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2012-08-29 06:02:43 PM

Spaztictacular: I don't watch SNL nearly enough to know ... but is this the first time that someone more known as a show/film creator/director rather than an actor been an SNL host? Genuinely curious.


Even if you don't consider voice work acting he has done a bit of "regular" acting in the past (The Gilmore Girls, FlashForward, Star Trek: Enterprise, etc).


tnpir: strangeguitar: Well, I am in deep violation of said rules. I think South Park just gets better and better

/seriously.

I must respectfully disagree. South Park stopped being funny after around the sixth or seventh season, when comedy took a back seat to pushing the envelope of obnoxiousness, just to see what Parker and Stone could get away with.

South Park still has its moments, but they're few and far between.


This is my feeling as well. The "Human Cent-iPad" thing was where it lost me. If you have to come up with something so contrived just to parody a really bad horror movie and engage in gross out jokes then something is wrong.
 
2012-08-29 06:10:28 PM

fusillade762: This is my feeling as well. The "Human Cent-iPad" thing was where it lost me. If you have to come up with something so contrived just to parody a really bad horror movie and engage in gross out jokes then something is wrong.


But when it's good, it's amazing. The Imaginationland 3-parter was brilliant.
 
2012-08-29 06:31:54 PM

gunga galunga: No. But one of the friends had just gotten back from Afghanistan and we were drunk and primed to laugh. We all loved Blue Harvest. And yeah, we did chuckle at Peter/Han's "fark you" line. Apart from that, nothing.


I've noticed a couple of fark handles with spicy weiner behind them. Try watching it again, it was pretty fun.
 
2012-08-29 06:44:34 PM

zarberg: fusillade762: This is my feeling as well. The "Human Cent-iPad" thing was where it lost me. If you have to come up with something so contrived just to parody a really bad horror movie and engage in gross out jokes then something is wrong.

But when it's good, it's amazing. The Imaginationland 3-parter was brilliant.


I'll give you that one. The list of cameos alone makes that one worthwhile.  

It just feels like for every one of those there's a half dozen that seem really lazy. I guess that's just a natural consequence of having been on so long. And only having a week to create each episode.
 
2012-08-29 06:51:56 PM

fusillade762: This is my feeling as well. The "Human Cent-iPad" thing was where it lost me. If you have to come up with something so contrived just to parody a really bad horror movie and engage in gross out jokes then something is wrong.


There's a really good doc on the making of that episode called Six Days to Air. Basically, they forced that episode into creation in less than two weeks after being off doing Book of Mormon for months. They're the first to admit that by working so close to their deadlines, sometimes they fail completely and there's no time to make it better. But sometimes they hit it out of the park,
 
2012-08-29 06:54:58 PM

StrikitRich: [t2.gstatic.com image 300x168]

Seth isn't his own musical accompaniment? You know he's going to do some Sinatra or show tunes.


He's going to do it in his opening bit. You can bet on that. He loves the sound of his own voice and the scent of his own stank.
 
2012-08-29 07:36:03 PM
CSB:

The day my wife and i saw "Ted", we were talking about it and I mentioned hwo Adam Carolla reviewed it on his podcast 3-4 months before the release and said the movie would either be a huge failure or a spectacular success. i guess she thought carolla was the voice of "Ted" (she doesn't watch family guy at all) and I explained Carolla did a voice on the show and was a friend of McFarlane's, blah blah blah.

the next day, I meet adam carolla at the airport.

COINCIDENCE???!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
 
2012-08-29 08:04:04 PM
This reminds me of the time Elton John was host and musical guest...
 
2012-08-29 09:17:11 PM

Spartapuss: rynthetyn: Well, while you all are arguing over whether Seth MacFarlane is or has ever been funny, I'll just take a moment to say that Frank Ocean's album is really good and worth checking out. I'm not usually an R&B fan, it generally puts me to sleep, but Channel Orange is interesting and has a great sound.

I don't get why anyone like anything from the OF crew. Subjective and all but I'd like to know what people see in it. Try some Bilal. Not the most timely recommendation but you might like it regardless.


Frank's work isn't anything like the "I'm trying really hard to shock you" crap that Tyler the Creator puts out. His stuff is a blend of retro and modern R & B with some other genres mixed in.
 
2012-08-29 09:26:30 PM
Seth will be great like always, but no one gives a shiat about that Ocean guy.
 
2012-08-29 10:43:52 PM

Midnight Rambler: strangeguitar: I don't get all the Seth hate.

He creates things that too many people like.


He hasn't done one second of funny, but he did singlehandedly kill King of the Hill.
 
2012-08-29 10:48:29 PM

Phil Moskowitz: jj325: At least Kristen Wiig is gone. Her recurring characters got old way too fast.

Old?? They were burrowing ear parasites.


The funniest thing Wiig did on the show was the Weekend Update bit where she was the woman who suffered from uncontrollable orgasms.
 
2012-08-29 11:15:36 PM

12349876: strangeguitar: I don't get all the Seth hate.

Family Guy never really did it for me, but IMHO American Dad is the funniest toon around.

The unofficial fark rules state that you can only be a fan of the first two seasons of a cartoon.


There are some exceptions to this. The Venture Bros seems to have near universal acceptance and enjoyment amongst the Fark community. Of course by saying this I am sure the critics will come out in force.
 
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2012-08-30 01:12:11 AM
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I personally enjoyed Seth's work on Gilmore Girls
 
2012-08-30 07:36:18 AM

Uzzah: Me too. Dude's been out of the limelight for far too long.

/hope he plays "(Get Out of My Dreams) Get Into My Car"


thank you.
 
2012-08-30 09:55:43 AM
carnifex2005

"American Dad one of my favourite shows. It surpassed Family Guy about 3 seasons ago."

Agreed. American Dad is usually hilarious. It helps that it has an actual storyline instead of relying heavily on a group of unrelated gags like Family Guy. I got burned out on Family Guy a couple of years ago.
 
2012-08-30 08:10:18 PM

Ebenator: squ


He is either prepping for his role in a Joe Rogan or Steven Seagal biopic
 
2012-08-31 11:00:10 AM

calm like a bomb: strangeguitar: I don't get all the Seth hate.

I don't hate him. He's just untalented.


He's a one-note. I'm pretty sure any laughs I get from his work come from other writers and not from his involvement. Despite being his typical formula, I do enjoy American Dad more often than not, but other than that, Seth just insists on himself.
 
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