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Marcus? Who the hell is Marcus?

2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Singularity Engine++
I'm making this thread in honor of my personal favourite comedic minds.
-Michael Showalter
-Michael Ian Black
-And David Wain.

First off, let's take a look at one of the best shows to ever get cancelled after it's first season because nobody liked it.
Stella!
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The show was completely absurd and ridiculas, but somehow managed to not come off as too stupid. From losing their appartment, to running a paper route, to writing a novel, every episode ends with a message about the importance of friendship. Unfortunately I couldn't find any solid youtube clips of the show, other than some lame best of clips that have absolutely no context.

However!

Going back a few years before the show got picked up, they made several great shorts. My personal favourite being this one, 'Pizza'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gFTkFI2nDM

The show on Comedy Central changed it's tone slightly, but if you're a fan of the shorts, their Season One DVD is a must buy.

On top of doing their show, shorts, and stand up comedy tours, the trio has worked on several films.

Wet Hot American Summer.
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The brand new film, with a hugely awesome cast, The Ten.
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Michael Showalter tried a little bit of solo work with his romantic comedy, The Baxter.
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Before forming Stella, they were in a comedy troupe called The State that aired on MTV in the early 90's.
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After The State was finished, several of the cast members started the now popular show, Reno 911! The show has been on for several seasons and, as you probably know, released a full length movie recently.
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So, are there any other Stella fans here? Or do you all hate this show as much as most people do.
I for one watch the Season One DVD more often than I watch reruns of Seinfeld (which is lot), and would do horrible, disgusting things for the show to get picked up for another season.

Until that day (which will likely never come), I'll be forced to fulfill my Stella needs with their various solo projects and pointless threads like this one. That, and my 'Who the Fuck is Marcus?' mug.

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Discuss!
If you feel like it.

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  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    DUMB NAME GUY

    I HAVEN'T SEEN YOU FOR A WHILE

  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I've been around.
    I see you've changed your Avatar and Sig drastically!
    Pie is good. I think I'm going to make some tomorrow.

  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Yeah it's been a while

    what is this thread about the op is big and scary

  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This thread is about three friends, Michael, Michael, and David, who made the best TV show to get cancelled after one season because nobody liked it.

    It's a way for me to express my insane love for three men in suits (I was going to add "In a non homoerotic way", but I'm not really sure. I really love this show), and see if anybody else actually liked it.

    I'm kind of assuming that nobody liked it.

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Marcus is Meissnerd

  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2008
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  • SithDrummerSithDrummer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    potu's response was the only good one (including this one) and that youtube clip sucked shit

    It's an easy game to hate
  • ZombotZombot Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I love Stella!
    Michael Ian Black is sooo dreamy.

    Spoiler:
  • RedeemerRedeemer Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I LOVE YOU MARCUS

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    meissnerd thread

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  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Zombot wrote: »
    I love Stella!
    Michael Ian Black is sooo dreamy.
    Well that's one person atleast.

    I always thought David Wain's bald Jewish head was quite attractive.
    And Michael Showalter has a certain awkward figure that is just exploding with sexuality.

  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2008
    I watched a few episodes, remember liking it, then promptly forgot all about it until now.

  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Meissnerd is the best.

    I love Meissnerd.

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  • tsplittertsplitter Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    comedy central presents stella is 30 minutes of quality

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  • RedeemerRedeemer Registered User
    edited January 2008
    No this is the Nicholas Hoult thread

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  • tsplittertsplitter Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    nuh uh

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  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    You know, it could be both. Something tells me the boys from Stella wouldn't like people arguing like this.
    It's about Nicholas, and Stella!

    But mostly Stella.

  • ZombotZombot Registered User
    edited January 2008
    When I used to get really depressed, I used to go to sleep watching Stella and it would always put me in a better mood the next day.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    i saw the first few Stella episodes on Joost

    i really liked them

  • nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Marcus? Like... Marcus Meissnerd?

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    meissnerd thread

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  • TrellTrell __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2008
    I loved Stella. but it was basically inevitable that it would get dropped like that for more accessible (i.e., fucking drawn together)

    ori's modding is stupid and arbitrary and based on no actual rule system but rather wind patterns and astrology.
  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh my god it's Trell

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  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Trell wrote: »
    I loved Stella. but it was basically inevitable that it would get dropped like that for more accessible (i.e., fucking drawn together)

    Actually, The Sarah Silverman Program took it's time slot. It's enjoyable...but it's no Stella. She goes for the shock, they went for the absurd. I like absurd more.

    Also, absurd rhymes with turd, making Stella the victor.

  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    My character in Mass Effect is named Marcus.

    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
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