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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 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two years ago) link

best comedy on earth

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

when you've got movies like Tom Cruise in them

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

you must be talking about Star Trek II

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

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

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

haha

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

I completely don’t get this

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

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

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

er starting in the MIDDLE

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

"Tastes like a mouthful of dirt."

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

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

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

all 5 hours right here

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

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

oops. I meant right here

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

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

no!!!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

"Decker's getting laid, mon" is something that will be seared into my brain until the end of time

frogbs, Monday, 9 August 2021 03:43 (two months ago) link

That bar (Arnold's) is very real and such an absolute dive it's pretty hilarious to walk by. (Lanoi is not real)

No idea where to post this but it's such a flashback from 1997:

Gregg Turkington and David Berman, backstage at Tramps, NYC, circa ’97/‘98 pic.twitter.com/nW9Z1hIgV0

— ava (@westcoastwinter) August 8, 2021

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 9 August 2021 04:58 (two months ago) link

Last week I was at a bar to watch a baseball game which got rained out. So they put on AMC and what was on? That’s right, Jaws 2.

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 04:49 (two months ago) link

idk if I'm too jizzle jammed right now but the 3 "high-budget" seasons of Decker are so fucking funny

― frogbs, Friday, August 6, 2021 10:32 PM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

otm

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 August 2021 08:20 (two months ago) link

I watched these all before I even knew what On Cinema was so the episode where they're watching the VHS tape of Decker's Oscar winning movie in which Kington is played by Manuel was just the most confusing shit

even now I feel like I'm missing a few things. why was James Dean replaced with the Son of Dracula? why did they spend an entire episode talking about "...wings" ?

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 14:37 (two months ago) link

oh god i just lost my shit remembering the vfa archive of the future

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 August 2021 15:03 (two months ago) link

funniest moment for me is Decker abruptly shooting the nation's Top Military General in the head in the courtroom and the judges just react by yelling at him "You better have a good explanation for this!"

second best is the Vice President (this is a Tim & Eric Awesome Show guy, right?) hanging his head and saying "Yeah, its true. I made a deal with the devil and...I guess I'm just gonna have to pay for it"

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 15:40 (two months ago) link

ok I looked up what happened to the James Dean actor, apparently he started going into mental decline so they had to stop using him. its not really explained in-universe.

one thing I found out though is that he was legitimately spooked during the Oscar Special where he's introduced and Tim goes off on him, I guess he wasn't expecting him to explode like that and thought the anger might've been real. the "I'll pull my knife out" line was unscripted, Gregg says "stop putting the camera on him" presumably so someone can explain to him what's going on

makes me wonder who in the OC universe maybe wasn't quite aware of what was going on. Dee Thompson (the dude who snuck into the Oscars) was definitely not an act but I think he was one of those guys who will just go anywhere he's invited. Larry Turman (the guest reviewer/professor on an early season) seemed genuinely annoyed with Gregg, I could almost buy that he wasn't quite in on the joke

the one I really wonder about are the Rat Pack impersonators who were there to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Rat Pack movie. the Dean Martin/Joe Mantegna impersonator in particular keeps cracking these lame one-liners which are totally at odds with the humor of the show and it seems to catch Tim off guard ("You're trying to upstage me!"), it's like they were told it was a comedy show but not much else. they also appear to be genuinely surprised when they get booted out!

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 18:20 (two months ago) link

Film buff rescues more than 20,000 VHS tapes set for dump

conrad, Thursday, 19 August 2021 09:30 (two months ago) link

i can't believe they were just about to throw away so many bond classics

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Thursday, 19 August 2021 15:43 (two months ago) link

oddly the URL for that story has changed - must have still been breaking when I posted

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-58261702

https://i.imgur.com/c6Z1fFN.png

conrad, Thursday, 19 August 2021 19:00 (two months ago) link

he is applying for funding to create a national archive

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 19 August 2021 19:14 (two months ago) link

that guy otm

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Thursday, 19 August 2021 20:25 (two months ago) link

We do this every MONTH at the VFA. Nice to see other smaller archives springing up. This guy has the right idea! Landfills are for orange peels and old tires, not #certified #popcorn #Classics. https://t.co/Xe2OUamtso

— The REAL Mister Movies (@greggturkington) August 19, 2021

frogbs, Thursday, 19 August 2021 22:24 (two months ago) link

the OCX episode after the VR stuff (where the Delgados finally get to Tim) is some amazing shit, Tim's bit about standing on the bridge threatening suicide unless he can get On Cinema back is maybe his finest moment as an actor. he's so good at expressing that brooding, barely-concealed rage while others are talking, all the episodes where he has to play it "straight" to appease the Delgados are so good

also lmao @ Tim asking Joe Estevez about Avengers and Joe just going "oh, I haven't seen it"...little things like that are so funny to me

frogbs, Friday, 27 August 2021 03:03 (one month ago) link

lmao best one of these so far

Gregg Turkington vs. the Cinderella flash mob pic.twitter.com/1KhXzJIKXl

— Gredits (@GreggMovieEdits) August 29, 2021

frogbs, Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:32 (one month ago) link

i need some Jaws sugar

the adventures of pavlo and schrödis (geoffreyess), Thursday, 2 September 2021 18:24 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

lol (CW: Newsmax)

Remarkable @OCATCOfficial content https://t.co/nKFy4ZJtJa

— Kernel John Decker (@timheidecker) September 16, 2021

aegis philbin (crüt), Friday, 17 September 2021 22:28 (one month ago) link

Date for new season is 10/6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mghY2_cleCg

blatherskite, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 17:39 (one month ago) link

logged in and indeed I have a wallet address

frogbs, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 18:15 (one month ago) link

glad to see larue is doing well

aegis philbin (crüt), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 23:06 (one month ago) link

whoa, the dress rehearsal for Zero Hour happened on January 6th?! (2019)

the adventures of pavlo and schrödis (geoffreyess), Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:38 (three weeks ago) link

getting the feeling that something bad's gonna happen at this party

frogbs, Thursday, 7 October 2021 03:37 (two weeks ago) link

Yep.

