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The Greatest TV Show EVER

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fifty, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    I don't see what the big hype about Arrested Development is. I've seen about 13-20 episodes of it and none of them were overly interesting nor funny. The characters were pretty much all odd, but added very little to the humor that was trying to be presented.
     
  2. Smidlee

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    Doctor Who is one of my all time favorites also.
     
  3. Sidhe

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    You're right, but I didn't have the time to go into all of them :)

    And I quote from the best episode ever: the one were Father Ted is a racist:-

    Woman: Good on you father, I hear your a racialist now?

    Father Ted:Ah now no.

    Woman: I hate the Greeks, bastards: they invented gayness!
     
  4. Esckey

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    Depends on how you rate it.

    SNL and Monty Python really set the stage for many comedy shows, 1970s SNL and Python are still funny today, while many(Seinfeld, Friends, Fraiser and so forth) are stale only a couple of years after their deaths
    Daily Show and Colbet Report are making waves in media, already being talked about on CNN and other high profile shows due to their impact on the youth and young adults.
    Sesame Street, Muppet Show Mr. Dressup shaped young minds and prepared many children for school, friendship, morals and ethics.
    Simpsons, Seinfeld and Star Trek and even Cheers probably make up 75% of all pop culture refences. Its amazing on how much of impact pop culture has on our lives.

    And to a lesser extent for me Kids in the Hall and the Wayne and Shuster show


    I have no clue about MASH.......it was just a great show.
     
  5. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    I am surprised nobody has mentioned Andy Richter or Greg the Bunny...
     
  6. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    The characters are all that show ever was. Any other humor was mostly a secondary addition, though Howard's puns are usually pretty good. Did you, or have you watched it from the very beginning?
     
  7. Neomega

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    why would you watch 15 episodes of a mediocre show?
     
  8. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    Yeah I watched it from the first episode and onward, I just never thought it was overly interesting or funny. You're right, Howard's puns were actually decent now that I think about it. But overall, it was mediocre.
     
  9. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    It came on before the other shows I usually liked to watch, and in order to keep my dad from changing the channel permanently for the night to PBS, I watched Arrested Development with him (he likes the show a lot) to remind him I am down here and that my good shows come on next.
     
  10. Syterion

    Syterion Voodoo Economist

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    You can't be serious. The brilliant writing, staging, layers upon layers of jokes, and classic lines and characters. The plot didn't fail either, everything in that show was used to its utmost. You only have to see the pilot's interaction between Maebe and George-Michael to know that this is an amazing show, and from there it just builds on itself.
     
  11. De Lorimier

    De Lorimier North American Scum

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    Arrested Development was mildly funny, but the overhype by the fanboys is really annoying. It's all a matter of taste, but it wasn't that great.
     
  12. amadeus

    amadeus Bring back the Civ2 theme!

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    I Love Lucy is probably the greatest TV show of all time, as it has changed television in a countless number of ways; while The Simpsons and Seinfeld are both outstanding programs, neither of them have really revolutionized television as we know it.

    For example, I Love Lucy was the first hit TV program to make use of more than one camera and was also the first program to make use of 35mm movie film as opposed to the inferior picture quality of 16mm kinescope.

    The show, in part due to Lucille Ball's pregnancy, was filmed in Hollywood -- rather rare at the time, since the kinescope recordings used to produce TV shows at the time were in poor quality and it was simply easier for the networks to film in New York, since their TV film processing labs were there, as well as the largest media markets.

    (The kinescope filming method is actually like putting a camcorder in front of your TV set, as a camera was mounted in front of a CRT and then filmed. This process would then be repeated for the other time zones, resulting in even more inferior quality pictures displayed in the smaller media markets.)
     
  13. Lambert Simnel

    Lambert Simnel One across

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    Ah, yes, Father Ted. :lol: Great writing, there. And some wonderful moments. Not sure I could pick one episode as the best ever though - I loved the one in a caravan ("Small. Far Away. Small. Far away."), the Eurovision one as well as the racial one.
     
  14. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    I think the Tonight Show deserves a mention, it's been a television staple longer then any other show I can think of.
     
  15. The Tollan

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    Doctor Who surpasses other shows.
     
  16. adog

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    Seinfeld and Northern Exposure.
     
  17. .Shane.

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    Definitely one of my favorites of all time. Along w/ "Freaks and Geeks" and Seinfeld.

    More serious shows... Hill Street Blues and Deadwood.
     
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    You're right actually, there were just so many great moments.

    Do you get it now Doogle? The sheep is small and its close(referring to a plastic sheep) But those sheep are far away :) "Small. Far Away. Small. Far away."

    Warning you wont get any of this unless you've seen Father Ted:-


    Spoiler :



     
  19. bob bobato

    bob bobato L'imparfait

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    Maybe the show used to be better 10 years ago, but its still very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very, Good.

    It just lost 10 verys,max.
     
  20. Syterion

    Syterion Voodoo Economist

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    This is true, it's a matter of taste. People with good taste love the show, people without do not.
     

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