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Capt. Sticl
Jul 24, 2002

In Zion I was meant to be
'Doze the homes
Block the sea
With this great ship at my command
I'll plunder all the Promised Land!


Iron Crowned posted:

That reminds me, are Schindler's List and Weekend at Bernie's 2 the only real movies that have ever been mentioned?

So you never saw Last Tango in Paris? Too bad, it was erotic.

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Bulbous Goiter
Sep 15, 2003
Whatchu' Talkin Bout?

wa27 posted:

Was/is Seinfeld very popular in the UK (or other countries, for that matter)? It always seemed like a very American show with humor that might be lost on international audiences, but I'm probably wrong.

It's huge in Australia.

"The male kangaroo doesn’t have a pouch; only the female has it. So the male has pouch envy. 'Why should she have this huge pouch, and I have nothing? I have things to carry, too. At least give me a pocket.'" :australia:

Yanni Estacado
May 2, 2007

by T. Mascis


Of course people in this non-literate world don't recognize the seminal Jake Jarmel book What's WIth The Pepper?

TheRationalRedditor
Jul 17, 2000

WHO ABUSED HIM. WHO ABUSED THE BOY.


slax0r posted:

How is Agent Zero NOT among those? The way the nice man on the MovieFone asks me if it's really the movie I want to see just piques my curiosity.
Part of the joke was that Agent Zero wasn't necessarily a real movie, just indicative Kramer's utter inability to recognize dialtones by ear despite attempting to mimic moviefone programming. A-Z is just one of the most extreme, zany guesses possible.

Hank Morgan
Jun 17, 2007

Light Along the Inverse Curve.


Jack Bandit posted:



All these movies are Gene picks. :colbert:

Lascivious Sloth
Apr 26, 2008



wa27 posted:

Was/is Seinfeld very popular in the UK (or other countries, for that matter)? It always seemed like a very American show with humor that might be lost on international audiences, but I'm probably wrong.

Seinfeld was the top show ever in Australia.. ever. Everyone knows what it is and has at least seen one episode.

Also George watches and cries over home alone.

Diabolik900
Mar 28, 2007



A nickel!

Gyshall
Feb 24, 2009

Had a couple of drinks.
Saw a couple of things.


This is George.... I've got nothin'.

Giant Goats
Mar 7, 2010


wa27 posted:

Was/is Seinfeld very popular in the UK (or other countries, for that matter)? It always seemed like a very American show with humor that might be lost on international audiences, but I'm probably wrong.

Keep in mind that the U.S. exports a lot more media than it imports, and has for decades, as well as the fact that the U.S. tends to remake or "translate" foreign works at a higher rate than other countries (by "translate," I mean English to English changes like rewriting Harry Potter to have sweaters and Sorceror's Stones instead of jumpers and Philosopher's Stones, etc.) As a result of this, and the U.S.'s role on the world stage in general, U.S. humour tends to cross borders better because the context isn't as specialist. People outside the U.S. are generally more familiar with U.S. politics, society, and pop culture than Americans are with politics, society, and pop culture abroad.

For instance, when I first watched the show, I had never heard of Bosco before, and I didn't know that Joel Rifkin or George Steinbrenner were real people, but those episodes didn't really require that prior knowledge to be funny. But Superman and Star Trek and JFK, and gym culture and Moviefone and New York (TV) culture were pre-existing exports.

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


Gyshall posted:

This is George.... I've got nothin'.

*Do do do do DO do *

Believe it or not,
George isn't at home.
Please leave a message,
At the beep.
I must be out,
or I'd pick up the phone.
Where could I be?
Believe it or not,
I'm not home!



I've tried to hard to make this my answering machine (voicemail) message, but:

1) I do sometimes get professional calls on my cell phone

2) I don't know where to find a good instrumental "Greatest American Hero" theme to sing over.

BrandNew
May 16, 2007

Get me my BLUE WINDBREAKER!

