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Pitt Gorilla
05-12-2007, 02:09 AM
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Guru
05-12-2007, 02:23 AM
ROFL

Thig Lyfe
05-12-2007, 02:30 AM
Ah, yes. Arrested Development is pure brilliance.

Tribal Warfare
05-12-2007, 02:42 AM
I believe Arrested Development will do a "Family Guy" take a 2 to 3 year hiatus and appear again on a cable network FX, HBO, Showtime ect....

Thig Lyfe
05-12-2007, 02:43 AM
I believe Aressted Development will do a "Family Guy" take a 2 to 3 year hiatus and appear again on a cable network FX, HBO, Showtime ect....

That would be incredibly amazing. Unfortunately, creator Mitchell Hurwitz says he won't reprise the show. That doesn't mean he won't change his mind, but unfortunately it looks like Arrested Development is done for good.

Delano
05-12-2007, 07:33 AM
I thought the episode with GOB in the banana suit had funnier moments.

Fishpicker
05-12-2007, 07:43 AM
I disagree, the funniest moment is definately this:

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oaklandhater
05-12-2007, 08:35 AM
I dont get why Fox canceled good shows like AD and Firefly but let crap like Til Death war at home and The Winner still air?

Adept Havelock
05-12-2007, 10:45 AM
I'd have to disagree. For me the funniest moment would be:

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Thig Lyfe
05-12-2007, 11:28 AM
I dont get why Fox canceled good shows like AD and Firefly but let crap like Til Death war at home and The Winner still air?

It's mind-boggling. I would have to venture a guess that it's a combination of Fox's incompetency when it comes to advertising their good shows (AD barely got any good ad time), moving AD around in the schedule, and the fact that most of the viewing public just isn't smart enough to enjoy a character-driven comedy with no laugh track and a complex storyline.

After all, there has to be a reason that CBS is the number one network for comedy.

Demonpenz
05-12-2007, 11:34 AM
I never got into In house devopment. It seemed like all of the jones went over myself head

Thig Lyfe
05-12-2007, 11:35 AM
I never got into In house devopment. It seemed like all of the jones went over myself head

There's a shocker.

DaneMcCloud
05-12-2007, 01:32 PM
I dont get why Fox canceled good shows like AD and Firefly but let crap like Til Death war at home and The Winner still air?

Ratings.

unothadeal
05-12-2007, 02:04 PM
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Frazod
05-12-2007, 02:15 PM
That's got nothing on WKRP's turkey drop. :harumph:

And the best show the pinheads at Fox ever canceled was Brimstone. That still pisses me off. They didn't even air enough episodes to rate a DVD collection. :#

mikey23545
05-12-2007, 02:39 PM
I'd have to disagree. For me the funniest moment would be:

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Pure f@cking genius.....
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Slick32
05-12-2007, 03:03 PM
Video 1 :shake:

Video 2 :shake:

Video 3 :shake:

None of them can match up with Tim Conway when he was on a roll.

Pitt Gorilla
05-12-2007, 03:30 PM
The Newhart and WKRP bits were incredible. Newhart was the ultimate payoff.

tk13
05-12-2007, 03:35 PM
My vote for this one always goes to Newhart.

Baby Lee
05-12-2007, 04:07 PM
None of them can match up with Tim Conway when he was on a roll.
What was that word he made up when imitating an elephant?

Baschnorky?

TinyEvel
05-12-2007, 04:12 PM
What about JERKSTORE!!!

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Thig Lyfe
05-12-2007, 04:50 PM
All these moments are great.

"I SWEAR TO GOD, I THOUGHT TURKEYS COULD FLY!"

(Pardon any paraphrasing; I haven't seen that episode in forever)

Fire Me Boy!
05-12-2007, 04:52 PM
All these moments are great.

"I SWEAR TO GOD, I THOUGHT TURKEYS COULD FLY!"

(Pardon any paraphrasing; I haven't seen that episode in forever)
I think it's "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"

Been a long time for me, too.

Thig Lyfe
05-12-2007, 04:53 PM
I think it's "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"

Been a long time for me, too.

Yeah, I think that's it. Good stuff.

convict1983
05-12-2007, 06:04 PM
Those are all pretty weak. Something from South Park probably would be the funniest.

