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Half the Tim & Eric thread is about this show so I think it deserves its own thread

Granted I'm only like 13 hours into this thing but it's possibly one of the best comedic achievements of the 21st century

also this video is wonderful and I watch it every day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUE5_Mnelwc

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:32 (four years ago) link

Worth looking for: the episode of The Best Show from a couple years back where Tim and Gregg take up about an hour of the show arguing over whether or not Tim actually saw the Tom Cruise remake of The Mummy.

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:44 (four years ago) link

I never really gave a shit about the Tim & Eric show but I am 100% on board with this as pure genius, Turkington hooking up with him was a godsend.
I'm on season 9.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:08 (four years ago) link

feel like I'm doing a marathon to catch up but even then I can only watch like a handful of these in a row otherwise I will succumb to severe couchlock hypnosis

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:10 (four years ago) link

I think the guys using the mailbag to passive aggressively torment/spring surprises on each other is my favorite gag

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:11 (four years ago) link

best comedy on earth

imago, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:27 (four years ago) link

when you've got movies like Tom Cruise in them

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:29 (four years ago) link

i watched the first episode of this afew days ago.....does it get better? or do you just have to immerse yourself in the voib for a few episodes before you can get into it?

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 17:16 (four years ago) link

It’s my favorite television thing. You really need to immerse yourself (similar to the Best Show).

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 17:18 (four years ago) link

Immerse, my friend. Let it wash over you.

Six seasons of uncritical plaudits for every film under the sun was a magnificent setup for Tim's excoriating Ant-Man review.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 17:19 (four years ago) link

I got into it through the spin-off, Decker.

Chris L, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 17:34 (four years ago) link

Oh god there are Oscar specials and a 12 hour long youtube clip ;_; I am going to have to watch it, I'm afraid. These guys are unreal.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 17:48 (four years ago) link

didn't realize it until I went back but Tim's speech was a lot less garbled pre-brain surgery

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:03 (four years ago) link

for some reason the Oscar Specials are not on the Adult Swim streaming channel

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:18 (four years ago) link

i watched the first episode of this afew days ago.....does it get better?

at first it just seems like a shitty half-assed parody that does not feature any actual jokes, but as time goes on, the layers of comedy really accrue in an ingenious way

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:19 (four years ago) link

probably said this in the other thread but Tim's explanation of why he's paying for Ayaka's abortion despite being a staunch pro-lifer is the purest distillation of the right-wing ethos that I've ever heard

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:20 (four years ago) link

he just... he wasn't going to be in that situation

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:22 (four years ago) link

how come there are no animated gifs of Tim's guitar wanking faces, that shit is comedy gold

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:24 (four years ago) link

he just... he wasn't going to be in that situation

choices have to be on the table

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:27 (four years ago) link

i watched the first episode of this afew days ago.....does it get better? or do you just have to immerse yourself in the voib for a few episodes before you can get into it?

I don't know how to explain this to you but the "Stump the Buff" segment where Tim nails Gregg on the Star Trek/San Francisco trivia question is just as dramatic as the scene in Breaking Bad where Hank figures out who Heisenberg is

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:34 (four years ago) link

you must be talking about Star Trek II

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:39 (four years ago) link

which as Trekkie and non-Trekkie alike knows, takes place in San Francisco

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:40 (four years ago) link

haha

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:40 (four years ago) link

This playlist seems to comprise the definitive chronology of the On Cinema-verse (countdown to exasperated sic post detailing, at length,what's missing from said hi playlist): https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRT5PdjVF-ipL5SPXbmZXzfBchXVR8JTo

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 06:15 (four years ago) link

(No idea where that rogue 'hi' came from so that would be sic gripe #1., I'm sure.)

