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Maestro







PostPosted: April 3, 2005 5:11 AM 

What do you consider as the better comedy, the comdey on NBC/ABC etc., or de comdey on HBO, where you can say "fuck" etc.

What's the best?

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PostPosted: April 3, 2005 8:20 AM 

I don't have HBO, but I'd say FOX is pretty damn funny. Simpsons, Arrested Development, Family Guy is coming back. That'll make them good.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: April 3, 2005 10:07 AM 

Jimmy doesn't have HBO. But for the most part, the swearing is often gratuitous and tiresome. But there are exceptions, like "Curb Your Enthusiasm" which captures Larry's frustration more realistically with his profanity thrown in.

Although Seinfeld was a far more brilliant and clever show by using innuendos rather than profanity, it has become extremely memorized over the years. CYE is fresh and unique (to Jimmy, anyway) so Jimmy laughs more at CYE (for now) just because of that fact. The show wouldn't be quite the same without "c*nt" and "f**k." So, it probably all depends on the show, and whether or not those words are even necessary.

Maestro
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PostPosted: April 3, 2005 12:05 PM 

But do you laugh about someone who sais C*nt and F*ck of do you laugh earlier about the synonims??

Maestro
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PostPosted: April 3, 2005 12:06 PM 

But do you laugh about someone who sais C*nt and F*ck or do you laugh earlier about the synonims??

Maestro
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PostPosted: April 3, 2005 12:08 PM 

Did I just sais synonims?
I mean synonyms. Wink

Gendison
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PostPosted: April 3, 2005 12:33 PM 

Maestro...I if I understand Jimmy correctly...and I think I do...he's saying he DOESN'T laugh at c**t and f**k just because they're swear-words. He laughs because, when well placed, the swearing captures the emotion better than anything else and makes an already funny situation even funnier. Unlike something like South Park, which I know a lot of people here like, I find that if they didn't say "ass", the "joke" wouldn't be funny.

Gack
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PostPosted: April 3, 2005 7:47 PM 


it depends on the show, which i suppose is stating the obvious. with network shows like "seinfeld" it's fun to see how they get around using profanity, while HBO programs are better equipped to capture the reality of a situation in the way characters speak. for instance, CYE would not be nearly as funny if it were censored... it would not work on network tv.

sometimes the funniest way to handle profanity is to bleep it out. "seinfeld" did a good job with this in 'the non-fat yogurt,' but it wasn't as funny as it could have been because even though the swear words were bleeped, we still knew what jerry was saying. the best example i've ever seen of the bleeping method was in an episode of "arrested development," when buster went on about a minute-long, profanity-laced verbal tirade against his mom, each swear-word getting the bleep. what made it so funny was that A) we didn't know WHAT he was saying, and B) the expressions on the faces of his siblings as they listened to him. one of the funniest scenes i'v ever seen on television.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: April 3, 2005 10:23 PM 

Just watched Arrested Development for the first time tonight. Not sure if it was just a weak episode, but it wasn't funny at all. Wil give it another chance next week.

Gack
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PostPosted: April 3, 2005 10:40 PM 


please do, jimmy. you're probably watching the second season, of which i haven't seen any of the episodes, so cannot say for sure if they're good (or at least, if i think they're good). the first season, though, every episode is a small masterpiece.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: April 3, 2005 10:55 PM 

Well, there were some good lines, but not enough to fill the half hour. Maybe Jimmy's Post-Seinfeld/CYE expectations are just too high anymore. Just bought Taxi season 1 DVD because it was Jimmy's favorite show back in the day, but it barely made Jimmy laugh watching a few of the episodes.

Looks like Larry's gonna have to keep working and keep entertaining Jimmy for the rest of his life.

Maestro
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PostPosted: April 4, 2005 12:38 PM 

Does comdey from the '80's en 70's still make you laugh, like "The Cosby Show" or "Mash" of Taxi""???

I still like the Cosby show, because I did not see all the episodes.

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PostPosted: April 4, 2005 1:35 PM 

Yeah the Cosby episodes I didn't see are also the ones I like.

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PostPosted: April 4, 2005 4:57 PM 

If Seinfeld didn't exist, Cheers would be my pick for best sitcom.

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PostPosted: April 4, 2005 5:48 PM 

MASH is awesome. I laugh all the time. You know, I never got into The Cosby show. Never really like Cosby. I remember once I found my mom records. Yeah, im talking about vinyl. There was a Cosby record there. I didnt think it was funny.

Remember when Cosby said somthing along the lines of going off the air if the simpsons where the new hot thing? I watch the simpsons even more because of that statement. haha

Maestro
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PostPosted: April 5, 2005 10:58 AM 

A couple of years ago I saw Bill Cosby and he did a hour ans a half show. A couple of old bits, but the rest smashed the audiance away. He was pretty pretty pretty good! Very Happy

Gendison
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PostPosted: April 5, 2005 1:37 PM 

Jerry's a HUGE Cosby fan. If you see the movie "Comedian", he gets to talk to the Cos and he's gushing like a teenager. I think Cosby is one of those guys that gets huge respect among his peers even if the average person might not be able to figure out why.

Gack
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PostPosted: April 5, 2005 9:29 PM 


bill cosby has always been funny. 'the cosby show' has never been funny. well, i shouldn't say that. bill was always brilliant as cliff, but the supporting characters..... sigh.... i could not stand claire, or alvin, or any of the grandparents, and i had (and still have) a particular hatred for olivia. there's a threshold between 'cute' and 'relentlessly annoying,' and she flew past it like a gold medal skier. kenny was funny though. and the fat little white kid from the earlier episodes... the one who ran away all the time, when he thought he was in trouble.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: April 5, 2005 10:03 PM 

Yes Gack! Bill Cosby is a good human being. He "can" be very funny also. But that Cosby show? Ecchhh. Jimmy was a huge Fat Albert fan as a kid. Well... "Jimmy" wasn't huge.... Fat Albert was huge.... ahh, never mind.

Maestro
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PostPosted: April 7, 2005 10:16 AM 

Jerry stopped with making a comdedy show. Bill Cosby too, right? Is this normal? Is this the right thing to do?

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PostPosted: April 7, 2005 3:13 PM 

I'm a little young for the Cosby show, but i do remember some classics scenes. One of which is when Cliff confronts Theo about a bad report card. And Cliff teaches him the importance of good grades with the help of monopoly money. Afterwhich Theo, in a pathetic attempt to gain his father's sympathy, launches into this speech about loving him unconditionally. To which Cliff responds:
"Theo...That is the dumbest thing i have ever heard! No wonder you get D's on everything!"
I'm sure you all know what i'm talking about.

At the end of this scene is a pretty good line : "I love you, son. And maybe.......your mother loves you too."

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