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happyhippy
Feb 21, 2005

Playing games, watching movies, owning goons. 'sup


Pillbug

Deformed Church posted:

In all the sitcom chat I totally forgot about Garth Marenghi. I vote for that. I wish Matthew Holness did more stuff.

Man to Man with Dean Learner
Bloody hilarious, especially when Dean is full on evil mode like he is constantly bullying the movie director.

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

happyhippy fucked around with this message at 22:10 on Feb 11, 2021

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SeanBeansShako
Nov 20, 2009


Deformed Church posted:

In all the sitcom chat I totally forgot about Garth Marenghi. I vote for that. I wish Matthew Holness did more stuff.

Yeah, I am missing him and Ayoade. They need to prop up our ailing comedy zone.

happyhippy posted:

Man to Man with Dean Learner
Bloody hilarious, especially when Dean is full on evil mode like he is constantly bullying the movie director.

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

I like how every episode of Man To Man we learn to hate and be very suspect of Dean, rather than wanting to be him.

Akuma
Sep 11, 2001




Pising in the Driving Seat

Mr. Squishy
Mar 22, 2010

A country where you can always get richer.

Deformed Church posted:

In all the sitcom chat I totally forgot about Garth Marenghi. I vote for that. I wish Matthew Holness did more stuff.

He was in a few episodes of Netflix horror show The Haunting of Blythe Manor. And he directed a legit horror film about a big spider, called Possum. Ayoade seems omnipresent (Crystal Maze, HSBC ads).

Akuma
Sep 11, 2001




Possum is one of the most uncomfortable films I've ever seen. It was incredible.

The bluray also had a short of his on it that I can't remember the name of but was also excellent. Funny and then very much not.

Wish he got to direct more.

Isomermaid
Dec 3, 2019

Swish swish, like a fish

A Gun For George? I know he made that but I don't remember where it came out.

He had a great bit part in a couple episodes of The Office as the IT guy that was just spot on. Needlessly snarky, topping everyone else's stories with something he'd done that was better, all delivered on completely bored monotone. I think we've all known "that guy", right?

It's a shame he's not in more stuff

Lemon
May 22, 2003



Mr. Squishy posted:

He was in a few episodes of Netflix horror show The Haunting of Blythe Manor.

I made it all the way through to a pivotal scene where he realises he is not the father of his child when I realised it was Garth Marenghi and it kind of sucked out all of the drama for a little while because I was laughing too much.

sebzilla
Mar 17, 2009

Kid's blasting everything in sight with that new-fangled musket.




Lemon posted:

I made it all the way through to a pivotal scene where he realises he is not the father of his child when I realised it was Garth Marenghi and it kind of sucked out all of the drama for a little while because I was laughing too much.

I mean the child was part grasshopper, he can't have been that surprised.

SeanBeansShako
Nov 20, 2009


It was from that moment, I discovered I was a bastard son from a complete bastard. I was shocked, dismayed and a little bit gassy.

Comrade Fakename
Feb 13, 2012



The best thing about A Gun For George is that the name of the Deathwish-esque revenge thriller he writes is called ďThe ReprisaliserĒ.

Jakabite
Jul 31, 2010

How shall we fuck off, O Lord?



sebzilla posted:

I mean the child was part grasshopper, he can't have been that surprised.

Just because a child is a gigantic eye, that doesnít mean it canít be loved

Gyro Zeppeli
Jul 18, 2012

sure hope no-one throws me off a bridge


I bingewatched all of Man Like Mobeen yesterday and it's absolutely fantastic. Huge recommend.

Crankit
Feb 7, 2011

HE WATCHES


I've just made a start on this new Alan Curtains documentary thing, seems pretty good so far.

Lemon
May 22, 2003



Gyro Zeppeli posted:

I bingewatched all of Man Like Mobeen yesterday and it's absolutely fantastic. Huge recommend.

Just finished off episode 4, thanks for the recommendation! The ending to episode 3 really made me laugh.

It's old-school porn! Yeah!

thehustler
Apr 17, 2004

I am very curious about this little crescendo


Big up all the nerds, here's another interesting video for El Bromance and anyone else interested with a really clever use of OBS to demonstrate how BBC news opts work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZT1b5lt0qM

Also added to the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb7pJxUZNgl7dMmXm-iGDCX0n648U7FyD

Edit: Sod it, putting a few more in too that I meant to do.

thehustler fucked around with this message at 15:37 on Feb 16, 2021

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Sweet, thanks

Heavy_D
Feb 16, 2002

"rararararara" contains the meaning of everything, kept in simple rectangular structures

Hey thehustler, here's one you might want to add to your playlist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uocWx1-7Uo

It's not quite as spectacular a panic as the Talking Telephone Numbers clip (seriously, everyone go watch that), but they seem to be airing an edition of the news with no script and no VT...

thehustler
Apr 17, 2004

I am very curious about this little crescendo


If itís ďwe havenít got any scripts Mike!Ē then itís very famous and I absolutely should have added it. Thanks!

