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  1. AnthonyC

    Simpsons to DVD: D'oh Dead!

    If I can put on my tinfoil hat here for a second...something really doesn't add up here. It's easy to point out how many far less popular shows continue to be released on DVD, but that's just circumstantial evidence. The fact that Al Jean promises they will continue to record commentaries is...
  2. AnthonyC

    How to play 4:3 on widescreen TV?

    I just recently upgraded to HD but as TV-DVD fans can attest, there's still a very sizable amount of titles that are meant to be seen in 4:3, yet the DVDs display in the full widescreen, stretching the image and making it less clear.   Is there a way to make your TV and/or DVD "smart" so it...
  3. AnthonyC

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Saturday Night Live - The Complete 5th Season

    From what I understand, his ego just sort of gets the best of him. He refused to appear on the 15th anniversary special because Billy Crystal was going to be there and they had a history of some sort, and then he apparently refused to do the 25th because he was still bitter over David Spade's...
  4. AnthonyC

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Saturday Night Live - The Complete 5th Season

    Offer S6 (and maybe all unpopular seasons) as a limited edition online-only title at NBC.com and/or Amazon. Maybe even do it as a pre-order so they have an idea of how many copies to press. They could probably get away with charging more for these too.
  5. AnthonyC

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Saturday Night Live - The Complete 5th Season

    We only saw two seasons a year once. We didn't hear anything about S5 until late August last year.
  6. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Heroes vs. Villians (season 20) official discussion thread

    His performance in All-Stars has absolutely no bearing on how well he plays the game. Maybe in the first season, he was essentially shooting fish in a barrel, but I think a player of his sort would do well in any season (although obviously the Richard Hatch has a reputation that precedes...
  7. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Heroes vs. Villians (season 20) official discussion thread

    Besides Rudy, Frank Garrison is the most quotable contestant ever. He just had a way of phrasing things in a way that was simultaneously wise, confusing, and just strange. I always like to use the "I spent nine months of softness in my mother's womb, everything's hard after that" line, although...
  8. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Heroes vs. Villians (season 20) official discussion thread

    I actually love Africa (I need to do a new season ranking now that S20's over) but after Kelly leaves it goes severely downhill. Especially after Frank goes. Damn you, Mark Burnett, for casting my two favorite players ever in the same season and not having either crack the top 6.
  9. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Heroes vs. Villians (season 20) official discussion thread

    I'd love to see a Second Chance season with people who got out early or got screwed through no fault of their own. I asked Jeff Probst about this on Twitter and he said it would only appeal to diehard fans but I don't think that's the case. I think for most viewers it would just end up being...
  10. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Heroes vs. Villians (season 20) official discussion thread

    Ok, giving this a go...the top 27 players in 20 seasons of Survivor (originally a top 25 but I forgot somebody after I started ). My general criteria is that the best players are the ones who seem likely to do well and have a chance of winning if you put them in any group of strangers playing...
  11. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Heroes vs. Villians (season 20) official discussion thread

    According to spoilers, he was telling his fellow contestants "the blonde girl" won his previous season. Whether he was tipped off by producers, guessing, or deliberately misleading them into thinking he wasn't a former winner is anybody's guess. FWIW, Probst insists that Russell had no idea if...
  12. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Heroes vs. Villians (season 20) official discussion thread

    I'll try and get in a more full post later, but for right now... I just don't understand how Russell--or anybody playing this game--can be so completely ignorant about how it works. Yes, you usually do have to make big moves to win this game. But you don't make big, risky moves for the sake...
  13. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Samoa

    Yeah, there was no family visit which was surprising but welcome IMO--the last two seasons they went soft and everybody got a visit. I don't really see anyone changing their mind on whether Russell deserved to win or if the jury was bitter--but I think the key point is that sometimes it's not...
  14. AnthonyC

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Saturday Night Live - The Complete 5th Season

    I heard that the Will Ferrell era is up next.
  15. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Samoa

    A lot to catch up on. [/url] In a nutshell, Russell was far too worried about getting voted out, and not enough about being voted for the $1 million. Yep. But I'd say his biggest worry was making sure he got enough camera time. I was actually kind of surprised that he was so shocked he lost...
  16. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Samoa

    The jury can't fail--there are no rules on how the jury is "supposed" to vote. Granted, there are no rules on how to play (besides no physical harm and no conspiring to share the prize) but the point of the game is to get to the end and have a majority of the jury like and/or respect the way you...
  17. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Samoa

    The reunion was live (well, tape-delayed) last night. I think Russell did get called out for some things (notably the "dumbass girl alliance") but since Jeff Probst controls the discussion, people don't really get a chance to bring up everything--he didn't even ask generic update questions from...
  18. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Samoa

    I totally agree. I'm no longer a huge Cirie fan but she really excelled at the strategic and social elements of the game. Unfortunately she was too good at them, because nobody would want to face her in the end. In all seriousness, I understand (but disagree with) people thinking Russell was...
  19. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Heroes vs. Villians (season 20) official discussion thread

    I'm incredibly looking forward to this...and as I said in the Samoa thread, I'll of course be back soon to provide my full commentary on the cast (which I have mixed feelings on). Be warned though; if you're seeking out any additional info, the entire boot list has been spoiled, including the...
  20. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Samoa

    I haven't been here in a while so I have a lot to catch up on, and I will of course make a massive post about the finale + season/winner rankings sometime soon...but briefly: Needless to say, I'm not satisfied with Natalie winning. However, I am absolutely thrilled that Russell, the single most...
  21. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Samoa

    Originally Posted by Paul D G [url=/forum/thread/293003/survivor-samoa/210#post_3637329] ). Terry relied solely on winning challenges (and his hidden idol) to survive--a terrible and dangerous strategy that cost him the first time he didn't have immunity to protect him. I think Russell's in the...
  22. AnthonyC

    The Amazing Race - season 15

    Starts up in February.
  23. AnthonyC

    The Amazing Race - season 15

    If they lost the race due to an error on the part of someone hired/approved by the show itself they should be given at least half the million dollars. That's ridiculous; I hope in the future they can expand on that more. Back in season 4, one team's production credit card wouldn't work when...
  24. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Samoa

    Some of the more recent ones should still be up at CBS.com. As for the earlier ones that aren't on DVD (Africa, Marquesas, Thailand, Amazon), I don't know if there will ever be a non-illegal way to watch those again.
  25. AnthonyC

    Saturday Night Live-Season 5...Any News?

    Commercials are different. Commercials are what make the show possible in the first place--they're a necessary evil. To me, they're a pain but you have to live with them. I'd feel the same way if the bumpers were included on the DVDs--I wouldn't want to have a 5-second silent still picture in...
  26. AnthonyC

    Survivor - Samoa

    At one point, females actually outnumbered male winners--but ever since season 9, the only times women have won are seasons with returning players. It'll be interesting to see if that holds through next season (if Samoa doesn't break the streak first). Last night's episode proved that episodes...
  27. AnthonyC

    Saturday Night Live-Season 5...Any News?

    Even though the sketches are self-contained, I still think it would be irritating, disruptive and awkward to have silent still pictures in between every sketch for 5-10 seconds. That said, there was one instance, the Richard Pryor episode, where he references the (missing) bumper--in that case...
  28. AnthonyC

    The Amazing Race - season 15

    Am I the only one who didn't think there was anything wrong with Cheyne taking the cab? First off, he didn't want to work with the Globetrotters; Meghan was the one who told them to follow...which as they admitted they were going to do anyway (big surprise). But more importantly, it's not like...
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