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 06:18 (four years ago) link

I graciously accept your thanks for my recommending that playlist to you

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 06:53 (four years ago) link

I completely don’t get this

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 07:13 (four years ago) link

Popcorn Classic is a really useful term for a certain kind of movie.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 09:37 (four years ago) link

I thank u, sic, although I spent a long while watching a different, much less complete YT playlist (after starting on the even less complete playlist on that one website) so I just wanted to make sure no one else made my stupid mistake. I give this latest playlist five bags of popcorn and a hundred cups of soda.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 14:28 (four years ago) link

The later seasons of Decker aren’t on youtube btw, but iirc they stop interacting directly with On Cinema episodes so it doesn’t stand out badly

(The two Ant-Man movies also don’t appear in the playlist, but do very much affect On Cinema video and twitter content )

forks if you were starting at an early point, try dropping in on a S4 or 5 episode, when the Tim vs Gregg tone is better established & there’s loads of backstory, to see if it pings any better with you

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:16 (four years ago) link

eh I think starting in the beginning obscures what a slow build this show is

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:17 (four years ago) link

er starting in the MIDDLE

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:17 (four years ago) link

the whole of season 9 seems to be an extended satire on how annoying having dinner service at the Alamo Drafthouses is

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:24 (four years ago) link

"Tastes like a mouthful of dirt."

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:27 (four years ago) link

Todd Rundgren appears in the last episode of Decker...I knew that voice was familiar!!

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:28 (four years ago) link

"Why was he fired, did he forget to wipe down the microwave?"

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:34 (four years ago) link

if someone "completely doesn't get" the show at the beginning, pushing on through twenty episodes of more of the same is probably going to bore and annoy them

oh yeah, the full real-time Trial Of Tim Heidecker coverage isn't on youtube either, just 10-15 minutes highlights from each day (iirc that's all I watched, then switched over for the full verdict)

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:41 (four years ago) link

all 5 hours right here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YWJcqISKJ

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:44 (four years ago) link

oops. I meant right here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YWJcqISKJQ

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:45 (four years ago) link

the trial is astonishingly great. you HAVE to watch the full thing and not just the highlights.

Vape Store (crüt), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:56 (four years ago) link

the whole of season 9 seems to be an extended satire on how annoying having dinner service at the Alamo Drafthouses is

― Οὖτις, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:24 AM (forty-nine minutes ago)

the satire of the kind of fake fancy junk food you get in north america - e.g. everything coming with truffle aoili - was very good

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 19:16 (four years ago) link

I would say you can watch highlights of the trial until Tim fires his attorney and starts defending himself, then switch to the full thing

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:14 (four years ago) link

no!!!!!!!

Vape Store (crüt), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:15 (four years ago) link

a couple of my old acquaintances recently started a video game podcast. I listened to one episode and thought about On Cinema the whole time. one of the guys has probably played 20,000 hours of video games but has absolutely nothing insightful to say about them, it's so spot on that I've almost come to view Tim & Gregg as real people

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 22:07 (four years ago) link

Has anyone started an On On Cinema at the Cinema podcast yet

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 22:35 (four years ago) link

lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK_iydsYSiI

Οὖτις, Friday, 5 July 2019 15:50 (four years ago) link

I just watched shakey's clip the other day. It wouldn't be nearly as beautiful without the interviewer's overt lack of interest in Gregg's banalities.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:08 (four years ago) link

Can you guess which album changed Gregg's life?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON4ZLquouHc

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Sunday, 7 July 2019 16:53 (four years ago) link

Amatocom.com

...."com dot com"

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 15 February 2024 20:11 (two weeks ago) link

what I love about the cast is that they all seem to come from different backgrounds and skill levels. none of them are really comedic actors. some of them are just basically themselves...the Dekkar guys really are Italian musicians, Joe is just Joe, a lot of the bit characters for the Oscar specials come across like they don't know what's going on - I still don't think the Rat Pack guys really 'got' what OC was about, and I'm pretty sure some insider mentioned that the Tim/"James Dean" confrontation at the end of one was so intense because the James Dean actor thought the real Tim was actually yelling at him

the reason why this works so well is because On Cinema is, at its core, sort of a reality show. I mean we know it's scripted, but the movies are obviously real movies, most actors use their real names and are clearly playing versions of themselves, and the saga plays out across the episodes and various social media things, so it seems way more 'real' than say an episode of The Office. like the ending of this one really did make my jaw drop, which wouldn't happen in a regular comedy where everything is based around punchlines, nor would it in a drama series where you expect dramatic things to happen. but in the OC world it feels just real enough to give you some sort of emotional reaction.