Edit: that general election one is really good too. Learning that the entire opening sequence was off VT was a little annoying. Understandable though.

I miss vision mixing, I donít get a chance to do any in my current job mostly just the directing part as Iím running lots of live web streams these days and coordinating remote links into it. Too late for me to get into TV now, sadly.

thehustler fucked around with this message at 21:18 on Feb 17, 2021

DaWolfey
Oct 24, 2003



College Slice

Heavy_D posted:

Hey thehustler, here's one you might want to add to your playlist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uocWx1-7Uo

It's not quite as spectacular a panic as the Talking Telephone Numbers clip (seriously, everyone go watch that), but they seem to be airing an edition of the news with no script and no VT...

I've not watched one of these videos before, but I could feel the stress rising in everyone's voices and then I look at the time on the video and they're only 10 minutes in from a 40 minute broadcast and I was suddenly right there with them.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



thehustler posted:

Learning that the entire opening sequence was off VT was a little annoying. Understandable though.

Reminds me of something the other day, I listen to satellite radio in the car on the way to work as it's more tolerable than FM and the hosts play a game where they have to guess the ages of people with birthdays this month. After the edition finished, there was a bit of silence before a call of "OK lets roll it from the top again" and the intro music hit and they proceded to do Friday's too, despite being Thursday.

Had to laugh that the next day they replayed the segment, then at the end asked if anyone had a sense of deja vu.

thehustler
Apr 17, 2004

I am very curious about this little crescendo


Thatís excellent, I forget which U.K. radio network it was that accidentally loaded yesterdayís 9am bulletin into the automation server one breakfast time. Last year sometime.

Marmaduke!
May 19, 2009

Why would it do that!?

Radio 2 played Eurythmics "Who's That Girl" and The Specials "Ghost Town" in close succession, strong 90s TV comedy memories from those two classics. (please no-one tell me Harry Enfield has gone fascist or whatever)

lets go swimming
Sep 6, 2012

EAT THE CHEESE, NICHOLSON!


Another couple for thehustler's playlist that I found one night trying to figure out who sponsored the Blues's intermission reports

thehustler
Apr 17, 2004

I am very curious about this little crescendo


Ooh, thanks, hockey is my favourite sport. If theyíre on YouTube I can use em but probably not otherwise.

Thereís some OHL hockey directing in my list and the guy has lots more other stuff like that on his channel.

Edit: they are YouTube embeds! Thanks.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Marmaduke! posted:

Radio 2 played Eurythmics "Who's That Girl" and The Specials "Ghost Town" in close succession, strong 90s TV comedy memories from those two classics. (please no-one tell me Harry Enfield has gone fascist or whatever)

I donít think Enfield has gone anything, even in the 90s he was always supposed to be insufferable.

Gromit
Aug 15, 2000

I am an oppressed White Male, Asian women wont serve me! Save me Campbell Newman!!!!!!!


I'm a few episodes in on Truth Seekers, and it looks to be a fun crazy ride with Nick Frost doing some ghost busting. Thoroughly recommended at this stage.

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Taear
Nov 26, 2004

Ask me about the shitty opinions I have about Paradox games!


Deformed Church posted:

In all the sitcom chat I totally forgot about Garth Marenghi. I vote for that. I wish Matthew Holness did more stuff.

Do yourself a favour and don't watch his film, Possum. God it's just bad.
We saw a Q&A with him after the film and it was so awkward because the film had gone down so badly!


Gromit posted:

I'm a few episodes in on Truth Seekers, and it looks to be a fun crazy ride with Nick Frost doing some ghost busting. Thoroughly recommended at this stage.

I found it kinda tedious but also it's cancelled. Poor Nick Frost.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Well itíll let Pegg and Frost concentrate on the Rivers of London adaptation now.

Gromit
Aug 15, 2000

I am an oppressed White Male, Asian women wont serve me! Save me Campbell Newman!!!!!!!


Taear posted:

I found it kinda tedious but also it's cancelled. Poor Nick Frost.

Dammit, I didn't want to hear that. Unless you found it like that from the start and it's just that we enjoy different things. If it stays like it is in the first few episodes I'll be happy.

Marmaduke!
May 19, 2009

Why would it do that!?

