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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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two months ago) link

best comedy on earth

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

when you've got movies like Tom Cruise in them

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

you must be talking about Star Trek II

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

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

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

haha

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

I completely don’t get this

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

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

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

er starting in the MIDDLE

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

"Tastes like a mouthful of dirt."

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

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

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

all 5 hours right here

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

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

oops. I meant right here

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

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

no!!!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

ok yeah i take it back, the peak of this show is tim eating a raw cup o noodles

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 13 September 2019 03:24 (one week ago) link

jaw

Non stop chantar (crüt), Friday, 13 September 2019 03:31 (one week ago) link

poor mark

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 13 September 2019 03:44 (one week ago) link

speaking of Mark I can't believe I hadn't seen this yet, god this show is the best

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc8UUAk_6lA

frogbs, Friday, 13 September 2019 14:12 (one week ago) link

i really think mark is a genius

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 13 September 2019 14:16 (one week ago) link

the three stooges impersonations, the audition videos where he just reads the script verbatim including the locations and motivations, the two extremely traumatic near-death sequences in both the fifth and sixth oscar specials

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 13 September 2019 14:17 (one week ago) link

WC3P0 is his crowning achievement imo

Οὖτις, Friday, 13 September 2019 14:50 (one week ago) link

Mentioned in the T&E thread, but for those who didn't make the connection (as it took me way too long to do, myself), Mark was the pie-sitter on Better Call Saul.

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Friday, 13 September 2019 14:54 (one week ago) link

WHAT

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 13 September 2019 14:59 (one week ago) link

it's certainly become clear just how much the office underused him

imago, Friday, 13 September 2019 15:04 (one week ago) link

not to mention he was K-Strass the Yo-Yo guy, which I still think is one of the funniest things to ever happen to local morning news

frogbs, Friday, 13 September 2019 15:11 (one week ago) link

K-Strass is one of my favorite things ever, complete genius. He had a big part in the What We Do In The Shadows TV series and was pretty funny

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Friday, 13 September 2019 15:16 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj9VF7LyffU

Evan, Friday, 13 September 2019 15:22 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nyZqO0AclU

Three Word Username, Friday, 13 September 2019 15:28 (one week ago) link

K-Strass & his On Cinema persona are basically the same character

frogbs, Friday, 13 September 2019 15:43 (one week ago) link

just gotta get out! just gotta get right mama mia!!!!

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 13 September 2019 16:57 (one week ago) link

tim: "wind beneath your wings. bette midler. beaches. barbara hershey."

gregg: "thank you! finally!"

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 13 September 2019 17:00 (one week ago) link

lol now that i've finished this i don't know what to do with myself

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 13 September 2019 22:09 (one week ago) link

maybe force someone to rewatch the whole thing with me

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 13 September 2019 22:09 (one week ago) link

it's only three weeks to wait for the movie

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, 13 September 2019 22:18 (one week ago) link

haha I've tried to make a few converts, not sure I've been at all successful. it's something of a hard sell when you tell people they have to start at the beginning and it's super-slow at first.

xp

Οὖτις, Friday, 13 September 2019 22:19 (one week ago) link

yeah i showed my gf, and before that my ex, the first few eps. both heidecker fans, not stoked on on cinema

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Friday, 13 September 2019 22:20 (one week ago) link

when you tell people they have to start at the beginning

stop telling them this! they can jump in later when the mythology and interlacing feuds have started to build up, and pick things up from context, and/or go back & fill in once they've got a feel for it.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, 13 September 2019 22:38 (one week ago) link

idk I initially started at season 10 and was like "wtf is this" I had to go back to the beginning

Οὖτις, Friday, 13 September 2019 22:40 (one week ago) link

I was super late to the game despite being a fan of both dudes. It seemed like too much of an investment back when I didn't know the magic I was denying myself.

My brother is also a big T+E head but I haven't sold him on On Cinema yet.

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Friday, 13 September 2019 22:43 (one week ago) link

He's even seen all of Decker without realizing all the texture and context he was missing.

