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2012-04-16 04:36:19 PM

O.M.E.: Wingnutwillie: Lazakesau: FARK YOU SUBBY!

I was IN Parenthood thank you very much.

did Opie Cunningham touch your dirty spot?

Mr. Howard was not connected to the television program.

And my congratulations to Lazakesau, who actually was in it. It was a worthy entertainment.


Lazakesau was in the movie which Richie directed.
 
2012-04-16 04:37:33 PM

mark_bert: Site blocked at work. Was Fast Times on there?


Yup, it was.

orange storm: How about Honey I Shrunk the kids

Remember that show on Saturday afternoons.


I remember that. It was terrible.
 
2012-04-16 04:44:38 PM
Does anyone remember The Jerk as a tv show? Or is that just in my nightmares?
 
2012-04-16 04:44:56 PM
No Bagdad Cafe with Whoopie Goldberg?
 
2012-04-16 04:53:29 PM
Or the lame-ass Swiss Family Robinson?
 
2012-04-16 04:55:07 PM

FirstNationalBastard: They didn't mention the Harry and the Hendersons TV Show?


Oh GOD, thanks for reminding me. I couldn't decide what was worse: the horrid comedy, or the sad attempts at pathos that ended every episode. It was just a typical sad pseudo-religious sitcom with a Bigfoot thrown in because...well, why the hell not?

And that shiat lasted THREE SEASONS. Good grief.
 
2012-04-16 04:56:23 PM

FlyingJ: wiwille No love for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers?
/ok no one remembers either
//well I do

fan of musicals...or River Phoenix? Not that i remember Julie Newmar stopping pot dealers in the original film...
Link (new window)


My god she was hot in that film...
 
2012-04-16 04:59:52 PM
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-04-16 05:01:16 PM

Mugato: FeedTheCollapse: I'm blown away that its doing as well as it is. It wasn't as bad as Allen Gregory, but it was probably much more stupid. I know now everyone liked the movie, but the humor in the TV series is different enough that I wonder why they even bothered saying it's based off the movie.

That's not on anymore, Hamburger Helper or whatever is filling the dead space between The Simpsons and Family Guy now is on. Or are they bringing it back? Well anyway I never saw Napoleon Dynamite the show but they waited too long to turn it into a TV show. It's been like 6 years. by now everyone's sobered up and said, "That farking movie wasn't funny, why am I watching a TV show about it?"

Although Allen Gregory wasn't just bad. It aggressively hated its audience.


I believe Napoleon Dynamite did pretty well, so likely its season is up or it will be back in Summer. I did think it was a bit late to make a show based off a movie that came out 6 years ago, but it's even more odd that it's basically just Family Guy but with the Napoleon Dynamite characters transposed over top of the family.


Allen Gregory was definitely an uncomfortable show to watch. I don't think a TV character has ever made me that angry before.


Bob's Burgers isn't that bad. It's a bit hit or miss, though.
 
2012-04-16 05:03:32 PM

bhcompy: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]


apparently James Bond Jr was denied access to the British Secret Service due to crooked legs.
 
2012-04-16 05:04:56 PM
The only redeeming quality of the Ferris Bueller tv show was Ami Dolenz.
 
2012-04-16 05:20:41 PM

FeedTheCollapse: bhcompy: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

apparently James Bond Jr was denied access to the British Secret Service due to crooked legs.


I always thought it was odd he was James Bond Jr. But James Bond was his "uncle".
 
2012-04-16 05:29:20 PM
Coolness, sirs
 
2012-04-16 05:30:16 PM

groppet: FeedTheCollapse: bhcompy: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

apparently James Bond Jr was denied access to the British Secret Service due to crooked legs.

I always thought it was odd he was James Bond Jr. But James Bond was his "uncle".


I was thinking that as well. Related thought: Why do I still know this after 20 years?
 
2012-04-16 05:32:07 PM

FeedTheCollapse: groppet: FeedTheCollapse: bhcompy: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

apparently James Bond Jr was denied access to the British Secret Service due to crooked legs.

I always thought it was odd he was James Bond Jr. But James Bond was his "uncle".

I was thinking that as well. Related thought: Why do I still know this after 20 years?


The worst thing is once you get the title song in your head it NEVER FARKING LEAVES
 
2012-04-16 05:53:36 PM

FeedTheCollapse: groppet: FeedTheCollapse: bhcompy: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

apparently James Bond Jr was denied access to the British Secret Service due to crooked legs.

I always thought it was odd he was James Bond Jr. But James Bond was his "uncle".

I was thinking that as well. Related thought: Why do I still know this after 20 years?


He's a bastard child, obviously. You just can't say that in a cartoon for kids.
 
2012-04-16 05:59:26 PM
No Remo Williams (new window)?

Oh, that's right. It sucked (new window).
 
2012-04-16 06:01:27 PM
What about that TV series that was the prequel to Serenity? Is that show still on the air?
 
2012-04-16 06:21:10 PM
At least when they put an annoying fake Ferris Bueller in the movie "Career Opportunities", they distracted us with Jennifer Connelly in her physical prime.
 
