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  • #205192
    Phil
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    I’ve got a 12 Days of Christmas feature running on my blog currently, and I thought I’d let you all know…

    Announcing: The 12 Days of Christmas!

    We’re up to day three now, and every day until Christmas Eve we’ll be spotlighting and reminiscing about a classic (or not) television Christmas special. I’ve gotten a bunch of my own site’s collaborators, some names from Nintendo Life, and even David Black of this own parish to pitch it, and everyone’s done such excellent work that I just wanted to point it out, in case anyone wanted to tune in and enjoy the celebration.

    Pasting the URLs of the three articles so far would spoil which specials they are, but the homepage is here, updated with a new one every morning:
    http://noiselesschatter.com/

    Um…this post is kind of bland.

    So:

    You butter watch out
    You butter not cry
    You butter not pout I’m telling you why
    Santa Claus is patting you down

    haha

    #205199
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS
    I GAVE YOU MY HEART
    AND THE VERY NEXT DAY
    FIVE GOLD RINGS

    #205201
    fozzibear1
    Participant

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
    had a very shiny nose
    and if you ever saw it
    you’d know where santas whiskey goes

    All of the other reindeer
    used to laugh and call him names
    that is until that one year
    Blitzen went too far n got brained

    Then one groggy new years eve
    santa came to say
    rudolph you know all the ho’s on sight
    wont you guide my play tonight

    Then all the toy elves loved him
    and they shouted out with glee
    “rudolph the red nosed reindeer,
    you host the arctics best orgies”

    #205202
    Reece
    Participant

    ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS
    I GAVE YOU MY HEART
    AND THE VERY NEXT DAY
    FIVE GOLD RINGS

    I’m kind of ashamed at how long that mindfucked me…

    #205204
    si
    Participant

    Phil – I had a neb at the site yesterday. I must admit, I wasn’t too enamoured with yesterday’s choice of special, but working back through Day 2’s and especially Day 1’s choices – oh yes, I think I’m going to enjoy this little series. ;)

    #205205
    MANI506
    Participant

    Lovely stuff, I’ll share and enjoy! I was just listening to Graham and Arthur’s Christmassy Ted commentary as well! I get so nostalgic for the first time that was on.

    #205206
    si
    Participant

    I ran across to the flat and, in the absence of a DVD, grabbed the scriptbook. I can just read episodes of Father Ted for hours.

    #205253
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    THE OFFICE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL IS GREAT AS IS THE REST OF THE SERIES. YOU ARE WRONG, SI.

    #205257
    si
    Participant

    GET OUT.

    Actually, I don’t really claim that The Office is *bad*,per se, it’s just that I really cannot stand Gervais., so choose not to watch. This may be the first time I haven’t actually blanked out his or the show’s name.

    #205260
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    I like the Office but hate the American version! Garveris has two canine teeth that when he smiles he looks like one of those cartoon sharks. I can’t stand him in Idiot Abroad but I like Carl.

    #205261
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    The US Office – at least up until around about the end of the fifth season – stands for me above the UK version. Both are great, and their strengths are completely different, but I enjoy the US one that little bit more, largely because I love Steve Carell so much.

    #205262
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    I’m swiftly going off him these days as his output seems to be getting increasingly worse. I quite liked Cemetery Junction but found The Invention of Lying and Ghost Town to be awful. His stand-up is largely lazy shit, Life’s Too Short was just bad-natured and ill-judged, Derek seemed to be a cynic’s attempt at melodrama and his contributions to An Idiot Abroad annoy me.

    But The Office is fantastic television. Extras is pretty good too (the finale though was overlong and all over the place).

    I’d rate The Office UK far above the US version which, while great in season 2 and 3, never had the realism of the original so, I dunno, meant less. The Pam and Jim stuff pales bigtime in comparison to Tim and Dawn.

    #205263
    Phil
    Participant

    It’s weird, the way Pete word-for-word typed my post for me. Thanks for saving me the time, Pete!!!

    #205265

    I went off Gervais a while ago but yeah The Office is pretty spectacular. I didn’t like the second series of Extras that much, but it wasn’t bad. I can take cringe-comedy but not CONSTANTLY. I haven’t seen the US Office but my friend Paul says its great, as long as you don’t look for the same sort of show.

    >Garveris has two canine teeth

    What happened to the other two?

    #205385
    Ridley
    Participant

    I like Pete but hate the American version.

    #205387
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Ridley when I refer to as Riddex this is what it means” Riddex septic cleaner” it’s a product sold here in American to clean drains and septic tanks. So whe I respond to you this is the name I will be using.

    Riddex Piss Off!

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    #205391

    The way your exposition intertwines seamlessly with your insult is staggeringly beautiful.

    #205393
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I liked Ghost Town and Extras. I haven’t seen The Invention of Lying, but it’s on my to-watch list. I was underwhelmed by Life’s Too Short – nice premise, but a bit too on-the-nose.

    #205398

    The only bit I saw of Life’s Too Short was the Liam Neeson part, and I thought that was pretty hilarious.