Slick32
05-12-2007, 06:44 PM
The Newhart and WKRP bits were incredible. Newhart was the ultimate payoff.

I forgot about those two. There were many old time (recent old time) comedies that today's crowd have yet to match. There is an occasional bright spot, but there were far more back then.

Another funny man was Red Skelton. We had a guy working with us that we all referred to as Stone Face. One evening with some Red Skelton DVD's and he was broken down. I never saw someone laugh so hard in all my life!

Rain Man
05-12-2007, 07:15 PM
The WKRP turkeys.

Fire Me Boy!
05-12-2007, 07:21 PM
We had a guy working with us that we all referred to as Stone Face.
Buster Keaton?

Fishpicker
05-12-2007, 09:04 PM
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WKRP Turkey drop

what year is this from? I missed it the first time around. I was a toddler ATT.

Les is the funniest in this clip IMO

Slick32
05-12-2007, 09:12 PM
Buster Keaton?Maybe related, but no. This guy was 100% serious all the time until that day. Then he became a regular guy.

KCinNY
05-12-2007, 09:27 PM
...and the fact that most of the viewing public just isn't smart enough to enjoy a character-driven comedy with no laugh track and a complex storyline.

Damn. Feel superior much?

Rain Man
05-12-2007, 10:45 PM
WKRP Turkey drop

what year is this from? I missed it the first time around. I was a toddler ATT.

Les is the funniest in this clip IMO


My guess would be late 70s. I think it was a new show when I was in high school. That show was a gem. I didn't watch it when it first ran, and discovered it later in reruns.

Bob Dole
05-13-2007, 05:31 AM
That's got nothing on WKRP's turkey drop. :harumph:

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beavis
05-13-2007, 10:46 AM
You guys watch some really unfunny shows.

Delano
05-13-2007, 11:14 AM
You guys watch some really unfunny shows.

Whatchu got to add here?

Recommendations for a funny moment or a quality comedy?

I think most of the good comedies that are currently running have been listed in this thread.

mlyonsd
05-13-2007, 11:21 AM
That's got nothing on WKRP's turkey drop. :harumph:



"Oh the humanity"...

I'm not sure how one would rate something funnier than another, but in my mind the turkey episode ranks right up there.

When WKRP went into syndication I used to watch the beginning most nights just to make sure I didn't miss that particular episode.

milkman
05-13-2007, 01:10 PM
You guys watch some really unfunny shows.

This from a guy with "beavis" as his user name.

LMAO

Rain Man
05-13-2007, 05:37 PM
How about the Third Rock scene where Harry was hanging inside the closet when the school showed up to investigate the family?

Slick32
05-13-2007, 06:49 PM
You guys watch some really unfunny shows.

I'd say that you probably don't appreciate classic humor.

Show me someone that can make you laugh your ass off with out being vulgar and I'll show you a comedian the is not only funny but has the ability to make you laugh in any instance.

The old time comedians had some pretty tight restrictions to their acts. Now days you can say almost anything.

Fire Me Boy!
05-13-2007, 06:50 PM
I'd say that you probably don't appreciate classic humor.

Show me someone that can make you laugh your ass off with out being vulgar and I'll show you a comedian the is not only funny but has the ability to make you laugh in any instance.

The old time comedians had some pretty tight restrictions to their acts. Now days you can say almost anything.
You like Sinbad, don't you?

CosmicPal
05-13-2007, 06:58 PM
WKRP was one of the best shows evah...

If the Turkey Drop was #1, then this episode has to be #2

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Slick32
05-13-2007, 08:34 PM
You like Sinbad, don't you?I've seen him in movies, never in his comedy routine.

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 08:39 PM
i'm voting for wkrp turkeys.

beavis
05-13-2007, 09:51 PM
I'd say that you probably don't appreciate classic humor.

Show me someone that can make you laugh your ass off with out being vulgar and I'll show you a comedian the is not only funny but has the ability to make you laugh in any instance.

The old time comedians had some pretty tight restrictions to their acts. Now days you can say almost anything.
Yeah, probably has something to with what I grew up on. I was just saying I didn't find any of the clips posted on here particularly funny.

UL Washington
05-14-2007, 12:16 PM
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Pitt Gorilla
05-14-2007, 12:31 PM
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Awesome.

