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2012-08-09 01:47:40 PM
Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym
 
2012-08-09 01:52:01 PM

gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym


I hear you have yo be there in 26 minutes.
 
2012-08-09 01:54:16 PM

gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym


Yup.
 
2012-08-09 01:54:28 PM

gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym


Hurry...you have 26 minutes.
 
2012-08-09 01:55:29 PM
I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.
 
2012-08-09 01:56:03 PM
And not one mention of the constant references to incest, the rape jokes that popped up occasionally, the blatant over the top racism, etc, etc.

They really picked some of the weaker "oh my god I can't believe they just got away with that" jokes.

/can't wait for it to be back
 
2012-08-09 01:56:20 PM
Crap. My fault.
 
2012-08-09 01:56:28 PM
Something something 26 minutes.
 
2012-08-09 01:56:38 PM

mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.


Or just get Netflix... The entire series is on there, plus the new episodes come out next year(which are also produced by Netflix).
 
2012-08-09 01:56:47 PM
Apparently no one was watching AMIRITE?
 
2012-08-09 01:56:48 PM
Was anyone? It was god awful and boring. Why else would it get canceled in favor of scripted sort of reality show about pregnant bakers wives who are rappers and whores flinging used tampons at each other. The jersey shore edition?
 
2012-08-09 01:57:16 PM
The censors let the "Analrapist" joke through, and there's no way they could have missed that. My theory is that they'll let a joke through if it's too smart to be understood by the type who would complain.
 
2012-08-09 01:57:27 PM

mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.


It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.
 
2012-08-09 01:58:29 PM

ballistic123: The censors let the "Analrapist" joke through, and there's no way they could have missed that. My theory is that they'll let a joke through if it's too smart to be understood by the type who would complain.


I can honestly say I laughed so hard I cried the first time I saw that joke. It was a thing of beauty.
 
2012-08-09 01:59:22 PM

Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.


Agreed. The best way to enjoy it is by watching them back to back.
 
2012-08-09 01:59:50 PM

Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.


That's what does it for me. The first time through is funny. But going through the second time, you see a lot of the setups and long term jokes that pay off later in the series. Just a very smart, well written show.
 
2012-08-09 02:01:59 PM

Raug the Dwarf: Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.

That's what does it for me. The first time through is funny. But going through the second time, you see a lot of the setups and long term jokes that pay off later in the series. Just a very smart, well written show.


I just got another joke reading the linked article that I hadn't gotten when I saw it the first time. Lindsey gives Michael two pieces of paper from the copier, one a print out about a Volvo car and another that's not a Volv-o that she got from sitting on the copier. I got that joke. But then she keeps pointing at the two pieces of paper and finally says "Maybe I don't want the car...it's so boxy." I didn't get the boxy joke until just now.
 
2012-08-09 02:02:21 PM

ballistic123: My theory is that they'll let a joke through if it's too smart to be understood by the type who would complain.


That type complained about all the dirty words that were about to be said but got cut off.
 
2012-08-09 02:06:09 PM

mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.


I think it's just one of those shows you either get or you don't.

It never clicked for me either. I just found a lot of the characters kind of insufferable.
 
2012-08-09 02:06:35 PM

Cheron: ballistic123: My theory is that they'll let a joke through if it's too smart to be understood by the type who would complain.

That type complained about all the dirty words that were about to be said but got cut off.


ib.huluim.com

They were just being p*ssy....cats
 
2012-08-09 02:08:46 PM

mokinokaro: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

I think it's just one of those shows you either get or you don't.

It never clicked for me either. I just found a lot of the characters kind of insufferable.


That was kind of the point. There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable(something they pointed out in the last season continuously). It really was half an hour of primetime depravity. The funny thing is, that's the kind of comedy that's selling these days. The show was kind of ahead of it's time really, hence why Netflix picked it up. They realized how many people were starting to take notice of it, and watching it repeatedly over their streaming service.

I really wish Comedy Central would have sold them Reno 911 too. Netflix bringing back Arrested Development AND Reno 911 would make me a very happy man. So long as it's Reno 911 with the original cast, and not the replacements they used in the last season.
 
2012-08-09 02:10:38 PM

Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable


What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?
 
2012-08-09 02:11:42 PM
That show was so good it could charm the black off a telegram boy.
 
2012-08-09 02:14:36 PM

bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?


I always thought that Tobias Fünke was sort of an every man, an average Joe that the viewers could identify with
 
2012-08-09 02:15:07 PM

bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?


