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Saturday, January 22, 2011

ron swanson's pyramid of greatness

having finally watched all of the thursday night nbc block (3 hours?  who is going to sit for 3 hours and watch nbc?)  i have to say that i'm so so glad that parks and recreation is back.  also that i didn't watch perfect couples because fuck that.  so here is my post of notable scenes and the breakdown of which shows were better than the others.

starting with community.  my god, joel mchale's forehead could not get any bigger.  i really could not hear what he was saying when the camera was zoomed in on him because i was so focused on that seemingly infinite receding hairline.  if he ever goes bald i hope he looks like a conehead.
not much ahbed this week, and he's the best character on that show.  the pretend today show at the end with rich making his kettle corn to an audience of...nobody.
this episode's golden moment:  theo as shirley's husband in a cosby sweater.  i could not get over it, and by the time they cracked a joke about it i was all 'oh, i know.'

next was perfect couples so i just jerked off 8 times onto my dad while he was sleeping.  seemed like a better use of time. he was not disappoint.

next is the office! wow, the office!  well...there isn't much to say anymore about this show...  the ending bit with creed attempting to fulfill his resolution by doing a cartwheel wasn't enough to save this mediocre episode.  the whole holly/micheal thing is really uninteresting since we already know that steve carell is leaving the show.  did anyone do anything in this episode?  they went to a roller rink to find ladies and ended up paling around.  yay?
the episode's, ahem, "golden" moment(s):  darryl and his one liners.  his smooth way with the bookstore clerk ("i heard those ereaders only hold, like, 10 books" "actually, it's around 10,000" "holy shit, what?") and "the day shift at a stripper joint...you can't un-see that."  these people are getting paid how much per episode?

next is parks and rec, oh how i've missed you.  this series is heavily story and character driven now, so if you haven't seen the earlier seasons, you should before watching this to know the relationships of the characters.  i will say that this episode wasn't hilarious by any means, but it was an awesome way to set up new storylines.  what's to come will be andy trying to get april to split with her new venzuelan (which is, according to him, a city in mexico) boyfriend and the parks department is going all or nothing on final government funding for a harvest festival that shaped the town itself (which is to attract people from all over indiana to witness how fat the citizens of pawnee are).  i like the rob lowe/rashida pair, adam scott and amy poelher are obviously going to get together, and ron and tom will be duking out for tom's ex-wife.  the writers have so much to work with that i don't see how this could be a boring season.
golden moments:  1.  within 5 minutes of starting they picked on jerry twice by throwing his almost finished landscape painting into a lake and throwing away his coffee.  2. leslie showing up to ann's date while they were still on the phone together 3.  ron swanson's pyramid of greatness (see above) and him throwing a $2 plastic chair across a basketball court in a fit of rage.  everyone was scared, it was hilarious.

30 rock is always above average in terms of jokes and stories, and a good percentage of the time it gets into the exceptional range.  the past episode was rather average, dealing with past issues by having tina and alec accidentally get married by a french priest then realizing that they pretty much are a married couple in order to get the arrangement annulled. pretty good, but pretty expected.  i still laugh at the hr guy's name weinerslav (that's wiener slave).  jenna and the new guy sharing a dressing room and having kenneth as a 'son' was pretty lame, but the racist humor derived from tracy's wife demanding she make as much as her husband was awesome.  i would watch a show with her and her catch phrases, as well as her gay best friend and his even gayer boyfriend and her meth-addict nephew.  "it's my way 'til payday!"
golden moment:  liz and her grey gardens spoof, talk about left field.  i would have never expected liz lemon to go on tv just to prove a point by making her marriage to jack public.  it was zany and i rewatched it several times.  i want theatrical jugglers to teach me the meaning of art, so they got me.


outsourced - *burp*.  i enjoyed the girl singing because that was actually good, but there wasn't anything funny about this episode.  did they really just poot on indian custom again of reverse-tipping and call it both a bribe and unamerican?  this show puts in some anti--they're-taking-our-jerbs propaganda every now and again.  the main guys boobs are getting bigger every episode and it makes me chuckle.  i think this show only has 6 more episodes then it's done for the year, but unfortunately i think it's exactly what people want to watch on thursday night...something dumb that they don't have to ponder over in the least.

so here's my list from best to worst:
1. parks and recreation
2. community
3. 30 rock (almost tied for second, but the jenna/kenneth sidestory was really horrid)
4. the office
5. perfect couples
67. outsourced

36 comments:

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Chris said...

Nice review. Thanks for this

Velimas said...

I thought it was a shame that I couldn't watch american TV here in holland. apparently I miss quite little things.

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GADAFINY said...

i don't have your shows (not all)
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level85nerd said...

Hm, very interesting point.

Brightview said...

I love 30 Rock. I havent really given Parks and Recreation a chance, but I will try again.

Cheddar Wizard said...

I just got Netflix, so I have a ton of content to comsume. Hopefully your blog will help me, haha.

jonwinters said...

hey cheddar, thanks for checking me out. here are 5 series i think you should definitely check out first (in my opinion, obv.) i'm just going to assume you've never watched any american shows.
1. dead like me
2. true blood
3. weeds
4. parks and rec
5. archer
at least, those are 5 i could think of right now. earlier seasons of 30 rock are also top notch.

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Ultimaniac said...

Your info is good for us all. I don't know if you know this or not but you should edit that info out of this post before your first checkout. They "investigate" large sums.

jonwinters said...

i know, i was going to edit it out later today. doesn't look like i'll be getting any new fwiends either, so.

thanks for your concern, ultimaniac

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Hiphop Rising said...

30 rock is pretty groovy

thenitefalls said...

The only show I seen here is the office and it's pretty funny! Got to check out the rest :D

entertainvent said...

perfect couples made me puke it was so bad :P

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Arcita said...

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Aaron The Baron said...

30 rock is by far my favorite thursday night show. but i agree... outsourced's jokes aren't that great lol

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Doo said...

What a cool image haha!

Natural Peanut Butter said...

huh, I've only seen two of those shows. have i really not had television for that long? I need to go to hulu more often lol

doollas said...

I'll have to start watching more parks and rec...haven't been into it much.

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StockGuy said...

30 Rock is my favorite, The office used to be really good, but it just doesn't do it for me anymore.

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Betta sp said...

that's a good review, and i know which one i must avoid-the outsourced

Copyboy said...

I read the jerkoff line wrong and it was hilarious. Then once I read it the right way it was still funny. What? No Cosby show? Isn't that on Thursdays, right after Cheers? BTW...made you blog of the day.

Chris said...

huh, I could never get into Parks and Rec that much. I have no idea why

caulfield17 said...

this is a very interesting point, indeed

Walkabeast said...

Olivia Munn infuriates me more so than she arouses. It's a shame. I need to get caught up in Parks & Rec. Saw some of the first season then just ignored the show. Community is quickly becoming one of my favorite shows now.

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Snaz said...

The Office is the best of them, followed somewhat distantly by outsourced with the rest way behind, in my opinion.

Ben said...

I love this show!

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Raging Royal said...

I was kind of disappointed by this lineup, I've forgone The office and 30 Rock and remain attached only to Outsourced, Community and Parks and Recreation. That said the only one of real worth this week was in fact Parks and Recreation, I'm hoping Outsourced will return to form and Community might just be a lost cause, much like it's setting the place dreams go to die.

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