frogbs, Thursday, 15 February 2024 20:18 (two weeks ago) link

I’ve often thought G. Amato was just an insane old man but now…

B. Amato (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 15 February 2024 21:38 (two weeks ago) link

its amazing how little is known about Kaili despite her appearing in like 15 episodes now

frogbs, Thursday, 15 February 2024 21:46 (two weeks ago) link

Definitely tries to keep her distance from Tim and Gregg and the circus around them

B. Amato (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 15 February 2024 22:28 (two weeks ago) link

gregg trying to bond with her over harry potter is so sad and also hilarious

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 15 February 2024 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

gregg exchanging his unused extra ticket at the dollar theater really got me

c u (crüt), Friday, 16 February 2024 07:16 (two weeks ago) link

not sure if I’ve seen anything since the Hei Network move. how lost am I likely to be if I go to the cinema for the Oscar special / Amatocon?

bae (sic), Friday, 16 February 2024 08:16 (two weeks ago) link

well an awful lot has happened but I bet you'd still enjoy it anyway

frogbs, Friday, 16 February 2024 14:58 (two weeks ago) link

I think even if you're not completely caught up on everything it's still fun to gawk at this insanely convoluted world they've established. That's more or less how I got into it.

Chris L, Friday, 16 February 2024 15:09 (two weeks ago) link

I watched most of the trial and the 5th special before really knowing anything about the series, it's still very funny even if you don't know what's going on

frogbs, Friday, 16 February 2024 15:28 (two weeks ago) link

most of the new characters are introduced without much context anyway - i don't think there are any super specific details you need to know to understand what's going on

c u (crüt), Friday, 16 February 2024 15:32 (two weeks ago) link

we may be getting some details on Joey fairly soon though

frogbs, Friday, 16 February 2024 15:41 (two weeks ago) link

It’s amazing how this thing has been kept going for 13 years, and always comes up with something new and unexpected. THIS is prestige TV.

B. Amato (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 16 February 2024 16:48 (two weeks ago) link

I'm still catching up, have just reached the 10th oscar special and couldn't contain my fistbump when Hank Friedman came back on screen to explain the planned expansion of his Tom's Original Chilli business to the minor league team the Rancho Cuacamonga Quakers

H.P, Sunday, 18 February 2024 14:15 (two weeks ago) link

oh hell yeah you can see Tim beginning to return to his true self.

I love this saga of Tim being "good" showing how terrible everyone around Tim really is. This special has killed all the romance I previously had in my gregghead-dom. I wanna see this buff stumped!

H.P, Sunday, 18 February 2024 14:18 (two weeks ago) link

"oui oui monsieur uhhhhh i was born in chello mississippi"

H.P, Sunday, 18 February 2024 14:25 (two weeks ago) link

watching that live was a hell of a trip. cant remember how it went down exactly but I think people had 'discovered' the dashcam footage right as the special was starting which made the live chat go nuts

frogbs, Sunday, 18 February 2024 16:56 (two weeks ago) link

“What movie were you watching?”

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 16:41 (one week ago) link

holy shit

ivy., Wednesday, 21 February 2024 17:03 (one week ago) link

The actress who plays Toni is so good.

B. Amato (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 17:21 (one week ago) link

amatom.com

c u (crüt), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 17:29 (one week ago) link

“What movie were you watching?”

― Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, February 21, 2024 10:41 AM (fifty-seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

i literally lol'd at this

also him turning in his chair

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 17:39 (one week ago) link

Matt seemed a little too prepared for this I wonder if he knew what was coming

frogbs, Thursday, 22 February 2024 04:27 (one week ago) link

what on earth is going on with the podcast this week

frogbs, Friday, 23 February 2024 15:10 (one week ago) link

Tim's going to need some mercy

B. Amato (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 23 February 2024 15:57 (one week ago) link

Lol

H.P, Saturday, 24 February 2024 05:07 (one week ago) link

The “intel” that Toni was speaking to the DA was basically just made up by LaRue right? Lmao if his incompetence/laziness winds up getting people killed

frogbs, Saturday, 24 February 2024 20:59 (one week ago) link

So Tim hired Joey to whack Toni or what

Evan, Tuesday, 27 February 2024 12:43 (one week ago) link

I think just scare her?

