Back to You: "Fish Story" OAD 9-26-07 *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by terpfan1980, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

    Jan 28, 2002
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    Not too bad. The taser bit made for some funny sight gags and such, and Fred Willard had some pretty funny lines too.

    And oh, yeah, there's the Weather Girl character :D
  2. Ruth

    Ruth Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    You liked it? I made it about halfway through before giving up. Just not funny. SP deleted.

    USAFSSO Member

    Aug 23, 2005
    Las Cruces, NM
    Did Montana the Weather Girl have those things in the first episode?
  4. Uncle Briggs

    Uncle Briggs Go Blues

    Sep 11, 2004
    Yeah, the parts you mentioned were funny. The rest of it wasn't. I'll keep the SP for now.
  5. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

    Jan 28, 2002
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    Perhaps my tolerance is low, or my expectations not that high, but I haven't found it to be that bad so far, plus it benefits from not being scheduled opposite anything else that I really want to see.

    'til Death, a show I had a lot more hope for going into last season is a different story. It started out ok at best and went downhill very quickly. The new season for it started pretty horribly, especially when compared to just about anything else on the schedule.

    Anyway, Back to You is predictable sitcom fare, but I like it. At least enough to keep watching until something better comes along in the time slot.
  6. brermike

    brermike Member

    May 31, 2006
    Johns Creek, GA
    I enjoyed the pilot but thought this episode was funnier. I hope the trend continues. I really liked the fish storyline and the taser physical comedy. Plus the cell phone ring was great.
  7. LifeIsABeach

    LifeIsABeach Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    Drexel Hill, PA
    Loved this part, the rest was so-so: "I think Montana should cover the pumpkin festival."
  8. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

    Jun 25, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    Hmmm.... I wonder how long I give a program to gain traction...

    Two episodes seems to be a bit harsh to give I will keep the SP for now... But it's not looking promising...

    Unlike some actors like Joe Pesci, who can convincingly play a goofball in Lethal Weapon, and a convincing gangster in Casino... I cannot get past the fact that I am watching Frasier who decided on a job change...
  9. efilippi

    efilippi Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2001
    Mundelein, Il
    It's hard to keep from comparing to Frasier and Raymond, and this show comes nowhere near those two. We'll no doubt keep watching, hoping that the reputation (and no doubt, cost) of the cast will inspire the writers to greater things. But so far I have been very disappointed.

    Pumpkin festival was a very good line, though, and the acting by the tasered guy was, I thought, very well done.
  10. anom

    anom Enlightened

    Apr 18, 2005
    Formulaic and forgettable. I did break a smile when Fred Willard topped off Kelsey Grammar's coffee, however. Fred's great, and he's trying his best, but they have to give him something to work with. This SP is hanging by a thread.
  11. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    I love Fred Willard, and he'll probably be the reason I'll give this show a few more tries.

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas

    For me that's Oct 3rd when Pushing Dasies starts.
  13. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

    Jan 28, 2002
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    Dual tuners solve that problem for me :D
  14. JakeyB

    JakeyB Member

    Apr 24, 2003
    All I could think of during the taser part was the kid who got tased at John Kerry's talk: "Don't tase me, bro!"

  15. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Aug 7, 2003

    I'm not sure it will survive....I'm giving it maybe 1 more ep before I give up...
  16. MisterBubble

    MisterBubble Makes Bathtime Fun!

    Oct 30, 2005
    Central Florida
    ROFL yes! I was thinking that too... how it was too bad they couldn't have edited in a little line like that from him for some timely humor. I also thought that actor did a great job with his "post-tasing" interview style.

    My favorite "fish death" was when the lamp came crashing down into the bowl, then the flash of light and smoke curling up! I seriously had to rewind and watch that twice more because I was laughing so hard. It was the most unexpected one - even though it soon became very predictable that even that LAST fish wouldn't make it back out of his office alive. One of my favorite lines was something like "he wasn't bringing you coffee all day, he was bringing you fresh victims!"

    I don't want to spoil anything from The Office and be specific, but let's just say that I found it ODD that both of these comedies tried mine laughs from pet death (whether accidental or intentional) this week.
  17. minckster

    minckster New Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Manhattan NYC
    Was there a notice to the effect of "No fish were harmed in the filming of this episode. But come on! They're 25 cent goldfish!"? (I'm sure someone can improve on my comedy. :) I was expecting a funny take on an ASPCA notice, but never saw one.

    [Edit to add: Yes, it was obvious, at least in HD, that the dead fish were fake.]
  18. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 30, 2003
    Yes, but maybe you were distracted by all the talk about her "la-tye-na". ;)
  19. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    I agree this is hanging by a thread. I can't completely rule out the possibility that the only reason I haven't deleted the SP already is Montana, although I prefer to think I'm just giving the show a fair chance... :eek:
  20. mzgig

    mzgig Owned by Cats

    Jul 26, 2003
    Las Vegas
    I'm with you, Ruth! SP gone :thumbsdown:

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