Penn & Teller underwater special

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  1. Linda Thompson

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    Coming up Sunday night (7 PM Eastern, NBC):

    http://tinyurl.com/98gl3

    Knowing these two, this should be interesting... [​IMG]
     
  2. Jordan_E

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    That was...last night, wasn't it?
     
  3. Linda Thompson

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    Oops...my bad...it sure was! And, I missed it!
    :b

    Oh, well...I'm sure it'll come out on DVD...
     
  4. Jason Harbaugh

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    I liked it. Probably would have worked better as an hour special instead of being stretched to two. I'm betting that people won't or didn't get just how hard pulling off some of that stuff underwater really was.

    The dolphin bit with the miss america or whomever she was was probably the best. [​IMG]

    Not the best, but definitely had something unique to show.
     
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    I TiVo'd this to watch and sat down this evening, flipped it on and was greeted with "We join our program, already in progress". NASCAR ran over and NBC didn't care enough about the program to carry the 10 minutes over all night? I had so much to watch already, so the JIP was a deal-breaker and I erased it after finding Penn & Teller in the middle of a set-up. [​IMG]

    :sigh: This is why there should be sports channels and entertainment channels but not both, together. I think the guy who necessitated the need for the Heidi Rule was on to something.
     
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    I wasn't trying to be flip, I just wanted to make sure that I didn't imagine it since I didn't actually watch it, just caught it on while flipping the channels. It being Desperate Housewives night, I don't get control of the TV that particular night.[​IMG]
     
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    I found it rather bland for a P&T show. Maybe the freedom on Showtime has set too high a bar, but this thing went on far too long and was a miss for me. I DVR'ed it and stopped around before done as it lacked the spirit of other shows.

    I read also that they were miserable during the filming, complaining about the bahamas heat. i am sure the Atlantis Resort was pleased as it could have been a two hour travel ad for them.
     
  8. Linda Thompson

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    Jordan...no problem...I didn't take any offense at all to your remark!

    I get Zap2it's daily e-mail, and this item was featured in the Monday, November 14 edition. That being the case, I didn't even bother to look at the date on the news item itself, which was Friday, November 11. Duh. [​IMG]

    In any case, the comments made here make me feel a bit better about having missed it...
     
  9. Jason Harbaugh

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    I don't doubt that, they were in black suits the entire time.
     
  10. Bob_L

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    I think they were drowned in their own concept. I'm sure the idea sounded great in the pitch meeting but, in actuality, the underwater stuff was just a stunt, and a slow-moving, uninteresting stunt, at that.

    Plus, there just wasn't enough good material for two hours.

    I'd have rather seen two hours of P&T BS.
     
  11. Randy Tennison

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    Agree. Way too "tame" for a P&T show. Seemed to be stretching for time, as well.
     

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