2012-04-16 06:23:20 PM

Lazakesau: FARK YOU SUBBY!

I was IN Parenthood thank you very much.


Which one are you?

4.bp.blogspot.com


zipdog: What about that TV series that was the prequel to Serenity? Is that show still on the air?


Yeah, "Eureka" is still on, but this year is the last season.
 
2012-04-16 06:40:35 PM

fusillade762: Lazakesau: FARK YOU SUBBY!

I was IN Parenthood thank you very much.

Which one are you?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 600x600]


zipdog: What about that TV series that was the prequel to Serenity? Is that show still on the air?

Yeah, "Eureka" is still on, but this year is the last season.


That is the 2010 Parenthood TV series. Not the 1990's one.
 
2012-04-16 06:49:24 PM

poot_rootbeer: At least when they put an annoying fake Ferris Bueller in the movie "Career Opportunities", they distracted us with Jennifer Connelly in her physical prime.


You can't set something up like that and not deliver.

27.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-04-16 06:57:55 PM

Lazakesau: FARK YOU SUBBY!

I was IN Parenthood thank you very much.


How cool... never watched the show, were you a regular?
 
2012-04-16 07:11:11 PM
Holy crap I remember my mom getting me to watch the Bates Motel show when she was pregnant with my little brother!
 
2012-04-16 07:31:19 PM
i486.photobucket.com
How could they have not included this gem?
 
2012-04-16 07:33:55 PM
Looking up the 1990 "Parenthood" unearths a couple other gems they missed:

"Working Girl" - from the movie of the same name.

www.palzoo.net

"Baby Talk" - from "Look Who's Talking"

sharetv.org
 
2012-04-16 07:37:59 PM

fusillade762: Looking up the 1990 "Parenthood" unearths a couple other gems they missed:


"Baby Talk" - from "Look Who's Talking"

[sharetv.org image 333x250]


I remember this. God knows why. I guess a Look Who's Talking TV show wasn't too big of a stretch.
 
2012-04-16 07:41:17 PM

FeedTheCollapse: fusillade762: Looking up the 1990 "Parenthood" unearths a couple other gems they missed:


"Baby Talk" - from "Look Who's Talking"

[sharetv.org image 333x250]

I remember this. God knows why. I guess a Look Who's Talking TV show wasn't too big of a stretch.


With George Clooney(!). Check out the hair!

i41.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-16 07:44:48 PM

downstairs: Lazakesau: FARK YOU SUBBY!

I was IN Parenthood thank you very much.

How cool... never watched the show, were you a regular?


He was in the movie. He played the youngest of Steve Martin's kids. The one with the blonde hair who storms the stage during his sister's school play at the end.
 
2012-04-16 08:38:06 PM
No Starman?

/It actually wasn't half bad
 
2012-04-16 08:52:32 PM

CraicBaby: mark_bert: Site blocked at work. Was Fast Times on there?

Yup, it was.

orange storm: How about Honey I Shrunk the kids

Remember that show on Saturday afternoons.

I remember that. It was terrible.


IIRC, that one aired when I was about 11 and even at that age I knew it was terrible.

/The farking dad looked nothing like Rick Moranis and didn't seem interested in acting even the tiniest bit nerdy
 
2012-04-16 09:21:58 PM
sharetv.org
 
2012-04-16 09:24:29 PM

bhcompy: FeedTheCollapse: groppet: FeedTheCollapse: bhcompy: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

apparently James Bond Jr was denied access to the British Secret Service due to crooked legs.

I always thought it was odd he was James Bond Jr. But James Bond was his "uncle".

I was thinking that as well. Related thought: Why do I still know this after 20 years?

The worst thing is once you get the title song in your head it NEVER FARKING LEAVES


I can vouch that I have in fact had that song in my head all afternoon, but the only part of it I can remember is "he inherited the name from his uncle James.... JAMES BOND JUNIOR!!"
 
2012-04-16 09:27:56 PM

gunga galunga: downstairs: Lazakesau: FARK YOU SUBBY!

I was IN Parenthood thank you very much.

How cool... never watched the show, were you a regular?

He was in the movie. He played the youngest of Steve Martin's kids. The one with the blonde hair who storms the stage during his sister's school play at the end.


A quick trip to IMDB with the name from his profile reveals he was in the movie AND the TV series. And an episode of "Who's the Boss".
 
2012-04-16 09:57:32 PM
www.webtvwire.com
www.weirdscience.net
www.magweb.com

It was on Saturday nights on USA at 10:00 pm, followed by a hugely underrated show:

people.creighton.edu
 
2012-04-16 10:10:04 PM

Shostie: noazark: I watched the first episode of Ferris Bueller when it originally aired. In the very first scene (before the opening titles, even), the kid playing Ferris chainsaws a wooden standee of Matthew Broderick in half after saying, "C'mon, Matthew Broderick, playing me..? He's too white-bread."

I'd never seen a TV show kill its own chances for success (by utterly destroying any 'good-will' audiences might've brought from the movie) so completely, in such a short time.

