Anyon watching "Episodes"?

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Postby raisindot » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:48 am

pip wrote:Agree with Del on Curb your enthusiasm.

Tried several times and found nothing funny.
Seinfeld was just pure runnish too.
Sometimes the americans throw together some of the least funny sitcoms possible.


Says the man from the place that produced Benny Hill, Carry On, Are You Being Served and all those other completely unfunny shows about old retirees...oh, wait, you get a pass 'cos you're from Ireland.

:D

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Postby raisindot » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:51 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:
pip wrote:My mind is well and truelly blown now.
I was sure , like Bouncy that Beverly Lincoln was written in the first post but lo and behold I was completely wrong.
My faith in my own brain is completely gone now.
I feel completely inferior like pooh told me i was.
:evil: :evil: :evil:



If you look at the bottom of Raisin's opening post you'll see this:

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:wink:


As Fred Colon might say, "If you examined the original message closely, Nobby, you'd notice the smiley face at the end of it which should have tipped you off that something was afoot."

:D

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Postby raisindot » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:00 am

deldaisy wrote:Actually I can't stand "Curb Your Enthusiasm" I tried SO hard to watch it and it is just bad. But then its like "Seinfeld" self indulgent.


Oh.....now I may have to withdraw my membership in the Deldaisy fan club.

:D

CYE (and Seinfeld) aren't easy for non-US audiences to appreciate, since their zeitgist really is late 90s American in nature. To be precise, the zeitgist is really late 90s American Jewish in nature. It's a very self-indulgent, neurotic, aggressive and confrontational style of humor that doesn't always travel well.

Being Jewish and American, I totally get it. And even non-Jewish Americans seemed to get Seinfeld. But CYE is much tougher to appreciate, since it combines the Jewish American style with thoroughly unlikeable Hollywood millionaire characters.

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Postby Willem » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:57 am

I love Curb, it's my favourite show. Sure, the main character's an ***hole and he makes a fuss about every little detail that annoys him, but the thing is: he's usually right :)
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:26 pm

i'm liking it :D
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Postby Jack Remillard » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:17 pm

Me too. :D

I've found the last two Episodes really funny.
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:31 pm

Jack Remillard wrote:Me too. :D

I've found the last two Episodes really funny.


That swearing scene was brilliant.
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