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Sitcoms in the Golden Age of TV?

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Both are great!

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But isn't Larry David so punchable?

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Yes, and I understand why not liking him (and/or the situations he gets into) turns some people off from not being able to enjoy the show.  I, personally, enjoyed it very much, and look forward to the new season.

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It's why we laugh at the predicaments his antics get him into! 

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Larry David's character is the kind that can only work in comedy, really.

 

Like how all the Friends characters would be overbearing, neurotic, misogynistic, obsessive, damaged and mentally challenged if they were written for drama.

 

Chandler would the the most normal one.

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Wouldn't Rachel be the most normal one?

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No woman who looks like her and has any self confidence would date a possesive, jealous, obsessive, misogynist like Ross.

 

Take away the comedy and his behavior throughout the show actually borders on psychopathic.

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Ross and Monica were the more annoying characters of the bunch, yes.

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'Episodes' is pretty funny. And has a 'Friends' star in the truest sense.

 

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I've never found Larry David punchable, in character or in interviews. In fact I think he's fucking awesome and definitely my kind of guy. 

 

Has anyone seen the movie he did shortly after the last Curb? The one where he loses everything. It was actually pretty good! Basically just Larry David: The Movie. 

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Phoebe man! Her dad bailed on her, her mum killed herself, stepdad in jail, twin-sister who's a porn actress while she herself works in a "massage-parlor". Became a surrogate for her retarded younger brothers kids with his 40+ year old teacher!

 

Vanilla my ass, that show it grim!

 

1 minute ago, Quintus said:

 In fact I think he's fucking awesome and definitely my kind of guy. 

 

Gay!

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Gay? I assure you it has nothing to do with physical attraction. 

 

But Friends? Snore, that was years ago. It was the Big Bang of its day - always fucking on. I can't dwell on something I got absolutely sick to death of the sight of. 

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You never even watched TV back then!

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I was a student and either abroad or partying. Ahh, the wistful looks back. But i can safely say that 'Friends' was no part of the equation. I do remember watching strange latin american and Louis De Funes movies back then.

 

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24 minutes ago, Quintus said:

Has anyone seen the movie he did shortly after the last Curb? The one where he loses everything. It was actually pretty good! Basically just Larry David: The Movie. 

 

 

I saw it and liked it a lot!  I was going to link you to my review of it in the Older Films thread, only to realize I never actually wrote one :P

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I enjoyed it a lot!  It was a lot like Curb, but different enough to be pretty interesting

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6 hours ago, Quintus said:

Evidently Stefan was at his most prolific back then. 

 

My high school years? Not really. 

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They must keep you in class well beyond the age of 16 over there, huh. We're the same age, but I left school in '93.

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To work in the mines?

 

Highschool was like the most boring, unproductive, uncomfortable place for me. Flunked in subject I wasn't good in simply because I never really made any effort, and sailed though on the stuff I was good at, but never attempted to improve. Really a total waste of time for all involved.

 

Probably why I never amounted to much. I'm actually quite intelligent.

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I'm like Walter fucking White man!

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My teachers did always used to tell me I didnt apply myself.

 

 

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Same ere tbh. I was too busy trying to make my mates laugh, and getting into trouble for it. 

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I got three uni degrees and became a successful editorial professional. Although I do hate having to pretend to act professional in front of all these other phonies I can't stand!

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You had mates?

 

Priviliged! When I were a lad I didnt have nothing like that. We were catagorized as victims, bystanders and perpetrators 

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4 minutes ago, Godzilla said:

I got three uni degrees and became a successful editorial professional. 

 

Good for you, well done. I wish I were blessed with the motivation and determination to accomplish even half of what you achieved academically. 

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I think we are very similar in that regard, in that we had the capability to follow a higher education, but ultimatly we just couldnt be arsed.

 

I did some courses later on in life that I enjoyed more than high school.

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With me it was a combination of procrastination and the requirement of hard cash from a young age. My mum suddenly moved far away (she remarried) from were I had established myself to that point in my teens and I chose not to go with her. So at the age of 16-17 I got a job and found a flat. 

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Pretty sure moving out are 16 and getting a flat isnt even allowed here. And since adolecent labour laws are pretty strict and the salary is very low I doubt its even afordable.

 

Stayed in school till i was 19 and landed a job soon after. 

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Never shared a dwelling with anyone I wasn't sleeping with!

 

After I moved out...i mean.

 

 

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