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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Seth MacFarlane is "thinking about" a Ted sequel; won't say on whether he'll title it "Bill"   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 35
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2012-09-18 08:16:31 AM  
If he made any money on that sophomoronic stab in the dark, Ted, then our nation is in big trouble
 
2012-09-18 08:25:30 AM  
EXCELLENT!
 
2012-09-18 08:40:09 AM  

xanadian: EXCELLENT!


BOGUS!
 
2012-09-18 08:51:19 AM  
you people really have to stop giving this tool your money
 
2012-09-18 09:03:15 AM  

Crewmannumber6: you people really have to stop giving this tool your money

vudukungfu: If he made any money on that sophomoronic stab in the dark, Ted, then our nation is in big trouble


i thought ted was entertaining, and a better overall story (or at least a creative retelling of an age-old story) than i expected

i also really like family guy, american dad, and yes even the cleveland show! i REALLY like the cleveland show, and wish they'd show the reruns on adult swim since i am around the tv more during those hours and working on sunday evenings.

by the way, he did great on snl, and with only 1 annoying showtune-type musical interlude

/different strokes, and such
 
2012-09-18 09:15:40 AM  

vudukungfu: If he made any money on that sophomoronic stab in the dark, Ted, then our nation is in big trouble


it is actually a good film.

don't judge it if you haven't seen it, because if you watch Ted and STILL have bad things to say about it, then you are simply too damn cynical.

Because the film is hilarious. And this is coming from someone that HATES marky mark.

I don't hate him any longer. Ted made me... if not a fan, at least ol' marky mark is not a reason for me to swear I will never watch a particular movie again.
 
2012-09-18 09:22:08 AM  

Crewmannumber6: you people really have to stop giving this tool your money


I'd like to, but his comedic timing makes him tolerable. I thought Ted was good until about 3/4's through. That, and I'll see pretty much any comedy with Wahlberg in it.
 
2012-09-18 09:24:30 AM  
So it looks like "Turd Polisher" is an actual career choice now.
 
2012-09-18 09:52:59 AM  

bungle_jr: also really like family guy, american dad, and yes even the cleveland show! i REALLY like the cleveland show, and wish they'd show the reruns on adult swim since i am around the tv more during those hours and working on sunday evenings.


I think they are going to start, according to the few commercials I see during Robot Chicken (the only show I watch on AS anymore)

/I only like American Dad, Family Guy and the Cleveland Show I can do without
 
2012-09-18 10:18:00 AM  

Burr: bungle_jr: also really like family guy, american dad, and yes even the cleveland show! i REALLY like the cleveland show, and wish they'd show the reruns on adult swim since i am around the tv more during those hours and working on sunday evenings.

I think they are going to start, according to the few commercials I see during Robot Chicken (the only show I watch on AS anymore)

/I only like American Dad, Family Guy and the Cleveland Show I can do without


cleveland show really was a mistake. it has a few episodes that are ok but mostly it is just boring and pointless.
 
2012-09-18 10:34:35 AM  

frepnog: cleveland show really was a mistake. it has a few episodes that are ok but mostly it is just boring and pointless.


Yeah, i never got into it. Like I said, I can only actively watch American Dad out of the MacFarlane cartoons. I never seek out new episodes of FG or CS. American Dad doesn't follow the "flashback" formula, has more character development it seems, and I like its absurd nature (just enough for laughs, but not enough to be annoying). FG just seems so..painful to me. Jokes are drug out too long, and it seems like MacFarlane is using it as test to see how much he can get past the censors.

If anybody gave up on American Dad because of the first few episodes, go back and give it another try. It changes dramatically for the better starting with "Stan of Arabia"
 
2012-09-18 10:36:44 AM  

Burr: If anybody gave up on American Dad because of the first few episodes, go back and give it another try. It changes dramatically for the better starting with "Stan of Arabia"


Also, Director Bullock (Patrick Stewart) and Principal Lewis are some of the best characters on the show.
 
