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Old 10-03-2009, 10:24 AM
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Great episode. I laughed nearly the whole way through it, although I did think the D&B advertising was a bit over the top.

Loved the bit with Charlie's creepy uncle. LOL.

Sorry, in my opinion this was the first UNFUNNY episode. The writing was great, acting was good, but the subject matter was just too painful/unfunny. I have a good well paying job, and even just got a raise, the "Great Recession" is hurting too many families.
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:50 AM - Thread Starter
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Sorry, in my opinion this was the first UNFUNNY episode. The writing was great, acting was good, but the subject matter was just too painful/unfunny. I have a good well paying job, and even just got a raise, the "Great Recession" is hurting too many families.

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I agree. Like every 5 minutes during the episode, I kept thinking about my job and I got a lil down.
I've been pretty sad lately because of my job and my friends are getting laid off as well.
National news said the unemployment rate is the worst since 1983 with 9.8%.

by the way, congrats on the raise! Cheers.
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The humor was that it's extremely unlikely that there will be a "nouveau poor" class (a clever twist on the term "nouveau rich") who will be parking their expensive Winnebagos on streets to create shanty towns like a scene from an updated version of Grapes of Wrath.

Unemployment hit 25% in my town the year I graduated from high school. Maybe I'm familiar enough with unemployment to laugh at it.

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I was laughing throughout this as well. I thought it was the best of the season so far.
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Anyone remember a show called "Good Times"? It was a ground breaking sitcom about a poor family living the projects in Chicago. You'll never see a show like it ever again because these days too many people would complain that the show is making fun of poor people.

When Chris Rock wanted Everybody Hates Chris to be about a struggling lower-middle class family in Bed-Stuy, the network required that the show not depict any unemployment in the family or anything that would indict the family isn't doing quite well, because you can't have comedies about poor people. That's why Julius always has at least two jobs and (his mom often has another) and they only talk about being poor even though they obviously aren't. Networks can't be accused of trivializing the plight of the poor.

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Just to clarify, ha.
I thought the recession episode was funny and really good. The subject line hit close to home for me because of my personal job issues. I'm not disproving the episode.

This would be like those internet photo shopped photos of horrible things or dead people. People say "That's too soon to be PS'ing that to make a joke."
My brother today, in fact, was talking about the recent Curb your Enthusiasms that had cancer in the subject lines and trying to 'joke' around it.

Some people are more emotional than others so it could affect their personal beliefs on what’s comedy.
(OK, I’ve been drinking.. it’s Saturday! ha)
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I hope the new episode tonight is funnier than last week's.
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Great episode tonight. That was awesome.
I need some box wine and cans
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Great episode tonight. That was awesome.
I need some box wine and cans

Yeah, the gang is back...great writing, funny jokes and that real off-beat acting. Definite improvement over last weeks episode.
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I nearly pulled something laughing so hard when they were salting the snail.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:54 AM - Thread Starter
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Nice topic title change. (not being sarcastic)
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I was happy to see the new season in widescreen, even if it isn't hidef.

I'm loving the new season.

"This guy in a cardboard box is going to get us rich?"

The whole new season has been really good in my opinion. The first episode wasn't great, but the last few have been.

They tell the interventionist to bring a gun to the intervention, classic.
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And having an intervention in a bar isn't such a good idea.

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Not knowing what an intervention is is less of one.
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I was laughing on the floor (sofa) during the dinner date that Charlie had.
Good episode.
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I was laughing on the floor (sofa) during the dinner date that Charlie had.

+1

I haven't laughed that hard and prolonged in a while. So good.
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That whole episode was full of great conversations. "Milk Steak and your finest jelly beans. Raw" and the whole cheese conversation had me LOLing.

Same with Charlie's profile making (His hobbies are "magnets" and dislikes are "people's knees") and the hornet's nest as well: "actually there is some very basic science that says hornets don't make honey" and Charlie tearing the hive apart anyways because there might be something delicious in there.

Good stuff. I am laughing just typing that even though I know I don't have the quotes exactly correct.

Yet again, Dee fluctuates wildly between hot and not (mostly not in this episode). She's like that chick in Seinfeld that only looked good in certain light.
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Oh, and the previews for next week with
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Green Man punching out the Philly Fanatic
look great as well.

Can't wait.
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^ And, of course, there always has to be the spoiler.

Thanks. Thanks a lot.
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^ And, of course, there always has to be the spoiler.

Thanks. Thanks a lot.

oops...forgot previews are considered spoilers. Sorry. I spoiler-tagged it.

Just rewatched the ep and forgot the funniest part: Them telling Charlie to "make a move" and he lunges across the table at her. Great stuff.
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oops...forgot previews are considered spoilers. Sorry. I spoiler-tagged it.

Just rewatched the ep and forgot the funniest part: Them telling Charlie to "make a move" and he lunges across the table at her. Great stuff.

i dont know what make a move means...

it doesnt mean stab her boobs charlie!

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So its just a widescreen version that's upconverted to 720p?

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Note the overall softness of the picture, the ringing from excessive detail enhancement, the chroma issues along the edges of skin, and the black line at the top of the picture. Unquestionably upconverted SD. Put it side by side with a screenshot of real HD from FX, say Sons of Anarchy, and the differences will be even more obvious.
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Haven't we already known it isn't in HD... why do we constantly need people trying to 'prove' it.

Regardless, HD or not, it is still extremely funny!

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Great episode, Charlie really stole the show. Either Charlie is the best writer/actor ever or this guy is really mentally sick.
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Haven't we already known it isn't in HD... why do we constantly need people trying to 'prove' it.

Another subtle clue is that FX doesn't claim it's in HD.

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Old 10-22-2009, 10:19 PM
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Wow, freaking hilarious episode tonight. Awesome.

Sweet D - "Mac, is this a love letter to Chase Utley?"
Mac - "Well...not really...kind of..."

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Mack's letter was freaking hilarious (it has stickers!)

Another good episode. I'm loving this season.
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How lucky are they? The Phillies are going to the World Series again, so now they can have a sequel to this episode next year.
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Another good show ...... if only FX will spring for HD next season.
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