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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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

best comedy on earth

imago, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:27 (one year ago) link

when you've got movies like Tom Cruise in them

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:29 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Chris L, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 17:34 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:18 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:22 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

you must be talking about Star Trek II

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:39 (one year ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:40 (one year ago) link

haha

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

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

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

I completely don’t get this

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

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

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 09:37 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:17 (one year ago) link

er starting in the MIDDLE

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:17 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

"Tastes like a mouthful of dirt."

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:27 (one year ago) link

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

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:28 (one year ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:34 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

all 5 hours right here

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

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:44 (one year ago) link

oops. I meant right here

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

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:45 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

no!!!!!!!

Vape Store (crüt), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:15 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 22:35 (one year ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Friday, 5 July 2019 15:50 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

thanks, will try it out later with a pair of laptops

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Monday, 26 April 2021 16:04 (one month ago) link

That dress rehearsal’s so interesting early on, getting to see everyone interact as themselves.

too cool for zen talk (Eazy), Monday, 26 April 2021 16:27 (one month ago) link

its so wild. i clicked into it randomly and tim was explaining to toni how the pastor was cut out of the show bc the performer they cast didnt want to get tested o_0

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 26 April 2021 16:53 (one month ago) link

yeah it definitely felt like Pastor Lewis & Tim meeting in the afterlife was supposed to be a bigger story, the whole "she didn't want to be here because of you Gregg" thing didn't make much sense to me

frogbs, Monday, 26 April 2021 17:10 (one month ago) link

what's the best way to watch this after the fact. There are two streams that need to be simulcast?

Bongo Jongus, Monday, 26 April 2021 17:22 (one month ago) link

ah sorry I should've checked a few posts up

Bongo Jongus, Monday, 26 April 2021 17:22 (one month ago) link

back in the hei life again

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 26 April 2021 18:20 (one month ago) link

Gregg’s stream ostensibly started 14 minutes before Tim’s (but in practice was running a few minutes late, and lagged more as it went on). Try starting them with that split, and you can pause to sync them later if it doesn’t line up right.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Monday, 26 April 2021 18:45 (one month ago) link

dang it, the rehearsal stream was taken down (at least for non HEI network subscribers)

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Monday, 26 April 2021 19:01 (one month ago) link

The Father? What's the sequel, The Son? Followed by The Holy Spirit? Now that's a movie I'd see.

frogbs, Monday, 26 April 2021 21:34 (one month ago) link

I think I also saw a bit of a jump cut in Gregg's stream so that part might have been prerecorded?

― eisimpleir (crüt), Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:49 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

can confirm that i didn't hallucinate this

eisimpleir (crüt), Monday, 26 April 2021 22:46 (one month ago) link

one thing I really love about this series is how all the various parts are played by actors from totally different backgrounds with varying levels of acting skill. including a bunch of people you'll never see in a comedy show again. what other show has a cast like this?

frogbs, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 04:07 (one month ago) link

the real MVP is joe estevez. his improv skills are underrated. although it's impossible to work out how much is scripted and improv.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 09:07 (one month ago) link

I doubt much of anything that they have Estevez do (outside of Decker) is scripted in terms of learning lines, but iirc he's briefed more than the other regulars on the overall plot.

You get the impression, by contrast, Michael Matthews was given basically no prep for this: while his glee and confidence as Laroux in earlier stuff sell the character as created, here it felt like the actor was told nothing, so his own haplessness at improv sold Laroux' out-of-depthness.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 09:46 (one month ago) link

during "The LaRoux Report" there's the part where Gregg says "this report has no legal standing" and he goes "yes, it does" and that gets both Gregg and Tim to break so I imagine that line was ad-libbed

agreed though that Joe is the best, he's kind of the perfect companion for both of them - he's appeared in 200 movies but doesn't have anything interesting to say about any of them, and he's good-natured and affable enough to put up with Tim. plus he's enough of a D-lister to genuinely appreciate any kind of show who would want to honor him. he's probably my favorite guest on the show.

Toni is also very good, her character is very recognizable but not something you see represented a lot on screen. very dark humor to the bits where she's like "uh-oh, Tim's mad at me again!" and just heads to the bar (despite possibly being pregnant). only part of that character that doesn't work for me is her son who is way way too good looking to be a pissbottle gamer

frogbs, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 14:20 (one month ago) link

during "The LaRoux Report" there's the part where Gregg says "this report has no legal standing" and he goes "yes, it does" and that gets both Gregg and Tim to break so I imagine that line was ad-libbed

this was an incredible moment

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 14:35 (one month ago) link

I gotta set aside time to watch again to catch more details.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:05 (one month ago) link

felt like toni was breaking for most of the special but that was kinda great in itself, like it simultaneously works as a form of compartmentalization for the character for her to laugh at tim's abusive fugues,,,,, uh sorry if that's dark

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:07 (one month ago) link

also... idk, i love matt, his single syllable responses even further garbled by the zoom stream plus intermittent chugs from the infinite mountain dew bottle... fuckin lost it

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:08 (one month ago) link

the glitchiness of remote video streaming technology really brought back first oscar special vibes for me lol

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:09 (one month ago) link

I want to say that since he grew the beard the guy who I lays Matt looks super familiar to me. Was he one of the Hobbit Heads in an early Special?