DrBouvenstein posted:

*Do do do do DO do *

Believe it or not,
George isn't at home.
Please leave a message,
At the beep.
I must be out,
or I'd pick up the phone.
Where could I be?
Believe it or not,
I'm not home!



I've tried to hard to make this my answering machine (voicemail) message, but:

1) I do sometimes get professional calls on my cell phone

2) I don't know where to find a good instrumental "Greatest American Hero" theme to sing over.

I've always wanted to make this my voicemail. Song is so good.

Arturo Ui
Apr 14, 2005

Forums Bosch Expert

DrBouvenstein posted:

*Do do do do DO do *

Believe it or not,
George isn't at home.
Please leave a message,
At the beep.
I must be out,
or I'd pick up the phone.
Where could I be?
Believe it or not,
I'm not home!



I've tried to hard to make this my answering machine (voicemail) message, but:

1) I do sometimes get professional calls on my cell phone

2) I don't know where to find a good instrumental "Greatest American Hero" theme to sing over.

My friend did this by singing over just the "George" part of the Seinfeld version with his own name. It was pretty bad/funny.

Loving Life Partner
Apr 17, 2003


If your name was George you'd have it made in the shade.

jojoinnit
Dec 13, 2010

Strength and speed, that's why you're a special agent.


wa27 posted:

Was/is Seinfeld very popular in the UK (or other countries, for that matter)? It always seemed like a very American show with humor that might be lost on international audiences, but I'm probably wrong.
I don't remember catching it in the UK but I've heard that in Germany they replaced it with reruns of Hogans Heros because the humour didn't translate at all. I suppose it doesn't help that Germany dubs just about everything. I wonder how it sounded to them?

Supreme Allah
Oct 6, 2004

everybody relax, i'm here


Nap Ghost

They just couldn't wrap their minds around why such a talented soup peddler was treated so poorly by everyone around him

General Probe
Dec 28, 2004
Has this been done before?

Soiled Meat

jojoinnit posted:

I don't remember catching it in the UK but I've heard that in Germany they replaced it with reruns of Hogans Heros because the humour didn't translate at all. I suppose it doesn't help that Germany dubs just about everything. I wonder how it sounded to them?

I lived in Germany back in the day, and yes the jokes don't translate at all.

mints
Aug 15, 2001

Living on past glories

jojoinnit posted:

I don't remember catching it in the UK but I've heard that in Germany they replaced it with reruns of Hogans Heros because the humour didn't translate at all. I suppose it doesn't help that Germany dubs just about everything. I wonder how it sounded to them?

GutenTAAAAAAAG! la la la.

BrandNew
May 16, 2007

Get me my BLUE WINDBREAKER!

mints posted:

GutenTAAAAAAAG! la la la.

There is no reason this joke couldn't have worked.

mints
Aug 15, 2001

Living on past glories

BrandNew posted:

There is no reason this joke couldn't have worked.

The seltzer/salsa joke, that probably wouldn't have been as funny.

jojoinnit
Dec 13, 2010

Strength and speed, that's why you're a special agent.


But I'm disturbed! I'm depressed! I'm inadequate! I got it all!

Gyshall
Feb 24, 2009

Had a couple of drinks.
Saw a couple of things.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9jERprj5x0

FuriousxGeorge
Aug 8, 2007

We've been the best team all year.

They're just finding out.


Loving Life Partner posted:

If your name was George you'd have it made in the shade.

Hi, my name is George, I'm unemployed and I live with my parents.

Hmmm...now how do I get it on my iPhone....

FuriousxGeorge fucked around with this message at 04:37 on Apr 22, 2011

BrandNew
May 16, 2007

Get me my BLUE WINDBREAKER!

FuriousxGeorge posted:

Hmmm...now how do I get it on my iPhone....

Play it on a computer and record it as the voicemail greeting?

The Human Cow
May 24, 2004

hurry up

DrBouvenstein posted:

*Do do do do DO do *

Believe it or not,
George isn't at home.
Please leave a message,
At the beep.
I must be out,
or I'd pick up the phone.
Where could I be?
Believe it or not,
I'm not home!



