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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nasha, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Nasha

    Nasha New Member

    Anyone else fan?

    I dont watch it during the week as much. Im about sick of Futurama and they've started showing older episodes of Family Guy. Plus, I dont really like Harvey Birdman, but Robot Chicken is always funny.

    Sundays are the best though. Perfect lineup.

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force is my favorite show though. I have a tattoo of Err on my left shoulder and Ignigknoct on my right shoulder. The movie was funny, I saw it 6 times, Im a dork--I know.

    I cant wait until new episodes of Squidbillies.

    Anyone else?....Buller....


    -Nasha
     
  2. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    We get alot of these shows on Teletoon. But I can't stand Aqua Teen Hunger Force! I just have to pay so much attention to understand what they are saying, it's too tiring. But I like Robot Chicken. I really don't understand Harvey Birdman.
     
  3. Winslow Leach

    Winslow Leach Active Member

    I watch Adult Swim almost every night. Family Guy, Futurama, Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen and Moral Orel are my faves, even though I've seen F.G. and Futurama reruns (*coughcoughtoomanytimestocountcoughcough*)
     
  4. anytimepally

    anytimepally Active Member

    I miss Space Ghost.. and Harry Goz :(



    but on the bright side, we're two weeks.. 2! .. from the first new episodes of The Boondocks in a year and a half :excited:
     
  5. Winslow Leach

    Winslow Leach Active Member

    Wow, it's been that long, huh?
     
  6. Nasha

    Nasha New Member

    Space Ghost coast to Coast...oh man. Good times....Good times.

    Boondocks rock, but it just makes me hate white people even more. (im white, so its ok lol)

    Anyone know what happened to all those new shows they aired in one night. I want to see more of that "Drinky Crow" (i think its called) show.
     
  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I LOVE Futurama, Family Guy, and Robot Chicken, three of the best shows on T.V. Family Guy is definitely my favorite though... ;)
     
  8. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    My favorites are Robot Chicken, Family Guy, AquaTeen Hunger Force and others too.

    Not a big fan of Boondocks, Moral Oral (even tho i watch it every once and a while It's still pretty funny) and others.

    I have all four vols. of Futurerama and i've seen them all over again. I'm waiting for the new season sometime next year. Can't wait. I also have both so far of season 1&2 of Robot Chicken. Love that show to death.

    I would love to see something new with Space Ghost or something with Brak and Zorak. I have both season of "The Brak Show" and all three season of Space Ghost Coast to Coast. So i have them all to watch. Loved that show too.

    But i to would love to see those new cartoons they show a few months back. I loved the Crow one and the Guy who was in the prison cell. That one was funny to me.
     
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Considering I don't have cable, i can never watch any of the shows during broadcast. The latest I ever do when I'm over someone's house is the first Futurama. That's about it.

    However, with the internet and DVD's I watch this stuff online. I love ATHF, and Harvey Birdman. Robot Chicken's alright (though I've only seen short segments one by one). And I like Crayon Shin-Chan, but I'm not happy with the dub. It's like the total opposite of every other Japanese show on TV, instead of dumbing it down for kids, they have to shove in all these swears and pop culture refferences to make it for adults. Odd. I can't wait for uncut DVD's with the original Japanese dialogue (besides, Shin-chan has a very bizzare Japanese voice that the US dub actor can't quite copy.)
     
  10. Nasha

    Nasha New Member

    I, on the other hand, love the new dubbed Shin Chan!

    "Dont kill the spider because you have no-rack-aphobia!" -Shin Chan.

    But thats just me.


    I love the old school references of Family Guy, it cracks me up that ppl acutally rememeber some of the stuff they refernece.
     
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I kinda like the dub, but I love the Japanese version. I have a video copy of the movie "Crayon Shin-Chan: Let's Dance Amigo" I got from an Asian market that went out of business. It was in raw Japanese, and I could only make out a tiny bit of it (They say exposing yourself to another language like that is supposed to give you the ability to understand... so far I watched like 10 Doraemon tapes and I can only understand a tiny bit, maybe a few words.), but I just loved the flow of it. I hope they release the films on DVD.

