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(Some Guy)   "So How Did an Obscure Canadian Sitcom Win Nine Emmys, Anyway?"   (nexttv.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Primetime Emmy Award, Leading actor, Emmy Award, Supporting actor, Comedy, Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek, Situation comedy, Outstanding Comedy Series  
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2020-09-25 9:01:43 PM  
Because it's a great farking show.

Good for them--they pursued a fresh, non-cynical vision that stands on its own. It's also funny as hell.
 
2020-09-25 9:17:02 PM  
I've been assured that nothing's obscure on Fark.
 
2020-09-25 9:49:56 PM  
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2020-09-25 10:39:11 PM  
I love Catherine O'Hara. She's always a neurotic mess.
 
2020-09-26 12:10:48 AM  
So How Did an Obscure Canadian Sitcom That's Not Even on the Air Anymore Get Daily Threads?
 
2020-09-26 12:16:38 AM  
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2020-09-26 12:16:58 AM  

mcmnky: So How Did an Obscure Canadian Sitcom That's Not Even on the Air Anymore Get Daily Threads?


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2020-09-26 12:17:24 AM  
Meanwhile The Good Place didn't win a single forking Emmy during the entirety of its run.

Buncha bullshirt.
 
2020-09-26 12:18:41 AM  
I loved this show. it was slow burning but i thought it witty. i'm glad i gave it a second time tiurn. it took a little.
 
2020-09-26 12:36:52 AM  
I blame SCTV
 
2020-09-26 12:42:14 AM  
"Dids I just hears someones say obscures Canadians sitcoms?"

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2020-09-26 12:51:12 AM  
Article wouldn't load for me but I imagine being widely available on Netflix helped.  I don't think it would have carried the day had it just been on the CBC.
 
2020-09-26 12:51:51 AM  

sweetfark: I loved this show. it was slow burning but i thought it witty. i'm glad i gave it a second time tiurn. it took a little.


The shows true brilliance is it doesn't try to force you to laugh.  The writers and actors are so confident in their low key style that there are almost no sight gags or overly snappy dialogue.
 
2020-09-26 12:53:48 AM  

Monty_Zoncolan: I blame SCTV


No love for Smith and Smith?
 
2020-09-26 1:05:36 AM  

Unscratchable_Itch: "Dids I just hears someones say obscures Canadians sitcoms?"

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Allegedly
 
2020-09-26 1:07:39 AM  

Snapper Carr: Meanwhile The Good Place didn't win a single forking Emmy during the entirety of its run.

Buncha bullshirt.


Probably too intelligent for the Emmy voters. Frankly, it's amazing that it was on network TV in the US at all.
 
2020-09-26 1:14:30 AM  
I only watched the first episode (I'm not good at binge watching). I liked it. It had kind of a "Newhart" vibe to it, but where there was no analogue to Bob Newhart's character. I'll have to go watch some more, I guess.
 
2020-09-26 1:18:33 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Snapper Carr: Meanwhile The Good Place didn't win a single forking Emmy during the entirety of its run.

Buncha bullshirt.

Probably too intelligent for the Emmy voters. Frankly, it's amazing that it was on network TV in the US at all.


Reminds me of how people complained about Frasier dominating the Emmys over Friends.  Once upon a time the Emmy voters appreciated humor that wasn't 90% "witty" comebacks.
 
2020-09-26 1:44:57 AM  

Unscratchable_Itch: "Dids I just hears someones say obscures Canadians sitcoms?"

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That's what I appreciates about you
 
2020-09-26 2:16:49 AM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Unscratchable_Itch: "Dids I just hears someones say obscures Canadians sitcoms?"

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That's what I appreciates about you


"Is that all you appreciate about me?"

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2020-09-26 2:21:19 AM  

Unscratchable_Itch: EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Unscratchable_Itch: "Dids I just hears someones say obscures Canadians sitcoms?"

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That's what I appreciates about you

"Is that all you appreciate about me?"

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Wash the crap off her face and teach her to stand upright and I bet she's really pretty.
 
2020-09-26 2:30:23 AM  
Picking on Miss Katy is never a healthy choice, friend.
 
2020-09-26 2:46:55 AM  

Aquapope: Unscratchable_Itch: EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Unscratchable_Itch: "Dids I just hears someones say obscures Canadians sitcoms?"

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That's what I appreciates about you

"Is that all you appreciate about me?"

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Wash the crap off her face and teach her to stand upright and I bet she's really pretty.


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2020-09-26 7:20:19 AM  
how obscure is a show that features both Levy and O'Hara at this point in their careers?
 
2020-09-26 7:21:11 AM  

mcmnky: So How Did an Obscure Canadian Sitcom That's Not Even on the Air Anymore Get Daily Threads?


Gosh, I don't know... maybe because it swept the Emmys a couple of days ago. Only a guess though.
 
2020-09-26 7:23:24 AM  
#EmmysSoWhite
 
2020-09-26 7:28:05 AM  
I'm almost through Season Two.

As I've said in previous threads, I still haven't cracked a smile.
I'm now "familiar" with the characters so I'm sort of invested in what is going on, but at this point I'm watching because my wife wants to watch it.

Also, I like Alexis.
 
2020-09-26 7:29:02 AM  
Not obscure.
 
