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Old 10-06-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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Mulaney "Pilot" 10/5/14

Worst new show this season so far.
I wanted this to be good. I like John Mulaney, or at least I thought I did. Realistically, I had very low expectations, especially after I heard that Nasim Pedrad and Zack Pearlman were on the show and this show still fell short. It seems Mulaney tried to cram as many of his tired old jokes into the pilot as he could. The Seinfeldesque standup routine bumpers were just unnecessary and made me think that he needed filler because it's too difficult for him to write 21 minutes of new material that goes somewhere as opposed to the stuff he'd write for snl that just needed to try to be funny and then abruptly stop rather than come to an ending.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:54 PM   #2
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It was painful. I'm going to see if it improves because it did seem like he used up all his material in the pilot. If not majorly better, I won't waste my time.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:37 PM   #3
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No, Bad Judge was far worse. This show was weird...

I'll still probably give it another try or two.

Wow, so blatantly open drug dealers are now fair game for regular prime time shows??
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:09 PM   #4
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I just watched his stand up show on netflix yesterday to see what this guy was all about.

I could of saved myself the hour. He had most of the jokes in this pilot.

He's just too stiff, but after seeing his stand up I guess that's just him.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:09 PM   #5
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Yeah, I was pretty disappointed, but we will try it again or 2.

Almost a 90% copy of Seinfeld, but didn't really work.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:15 AM   #6
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Never heard of the guy, but thought the show was terrible.

He's a terrible actor, and makes Jerry Seinfeld look like Meryl Streep.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:33 AM   #7
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Reminded me of sitcoms from the 80's and 90's and trying really hard to be Seinfeld. Nasim left SNL for this?
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:12 AM   #8
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I almost quit watching the show like 10 minutes in. I did manage to watch the entire show. I also thought it wasn't very good, but want to give it a couple more tries. I think I see a faint glimmer of something good.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:04 PM   #9
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I thought his stand-up special was really funny, so I was looking forward to this. It had a few laughs (Martin Short: "Hashtag!"), but overall it was not very good. Mulaney can't seem to act, which is a problem. I'll give it a few more episodes to see if it improves.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:16 PM   #10
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I was also disappointed, and that was even after seeing every single TV critic in America say that this is the worst pilot of the fall. And they've seen 3-4 additional eps and according to them, it doesn't get any better.

I wanted to like this because I like sitcoms and I like standup, but rather than being a good melding of the two disciplines, this was just a really horrible juxtaposition of the two in a really awkward way. And Mulaney's acting is just atrocious. He needs to stay behind the camera.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:03 PM   #11
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I was also disappointed, and that was even after seeing every single TV critic in America say that this is the worst pilot of the fall. And they've seen 3-4 additional eps and according to them, it doesn't get any better. I wanted to like this because I like sitcoms and I like standup, but rather than being a good melding of the two disciplines, this was just a really horrible juxtaposition of the two in a really awkward way. And Mulaney's acting is just atrocious. He needs to stay behind the camera.
It's just that I don't listen to critics.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:31 PM   #12
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Never heard of the guy, but thought the show was terrible.

He's a terrible actor, and makes Jerry Seinfeld look like Meryl Streep.
This. I will give it another shot, as pilots are sometimes like that. But it was clearly a Seinfeld inspired ripoff with FAR worse acting. And the lead guy's voice is annoying. He reminds me of Ray Romano's slow witted cousin on his sitcom.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:07 AM   #13
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I liked it.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:58 AM   #14
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It was pretty bad and had a lot of stuff from his stand up routines. I like him, so I'll give him a couple of more episodes.
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Like Jerry Seinfeld, Mulany is the weekest link in this show.
Martin Short, I guess would be Kramer- Over the top... Tho Michael Richards pulled it off.
Julia Vs Nasim no contest Julia ( All I see when I see Nasim is her Kim Kardashian from SNL)
Jason vs Zack No one can beat George.
Guess Eliott Gould is this shows Newman??

Seinfeld 9 years.
This show not even 9 episodes.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:30 PM   #16
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Seinfeld 9 years.
This show not even 9 episodes.
The network only ordered 6 episodes. So, will all 6 be aired or will it get pulled before that?
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:43 PM   #17
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After the Elliott Gould scene, I told my wife it sounded like he was imitating Michael Douglas' version of Liberace from Behind the Candelabra.
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:13 PM   #18
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I was distracted through the whole thing because I knew I remembered the "going to the doctor for anti-anxiety medication but claiming the visit is for frequent urination" storyline from somewhere. Finally recalled that it's a good-sized chunk of the John Mulaney stand-up special that I watched on Netflix a few months ago.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:25 PM   #19
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The network only ordered 6 episodes. So, will all 6 be aired or will it get pulled before that?
I recently saw on Twitter that this was the lowest-rated in-season scripted launch by any of the Big Four broadcast networks, ever. I would say that it won't make it through the initial six episodes, except for the fact that FOX has lots of problems on its schedule this fall and already has a huge flop on its hands with Utopia, so I'm not sure what their development cycle was like and whether they have anything else they can plug in here to replace Mulaney before mid-season.
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I liked it.
Why does every thread have to have a crapper?
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Ok, I LOL'd at that
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I haven't watched the show yet, but I recorded it because I love John Mulaney's "Too Much Tuna" bits with Kroll.
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I recently saw on Twitter that this was the lowest-rated in-season scripted launch by any of the Big Four broadcast networks, ever. I would say that it won't make it through the initial six episodes, except for the fact that FOX has lots of problems on its schedule this fall and already has a huge flop on its hands with Utopia, so I'm not sure what their development cycle was like and whether they have anything else they can plug in here to replace Mulaney before mid-season.
I think that it airs 10/12 and 10/19 as scheduled, as 10/19 is part of a "Fox Halloween Night" thing (10/26 is World Series Game 5). After that, I think it comes down to whether or not Fox thinks that new episodes of Mulaney (although there would only be, what, three left?) or repeats of Family Guy would do better at 9:30.
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He kind of reminds me of Max Greenfield of "New Girl".. (But less funny)
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Old 10-10-2014, 01:51 AM   #25
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(But less funny)
Well, he was a writer on SNL for a few years, so we know he's not funny.
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Well, he was a writer on SNL for a few years, so we know he's not funny.
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Well, he was a writer on SNL for a few years, so we know he's not funny.
Except he was responsible for some of the funniest stuff SNL has done in many years, specifically, Stefon.
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Except he was responsible for some of the funniest stuff SNL has done in many years, specifically, Stefon.
That's not saying much.
The fact that this pilot was loaded with 2-5 year old material says whole lot more.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:06 PM   #29
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I Liked it AND I liked his standup.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:19 PM   #30
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Holy Cow!

I just watched this and I thought that it was the worst pilot I've seen in a while.
I didn't think his standup segments were that good and he's a terrible actor.

I was wondering how this thing got greenlit until I saw the end credit for Lorne Michaels as Executive Producer.
(I wonder if NBC passed on this though.)

Terrible so far and a waste of Martin Short, Elliot Gould, and Nasim Pedrad.

This guy's standup is really considered funny?
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