    #205400
    Connell
    Participant

    The UK Office is one of the finest pieces of television ever created. I think a lot of people can’t stand Ricky Gervais because of him playing the character of David Brent, who is MEANT to be despised and not able to be stood. The only conclusion I can come to is that people group him and the character together in their mind, in my opinion the man is a genius.

    The comedy in The UK Office is very unique, with cringey situations that have hilarious consequences and Brent being the worlds worst boss, I can’t understand at all why anyone wouldn’t like the programme. It really does confuse me. I have a friend who doesn’t take much to many comedies, but he will sit there for hours on end watching the Office and find it hilarious solely because of Gervais’ characterization, being the stupid cunt he set out to be, and obviously doing it very well as everyone seems to hate him!

    People seem to miss the point of the programme somewhat when they go ‘god, I can’t stand that Ricky Gervais’, that just means he’s achieved what he set out to do.

    olden moments. I think the second series is better. Stephen Merchant is actually okay in it as well, I can’t stand him in their podcasts / The Ricky Gervais show / Idiot Abroad

    I’m yet to watch Life’s too Short, but I’m in agreement with what was said above, the quality of his and Merchant’s writing has declined somewhat in recent years. However, in my opinion the Office will always remain as a pinnacle of British comedy, and comedy in general.

    #205401
    Phil
    Participant

    >the Office will always remain as a pinnacle of British comedy, and comedy in general.

    I like Connell.

    #205408
    si
    Participant

    > People seem to miss the point of the programme somewhat when they go ‘god, I can’t stand that Ricky Gervais’, that just means he’s achieved what he set out to do.

    Don’t EVER try to tell me that Ricky Gervais is better than me.

    *slams door in an adolescent huff, though my point still stands*

    #205423

    I like David Brent as a person, though. He’s adorable.

    #205425
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    >David Brent, who is MEANT to be despised and not able to be stood

    I don’t think you’re supposed to despise him at all. Pity him, maybe.

    #205436
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I’m yet to see anything that contradicts the theory that Stephen Merchant is the genius behind all the good stuff the partnership have done, and Gervais has been coasting along off his brilliance.

    #205440
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    I was willing to buy that theory. Then I saw Life’s Too Short.

    #205443
    Reece
    Participant

    I’m yet to see anything that contradicts the theory that Stephen Merchant is the genius behind all the good stuff the partnership have done

    I saw him live in Glasgow and I swear I haven’t laughed so much in all my life.

    I was never a massive fan of The Office but I loved Extras.

    I’ve never understood where all the hate for Ricky Gervais came from.

    #205444

    He has a horrible laugh and is very arrogant. I’m not sure which is the bigger problem I have with him.

    #205445
    Connell
    Participant

    I watched Stephen Merchants standup tour and I’ve got to admit almost all of it was either re-used from podcasts with Ricky or wasn’t funny at all. I was highly disappointed and it was only around the time I watched that I began to realise how un-funny Merchant actually is.

    #205482
    takerdemon
    Participant

    I just don’t get Gervais humour. I’ve seen quite a lot of his stuff and can honestly say that I’ve not even smirked once at something he’s done. Most comedians I don’t like, I can understand the appeal, with him; it baffles me.

    Plus his Simpsons episode was the worst in the shows history and that covers some ground.

    #205483

    The worst Simpsons episode in the history of the show is Sunday Cruddy Sunday, AKA the one with Rupert Murdoch.

    #205485
    Ridley
    Participant

    Kill the Alligator and Run

    #205486

    Oh yeah, that one too. I think I read that that plotline was going to be used for the movie at some point. Thank God they didn’t go for it.

    #205490
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    The one where Homer is a missionary is about the time I gave up on the show.

    Rather strange that there’s a show that I adore and could have as a specialist subject for its first ten seasons, but know next to nothing about for its next ten.

    And still it continues…

    #205492
    Phil
    Participant

    Bart to the Future was the one that made me say fuck it, that’s my Sunday nights freed up.

    A handful of episodes got me pretty close to that before, but Bart to the Future was just so overpoweringly stupid that I’ve never watched the show again without bracing myself for the worst.

    #205493
    Ridley
    Participant

    I do think the show has improved somewhat from Season 21 (The Bob Next Door a dang sight better than The Italian Bob f’rinstance) but blah blah zombie Simpsons blah.

    #205499

    There was one where Principal Skinner was tricked into taking all the delinquent students into town while there were inspectors at the school. There was a funny line in that one. I don’t think the Simpsons is particularly AWFUL now, I just think it’s a significantly different show. If I’m in the right mood for a latter-day episode, I can enjoy it, as long as its none of the ones mentioned above…

    Bottom line for me, I guess, is that I can enjoy anything if I really, really want to. I can even get a kick out of reading Pecospete’s posts on here. That’s how brilliant I am, in a nutshell.

    #205507
    MANI506
    Participant

    The episode where the Simpsons went to Florida was my jumping off point. Kid Rock was in it. Depressing.

    Can quote the first ten years or so endlessly and I have enjoyed a few of the episodes I’ve seen since then. Also I thought the movie was good.

    #205508
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Yeah, I didn’t mind the movie, as it goes. But it was OK. Whereas, if it had been made about ten years earlier, it would have probably been outstanding.

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