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2014-01-26 11:30:45 PM
Since Mearth ages backwards, he can make an appearance too.
 
2014-01-26 11:31:54 PM
Pam Dawber is 62 now? Damn, now I feel old.

Shazbot.
 
2014-01-26 11:41:30 PM
Who's supplying the coke?
 
2014-01-27 12:33:07 AM
 even longer since we've seen her and Williams together again. In "The Crazy Ones" episode

Is that referring to her eyes?

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-01-27 12:50:37 AM

Mugato: even longer since we've seen her and Williams together again. In "The Crazy Ones" episode

Is that referring to her eyes?

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]


Heh, The Crazy Ones has been surprisingly good.  SMG is rocking it in a comedic role, and Williams' schtick has been reigned in just enough to keep it from getting grating.
 
2014-01-27 02:29:09 AM
Jonathan Winters sends his regrets.
 
2014-01-27 03:14:27 AM
Man he needs money.
 
2014-01-27 03:22:45 AM
Shazbat?
 
2014-01-27 03:40:54 AM
The episode where taking an aspirin results in Mork shrinking to minuscule size, seemingly killing him, disturbed me as a child. The one after that where he emerged nude in a strange alternate universe with no laugh track didn't help.
 
2014-01-27 04:08:18 AM

quatchi: Pam Dawber is 62 now? Damn, now I feel old.

Shazbot.


And apparently still married to Mark Harmon. So it's not like she needs to do this for the money, with all the NCIS money he's bringing in from producing.

Always felt sad that she kind of dropped off the acting worrd after 'My Sister Sam', but totally understand.
 
2014-01-27 05:30:24 AM
Mork calling Orson, come in Orson...
 
2014-01-27 06:05:14 AM

Old Man Winter: Man he needs money.


He admitted as much in an article when he started this series.
 
2014-01-27 06:47:38 AM

RoyFokker'sGhost: quatchi: Pam Dawber is 62 now? Damn, now I feel old.

Shazbot.

And apparently still married to Mark Harmon. So it's not like she needs to do this for the money, with all the NCIS money he's bringing in from producing.

Always felt sad that she kind of dropped off the acting worrd after 'My Sister Sam', but totally understand.


two kids, plus she did a ton of stuff after my sister sam ....
imdb is your friend
 
2014-01-27 06:52:51 AM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

No love for Exidor?


/Being dead might be a problem
 
2014-01-27 07:46:04 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Mugato: even longer since we've seen her and Williams together again. In "The Crazy Ones" episode

Is that referring to her eyes?

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]

Heh, The Crazy Ones has been surprisingly good.  SMG is rocking it in a comedic role, and Williams' schtick has been reigned in just enough to keep it from getting grating.


I've been afraid of getting into "The Crazy Ones" because it's a David E. Kelley show, and every show, no matter the premise, seems to devolve into a courtroom drama.
 
2014-01-27 07:53:23 AM
She left acting when she had completed her tour de force in this 1992 John Ritter comedy classic.
 
2014-01-27 08:07:33 AM
I always wanted to see her naked. Not sure If I want to go there now.
 
2014-01-27 08:11:51 AM

Harry_Seldon: Shazbat?


Orkan for damn (or whatever curse you want to throw in there).
 
2014-01-27 08:15:09 AM

damageddude: Harry_Seldon: Shazbat?

Orkan for damn (or whatever curse you want to throw in there).


In other words, "Frak".
 
2014-01-27 08:24:25 AM

steve_lou: The episode where taking an aspirin results in Mork shrinking to minuscule size, seemingly killing him, disturbed me as a child. The one after that where he emerged nude in a strange alternate universe with no laugh track didn't help.


Me too! I was terrified of taking aspirin after I saw that because I was afraid that would happen to me as well!

That episode plus Puff the Magic Dragon or anything by the Krofts... I can't believe I made it out of the seventies and didn't grow up taking drugs!
 
2014-01-27 08:57:49 AM
Never noticed how much the Orkian greeting resembled scissoring.
It should be the official lesbian handshake.
 
2014-01-27 09:00:04 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Mugato: even longer since we've seen her and Williams together again. In "The Crazy Ones" episode

Is that referring to her eyes?

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]

Heh, The Crazy Ones has been surprisingly good.  SMG is rocking it in a comedic role, and Williams' schtick has been reigned in just enough to keep it from getting grating.


