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(Deadline)   CBS picks up new sitcom from Jim Gaffigan, which will be based on the comedian's life. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT POCKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET   (deadline.com) divider line 63
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2012-09-15 12:04:49 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-15 12:16:11 PM  
He is gravely overrated.
 
2012-09-15 12:24:05 PM  
What the fark is a hoot pockeet?


/subby picked wrong letters to repeat
//lets all laugh at subby
 
2012-09-15 02:38:53 PM  
archive.bobandtom.com

Diarrhea pocket!!
 
2012-09-15 02:40:29 PM  

Jamdug!: He is gravely overrated.


Ya, this.

I've listened to the 'hot pocket' stand up thing. It never struck me as funny, just annoying and stupid.
 
2012-09-15 02:41:45 PM  
I thought the "lets give stand up comedians sit-coms" trend died with George Lopez
 
2012-09-15 02:54:52 PM  

whither_apophis: I thought the "lets give stand up comedians sit-coms" trend died with George Lopez


George Lopez I believe was relatively successful and is in syndication so he's getting a good amount of money from it.

Also: Louie.
 
2012-09-15 02:58:38 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Mom! More Hot Pockets!
 
2012-09-15 03:03:27 PM  
I like Gaffigan, so I might give it a shot.

And I have not had a hot pocket since the first time I heard that routine.
 
2012-09-15 03:04:34 PM  
my least favorite comedian, I hate his farking face and his voice and most importantly, his food/lazy man related content.
 
2012-09-15 03:07:10 PM  
I like his stand up but this seems like a weak premise for a weekly show.
 
2012-09-15 03:26:40 PM  
Funny comic and interesting premise. His tweets are classic too!
 
2012-09-15 03:30:16 PM  
Excuse me, are you saying meow?
 
2012-09-15 03:31:02 PM  
People dislike Gaffigan? His jokes must hit too close to home for farkers...
 
2012-09-15 03:34:50 PM  

BigSnatch: People dislike Gaffigan? His jokes must hit too close to home for farkers...


His jokes don't hit anything.
 
2012-09-15 03:54:34 PM  

BigSnatch: People dislike Gaffigan? His jokes must hit too close to home for farkers...


Farkers love to hate anything and everything. If Gaffigan gave every Farker a free Slurpee, I'd wager that about 50% would complain that it was too cold.

To the haters:

Gaffigan is funny. If you don't find him funny, I could take the high road and say that humor is subjective and you are entitled to your opinion. However, this being Fark, I'm more inclined to say that you need to go back to watching Dane Cook and Larry the Bigot Guy and leave the funny to the people who can enjoy it, and STFU.
 
2012-09-15 04:09:24 PM  

StinkyFiddlewinks: BigSnatch: People dislike Gaffigan? His jokes must hit too close to home for farkers...

His jokes don't hit anything.


I think we found out who works for HOOOT POOOOCK-EEEEETS!

/or Spanish branch CALIENTEEE POOOCK-EEEETS!
 
2012-09-15 04:09:28 PM  
I hate sitcoms, but I might actually watch this.
 
2012-09-15 04:11:18 PM  

mercator_psi: BigSnatch: People dislike Gaffigan? His jokes must hit too close to home for farkers...

Farkers love to hate anything and everything. If Gaffigan gave every Farker a free Slurpee, I'd wager that about 50% would complain that it was too cold.

To the haters:

go back to watching Dane Cook and Larry the Bigot Guy and leave the funny to the people who can enjoy it, and STFU.


Why lump them in? They're equally unfunny. Anyway, I think I hear the microwave beeping...
 
2012-09-15 04:16:11 PM  
Oh.. my, this thread isn't funny at all
 
2012-09-15 04:20:12 PM  
I would totally watch this... If it wasn't on CBS, cause that means stupid annoying laugh track hitting me over the head with "hey, that was funny just now. So laugh."
 
2012-09-15 04:25:09 PM  
I like Jim Gaffigan, but sitcoms with too many kids in them are rarely watchable and this ones gonna have 5.
 
2012-09-15 04:38:13 PM  
Mr. Universe his newer standup is pretty good. I liked it and Lol'ed
 
2012-09-15 04:39:12 PM  
"...centers on a guy who lives with his wife and five kids in a NY 2-bedroom apartment."

I guess he isn't kidding when he says is wife is a Shi'ite Catholic.
 
2012-09-15 05:13:33 PM  
I love Jim Gaffigan, but I think this is just going to be a low-rate, more censored "Louie".  Yeah, he has a wife and kids... but it just reeks of CBS trying to have their own "Louie".  Not gonna work.
 