Chiefnj
05-14-2007, 12:32 PM
wkrp turkey scene was great.

Rev. Jim taking the driver's exam test was great.

I've found some episodes of CYE to be hilarious as well. Larry's dad not telling him about his mom dying and missing the funeral.

Pitt Gorilla
05-14-2007, 12:33 PM
WKRP was one of the best shows evah...

If the Turkey Drop was #1, then this episode has to be #2

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tooge
05-14-2007, 01:10 PM
the "Mulva" or "Junior mints" Sienfeld episodes were pretty damn funny.

Cochise
05-14-2007, 01:15 PM
I guess I don't get it either.. the opening clip I watched, but I didn't laugh or see the funny... I was just thinking, wtf?

Pitt Gorilla
05-14-2007, 01:28 PM
I guess I don't get it either.. the opening clip I watched, but I didn't laugh or see the funny... I was just thinking, wtf?I can certainly understand that. The "funny" in AD is developed over the course of the episode, season, and in some cases, the entirety of the franchise. Even the one-liners draw upon contextual references that might not be immediately apparent.

Edubs
05-14-2007, 01:38 PM
The funniest moment would have to be Mini-Me rolling around on his scooter naked and pissing in the corner of the room on Surreal Life. I laughed for an hour watching that chit.

http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_surreal_life_4/88629/episode_videos.jhtml

Towards the bottom of the page under "Mini-Me's Gotta Pee"

Micjones
05-14-2007, 02:19 PM
From the SL franchise the Vern Troyer bed moan takes the cake for me.

"Ahrite, erty, arete, areeete..."

Hilarious.

Chiefnj
05-14-2007, 02:38 PM
None of them can match up with Tim Conway when he was on a roll.


http://www.youtube.com/v/4r8MmRDaGfs

big nasty kcnut
05-14-2007, 02:46 PM
WKRP was one of the best shows evah...

If the Turkey Drop was #1, then this episode has to be #2

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ROFL

greg63
05-14-2007, 02:54 PM
Do I laugh now???

Taco John
05-14-2007, 04:35 PM
I disagree, the funniest moment is definately this:

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I never saw this before in my life, and I'm laughing hysterically!

That's some good stuff!

CoMoChief
05-14-2007, 05:41 PM
Man I miss that show.


"SOLID AS A ROCK!!!!"

Baby Lee
05-14-2007, 05:56 PM
My sig line had me laughing until I passed out.
For those who missed it, Jack Donaghy was consulting Dr. Spaceman about his pre-marital coitus woes, seeking something to help him with his heart condition.
Dr. Spaceman hawked his self-authored sex book to him, and used the line in the sig as his selling point.

Fishpicker
05-14-2007, 06:10 PM
My sig line had me laughing until I passed out.
For those who missed it, Jack Donaghy was consulting Dr. Spaceman about his pre-marital coitus woes, seeking something to help him with his heart condition.
Dr. Spaceman hawked his self-authored sex book to him, and used the line in the sig as his selling point.

indeed. Spaceman has the strongest one-liners in 30 rock

Slick32
05-14-2007, 06:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/4r8MmRDaGfs

I don't think so. Not funny.

Adept Havelock
05-14-2007, 06:35 PM
Another great moment...from SNL of all places.

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Slick32
05-14-2007, 06:39 PM
Taxi - When Jim was answering questions, deep questions up until he came up with one that was so far off the wall everyone turned to see what happened. "Welllllll, ya just went to the well once too often"

And the one when he had his first joint. Mr. Clean and one hit and complete change! Short and hilarious!

CosmicPal
05-15-2007, 12:08 AM
And the one when he had his first joint. Mr. Clean and one hit and complete change! Short and hilarious!

Huh? :shake:

I believe you are thinking of this episode...where he recounts his days at Harvard and he tries the "funny brownies" for the first time.

Interesting note: Tom Hanks plays one of the college students in this episode.

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Pitt Gorilla
05-15-2007, 12:26 AM
I never saw this before in my life, and I'm laughing hysterically!

That's some good stuff!Awesome. AD for the win.

Fat Elvis
05-15-2007, 12:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WxCEkhGbfM

I like this skit.