Joe Pera Talks with You

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OptionVotes
Joe Pera Reads You the Church Announcements 5
Joe Pera Takes You to Breakfast 3
Joe Pera Takes You on a Fall Drive 3
Joe Pera Shows You How to Dance 2
Joe Pera Talks to You About the Rat Wars of Alberta, Canada (1950–Present Day) 2
Joe Pera Answers Your Questions About Cold Weather Sports 1
Joe Pera Shows You Iron 0
Joe Pera Talks You Back to Sleep 0
Joe Pera Lights Up the Night with You 0


devvvine, Thursday, 2 August 2018 10:51 (one year ago) link

Joe Pera Talks with You is the first new show I’ve really liked in at least a year.

― Chris L, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 01:15 (one month ago) Permalink

that show rules. it's somehow funny and gentle and comforting and weird all at the same time. very unlike the other adult swim shows

― na (NA), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 02:16 (one month ago) Permalink

It’s very funny and has a tremendous amount of heart and integrity. I guess it goes to show adult swim is still willing to do something radically different, other than give a show to any woman.

― Chris L, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 07:48 (one month ago) Permalink

OK I just finished it last night and was not expecting nor was I prepared for the turn in the last episode.

― Simon H., Monday, 25 June 2018 11:13 (one month ago) Permalink

I guess saying what major recent arthouse picture it reminded me of might constitute a spoiler so I'll just say I hope it gets picked up for another season.

― Simon H., Monday, 25 June 2018 11:23 (one month ago) Permalink

I like it a lot - it reminds me of my partner's hometown in western Ontario.

There's a weird tension to it, too - you expect every scene to end with some cheap gag to undercut the earnestness, but it never comes. Or if it does, the gag itself is just as earnest.

― Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 25 June 2018 11:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Yes, the tone is very carefully managed, as is the writing/design of "Joe Pera," the character

― Simon H., Monday, 25 June 2018 11:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah - I don't want to look at his other stuff on YouTube in case he's acting out of character and it spoils the effect.

devvvine, Thursday, 2 August 2018 10:51 (one year ago) link

Still no word on a second season?

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Thursday, 2 August 2018 11:21 (one year ago) link

not that i can find, seems like it's got good enough press coverage to warrant it.

hope this is made officially available in the uk somehow so i'm not just boring people about something they can't watch.

devvvine, Thursday, 2 August 2018 11:30 (one year ago) link

I am so grateful to you for flagging this show! I just watched the first episode, and was hooked instantly. It's insane how effective it is at making you care so much about a character inside 11 minutes!

tangenttangent, Monday, 6 August 2018 20:44 (one year ago) link

watched the whole season twice so far and got my bro and sis on it. so many great moments.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Monday, 6 August 2018 20:56 (one year ago) link

Yeah - I don't want to look at his other stuff on YouTube in case he's acting out of character and it spoils the effect.

― devvvine, Thursday, August 2, 2018 3:51 AM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i would avoid, a couple standup routines were on point but most of the old stuff was lame. he really honed this character through the years.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Monday, 6 August 2018 20:58 (one year ago) link

i'm guessing church announcements will win, probably deservedly. i think any of them aside from the last couple are a good choice - i like those too but i prefer the self-contained ones to the plot-focused ones.

na (NA), Monday, 6 August 2018 21:33 (one year ago) link

i can't pick :(

na (NA), Monday, 6 August 2018 21:35 (one year ago) link

I had no idea this was a thing! I always try talking this dude up to people and always forget his name (to the extent that I scanned this thread title like seven times before I finally realized where I knew the name). He's just become 'that twentysomething guy who acts like he's in his late seventies' at this point. Will def check this out.

My Name is Pants and I Fit Snugly (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 04:17 (one year ago) link

It's insane how effective it is at making you care so much about a character inside 11 minutes!