2012-09-18 10:39:58 AM  
i.imgur.com
We think this would be a wonderful idea. Ted is the greatest man that we have ever had the pleasure of working with. And that includes Lem's mother.
 
2012-09-18 10:59:11 AM  

vudukungfu: If he made any money on that sophomoronic stab in the dark, Ted, then our nation is in big trouble


Production Budget: $50,000,000
Domestic Total: $217,431,880
Worldwide: $406,431,880

Looks like we're in big trouble.
 
2012-09-18 11:00:51 AM  

Burr: Burr: If anybody gave up on American Dad because of the first few episodes, go back and give it another try. It changes dramatically for the better starting with "Stan of Arabia"

Also, Director Bullock (Patrick Stewart) and Principal Lewis are some of the best characters on the show.


Agreed. The first few episodes were waaaay too politically preachy, but once the show got some ground and fleshed out the characters, they dropped a lot of the political BS and it became hilarious.

Also McFarlane has very little to do with the show beyond the voices. American Dad has it's own group of dedicated writers whereas Family Guy has it's writers + McFarlane at the top.
 
2012-09-18 11:16:47 AM  
Seth MacFarlane was awesome on SNL. That's pretty much all I wanted to say.
 
2012-09-18 11:30:19 AM  

meanmutton: Seth MacFarlane was awesome on SNL. That's pretty much all I wanted to say.


very few folks can be in that many sketches and pull it off so well. i'd like to see him be a multi-repeat host.

/do i stutter?
 
2012-09-18 11:39:12 AM  
A sequel wouldn't surprise me a bit. The movie made money and that's more than enough for a studio to approve one. It wouldn't shock me to see them make a television version of it.
 
2012-09-18 11:39:44 AM  
Wouldn't "Bill" be a prequel?
 
2012-09-18 11:47:40 AM  

Bluestab: A sequel wouldn't surprise me a bit. The movie made money and that's more than enough for a studio to approve one. It wouldn't shock me to see them make a television version of it.


They tried that once before:

www.telefonica.net

Not sure if it would go again. Ted's appeal was he was a foul-mouthed stuffed animal. Censoring or limiting what he says would only hurt the show and the character

Now it could still possibly pull an FX or Comedy Central deal (meaning they could say words like 'shiat' and 'dick'), but the appeal would still be lost.
 
2012-09-18 11:48:43 AM  

Bluestab: A sequel wouldn't surprise me a bit. The movie made money and that's more than enough for a studio to approve one. It wouldn't shock me to see them make a television version of it.


bingo!

i'm waiting for "hangover: the series"

no idea in the least how this would work, but i do know they're making hangover3...just how many times can this group of guys pass out and forget the previous 10 hours or so? 2 was not as good as 1, but it's still better than a lot of crap. as long as dr. kim and zach g. are in a movie it's going to be entertaining if nothing else.

but considering how successful 1 & 2 have been, you KNOW someone somewhere is pitching a series idea to some tv execs!
 
2012-09-18 11:53:05 AM  
Ted was hilarious! I hope Family Guy never ends. Like the Simpsons and South Park!
 
2012-09-18 12:05:10 PM  

meanmutton: Seth MacFarlane was awesome on SNL. That's pretty much all I wanted to say.


Puppet sketch was great.
Lids!
 
2012-09-18 12:16:44 PM  
Liked Ted but the only real dramatic conflict was concluded by the end and it started at the beginning of Ted's life, so no prequel and any new story will be really contrived and probably very weak.


Oh who am I kidding, my daughter will still drag me to see it so I might as well just accept it
 
2012-09-18 12:32:43 PM  
The plot was very generic and predictable. This is not necessarily bad for a comedy if the gags are continuous and hit the mark often. Unfortunately, while Ted had a handful of very funny moments, it was not wall-to-wall hilarious and, especially towards the end, I found myself becoming disengaged with the movie. I was expecting more from this, but I'm glad it was profitable. Hopefully McFarlane's future efforts will be improved. There is maybe 30-45 minutes of good stuff here. Grade: C-
 
2012-09-18 01:22:39 PM  

Digitalstrange: Liked Ted but the only real dramatic conflict was concluded by the end and it started at the beginning of Ted's life, so no prequel and any new story will be really contrived and probably very weak.


yes, they can never leave well enough alone and end up spoiling everything because money.
 
