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New Henson GSN show: Late Night Liars

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by Luke, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    I agree, don't know what that "missing something" is, but there is something.

    I got my little bro to like the show though, which I was surpised about.
  2. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's that they're trying to hard to be filthy... and without cause for filth.

    Or maybe it's that all Henson productions have lost that "affectionate anarchy" that Frank Oz loved so much. There doesn't seem to be any love here. Just cheesy, cynical parodies of popular stars and the "typical" game show panelists.
  3. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    I didn't catch the Rivers/Oceans connection at first, but I do remember chuckling the first time I saw the name "William Mummy" in print, because it reminded me of Billy Mumy.

  4. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    Probably both, :).

    I don't mean the show being a bit "filthy" but I do agree that it seems like their trying to get kind of "cheap laughs" though the filth, reminds me of Sarah Silverman's comedy and I'm not a fan of hers, :sympathy:
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I saw the clip and I have to admit, I like what they're TRYING to do, not so much how they're doing it. It has the potential to be a clever satire of the old school Match Game and Hollywood Squares celeb panel shows, with obvious parodies of Joan Rivers and Paul Lynde to boot. Seems that adult always has to equal gutter humor (i.e. jokes third graders tell because they finally learned all the swears), and it goes to prove a point... that it's always funnier and more clever when you work around mentioning it so it slides under the radar than it does just saying it out in the open with all that freedom.

    And somehow, if they're going for an old school vibe, then Joan Rivers and Paul Lynde shouldn't be the only ones they're referencing. The obvious Paris Hilton and Simon Cowell ones come off as too now to work in the clear parody sense they have here. I mean, a Charlie Weaver type... a Wally Cox type. Something like that.

    And above all, the fact that it ISN'T improv. Sure, the style they're going for IS scripted (remember that Simpsons episode where Homer is on one of those shows and says "which one am I supposed to read? Answers or Jokes?") but they SHOULD go off on improv, which MAKES Puppet Up!

    All and all, I'm just shocked the JHC actually HAS a project they talked about get off the ground. Too Bad it wasn't SUDS or Happy Time Murder Film, though.
  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I just watched the latest episode and it was hilarious! I laughed out loud when Mickey said, "What the f*** is that supposed to mean?" What's interesting about this episode is that it was shown in widescreen. So maybe future episodes will be shown in widescreen from now on.
  7. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

  8. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I loved this week's show. I find myself playing along with show too. I like to guess who's the liar.

    Also, I hope this doesn't sound weird but I'm starting to find Cashmere Ramada attractive.
  9. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    There's a Brian Henson interview (somewhere) from earlier this year where he stated they're still working on Happy Time Murders.
  10. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    So am I.
  11. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    How can ya not find that pooch pretty?
  12. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

  13. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    Even that voice that Colleen Smith gives her makes Cashmere even more attractive!
  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

  15. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I so want this to be funnier, but I'm just not getting into it. I'm fine with racy material, but it's just not up to the clever standards of the Henson legacy (adult division or not). Puppet Up and Stuffed & Unstrung seemed to have the magic these clips seem to be lacking. I keep hoping to see a truly fantatic clip. Maybe it will happen. :confused:
  17. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

  18. King Rupert

    King Rupert Well-Known Member

    It was funny watching last nights winner rush the Puppets then catch himself and regain composure. I thought for sure he was going to hug Cashmere!

    The Producers must give all the contestants some guidelines.

    One this that irritates me about this show is when Larry asks why they picked a liar... the responses are so lame.
  19. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    This is exactly how I feel as well.:sleep:
  20. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking, since the past episode had Mickey Rourke as a guest panelist it would be cool if Bobby Vegan (from Tinsel Town) would become a future guest panelist.

    Just a thought.

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