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post #241 of 665
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

It actually starts pretty strong. Last Thursday's rerun had some hilarious stuff in it.

Good. Will start watching it. Thanks!
post #242 of 665
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Originally Posted by Notti View Post

I tried a couple of episodes in the first season and gave up on this show. I understand that the second season is good, and NBC is conveniently repeating it sequentially so far. My question to you is, was this seaon good from the beginning, or do I have to wait a while before it takes off? If so, how many episodes in?

I hated the initial first 6 episode run, and it took about 3 or 4 eps of season 2 to really hook me, but once it did I was in. Great great show. I still die every time I think of the fat guy falling into a creek and farting while he was trying to retrieve his breakfast burrito.
post #243 of 665
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Originally Posted by Notti View Post

I tried a couple of episodes in the first season and gave up on this show. I understand that the second season is good, and NBC is conveniently repeating it sequentially so far. My question to you is, was this seaon good from the beginning, or do I have to wait a while before it takes off? If so, how many episodes in?

It definitely keeps getting stronger and stronger the longer you get into
the season. The last 8-10 episodes were pure gold.
post #244 of 665
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

I hated the initial first 6 episode run, and it took about 3 or 4 eps of season 2 to really hook me, but once it did I was in. Great great show. I still die every time I think of the fat guy falling into a creek and farting while he was trying to retrieve his breakfast burrito.

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It definitely keeps getting stronger and stronger the longer you get into the season. The last 8-10 episodes were pure gold.

Thanks for your input. I'll give it some time.
post #245 of 665
Happened to be channel surfing and came across the end of "Community" and it fed into the POS that's occupying P&R's slot, "100 Questions". I can narrow it down to one question: a laugh track, wtf?

And btw, my personal favorite ep. of P&R, "Ron and Tammy". is on @ 10:30PM EST.
post #246 of 665
Saw Amy was nominated for an Emmy for best actress in a comedy.

Good for her!

But what about Ron?
post #247 of 665
so amy just had baby #2.

could that be the reason why the show won't premiere next season until after
new years?
post #248 of 665
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so amy just had baby #2.

could that be the reason why the show won't premiere next season until after
new years?

Read back through this thread. The baby is not the reason. In fact before NBC announced the fall lineup, they rushed to film a bunch of next season's eps prior to Amy giving birth.

Once NBC announced that P&R would be a mid season replacement this season, that rush was a total waste (Except that there are eps in the can so if a mid-season replacement is quickly needed, the eps will be avail)
post #249 of 665
I really hope whatever show that is in Parks & Recs spot gets cut real fast. Terrible terrible decision to delay the start of season 3 until mid season. Yet NBC wonders why their ratings stink.
post #250 of 665
All it takes is pretty much any new show to be canned on NBC could allow P&R to run eps, doesn't have to be "Outsourced."

I don't hope "Outsourced" fails, it could be good. As I said before, the show is inspired by a movie of the same name which isn't half bad. Usually I wouldn't expect NBC to greenlight a show that on its surface may only appeal to Indo-Americans/South Asians, but I suspect NBC moved it along because the huge anti-outsourcing culture here in the US (Especially with call centers to India), that perhaps NBC thinks the masses can appreciate the humor that will come from the show.
post #251 of 665
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I don't hope "Outsourced" fails

I do. With unemployment as high as 20% in some parts of the country, this was possibly the worst television idea for a mainstream broadcast network ever. I can't wait to see this one crash and burn. I hope it gets cancelled in the middle of its premiere party, just like Viva Laughlin was.

It's not surprising that NBC is so out of touch here. Studios think nothing of outsourcing productions to Vancouver or Prague or whever they can make a movie the cheapest, to the detriment of the Hollywood crews that made the studios so successful. So of course, being completely insensitive to the issue, it would not even have occurred to them that this might not be such a great time for a show about outsourcing. Idiots.
post #252 of 665
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I do. With unemployment as high as 20% in some parts of the country, this was possibly the worst television idea for a mainstream broadcast network ever. I can't wait to see this one crash and burn. I hope it gets cancelled in the middle of its premiere party, just like Viva Laughlin was.

It's not surprising that NBC is so out of touch here. Studios think nothing of outsourcing productions to Vancouver or Prague or whever they can make a movie the cheapest, to the detriment of the Hollywood crews that made the studios so successful. So of course, being completely insensitive to the issue, it would not even have occurred to them that this might not be such a great time for a show about outsourcing. Idiots.

Nice. Gotta love being so narrow minded to not even give a show a chance. Maybe it'll be funny, maybe it won't, but we won't know until we see an episode.

