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#1 Posted on 27.3.05 2123.59
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"Michael Bluth had just been stunned to discover that a contract his company was counting on was being cut back."

"You initially told us to design and build 22 homes and now you say 18. That doesn't give us enough capital to complete the job. I mean, we've already got the blueprints drawn up and everything."

"Well, that part wasn't true, but they would've!"

*ahem*

OMG OMG OMG BEST. LINE. EVER. [/fanboy]
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#2 Posted on 27.3.05 2151.25
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And at the end, the company survives with only 18 houses! KNOCK ON WOOD~~~~!

Another great episode. Stiller was hilarious in his guest role.
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#3 Posted on 27.3.05 2205.35
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GOB: "My middle finger and index finger..."

Doctor: "Switched! First time ever!"

*interns applaud*

Tonight's episode was freaking gold. There isn't another comedy on TV that even touches this show.
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#4 Posted on 27.3.05 2227.04
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So snarky, so delicious, so cathartic. Also, the swat at Family Guy and their intrusive ads.

Favorite part: Use Your Allusion
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#5 Posted on 28.3.05 0228.58
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"This kid's got moves."

I knew it was coming. I felt it. I SAW IT COMING.

And I stil laughed my ass off.

Was that Dan Castellaneta as the Doctor?
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#6 Posted on 28.3.05 0324.49
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I'm really starting to get into this show, but is it just me or did anyone else hear a lot of lines that were noticeably dubbed in in post?

I don't know why, but I could really hear them standout with that show.

Otherwise, it was an awesome show.

And yes, that was Castellaneta as the doc.
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#7 Posted on 28.3.05 0558.13
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Recently watched the first season in a weekend and it only furthers my growing love for this show.

for me, best line was Gob's:

"Still, where'd the lighter fluid come from"
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#8 Posted on 28.3.05 1055.02
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You've got to love Michael allowing the original doctor to complete his whole sentence this time. What awesome continuity!

I also thought Ben Stiller as Tony Wonder was a perfect casting choice. I really hope he comes back for other guest shots.
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#9 Posted on 28.3.05 1200.26
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    Originally posted by AngryJohnny
    >Was that Dan Castellaneta as the Doctor?


Yes it was. And *THE* best part of the episode was when he was talking to Michael about one of the many mistakes he had made and he very un-emotionally and quietly said "d'oh".
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#10 Posted on 28.3.05 1608.36
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I know I'm not the only one who noticed the way-too-obvious fake mustache on Tobias.
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#11 Posted on 28.3.05 1727.03
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Season 2 Guests (So Far):

-Tom Jane [as Tom Jane] "I just want my kids back."
-Martin Mull [as Gene Parmesan]
-Ed Begley Jr. [as Stan Sitwell]
-Christine Taylor [as Sally Sitwell]
-Rob Corddry [as Moses Taylor]
-Martin Short [as Jack Dorso]
-Julia Louis-Dreyfus [as Maggie Lizer]
-Amy Poehler [as Wife of GOB]
-Carl Weathers [as Carl Weathers]
-Ben Stiller [as Tony Wonder]

And...UPCOMING EPISODES:


Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read

-April 3: Michael meets Ann's parents (Ione Skye & Alan Tudyk) in "Meet The Veals"
-April 10: Zach Braff guest-stars as the creator of the hit video series Girls With Low Self-Esteem as GOB shoots another video...during SPRING BREAK!!
-April 17: The second season wraps up with an episode entitled "The Righteous Brothers"

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#12 Posted on 30.3.05 1401.36
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This show is too good for words. The gags stay sharp on repeated viewings, and I swear I always catch a new thing.

I was watching the Maggie Lizer 2 parter from a few weeks back. I caught "Skip Church's" on a Sunday morning the first time, but is was only this (3rd) time through that I caught the name of the Chinese place where Barry eats on Friday nights. Miss Temple's. Genius.

This is the only show that would make me want to buy a Ford Escape or eat at Burger King.
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#13 Posted on 30.3.05 1519.28
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    Originally posted by DJ Ran
    This is the only show that would make me want to buy a Ford Escape or eat at Burger King.

This is also the only show on TV whose writers I really wouldn't want to piss off. Re-watching this week's episode, I realized how bitter the barbs at FOX were when you heard them without the effect of surprise or initial shock. I mean, I got them the first time; it's just that they seemed less acidic then.

Anyway, I can't remember where I was reading it, but supposedly the Burger King and Ford Escape jokes were both writer backlashes against network "notes." Supposedly, they were encouraged to include more products in the shows (I'm guessing as inducement for better ad deals in the future: e.g. "Hey, [company], our show already mentioned you on the air twice!"), so the writers did so in the most obvious manner possible. This tradition supposedly goes back to "Pier Pressure" from the first season. Apparently, FOX wanted a family friendly "very special episode," where Michael taught George-Michael a valuable lesson. Suddenly you have J. Walter Weatherman, arms falling off and a whole lesson about not teaching lessons.

Of course, I can't corroborate any of this, mainly because I'm lazy. (Maybe someone else can. Justin, I'm looking at you, here.) But it's nice to think that the writing staff isn't afraid to call stupidity and tackiness on the carpet and absolutely refuses to take orders. Though if the show is canceled and never again appears on TV, I wonder how good I'll feel about that.
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#14 Posted on 2.4.05 1137.22
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    Originally posted by Lund cancer
    I can't remember where I was reading it, but supposedly the Burger King and Ford Escape jokes were both writer backlashes against network "notes." ... This tradition supposedly goes back to "Pier Pressure" from the first season. Apparently, FOX wanted a family friendly "very special episode," where Michael taught George-Michael a valuable lesson. Suddenly you have J. Walter Weatherman, arms falling off and a whole lesson about not teaching lessons. Of course, I can't corroborate any of this, mainly because I'm lazy. (Maybe someone else can. Justin, I'm looking at you, here.)



The teaching lessons stemming from network notes is now legendary; I hadn't heard that the oh so subtle product placement jokes had directly stemmed from notes as well but that makes delightful sense. I *do* remember that the original title for the episode Motherboy XXX was "Tendercrisp Chicken Comedy Half-Hour," which just rules the schools.
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