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(Starpulse)   '1600 Penn' can't escape 'West Wing'. There's that, and the fact the President defended Earf back in 1996 from an alien invasion   (starpulse.com) divider line 84
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2013-01-12 10:06:48 PM  

realmolo: I'm not a fan of Alan Alda


This is possible?
 
2013-01-12 10:08:49 PM  
I watched an episode, and it seemed like they were just trying to go for Tommy Boy/Black Sheep with it...
 
2013-01-12 10:10:34 PM  

demonfaerie: blue_2501: bukketmaster: I can see Independence Day coming to mind, but I'd argue that Spaceballs is really the defining Pullman movie, if only because the Serpent and the Rainbow is so creepy I don't like to thnk about it.

[www.rankopedia.com image 350x361]

Don't forget Zero Effect, a widely under-appreciated film.

This is a shame for Pullman. Of all the roles he takes, he revisits his role from freaking Independence Day??

Better than Torchwood.


What do you mean? Torchwood only had 3 seasons, and Bill Pullman wasn't in any of them.


Only. Three. Seasons.
 
2013-01-12 10:15:37 PM  

PainInTheASP: I caught a couple of episodes last week.  Not bad, I guess there's potential, after all, it took Parks and Rec two seasons to find its legs.


Yeah, it also has Amy Poehler, whom NBC execs are either banging or want to bang. Any other show would have been canned after 3 episodes (and 1600 Penn might not last even that long_.
 
2013-01-12 10:15:53 PM  
So far I'm not a fan, but I'll give it a shot- feel the same way about The New Normal. Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells were both so great in Book of Mormon that I can't help but wish them the best.
 
2013-01-12 10:16:15 PM  

DamnYankees: realmolo: I'm not a fan of Alan Alda

This is possible?


A lot of people got burned out on his control direction taken on the last few seasons of M.A.S.H. I didn't mind it, but to each their own.
 
2013-01-12 10:18:44 PM  

sirbissel: demonfaerie: blue_2501: bukketmaster: I can see Independence Day coming to mind, but I'd argue that Spaceballs is really the defining Pullman movie, if only because the Serpent and the Rainbow is so creepy I don't like to thnk about it.

[www.rankopedia.com image 350x361]

Don't forget Zero Effect, a widely under-appreciated film.

This is a shame for Pullman. Of all the roles he takes, he revisits his role from freaking Independence Day??

Better than Torchwood.

What do you mean? Torchwood only had 3 seasons, and Bill Pullman wasn't in any of them.

Only. Three. Seasons.


Shut your whore mouth! The non-episodic stuff has been better than the official series.
 
2013-01-12 10:21:54 PM  

DamnYankees: YodaBlues: DamnYankees: YodaBlues: Was it cancelled? I always assumed it just ran it course.

And no West Wing thread is complete without this exchance:

It was technically cancelled.

Ahh, interesting, just googled it and read some background. Never knew. I didn't catch the series until years after it was already off the air. Seen it in it's entirety twice so far, probably watch it again now that it's on Netflix. I always felt it wrapped up real nice though and am kind of glad they didn't try to stretch it out. It had pretty much run it's course over 8 years, plus let's be honest, Santos was never as interesting as Bartlett.

True, but Vinick was. There was talk at the time that Vinick might win, the The West Wing would then go on as essentially a spin-off of itself, with an entirely new group of people in the White House.


There was no chance of that.  How does nobody remember the start of Season 7?  When the hidden next President is stepping out of the car, he very clearly is not light skinned.  It was always going to be Santos.
 
2013-01-12 10:23:23 PM  

blue_2501: sirbissel: demonfaerie: blue_2501: bukketmaster: I can see Independence Day coming to mind, but I'd argue that Spaceballs is really the defining Pullman movie, if only because the Serpent and the Rainbow is so creepy I don't like to thnk about it.

[www.rankopedia.com image 350x361]

Don't forget Zero Effect, a widely under-appreciated film.

This is a shame for Pullman. Of all the roles he takes, he revisits his role from freaking Independence Day??

Better than Torchwood.

What do you mean? Torchwood only had 3 seasons, and Bill Pullman wasn't in any of them.

Only. Three. Seasons.

Shut your whore mouth! The non-episodic stuff has been better than the official series.


Miracle Day was complete shiat. I was rooting for almost every character to die painfully.
 
2013-01-12 10:37:08 PM  

NeoCortex42: blue_2501: sirbissel: demonfaerie: blue_2501: bukketmaster: I can see Independence Day coming to mind, but I'd argue that Spaceballs is really the defining Pullman movie, if only because the Serpent and the Rainbow is so creepy I don't like to thnk about it.

[www.rankopedia.com image 350x361]

Don't forget Zero Effect, a widely under-appreciated film.

This is a shame for Pullman. Of all the roles he takes, he revisits his role from freaking Independence Day??