My guess is that the show's producers thought they were being 'edgy', or somesuch nonsense.

I remember that. I remember nothing else about that TV show, but I remember that.


Hahaha, I would've never thought that I'd share such silly memory with anyone, but I agree. I remember chainsaw to cardboard cutout and nothing else.

Snatch Bandergrip: [www.webtvwire.com image 320x240]
[www.weirdscience.net image 400x295]
[www.magweb.com image 333x600]

It was on Saturday nights on USA at 10:00 pm, followed by a hugely underrated show:

[people.creighton.edu image 365x450]


Loved both shows
 
2012-04-16 10:56:45 PM
No mention of Blue Thunder, I see. Much like Ferris Bueller with Parker Lewis Can't Lose, the serialised Blue Thunder failed quickly while another network's show with a similar premise (in this case, Airwolf) succeeded.
 
2012-04-16 10:59:00 PM
Shoulda done a "heathers" tv show
 
2012-04-16 10:59:48 PM
C-list action star Tim Thomerson

Oh, fark you, you deficient hacks. Thomerson's worked A to C, mostly in campy B flicks, and is worthy of more respect, even from such low commentators.
 
2012-04-17 12:15:46 AM
Just checkin' some things out, and damn, I didn't realize the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes cartoon had two whole seasons. Toxic Crusader (based off of Toxic Avenger) had one season, and the Swamp Thing cartoon only had five episodes. I recall that they all had a metric fark-ton of toys and other merchandise though (the only way to get a children's cartoon made, if my observations are correct).

I also remember a Kid N' Play cartoon, but it turns out that it wasn't based on House Party, so I guess it doesn't count.
 
2012-04-17 12:18:23 AM
Also, much love for Clerks, The Animated Series!

/"Yer a cigarette!"
 
2012-04-17 01:30:25 AM

Snatch Bandergrip: It was on Saturday nights on USA at 10:00 pm, followed by a hugely underrated show:


Add me to the list of Duckman fans. Adult Swim should get that show and dump the live action garbage.
 
2012-04-17 06:20:47 AM

fusillade762: Snatch Bandergrip: It was on Saturday nights on USA at 10:00 pm, followed by a hugely underrated show:

Add me to the list of Duckman fans. Adult Swim should get that show and dump the live action garbage.


What needs to happen is someone needs to do a damn movie resolving the "Fark you, USA Network" cliffhanger.
 
2012-04-17 09:10:28 AM
Weird Science the TV show was better than the movie.
 
2012-04-17 11:36:50 AM

FeedTheCollapse: Baryogenesis: I was gonna say Napoleon Dynamite, but it turns out it's not cancelled yet.

I'm blown away that its doing as well as it is. It wasn't as bad as Allen Gregory, but it was probably much more stupid. I know now everyone liked the movie, but the humor in the TV series is different enough that I wonder why they even bothered saying it's based off the movie.


Napoleon Dynamite the cartoon is actually very good. I was surprised by the quality of it. I had the same initial reaction, "wtf 6 years after the movie?" But it is exactly what I wish King Of The Hill had been, a humorous take on rural life. I definitely recommend checking it out on Hulu.
 
2012-04-17 11:52:21 AM

The Banana Thug: FeedTheCollapse: Baryogenesis: I was gonna say Napoleon Dynamite, but it turns out it's not cancelled yet.

I'm blown away that its doing as well as it is. It wasn't as bad as Allen Gregory, but it was probably much more stupid. I know now everyone liked the movie, but the humor in the TV series is different enough that I wonder why they even bothered saying it's based off the movie.

Napoleon Dynamite the cartoon is actually very good. I was surprised by the quality of it. I had the same initial reaction, "wtf 6 years after the movie?" But it is exactly what I wish King Of The Hill had been, a humorous take on rural life. I definitely recommend checking it out on Hulu.


you're either trolling or saw a very different version of Napoleon Dynamite that I saw. Napoleon Dynamite was much closer to Family Guy that it was King of the Hill.
 
2012-04-17 12:43:56 PM

JerseyTim: I remember Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I never actually watched it, but I remember that, after it was cancelled, Parker Lewis Can't Lose did a spoof where Ferris and Cameron were watching Parker Lewis Can't Lose to see how it should have been done.


EXACTLY!! Ferris Bueller' Day Off TV show was seriously beaten to sleep by Parker Lewis Can't Lose. Parker Lewis was more fun and better in every way. I'm glad most don't remember the Ferris TV show, because if they did, it would seriously damage the movie's reputation
 
2012-04-17 01:29:11 PM
Wiki tells me the guy who played Parker Lewis, was also Harold Lauder in The Stand mini-series.
 
2012-04-17 11:20:28 PM
The new Parenthood has a couple of nice lookers on it. I wouldn't kick Lauren Graham out of bed.
 
2012-04-17 11:28:20 PM
This great film:
upload.wikimedia.org

Became this awful TV show:
upload.wikimedia.org

Pluses: TV show kept Jackie Earl Haley and Barbara Barrie from the film
Minus: They cast Shaun farking Cassidy as the lead
 
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