Surprisingly good?  not really, in all honestly.  The show doesn't SUCK, per se, but it isn't surprisingly good, either.  SMG isn't playing a comedic role.  She is playing Buffy, if Buffy went into advertising after Sunnydale.  Robin is mostly just himself, which is great, but they are farking the show up.  Case in point - introducing Ray's brother as a huge gay-married man that robin must answer to after a few episodes, after already establishing that the business belongs to robin and SMG (the goddamn office has robin's face painted on it in huge relief).  The chick that hangs on the two guys is useless.  The overt product placement is over the top (can't they just make up fake brands?  did I need a 30 minute Vic's Secret or McD's commercial?).

The show is at its best when it showcases the father\daughter dynamic between SMG and robin.
The show is passable at best and sucks at worst when it focuses on the other characters.

There is a great show IN THERE SOMEWHERE.  They haven't found it yet.  I keep watching because the show has promise.  The show's focus really needs to shift away from the "job" part of the show.  in other words - we knew Chandler Bing was some sort of business man.  We didn't care about what he actually DID at his job.
 
2014-01-27 09:01:53 AM
img004.lazygirls.info
 
2014-01-27 09:04:04 AM
She was cute but she was not Rebecca Schaeffer.
 
2014-01-27 09:33:22 AM

steve_lou: The episode where taking an aspirin results in Mork shrinking to minuscule size, seemingly killing him, disturbed me as a child. The one after that where he emerged nude in a strange alternate universe with no laugh track didn't help.


The ending of the show was pretty farked up as well, with Mork and Mindy trapped in the prehistoric era.
 
2014-01-27 10:00:24 AM
Damn, I was hoping for a Mork & Mindy prequel, since Robin can now play a young Mork.
 
2014-01-27 10:06:44 AM

loki see loki do: [img004.lazygirls.info image 433x600]


Were boobs verboten in the 70's?
 
2014-01-27 10:19:00 AM

buckeyebrain: loki see loki do: [img004.lazygirls.info image 433x600]

Were boobs verboten in the 70's?


No, but neither were big, fake ones required.
 
2014-01-27 10:22:33 AM

Wellon Dowd: buckeyebrain: loki see loki do: [img004.lazygirls.info image 433x600]

Were boobs verboten in the 70's?

No, but neither were big, fake ones required.


and none of the models were covered in ugly farking tattoos.
 
2014-01-27 10:42:25 AM

frepnog: TuteTibiImperes: Mugato: even longer since we've seen her and Williams together again. In "The Crazy Ones" episode

Is that referring to her eyes?

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]

Heh, The Crazy Ones has been surprisingly good.  SMG is rocking it in a comedic role, and Williams' schtick has been reigned in just enough to keep it from getting grating.

Surprisingly good?  not really, in all honestly.  The show doesn't SUCK, per se, but it isn't surprisingly good, either.  SMG isn't playing a comedic role.  She is playing Buffy, if Buffy went into advertising after Sunnydale.  Robin is mostly just himself, which is great, but they are farking the show up.  Case in point - introducing Ray's brother as a huge gay-married man that robin must answer to after a few episodes, after already establishing that the business belongs to robin and SMG (the goddamn office has robin's face painted on it in huge relief).  The chick that hangs on the two guys is useless.  The overt product placement is over the top (can't they just make up fake brands?  did I need a 30 minute Vic's Secret or McD's commercial?).

The show is at its best when it showcases the father\daughter dynamic between SMG and robin.
The show is passable at best and sucks at worst when it focuses on the other characters.

There is a great show IN THERE SOMEWHERE.  They haven't found it yet.  I keep watching because the show has promise.  The show's focus really needs to shift away from the "job" part of the show.  in other words - we knew Chandler Bing was some sort of business man.  We didn't care about what he actually DID at his job.


Came in to -- sort of -- say this.  I guess you're the same guy I discussed this with in the last thread.

To me, "SMG" is the worst thing about this show.  (Out of place, odd-looking, overly made up, whiny, skeletal, unfunny, one-note, and not interacting with the cast.)  And the dark haired girl is the BEST thing about the show next to Williams himself.  If they canned everyone else and focused on Robin with her as his darkly odd assistant (or daughter, whatever) it would be great.  (Either that, or hire Judy Greer, currently wasted as the pretend-sister to Jane Krakowski on an orange juice commercial.)

Williams doesn't need reining in; to the contrary.  His age (and the understandable repetition of signature schtick) is doing that all by itself.  The only reason people even watched the stupid Mork show was to watch him riff, and this poorly premised and poorly staffed show is no different.

I get the feeling that Kelley would rather just be doing Ally McBeal again, and this is how he's done it, with SMG as a very poor millennial's Calista.

