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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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

best comedy on earth

imago, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:27 (seven months ago) link

when you've got movies like Tom Cruise in them

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:29 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

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

Chris L, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 17:34 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:18 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:22 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

you must be talking about Star Trek II

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:39 (seven months ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:40 (seven months ago) link

haha

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

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

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

I completely don’t get this

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

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

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 09:37 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:17 (seven months ago) link

er starting in the MIDDLE

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:17 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

"Tastes like a mouthful of dirt."

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:27 (seven months ago) link

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

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:28 (seven months ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:34 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

all 5 hours right here

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

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:44 (seven months ago) link

oops. I meant right here

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

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:45 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

no!!!!!!!

Vape Store (crüt), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:15 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 22:35 (seven months ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Friday, 5 July 2019 15:50 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

*Paul Car

the burrito that defined a generation, Monday, 17 February 2020 17:51 (one week ago) link

always assumed Axiom and Manuel were just paid lackeys but their "brotherhood" talk seems sincere at this point.

Axiom & Manuel have true brotherhood - Axiom only comes to the studio due to Manuel’s entreaties, having spurned Tim, and saves Manuel first. (It’s up in the air whether Manuel believes most of what he’s saying or if he’s keeping good with Tim for next time he has money)

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Monday, 17 February 2020 18:05 (one week ago) link

Oh, another detail I loved: Tim taking the name of Toni's ex-husband, rather than her maiden name.

blatherskite, Monday, 17 February 2020 23:21 (one week ago) link

lol yes

uncrut gems (crüt), Monday, 17 February 2020 23:40 (one week ago) link

always assumed Axiom and Manuel were just paid lackeys but their "brotherhood" talk seems sincere at this point.

Axiom & Manuel have true brotherhood - Axiom only comes to the studio due to Manuel’s entreaties, having spurned Tim, and saves Manuel first. (It’s up in the air whether Manuel believes most of what he’s saying or if he’s keeping good with Tim for next time he has money)

the manuel and ax characters are used to portray the archetypal brotherhood/bro-dom exaggerated to absurdity. despite appearing as guitar center dwelling douchebags and being hired guns, manuel is still willling to give the skin off his ass for tim— and ax his hand! even through all the ups and downs of their relationships, they still say they'd be willing to do anything for tim, which is why i think ax eventually showed up at the end of the oscar special. at this point in their character development, they're that dumb kind of loyal like a dog. and they're some of my favorite characters because of it

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 15:58 (one week ago) link

IRL Tim claimed he really did meet those two guys at a Guitar Center, I wonder if that's true or not

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:00 (one week ago) link

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE 7TH ANUAL OSCAR SPECIAL pic.twitter.com/kW8PURtEYD

— Tim Newman (@timheidecker) February 18, 2020

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:42 (one week ago) link

mister turkgtin MUST be healed accountable for his crimes!

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:43 (one week ago) link

mister turkgtin hahaha

nxd, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:43 (one week ago) link

rip tom chaplin
may your final meal be your finest

nxd, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:44 (one week ago) link

Still haven't seen more than the first twenty minutes thanks to a variety of other distractions but I do want to point out that Tim appeared very close to breaking when Gregg was slowly pulling his car in and honking incessantly.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:50 (one week ago) link

we all broke in that moment

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:52 (one week ago) link

he certainly cracked up more this year, especially the first hour or so

nxd, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:53 (one week ago) link

I wouldn't be surprised if he did meet them at Guitar Center: IIRC, Axiom and Manuel are in a real band together (Last Second Chance), and that is their IRL look/style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wzXNYEl3fM

blatherskite, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:56 (one week ago) link

My Son Matt

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:00 (one week ago) link

Tone newman

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:06 (one week ago) link

Matt Newman cracked me up

equam phillips (crüt), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:16 (one week ago) link

Tim murdering Gregg is pretty much the only way this series can end right now

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:21 (one week ago) link

greggs back on twitter :)

nxd, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 20:48 (one week ago) link

In the waiting room at the emergency room a lot of us were taken to after #TimsOscarNightTragedy they had a tv playing WHICH Tom Hanks Popcorn classic?

— #1 Ranked Movie Expertise (@greggturkington) February 18, 2020

nxd, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:02 (one week ago) link

tim changing his twitter name to "tim newman" makes all of his tweets funnier

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:20 (six days ago) link

Finally finished this last night. Worth the wait.

If I find the time/wherewithal, I kinda want to transcribe Tim's conversation with his new son Matt.

Hot, Now, and Oh-So-Very Wow! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:24 (six days ago) link

Congrats to the growing Newman family!

