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Old 01-14-2012, 12:45 AM   #21
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Quite correct, which is why it is funny. It takes characters that many of us have encountered and pushes their attributes to the extreme, like the Church Lady character on Saturday Night Live.
Thought the first 3:18 of the first episode was funny but barely managed to finish 2 episodes.

Exscuse me while I go off on a rant here. Problem with pushing attributes to extreme like SNL is one knows what's going to happen before it happens, so it's not funny. Or it could be funny if it was kept to a line or two instead of 3+ minutes. Any two lines from the leads during the scene where they ordered free range chicken would have been funny, but after 2 lines it's just pedantic.

This sort of humor is like the liam neeson ricky gervais bit on youtube where Liam announces he's going to do comedy. I can't see what people find funny about everything he does in the rest of the skit, both trying to be funny, talking about comedy and his role in comedy because after the first couple lines the viewer knows no matter what Liam says it's going to be 180 degrees from what a person with a sense of humor would say.

Liam not being funny:
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #22
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I am 70, standards were different then.
I'll be 65 here in a few weeks. I do recall one of my HS teachers bringing in "The Chemical Elements" by TL. Best Science class period of the semester - a good time was had by all and we begged to hear it twice more IIRC.

The Elements (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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What... four years late to the party, am I?

This show is great!
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After watching Portlandia for several years now, I still find it very funny and am always sad when their too short season ends. IFC generally has offbeat humor and Portlandia leads the pack.
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For those of us who are still have cable, there are several back to back episodes of Portlandia airing Sunday starting at 1 pm Eastern.
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I watched it some, funny enough in a stupid kind of way.
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For those of us who are still have cable, there are several back to back episodes of Portlandia airing Sunday starting at 1 pm Eastern.

Thanks - I have access through Comcast ($100+ a month!) for a little longer but then only streaming. I'm also cramming TCM in the remaining time.

I listened to those posts in the "Dropped Cable TV" thread and am glad I did.
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