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2012-08-09 01:57:16 PM  
5 votes:
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  
3 votes:

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 03:24:06 PM  
2 votes:
also, are any other Archer fans as excited for the Bob's Burgers/Archer cross-over episode they're doing next season as I am? Because I'm pretty damned excited for it!
2012-08-10 04:27:32 AM  
1 votes:

steviesgirl777: Imho, this is a VASTLY SUPERIOR mashup blog

http://breaking-development.tumblr.com/


The "hmm, no ring" mash up just mind farked me because I hadn't noticed Walt's lack of a wedding ring in the diner scene before.
2012-08-10 12:39:27 AM  
1 votes:

Strategeryz0r: 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 can't count the number of friends who "don't own tv's" that fell in love with the show after I loaned them season 1. A big problem with TV is so much of it is so bad that a lot of people ignore it entirely so gems get cancelled even when lots of people would love them if they saw them.
2012-08-09 05:55:22 PM  
1 votes:

Wellon Dowd: gunga galunga: Not to mention, some of his remarks about Ann are really cruel.

Who?


Wellon Dowd: gunga galunga: Not to mention, some of his remarks about Ann are really cruel.

Who?


Look, his cruelty is as plain as the Ann on Egg's face.
2012-08-09 04:30:08 PM  
1 votes:

kroonermanblack: Was anyone?


Apparently enough people are watching now.

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?

Because most of the American television viewing audience are retards and can't follow jokes that take longer than 5 seconds to set up. Not saying you're one of those retards...you just MAY be.
2012-08-09 03:53:44 PM  
1 votes:

Mercutio74: I work in the film industry, and have been on a few shows that ran on network television, so yadda yadda yadda...

I don't see anything in any of those quotes that would cause a standards and practices department to pull the plug. I mean, yeah a lot of those jokes are cleverly crafted, but unless there's an actual dirty word or a clear and direct reference to something unfit for the delicate US viewer's sensibilities you can get away with quite a bit... especially if you happen to be on a network that likes to think it's on the "edgy" side of content.

As long as you can hide your content in unspoken or interrupted dialogue, wrap it in double entendre or just beat around the... ummm... shrub, there's really not much to worry about from a fine standpoint.


Do you have to be at the studio in 26 minutes?
2012-08-09 03:39:57 PM  
1 votes:

TexanBoy: I dunno, I'm hesitant to be excited, because Archer has filled the Arrested Development shaped hole in my heart, and I don't know if that hole has room for two in it...


Honestly, AD is a smarter show and funnier for it. Archer is awesome, don't get me wrong, but it's not as good.

/ I love you Santa Clause!
/ I do.
2012-08-09 03:38:34 PM  
1 votes:
I dunno, I'm hesitant to be excited, because Archer has filled the Arrested Development shaped hole in my heart, and I don't know if that hole has room for two in it...
2012-08-09 03:22:25 PM  
1 votes:

LandOfChocolate: miniflea: Also, it was amusing watching this after watching Archer, as Lucille and the secretary (forget her name) are basically the same character.

Right down to her feuding with the neighbor.


Except they never disposed of a dead body in Lucille 2's house.
2012-08-09 03:09:24 PM  
1 votes:

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


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2012-08-09 03:04:14 PM  
1 votes:

Strategeryz0r: 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?


It was a toss-up between WoWP, iCarly, and Hannah Montana. Hell, I think 90% of the 'kids shows' these days have gotten more (and better) crap under the radar than Arrested Development.

acaciaavenue: Subby should probably watch Married...with Children - which had the same "dirty" jokes. In 1988.


Probably happened in Archie Bunker, years before that as well. Subby thinks AD's stunt is something new, while the rest of us agree that Ward was a little hard on the Beaver last night.
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2012-08-09 02:30:23 PM  
1 votes:

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


Yeah, they know each other pretty well

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If you like funny off center comedy, check it out.
2012-08-09 02:27:13 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:25:57 PM  
1 votes:
Is that the same actor that plays Saul Goodman about to kiss Tobias?
2012-08-09 02:24:41 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:11:42 PM  
1 votes:
That show was so good it could charm the black off a telegram boy.
2012-08-09 01:59:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:59:22 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:56:38 PM  
1 votes:

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).
 
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