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(MLive.com)   There's a reason there are no successful sitcoms based on bowling   (mlive.com) divider line
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2022-04-03 6:52:30 AM  
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well, subby, that's just like, your very very wrong opinion, man.
 
2022-04-03 7:08:22 AM  
Oh subby.
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2022-04-03 7:27:17 AM  
Vanessa Angel gives Smitty the side-eye...

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2022-04-03 7:43:20 AM  
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2022-04-03 7:58:24 AM  
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2022-04-03 8:17:41 AM  
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2022-04-03 8:23:57 AM  
Slightly apropos:

Let's Go Bowling: Let's Go Bowling
Youtube 22iDnyN8GVI
 
2022-04-03 8:55:52 AM  
Article: "Bowling-based television comedies fail"

Farkers: post photos from movies, sporting events, and one episode from a long-running sitcom to "disprove" headline

I mean, I know no one ever reads the farking article, but still...

At least hubiestubert posted a decent song.
 
2022-04-03 9:09:45 AM  

Man On A Mission: Article: "Bowling-based television comedies fail"

Farkers: post photos from movies, sporting events, and one episode from a long-running sitcom to "disprove" headline

I mean, I know no one ever reads the farking article, but still...



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2022-04-03 9:21:25 AM  
Needs more skinehads

Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling - Rare 1985 Video
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2022-04-03 9:23:49 AM  
There's a reason there are no successful sitcoms based on bowling


Maybe they need to get down in the gutter.
 
2022-04-03 9:45:47 AM  
Is there a class about the difference between movies and sitcoms?
 
2022-04-03 10:53:49 AM  
Has there EVER been a sitcom based around bowling?  Cant fail something that doesnt exist.
 
2022-04-03 10:56:13 AM  

Man On A Mission: Article: "Bowling-based television comedies fail"

Farkers: post photos from movies, sporting events, and one episode from a long-running sitcom to "disprove" headline

I mean, I know no one ever reads the farking article, but still...

At least hubiestubert posted a decent song.


You forgot pictures of Vanessa Angel.
 
2022-04-03 10:56:27 AM  
Or Saginaw
 
2022-04-03 11:00:44 AM  
The Drew Carey Show wasn't based on bowling, but didn't they go bowling a lot?
 
2022-04-03 11:02:18 AM  
The Honeymooners Full Episodes 16 Oh, My Aching Back
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2022-04-03 11:04:39 AM  
Grease 2 (1982) - We're Gonna Score Tonight Scene (2/8) | Movieclips
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2022-04-03 11:05:44 AM  

Darth Funjamin: The Drew Carey Show wasn't based on bowling, but didn't they go bowling a lot?


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0566355/

One of the best episodes of the show.
 
2022-04-03 11:14:08 AM  

Jesus McSordid: Oh subby.[washingtonpost.com image 850x566]


Yeah, The Dude is giving the reviewers the stink-eye, all while reaching for the .45.
 
2022-04-03 11:18:32 AM  
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2022-04-03 11:19:00 AM  

BullBearMS: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/KWKu1BbZhkQ]


I cannot thank you enough.  I was going to post that and have everybody on Fark hate me for it, but you took the bullet instead.
 
2022-04-03 11:19:08 AM  
Bowling is a good time to steal someone's wallet.

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2022-04-03 11:25:36 AM  
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2022-04-03 11:30:54 AM  
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Well, there's your problem.
 
2022-04-03 11:31:10 AM  
There's a reason there are no successful sitcoms based on snake handling.
 
2022-04-03 11:32:37 AM  

hubiestubert: Slightly apropos:

[YouTube video: Let's Go Bowling: Let's Go Bowling]


Let's Go Bowling and Drink Some Beer - Lance Keltner
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2022-04-03 11:32:57 AM  
Not a sitcom but this bit of weirdness appeared on Comedy Central for awhile and locally in Minnesota for a few more years -- there are some MST3k connections.

Don't know if there's local TV like this anymore, but Saturday night UHF was once a great repository of bizarre.

Let's Bowl season 1 episode 7
Youtube ADMxp1rx_JE
 
2022-04-03 11:35:23 AM  

hubiestubert: Vanessa Angel gives Smitty the side-eye...

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"Oh, I'm his type. I'm every guy's type."