― tangenttangent, Monday, August 6, 2018 9:44 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

started rewatching it this morning and yeah just how emotionally engaging it is right out of the gate is a miracle. jo firestone and conor o'malley also killing it.

devvvine, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 10:20 (one year ago) link

His basset hound makes me happy. This is supposed to be set in Marquette, Michigan, right? Where do they film this?

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 15:44 (one year ago) link

it's set and filmed there

Number None, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 16:42 (one year ago) link

This is old Pera that is funny and not jarring to new fans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYhcW1aRs0c

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 16:50 (one year ago) link

what, that was horrible

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:05 (one year ago) link

I don't give a fuck.

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:15 (one year ago) link

I’ve loved this guy since his debut on Seth Meyers

https://vimeo.com/170977560

of his standup work on YouTube, I still think the Buffalo Bills one is the best. Dude fuckin kills me.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:01 (one year ago) link

Yeah the Bills one was very on point

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:00 (one year ago) link

Doo da dooda doodoo. Doo da dooda doodoo.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:54 (one year ago) link

Church Announcements.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 23:38 (one year ago) link

And considering the licensing for a song like that would normally wipe out a show's entire season budget, I'm guessing that Townshend let it go for peanuts (as he did with Louis CK/"Who Are You" after he watched a clip).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 23:39 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

This show was so lovely

Voting is very difficult but I think I will go with Breakfast, as its final line is the best final line of any episode in TV history

imago, Saturday, 8 September 2018 18:55 (one year ago) link

Although the other O'Malley-written episode, Fall Drive, pushes it very close and actually I won't vote yet until I've seen them both again

imago, Saturday, 8 September 2018 18:56 (one year ago) link

voted "shows you how to dance" but this is basically impossible

Clay, Saturday, 8 September 2018 20:44 (one year ago) link

Leaning towards fall drive... but also leaning towards the other 8 episodes as well.

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Saturday, 8 September 2018 23:43 (one year ago) link

I love the tension and release when he finally [spoiler lol] says what he wants for breakfast.

There are several legit beautiful moments in the fall drive episode - the photos, the decaying pumpkin, the waterfall...

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 9 September 2018 00:36 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 1 October 2018 00:01 (eleven months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 00:01 (eleven months ago) link

four months pass...

The perfect egg bite part of the breakfast episode is hilarious

badg, Friday, 1 March 2019 18:55 (six months ago) link

conner o'malley's other comedic output is uh pretty out there

na (NA), Friday, 1 March 2019 19:57 (six months ago) link

he's great.

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 1 March 2019 20:07 (six months ago) link

he's good but his usual stuff is pretty different from joe pera talks with you

na (NA), Friday, 1 March 2019 20:13 (six months ago) link

some of his stuff where he's biking around new york salivating over sports cars feels like an american version of limmy

na (NA), Friday, 1 March 2019 20:14 (six months ago) link

given he wrote the two best episodes of this, and he's gotten a Limmy comparison, I'm interested

imago, Friday, 1 March 2019 20:16 (six months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzpAYv0AP68&t=8s

na (NA), Friday, 1 March 2019 20:18 (six months ago) link

as a chicago resident i also appreciate this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8nRQJaRV9E

na (NA), Friday, 1 March 2019 20:19 (six months ago) link

:D ok i'm in

imago, Saturday, 2 March 2019 23:51 (six months ago) link

this dude is amazing. 'guys day' is some sort of masterpiece

imago, Sunday, 3 March 2019 00:33 (six months ago) link

i was extremely emotionally affected by this show, it is incredibly moving and at times transcendent. it is really special

sunkengarden, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 06:31 (six months ago) link

^^^

I grew up in the upper peninsula during my teenage years and it is so unbelievably spot-on that there were moments when I was watching it with my wife where I would uncontrollably lose it and she thought something was wrong with me. he captured the entire vibe of living up there that it felt like I was being teleported back to those years.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 16:18 (six months ago) link

I grew up there too and although this is not inaccurate I still can't shake a sense of resentment of the guy for not being from there

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 5 March 2019 20:37 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

This is the first confirmation I've seen of a second season:

https://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/2019/05/02/joe-pera-talks-you-shooting-second-season-milwaukee-and-u-p/3654202002/

Simon H., Tuesday, 25 June 2019 16:08 (two months ago) link

oh nice glad to hear it!