    Anyway, there are somethings they kept in the American version, Shin Chan is extremely disrespectful to his mother, and will often make fun of her small bust and (supposedly) fat body. of course, what they don't have is a bunch of stuff that doesn't translate, like Shin's very odd habit of saying the wrong tense of verbs, and referring to the wrong person using pronouns. For example, he walks into his house and says "Welcome Home" instead of "I am home."

    that said, the one thing I like is the name change of the Character Action Kamen, who's name I can't post here.
     
  12. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I know and I can't wait! I love that show! I love all that good stuff on adult swim!:)
     
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I know this is an old thread, but I feel this is better to bring up a relevant subject rather than posting a third or fourth thread on the subject.

    That said, this has been bugging me and i really don't have much else of a place to post this, but...

    I've said before I don't much care for the show China, IL. It really seems like something that's not quite over the top enough to be Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and not deep enough to be Venture Bros. And I have to admit, I really did want to give the creator's new series, Brad Neeley's Funny Name Funny Name Nonsense Word Wacky Word a chance.

    It's actually worse. Much worse. At least China, IL with a story structure is respectable. This series came off a cross between someone who desperately wants to be Don Hertzfeld (who I don't care much for either, but I enjoy his stuff a heck of a lot better than this), and someone who desperately wants to be Justin Roiland. Half the sketches came off as head up the butt "If you're really ophisticated, you'll grokk the crap out of this" college animation project, while the other came off as "Dude! Those intergalactic cable episode of Rick and Morty are hilarious! Let's do a bad version of that." Yeah, the Donald Sutherland potato chips bit could have worked as a Rick and Morty/Justin Roiland skit, but was completely clumsy in its execution. And that was the only funny skit. It was like watching someone's animation reel before they got work on shows where someone with better writing talent shaped them.

    Anyway, at least I get 15 minutes worth more of sleep on a Sunday night. Maybe 30 since I'm only so so with Squidbillies.
     
  14. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I kinda get what China, IL was trying to go for. It was a satire of college life and how high school doesn't necessarily end when you go to college. But yeah, I couldn't get too much into it.
     
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    On a purely critical level, China, IL isn't bad. It's just that kinda show that isn't wacky enough to be funny or doesn't take itself seriously enough to be straight up. Plus, the episode with the guy's butt being a comedian? Someone kinda did it better, and the only difference is the comedian is supposed to be what a real stand up routine is like, this making it under the top, and not outrageous enough to be funny, and too wacky to be taken seriously. Plus, I don;t know if Babycakes is supposed to be a satire of the wacky characters in an adult cartoon (i.e. Meatwad), but if the joke is that he's more obnoxious than endearing, even then it doesn't come off either blatant or subtle enough. I mean, yeah. Compared to Mr. Pickles, and how that show's humor is the equivalent of a 4 year old waving his arms around and saying "POOPY!" and giggling to himself about it for attention, China, IL is hardly the worst thing the network ever greenlit. His other show, however, feels like a bad (or worse depending on your opinion) version of Robot Chicken. Heck, even one of the skits was a nerd character calling another nerd character complicated, rhyming science terms for a minute in a voice that sounds very much like the Nerd character from RC.

    And while I'm on the subject, I also really don't like the show Decker either. It feels the only joke they're making is "look at this! It's a big military crime drama...but everyone acts wooden and poorly! Haw haw haw!" a joke, mind you, that gets old a minute in a single episode. That's the entire series. I find the live action AS shows hit or miss, but what Decker gets wrong where Newsreaders and Children's Hospital get right is that they temper ridiculous situations with earnest acting. Ridiculous situations and poor acting? It doesn't turn into a satire of a bad show, it becomes a bad show. Though I kinda admire the attempts at Mary Sue-ism of the main character, because everything else is so clumsy, the satire doesn't work.
     


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