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(Loudwire)   CBS shows how hip it is to the times by proposing a sitcom based on Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'   (loudwire.com) divider line 134
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2012-10-24 06:54:12 AM  
Whut?
CBS broke its hip and now it can't get up?
 
mhd
2012-10-24 06:56:09 AM  

RatMaster999: That would be the evil wizard, Bargle, and the cleric Aleena.


And apparently Aleena was a bottlevial blonde.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-24 07:06:19 AM  
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2012-10-24 07:07:40 AM  
Brought to you by
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Remington . Go out with a bang!
 
2012-10-24 07:29:29 AM  
Remington Shotguns: The Retirement Plan of a New Generation.
 
2012-10-24 07:35:58 AM  
Oh well, whatever, nevermind.
 
2012-10-24 07:47:47 AM  
Aaaaaaaaand he's the one who likes our pretty songs and he likes to sing along and he like to shoot his gun but he don't know what it means.
 
2012-10-24 07:51:19 AM  
Courtney, have the writers for this show killed and make it look like a suicide. I know you can do it.
 
2012-10-24 07:54:56 AM  
The producers originally used the working title "Come As You Are", but found that the concept was already in use for a work-in-progress sitcom called "Eighties".

/u mass?
 
2012-10-24 07:57:50 AM  
Many Nirvana fans would agree that Kurt Cobain wouldn't have wanted CBS to use his song title to capitalize on the track's phenomenal success

Do you still get to be an iconoclast anti-mainstream hero if you had three videos on heavy rotation on Mtv and your band still has merchandise at Hot Topic? Does blowing your head off really give you that much hipster cred?
 
2012-10-24 07:59:42 AM  
CBS = Contrived Bull Shiat.
 
2012-10-24 08:09:47 AM  

hubcity: The producers originally used the working title "Come As You Are", but found that the concept was already in use for a work-in-progress sitcom called "Eighties".

/u mass?


That was educational.
 
2012-10-24 08:26:18 AM  
Just name the show Bleach.

It should cover all the basis: ear bleach, eye bleach, soul bleach, I've got friends and they all drink bleach......waiiit a minute....
 
2012-10-24 08:29:59 AM  
It's been done.

chicagoist.com
 
2012-10-24 08:30:29 AM  
Tragically this will likely do well if for no other reason than most of the "stars" from that era need the cash.
 
2012-10-24 08:36:30 AM  

Skarekrough: Tragically this will likely do well if for no other reason than most of the "stars" from that era need the cash.


userserve-ak.last.fm

I'm tired of being legendary and broke
And I'm too damn weird to hold no straight job
.....
Buy my snake oil
 
2012-10-24 08:39:11 AM  

EyeballKid: hubcity: The producers originally used the working title "Come As You Are", but found that the concept was already in use for a work-in-progress sitcom called "Eighties".

/u mass?

That was educational.


I think Dave Grohl later played drums for Killing Joke as penance.
 
2012-10-24 09:10:03 AM  
I'll just wait for the Floyd The Barber sitcom. 

/I'm ashamed.
 
2012-10-24 09:19:36 AM  
I'm sure my elderly relatives will love this show just as much as they love that POS Big Bang Theory.
 
2012-10-24 09:26:26 AM  
Oh I forgot my cheap one liner:

Everyone loves a scatterbrain!
 
2012-10-24 09:27:53 AM  
man, the 90s nostalgia is going to be much sadder and contrived than the 80s nostalgia...
 
2012-10-24 09:35:42 AM  

Mugato: Many Nirvana fans would agree that Kurt Cobain wouldn't have wanted CBS to use his song title to capitalize on the track's phenomenal success

Do you still get to be an iconoclast anti-mainstream hero if you had three videos on heavy rotation on Mtv and your band still has merchandise at Hot Topic? Does blowing your head off really give you that much hipster cred?


