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    Adult Swim




    One of the greatest of all human achievements. The Adult Swim logo almost always means quality adult-oriented animated programming. I say "almost" because there have been a few "misses", and they also broadcast "Family Guy" which makes me want to launch a full assault to force it off the air.

    But the quality they have reached with many of their shows is astounding.

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force
    Sealab 2021
    Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
    Squidbillies
    Frisky Dingo
    The Venture Bros.
    Metalocalypse

    All Adult Swim originals.

    "Frisky Dingo" is nothing short of brilliant.

    The zany, pop-culture obsessed antics of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and "Sealab 2021" could teach QT a thing or two about paying homage to beloved movies and TV series'.

    Surprisingly, I'm just now starting to watch "Metalocalypse", and - in true "Adult Swim" style - it's fantastic. This show would perfectly define the term "loving parody", and I find it hilarious and awesome that the Dethklok music is actually freaking amazing metal.

    So, yeah, Adult Swim...spread the love.
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    I like some things AS has done, think some are quite brilliant, got tired with most of their shows eventually.

    The best thing they ever did was give Home Movies a second chance and then ordered three more seasons.

    Haven't watched it over a year, though.

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    Quote Quoting Sycophant (view post)
    I like some things AS has done, think some are quite brilliant, got tired with most of their shows eventually.

    The best thing they ever did was give Home Movies a second chance and then ordered three more seasons.

    Haven't watched it over a year, though.

    Yes, "Home Movies" is great.

    I've been putting off buying the DVD set because I feel it's a tad overpriced.
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    I don't think there are any DVDs in my collection that I have played more frequently.

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    Quote Quoting Sycophant (view post)
    I don't think there are any DVDs in my collection that I have played more frequently.

    Ditto for me and "Sealab 2021".
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    I sold my Sealab 2021 season 1 DVD to Thirdmango for $15. He lost the DVD set and I lost the $15 cash he gave me. It was pretty funny.

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    I flat out love Adult Swim. My favorite shows on there (in no particular order) are The Venture Brothers, The Boondocks, ATHF, Frisky Dingo, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Metalocalypse, SeaLab 2021, Home Movies, Space Ghost, Saul of the Mole Men, and my recent favorite, The Drinky Crow Show. Which I'm using Adult Swim's radical website to watch every single episode I've missed from Season 1.

    Can't say I care for their anime shows, and some of their programming is just absolutely stupid (I loathe Squadbilles, Eric and Tim Awesome Show Great Job, and I don't care for SuperJail). They've sadly become really over reliant on Family Guy and American Dad reruns, but I still overlook this fact because of the good body of work they've made over the years.

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    Tim and Eric is one of the greatest things ever (see av). STFU haters.

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    Quote Quoting Boner M (view post)
    Tim and Eric is one of the greatest things ever (see av). STFU haters.
    Abso-lutely!

    Me and my wife just watched the episode from your av last night.
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    My faves in order:

    Sealab 2021 "uh oh!"
    Venture Brothers
    ATHF
    Frisky Dingo
    Metalocalypse
    Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law

    and i hate... HATE Tim and Eric.
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    One of my favorite quotes from "Squidbillies".



    *in reference to the giant erect penis hat he plans to wear to church*

    EARLY: The Lord made everything...so he musta made this here hat!
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    Tim and Eric has the highest highs of any Adult Swim show, but some of the sketches are as painfully awful as almost anything on television. Still, the good outweighs the bad, but the show could use more appearances by Zach Galafianakis and John C. Reilly. Reilly's Dr. Brule sketch where he goes wine-tasting is nothing short of comedic perfection.

    My favorite of their shows is Aqua Teen, but Frisky Dingo and Venture Bros. aren't far behind. Don't really care for Sealab or Squidbillies, but I've only seen an episode or two of each.

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    Quote Quoting Derek (view post)
    Tim and Eric has the highest highs of any Adult Swim show, but some of the sketches are as painfully awful as almost anything on television. Still, the good outweighs the bad, but the show could use more appearances by Zach Galafianakis and John C. Reilly. Reilly's Dr. Brule sketch where he goes wine-tasting is nothing short of comedic perfection.

    My favorite of their shows is Aqua Teen, but Frisky Dingo and Venture Bros. aren't far behind. Don't really care for Sealab or Squidbillies, but I've only seen an episode or two of each.

    I could see someone not liking "Sealab" also not digging "Squidbillies" - similar humor.

    Though I'm surprised you're a fan of "Frisky Dingo". Same creative team as "Sealab", and I find them almost identical in their jokes and characters. Even use many of the same voices.
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    I love a lot of adult swim but thought I should remind people of the existence of Lucy Daughter of the Devil. Such a good show.