[ I finally saw a (the first?) episode with Gay Robert Barone; it wasn't as bad as I'd feared; not much screen time, and I can deal with the business branch being isolated from the 'creatives'.  Seemed more like a cameo? ]

My personal prejudice against small breasts is why I never got very interested in Pam Dawber, though she is cute.  And the 70s were filled with big, real breasts, as people recovered from a temporary bout of "Twiggy" and rediscovered what Hefner and Russ Meyer had been peddling all along.  (If I recall, Twiggy actually was actually moderately endowed.)

Endorsed x A Zillion re: tattoos marring an entire generation of otherwise beautiful women.

/end rambling?
 
2014-01-27 10:42:39 AM

frepnog: Wellon Dowd: buckeyebrain: loki see loki do: [img004.lazygirls.info image 433x600]

Were boobs verboten in the 70's?

No, but neither were big, fake ones required.

and none of the models were covered in ugly farking tattoos.


I believe that women were most beautiful in the late 70's. The sexual revolution was won and most of them no longer felt the need to cover their skin and their shape, but neither the sartorial mistakes of the 1980's nor the body modifications of the 1990's and later had arrived. Just natural, bra-less beauty.
 
2014-01-27 10:50:08 AM

Far Cough: I finally saw a (the first?) episode with Gay Robert Barone; it wasn't as bad as I'd feared; not much screen time, and I can deal with the business branch being isolated from the 'creatives'. Seemed more like a cameo? ]


the actual CHARACTER is fine.  what they did with him (making him someone robin needs to answer to) was farking stupid.  i think the character added a bit of cool diversity (and his Maris-like unseen husband interplay was cool).  had he shown up as an advertising colleague or bestie, there would be zero problem there.
 
2014-01-27 10:57:38 AM

frepnog: Far Cough: I finally saw a (the first?) episode with Gay Robert Barone; it wasn't as bad as I'd feared; not much screen time, and I can deal with the business branch being isolated from the 'creatives'. Seemed more like a cameo? ]

the actual CHARACTER is fine.  what they did with him (making him someone robin needs to answer to) was farking stupid.  i think the character added a bit of cool diversity (and his Maris-like unseen husband interplay was cool).  had he shown up as an advertising colleague or bestie, there would be zero problem there.


Okay...  You had warned me about him in the last thread but I wasn't bothered by him; at least in this episode (the softball one) he faded away pretty quickly.  It also didn't seem to me that Robin was "answering" to him so much as competing with him on more or less an equal level.  I can certainly see the logical reality of requiring a business-side partner, silent or not.

The whole episode was kind of dumb though, in keeping with the show's pattern.  (And the usual payoff of watching Williams riff after the credits was replaced by an equally dumb scooter joust.)

I wonder if Kelley has ever collaborated with Sorkin.  Might cause some kind of antimatter explosion.
 
2014-01-27 11:01:36 AM

Far Cough: It also didn't seem to me that Robin was "answering" to him so much as competing with him on more or less an equal level.


the ballgame episode used the character better.

and it would probably be best just to not use the character much or at all.  there is enough going on in the show without him.

Far Cough: (And the usual payoff of watching Williams riff after the credits was replaced by an equally dumb scooter joust.)


whoever puts those gag reels together and uses anything other than robin in them needs to get kneecapped.  it remains the best part of the show.

hell, it is the only reason i originally watched the second episode.  I had written the show off DURING the first episode until the gag reel played.
 
2014-01-27 11:37:20 AM
"Australiaaaa, you're-not-great!"

He was sort of channeling his choppy Mrs. Doubtfire dinosaur schtick, and I didn't care.  You get an old pro on TV and you let him do his thing, god damn it.

Oh, man, imagine him with Betty White as his mom.  :)
 
2014-01-27 11:54:57 AM

Far Cough: frepnog: TuteTibiImperes: Mugato: even longer since we've seen her and Williams together again. In "The Crazy Ones" episode

Is that referring to her eyes?

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]

Heh, The Crazy Ones has been surprisingly good.  SMG is rocking it in a comedic role, and Williams' schtick has been reigned in just enough to keep it from getting grating.

Surprisingly good?  not really, in all honestly.  The show doesn't SUCK, per se, but it isn't surprisingly good, either.  SMG isn't playing a comedic role.  She is playing Buffy, if Buffy went into advertising after Sunnydale.  Robin is mostly just himself, which is great, but they are farking the show up.  Case in point - introducing Ray's brother as a huge gay-married man that robin must answer to after a few episodes, after already establishing that the business belongs to robin and SMG (the goddamn office has robin's face painted on it in huge relief).  The chick that hangs on the two guys is useless.  The overt product placement is over the top (can't they just make up fake brands?  did I need a 30 minute Vic's Secret or McD's commercial?).

