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You Ever Notice...and What's the Deal...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mo Frackle, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    According to the trivia section of Gonzo's Muppet Wiki profile, his only dislike is insurance agents.... :concern:

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  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    There's one episode of the Netflix original series The Ranch where one of the characters asks his father if he'd like to watch something on Netflix, and the laughter goes really wild over this line. I guess it's funny because it's a Netflix-original series and they mentioned the service, but is it really that funny?

    After all, if a character on a TV show asked "wanna watch something on TV?", we probably wouldn't be going wild with laughter. If the show was produced for cable, we probably wouldn't laugh so hard if somebody said "want to watch something on cable?" We probably wouldn't be laughing if somebody in a theatrical movie said "want to go to the movies?" So maybe we'd be laughing if they asked if they wanted to watch something on a specific channel that the show was broadcast on, but this "wanna watch something on Netflix?" joke seems odd.

    In a way, it seems like Netflix original series are a bit of a niche, but at the same time, it seems like Netflix is significantly growing with original series. Maybe if Netflix had fewer original series', or if it was the first Netflix original series, it'd be a much funnier line.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The longest day of the year was supposed to have been like three weeks ago, why are the days still getting longer? How is does that happen? I mean three weeks ago it finally would get dark a little after 9:30, now it's nearly 10:00 when it gets dark. What's the deal?
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  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I will never understand why some people will go ahead and get out and mow their lawns, even after torrential rains beforehand. I mean, why even do that? It just makes an even bigger mess, and wouldn't the soft, soggy, mushy ground, and the wet grass give you a sloppy and uneven mow anyway?
  5. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Wet grass is heavy, and you can wreck your mower trying to cut it. When it's dry, it's light enough to blow into the bag (if you have one of those attachments). Otherwise it can clump up on the blades, clog up the bag, and sieze the motor.

    When that happens, you might as well buy a new mower. There are people out there who can fix them, but it won't be cheap.
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    What's the deal with Mexican restaurant tacos? Why do they never season or flavor the beef? I mean Taco Bell seasons their beef; store-brand taco dinner kits come with seasoning for the beef; so why don't actual Mexican restaurants season the beef in their tacos?
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ever notice that people from the big city and urban areas act like suburbs and even small towns are "the country"?
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  8. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Ah, yes. City slickers rubbing shoulders with the country bumpkins.

    At the other end of the spectrum are Jeff Foxworthy's Rednecks:
    "If the biggest city you've ever been to is Wal-Mart..."

    Actually, @D'Snowth , you'd appreciate this.
    Every episode of "Green Acres" is funnier than the last.
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  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Probably because as GREEN ACRES went on, it continue to grow more and more absurd, lol. Remember how earlier episodes were actually about Oliver's attempts to fix up the farm and trying to acclimate Lisa to country life? Then we ended up with such scenarios as Lisa receiving a visit from a duck, or Arnold the pig thwarting bank robbers.

    I always said GREEN ACRES was the closest thing to a live action cartoon we ever got: even the characters all wear the exact same clothes just like cartoon characters! Well, except for Oliver and his vests, or Lisa with her countless dresses and lengerie.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I thought it was always really absurd. I feel Newhart is a show that started out normal and became really absurd by the end (comparable to Green Acres).
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    GREEN ACRES was always an absurd show, I'm just saying as it went on, it grew increasingly moreso.
  12. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    What's the deal with all of these multiples of each store popping up?
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So why is it whenever people are in a car and wild animals are involved, the people just sit there in their car and yell at the animals not to damage their car, then after they do, inevitably, damage the car (whether they break off a sideview mirror, or crack a windshield), then the people drive away and complain about the damage? I mean, why don't they just go ahead and drive away right then and there and avoid the damage altogether instead of just sitting there and yelling at the animal not to break anything? I mean, if I saw a bear was hanging on the side mirror of my car, I'd put the pedal to the metal and get the Elmo out there.
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So I've noticed when it comes to cultural stereotypes, it seems like Italians are one group of people whose stereotypes are not only almost always so over-the-top, but that Italians themselves don't seem to ever take offense to their over-the-top stereotypes. I suppose they must be a proud people with a sense of humor who can have a laugh at their own expense. Just look at some of the common Italian stereotypes we see in fiction:

    - They're always incredibly loud, always screaming and yelling at each other, and always fighting with each other.
    - They're always eating. Always. Big meals, big huge meals, like their dinner tables are their own personal buffets, which also brings me to. . . .
    - Italian men seems to always want to marry women who know how to cook . . . and who also have humogous butts.
    - Italian mothers seem to always be potrayed as being incredibly meddlesome in their kids lives - even when they're kids are adults, they continue to smother them.

    And again, I always see actual Italians getting a kick out of these stereotypes. Case in point: I posted the movie FATSO on YouTube; Dom DeLuise's insaitiable appetite aside, his family in the movie fit some of the above-mentioned stereotypes - particularly the first one - and I've seen numerous comments from people saying things like, "This is just like my family!" "This is so true to life!" "They portray Brooklyn Italians perfectly!"

    Well, again, nice to know that Italians are some really fun people.
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  15. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    ever notice when the news media says a certain food is bad for your health,and then months later, turn around and say that the same food that they said that was bad for your health is good for your health ? I'm like would you make up your freaking mind ! is it good or bad geez !
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yes, they do that all the time. I just ignore them.
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  17. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of a time when the media brought up how maruijanna raises blood pressure.

    No. It's been proven that it actually lowers your blood pressure, at least with Indica. Sativa however I think might jack it up but not to a serious condition.
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  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I also forgot to mention in my previous post that part of my observation about Italians and their stereotypes is how Chris Savino invokes a lot of these stereotypes into his cartoons. THE LOUD HOUSE aside, I remember there was a pilot he did for Cartoon Network that didn't make it to series called FOE PAWS, where a cat and a dog are adopted by the most caricatured stereotypical Italian mother you can imagine: short, stout, loud, obnoxious, smothers the pets like they're human children, sings and plays the accordion.
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  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So there's a meme floating around Facebook right now about Donald Duck and his nephews being cannibals for eating Thanksgiving turkey, but when you think about it, there's a lot of cannibalism that goes on amongs cartoon animals: how many time have we seen Heffer eating hamburgers or steaks or any other beef products?

    And then this entry from my favorite webcomic pokes fun at it with this fake rib fest poster:
  20. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I think I've seen that meme.

    Reminds me of the drawing with Big Bird cooked as a turkey.

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