That's a pretty big part of reason WHY he killed himself. The guy had literally no idea what to do with a fan base and it weirded him out. Nothing kills one's love of making music like a few years in the record industry.
 
2012-10-24 09:38:57 AM  

dennysgod: I'll just wait for the Floyd The Barber sitcom. 

/I'm ashamed.


He liked Aunt Bea's taters.
 
2012-10-24 09:44:52 AM  

Omahawg: you know who needs a cooking show based on his songs?

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 421x480]


oh, take me down to a pair of denny's the pancakes are delish and oh so filling
won't you please bake some rolls?


OK, that was funny!
 
2012-10-24 09:44:58 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: man, the 90s nostalgia is going to be much sadder and contrived than the 80s nostalgia...


i.imgur.com
Has no idea what you are talking about...
 
2012-10-24 09:54:32 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Mentalpatient87: Oh, and from the writers of Big Bang Th-

*laugh track*

-eory.

I'm glad they include a laugh track on that show. I wouldn't know when I was supposed to laugh without it.


Laugh tracks in sitcoms are always always unnecessary and awful and bad.

But BBT was actually pretty good for the first two seasons. Then it became The Weird Sheldon Show plus girlfriend angst.
 
2012-10-24 09:57:27 AM  

Vacation Bible School: FeedTheCollapse: man, the 90s nostalgia is going to be much sadder and contrived than the 80s nostalgia...

[i.imgur.com image 708x531]
Has no idea what you are talking about...


man, I bet if that came out like like 3 or 4 years later it would've been a hit. it still would've been shiat, but at least it would be a hit.


but yeah, we're probably going to get a That 90s Show eventually.
 
2012-10-24 10:01:57 AM  

Omahawg: what about a tee vee show about someone who spends their life, and each episode, watching inane, ignorant foolishness on a box, on a screen, or on a cellular telephone, complete with the associated vapid interaction associated with such media, in between having the life sucked out of them for eight hours a day (10 with the commute) and perhaps the occasional desperate fapping or unsatisfactory, and therefore humorous, social entanglement? As the season progresses, the antihero or anti-heroine grows ever more pale and zombiefied, a mere dry husk of a human being who only speaks in the gray monotone like the smiths but not as whimpy and then finally snap and going on a murder rampage of death. the next season starts with the main character in the shower like nothing happened but you could add your own supporting lovable cast of miscreants every year knowing that they would all die in the aforementioned murder rampage of death in amusing and satisfying ways.

it would need a laugh track but I bet we could sell lots of soap



They did that it was called Beavis and Butthead
 
2012-10-24 10:27:58 AM  
Nirvana gets WAY too much credit for their impact. The mainstreaming of alt rock was happening with or without them. If Nirvana gets credit for anything, it's for mainstreaming the specific and godawful grunge genre.

I give Trent Reznor more credit for changing the mainstream rock scene than anyone, given that Pretty Hate Machine came out in 1989. THAT is what destroyed spandex rock.
 
2012-10-24 10:30:28 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: man, the 90s nostalgia is going to be much sadder and contrived than the 80s nostalgia...


I feel like 90s nostalgia would be redundant...has much really changed since then? Hell, even on the music front, 90s rock still makes up, what...25% of so of virtually all modern rock stations playlists? Sure seems that way at least.
 
2012-10-24 10:40:47 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Nirvana gets WAY too much credit for their impact. The mainstreaming of alt rock was happening with or without them. If Nirvana gets credit for anything, it's for mainstreaming the specific and godawful grunge genre.


I will not have an unkind word spoken about Soundgarden in this thread, meester.
 
2012-10-24 10:44:53 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I give Trent Reznor more credit for changing the mainstream rock scene than anyone, given that Pretty Hate Machine came out in 1989. THAT is what destroyed spandex rock.


But, nobody gave 2 shiats about that album until Reznor toured with it on Lollapalooza, has a unique sound, a cute gimmicky schtick (no drums!) and a very marketable image/logo for his product. Let's not go overboard with the Reznor worship, that's all.
 