2012-09-15 05:14:08 PM  
I still laugh at his image of Moses parting the Red Sea and going 'Ta-da!'.
 
2012-09-15 05:15:22 PM  
I feel a Louis CK vibe coming from the CBS boardroom. Looking forward to Jim Nance and Phil Simms advertising this show between every play in the 4th quarter of their NFL games

Gaffigan is still worth a watch...but WTF was he doing on My Boys?
 
2012-09-15 05:16:45 PM  

downstairs: I love Jim Gaffigan, but I think this is just going to be a low-rate, more censored "Louie".  Yeah, he has a wife and kids... but it just reeks of CBS trying to have their own "Louie".  Not gonna work.


bah, ya beat me to the Louis punch
 
2012-09-15 05:18:57 PM  
For those who don't get the headline - Hot Pockets

I watched one of his standup specials. It was... alright, I guess. Honestly, I don't remember laughing all that much at it outside of this bit.

For more current comics, I prefer Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K.
 
2012-09-15 05:42:07 PM  
that's good for the big fella
 
2012-09-15 05:48:49 PM  
so cbs is giving him a second chance at a sitcom. hope it last longer than welcome to New York.
 
2012-09-15 06:04:17 PM  

WhackingDay: Oh.. my, this thread isn't funny at all


I read that in his Annoyed Audience Member voice.

/love the guy's stuff
//Bibbidi bobbidi BACON!
 
2012-09-15 06:19:49 PM  

Keywork99: For those who don't get the headline - Hot Pockets

I watched one of his standup specials. It was... alright, I guess. Honestly, I don't remember laughing all that much at it outside of this bit.

For more current comics, I prefer Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K.


Aziz Ansari is not funny. He's not even entertaining. He's annoying.

I thought the hot pockets thing was funny the first few times, but it's annoying now that i have a coworker who quotes from it all the damned time.
 
2012-09-15 06:27:30 PM  
I want HBO to have a sitcom following the life of Jim Norton.

Imagine the awkwardness when Jim picks up some girl and finds out she's swinging meat, and then he has sex with it anyhow.
 
2012-09-15 06:36:00 PM  
When does Dave Attell get his own show?
 
2012-09-15 06:43:44 PM  
Wow. I'm surprised how polarized this thread is on Gaffigan. It's almost Norm McDonald levels of love/hate.
 
2012-09-15 07:10:07 PM  
"Really? You're going to rely on my acting skills?"

/I like his stuff
 
2012-09-15 07:16:13 PM  

redmond24: Also: Louie.


I'll wait for you!
 
2012-09-15 07:42:53 PM  

mercator_psi: BigSnatch: People dislike Gaffigan? His jokes must hit too close to home for farkers...

Farkers love to hate anything and everything. If Gaffigan gave every Farker a free Slurpee, I'd wager that about 50% would complain that it was too cold.

To the haters:

Gaffigan is funny. If you don't find him funny, I could take the high road and say that humor is subjective and you are entitled to your opinion. However, this being Fark, I'm more inclined to say that you need to go back to watching Dane Cook and Larry the Bigot Guy and leave the funny to the people who can enjoy it, and STFU.


I dislike all of those guys. Humor is subjective, and as much as I'd LIKE another reason to laugh, Gaffigan doesn't do it for me.

I like Louis CK, Mitch Hedberg, and Tim Minchin. Shame about Mitch. Greg Graldo was pretty good too.
 
2012-09-15 07:47:40 PM  

WhackingDay: Oh.. my, this thread isn't funny at all


This guy talks about Fark threads a lot. Doesn't he talk about anything else?
 
2012-09-15 07:48:46 PM  
Whar bill burr TV whar
 
2012-09-15 07:49:01 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: When does Dave Attell get his own show?


I like Insomniac.

Doesn't he have a show now where he and a guest watch some old porno?
 
2012-09-15 08:11:30 PM  

mercator_psi: BigSnatch: People dislike Gaffigan? His jokes must hit too close to home for farkers...

Farkers love to hate anything and everything. If Gaffigan gave every Farker a free Slurpee, I'd wager that about 50% would complain that it was too cold.

To the haters:

Gaffigan is funny. If you don't find him funny, I could take the high road and say that humor is subjective and you are entitled to your opinion. However, this being Fark, I'm more inclined to say that you need to go back to watching Dane Cook and Larry the Bigot Guy and leave the funny to the people who can enjoy it, and STFU.


bwahahaha!!! i love you.

sad truth: the show will be decent and as soon as folks start watching it the gottdam network will start moving it here, there and everywhere until the fans can no longer find it, the ratings go in the shiatter and JG is back working the clubs and doing a comedy central special every 2 years.

people that do network programming have college diplomas from excellent schools. amazingly they are the biggest morans in the entertainment industry.
 
