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post #1261 of 1928
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

From Labs to Riches: The Annie's Boobs Story (soon to be a major novelization!)

I also loved the establishing shot of her started at her boobs and panned up
post #1262 of 1928
And when she read her text message to Jeff, it ended "Annie Edison. Text Message." Classic documentary motif!
post #1263 of 1928


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post #1264 of 1928
The wife & I actually went back & rewatched last night's ep a 2nd time instead of queueing up 30 ROCK. Great stuff!

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Leonard likes this post

I actually spit some of my drink when that popped up before the break.
post #1265 of 1928
Leonard, Veteran of the Korean War (North Korean Army)
post #1266 of 1928
Consistent with the other new recent episodes, this one gets better with more viewings. So many little things I missed the first time. Nice Fletch reference for those that bother to read the name of Pierce's doctor.

I also love that Leonard fought for the North Koreans.
post #1267 of 1928
ratings
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8:00 pm
Net----Show ----------- (18-49) ---- Viewers (Millions)
CBS -- Big Bang Theory -- 4.2 ---- 13.01
FOX -- American Idol ---- 3.8 ---- 13.79
ABC -- Missing ---------- 1.4 ---- 7.16
NBC -- Community ------- 1.3 ---- 3.10

Yet, amazingly...it was still the top rated NBC show of the night!
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Net----Show ----------- (18-49) ---- Viewers (Millions)
NBC -- Community ------- 1.3 ---- 3.10
NBC -- 30 Rock ---------- 1.2 ---- 2.82
NBC -- The Office (R) ---- 1.0 ---- 2.55
NBC -- Awake ------------ 0.9 ---- 2.54

Crazy numbers for NBC that used to dominate Thursday night.
post #1268 of 1928
Wow, NBC really is a dead zone. Also those Idol numbers seem really low.

post #1269 of 1928
Ugh, get this show off that Thursday Night death slot! Move it away from TBBT.
post #1270 of 1928
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

Ugh, get this show off that Thursday Night death slot! Move it away from TBBT.

Why? Is there a lot of crossover between those demographics? Of all the people I know who watch Community, including myself, I don't know a single person who finds BBT even mildly funny...it's terrible. There's not a whole lot of debate about which show to watch.
post #1271 of 1928
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Originally Posted by moob View Post

Why? Is there a lot of crossover between those demographics? Of all the people I know who watch Community, including myself, I don't know a single person who finds BBT even mildly funny...it's terrible. There's not a whole lot of debate about which show to watch.

I watch both, but I find Community to be superior.
post #1272 of 1928
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Originally Posted by moob View Post

Why? Is there a lot of crossover between those demographics? Of all the people I know who watch Community, including myself, I don't know a single person who finds BBT even mildly funny...it's terrible. There's not a whole lot of debate about which show to watch.

Unfortunately, I know a few people that watch, and love it. Why, I don't know. I have tried, but the laugh track standard used by CBS is horrible. Half a sentence, pause, joke, laugh, repeat for 22 minutes drives me insane. Could it be a better show without the laugh track? Surely, but I don't need to know when to laugh, pretty sure I can figure that one out myself.

But, back to Community - loved the episode last night, the style of the episode really worked.
post #1273 of 1928
Too many funny moments to mention. I just love the attention to detail. Like when they were in the deans office in the beginning of the episode, Jeff is siting on the couch... And the couch has no cushions.
post #1274 of 1928
I'm giving you an all tomato. Meaning you give me the whole tomato, or else.
post #1275 of 1928
It was a truly outstanding episode. I watched it twice last night.

I tried to watch BBT a couple of times, because I'm a Trek fan and had read so much about its constant Trek references. However, it's just another annoying "normal" sitcom.

