LETTERKENNY, eh?

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how are you now

mookieproof, Sunday, 28 February 2021 04:43 (one year ago) link

good'n'u

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Sunday, 28 February 2021 04:56 (one year ago) link

pitter patter boys

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 28 February 2021 05:08 (one year ago) link

But have you ever hoovered ILXor schneef?

Chokeslamming A Memory (Old Lunch), Sunday, 28 February 2021 06:00 (one year ago) link

thats a texas sized 10-4

class project pat (m bison), Sunday, 28 February 2021 06:03 (one year ago) link

ok spottie
spottie ok
ok vegemitegrrl
vegemitegrrl ok
ok old lunch
old lunch ok
ok m bison
m bison ok

mookieproof, Sunday, 28 February 2021 07:53 (one year ago) link

You’re picking stones with your friends the other day...

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Sunday, 28 February 2021 10:23 (one year ago) link

I didn't realize I said 'to be fair' so often until I started substituting it with 'to be faaahhhhhr'.

Chokeslamming A Memory (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 20:05 (one year ago) link

OK, so no the town in Donegal I once spent a drunken evening in then.

Punk's not daft (Tom D.), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 20:08 (one year ago) link

Nah, different Letterkenny. Figure it out.

Chokeslamming A Memory (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:00 (one year ago) link

wheel snipe celly, boys!

donna rouge, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:13 (one year ago) link

one of their best openers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q47Uq96lILA

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:19 (one year ago) link

Crush some sandos, boys!

Chokeslamming A Memory (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:19 (one year ago) link

i could watch kids fall off bikes all day, i don't give a shit about your kids

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:31 (one year ago) link

i actually grew up... about an hour's drive from the town letterkenny is based on, where plenty of people sounded exactly like these guys (especially mcmurray, my god, i knew some mcmurrays). there's even an episode that NAMES THE TOWN I GREW UP IN which kinda blew my mind

i still kinda sound like this irl sometimes. i haven't lived there for a long time so it's faded but i'll tell you when i first watched this show it came back

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:34 (one year ago) link

it’s the fights that i truly love tho

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 22:40 (one year ago) link

love when Wayne looks genuinely taken aback, showing his kind of prudish tendencies

also, I knew that video was going to be the "butts stuff" one from the get-go. lol

mh, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 02:37 (one year ago) link

I like this opening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWsVpAbT7JE

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 03:58 (one year ago) link

classic

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 06:17 (one year ago) link

i'm not sure i dig the narrowness of the entire story model from the eps i watched a while ago, maybe i should revisit. does the series develop much?

and that "stoic violence" thing is a behavior model that exists but its actual outcomes should be noted.

when i saw the youtube of the ou sooner wr getting his orbital bone shattered and his bro getting utterly destroyed by the mma kids in the bathroom barfight last week, i immed thought of letterkenny style "justice." it is different, because mma kids aren't everywhere. but is it?

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 16:12 (one year ago) link

depends on what kind of development you’re looking for. there are more characters that get things to do, and there’s some minor evolution of a few characters, but the format remains “this is some stuff that happened to these people” where the stuff changes but the people remain the same

mh, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 16:15 (one year ago) link

does the series develop much?

I looked up the Wikipedia entry while still watching season one expecting to have to dodge some spoilers and laughed when the description of the nine-season series as a whole could've applied to any episode I'd already seen.

Stefan Twerkelle (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 16:18 (one year ago) link

Yah it doesn’t evolve it’s just about the banter, pretty much that’s it lol.

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 16:20 (one year ago) link

I used to play pool with some guys at a sorta-rough pool hall and they were all about some ideal bar fight experience where they get into a fistfight with some dude and then buy him a drink afterwards and become friends... then someone got knifed at the pool hall and they stopped talking about it.

so tonight that I might ramona quimby (f. hazel), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 16:34 (one year ago) link

Canada versh of prarie home companion is a whole lot less intellectual and nostalgic than mn’s.

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 20:57 (one year ago) link

heh, i got into and out of this show before the thread started. Enjoyed the first six episodes and felt it ran its course by season 7. Any improvement in the recent ones?

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 21:11 (one year ago) link

"six seasons"

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 21:11 (one year ago) link

also "littlekenny" is unwatchable

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 21:11 (one year ago) link

yeah i just started season 7 and it seems to be a step down

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 21:27 (one year ago) link

me and the missus had just started using "pitter patter" as shorthand around the house when we landed on that season and bailed

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 21:43 (one year ago) link

7 def feels like a step down, wonder if there was some kind of issue w/ writing during covid and they still had to meet a deadline or something. didn't really have any storylines, it felt like. i'm sure they'll get a million more seasons since it's like the only hit crave has i think? hopefully they right course.

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 22:41 (one year ago) link

so who saw 8/9? did it improve?

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 22:48 (one year ago) link

thought 8 and 9 were as good as any other season

so tonight that I might ramona quimby (f. hazel), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 22:57 (one year ago) link

going through s9 now but so far prefer 8+9 to 6+7

donna rouge, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 23:16 (one year ago) link

good to know

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 23:22 (one year ago) link

it kinda dipped a little since S6 but its an easy watch and there's generally at least one scene per episode that i laugh at. Got plenty of laughs out of s8-9. littlekenny i watched about 30 seconds of and bounced.

