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On Fred Armisen Would Be Happy for Departing SNL Cast-mates "if" They Departed

That phrase didn't show up as a hotlink for me or I maybe I did miss it I guess.

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 12:48 am 0

On Fred Armisen Would Be Happy for Departing SNL Cast-mates "if" They Departed

Hey Jesse, I'm curious to find out where this quote is from? An article or interview? Did he say this to you personally? Would it be possible to get some attribution up in these guts? Because I was wondering if there was anything more to what he said. Thanks.

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm 0

On Accepting Community's Ratings for What They Are

I don't buy it. I think the system of measurement is flawed. I believe that there are a lot of people out there that will never watch Community or never like the show, I just think that using Nielsen numbers as evidence is like trying to figure out what restaurant to eat at by sifting through your own garbage. And I know that TV executives and advertisers are subservient to those numbers, but it doesn't make it any less idiotic to take a couple of thousand people and say that they represent the entirety of U.S. TV watching households. When are people going to wake up to the fact that the Nielsens are lies?

Posted on April 21, 2012 at 1:58 am 0

On Community Recap: “Virtual Systems Analysis”

I really enjoyed the episode, even though I can see why some people might not be as enthusiastic about it. I've seen a lot of reviewers bring up "critical film studies" but this ep reminded me most of the claymation christmas special. It had to be a little weirder because we were seeing things from Abed's perspective. I'll concede that this one was definitely light on laugh out loud moments, but I had a huge grin on my face for the ending with Annie punching the blorgons/Abed. Which is good enough for me. Although it was really blatant this time with the writer just announcing before that scene on the spaceship that an emotional climax just wasn't enough. So, yeah I think this remain a pretty decisive episode. It happens from time to time.

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm 0

On This Week In Web Videos: Ted and Gracie

This was really good. Funny in a very unsettling way.

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm 0

On SNL Recap: Sofia Vergara Is More Than A Loud, Pretty Face

I guess I was the only one who really liked the Watch What Happens Live sketch. I did like the meta-nes of Nasim Perdad finally playing a Persian person and I thought Keean as Tutu and Samber's Biyalik were a joy to watch. I thought McKinnon did a great job for her first episode and Sofia Vergara was very funny as well. Good episode overall.

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 2:44 am 0

On Legendary Comedian Bill Hicks Was Definitely a Legend, but Was He a Comedian?

I think these unpopular opinions would be better if they were better argued. I'm not in the least bit convinced by this article that Bill Hick's was not a comedian. I wouldn't even agree in a basic manner that the point of comedy is to make people laugh. I think its much more ambiguous than that. Comedy is big enough to encompass a lot of different styles and material, from the basic setup-punchline kind of comedians to the more philosophical and truth seeking that people would associate with a figure like Hicks or as mentioned in posts above Carlin.

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 3:54 am 0

On Five Reasons Ricky Gervais Deserves to Die

Goodbye. Thanks for the hilarious posts and good luck with whatever you get up to.

Posted on March 31, 2012 at 8:47 am 0

On What Do You Think of Bill Burr's Rant Against the Alternative Comedy Scene?

I like Bill Burr and I think he's welcome to his opinion. I still enjoy awkward comedy, especially in the original British office. To each their own. But I think he's mixing up two things when he says its about these comics joking about comic-con and this "acting like a 14 year old comedy". I think nerd referential humor like the comic-con stuff, Robot Chicken, and Family Guy is going to eventually hit its limit. The awkward thing is easy to relate with for a lot of people, so I think that means it will be around for the foreseeable future.

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 5:20 am 0

On Oh, There's Gonna Be Another Super Troopers

I have to disagree with the other posters about the tone of the article above. I didn't find it to be condescending. I might be biased though as although I like the original Super Troopers movie, I don't think they should make a sequel. I think the original is a classic comedy movie, but any sequel will just end up being derivative. Of course comedy fans can be quite snobbish about their tastes though it seems SplitSider does a pretty good job of supporting all comedy (they even let someone publish an article defending Whitney) so it really seems to me that these comments about hipsterdom and cooler than though-ness are premature. Also Jay Chandrasekhar is a great comedy director (I loved the recent episode of Happy Endings he did) who has worked on some of the same shows people are accusing SplitSider of having a bias towards like Community for instance. So I think the accusations really don't stand-up.

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 4:52 am 0