Better than Torchwood.

What do you mean? Torchwood only had 3 seasons, and Bill Pullman wasn't in any of them.

Only. Three. Seasons.

Shut your whore mouth! The non-episodic stuff has been better than the official series.

Miracle Day was complete shiat. I was rooting for almost every character to die painfully.


I was really pissed on how they Americanized it, and made Captain Jack fully gay. The genius behind him was he was from the future, so he could get it on with any species and any gender.
 
2013-01-12 10:38:35 PM  

Yes please: Gig103: Based on the previews I saw, I figured the oldest kid would be the downfall of the show since even in a 30 or 60 second clip you can tell he's trying too hard to be Jonah Hill or Chris Farley... And if the previews are his best lines, then he doesn't have the writers backing him that those other two had, either.

He's basically playing the exact same character on the show that he did in Book of Mormon--well intentioned dumbass who unwittingly causes problems and then fixes them by being so gosh darned good natured and finding a solution through his simple outlook. It's what they hired him to do. He's a Gilligan.



They didn't hire him he created the show. It's his idea.
 
2013-01-12 10:46:52 PM  

NeoCortex42: blue_2501: sirbissel: demonfaerie: blue_2501: bukketmaster: I can see Independence Day coming to mind, but I'd argue that Spaceballs is really the defining Pullman movie, if only because the Serpent and the Rainbow is so creepy I don't like to thnk about it.

[www.rankopedia.com image 350x361]

Don't forget Zero Effect, a widely under-appreciated film.

This is a shame for Pullman. Of all the roles he takes, he revisits his role from freaking Independence Day??

Better than Torchwood.

What do you mean? Torchwood only had 3 seasons, and Bill Pullman wasn't in any of them.

Only. Three. Seasons.

Shut your whore mouth! The non-episodic stuff has been better than the official series.

Miracle Day was complete shiat. I was rooting for almost every character to die painfully.


The only likable character was that doctor that got incinerated, proving once again that RTD can't help but kill off anybody that fans might possibly like.

Speaking of Torchwood, I was pretty horrified recently when somebody I know posted a picture of his sister-in-law showing Torchwood to her toddler. I don't care how much you want to brag about how geeky you are, that show is so inappropriate for small children that it's not even funny.
 
2013-01-12 11:09:36 PM  

realmolo: DamnYankees: True, but Vinick was. There was talk at the time that Vinick might win, the The West Wing would then go on as essentially a spin-off of itself, with an entirely new group of people in the White House.

Which would've been awesome.

I think that was the intention, actually. John Wells (the producer and showrunner) said that Vinick was going to win the election, and then John Spencer (Leo) died suddenly. They figured it was too harsh to have Leo die, *and* have Santos lose the election, so they changed it.

But a Vinick version of TWW would've been really interesting. I'm not a fan of Alan Alda, but Vinick was a great character. One of the very few non-main-cast members that was interesting. The others being Bruno and Oliver.


Nah, it was always going to be Santos.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Wing#2006_presidential_electio n
Other statements from John Wells, however, have contradicted O'Donnell's claims about a previously planned Vinick victory. The script showing Santos winning was written long before the death of John Spencer. In 2008 O'Donnell stated to camera "We actually planned at the outset for Jimmy Smits to win, that was our .. just .. plan of how this was all going to work, but the Vinick character came on so strong in the show, and was so effective, it became a real contest ... and it became a real contest in the West Wing writer's room."
 
2013-01-12 11:10:29 PM  

namatad: Beerguy: Best parts of the West Wing.

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you left out

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Y'all forgot a young, pre-Cuddy, hooker-iffic Lisa Edelstein:

i291.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-12 11:17:01 PM  

Shadowknight: Am I the only one that can clearly hear that Will Smith said "Earth" and not "Erf?" Why does everyone insist he ebonics it up?


What about Judd Hirsch's super jew stereotypical acting in that same movie?
 
2013-01-12 11:42:36 PM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: Yes please: Gig103: Based on the previews I saw, I figured the oldest kid would be the downfall of the show since even in a 30 or 60 second clip you can tell he's trying too hard to be Jonah Hill or Chris Farley... And if the previews are his best lines, then he doesn't have the writers backing him that those other two had, either.

He's basically playing the exact same character on the show that he did in Book of Mormon--well intentioned dumbass who unwittingly causes problems and then fixes them by being so gosh darned good natured and finding a solution through his simple outlook. It's what they hired him to do. He's a Gilligan.


They didn't hire him he created the show. It's his idea.


Co-created, but whatever. The point stands. He created it so he could continue playing the same one note character.
 
2013-01-12 11:50:21 PM  
What happened to Bill Paxton's face? All puffy looking.
 