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 23:30 (one year ago) link

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r) at 2:57 3 Mar 21

Canada versh of prarie home companion is a whole lot less intellectual and nostalgic than mn’s.


as someone who grew up in rural MN it's a hell of a lot more familiar feeling than PHC

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 23:40 (one year ago) link

wait maybe im not thinknig of 7. whatever the latest season is. that's the one that feels weird and unfinished.

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 23:43 (one year ago) link

think i said some of this in the hulu thread, but to me a comprehensive list of reference points must include:

-king of the hill (rural sensibilities in the modern world! and a lot of sitting around drinking and shooting the shit)
-jody hill (slow motion violence with cool songs, also often rural)
-kevin smith (most of the characters are written in the author's voice, fondness for hockey)

class project pat (m bison), Thursday, 4 March 2021 00:22 (one year ago) link

there's generally at least one scene per episode that i laugh at

can't really explain it but just watched the one where shoresy, talking shit the entire time, routs the shamrockettes. which was fine, but then he ends all the chirping with 'short shifts!' and i almost choked

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 March 2021 01:20 (one year ago) link

the existence of shoresy is such a ridiculous comedy bit, but I end up laughing at the character nearly every time

mh, Thursday, 4 March 2021 18:45 (one year ago) link

He inspired me to start showering upside down.

Stefan Twerkelle (Old Lunch), Thursday, 4 March 2021 18:56 (one year ago) link

give your balls a tug, you titfuckers

mookieproof, Saturday, 6 March 2021 06:07 (one year ago) link

Your mitt looks like the back of Kelsey Grammer's head circa Frasier '94, if the cast each autographed his bald spot with multi-coloured lipsticks.

Stefan Twerkelle (Old Lunch), Thursday, 11 March 2021 14:25 (one year ago) link

"pitter patter' did stick in my head til i thought it's just great northern "git 'er dun," then it was gone

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Thursday, 11 March 2021 15:11 (one year ago) link

the guy who plays dierks does a really good job

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 March 2021 03:24 (one year ago) link

all caught up; s08 and s09 were fine -- i just didn't like the crack n ag premise in s07

think my favorite moment of all is glenn's joy division/interpol song at the talent show

mookieproof, Friday, 19 March 2021 23:42 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

supposedly there's to be a shoresy spinoff??

not sure how you do a show without seeing the main character's face tho

mookieproof, Sunday, 13 June 2021 19:01 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...

Some of the episodes where they only sit and crack puns gets a bit much, but every single one of the slow motion fight scenes are hilarious. I kinda like the back and forth with the hockey dudes and skids sometimes more than the regular gang in-front of the vegetable stand.

It is a show where I would like to see more from some of the obscure characters. I liked that they finally had Joint Boy and Tyson get more lines in them working with Stewart to get him ready to fight.

I'd obviously like to see more of Scottie, who keeps bad company with the Ginger and Boots.

I would love to see Cyrus' character from Trailer Park Boys cross over ala Richard Belzer's Munch into Letterkenny, as I think he was funny and I could see that dude building up to one of those beat downs with Cyrus in charge of some degens up to no good.

earlnash, Sunday, 22 August 2021 07:41 (nine months ago) link

five months pass...

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that this show's 2021 season is nominated in the ILX TV poll, with voting ending this weekend:

ILX's Best Television of 2021 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends After January 31, 2022

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (3 minimum, 25 maximum, ranked by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 20:56 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

fuck you, shoresy

mookieproof, Saturday, 14 May 2022 17:33 (one week ago) link

Still haven't watched it, but half my teaching days are in Listowel, the town all of this is based on. There's a golfer from there who's in the Top 10 or 20 right now.

clemenza, Saturday, 14 May 2022 17:40 (one week ago) link

If you do watch it, tell us how accurate its depiction of it is. I assume there's a bit of exaggeration for comedic effect, but I'd be interested to know just how much of it is exaggerated

Punster McPunisher, Saturday, 14 May 2022 20:17 (one week ago) link

it's *wildly* exaggerated, ffs PMcP

anyway the first two shoresy episodes are now oot

obviously not a huge departure, but we do get a non-squinting keeso. needless to say, everyone in sudbury is v. good-looking

mookieproof, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:33 (one week ago) link

I found this thing earlier--the geography at least seems very accurate:

https://letterkenny.fandom.com/wiki/Letterkenny_(location)

I'll try to watch, but just being in and out--I've probably had 50-60 days there this school year--I don't really have any sense of the place. I half-wish I'd stop getting called out there so often: it's an hour's drive. A full day's okay, but I get half-days, too, and they're hardly worth it with the gas.

One line caught my eye from that wiki link: "Since the mid-2000s, various outsiders have characterized Perth County, Huron County, Oxford County, or various other locations in southwestern Ontario as the "crystal meth capital" of the province." I do encounter some strange kids up there.

clemenza, Sunday, 15 May 2022 02:44 (one week ago) link

up-country d-gens, in the parlance

mookieproof, Sunday, 15 May 2022 02:46 (one week ago) link

Ha! Ontario-wise, I can see that being the case. I assume no other city beats us (Vancouver), though

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 15 May 2022 02:55 (one week ago) link

Aaand I had to search for it and I'm already debunking/taking back what I said

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/five-canadian-cities-had-their-wastewater-tested-for-drugs-these-are-the-results-1.4566272

Edmonton!

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 15 May 2022 02:56 (one week ago) link


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