Doug
post #1276 of 1928
It's silly that brita was so terrible with that camera. That was a very advanced auto focus film camera that can actually track your eye movements with IR beams to select focus!
post #1277 of 1928
Britta can Britta anything.
post #1278 of 1928
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Originally Posted by moob View Post

Why? Is there a lot of crossover between those demographics? Of all the people I know who watch Community, including myself, I don't know a single person who finds BBT even mildly funny...it's terrible. There's not a whole lot of debate about which show to watch.

Nice to see that we're still keeping things "classy" here on AVS ...
post #1279 of 1928
Thread Starter 
Hugo Award nominations were announced on Saturday and there's a surprising inclusion ...


Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
  • Doctor Who, ”The Doctor’s Wife”, written by Neil Gaiman; directed by Richard Clark (BBC Wales)
  • The Drink Tank’s Hugo Acceptance Speech”, Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon (Renovation)
  • Doctor Who, ”The Girl Who Waited”, written by Tom MacRae; directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
  • Doctor Who, ”A Good Man Goes to War”, written by Steven Moffat; directed by Peter Hoar (BBC Wales)
  • Community, ”Remedial Chaos Theory”, written by Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna; directed by Jeff Melman (NBC)
http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-hi...2-hugo-awards/
post #1280 of 1928
A day in the life of Joel McHale (The Hulu series). Covers The Soup and Community. Be aware that they're shooting the finale during this feature, so if you don't want to know anything about it, don't watch. I didnt see much that was spoiler-y though.
post #1281 of 1928
TV Notes
Chevy Chase to Dan Harmon: Obviously You Don't Get My Humor at All'
By Margaret Lyons, New York Magazine's 'Vulture' Blog - Apr. 10, 2012

Oh joy, another chapter in the Dan Harmon and Chevy Chase angry-voice-mails saga. Is no one raised by Wasps anymore? Some things should stay private. The latest is yet another "leaked" conversation in which Chase derides Harmon and Community; apparently, the message is from March 2011. That's right around the time Greendale was in the throes of its serious Pierce problem. Here's the call, from CeleBuzz:

In it, Chase complains that Harmon "doesn't get his humor at all, or what is it that I do that's funny that actually makes people laugh." He says that his best moments are edited out, and that Harmon is "missing the f***ing point." "This is not my kind of comedy," Chas says. "I thought you hired me for what I do that's funny. You've got to give me some range."

"I really like you, I think your writing is great, I think everything you do is great," Chase tells Harmon, but he complains that Harmon isn't on set and doesn't edit the show himself, so Harmon doesn't know what's getting lost. "If you want me on this f***ing show again, I got news for you: I don't want it! It's just a f***ing mediocre sitcom," Chase says. "I want people to laugh and this isn't funny. It ain't funny to me because I'm 67-years-old and I've been doing this a long time. I've been making a lot of people laugh a lot better than this."

First, let's all just say yikes. People are carrying around a lot of hostility! Second, Chase is coming across as a real assbag, but he's a little bit right: The kind of humor he thinks is really funny, and the kind he thought he was hired for, isn't really the kind of humor he uses on Community. It's not a gag-based show, there's not a ton of physical comedy, and it's paced completely differently than other shows. A joke that kills live can be dead in the water on a single-camera show (and vice versa), and Community in particular has very weird and constantly shifting comic rhythms. Does Chevy Chase like Community? No, and there are way classier ways of dealing with that.

Pierce isn't really like Clark Griswold, or Fletch, or Dusty Bottom. Pierce isn't a pleasant buffoon or a cool, sarcastic zinger-machine. He's not a leading man, he's not a family man he's barely one of the gang. Pierce is a sad character; he's someone who's deeply pathetic, can be very cruel, and to whom people rarely show genuine kindness. No one likes him. That doesn't make him unfunny, but it is a specific kind of funny, and now we know now we all know that it's just not Chevy Chase's cup of tea.

For future reference, Chevy, that's a nicer way of saying, "It's just a mediocre f***ing sitcom."