    Also I did find the sealab season one dvds that Sycophant sold me, after I bought a new copy, so I have two copies of it now as well as copies of all the other seasons.

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    One of the greatest of all human achievements. The Adult Swim logo almost always means quality adult-oriented animated programming.
    I am going to watch the first episode of every one of the shows mentioned in this thread in order to test this claim.

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    Adult Swim is the best thing on tv.

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    I just picked up both seasons of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! for $25 total on amazon.
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    I am going to watch the first episode of every one of the shows mentioned in this thread in order to test this claim.
    i hope you do this

    and make a thread of course

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    Tim and Eric is where comedy goes to die. Long, painful, torturous death that goes on and on for hours on end until comedy is pleading, "No, please, just let me die now! Please!" But no, Tim and Eric keep it around to burn it with red-hot glowing irons and bamboo shoots. It's like watching torture porn, but the viewer is the one being tortured.

    Tim and Eric Terrible Show Great Job, Bob Eats Out the Mayor, and Xavier: The Renegade Buttplug are like black holes in otherwise decent to excellent programming. Superjail is right on the line, and I'm just waiting for it to get pulled into that black hole, too.

    BESIDES THE FACT THAT TIM AND ERIC ISN'T EVEN FUCKING ANIMATED ...

    Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, and Metalocalypse are the three best shows on there right now. Drinky Crow is the newest and most promising, I think. Squidbillies is funny, but it would suck without Unknown Hinson playing Early.

    Aqua Teen is overstaying its welcome. Harvey Birdman was hilarious, but gone now. Sealab 2021 was good until the guy who played Murphy died, then it went to shit. Delocated isn't even animated, so fuck it. Lucy, Daughter of the Devil never did anything for me. Frisky Dingo doesn't do anything for me, either.

    They gotta ease off the Family Guy. I'm seriously worn out of seeing it seventeen times a fucking night. Then again, it hasn't been very good these last couple years.

    I love King of the Hill. Glad it's on at a time I can watch it. Never been a fan of Home Movies, but I'll watch it on occasion. Mission Hill deserved more episodes.

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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    Tim and Eric is where comedy goes to die...
    Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, and Metalocalypse are the three best shows on there right now.
    :crazy:

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    Even if you hate the rest of Tim & Eric - and I concede with Derek that they are wildly hit-or-miss, although so was Mr. Show... and Inland Empire - you must admit to finding at least several sketches completely hilarious. Their 'Universe' musings, "Not Jackie Chan", most of the the Steve Brule stuff, and the Vodka commericals they've done are among the funniest stuff I've seen in ages.

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    I love Tim and Eric and i find it mostly hit with almost no misses. I can watch any episode no matter how many times and still find it hilarious.
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    Quote Quoting Boner M (view post)
    Even if you hate the rest of Tim & Eric - and I concede with Derek that they are wildly hit-or-miss, although so was Mr. Show... and Inland Empire - you must admit to finding at least several sketches completely hilarious. Their 'Universe' musings, "Not Jackie Chan", most of the the Steve Brule stuff, and the Vodka commericals they've done are among the funniest stuff I've seen in ages.
    This is a good post. "Wildly hit-or-miss" is a good way to describe them. When they hit, however, it is absolute comedic gold. In addition to your list I would add "The Pig Man" and everything with Tommy Wiseau, the Mancierge with Fred Willard, 'Cinco Boy' commercials, and especially Tairy Greene's acting seminar, just out of what limited things I've seen.
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    Quote Quoting Boner M (view post)
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    Heh. Robot Chicken is just as hit or miss as Tim and Eric. And Frisky Diego is hilarious, but I doubt there will be another season. I'm happy that they added the good and underrated King of the Hill to the lineup.

    PS: Its a damn shame that there may not be a third season of The Boondocks. Hearing what Uncle Ruckus would have to say about Obama getting elected alone makes me desire it more than anything else. But I've heard that plans for it plus negotiations with the show's creators seem to be following through. I hope that's wrong, though.

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    I can not say anything positive about Tim and Eric, I really hate that show. I don't understand its popularity and I don't understand how the hell they get some of the people they get on the show. But, whatever, I just change the channel and rant on the Internet.

    Robot Chicken? Hit or miss? You're on crack.

    I really enjoyed Moral Orel, too. It got really dark, there, closer to the end of the series. There were a few episodes that really surprised me with how dark they went. I love that shit.

    How the hell did Xavier get a second season? Honestly, I've never met anybody who finds that show funny. Not even on the Internet!

    I like that they picked up Look Around You and Garth Marenghi, although neither of them belong on Adult Swim.

    Oh, I think The Boondocks is pretty funny, too.

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