Many people wanted P&R to fail from the onset but luckily it got better and the fanbase grew and here we are lamenting that it's a mid-season replacement. Hate to think what would have happened to P&R and many other shows if people were hoping it would fail before they even got to see one episode.

Like I've said many times, this Outsourced show is based on a film of the same name. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425326/ It can be rented on netlix. At the very least check out that movie before giving an opinion on a yet-to-be aired comedy TV show.

But if people can get through the entire pilot of Outsourced, that would be better than some with the P&R pilot (from this thread):

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Originally Posted by Marcus Carr View Post

I stopped halfway through the episode. Deleted my series recording.

On a positive note, it is slightly funnier than Cavemen.
post #253 of 665
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

So of course, being completely insensitive to the issue, it would not even have occurred to them that this might not be such a great time for a show about outsourcing. Idiots.

Oh, I get it. Because outsourcing is a "sensitive" issue, we should just pretend it doesn't exist and cancel a show before it even airs. Brilliant!
post #254 of 665
Well, I just saw the Ron gets shot in the head episode again,
and I have to say,

There isn't much better writing and acting in prime time shows than
that.

Hilarious! We will miss you P&R
post #255 of 665
So is my favorite show on tv done now with the nbc idiots giving
full seasons to outsourced and the event? No wonder the
brainiacs running this network have the least viewers.

I watch those shows once and I'm done. It's just stupidity.

Same with Community, doesn't do a thing for me.

Well we finally get a show with terrific characters and creative
writing like 30 rock and into the trash bin it goes.

No wonder I only watch about 1 hour of non-sports big 4 programming a week.


Life isn't fair!
post #256 of 665
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Originally Posted by estoniankid View Post

So is my favorite show on tv done now with the nbc idiots giving
full seasons to outsourced and the event? No wonder the
brainiacs running this network have the least viewers.

I watch those shows once and I'm done. It's just stupidity.

Same with Community, doesn't do a thing for me.

Well we finally get a show with terrific characters and creative
writing like 30 rock and into the trash bin it goes.

No wonder I only watch about 1 hour of non-sports big 4 programming a week.


Life isn't fair!

P&R is still due to return in early 2011. However, considering most felt it would pop back into Thursdays once Outsourced fizzled & died - it's up in the air ATM as to where it will go.

From what I have read online recently, P&R has 6 new episodes already in the can.

But no, as of now P&R is nowhere near cancelled.
post #257 of 665
Didn't Amy have another child? That alone could have thrown production schedules way off.
post #258 of 665
S1/S2 are now available for streaming on Netflix in HD (and 5.1DD if you have a PS3).
post #259 of 665
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

Didn't Amy have another child? That alone could have thrown production schedules way off.

Yes, she & Will Arnet had their 2nd recently.
post #260 of 665
isn't the first ep. for this season airing tonight?
post #261 of 665
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isn't the first ep. for this season airing tonight?

Nope. Show returns on Jan. 20th.... can't wait!
post #262 of 665
Not that I see. It's not showing anything new for at least the next 2 weeks on my Tivo.
post #263 of 665
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isn't the first ep. for this season airing tonight?
i saw some promos for it over the weekend and somehow thought it was starting up this week.
post #264 of 665
well it's bee a long wait, but next thursday should be a great comedy evening.

welcome back ron!
post #265 of 665
Yay, the return of the stache. One of the funniest shows on TV.
post #266 of 665
Thread Starter 
Great episode tonight.

lol @ the music in the very end.

Glad the show is back.
post #267 of 665
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

Great episode tonight.

lol @ the music in the very end.

Glad the show is back.

Yeah, great to have the show back! I especially enjoyed the youth basketball game and Swanson's recreation of the famous Bobby Knight chair-throwing incident
post #268 of 665
Great return, really good stuff, especially Tom Haverford (of course).

The only down moment was the intro. Thought their little catch-up thing was lame and not needed. Of even if it was needed, the voice over truly was not.
post #269 of 665
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Originally Posted by pappy97 View Post

Great return, really good stuff, especially Tom Haverford (of course).

The only down moment was the intro. Thought their little catch-up thing was lame and not needed. Of even if it was needed, the voice over truly was not.

+1

voice over annoying and unnecessary. thought after such a long layoff
the writers might take a while to get back to where they left off, but last
night was pretty funny.

good job!
great to have this back!
post #270 of 665
Off to a great start but I'm glad I reacquainted myself with the show on Netflix over the long break.

Kind of bummed that Paul Schneider isn't returning as Mark Brendanawicz this season.
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