2013-01-13 12:04:29 AM  

MatrixOutsider: Shadowknight: Am I the only one that can clearly hear that Will Smith said "Earth" and not "Erf?" Why does everyone insist he ebonics it up?

What about Judd Hirsch's super jew stereotypical acting in that same movie?


Not to mention Harvey Fierstein's... nah, I won't go there.
 
2013-01-13 12:11:18 AM  
I'm just saying, season/series finale:

wearemoviegeeks.com
 
2013-01-13 12:16:02 AM  

YodaBlues: realmolo: DamnYankees: True, but Vinick was. There was talk at the time that Vinick might win, the The West Wing would then go on as essentially a spin-off of itself, with an entirely new group of people in the White House.

Which would've been awesome.

I think that was the intention, actually. John Wells (the producer and showrunner) said that Vinick was going to win the election, and then John Spencer (Leo) died suddenly. They figured it was too harsh to have Leo die, *and* have Santos lose the election, so they changed it.

But a Vinick version of TWW would've been really interesting. I'm not a fan of Alan Alda, but Vinick was a great character. One of the very few non-main-cast members that was interesting. The others being Bruno and Oliver.

Nah, it was always going to be Santos.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Wing#2006_presidential_electio n
Other statements from John Wells, however, have contradicted O'Donnell's claims about a previously planned Vinick victory. The script showing Santos winning was written long before the death of John Spencer. In 2008 O'Donnell stated to camera "We actually planned at the outset for Jimmy Smits to win, that was our .. just .. plan of how this was all going to work, but the Vinick character came on so strong in the show, and was so effective, it became a real contest ... and it became a real contest in the West Wing writer's room."


I always figured the fact Santos got about four times the airtime that Vinick did was another clear indicator that he was going to win.
 
2013-01-13 01:01:39 AM  
I'm just remembering, oddly, the last Vinick scene where he's cooling his heels in the Santos transition office. A week earlier and he had Secret Service protection, a campaign and millions of people voting for him. Now? Just another guy waiting to talk to the new boss, watching the hustle and bustle of the transition team. Alda did a damn fine job in just that little scene.
 
2013-01-13 01:58:58 AM  
What kind of idiot compares a slapstick comedy to a drama?

Some people just suck at their core.
 
2013-01-13 05:20:14 AM  

NeoCortex42: Can't we just get some more episodes of Veep? That was a ridiculously short season.


It was made by Armando Iannucci. He's British and that's how long their sitcom seasons are.
 
2013-01-13 09:12:40 AM  

Champion of the Sun: What happened to Bill Paxton's face? All puffy looking.


If I had to wager I guess, I'd have to say he's like 60 years old. That's what happens to old guys. They look old.
 
2013-01-13 10:04:03 AM  

NeoCortex42: Can't we just get some more episodes of Veep? That was a ridiculously short season.


Season 2 will be 10 episodes, up from 8.
 
2013-01-13 10:19:44 AM  
I bet the show won't make it to the end of the season.

As The Simpsons showed, there's barely enough material for a 22 minute episode about a crazy first family:

img.allvoices.com

The plot line of the stupid kid derailing dad's foreign policy initiative can only be used so many times before people realize each episode is identical to the previous one.
 
2013-01-13 10:51:05 AM  
Has anyone else noticed that the current president is a black man? His whole family is black.
This show seems to target those in horrible denial or something.
 
2013-01-13 11:19:22 AM  

bwilson27: Has anyone else noticed that the current president is a black man? His whole family is black.
This show seems to target those in horrible denial or something.


His mama isn't black. Well, maybe she is now but she wasn't when he was born.
 
2013-01-13 11:29:54 AM  

CruiserTwelve: bwilson27: Has anyone else noticed that the current president is a black man? His whole family is black.
This show seems to target those in horrible denial or something.

His mama isn't black. Well, maybe she is now but she wasn't when he was born.


Oh is that the angle they're working?
 
2013-01-13 04:17:56 PM  
NBC was grossly over-promoting it. It's not the hottest comedy in the world. Any comedy that gets that much promotion is going to get canceled. Plus side of that is no more promos.
 
2013-01-13 04:42:48 PM  

thornhill: NeoCortex42: Can't we just get some more episodes of Veep? That was a ridiculously short season.

Season 2 will be 10 episodes, up from 8.


And I can't wait for it to be back. (No premiere date yet, sadly.)
 
2013-01-14 12:44:25 AM  

British: NBC was grossly over-promoting it. It's not the hottest comedy in the world. Any comedy that gets that much promotion is going to get canceled. Plus side of that is no more promos.


In wrestling parliance it's getting "The Push" to get it "Over"
 
x23
2013-01-14 05:49:51 AM  

HulkHands: or there's the fact that it's a sitcom.


could've fooled me.
 
2013-01-14 02:30:59 PM  
Best show ever made about the White House:

i99.photobucket.com
 
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