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After 61 pages? :D

I think he means my opinions. That's still a pretty good record.

Thanks, man!
haha I'm sure these 61 pages have some real golden nuggets buried in them, but I'm mostly thinking about this thread and its animated counterpart during the last year. The posts in these threads get so many likes we must either all be contrarians or our unpopular opinions must be popular after all!
 

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I swear, sometimes I think I'm the only one on planet Earth who liked Rocko's Modern Life: Spunky's Dangerous Day. It's a lot more polished than the Eek! The Cat video game, which had a similar "escort mission" gameplay style.
 

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I don't find most professional comedians to be funny.

In my 49 years on this planet, the only comedians who genuinely made me laugh:

1. John Cleese in his prime

2. David Letterman in his prime

3. Steven Wright I found incredibly creative and original, though he rarely made me laugh

That's about it. Tough crowd, I guess.

I'm going to add Jim Breuer to the list. Only modern comedian who can make me laugh.
 

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I'm going to add Jim Breuer to the list. Only modern comedian who can make me laugh.

Are you talking about people who do stand-up specifically, or any and all comedy (including films, sketch shows, sitcoms etc.)?
 

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Are you talking about people who do stand-up specifically, or any and all comedy (including films, sketch shows, sitcoms etc.)?

Any and all forms.

I guess it was John Cleese and Monty Python who set a VERY high bar back in the day. I keep comparing modern day comedians and they just don't measure up.
 

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Interesting. I certainly have enjoyed more comedians than that, but I will say that as a rule I don't care for straight forward stand up comedy. If you ask me if I want to watch a Stand-Up Comedy Special or a film I don't think I'm going to like, 8 or 9 times out of 10 I would still go with the film.
 

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Back when I was a teen, I was all about stand-up comedy: My parents had just gotten Dish Network, which had Comedy Central. So I watched that channel a LOT. I haven't kept up with stand-up to the same level as back then, but I do still follow a few comedians (such as Jim Gaffigan).

Here's another one: While none of the films are all-time favorites of mine, I think Beverly Hills Cop 3 is the best of the BHC movies. What I like about it versus the other two:
-Eddie Murphy is far less obnoxious in this movie- there are hardly any "berate some innocent person to bluff his way into a restricted area" scenes this time, which was welcome.
-Judge Reinhold had more screen time- or if not, he seemed to make more of an impression this time around.
-The decision to set it at a theme park gave an amusing juxtaposition where there's this graphic violence amidst cute and cuddly mascots and music.
-Speaking of, the theme park setting lent to some innovative set pieces, like Axel jumping across ferris wheel cars to save two kids, or the climax where Axel plays hide and seek with the villains in various attractions. It sure beats the first film's climax, which is a generic "storm the mansion", and the second, which I barely remember.
-They had the balls to kill off a character who's been with the series from the beginning! (da chief)
-Less dated soundtrack. With the first two, it's obvious they came from the '80s. Which can be fun in a sense, but the third film masks it a bit more.
 

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James Gunn has about three jokes (1: someone says something awkward or weird 2: big guy is inarticulate and clumsy 3: a combination of 1 and 2) and they're wearing very thing. His Suicide Squad looks like it could be fun, but I already got tired of his humour in the trailer.


As a fan of the first two films, I do think BHC3 is the weakest of the three, but still OK. Murphy's rapid fire improvisation was a big part of the appeal of the first two, but he was going through a low period and wasn't feeling the same kind of energy here. I think it was just a series that fit the 80s better than the 90s for various reasons. I agree that the theme park setting is fun though, and the Terence Trent D'Arby don't at the end is catchy.
 

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I don't find most professional comedians to be funny.

In addition to comedians, I also find dentists to be wildly overrated.
I brush my teeth once a day, and that's ALL the commitment I putting towards them.
Sorry if this offends the dental community.
 

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It could be just me, but I do noticed that Freeform has become the "new" Fox Family Channel at this point? For what I remember, Freeform did aired Simpsons and Family Guy on there. Plus, Disney owns Fox (and it's FX Networks), it kinda puts everything in full circle since Fox and Saban sold off Fox Family to Disney in 2001 (and became ABC Family).
 

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I don't find most professional comedians to be funny.

In my 49 years on this planet, the only comedians who genuinely made me laugh:

1. John Cleese in his prime

2. David Letterman in his prime

3. Steven Wright I found incredibly creative and original, though he rarely made me laugh

That's about it. Tough crowd, I guess.

Actually one comedian (or more accurately, comic actor, because he's basically an actor who plays in comic situations) that I think is highly underrated is Wayne Knight, the guy who played "Newman" on Seinfeld. He's been in several big productions -- "Jurrasic Park", "Toy Story 2" -- and the guy is consistently funny and always delivers. Highly underrated.
 

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I thought the ending to Lost was amazing. People who wanted all of the mysteries answered were literally watching the wrong show. The mystery is the selling point of the show! Why do you want to ruin that? I shake my head in disgust at the backlash that great ending received. I would have KILLED for the characters of Twin Peaks to have such a rewarding and fulfilling send-off (either time). Actually explaining the Island Weirdness would have killed the Golden Goose on Lost, and damaged the show in hindsight. Even worse, people assuming there was a grand unifying theory to explain the island were assuming the show was more simplistic than it was. Lost handed viewers one of the greatest and most fulfilling series finales in TV history and all people did was crap on it rather than thank them for it.

Lost's finale being widely hated is why we are not allowed nice things, and why TV has dumbed itself down in the meantime. Treating the viewer like adults who could come up with theories as to what they just saw on their own is clearly not something most TV viewers can handle.

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While I have you, lemme just say the last episode of Dinosaurs is also great. Dinosaurs fans hate it but I loved it. It WENT for it. Full-stop and no apologies. The entire premise of the show was about how Dinosaurs actually went extinct. Good on the show for delivering on the promise of the entire series. No matter how sad it made us.
 
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