Love that movie, and that is one insanely attractive woman.
 
2022-04-03 11:38:13 AM  
What about Fred and Barney?
 
2022-04-03 11:39:48 AM  
Opinions on this series appear to be split.

Okay, okay, I'm leaving, I'm leaving.
 
2022-04-03 11:43:03 AM  
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2022-04-03 11:44:20 AM  

sitesmithscott: Has there EVER been a sitcom based around bowling?  Cant fail something that doesnt exist.


Again, no one reads the farking article....

Hint: it's literally about a bowling-based sitcom. On CBS.
 
2022-04-03 11:51:22 AM  
This is the first I heard of this show. So "lack of promotion" could very well be part of the problem.
 
2022-04-03 11:52:18 AM  
Okay. Okay, I've tweaked up the script. The bowling balls...are now alien sex devices, and the pins...are alive.
Now the lead character, they need to come out in episode two as the empowered transgender that they are. And THAT's when the vampires show up to bowl.
 
2022-04-03 11:52:48 AM  
And the review article didn't even show a still from the show itself.
 
2022-04-03 12:01:07 PM  
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2022-04-03 12:09:55 PM  
I tried across it the other night. I lasted about 2 minutes of the kids complaining about generic cereal vs Lucky Charms and the mother saying they had to cut back for a while.  What should have been a normal set-up was cut into by an awful laugh track at least 4 times. Like, "Mom, this box doesn't have a leprechaun, it just has a dumb wizard" *laugh track*

I'm out.
 
2022-04-03 12:10:41 PM  
...Reflecting that I'm old enough to remember my Dad watching recorded bowling in black and white on Saturday afternoons on - I think - Channel 61 in Cleveland.

That was never funny.
 
2022-04-03 12:11:46 PM  
Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling
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2022-04-03 12:14:24 PM  

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Not a sitcom
 
2022-04-03 12:19:29 PM  
Yeah, this paint-by-numbers CBS sitcom looks terrrrrrrrrible. Just a bad use of a good comedian. Reminds me of when Mulaney had a network sitcom before breaking out with standup specials.

Pete Holmes' show on HBO several years ago was outstanding and dealt with sh*t you just can't address on a network for families and the elderly. I've also enjoyed his standup.

Crashing: Official Trailer (HBO)
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2022-04-03 12:24:57 PM  
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2022-04-03 12:28:27 PM  
I put it on my dvr list, but I do not have high hopes.

I liked his HBO show.
 
2022-04-03 12:30:10 PM  
I am thinking it is more of a "CBS sitcom" problem than a "bowling" problem.
 
2022-04-03 12:39:34 PM  

sniderman: This is the first I heard of this show. So "lack of promotion" could very well be part of the problem.


Pete Holmes was on the Bob and Tom radio show the other day, promoting his comedy and this show.

However given that it was radio, and Bob and Tom, I doubt he got much beyond those under 50.

/Left my phone at home an accident. L
/Listened to the radio for the first time in awhile
 
2022-04-03 12:40:02 PM  

Hoban Washburne: I am thinking it is more of a "CBS sitcom" problem than a "bowling" problem.


Yep. Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) made a CBS show, didn't work. Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl) and Will Arnett made a CBS show, didn't work. The last CBS show that didn't melt my brain out of my ears was Limitless. That had potential.
 
2022-04-03 12:47:45 PM  
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By its third season, it had become the most-watched American television program...
 
2022-04-03 12:55:07 PM  

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well, subby, that's just like, your very very wrong opinion, man.


That's a movie, not a sit-com.

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That's a movie, not a sit-com.

hubiestubert: Vanessa Angel gives Smitty the side-eye...

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That's a movie, not a sit-com.

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That's a freakin' game show! Come on, guys!
 
2022-04-03 12:59:49 PM  

Trocadero: Hoban Washburne: I am thinking it is more of a "CBS sitcom" problem than a "bowling" problem.

Yep. Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) made a CBS show, didn't work. Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl) and Will Arnett made a CBS show, didn't work. The last CBS show that didn't melt my brain out of my ears was Limitless. That had potential.


Outside of The Good Place, I can't think of the last big 4 over air network live action sitcom I have watched. And that was on Netflix and a pretty out there concept.

/talking about new episodes, not counting having Seinfeld or The Office reruns on as background noise
 
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