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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gord Lacey, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. Gord Lacey

    Gord Lacey Cinematographer

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    Did anyone else catch this on Tuesday night? I taped it and watched half the show before shutting it off. What's the point of this show, and how did it ever get made? Did anyone find the show funny at all?
     
  2. Kevin Fox

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    I watched the whole thing, so it appears my brain was damaged in full. [​IMG] Be thankful you only watched half.
    Definitely not funny. How did this thing get past pilot?
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  3. Don Black

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    It was awful. It got the worst ratings for the night and the worst ratings for a program on any of the big 3 networks.
     
  4. Joel Mack

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    I missed it, but I thought the "Cat Lassie" promos for it were a hoot. Ah well...
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  5. Gord Lacey

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    Joel, I think that was the only thing that was semi-amusing.
    I think I've seen better shows on the local cable station. No, wait....I know I have.
     
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    The promos for the show actually made it look decent. Too bad I wasted thirty minutes of my life watching this piece of crap. [​IMG]
    The only way I think it ever got to the airwaves is just cause it's produced by Steve Martin.
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  7. Kevin Leonard

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    There were 3 amusing skits:
    1) The opening section on cell-phone users/drivers
    2) The "Lassie" parody with a cat
    3) Steven Wright being put on hold forever (which brought up some bad memories for me)
    Other than that, an utter waste of time. I coulda been watching a Law and Order rerun on TNT instead of this poor excuse for a skit show.
    It's even worse than Mad TV and the current seasons of Saturday Night Live, which I thought I'd never say.
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