B. Amato (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 27 February 2024 13:01 (one week ago) link

yeah I don't know if shots were supposed to be fired since it looks like Matt shot first. as bad as Tim is I can't imagine he would actually order a hit on someone.

my theory is Matt actually watches the show and probably suspected a goon was going to show up to intimidate them. I mean he starts firing pretty quick.

frogbs, Tuesday, 27 February 2024 14:13 (one week ago) link

I went back and watched most of the past episodes and didn't see where LaRue says anything about Toni to Tim? At the end of one of the episodes Tim asks him to look into if Toni is talking to the DA, but I didn't hear if LaRue says anything back.

B. Amato (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 27 February 2024 15:05 (one week ago) link

Joey said he wasn't able to watch It Ends With Us because of an "additional workload" due to "certain people's actions" - though that could be Dekkar-related, or anything really

c u (crüt), Tuesday, 27 February 2024 15:12 (one week ago) link

where does Tim get the heads up that the case has been reopened? is that because of the commercials that Joe is doing? I recall it being brought up that the case might be getting reopened due to Toni's "cooperation" but don't remember the details

frogbs, Tuesday, 27 February 2024 15:19 (one week ago) link

Joey said he wasn't able to watch _It Ends With Us_ because of an "additional workload" due to "certain people's actions" - though that could be Dekkar-related, or anything really


I thought that was related to Gregg spending the entire budget for Pep Boys: A Baboon Story on the mop from Mrs. doubtfire.

B. Amato (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 27 February 2024 16:19 (one week ago) link

lol

c u (crüt), Tuesday, 27 February 2024 16:33 (one week ago) link

Great sentence

nxd, Tuesday, 27 February 2024 16:37 (one week ago) link

Okay wait in episode 4 Judge Joe Estevez tells Tim that Toni is talking to the DA.

from a prominent family of bassoon players (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:40 (six days ago) link

Pep Boys: A Baboon Story on the mop from Mrs. doubtfire.

he got a great deal on that and also movie memorabilia appreciates in value 10% per year

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:42 (six days ago) link

yeah that makes sense, since Joe was doing those lawyer commercials he probably did have some inside info, also he's not technically wrong

frogbs, Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:43 (six days ago) link

amato con dot con. amato com dot con

ivy., Wednesday, 28 February 2024 18:20 (six days ago) link

Oh fuck, the first seconds of today’s episode

from a prominent family of bassoon players (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 28 February 2024 19:21 (six days ago) link

"It's just been a really difficult time for all of us. Mostly for her. And of course for Matt."

frogbs, Wednesday, 28 February 2024 20:31 (six days ago) link

cant wait to find out what happens to the VFA kids

frogbs, Wednesday, 28 February 2024 20:46 (six days ago) link

i sent an email to that address asking if the counselors have passed background checks, let's see what happens

from a prominent family of bassoon players (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 28 February 2024 21:20 (six days ago) link

what exactly is G. Amato's angle with Gregg, he must just be trying to launder the money

frogbs, Wednesday, 28 February 2024 22:26 (six days ago) link

This graphic really helped me to understand how the HEI Diet works

https://i.imgur.com/z1RKw1U.jpg

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Thursday, 29 February 2024 07:22 (five days ago) link

Gregg's chair acting keeps getting better and better.

Chris L, Thursday, 29 February 2024 15:41 (five days ago) link

big lol @ "actually we got the numbers reversed, 99% of the tickets are still available"

frogbs, Thursday, 29 February 2024 15:52 (five days ago) link

uhhh???

Gregg’s comments on Matt Newman during the 9th Oscar Special pic.twitter.com/55fb3mJYRF

— Pep Boys & Baboon Cinematic Universe (Updates) (@EarvLikes) August 12, 2023

frogbs, Thursday, 29 February 2024 18:02 (five days ago) link


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