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:24 (one month ago) link

*Plays* Matt

but he IS handsome.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:25 (one month ago) link

yeah tim trying to play games with matt was probably the hardest i laughed. the kid may be more goodlooking than your standard pissbottler but imo he is very good as a zero affect/no personality teen, perfect foil for tim.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:26 (one month ago) link

I completely lost it during last year's special when they showed a bunch of father/son stock images and then cut to Matt Newman

eisimpleir (crüt), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 17:01 (one month ago) link

the part at 50:30: link

eisimpleir (crüt), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 17:03 (one month ago) link

I guess it makes sense in that Tim naturally gravitates towards good looking people - his DKR buds were (presumably) chosen for their looks, the CGI Tom Cruise Heidecker was a male model, he's always very particular about what people wear on the show - so maybe he just wants to be a father figure to him b/c he's good looking

felt like toni was breaking for most of the special but that was kinda great in itself, like it simultaneously works as a form of compartmentalization for the character for her to laugh at tim's abusive fugues,,,,, uh sorry if that's dark

yeah it was hard to work out how much of that was intentional. she clearly broke character when Tim was ripping off the posters but some of that was intended to be nervous laughter - watching her entire pyramid scheme crumble on live TV as Tim was wearing the face mask (which I thought really worked because Tim complains about literally everything), it felt like she was laughing just to assure the audience "it's okay, he's not really hurt". also I've kind of gathered her character is drunk all the time and possibly marked by past traumas and therefore she doesn't really give a shit about anything anymore

frogbs, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 17:04 (one month ago) link

lmao he was trying so hard not to crack

https://www.facebook.com/1094372519/videos/10225159799797476/

frogbs, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 20:14 (one month ago) link

oh you might not be able to see that, it's Manuel's Al Pacino impression

frogbs, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 20:14 (one month ago) link

hoo ah

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 20:17 (one month ago) link

my other big regular lol during the special was the way all of tim's pacino tributes digressed toward johnny depp

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 20:18 (one month ago) link

lmaoooo

Gregg Turkington in Parasite (2019, 132 min) pic.twitter.com/K2ft4kXdnY

— trees and flowers (@thosflowers) April 27, 2021

frogbs, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 01:18 (one month ago) link

the VFA now belongs to HEI

https://i.imgur.com/y5b0rBi.png

frogbs, Friday, 30 April 2021 21:17 (one month ago) link

idk how many of you are HEI subscribers but there's a really funny "Mandatory Network Survey" up there now - it's basically the same as those Trump surveys that went out where the options were "Excellent" and "Very Good" but it does have a great joke at the end: "What minor suggestions would you make to improve the quality of Hei Network?" with a big textbox that only accepts 10 characters

frogbs, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 17:05 (one month ago) link

just enough room for "Tom Cruise"

eisimpleir (crüt), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 17:20 (one month ago) link

Somehow never heard about this show til like a year ago, despite loving Tim & Eric, but slowly watching everything in order has been an incredible time. Just finished season 8 on the timeline. Even with everything that's happened, the original elements of the show are still the funniest part / only get funnier. Though the most I laughed was probably the stock photo reveal at the end of each Port of Call: Hawaii: Save the Island opening -- caught me off guard every single time.

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 19:51 (one month ago) link

i think the one that got me the most was tom cruise jr's hologram

nxd, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 09:17 (one month ago) link

gregg's ill-fitting suit in season 1 is still my favorite gag

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 16:22 (one month ago) link

Funniest moment for me is probably the Joe Estevez lifetime achievement award during one of the Oscar Specials. The whole thing was like a fever dream and I honestly thought some of the clips they found were cooked up by the producers.

frogbs, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 16:41 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

40-minute "On Cinema Summer Preview" audio thing with Tim & Gregg up on Hei today

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Friday, 28 May 2021 13:52 (three weeks ago) link

lol didn't take him long to bring up The Hobbit

frogbs, Friday, 28 May 2021 14:24 (three weeks ago) link

so Bugs and Lebron are together finally

frogbs, Friday, 28 May 2021 14:37 (three weeks ago) link

^^ i laughed so hard at that

eisimpleir (crüt), Friday, 28 May 2021 15:35 (three weeks ago) link

I give it 4 bags. which is actually 5 bags

frogbs, Friday, 28 May 2021 15:55 (three weeks ago) link

incredible that the Electric Sun tragedy happened just a few weeks before Fyre Festival

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Monday, 31 May 2021 16:23 (two weeks ago) link

gregg got me with "you could call it OL', a two-letter title, then you're tied for the shortest title of the summer, and that's a better position to be in."

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

I give it 4 bags. which is actually 5 bags

otm

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Sunday, 6 June 2021 01:37 (one week ago) link

I'm usually not into fan-made paraphernalia but these are great:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/997856806/on-cinema-on-tarot-deck

eisimpleir (crüt), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 17:04 (one week ago) link

Whoa, thank u for sharing. I echo the Tim quote on the box. Just bought a set because they're apparently almost gone.

Jerome Percival Jesus (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 19:30 (one week ago) link

Aw man I didn’t realize they were nearly sold out. Looks like I missed my chance.

eisimpleir (crüt), Thursday, 10 June 2021 12:44 (one week ago) link

Popp had tunes

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Sunday, 13 June 2021 03:28 (six days ago) link


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