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That is all. You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming.

Ah mainstream geek humor.

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Best show on TV. Period.
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mvettemagred wrote:
Best show on TV. Period.


You must only get one channel. I cant stomach BBT, now The IT Crowd? Thats where its at for geeky comedy. BBT is just too...well dare I saw American? I dunno, it just does nothing for me.
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I saw it. They really stretched the joke for all it was worth with the whole additional segment where he started talking about finally getting wood and now he was going to start the erection of his settlement..or whatever his exact words were. Still, as popular as Catan is I wonder how many of the general public's heads this whole thing flew right over.
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I wonder why they're not playing a more 'geeky' game like Race for the Galaxy or Agricola, though. Settlers of Catan, really?!
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YAY!


http://boardgamegeek.com/article/8010153#8010153


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I wonder why they're not playing a more 'geeky' game like Race for the Galaxy or Agricola, though. Settlers of Catan, really?!
Newsflash: all modern boardgames are nerdy, not just the ones people around here don't dismiss as "gateway".
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Maybe best sitcom? I'll give it that.


Clearly you've never seen How I Met Your Mother. Compared to it, BBT doesn't have an original bone in its body.



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mvettemagred wrote:
Best show on TV. Period.

This
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geschichte wrote:
petercox1001 wrote:


Maybe best sitcom? I'll give it that.


Clearly you've never seen How I Met Your Mother. Compared to it, BBT doesn't have an original bone in its body.



I started watching both shows on DVD the same summer. I'm not sure we finished season one of Mother, while we watched every episode of BBT up to that point and have DVR'ed the new episodes since then.
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I dont find teh show funny at all but I am glad someone involved is supporting the gaming industry
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So they made the most generic, slightly-inside board game joke possible?

Sounds about right.

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Edward J Grug III wrote:
So they made the most generic, slightly-inside board game joke possible?

Sounds about right.


any publicity is good publicity?
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I find it hard to enjoy any comedy show with a laugh track. I'd like to think I'm clever enough to figure out where the jokes are, thank you very much.
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tatoolo wrote:
I find it hard to enjoy any comedy show with a laugh track. I'd like to think I'm clever enough to figure out where the jokes are, thank you very much.


Big Bang Theory does not have a laugh track.

It seems Chuck Lorre got so tired of people thinking The Big Bang Theory used a laugh track that he put this at the end of an episode. ◦ The show does frequently set certain locales and scenes that would be difficult to do with a studio audience, but they've said that those scenes are still shown to an audience (recording their reactions) to keep the laugh track consistent. Because of the use of the studio audience (apparently often composed of Caltech students, where the characters in the show work) you will get people who laugh at the obscure jokes and technobabble gags before they are explained.
◦ People may think it has a laugh track because the laughter sometimes seems very forced and extremely noticeable, or laughing when nobody has said anything.
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Big Bang is inane and moronic. The same sort of reactionary comedy that takes its cue from other media rather than being original that seems to plague television sit coms, and dramas for that matter.. When you find yourself thinking "Heh Heh, they just made a joke about this other joke I read on the Internet.", then you need to expand your entertainment options a bit.

I can think of dozens of things that are a better use of time than a half hour of this. And a whole season at a time......
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In this thread: Hipsters pointing out how smart they are for disliking something that's too popular.

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In this thread...


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Asmor wrote:
In this thread: Hipsters pointing out how smart they are for disliking something that's too popular.


Just because people dislike something that is popular, doesn't mean it's because it is popular.

For example, it could be because it's unfunny, pandering, garbage that also objectifies women.
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Whatever people think of the show this was a great bit of publicity for Mayfair and Catan. I know on this site Catan is like the old redheaded stepchild, but in most of the public it is still an unknown game. How much publicity did it get with this? A lot I'm sure. How many folks are going to start looking for that "wood for sheep" game after this show.

I almost wonder if Mayfair tossed a few bucks the producer's way for the placement.. We're talking about the top sitcom on TV right now.
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Edward J Grug III wrote:
So they made the most generic, slightly-inside board game joke possible?

Sounds about right.



You have to remember..the most generic board game joke to you is not the most generic joke to the Joe Q. Publics of the world. Even though Catan is the Candy Land of the Board Game Geek crowd you have to remember it is relatively unknown to the majority of the rest of the world.
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Wood for sheep: best joke of 1995.

I quite enjoy BBT, but I wouldn't call it TEH BEST EVAR! (I save that ridiculous amount of fanfare for Firefly and Arreste Development)
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I have really tried to like BBT. I really have, I've watched quite a lot as one of my best friends really likes it.

Nope, sorry don't get it. It feels like they are trying really hard to be geeky. It all feels a bit forced and unnatural.

And there's a guy at work who is obsessed with it and is all like "Your just like one of them off Big Bang Theory.". No, I'm not.
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I have really tried to like BBT. I really have, I've watched quite a lot as one of my best friends really likes it.

Nope, sorry don't get it. It feels like they are trying really hard to be geeky. It all feels a bit forced and unnatural.

And there's a guy at work who is obsessed with it and is all like "Your just like one of them off Big Bang Theory.". No, I'm not.


lucy and the kids think i am like sheldon...
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Nope, sorry don't get it. It feels like they are trying really hard to be geeky. It all feels a bit forced and unnatural.

I think trying to be geeky is only icing the cake, they try to make jokes without an overall function into the rest of the show because they confuse jokes with being funny.

Nah, I'm wrong, pop culture references are intrinsically funny. Let's add "I'm your father" to a Matrix parody, it will be totally rad.
 
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