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I've Made A Huge Mistake

Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Social Entropy++
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Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice, but to keep them all together.

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With Jason Bateman as Michael, the hypocritical and pessimistic protagonist.

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His twin sister, Lindsay Bluth, a materialistic and shallow woman.

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His older brother, Gob Bluth, played by Will Arnett and a personal favorite in the series. A magician and self-perceived ladies man.

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His son, George Michael Bluth. Michael Cera's first role, George Michael is a shy and easily cowed boy, and one of the funniest and most subtle sources of humor in the show.

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His niece, Maeby Funke. Simultaneously stupid and wickedly cunning, this deceptive teenager spents the brunt of the show making money or scheming against her parents. Also has the notable distinction of managing to go between being a "looker" and "not a looker" between shows.

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His younger brother, Buster Bluth, played by Tony Hale. Fucking hilarious, and actually prompted me to make this thread when, as I was watching the 16th episode of the 2nd season, he got a hold of the black puppet Franklin and, shocking even himself, shouted "I DON'T WANT NO PART OF YOUR TIGHT-ASS YA FREAK BITCH" to his mother. Coddled and sheltered to a fault, Buster is not so good with the social interaction. This role would be nothing without Tony Hale.

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His brother-in-law, Tobias Funke, played by David Cross. It's just...David Cross, making gay euphemisms, being a bad actor and spouting bullshit psychology, and it is glorious.

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Finally, his father and mother, played by Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter. Each manipulative, each condescending, and each with enormous problems, they basically tie the show together.

And who can forget the narrator, one Mr. Ron Howard.
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So. It's my favorite show. It doesn't have a bad episode, but it definitely picks up a lot in the second season. Eccentric without being arbitrary, clever without being stifling, and chocked full of inside jokes as a little reward to the fans, this show was taken long before it's time due to constant slot-swapping and a cult audience.

Go. Talk about it. If you haven't watched it, you owe it to yourself.

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    LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    I was gonna come in here and post a pic of Gob, but I see you have that covered.

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    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I was hoping the thread title would bait some fans, yes.

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    KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2007
    this is the best thing a twin could ask for

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    HybridHybrid South AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    One of the greatest shows of all time.

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I...

    Uhh...

    I've never seen a full episode of this show.

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I clicked on this thread, and I realized something. Something important, which could change the way we wank around in here. I realized that we need a thread for every single TV show, movie and book ever made. Otherwise, we would never know what was good or not.

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I clicked on this thread, and I realized something. Something important, which could change the way we wank around in here. I realized that we need a thread for every single TV show, movie and book ever made. Otherwise, we would never know what was good or not.

    As silly an idea as that is, I'm inclined to agree with you.

    But...There has to be something that none of us have seen/played/read.

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    Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I call dibs on the Psyche thread then.

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    Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Needs more Franklin.

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    This show is good enough to warrant it's own thread.

    Gob dancing to the Final Countdown? Yes.

    George Michael reenacting the lightsaber battle? Yes.

    Buster's hand getting bitten off by a seal? Yes.

    Someone on the beach shouting "LOOSE SEAL!" and him responding "I DON'T CARE WHAT LUCILLE THINKS!"? Yes.

    Ron Howard practically makes this show with his dry delivery. He sasses the characters more than they sass each other.

    Also YaYa get the fuck out of my thread you fucking idiot homp.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    I'll check out this show some time.

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    ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    the one episode i saw had action jackson obsessed with stew.

    in reference to the comment about every show getting a thread, allow me to plug my man-love for the john larroquette show here. c'mon, where's my dvd boxsets?!

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Dely Apple wrote: »
    Needs more Franklin.

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    "Speaking of mothers...let me give that old meal some brooooown sugar!"

    "GET OFF MY WIFE YOU BASTARD!"

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    QorzmQorzm Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    $30 for all 3 seasons from Amazon

    best money I've ever spent

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    LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Shankill, spoilers!

    Hand thing. Geez. :P

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    TophobiiTophobii Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    unusual suspects?

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    M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I have only watched half an episode of this show.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    God I love this show. $30 for all three seasons? daaaayum

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    This show is a delight

    Oh Tobias, you blow-hard

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    analrapist

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    the Blue Man thing was so great

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    bombardierbombardier Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited December 2007
    This show never grew on me until I watched it in order from the beginning. It's wonderful, you should enjoy it Geek.

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    TorgoTorgo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    People have NO excuse not to watch this show. It's available streaming on MSN for free. It's been there for MONTHS.

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    CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I love this show so much.

    I got season 1 on DVD for Christmas and that made me very happy, even though I've seen every episode so many times.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited December 2007
    Even if it means taking a chubby, I will suck it up!

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    CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    It's been a long time since anybody's called me a tyke.

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    monkeyfeet63monkeyfeet63 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    This show is the only reason I tune into G4

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    bongibongi regular
    edited December 2007
    I've only seen part of the first season but I enjoyed it a great deal.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited December 2007
    I'm afraid I blue myself prematurely.

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    crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    my friend caught two episodes of this on g4 and the next day went out and bought the first two seasons

    what a great show this was

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    ArcticXCArcticXC Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Torgo wrote: »
    People have NO excuse not to watch this show. It's available streaming on MSN for free. It's been there for MONTHS.

    Why did I have to scroll down for this?

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    well, isn't that what makes it funny? I'm laughing

    go fish

    uno

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    This show is a delight

    Oh Tobias, you blow-hard

    WHO WANTS A BANGER IN THE MOUTH?

    Oh, my, that's right, in America they're called sausages in the mouth.

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm afraid I blue myself prematurely.

    He said some beautiful things.

    My favorite episode-long gag is probably Gob's suit thing.

    YEAH, RIGHT, hah, like the guy, like th guy, like the guy in the $200 Banana suit is gonna, for, gonna, COME ON.

    And then later:

    Gob: Yeah, right, like the guy, like the guy, is gonna, with a suit, is gonna -

    Michael: Sssh-ssh-ssh-ssh-ssh.

    Gob: Come on.

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    bongibongi regular
    edited December 2007
    The constant cutting to Tobias in the shower crying during that one episode still makes me laugh every time I see it.

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    woops wrong thread

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm afraid I blue myself prematurely.

    Oh, Tobias,...you blow-hard!

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    RocketScienceRocketScience Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Has anybody in this family even seen a chicken?

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    FrylockHolmesFrylockHolmes Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I love this show

    my brother saw how cheap it was to buy the entire series so he got like four sets and used the extras as birthday and christmas presents

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Gob: The zero hour, Michael. It's the end of the line. I'm the firstborn. Sick of playing second fiddle. Always third in line for everything. Tired of finishing fourth. Being the fifth wheel. [thinks for a moment] There are six things I'm mad about, and I'm taking over.

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