2012-10-24 10:46:11 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Nirvana gets WAY too much credit for their impact. The mainstreaming of alt rock was happening with or without them. If Nirvana gets credit for anything, it's for mainstreaming the specific and godawful grunge genre.

I give Trent Reznor more credit for changing the mainstream rock scene than anyone, given that Pretty Hate Machine came out in 1989. THAT is what destroyed spandex rock.




While I agree that Nirvana's role in killing hair metal is a bit overstated, no way was NIN at all the knock out punch. Jane's Addiction is probably closer to the truth, though they weren't as big a catalyst as Nirvana was.

I'm mostly annoyed that Nirvana is hailed as legendary, but they didn't really add anything to the musical lexicon.

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: FeedTheCollapse: man, the 90s nostalgia is going to be much sadder and contrived than the 80s nostalgia...

I feel like 90s nostalgia would be redundant...has much really changed since then? Hell, even on the music front, 90s rock still makes up, what...25% of so of virtually all modern rock stations playlists? Sure seems that way at least.




I kind of agree, though I think we have more in common with late 90s/early 00s culture than "The 90s = 1992-1994" period that everyone associates with the 90s. I think there's still a bit of a douchebag stink to current popculture that I heavily associate with the late 90s. But yeah, for some kind of revivalism to happen, the era has to have gone away for at least a little bit. When i was in the Seattle area, KNDD's playlist (see upper right corner) seemed to indicate that the 90s had more or less never went away. I'm not complaining, though it is rather odd as it was pretty much 95% new material when I moved there in the late 90s.
 
2012-10-24 10:49:43 AM  

Vacation Bible School: FeedTheCollapse: man, the 90s nostalgia is going to be much sadder and contrived than the 80s nostalgia...

[i.imgur.com image 708x531]
Has no idea what you are talking about...


Little known fact... that's Glenn Howerton second from left.
 
2012-10-24 11:10:29 AM  
Call it that 90s show?
 
2012-10-24 11:25:42 AM  
I've got the monitors, I've got the television, I've got the glasses...

Give us 'Nature Trail to Hell: In 3D' already!!
 
kab
2012-10-24 11:33:01 AM  
So it's a show about an absurdly overrated band, who's singer decided that simply no longer writing wasn't a good option for getting out of the limelight?
 
2012-10-24 11:33:48 AM  

kab: So it's a show about an absurdly overrated band, who's singer decided that simply no longer writing wasn't a good option for getting out of the limelight?


But enough about Creed...
 
2012-10-24 12:08:34 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Vacation Bible School: FeedTheCollapse: man, the 90s nostalgia is going to be much sadder and contrived than the 80s nostalgia...

[i.imgur.com image 708x531]
Has no idea what you are talking about...

man, I bet if that came out like like 3 or 4 years later it would've been a hit. it still would've been shiat, but at least it would be a hit.


but yeah, we're probably going to get a That 90s Show eventually.


But which 90s? Neon-soaked Vanilla Ice-obsessed 90-91? Grungy, surreal, dawn of the internet-era 91-96? Or 97-99 which is basically alot like today except with more Limp Bizkit and Boy Bands and less tweeting?
 
mhd
2012-10-24 12:16:50 PM  

ClintonKun: But which 90s?


I kinda like the Irish version.
 
2012-10-24 12:27:04 PM  
Things that make the 90s one of the better decades:

2.bp.blogspot.com

24.media.tumblr.com

www.ecb.org

modmobilian.com

confusedmatthew.com

At least for being a kid growing up during it.

Go ahead and add more to the list if you wish.
 
2012-10-24 12:50:40 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Nirvana gets WAY too much credit for their impact. The mainstreaming of alt rock was happening with or without them. If Nirvana gets credit for anything, it's for mainstreaming the specific and godawful grunge genre.

