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Parks and Recreation

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Maggot, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I've downloaded three series of Eastbound & Down. That might help.
    Also going to check out Broad City.
     
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  2. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Never heard of it.
     
  3. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    What? Then you have 11 series of the funniest show of the decade to catch up on! :)
     
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  4. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    You love offensive humour but haven't heard of Always Sunny.

    It's a comedy show with three guys and a girl who are basically the worst people in the world. And then Danny DeVito arrives.

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    Dennis, you don't wanna go anywhere near a court. How many bench warrants for sexual misconduct do you have? Yeah, and Frank, how many unregistered guns are in your car right now? -Sweet Dee


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    Hi. Um, I'm a recovering crackhead. This is my retarded sister that I take care of. I'd like some welfare, please. -Dennis

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    I mean, does my scar look like a dog's vagina? You know, maybe. I don't know. I'm not gonna sit here and try and get inside the mind of a dog. I mean, that's God's work. Well, not that I believe in God. I don't. Not since that Chinaman stole my kidney. –Rickety Cricket
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    Your mom doesn't know dick! She's a dumb, fat cow. And your sister, she's a stupid little shit-mouthed bitch, isn't she? -Sweet Dee

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    I'm a...full-on rapist, you know? Uh, Africans, dyslexics, children, that sort of thing. -Charlie
     
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  5. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I understand what you mean, Parks and Rec is a comedy that is genuinely funny without an arsehole at the same time......

    [​IMG]
    Never Forget. RIP.
     
  6. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    You had me until this bit.
     
  7. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    You have no idea the appalling wonderful sick depraved stuff Frank Reynolds does

     
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  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    something really offputting about those
     
  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    30 Rock - yeah - forgot about it halfway through season 3, but don't know why, so getting back on that
    Community - I also petered out watching this towards the end of season 3 - it seemed to have lost its way a little bit, but I will get back on that horse
    Silicon Valley - read that Mike Judge is involved, so on the d/l of that too.
    I am also going to watch Transparent and War & Peace and American Horror Story
     
  10. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Maybe workaholics? It's pretty juvenile. I tend to do a workaholics and then broad city schedule when I control my own programming. :cool:
     
  11. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

  12. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I'm guessing the main thing is you don't believe adults should watch cartoons :D
     
  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    no, not at all! they just look a bit weird rather than a bit funny.
     
  14. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    It just depends on your type of humour, like with anything else I guess. I like Bob's Burgers a lot, but I didn't like Bojack Horseman (although I didn't give it a fair try). Is Bob's Burgers weird? Maybe. But whatever weirdness it has is something I find funny, so idk.

    They're all great characters. Dad Bob is typically hard done to and generally good natured. Mom Linda is hilarious, gregarious, very New Jersey. Eldest kid, Tina, is the star of the show for most people - she's Lisa Simpson for the internet generation, and has a thing for zombies and romance. Middle child, Gene, by rights should be the lame duck of the show but is actually amazing and dumb as a sack of rocks and yet not. Youngest kid, Louise, is the only one who has a recognisable voice actor (Kristen Schaal; all other main characters are voiced by men, apart from two twin boys who are semi-regular cast members, voiced by Sarah and Laura Silverman, and a couple of other irregular cast members) and has a bit of a cult following - she's the maniacal genius of the show.

    Now, a really, really, really lovely and sweet and amazing and thoughtful and great cartoon is Steven Universe. Each episode is 11 minutes long and somehow they manage to say more than some entire works of fiction. All the episodes so far are here: The World of Steven Universe: (Season 1) English
     
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  15. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    Funny my 3yo notice Cartoon Network this week and I found myself watching some Steven universe really impressed.

    Oh speaking of Community & Cartoons. Dan Harmon made the excellent Rick & Morty.

    Get swifty!
     
  16. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Honestly, if I were to pick anything to replace that warm feeling Parks&Rec leaves behind it'd be Steven Universe.

    Despite its obvious huge differences, it's genuinely warm and caring and thoughtful, jam packed with 'makes you think' kind of stuff, the characters are funny and quirky and utterly lovable. And it has Onion.

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  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Since Vintage Paw could get me to do anything, I have acquired Bob's Burgers S1 and Steven Universe.
    (and a shitload of Adventure Time too)
     
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  18. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Anything, you say?

    :hmm:

    :D
     
  19. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Owt
     
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  20. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I enjoy 'American internet generation' humour, whatever that is. If the kids on tumblr like it, I probably like it too. But then, I started with my mid-life crisis at around the age of 28 and it's showing no signs of letting up as I fast approach actual middle age.

    (When does middle age start, these days? I'm going to say 40. Until I reach 40, then I'm going to say 45.)
     
  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Unless it's 'give me your liver'
     
  22. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    How about a kidney?
     
  23. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    only if you need it. you can't just keep it in a jar.
     
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  24. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Well that's my plans for a kidney museum scuppered. :mad:
     
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  25. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    I laughed:

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  26. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    It hurts my brain how absolutely perfect the casting for Mona Lisa was. I could have sworn blind she was actually related to Jean Ralphio.
     
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  27. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    When I first saw her I honestly thought it was him in drag.
     
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  28. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I would wear these proudly.

    [​IMG]
     
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  29. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    Yes, both are inspired casting choices, my favourite secondary characters I reckon. I laughed hard at that stalin/trotsky image.
     
  30. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Good grief. Their only redeeming feature was that Fonzie was their Dad.
     

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