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 16:13 (two months ago) link

yes!

VAR me to the end of yawn (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 16:28 (two months ago) link

very much in character that there was apparently no formal announcement at all

Simon H., Tuesday, 25 June 2019 16:29 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

maybe i just don't get it. it's like they realized they wrote a perfect song, panicked, and then added a violin solo.

mott the hoopleheads (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:40 (two months ago) link

I guess if you write a song that good, you can give it whatever dumbass title you want.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 14:12 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91wX0NRjJqg

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 16 August 2019 05:36 (one month ago) link

Holy shit it really is ten hours long

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 16 August 2019 12:53 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Big news I can finally share - season two of
'Joe Pera Talks With You' will be coming out this holiday season on @adultswim.

There are 14 new episodes, each with new topics, and I will let you speculate whether this fire hydrant will be introduced as a new major character. https://t.co/jED4yFjs7i

— Joe Pera (@JosephPera) September 4, 2019

normal fucking rockman (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 21:43 (two weeks ago) link

yes!!!!!!

Simon H., Wednesday, 4 September 2019 21:52 (two weeks ago) link

Yay!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 22:19 (two weeks ago) link

Yay!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 22:19 (two weeks ago) link

Omg

tangenttangent, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 22:20 (two weeks ago) link

*air piano*

imago, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 22:24 (two weeks ago) link

i am in love with this beautiful soul.

i recently guessed his age correctly to the week.

meaulnes, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 22:26 (two weeks ago) link

great news

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 22:44 (two weeks ago) link

t the time very tired) partner said his show was "too awkward" to enjoy, it made her too anxious. i said you must have watched the wrong episode and put on the episode where he talks you to sleep. she said "actually this is amazing" and fell asleep before it ended.

I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Monday, 9 September 2019 08:03 (one week ago) link

whoa lemme try again

my (at the time very tired) partner said his show was "too awkward" to enjoy, it made her too anxious. i said you must have watched the wrong episode and put on the episode where he talks you to sleep. she said "actually this is amazing" and fell asleep before it ended.

I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Monday, 9 September 2019 08:03 (one week ago) link

I've been tearing through this the past few days, and was about to watch the last two, but Adult Swim's site is just giving me their weird 404 page now :(

Biggest laugh for me so far, was the cutaway to the deli slicer in the NYE episode. "NICE AND THICK." Something about that just short-circuited my brane. Biggest smile was when the band teacher starts beating the drum along to "Baba O'Riley."

icy bike chain rain (zchyrs), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 22:48 (one week ago) link

This is the sweetest comedy ever. I would happily watch feature length episodes of Joe going about his day.

paolo, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 12:41 (one week ago) link

He's just become 'that twentysomething guy who acts like he's in his late seventies' at this point

He's only in his twenties?????

paolo, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 12:42 (one week ago) link

One of my fave things about him is I remember seeing him at a few open mics in like 2010 and he was doing the exact same thing he is now, the voice, the shirts, everything. I love that he just figured that out early on and mustve just been like "yup, this feels perfect."

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:01 (one week ago) link

hope this is made officially available in the uk somehow so i'm not just boring people about something they can't watch.

― devvvine, Thursday, 2 August 2018 12:30 (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

oh hey this is in the uk now on all4 :)

devvvine, Friday, 13 September 2019 07:24 (one week ago) link

I'm amazed by how much I care about Joe after only nine ten minute episodes. I think it's because he's so different from other main characters in that he's so uncomplicated and straightforward in the best possible way. It's refreshing to see characters who aren't dark or edgy or complex

paolo, Friday, 13 September 2019 09:15 (one week ago) link


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