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The "You know what?" thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by miss kermie, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    True. But maybe one day i'll get to have a job where I can be a kid all day.

    Meanwhile, all this talk about recasts recently has got me thinking about Sesame Street. I wonder who each character would be played by if something were to happen to their other performers. Telly specifically is so much a Marty character, he's the only one that I can't picture being anybody else.
     
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  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    In commercials featuring the Energizer Bunny and various Duracell commercials featuring toys, bunnies, or the Putterman family, the batteries are always visible... But most products that require batteries have a cover over the battery slot. For the commercials it makes sense as they likely want to show off the batteries within the products, but it's still a little odd.

    For years, I thought that the Energizer Bunny had a big battery in its back, like the Putterman family, but after watching many old Energizer commercials recently, I now see that it was actually a small (likely normal-sized) battery located in the side of the bunny (around it's leg area).
     
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  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Remember this faucet commercial from a few years ago with that Count Von Count song about hands? I remember when it came out I had never heard the song before but immediately recognized who was singing it. But, for some reason when I told my mother, and every time we saw the commercial she insisted that it sounded nothing like The Count.
     
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  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So Twitter may soon be expanding tweets to 280 characters instead of 140 . . . just think: now Trump can say twice as much bullcrap in fewer tweets!
     
  5. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    I honestly can't stand how President Trump runs his mouth. First he attacked his opponents and groups he didn't like, then he spread false claims about being wire tapped, and now he's sticking his nose into the NFL's affairs. It's bad enough that Facebook is involved with the Russia scandal, yet Twitter didn't want to remove his latest North Korea tweet because it was "newsworthy." When are the government AND these social media companies going to get it together? Give me a sign when they do.
     
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Both of my parents have been diagnosed with diabetes, however, knowing how they both scarf down the sweets, it really doesn't surprise me a whole lot that this has happened.

    Though, at the same time, it amazes me how my dad somehow always manages to stay skin and bones despite all the junk he eats all the time.
     
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Monster University ends with Sully realizing that while Mike isn't scary, he is a good scare leader. This leads to them working at Monsters, Inc. as a scare team, with Mike at the doors, telling Sully how to scare kids. By the events of the first movie, it seems all the scarers have an assistant/teacher. But in Monsters University, before they get their jobs, I don't think they ever establish the concept of duos working together as a scare team. The two scenes at Monsters, Inc. don't show any of the scarers having any assistants (that I recall), after the two get expelled Sully mentions this idea to Mike.

    With this in mind, it would be great to see a movie taking place between these two that shows how the idea of a scare team/leader came about.

    Also, scaring kids is clearly one of the most dangerous jobs for a monster, it requires a college education, and yet Mike and Sully seem to eventually get their job without a college education (or maybe they do go to another college and we just don't see it).
     
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    OMG, yes!

    http://www.theatermania.com/broadwa...nt-do-stars-deserve-applause-just-_82536.html

    I've said this before! There are a number of live-audience shows on TV that are notorious for this! SANFORD AND SON is probably one of the worst offenders: every single actor on the show is met with an explosion of applause and cheering at their first entrance in every episode! The actors always just stand there and idle about until the audience settles down and resumes the scene.

    At least SEINFELD wised up and told the audience to stop doing that everytime Kramer entered.
     
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  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I honestly wasn't sure which thread to put this in but... remember this commercial:

    I hadn't seen it in about ten years, and looking back it's even more odd than I originally thought. First of all, if the mom says they've eaten Chef Boyardee every night of the week. Who does that? And if they have eaten it every day, why is the kid so depressed about not having any that day? Second, why was that can so determined to let that girl eat it, is it suicidal? The only thing that's gonna happen is, they'll use a can opener to crack it open, and than empty it's contents, and the can will be thrown into the trash and get crushed. None of that sounds pleasant for the can. Next, the mother clearly told the girl no more Chef Boyardee, at the store, yet the can just conveniently showed up at their house;isn't that kind of suspicious? Will the mom think her daughter shoplifted?
    Will the girl get help for her Chef Boyardee problem? So many questions.
     
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    From now on, the 1998-2001 SST opening theme is going to send shivers down my spine since they opened and closed the SST cast Q&A panel at the Knoxville Fanboy Expo with the instrumental score for that version of the theme.
     
  11. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Why?
     
  12. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I forget what the show is called but I have some great news:I was on a real podcast (my mom was too)! At Comic-Con last month, we sat down and answered a bunch of pop culture related questions on this hilarious geeky game show-type podcast. Mom answered questions about Joss Whedon's Firefly/Serenity series and I answered ones about The Big Bang Theory. We got pretty much every question right and had a great time doing it. So yeah, I'm the star of one episode of an obscure podcast which I completely forget the name of. It is definitely a legit, real show though. My name is Flaky not Fakey, I'd never make up something so awesome :)
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    When I was a little kid, I would eat jelly-only sandwiches because I didn't like peanut butter (mainly because I never ate it because I thought it looked gross). When I was a little older and finally had a taste of peanut butter and jelly together, I would eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Now that I'm an adult, I find I tend to eat peanut butter-only sandwiches, because . . . I don't know, I'm not saying I don't like peanut butter and jelly anymore, but somehow just a plain peanut butter sandwich tastes better (and less messy).

    I said why. Pay attention please.
     
  14. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Sorry. :(
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I got to thinking . . . whenever companies begin losing business, their first instinct is to suddenly jack prices for services way up to make up for their losses. I can see why they feel the need to do that, but has it ever occured to them that the reason they're losing business is because competition is offering better prices, and that maybe what they should do is actually lower their prices to beat the competition, because lowering their prices could bring in more business, and more business would bring in more money? I mean, does that make any sense, or am I just crazy?
     
  16. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    The Golden Girls is making a comeback. I can understand things like Space Jam, Rugrats, and Courage making comebacks since they are all kids shows from the 90s that millennials would have grown up on. But The Golden Girls seriously.......how many kids actually watched that? I've been seeing Golden Girls merchandise at Hot Topic and Spencer's lately as well as THREE young people wearing Golden Girls shirts at Comic-Con. I think it's kind of surprising because even though it's a 90s show, it wasn't marketed towards kids and had a more adult sense of humor. It certainly wasn't inappropriate or anything, but it wasn't the kind of stuff you normally expect kids to laugh at either.
     
  17. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I don’t see anything about the show coming back.
     
  18. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I don't mean a reboot. I mean that it's starting to get somewhat popular again.
     
  19. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    An interesting thought hit me today:The name of Barney Gumble from The Simpsons was probably somewhat inspired by Barney Rubble. The last name sounds very similar to that of the famous caveman and considering Matt Groening has confirmed that The Flintstones are one of his inspirations. That isn't too far of a stretch at all.
     
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I got analytical today.

    In GOOD BURGER, Kenan has to come up with $1,900 to fix Sinbad's car. After getting a job at Good Burger, he tries to do the math: he makes $5 an hour, works six hours a day, five days a week. He estimates it'd take him a lifetime to pay off that much money.

    But figuring it out in my head (and this is someone not good with numbers or math, mind you), he'd make about $30 a day, which would add up to $1,500 a week . . . he could easily pay off that estimate (or the eventual final total of $2,500) in just a couple of weeks.
     

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