The show is at its best when it showcases the father\daughter dynamic between SMG and robin.
The show is passable at best and sucks at worst when it focuses on the other characters.

There is a great show IN THERE SOMEWHERE.  They haven't found it yet.  I keep watching because the show has promise.  The show's focus really needs to shift away from the "job" part of the show.  in other words - we knew Chandler Bing was some sort of business man.  We didn't care about what he actually DID at his job.

Came in to -- sort of -- say this.  I guess you're the same guy I discussed this with in the last thread.

To me, "SMG" is the worst thing about this show.  (Out of place, odd-looking, overly made up, whiny, skeletal, unfunny, one-note, and not interacting with the cast.)  And the dark haired girl is the BEST thing about the show next to Williams himself.  If they canne ...


See, SMG makes it for me. Now that I think about it her character's mannerisms are a bit Buffyesque, but that's fine, I like it.

I like the dark haired girl as well, though they need to spend a bit more time defining what her character actually is. So far all I have is bisexual stalker with psychotic tendencies and a heart of gold, but they seem to flip flop on if she's a complete ditz or brilliant but offbeat.

Both SMG and the dark haired girl play best off of Hamish Linklater IMO, with their interactions with Williams a close second. James Wolk's character seems like an afterthought.
 
2014-01-27 12:05:42 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Now that I think about it her character's mannerisms are a bit Buffyesque, but that's fine, I like it.


i don't think it is that so much as it is the only character SMG can play.  she has no real range, so she just plays herself - which comes off as Buffy because she was Buffy for so damn long.

Watched some of that horrible Ringer show with the wifey.  SMG was Buffy with money.
in that cruel intentions movie she was Buffy on coke.  no range.  on crazy ones, she is just Buffy with no ass-kicking.
 
2014-01-27 12:08:36 PM
Old and Sad:

www.death2ur.com

...would be 46 years old.
 
2014-01-27 12:42:19 PM

upndn: I always wanted to see her naked. Not sure If I want to go there now.


She may not be fully nude, but I suggest you try to find a copy of 'The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything'.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080792/
 
2014-01-27 12:54:41 PM
I actually liked The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything.  :)  I don't really remember any nudity though.

Yeah, I said before that Hamish has been good in other things, but he's not so great in this show.  And that other guy is just there to smile and act handsome, I guess.  The core group just kind of blows.

I've never seen Buffy, but I guess she was doing the same thing as Daphne in Scooby Doo too.  She didn't fit that part either.

/cardellini!
 
2014-01-27 01:20:05 PM
Hey, Dad's still available!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-27 01:43:28 PM

Infobahn: Old Man Winter: Man he needs money.

He admitted as much in an article when he started this series.


Cocaine's a helluva (expensive) drug.
 
2014-01-27 01:47:49 PM
Wonder what his son Kyle will think of her...
 
2014-01-27 01:52:42 PM

Mugato: Infobahn: Old Man Winter: Man he needs money.

He admitted as much in an article when he started this series.

Cocaine's a helluva (expensive) drug.


Multiple divorces can't help, either.
 
2014-01-27 02:33:41 PM
I think he started the marry-the-babysitter trend.

Or maybe that was Captain Von Trapp, I dunno.
 
2014-01-27 08:25:25 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Far Cough: frepnog: TuteTibiImperes: Mugato: See, SMG makes it for me. Now that I think about it her character's mannerisms are a bit Buffyesque, but that's fine, I like it.
I like the dark haired girl as well, though they need to spend a bit more time defining what her character actually is. So far all I have is bisexual stalker with psychotic tendencies and a heart of gold, but they seem to flip flop on if she's a complete ditz or brilliant but offbeat.
Both SMG and the dark haired girl play best off of Hamish Linklater IMO, with their interactions with Williams a close second. James Wolk's character seems like an afterthought.


I like Robin, SMG and Amanda Stetton. Wolk and Linklater have one joke a piece it seems with the exception of the duck episode. SMG may more Alley McBeal than Buffy in the show but they still have episodes like the one where she was hooked on the video game where she can really shine.
 
2014-01-27 09:28:02 PM

loki see loki do: [img004.lazygirls.info image 433x600]


Could that possibly be Sigourney Weaver in the blue?
 
2014-01-28 12:40:29 AM
Approves and some of us know why.

fe867b.medialib.glogster.com
 
2014-01-28 01:20:45 PM

Thosw: loki see loki do: [img004.lazygirls.info image 433x600]

Could that possibly be Sigourney Weaver in the blue?


Holy crap, the body and the age are about right, and that odd face too.  You may be on to something.
 
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