I've tried to hard to make this my answering machine (voicemail) message, but:

1) I do sometimes get professional calls on my cell phone

2) I don't know where to find a good instrumental "Greatest American Hero" theme to sing over.

Tada!

bruckner
Sep 11, 2010


"George is getting married!!!"-estelle

"With a woman!?!?!?!?!"-Frank

BrandNew
May 16, 2007

Get me my BLUE WINDBREAKER!

Jerry, it's Frank Costanza, Mr. Steinbrenner is here, George is dead, call me back!

Roleplaying Larry
Dec 5, 2008


bruckner posted:

"George is getting married!!!"-estelle

"With a woman!?!?!?!?!"-Frank

"I love your son very much."

"Really? You do? May I ask why?"

neoboman
Feb 16, 2007


You're not Ted Danson!

Supreme Allah
Oct 6, 2004

everybody relax, i'm here


Nap Ghost

Well it's a good looking piece of meat.

Bulbous Goiter
Sep 15, 2003
Whatchu' Talkin Bout?

Just watched The Soul Mate. Great episode.

ELAINE: Well, I hear three distinct sounds. A low rumple...followed by a metallic 'squink'...

GEORGE: Yes! Yes, I heard the 'squink'!


---------

JERRY (points at the Power Ranger): Wait, that's you?

GEORGE: Yeah.

JERRY (picks up a yellow M&M toy from the model): I really think the M&M should be you.


---------

Has anyone else ever considered doing the briefcase trick? :ninja:

MINT WIZARD
Apr 24, 2007

This isn't going to stop until Pictionary bans the word windmill.


In "The Big Salad" George was 100% in the right. Julie was seriously trying to take credit for that big salad, and then she had the audacity to call him out when he set things straight. What a bitch.

potee
Jul 23, 2007

Or, you know.

Not fine.


safety dan posted:

In "The Big Salad" George was 100% in the right. Julie was seriously trying to take credit for that big salad, and then she had the audacity to call him out when he set things straight. What a bitch.

You had to have the BIIIIIIIIIG salad!

Gyshall
Feb 24, 2009

Had a couple of drinks.
Saw a couple of things.


It's a salad... only bigger... with lots of stuff in it?

neoboman
Feb 16, 2007


Gyshall posted:

It's a salad... only bigger... with lots of stuff in it?

I can bring you two small salads.

fenix down
Jan 12, 2005



safety dan posted:

In "The Big Salad" George was 100% in the right. Julie was seriously trying to take credit for that big salad, and then she had the audacity to call him out when he set things straight. What a bitch.
I saw a clip of something like that from Curb, where Larry balks at thanking the wife in addition to thanking the husband for the dinner.

Coffee And Pie
Nov 4, 2010

"Blah-sum"?
More like "Blawesome"


neoboman posted:

I can bring you two small salads.

Could you put them in a big bowl?

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


Coffee And Pie posted:

Could you put them in a big bowl?

We don't have big bowls.

Bulbous Goiter
Sep 15, 2003
Whatchu' Talkin Bout?

You know you buy a big salad for someone it would be nice if they knew it.

Ash1138
Sep 29, 2001

Get up, chief. We're just gettin' started.



Bulbous Goiter posted:

Has anyone else ever considered doing the briefcase trick? :ninja:
Well what do you got in there?

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Chili
Jan 23, 2004

College kids ain't shit


Fun Shoe

Yeah this conversation thread died awhile ago, but whatever. You guys forgot about...

ELAINE: Hey, Kramer, listen, you've seen The Omen right?

ELAINE: What exactly was that kid?

KRAMER: Who, Damien? Nothing, just a mischievous, rambunctious kid.

Kramer's confident delivery of there being nothing out of the ordinary about Damien just kills me.

Chili fucked around with this message at 03:44 on Apr 26, 2011

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