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Media diet: TV Funhouse is back!

V. happy to see the return to TV Funhouse in Comedy Central's early Monday AM cartoon lineup. After a few weeks of getting forgettable Duckman and Critic extra eps, Smigel is very, very good.

Carry on.

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revme
Dec. 22nd, 2003 01:26 am (UTC)
Hooray!

I'm not sure if I'd call the Critic or Duckman forgettable, though, even though I've seen each episode of both of those approximately 5,000,000 times, and I've only seen all the TV Funhouses about 20 times (since Comedy Central was all with the takin' it off). I like the xmas episode, though.

Did I tell you I got to meet both Smigel _and_ Doug? That was awesome.
oddharmonic
Dec. 22nd, 2003 02:22 am (UTC)
I only watch the early AM cartoon block for TV Funhouse... and sometimes Gary and Mike. I am probably a terrible Philistine for that, but hey.

That's hella cool. I would love to meet Smigel.
revme
Dec. 22nd, 2003 07:10 am (UTC)
Gary and Mike is... so-so. Sometimes I think they go too often for the easy joke, but some of the stuff is amusing. I like Undergrads more, but that show took me a _long_ time to warm up to. But now I actually kinda enjoy it. Or would, if I ever got to see it.

I'm glad they're airing Duckman again. And I'm glad, in theory about the Critic, but it's coming out on DVD in February, so that will be _AWESOME_.

Also: Smigel's a really nice guy, really low-key. He's not at all like any of his characters (although I would figure no one would expect him to be like, say, Triumph, all going around insulting people and talking about how many dogs he's had sex with).
oddharmonic
Dec. 23rd, 2003 02:48 am (UTC)
*sshhh* I have a crush on Gary. *sshhh*

I guess I'm just not terribly interested in Duckman because our Comedy Central reception sucks most of the time since the Cable Lineup Switch (which moderately annoys me since the crappy shop-at-home and specialized sports channels come in fine) so I get clear sound but usually a lousy picture and the dialogue just doesn't grab me.

I really like the animated version of Dilbert, although a lot of the voices don't sound a thing like they did in my head from the comic.
revme
Dec. 23rd, 2003 07:18 am (UTC)
Ah. Visually, it actually works (it's the only thing in the Klasky Csupo style that _does_ -- mainly since the Duckman World View is so Hideously Ugly that the whole, y'know, Hideously Ugly Character Design makes thematic sense. And the pallate's mostly dark and brown and ugly colors, so... yeah.). I'm not sure if I'd really enjoy it audio-only (or, well, I probably would, but just because I've seen every ep a bunch.)

I never got into the Animated Dilbert, but I think that might have something to do with the animated show coming out sometime after I lost interest in the actual strip/lost a little respect for Adams when it became apparent that he was an Absolute Fucking Kook. Although, by that time, it seemed that Dilbert was less funny than it used to be. (And I still like some of the old ones. I love the Dilbert: "Wow, I guess that really dates me." Dogbert: "It's not like anyone else would." joke.)

And apparently Chris Elliott's Dogbert, and I endorse him getting work. Although I wish they'd let him do his own thing again. Because those are the best.
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