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Friday, 13 September 2019 22:45 (one week ago) link

a good introductory episode of this is when tim vapes and says his thoughts are coming out of his nose

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 13 September 2019 22:54 (one week ago) link

idk I initially started at season 10 and was like "wtf is this" I had to go back to the beginning

yeah S10 is way too late, I mean before Decker. S3 or S4 have enough of the rivalry and side-characters established to get the feel for it, without the whole universe being so huge as to be completely confusing.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, 13 September 2019 23:22 (one week ago) link

this guy m/l knows what's up:

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), Thursday, July 4, 2019 4:16 AM (two months ago)

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, 13 September 2019 23:22 (one week ago) link

you def wanna start 1-2 seasons before "Lucky Season 7" because I think that's where the show goes off the rails for good

frogbs, Saturday, 14 September 2019 04:10 (one week ago) link

and I mean that in the best possible way, of course

frogbs, Saturday, 14 September 2019 04:10 (one week ago) link

He's even seen all of Decker without realizing all the texture and context he was missing.

this was me for a couple years, I recently rewatched 'em all and they are so much better once you're familiar with On Cinema. it explains so much - why Kington is the "Master of Codes", why Tim is so zonked out during the Hawaii season, the whole "Gregg Turkington's Decker vs. Dracula" thing, and why the budget is so much higher from "Decker: Unclassified" on. like my main complaint about Decker was "there's a lot of weird random things going on" but it all makes sense if you watch On Cinema

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 16:10 (three days ago) link

Even just those moments when Gregg clearly starts ad-libbing about one of his filmic obsessions and Tim loses his cool just before the scene is abruptly cut in the middle of a word. Or Gregg's reaction when Dr. San shows up.

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 16:27 (three days ago) link

"we're not doing that right now"

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 16:35 (three days ago) link

i can't imagine the twist of port of call hawaii being nearly as hilarious without on cinema

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 16:59 (three days ago) link

just set empty bottle as my ringtone

nxd, Thursday, 19 September 2019 10:27 (two days ago) link

"Your son is in hell Delgado! That was his choice!"

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 19 September 2019 10:40 (two days ago) link

last year it was "Oscars so White", this year it's "Oscars so A through M"

frogbs, Thursday, 19 September 2019 13:34 (two days ago) link

"Your son is in hell Delgado! That was his choice!"

this got one of the biggest laughs from me out of the entire series

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Thursday, 19 September 2019 14:05 (two days ago) link

ha yeah, same here! loves how he loses it and smashes up the chair etc.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 19 September 2019 14:26 (two days ago) link

Season 11 next week

frogbs, Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:56 (two days ago) link

Fuck yesss... I finished season 10 today, and felt a pang of sadness, as if two of my best friends had died.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:59 (two days ago) link

YESSSSS

Non stop chantar (crüt), Thursday, 19 September 2019 18:01 (two days ago) link

I will be debuting a new segment called Classic Movie Time which presents Popcorn Classic movies reviewed on the very location where they were filmed. #OnCinema

— #1 Ranked Movie Expertise (@greggturkington) September 19, 2019

this is the next level of expertise i've been dreaming of

Non stop chantar (crüt), Thursday, 19 September 2019 18:03 (two days ago) link

yes!!!!

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 September 2019 18:18 (two days ago) link

i can't wait for every classic movie time segment to be about oh, god!

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 September 2019 18:18 (two days ago) link

The levels of meta/irony/subversion here:

If the show is just tantrums and bad music,no one will watch

— #1 Ranked Movie Expertise (@greggturkington) September 19, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 September 2019 19:07 (two days ago) link

"You might remember his brother, Don Swayze, from the Decker, the TV show that we did. Don Swayze was fantastic. Patrick Swayze, of course, is just as good."

Non stop chantar (crüt), Saturday, 21 September 2019 04:22 (three hours ago) link

*from Decker

Non stop chantar (crüt), Saturday, 21 September 2019 04:23 (three hours ago) link

The latest Best Show Bests Ep. 128 is an absolute must.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Saturday, 21 September 2019 04:41 (three hours ago) link


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