Michael and George Michael were both kind of wimps. Michael would never leave the family to their own devices like he should have. He always gets stuck fixing everything because he couldn't ever stand up and say, "Enough."

That rubbed off on George Michael. I know it's Michael Cera playing himself, but that unsure, nervous way he did things could be annoying.

But yeah, they were the most likeable, relatable characters
 
2012-08-09 02:18:00 PM
"You're a selfish coont....try music fan"

My favorite AD line.
 
2012-08-09 02:20:37 PM
"Take me to the Gothic Castle." "The Gothic ahsole?"

"You stupid count-ry music loving lady!"

"... even if it means me taking a chubby, I will suck it up."

"Because he's your brother, and you run around with everyone else, going on bike rides, making cornholes. Everyone's laughing and riding and cornholing except Buster."

Wow, I could go on all day.
 
2012-08-09 02:22:20 PM

Cheron: bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?

I always thought that Tobias Fünke was sort of an every man, an average Joe that the viewers could identify with


There are literally dozens of people like him. Dozens!
 
zez
2012-08-09 02:22:28 PM
I didn't realize how funny the show could be just by reading the words!

I can't remember any of the dialog, but one of the funniest "dirty" scenes was in the first or second episode where they were all in a crowded car and mabye has to sit on her cousin's lap.
 
2012-08-09 02:22:33 PM

bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?


Michael felt the need to fix everything. He knew what his family was like, refused to accept it, and constantly clung to the idea that he could change them. Towards the end of the series he also came to the realization that he doesn't listen to his son, or anyone for that matter, enough. Constantly cutting people off mid-sentence and ending the conversation. He's as self-serving as the rest of them, he just did it in a way that wasn't quite as overt.

This rubbed off on George Michael to an extent, who also had a sexually based infatuation with his cousin. Which he tried to maintain throughout the entire series, despite the fact he didn't find out she wasn't really his cousin until the very end. He took the desire for this relationship to such extremes that he even signed up for a play just for the chance of kissing his cousin.

Tobias holds his family back by refusing to acknowledge that he actually is gay. He made his wife suffer by keeping her in a relationship that didn't satisfy her, until they decided an open relationship was ok(which didn't work for anyone). Despite having a very successful career as a psychiatrist, one that he was encouraged by more than one person to re-establish, he continuously made his family suffer by pursuing a dream he had no hope of ever achieving. Not to mention he up and abandoned his wife and child to run off to Vegas with Kitty.

Every character in that show is unlikable to one degree or another, as they're all extremely self serving individuals. The difference between them all is the levels to which they take their self serving nature, and how overt they truly are about it(Lucille being the most overt of them all). This was something they began trying to address towards the end of the series, by constantly insinuating that producers told them nobody watched the show because it didn't feature a single likable character.
 
2012-08-09 02:23:05 PM
Supposedly David Cross improvised alot of his lines which are by far some of the best in the entire series.
 
2012-08-09 02:23:06 PM

mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.


Same. I gave it a couple of shots, maybe I should just skip the first 2-3 episodes, I've tried watching them about 4 times now. Glad you guys who like it get some new stuff though.
 
2012-08-09 02:23:52 PM

Cheron: I always thought that Tobias Fünke was sort of an every man, an average Joe that the viewers could identify with


I think Tobias would agree, and describe himself as a "man's man".
 
2012-08-09 02:24:16 PM

Strategeryz0r: mokinokaro: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

I think it's just one of those shows you either get or you don't.

It never clicked for me either. I just found a lot of the characters kind of insufferable.

That was kind of the point. There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable(something they pointed out in the last season continuously). It really was half an hour of primetime depravity. The funny thing is, that's the kind of comedy that's selling these days. The show was kind of ahead of it's time really, hence why Netflix picked it up. They realized how many people were starting to take notice of it, and watching it repeatedly over their streaming service.

I really wish Comedy Central would have sold them Reno 911 too. Netflix bringing back Arrested Development AND Reno 911 would make me a very happy man. So long as it's Reno 911 with the original cast, and not the replacements they used in the last season.


Always hoped they'd do a spin off of Reno set in New York. Kind of like a slapstick comedic take on a cop drama, 'Law and Order' meets 'Airplane' if you will.
 
2012-08-09 02:24:41 PM

LandOfChocolate: Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.

Agreed. The best way to enjoy it is by watching them back to back.


Speaking as someone who just watched every episode for the first time over the course of the past week, THIS. My wife, who is not a native english speaker, watched some of them with me and while she laughed here and there she missed a lot. The best part really is picking up all the tiny subtle plays on words.