Speaking of nicer ways to do things, attention, Dan Harmon: maybe stop recording conversations and then playing them for people.

http://www.vulture.com/2012/04/chevy...ail-again.html
post #1282 of 1928
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

Nice to see that we're still keeping things "classy" here on AVS ...

What's wrong with what I said?

But keeping in the same vein...pretty accurate piece: http://warmingglow.uproxx.com/2012/0...ouve-ever-read
post #1283 of 1928
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Originally Posted by moob View Post

What's wrong with what I said?

Perhaps it's the constant (AVS) need to tear down other shows in order to defend how great one's favorite show might be?

The constant anti-"laugh-track/live audience" sit-com snobbery here at AVS ...

... several posts in a row ... I just happened to click on the "quote" button for your post ... I could have picked from several of them.

PS: Personally, I find the idea that one person couldn't possibly enjoy *both* Community and BBT a bit "troubling."
post #1284 of 1928
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post


Perhaps it's the constant (AVS) need to tear down other shows in order to defend how great one's favorite show might be?

The constant anti-"laugh-track/live audience" sit-com snobbery here at AVS ...

... several posts in a row ... I just happened to click on the "quote" button for your post ... I could have picked from several of them.

PS: Personally, I find the idea that one person couldn't possibly enjoy *both* Community and BBT a bit "troubling."

Well, I enjoy both shows...
post #1285 of 1928
I tried BBT, but I can't stand the laughtrack or the rhythm of a show that uses one. Joke...pause for laughter...joke....pause. You can call that being a snob, but I call it knowing that I don't need to be told when to laugh. My favorite comedies on TV dont have a laughtrack, and don't need one (Happy Endings, Parks and Rec, Community, The League, Eastbound and Down, 30 Rock, New Girl). They'd be awful shows with one, imo.
post #1286 of 1928
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

The constant anti-"laugh-track/live audience" sit-com snobbery here at AVS ...

Potato, potahto.

You call it "snobbery", I call it "standards".
post #1287 of 1928
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

Perhaps it's the constant (AVS) need to tear down other shows in order to defend how great one's favorite show might be?

The constant anti-"laugh-track/live audience" sit-com snobbery here at AVS ...

... several posts in a row ... I just happened to click on the "quote" button for your post ... I could have picked from several of them.

PS: Personally, I find the idea that one person couldn't possibly enjoy *both* Community and BBT a bit "troubling."

I for one tend to also prefer the non-canned laughter comedies. That said, it is not like a show w/ a laugh track is automatically not funny. Virtually all of what would be considered the "greatest" sitcoms in history were shot using a form of the 3 or 4 camera setup with a live audience. I will agree, however, that the formula does feel tired. Hell, considering it was Desi Arnaz that popularized (but did not invent) 3 cameras & a studio audience back in 1951....well, it HAS been a long used TV staple.

As to the shows themselves - I can say that I gave BBT a fair shake. Occasional chuckles, but nowhere near the enjoyment I get from Community, The Office, Parks & Rec, 30 ROCK & Modern Family. Of course, the other comedy I do watch every week is HIMYM, which certainly falls into the 3 camera & laughtrack mold.

And w/ BBT looking to be in syndication until the Apocalypse, I know I have time to perhaps give it another go.
post #1288 of 1928
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

Of course, the other comedy I do watch every week is HIMYM, which certainly falls into the 3 camera & laughtrack mold.

HIMYM is a simulated multi-camera format. It would be nearly impossible to film that show in a traditional studio, due to the numerous flashbacks and exterior scenes.

Laugh track is added in post-production by an audience viewing the completed episode.
post #1289 of 1928
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post


Laugh track is added in post-production by an audience viewing the completed episode.

And thank god for that, because without those brave individuals pre-watching our shows, how would we know when to laugh?!
post #1290 of 1928
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

And thank god for that, because without those brave individuals pre-watching our shows, how would we know when to laugh?!

That's it: Keep it "classy" ... {insert fart here}

What would we ever do without people to let us know what (shows) we should laugh at.
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