2012-09-15 09:30:10 PM  

4NSpy: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: When does Dave Attell get his own show?

I like Insomniac.

Doesn't he have a show now where he and a guest watch some old porno?


Dave's Old Porn. On Showtime.
 
2012-09-15 10:15:57 PM  
Given CBS' recent record of renewing so-so sit-coms, I predict a long and happy future for this show.

/ Prediction.......it'll still blow.
 
2012-09-15 10:32:57 PM  

Shrinkwrap: Whar bill burr TV whar


This! Though, he has been on Breaking Bad a couple of times already...
 
2012-09-15 11:41:06 PM  

EmmaLou: Aziz Ansari is not funny. He's not even entertaining. He's annoying.


Nope.

Link
 
2012-09-15 11:58:10 PM  
 
2012-09-16 02:34:31 AM  
I just want to take this opportunity to say that mitch hedburg is not funny.

/he's not!
//neither is bill hicks for that matter
///Fark-approved opinions suck
 
2012-09-16 09:36:34 AM  

chewy milk: I just want to take this opportunity to say that mitch hedburg is not funny.

/he's not!
//neither is bill hicks for that matter
///Fark-approved opinions
suck

FTFY
 
2012-09-16 10:45:58 AM  

ybishop: [archive.bobandtom.com image 380x320]

Diarrhea pocket!!


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-09-16 02:47:44 PM  
Bacon!
 
2012-09-16 03:32:52 PM  
Rum Cake Bit:

"You know what this cake needs? Booze. A shot of liquor. I haven't got time to eat and drink. I've only got two hands buddy, and one of them's holding a cigarrette. Meet me half way will ya?"
 
2012-09-16 04:15:04 PM  
Fruitcake bit:

Fruit: good
Cake: great
Fruitcake: nasty crap
 
2012-09-16 09:00:43 PM  

mercator_psi: BigSnatch: People dislike Gaffigan? His jokes must hit too close to home for farkers...

Farkers love to hate anything and everything. If Gaffigan gave every Farker a free Slurpee, I'd wager that about 50% would complain that it was too cold.

To the haters:

Gaffigan is funny. If you don't find him funny, I could take the high road and say that humor is subjective and you are entitled to your opinion. However, this being Fark, I'm more inclined to say that you need to go back to watching Dane Cook and Larry the Bigot Guy and leave the funny to the people who can enjoy it, and STFU.


Or he could just not be funny.

My favorite comedians range from Bill Cosby to Robin williams, to some random Indian guys (apparently there is a 'brown guy' homor station on pandora, wtf?) pandora threw on who were hilarious (but were not Aziz farking Ansari), to Gabriel Iglesias to George Lopez (his stand up is funny, and the show is average sitcom fare).

I like a lot of comedy, and a wide variety. Gaffigan is as funny as anal polyps. And if he gave me a slurpee I'd say thanks, so there.
 
2012-09-17 01:29:12 AM  
I'm only here to say that as I read this headline, a Hot Pockets commercial came on the TV.

/cool story sis
 
2012-09-17 08:09:10 AM  
"This guy talks about hot pockets a lot."
 
2012-09-17 02:35:47 PM  

mercator_psi: BigSnatch: People dislike Gaffigan? His jokes must hit too close to home for farkers...

Farkers love to hate anything and everything. If Gaffigan gave every Farker a free Slurpee, I'd wager that about 50% would complain that it was too cold.

To the haters:

Gaffigan is funny. If you don't find him funny, I could take the high road and say that humor is subjective and you are entitled to your opinion. However, this being Fark, I'm more inclined to say that you need to go back to watching Dane Cook and Larry the Bigot Guy and leave the funny to the people who can enjoy it, and STFU.


insert the applause gif here please
 
2012-09-17 02:57:51 PM  
His rolling rock commercials were better
 
2012-09-17 04:13:10 PM  
Breakfast pockets. Hot Pocket for breakfast, Hot Pocket for lunch, dead by dinner.
 
2012-09-17 04:34:08 PM  

Jamdug!: He is gravely overrated.


not nearly as much as patton oswald
 
2012-09-17 04:36:25 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: When does Dave Attell get his own show?


he has one on showtime extreme, sits on a couch and pokes fun at classic porn with celeb guests - good stuff
 
2012-09-17 04:51:11 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: When does Dave Attell get his own show?

he has one on showtime extreme, sits on a couch and pokes fun at classic porn with celeb guests - good stuff


That's excellent. Now I wanna see him in prime-time with the hot wife and smart-ass kids on CBS. Maybe call it "According To Dave". Oh, and with NO censorship.
 
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