Truth Seekers was worth a watch but I won't be mourning its cancellation. Maybe Simon Pegg can join him in lovely credit card ads to pay the bills too. Also would recommend watching Slaughterhouse Rules which is on Netflix.

RadicalTranslation
Jan 26, 2021



Starting Red Dwarf today. Hoping I like it as much as I like other SciFi shows from the same era.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



S1 might seem pretty dated if you're watching it for the first time, but I think if you like that style of comedy you'll get used to it pretty quickly.

Gromit
Aug 15, 2000

I am an oppressed White Male, Asian women wont serve me! Save me Campbell Newman!!!!!!!


The problem with Red Dwarf is that the sunk cost fallacy will get you. You'll love the first bunch of seasons so much you'll make yourself watch the dire ones, hoping it gets back to the old quality. Will it? Who knows, maybe.........?

Strom Cuzewon
Jul 1, 2010



Gromit posted:

The problem with Red Dwarf is that the sunk cost fallacy will get you. You'll love the first bunch of seasons so much you'll make yourself watch the dire ones, hoping it gets back to the old quality. Will it? Who knows, maybe.........?

I watched Nanogene for the first time in decades recently, and picked up a great gag that went right over my head as a kid.

"what about that Welsh painter? Van Gogogogh?"

tsob
Sep 26, 2006

Chalalala~


Gromit posted:

The problem with Red Dwarf is that the sunk cost fallacy will get you. You'll love the first bunch of seasons so much you'll make yourself watch the dire ones, hoping it gets back to the old quality. Will it? Who knows, maybe.........?

I watched Red Dwarf on UK Gold and those kind of channels fairly often growing up, but because I was just watching whatever episode happened to be on with no clear idea where it was in the show's production order given how episodic it is for the most part I mostly saw stuff from season 3 to 7 or 8, whichever was the last one made for a good few years. Which, I enjoyed all of them to some degree but because I rarely saw the earlier stuff and wasn't even paying much attention to realize what was where I just liked it as a whole. I went back and watched the first few seasons chronologically a decade or so ago though, and man, the early seasons really are a different beast altogether. What I think surprised me most was that the first two seasons were building up a cohesive narrative throughout, even if there were only little bits of it in each episode rather than having a major story focus, with Dave's relationship to Kerchanski (however you spell it), his kids and his eventual death being the only elements I even remember at this point. Since the writers had a professional split though, season 3 and on just goes off in a completely different direction, starts introducting more external influences and the tone and humor all change a bit. I still like them, but the first two seasons stand up so much better because of that balance between humor and story.

That aside, Red Dwarf still has one of my favorite jokes ever, with Cat and Lister talking about Wilma Flinstone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeDkGnyDv9o

Boxturret
Oct 3, 2013

"..fight the mighty bearwhale by throwing all their money at it

then much celebrating occurred after the bearwhle left after eating all their money

i still don't get it"

-Me on Sept 20th, 2015

I've tried to watch through Red Dwarf twice recently and both times when I get to Back to Earth all my enthusiasm dies and I stop.

eating only apples
Dec 12, 2009

Shall we dance?



Anyone watch Behind Her Eyes on Netflix? Stars Bono's daughter and several English people playing Scots. The ending is batshit and well worth a slow burn of a show.

The Perfect Element
Dec 5, 2005
"This is a bit of a... a poof song"

eating only apples posted:

Anyone watch Behind Her Eyes on Netflix? Stars Bono's daughter and several English people playing Scots. The ending is batshit and well worth a slow burn of a show.

I like that this review tells us literally something but also almost completely nothing about the show at all.

happyhippy
Feb 21, 2005

Playing games, watching movies, owning goons. 'sup


Pillbug

Boxturret posted:

I've tried to watch through Red Dwarf twice recently and both times when I get to Back to Earth all my enthusiasm dies and I stop.

Series 9 does not exist. It never existed.
Whatever you saw must have been some cosplay fan fiction writers.

10-12 are much better than 9. Not great, but still watchable. There are definitely bits of old Dwarf in them. Too many loving callbacks though.
Oh look its Dwayne Dibbley again.

Edit: And the problem for Red Dwarf is that they have nothing left of the books to make into episodes.

happyhippy fucked around with this message at 02:06 on Feb 25, 2021

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Comrade Fakename
Feb 13, 2012



I watched the first couple episodes of Truth Seekers a while ago and though it was pretty bad, and incredibly dated. This and the awful movie Paul convinced me that Frost and Pegg basically live in some kind of bubble where the 90s never ended. Without Edgar Wright I really donít rate them.

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