2012-09-18 01:30:40 PM  

Vacation Bible School: [i.imgur.com image 640x427]
We think this would be a wonderful idea. Ted is the greatest man that we have ever had the pleasure of working with. And that includes Lem's mother.


So much crap on network tv. Better Off Ted gets cancelled, and not even a second season dvd. Sickening...
 
2012-09-18 01:46:51 PM  
The only reason I saw Ted was this and I almost still regretted it.
If she isn't in the sequel, forget it.
nadinejolie.com
 
2012-09-18 02:03:55 PM  
I will say this about Ted - if you don't appreciate the Flash Gordon bit in the middle of the film, then the film really isn't for you.

If you DO appreciate that part, then there is no way to not like the movie.

I expected Ted to absolutely suck. It is now one of my favorite comedies.

/could have done without Meg Griffin's role, tho. The movie didn't need the love story bit and she was really only there to give resolution. You could have cut pretty much all of her scenes and the movie would not have been worse for it.
 
2012-09-18 03:14:31 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: The plot was very generic and predictable. This is not necessarily bad for a comedy if the gags are continuous and hit the mark often. Unfortunately, while Ted had a handful of very funny moments, it was not wall-to-wall hilarious and, especially towards the end, I found myself becoming disengaged with the movie. I was expecting more from this, but I'm glad it was profitable. Hopefully McFarlane's future efforts will be improved. There is maybe 30-45 minutes of good stuff here. Grade: C-


Did it insist upon itself?
 
2012-09-18 03:22:30 PM  

eagles95: Wasilla Hillbilly: The plot was very generic and predictable. This is not necessarily bad for a comedy if the gags are continuous and hit the mark often. Unfortunately, while Ted had a handful of very funny moments, it was not wall-to-wall hilarious and, especially towards the end, I found myself becoming disengaged with the movie. I was expecting more from this, but I'm glad it was profitable. Hopefully McFarlane's future efforts will be improved. There is maybe 30-45 minutes of good stuff here. Grade: C-

Did it insist upon itself?


the movie actually got confused about where to go in the last act. you had two stories - the love story and the people that wanted to steal ted. the love story should have been cut - it served no purpose. meg and marky mark should have just been portrayed as a couple. the side story cliche of "i have farked up my relationship with wacky hijinks" was totally unneeded.
 
2012-09-18 06:44:09 PM  
Bill: On His Own?
 
2012-09-18 09:57:09 PM  
And to think, when Family Guy got cancelled, all the Farkers were endlessly pleading for it to be brought back.

We've come full circle. 


/I liked Ted.
 
2012-09-19 10:16:56 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Bluestab: A sequel wouldn't surprise me a bit. The movie made money and that's more than enough for a studio to approve one. It wouldn't shock me to see them make a television version of it.

They tried that once before:

[www.telefonica.net image 340x340]

Not sure if it would go again. Ted's appeal was he was a foul-mouthed stuffed animal. Censoring or limiting what he says would only hurt the show and the character

Now it could still possibly pull an FX or Comedy Central deal (meaning they could say words like 'shiat' and 'dick'), but the appeal would still be lost.


I had forgotten about Greg the Bunny. I wouldn't be all that surprised to see Fox take a shot at a tv version of Ted. I agree that the language restrictions thing would really take away from the character. I could see them taking a swing at it and try to push FG/AD/tCS level content to compensate for the watering down of language. A lot would depend on how they handle it and whether the MacFarlane fans will go for it. I could also see them casting Seth Green as the John Bennett character. That way it sort of comes full circle.
 
2012-09-19 10:34:01 AM  
When I went to see Ted it was like that time I went to the races with Sara Jessica Parker

/flashback
 
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