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:24 (six days ago) link

kinda bummed I saw the ending of the special before the beginning :(

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:27 (six days ago) link

loool:

ATTN On Cinema Family & Toni Newman: @timheidecker fooled many of you with his "heartfelt" wedding vows, but - like most things that he does in life - they were a sham. He has no respect for the law, Toni Newman, or MOVIES. Please spread far and wide! @greggturkington #OnCinema pic.twitter.com/DVfP0tnWwf

— Justin Gaynor (@justingaynor) February 19, 2020

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:00 (six days ago) link

outstanding

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:04 (six days ago) link

holy shit lmao

equam phillips (crüt), Thursday, 20 February 2020 04:50 (five days ago) link

and they say he doesn't actually watch the movies

frogbs, Thursday, 20 February 2020 14:29 (five days ago) link

Ok that is amazing.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 February 2020 14:30 (five days ago) link

That is truly beautiful. Halleluyer!

Hot, Now, and Oh-So-Very Wow! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 20 February 2020 14:32 (five days ago) link

oh that kind of explains why one of the celebrity quotes in the between-scenes slideshow was Tyler Perry saying something like "I can't say I ever actually enjoyed playing Madea."

the burrito that defined a generation, Thursday, 20 February 2020 15:47 (five days ago) link

No less convinced that Tim & Gregg see one week into the future:

https://t.co/miAx0jS5ZG pic.twitter.com/kpbWtGuLXI

— Justin Gaynor (@justingaynor) February 21, 2020

blatherskite, Friday, 21 February 2020 02:03 (four days ago) link

Fully binging my way into this I guess. On S3. i love how Gregg just totally shuts down and submits when Tim is berating him.

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Monday, 24 February 2020 05:50 (yesterday) link

Finally watched the Oscar special. Goddamn it they keep topping themselves.

Ok bloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 24 February 2020 11:31 (yesterday) link

wondering what kind of scam Tim is trying to pull on Toni, making her sign the annulment quickly and then changing his last name for some reason

also is it implied that he slept with the pastor? the way he kept looking at her instead of Toni...yeeesh

something I just realized now (which I think was supposed to be obvious all along) is that the name of the character in the new Joker is Arthur, something which somehow goes unremarked upon the entire special

frogbs, Monday, 24 February 2020 14:45 (yesterday) link

Thought it was a nice touch that he called Ayaka the love of his life immediately before getting (re-)married to a different woman.

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Monday, 24 February 2020 14:49 (yesterday) link

"I'm Tim's favorite wife, right?"

"Well you're definitely the most recent"

lmaooo

frogbs, Monday, 24 February 2020 14:56 (yesterday) link

I enjoyed that Gregg did like 20 seconds of actual interviewing and we learnt something about Russell Brand

imago, Monday, 24 February 2020 14:57 (yesterday) link

ok I replayed the annulment scene and Toni mentions something like 'oh we're gonna have to get a new pre-nup'

I *think* Joe suggested during the "debt forgiveness special" that they should close down HEI Inc and reopen under a new name

frogbs, Monday, 24 February 2020 15:16 (yesterday) link

lmao the debt forgiveness special

it never stops being funny

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:19 (yesterday) link

wondering what kind of scam Tim is trying to pull on Toni, making her sign the annulment quickly and then changing his last name for some reason

also is it implied that he slept with the pastor? the way he kept looking at her instead of Toni...yeeesh

My read is that he sincerely loves Toni (or at least thinks he does) but he just can’t stop scheming and using people and chasing the next shiny thing.

Ok bloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:23 (yesterday) link

just gonna leave this here so you can watch it over and over

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCowInr2d0s&feature=youtu.be&t=3783

Tim comes pretty close to breaking

frogbs, Monday, 24 February 2020 15:28 (yesterday) link

Hahaha I also noticed the “quartet” have a hard time keeping a straight face at several points throughout the special

Ok bloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:36 (yesterday) link

Especially the part where he’s berating then for not knowing “Pop Goes the Weasel”

Ok bloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:38 (yesterday) link

i'm not sure if they were entirely in on the joke

frogbs, Monday, 24 February 2020 15:44 (yesterday) link

Yeah, the musicians on the last couple Oscar specials have come closest to puncturing the illusion. One of the dudes from last year's kinda drove me nuts with his excessively-hammy 'I'M LIKE SO SCARED OF TIM RIGHT NOW!' mugging.

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:45 (yesterday) link

I feel like Tim & co. would probably take great pains to let the musicians and impersonators know what's up ahead of time. Like, he's not gonna start vehemently abusing people who don't know he's just fucking around.

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:47 (yesterday) link

Unless he's legitimately hoping to get a rap in the mouth as extra seasoning.

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:48 (yesterday) link

i love the lameness of "it's movie time!" and how much gregg relishes it

equam phillips (crüt), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:55 (yesterday) link

i'm not sure if they were entirely in on the joke

didn't one of them provide the backing vocals to the acoustic empty bottle?

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Monday, 24 February 2020 16:57 (yesterday) link


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