When I saw the copier bit mentioned in the article, I couldn't believe they got away with it. Also liked the constant "no, I've taught YOU a lesson" one upsmanship. Also, it was amusing watching this after watching Archer, as Lucille and the secretary (forget her name) are basically the same character.
 
2012-08-09 02:24:52 PM
You learn to appreciate the show even more once you realize it all actually takes place in Cameron's mind.
 
2012-08-09 02:25:57 PM
Is that the same actor that plays Saul Goodman about to kiss Tobias?
 
2012-08-09 02:26:53 PM
I've got a nice hard cot with his name on it."

"You'd do that to your own brother?"

"I said cot!"
 
2012-08-09 02:27:13 PM

miniflea: LandOfChocolate: Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.

Agreed. The best way to enjoy it is by watching them back to back.

Speaking as someone who just watched every episode for the first time over the course of the past week, THIS. My wife, who is not a native english speaker, watched some of them with me and while she laughed here and there she missed a lot. The best part really is picking up all the tiny subtle plays on words.

When I saw the copier bit mentioned in the article, I couldn't believe they got away with it. Also liked the constant "no, I've taught YOU a lesson" one upsmanship. Also, it was amusing watching this after watching Archer, as Lucille and the secretary (forget her name) are basically the same character.


Played by the same people too. Also, Jeffery Tambor plays Len Trexler, Mallory's love interest after Jackov.
 
2012-08-09 02:27:14 PM
I have it ready for a marathon re-watch on my Netflix, after reading this I think the time has come to "blow my wad" on it this weekend!

/YAY me!
 
2012-08-09 02:27:17 PM
Oh please - "Wizards of Waverly Place" got more (and better) crap under the radar than this. Something tells me this writer is 1) a die-hard AD fan and 2) just discovered the tv tropes website.
 
2012-08-09 02:29:25 PM
..cking sixty-three hundred dollar suit. Come on!

No, I don't want to spill booze all over my fu...
 
2012-08-09 02:29:25 PM

Premeditated_Road_Rage: "Wizards of Waverly Place"


Trolling with a disney show is worth some points.

I award you 6/10. You could have gone further with this. Possibly a Hannah Montana reference?
 
zez
2012-08-09 02:30:23 PM

ronmexico27: Is that the same actor that plays Saul Goodman about to kiss Tobias?


Yeah, they know each other pretty well

4.bp.blogspot.com

If you like funny off center comedy, check it out.
 
2012-08-09 02:31:07 PM

ronmexico27: Is that the same actor that plays Saul Goodman about to kiss Tobias?


Yes. Bob Odenkirk. They did 'Mr. Show. together.
 
2012-08-09 02:31:29 PM
"...And all the guys like her, huh? That is-that is-that is great. Uh, you mean 'away,' though, right? Because, otherwise, it sounds a little different, but, uh, that's, uh, that's outstanding. You forgot to say 'away' again. But listen, let me call you back in a bit, OK? Bye."

"Nellie has blown them all away."
 
2012-08-09 02:34:54 PM
List missing "Now you're mocking me, you selfish coont....ry music loving lady/"

/posted from my laptop at the gym
//has been here for 21 minutes.
 
2012-08-09 02:39:41 PM
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2012-08-09 02:46:17 PM

serial arseonist: Strategeryz0r: mokinokaro: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

I think it's just one of those shows you either get or you don't.

It never clicked for me either. I just found a lot of the characters kind of insufferable.

That was kind of the point. There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable(something they pointed out in the last season continuously). It really was half an hour of primetime depravity. The funny thing is, that's the kind of comedy that's selling these days. The show was kind of ahead of it's time really, hence why Netflix picked it up. They realized how many people were starting to take notice of it, and watching it repeatedly over their streaming service.

I really wish Comedy Central would have sold them Reno 911 too. Netflix bringing back Arrested Development AND Reno 911 would make me a very happy man. So long as it's Reno 911 with the original cast, and not the replacements they used in the last season.

Always hoped they'd do a spin off of Reno set in New York. Kind of like a slapstick comedic take on a cop drama, 'Law and Order' meets 'Airplane' if you will.


They did that with "Police Squad!" from the early eighties. Same guys behind the Naked Gun movies. Now that's a show I'd love to see come back.
 
2012-08-09 02:48:03 PM
Subby should probably watch Married...with Children - which had the same "dirty" jokes. In 1988.
 
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