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Old 09-28-2017, 07:55 PM
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X-Men Evolution: It's interesting to see an animated adaptation of the X-Men franchise where Jean Grey doesn't faint every time she uses her powers. In fact, she's frequently the most active and competent member of the team - I'm pretty sure she uses her telekinesis to throw more people around than Wolverine does with his hands.

Between Jean, Scarlet Witch and Rogue, it dips in the "she's extremely powerful, maybe one of the most powerful mutants ever, but her powers break her brain and make her all crazy" well more times than good taste should allow. But that's comics.

Edit: And X23, I guess? Like, Forge got trapped alone in his pocket dimension for thirty years and yet his brain never broke.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:48 AM
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F Is For Family is the best animated show no one talks about. It's pretty damn hard to watch sometimes, since it deals with some heavy and uncomfortable themes like poverty, toxic masculinity, institutionalized sexism and other things cartoon comedies don't touch.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:02 PM
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I’ve been watching Big Mouth on Netflix and that is a pretty hilarious take on puberty and middle school. Nick Kroll does a bunch of voices along with John Mulaney, Jessie Klein, Jason Mantzoukas and various other funny people. If you were itching for more Kroll show after that ended, this hits the spot.

I’m still chuckling at a Seinfeld parody they do in episode 8.
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:37 PM
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Okay, I'm willing to check this out.
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:33 PM
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"I can't believe I'm losing to a bird!"

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Old 11-14-2017, 11:20 AM
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Finally decided to get off my duff (fall back on to my duff?) and started watching Robotech on Canadian Netflix. And I’m honestly surprised at the quality here. Its rare to find a cartoon from the 80s that actually holds up reasonably well to modern scrutiny. Though I suspect that this is largely because I’m still in the Macross arc which I assume had minimal exposure to Carl Maceks imagination, and OG Macross is really Good. Also, oddly, there’s little-if-any ADR dialogue to indicate people survived when they get ‘sploded. I don’t know how big the population of Macross Island was in episode 1, but it it’s probably in the single-digits by episode 3.

The only things that really hold it back are a narrator who is at once over eager to explain every single shot, and also completely disinterested in what he has to say, and Minmei, who is just cartoonishly awful as a secondary protagonist.

Also; not totally certain, but I think Rick is voiced by Snot from American Dad. Which delights me more than I should care to admit.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:56 AM
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Also; not totally certain, but I think Rick is voiced by Snot from American Dad. Which delights me more than I should care to admit.
Sorry, no. Snot was played by Curtis Armstrong, who played Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds movies and was also in good things, too.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:57 AM
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Well, my Robotech headcanon just shines all the more brightly, then.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:27 PM
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"I can't believe I'm losing to a bird!"

Damn good line from the 1939 Hunchback in this! As a guard turns some Romani away at the town gate for being foreigners the head of the Romani family replies with a wry chuckle and a shrug, “Foreigners. You come yesterday, we come today.”

I also enjoyed the random man weirdly shoving his garbage into a bush when Lindsay’s on location.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:05 PM
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I also enjoyed the random man weirdly shoving his garbage into a bush when Lindsay’s on location.
I know, right? I hope he enjoyed getting seen by thousands of fans of a minor internet celebrity.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:20 PM
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I thought the joke was that it was a coke drop.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:04 PM
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Yeah, that’s the joke she made. I liked that he was weirdly doing that more than her joke though!
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:10 AM
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Also; new seasons of both American Dad and Family Guy have shown up on Canadian Netflix. The former remains transcendent, and as for the latter... well... they’ve moved from stealing plots and/or jokes from The Simpsons and into stealing plots from King of the Hill and Boy Meets World.

And rather more transparently, at that.
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:09 PM
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Family Guy doesn't have plots
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:21 PM
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The framing device for cutaway gags, then.
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:21 PM
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The reveal on Clarence's Thanksgiving episode that the show is set in 1998 hit me with some powerful emotions that I don't quite understand. I think Clarence is my Wonder Years.
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