I give Trent Reznor more credit for changing the mainstream rock scene than anyone, given that Pretty Hate Machine came out in 1989. THAT is what destroyed spandex rock.


bwaa haahaa.

Look, I love NIN as much as anyone but no one gave two shiats about PHM and the only song on it worth a turd is Head Like a Hole, a song that was almost as overplayed as Smells Like Teen Spirit... except that it was just a pop song with industrial leanings instead of a rock song.

Oh, and PHM dated so badly that it is practically unlistenable now.

And another comparison - PHM machine went triple platinum IN 2003. That's 3 million copies.

By that time Nevermind had sold 30 MILLION COPIES.

So, no, Trent had shiat all to do with the death of hair metal. Hell, the biggest thing Trent did was this -

www.musiceffect.com

you can try to re-write history to minimize Nirvana's importance, but it is akin to neo-nazis claiming that the holocaust didn't really happen.
 
2012-10-24 12:54:48 PM  

frepnog: bwaa haahaa.


All of the ball-less, soulless rock bands that came out in the 2000's were heavily influenced by AIC. To me, they were the most influential band to come out of the grunge era because you can heard their sound in a millions bands that followed in their wake.
 
2012-10-24 12:59:19 PM  

Gunny Highway: frepnog: bwaa haahaa.

All of the ball-less, soulless rock bands that came out in the 2000's were heavily influenced by AIC. To me, they were the most influential band to come out of the grunge era because you can heard their sound in a millions bands that followed in their wake.


yeah, easily duplicatable slow paced crap rock, AIC's forte, was copied and copied and copied.

Not sure what it means that no band really got famous sounding like Nirvana.

One of a kind, man.
 
2012-10-24 01:01:59 PM  

Gunny Highway: frepnog: bwaa haahaa.

All of the ball-less, soulless rock bands that came out in the 2000's were heavily influenced by AIC. To me, they were the most influential band to come out of the grunge era because you can heard their sound in a millions bands that followed in their wake.


The vocal "stylings" of Creed and Nickleback seemed to be influenced by Eddie Vedder imo. Without the talent.

And I'm not sure but I think they inspired the "Ermahgerd" meme.

Wrrth errrrrrms wrrrrd errrrrprrrrrrrrn....
 
2012-10-24 01:02:57 PM  

frepnog: Gunny Highway: frepnog: bwaa haahaa.

All of the ball-less, soulless rock bands that came out in the 2000's were heavily influenced by AIC. To me, they were the most influential band to come out of the grunge era because you can heard their sound in a millions bands that followed in their wake.

yeah, easily duplicatable slow paced crap rock, AIC's forte, was copied and copied and copied.

Not sure what it means that no band really got famous sounding like Nirvana.

One of a kind, man.


Are you being snarky? If you are you need to work on your delivery.
 
2012-10-24 01:14:02 PM  

Gunny Highway: frepnog: Gunny Highway: frepnog: bwaa haahaa.

All of the ball-less, soulless rock bands that came out in the 2000's were heavily influenced by AIC. To me, they were the most influential band to come out of the grunge era because you can heard their sound in a millions bands that followed in their wake.

yeah, easily duplicatable slow paced crap rock, AIC's forte, was copied and copied and copied.

Not sure what it means that no band really got famous sounding like Nirvana.

One of a kind, man.

Are you being snarky? If you are you need to work on your delivery.


nope, not really. Never really cared for AIC nor for the copycats that followed.
 
2012-10-24 01:16:52 PM  
Sounds like Courtney needed the money.

/Neck palm
 
2012-10-24 01:21:49 PM  

frepnog: you can try to re-write history to minimize Nirvana's importance, but it is akin to neo-nazis claiming that the holocaust didn't really happen.


Did...did you just Godwin a pop-culture thread? Holy shiat, man. Take it easy.
 
2012-10-24 01:25:04 PM  

frepnog: Never really cared for AIC nor for the copycats that followed.


Rock and roll. Cheers.
 
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