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Old 01-10-2010, 06:17 PM
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But the cringe-worthy stuff IS hilarious!
I don't find it funny at all. There was a period when Meet the Parents was big that it looked like cringe-worthy comedy was going to be the next big thing, but thankfully it didn't quite come to pass.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:24 PM
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I don't find it funny at all. There was a period when Meet the Parents was big that it looked like cringe-worthy comedy was going to be the next big thing, but thankfully it didn't quite come to pass.
Have you not noticed the past 4 years of the Office being the biggest show on NBC?
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:15 PM
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Have you not noticed the past 4 years of the Office being the biggest show on NBC?
Except that the US Office has a lot more going for it than cringe-inducing comedy. Actually, after the first season, that kind of humor's been maybe one or two scenes an episode. Except for the recent "Scott's Tot's". Man, was that one uncomfortable!

Actually, as far as comedies go, I enjoy the US Office even more than Arrested Development (but not as much as MST3K).
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:24 PM
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Except that the US Office has a lot more going for it than cringe-inducing comedy. Actually, after the first season, that kind of humor's been maybe one or two scenes an episode. Except for the recent "Scott's Tot's". Man, was that one uncomfortable!

Actually, as far as comedies go, I enjoy the US Office even more than Arrested Development (but not as much as MST3K).
Yeah, in an earlier draft I mentioned that I found the US version of The Office much more entertaining than the UK version.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:44 PM
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Stay classy, Lucille.
My favorite Lucille quote is: "I don't understand the question, and I won't respond to it," followed closely by her reaction to the Susan Smith thing ("good for her!").
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:08 AM
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Spoilers for the tail end of Season 2 for those who are worried.


So I was re-watching "Sword of Destiny" the other day, the one where the "housing order" gets cut back from 22 to 18. One thing I hadn't really picked up on before was the solution they come up with: the company moved down one floor to save on rent. That is, they "dropped a storey".

Not sure how I missed that before.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:18 AM
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Hah! I didn't notice that, either. That's pretty good.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:39 PM
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Heyyyy hermano

Blew through the second disc of Season 1 last night in a single sitting. It's amazing to me how watchable this show still is despite knowing whats going to happen.

Pier Pressure has got to be one of my favorite episodes of the entire series.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:32 PM
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I forgot how much I loved the Atkins references.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:23 PM
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So this thread made me push ahead, skipping the episodes that I didn't like, and the later episodes do a good job of erasing the sympathy I had for Maeby and George Michael, which makes the episodes where the machinations of the family impact them more bearable.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:25 PM
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Yeah, I think one of the important things to realize with the series is that nobody is really the "good guy" in it. Michael certainly thinks he's above the rest of his family, but in reality he's a kind of a dick himself.
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The best thing you can say about Michael (which is more than you can say for anyone else in the family) is that he has some measure of self-awareness and guilt about it.
True, but he repeatedly only becomes aware after he's done something awful. He's definitely the best person in the family, besides maybe George Michael, but that isn't really saying much.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:20 AM
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Although none of them are malicious about it, save maybe Lucille and George Sr. at times - the family is just completely oblivious. Michael seems better than the rest because he has a slightly better head on his shoulders. (Incidentally, their utter stupidity makes it harder for the Girfriend to get into it at times. Women.)
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:08 PM
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I have a bad history when it comes to women and Arrested Development.

I started dating a girl around the time that the final season was airing. I was talking the show up, and we were planning on watching it together for the first time that night. Completely unrelated to these plans, it's around this time she decides to tell me that she has a sister with Downs Syndrome who she loves dearly and can't stand it when people use mental disabilities as a punchline.

The episode that aired that night was the final episode of the Mr. F storyline.

It was very uncomfortable.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:46 PM
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That's...actually pretty funny.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:11 PM
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That's...actually pretty funny.
She didn't think so!

The relationship didn't last very long
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:11 PM
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Whoever said vegetables were good for your heart?

(Mr. F)
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:14 PM
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I don't think Michael Cera inhabited his signature awkwardness in this show at all. He did make a lot of faux pas to be sure but it was all to win the heart of his cousin. He was like Pepé Le Pew, only stupider.

Goddamn this show is great, although it might've been a fluke since Mitchell Hurwitz went on to make Running Wilde.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:19 PM
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I don't think Michael Cera inhabited his signature awkwardness in this show at all. He did make a lot of faux pas to be sure but it was all to win the heart of his cousin. He was like Pepé Le Pew, only stupider.
It's amazing how Canadian he sounds in the first couple of episodes. Soh-ry.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:15 AM
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I wish this was streaming on Netflix. I own the whole series on DVD, but I'm missing two disks somehow. I can't just skip episodes!
I'm pretty sure the entire series is streaming on Netflix. In HD too, better than DVD quality.
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Um, Michael Cera looks really young in the first season.
To me Michael Cera looks exactly the same in episode one as he does in Whatever Movie He Was In Last. He's also played the same character in everything he's ever been in. But he's very fitting for Arrested Development for sure.

I like the running gag in season 3 where he can't catch anything that is tossed to him, he always turns his back and it hits the floor.
Jason Bateman: "Still doing that, huh?" Fucking classic.


Arrested Development is probably the best show ever. I just rewatched the whole series last year, starting in the summer. I'll have to do it again sometime.

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Arrested Development is definitely the best show ever.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:33 AM
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To me Michael Cera looks exactly the same in episode one as he does in Whatever Movie He Was In Last.
Man, no way. He's so much thinner looking now.
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:08 PM
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Pier Pressure has got to be one of my favorite episodes of the entire series.
Is that the one that ends with the Hot Cops showing up? 'Cause that has to be among my favorite moments in the series so far.
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:28 PM
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I burned through all three seasons on Netflix the week before Christmas. Afterwards, I decided to go ahead and buy them on iTunes.
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To me Michael Cera looks exactly the same in episode one as he does in Whatever Movie He Was In Last. He's also played the same character in everything he's ever been in. But he's very fitting for Arrested Development for sure.

Arrested Development is probably the best show ever. I just rewatched the whole series last year, starting in the summer. I'll have to do it again sometime.
This is 100% truth. I'm rewatching it now; midway through season 2. Amazing stuff.

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Is that the one that ends with the Hot Cops showing up? 'Cause that has to be among my favorite moments in the series so far.
There's several episodes with the Hot Cops. All are great.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:28 PM
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This is 100% truth. I'm rewatching it now; midway through season 2. Amazing stuff.



There's several episodes with the Hot Cops. All are great.
Perhaps they should go with something a little more nautically themed, like Hot Sailors or Hot Sea-
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I like Hot Sailors.
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Hehehe!! *season 3*
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I like Hot Sailors.
Mmmm. Me too.
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How the hell did I never notice that Monopoly thing before!?
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