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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by getreal, May 24, 2012.
If I had not already heard about Animal Practice, I would've thought that was fake.
As of last night, the cast now also includes Joanna Garcia Swisher.
Lots to like for me about Animal Practice. Funny previews ("My life is not perfect but I love animals and meet a lot of girls. <short pause> My life is perfect."). Enjoyed Justin Kirk's work in Weeds and Tyler Labine's in Reaper. Looking forward to checking it out in the fall.
So what was the point of the "real or fake" part of this thread? Was the OP thinking that some of those titles and/or promo shots seemed like they wouldn't be real shows?
Duhhh ... YUP!!
When I came upon this thing (see the link in my OP), I was fooled into thinking that some of these (or all) were Photoshopped promos for ridiculous premises for new shows. They LOOK fake.
I mean, the background people in the "Next Caller" graphic look to be poorly Photoshopped. But the show is legit.
The "Guys with Kids" graphic looks like a photoshoot from a Sears catalogue with a bad backdrop. And the premise sounds like "Three Men and a Baby ... and a Baby ... and a Baby". Ack! But it's a legit show which was actually pitched and greenlit and cast and written and produced and scheduled to air.
I love how the entire worth of a series can apparently be judged by a promo photo...
Go On for example just shows an ensamble cast. No clue to what the show is. Next Caller looks like a WKRAP clone (which would not be a bad thing.)
Wow. I just got it that WKRP stands for crap.
I spelled many things wrong but I got that when I watched the show. So I look forward to learning what the call letters are for the station in the new show. If it had been west of Chicago or where ever the line is, it would have been KRAP?
I can just see the creative process for this one from the network suits.
"Great concept, but I think what it really needs is a sassy black woman."
Why would you judge the entire worth of the series based on a promo graphic?
The point of this thread is to see people's first impressions as to whether the show might be fake or real based on the image. That's it.
If the show is fake, how good of a first impression does it make? Fake shows have to be pretty bad considering how bad so many real one are.
Think back on shows that SHOULD HAVE been fake, but were real, based on title alone.
My Mother the Car.
Got any more?
I loves me some Roz Washington going toe to toe with Sue Sylvester.
The Beverly Hillbillies.
My Living Doll.
Battle of the Network Stars.
I hope God thinks they're all fake. But we're getting a lot of rain lately and I'm afraid maybe He's been peeking in to this thread and we're screwed.
It stands for carp.
They explained in one of the episodes that all the stations in town got named for animals "back in the day", which is why one of the other stations was WPIG.
The first had Ann Sothern, so that automatically makes it good.
I didn't get around to being able to see Cop Rock until it syndicated on A&E (back when they showed stuff worth watching), so I got to see it back to back to back, and was annoyed that there weren't more episodes.
You must have missed the episode where they explained it stood for carp. The fish.
Anybody who ever worked in small to medium market radio can tell you that that show was a lot closer to reality than most of the "reality" shows these days.