Thank God You're Here - OAD 04/09/2007

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  1. Apr 9, 2007 #1 of 107
    windracer

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    Meh.

    I didn't find it all that funny ... definitely not as entertaining as "Whose Line?" or "Green Screen Show." I guess to me those were funnier because the entire thing was improv instead of having only one person who has no idea what's going on.

    And the whole Dave Foley commentary (ala Simon) doesn't work for me either.

    Why was David Alan Grier gray in the first episode? I thought, man, he looks old ... then in the second hour he looked normal again. Hair coloring? :rolleyes:
     
  2. Apr 9, 2007 #2 of 107
    LoadStar

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    Two words: train wreck.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2007 #3 of 107
    USAFSSO

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    God awful. Which means it will be picked up for two or three years.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2007 #4 of 107
    Sadara

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    I guess I'm odd, I liked it.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2007 #5 of 107
    TBDigital

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    I loved it. My wife and I had alot of lol moments. There were some uncomfortable moments, but it was nice to see something different.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2007 #6 of 107
    Marc

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    I've only watched the first skit so far, and I really enjoyed it, far more than I had anticipated I would. However, I am concerned that if the entire show has the same premise, it's going to be worn out quickly. I do really like improvisational comedy, so I'm happy to see a program like this and will gladly give it a try.

    I don't see the point of him whatsoever. His commentary wasn't funny or interesting, in my opinion.

    Now, what could be kind of interesting would be a similar show with relatively unknown comedians in a "Last Improv Comic Standing" type show.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2007 #7 of 107
    JETarpon

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    Wayne Knight was funny. The rest, not as much.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2007 #8 of 107
    katbug

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    Eh, it was all right. Kevin made me laugh more than I expected him to, and Edie and Monique were on their game. I think the downer for me was David Allen Greer (sp?)...I always thought that he overacted too much and tonight was no exception. He's just not funny.

    This is one that if I happen to catch it, fine, I will watch and enjoy, but if I miss it, no biggie. I'll probably be watching all my other shows instead while my hubby watches this in the other room live.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2007 #9 of 107
    ncsercs

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    They canceled Black Donnellys for this?
     
  10. Apr 10, 2007 #10 of 107
    wendiness1

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    I laughed. The Dave Foley thing was pointless. I didn't feel they gave Jennifer whatshername much to do with her skit. It was just a question/answer thing. They also underused her in the group skit.

    (NOTE: I really like Jennifer whatshername and it kills me that I can't think of it right now.)
     
  11. Apr 10, 2007 #11 of 107
    katbug

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    Jennifer? Was she one of the improvs? Maybe Edie? I love her, and thought she did a great job in her marriage counseling skit, but the last skit was just kinda pointless.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2007 #12 of 107
    katbug

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    Oh wait. This was on twice tonight, wasn't it? I think I missed one of the episodes because of an overlap with Dancing With The Stars or something...ok. That explains the missed Jennifer reference as well as the earlier "Wayne Knight" reference (I couldn't figure out what you guys were watching, lol).
     
  13. Apr 10, 2007 #13 of 107
    Highspeedhomer

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    The second hour was ok, I watched it first. Then I watched the first one and could not stop laughing. Wayne Knight's little cop skit was hilarious.
     
  14. Apr 10, 2007 #14 of 107
    omnibus

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    Dave Foley was a substitute for Drew Carey but the actual voting and award was a mis-step.

    Wayne Knight was the only one who seemed to be in his element in improv.

    Comparison to "Who's line" failed miserably. Bring back Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles!
     
  15. Apr 10, 2007 #15 of 107
    TAsunder

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    No, they cancelled it for real wedding crashers.

    I thought this show was not so great. It could be better with some changes. I don't understand the point of the host. At least in whose line he was responsible for setting up the scenes. Also, the scenes were way too guided. I would guess that anyone from most local comedy sportz troupes could do as well or better than most people did on this show. The actor regulars were pretty good, but this show just makes me appreciate whose line that much more. Those guys were excellent improv artists.
     
  16. Apr 10, 2007 #16 of 107
    windracer

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    And they cancelled Studio 60 for that? :rolleyes:
     
  17. Apr 10, 2007 #17 of 107
    Lee L

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    I thought it was funny, but way too much filler. I liked Whose Line? much better. Actually, teh British version. I was surprised at how well the guy who played the dad on Malcom in teh Middle did.
     
  18. Apr 10, 2007 #18 of 107
    979hkz

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    I liked it.
    I never realized Brian Cranston was funny.

    Jennifer Coolidge really did not get enough to work with.

    Only saw the first hour. Best line of that hour - "Thursday!"
     
  19. Apr 10, 2007 #19 of 107
    unicorngoddess

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    I liked, "It's okay. I'm British."

    I liked it and will probably watch it for a while.
     
  20. Apr 10, 2007 #20 of 107
    Royster

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    Meh. A poor remake of Who's Line. I was looking forward to Jennifer Coolidge, a very underrated comedienne. But her skit was lame and while she was given some great openings, she never strode through. I haven't watched the second hour yet and I haven;t decided if I will.
     

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