Is it just me or is Toni kind of good looking without the glasses and her hair down?

And of course the worms! (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 7 October 2021 14:58 (two weeks ago) link

the Toni Newman character is so great because she's someone who's so recognizable in real life; the "wine mom" who seems fun and affable but once you get to know her you realize she has some truly insane beliefs and drinks as a way to cope with the abuse her husband is putting her through. I know neighbors and people at work who are just like that, they're kind of sympathetic characters but also happen to post a lot of anti-vaxx shit on Facebook. despite that you rarely see a character like that on screen. they really found the perfect actress for it too.

frogbs, Thursday, 7 October 2021 22:22 (two weeks ago) link

“Oh no, Tim’s going to be mad at me again!”.

And of course the worms! (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 8 October 2021 00:36 (two weeks ago) link

"I don't know how I can do the show without talking about this"

"Just pretend it's a Bond movie"

frogbs, Thursday, 14 October 2021 04:05 (one week ago) link

Adam Driver....from....Fast and the Furious 7

frogbs, Thursday, 14 October 2021 04:12 (one week ago) link

RJ's Shake Shack is a major Chekov's Gun here

frogbs, Thursday, 14 October 2021 04:12 (one week ago) link

lol just rewatched it and noticed that Axiom is now listed as the "tambourine player for DKR"

frogbs, Thursday, 14 October 2021 15:30 (one week ago) link

Season is progressing very quickly.

And of course the worms! (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 14 October 2021 16:22 (one week ago) link

guessing all the stuff about Tim's debt w/ the Delgados and the prenup getting voided in the 7th special is gonna come up soon

frogbs, Thursday, 14 October 2021 18:02 (one week ago) link

What a nice cat ….had a great time …played him some stuff …laughed a lot https://t.co/h8s5E4B33C

— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) October 16, 2021

... (Eazy), Saturday, 16 October 2021 16:18 (one week ago) link

james bond is the opposite of a terrorist

aegis philbin (crüt), Thursday, 21 October 2021 16:18 (five days ago) link

might as well bump this while the on sinema at the sinema thread is still contemporary. i am back in the on cinema game. i jumped back in roughly where i left off (season 6), and then went back and rewatched starting at season 5 just for fun. currently watching the 3rd oscar special and am glad to see that tim has switched to non-alcoholic Organic champagne for this special

Spoiler: Tim no longer has problems with alcohol.

Typo? Negative! (Boring, Maryland), Sunday, 24 October 2021 18:06 (two days ago) link

wow, the last 20 minutes with james dean is just a debacle by the end, good lord

I have not watched this show but everything I see involving it seems so incredibly in-jokey that I don't think I have the energy?

akm, Sunday, 24 October 2021 20:40 (two days ago) link

it is one of the most self-referential shows of all time

I feel the same as akm.

Through with “What’s the Buzz” (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 October 2021 21:24 (two days ago) link

i tried this while i was bedridden and recovering from a near death hospitalization for like three months and even then i didn't feel like i have the time to get up to speed with it

Clay, Sunday, 24 October 2021 21:42 (two days ago) link

I'm glad I got in at the beginning, don't know how I'd catch up if I was starting now.

Typo? Negative! (Boring, Maryland), Sunday, 24 October 2021 21:45 (two days ago) link

wow, the last 20 minutes with james dean is just a debacle by the end, good lord


Apparently the guy playing"James Dean" was genuinely scared by Tim although he had been prepped in advance.

Typo? Negative! (Boring, Maryland), Sunday, 24 October 2021 21:47 (two days ago) link

at the end tim starts doing the real deep, top of the lungs, kind of "GET HIM OUT OF HERE!!!" at james dean

Karl I think you will really appreciate the later seasons

aegis philbin (crüt), Monday, 25 October 2021 00:58 (yesterday) link

Ya I just looked up Season 6 and wow you haven’t even made it to Axiom and “Empty Bottle” yet wtf

frogbs, Monday, 25 October 2021 01:17 (yesterday) link

thing is, i have also seen the entirety of the trial of tim heidecker, the full version. so i have an idea of the tragedy that is about to unfold. dr. san doesn't fool me

not like he fooled all of you

Personally I think Lucky Season 7 is the best but 10 and 11 are right up there and this new one is a lot of fun so far, not to mention the Oscar Specials and the uhh “high budget” seasons of Decker which honestly are some of the funniest things I’ve ever seen

Fun fact: the “Space Wall” episode features a voice cameo by Todd Rundgren!

frogbs, Monday, 25 October 2021 01:26 (yesterday) link


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