2020-09-26 7:32:53 AM  
Take Weinstein away from the awards ceremonies and all sorts of good shows can now win.
 
2020-09-26 7:52:17 AM  

johnny_vegas: Monty_Zoncolan: I blame SCTV

No love for Smith and Smith?


Ha, my favourite show of all time...ALL TIME....!!!
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2020-09-26 7:55:57 AM  
The bigger question is: how has Better Call Saul not won a single Emmy?
 
2020-09-26 8:04:26 AM  
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Maybe folks are in the mood for low-key pleasant family comedies - in these troubling times.
 
2020-09-26 8:22:06 AM  
Letterkenny is way better, as many of you have pointed out.
 
2020-09-26 8:34:34 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Letterkenny is way better, as many of you have pointed out.


Can confirm.
 
2020-09-26 8:41:58 AM  

oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 509x244]
Maybe folks are in the mood for low-key pleasant family comedies - in these troubling times.


Because of Schitt's creek, I did watch Kim's Convenience. Then, I watched Corner Gas. Now, I think that I've run out of Canada shows on streaming platforms and I'm sad. Make more shows, Canada!
 
2020-09-26 8:51:13 AM  

kbronsito: oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 509x244]
Maybe folks are in the mood for low-key pleasant family comedies - in these troubling times.

Because of Schitt's creek, I did watch Kim's Convenience. Then, I watched Corner Gas. Now, I think that I've run out of Canada shows on streaming platforms and I'm sad. Make more shows, Canada!


Letterkenny and Little Mosque on the Prairie are both rock solid.
 
2020-09-26 8:51:24 AM  

johnny_vegas: Monty_Zoncolan: I blame SCTV

No love for Smith and Smith?


none. ugggg
 
2020-09-26 8:59:08 AM  

Flappyhead: Letterkenny and Little Mosque on the Prairie are both rock solid.


I don't think I've ever seen reruns of Little Mosque, let alone it being available on streaming platforms. It ended its run and then just seemed to disappear. And yet Mr. D is.
 
2020-09-26 9:15:37 AM  

That Other Dan: Flappyhead: Letterkenny and Little Mosque on the Prairie are both rock solid.

I don't think I've ever seen reruns of Little Mosque, let alone it being available on streaming platforms. It ended its run and then just seemed to disappear. And yet Mr. D is.


It was on either Netflix or Amazon at some point. I had it on a queue but it left before I watched.
 
2020-09-26 9:26:48 AM  
Emily Hampshire.
 
2020-09-26 9:35:32 AM  

kbronsito: That Other Dan: Flappyhead: Letterkenny and Little Mosque on the Prairie are both rock solid.

I don't think I've ever seen reruns of Little Mosque, let alone it being available on streaming platforms. It ended its run and then just seemed to disappear. And yet Mr. D is.

It was on either Netflix or Amazon at some point. I had it on a queue but it left before I watched.


Strange, it's not even on CBC Gem.
 
2020-09-26 9:37:58 AM  

kbronsito: oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 509x244]
Maybe folks are in the mood for low-key pleasant family comedies - in these troubling times.

Because of Schitt's creek, I did watch Kim's Convenience. Then, I watched Corner Gas. Now, I think that I've run out of Canada shows on streaming platforms and I'm sad. Make more shows, Canada!


I haven't seen half of these: https://www.vulture.com/articl​e/best-c​anadian-sitcoms-streaming.html

Those I have, were hilarious; so maybe this list is a somewhat good reference (?).

Truth be told, I've only watched a few episodes of Schitt's Creek. I have nothing but love for Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara (Canadian comedy treasures), but it never really got into the series. The S.O. casually watched the entire series and loved it. Beyond the few episodes I saw, I caught a few scenes here or there in passing while she was watching, and had a "sensible chuckle".
 
2020-09-26 9:40:27 AM  
Kim's Convenience is also good.
 
2020-09-26 9:46:15 AM  

kukukupo: The bigger question is: how has Better Call Saul not won a single Emmy?


It's a damn travesty that Rhea Seehorn hasn't even been nominated as best actress.
 
2020-09-26 9:46:54 AM  
Schitt's Creek is seldom "bust a gut" laughing. It's mostly amusing, rather than funny. But it has some classic character driven comedic moments (Bingo Lingfarker!) but mostly, to stay believable, It stays grounded in characters.

I love 30 Rock, for example, but towards the end of its run it had to reach into more and more implausible places to get laughs - verging on Magic Realism. That's because it was never grounded in believable, rounded characters. Schitt's Creek gets MORE real with every season.
 
2020-09-26 9:48:42 AM  

Mad_Radhu: kukukupo: The bigger question is: how has Better Call Saul not won a single Emmy?

It's a damn travesty that Rhea Seehorn hasn't even been nominated as best actress.


Yep, she's amazing.
 
2020-09-26 9:59:23 AM  
I 've tried getting past Chris Elliott's character but it is very hard.
 
2020-09-26 10:28:44 AM  
So anything not made in the good old USA is obscure?
 
2020-09-26 10:36:51 AM  

Snapper Carr: Meanwhile The Good Place didn't win a single forking Emmy during the entirety of its run.

Buncha bullshirt.


Kristen Bell! Come on down! You are NOW the most overlooked actress in the industry!
 
2020-09-26 10:37:39 AM  
She's It's from Canada.
You wouldn't know her it.
 
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