 min
Might be nostalgic trash, but I hope not.
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Unread post by O Really » Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 pm

Jamie Foxx might be a believable George Jefferson, but nobody is Archie but Carroll O'Connor. Still, it might be a fun show.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed May 22, 2019 6:50 pm

O Really wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Jamie Foxx might be a believable George Jefferson, but nobody is Archie but Carroll O'Connor. Still, it might be a fun show.
:D

Woody Harrelson has surprised me more than once. Norman Lear is 96!
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Thu May 23, 2019 9:31 am

Vrede too wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:50 pm
O Really wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Jamie Foxx might be a believable George Jefferson, but nobody is Archie but Carroll O'Connor. Still, it might be a fun show.
:D

Woody Harrelson has surprised me more than once. Norman Lear is 96!
I enjoyed it, but Woody, as were most, was only, "okay".

Florence was back in real form and Uncle Henry was great.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Thu May 23, 2019 10:33 am

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:31 am
I enjoyed it, but Woody, as were most, was only, "okay".

Florence was back in real form and Uncle Henry was great.
Same here. Nice throwback, but I wouldn't watch a series.
I didn't know that the episodes were from the original how - “Henry’s Farewell”, “A Friend in Need.” - until the half hour commentary at the end, which I enjoyed more than the episodes.
:thumbup: :D :(

I thought Woody was better than Jamie.
Marisa Tomei, Edith, was quirky fun.
A 39 year-old Gloria, Ellie Kemper, and 42 year-old Mike, Ike Barinholtz??? Nope.
88 year-old Marla Gibbs, Florence, was my favorite. My LOL moment was the very last line: "We overcame and no one told me?!"
I wonder why they didn't involve Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers in some fashion. Maybe some of the younger The Jeffersons cast members, too, but I was never a fan of the show so didn't miss them.
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Re: Idiot box thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:19 pm

It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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