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post #61 of 84
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"Misfits of science"????? I've never, ever heard of that show. CC was quite a cutie though.

I remember it, though I don't think I ever saw it. It was pretty short-lived, as I recall.
post #62 of 84
I loved that show when I was a kid. I seriously doubt that it holds up.
post #63 of 84
Curb Your Enthusiasm is nauseating.
post #64 of 84
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I loved that show when I was a kid. I seriously doubt that it holds up.

not as bad as you think.
post #65 of 84
Where would you even see that show now? I don't think it even made it through a whole season.
post #66 of 84
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not as bad as you think.


I'm pretty sure he's talking about CC.
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Where would you even see that show now? I don't think it even made it through a whole season.

Probably just fragments on Youtube.
post #67 of 84
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Where would you even see that show now? I don't think it even made it through a whole season.

as noted, i thought you were talking about friends, oops.
post #68 of 84
Incidentally, I was reading about IT vendors in India and how they educate their employees on American culture. The sophisticated companies have a training program that teaches you diction, manners, so on and so forth, but apparently the dodgy training programs consist giving of employees Friends DVDs so they can watch it at home.
post #69 of 84
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Incidentally, I was reading about IT vendors in India and how they educate their employees on American culture. The sophisticated companies have a training program that teaches you diction, manners, so on and so forth, but apparently the dodgy training programs consist giving of employees Friends DVDs so they can watch it at home.

i wish my job training required that.
post #70 of 84

They would learn a lot more about our culture if they watch Jersey Shore  :)

post #71 of 84
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They would learn a lot more about our culture if they watch Jersey Shore  smile.gif

No.
post #72 of 84
To Teacher and a few others in this thread: if you don't enjoy Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm then you just aren't approaching it correctly. I really recommend that you take the effort to get into them. Both shows have some of the greatest comic genius I've ever seen, and both are eminently enjoyable. You must understand, though, that you aren't supposed to "like" the main characters, much less see yourself in them. They are supposed to be shallow, self-serving jerks. An often, ESPECIALLY in Curb, they will display a cringe-inducing lack of social etiquette (i.e. starting an argument and never letting something go).

Seinfeld: There are four main characters that live in New York. Jerry's a stand-up comedian, Kramer is his unemployed neighbor, Elaine works in publishing, and George is an office schmuck. The humor usually comes from the characters' schemes to shirk responsibility, avoid some unpleasant task, or accomplish some (usually stupid) goal.
What makes it great? A ton of original content for a sitcom, and it got better and better with time. Most episodes have 3 or 4 independent plot lines that are masterfully inter-weaved by the end. The dialogue and one-liners are genuinely laugh out loud funny. Very high quality writing.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Larry David, the real-life co-creator of Seinfeld, has retired to Los Angeles. The Seinfeld character "George" was based on Larry David, and in Curb Larry plays an exaggeratedly annoying version of himself. This basically means that he constantly gets into arguments and awkward social situations that a real-life person would avoid by not making a fuss. I think this show is less accessible than Seinfeld because Larry can be just so fucking annoying that sometimes it's hard to forgive his character and just enjoy the show.
What makes it great? It's very similar to Seinfeld but has less well-crafted plot and more raunchy language / scenarios.
post #73 of 84
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To BDoon and others: have you ever for one microsecond considered that not everybody has the same taste as you?
post #74 of 84
I was stupid to phrase that post so assertively.
All I meant to say was that I hope you don't just take a few 5-minute clips out of context and jump to a conclusion, because there is a lot of funny stuff in both shows. I'd think a fan of Aykroyd would appreciate it.
I just can't recall meeting someone who legitimately tried to get into Seinfeld or Curb and came to the conclusion that it just "wasn't funny."
Edited by DBoon - 6/27/12 at 11:33pm
post #75 of 84
I proudly state for the record that I have never watched a single episode of Friends.
In fact, I have never watched a single episode of any sitcom since being severely traumitized in my teen years with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Happy Days, M*A*S*H* and Sanford & Son to name a few.
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