Monday, December 27, 2004

Worst. Marathon. Ever.

I think my Comedy Central is broken: Every time I hit the TiVo guide to see what's on that channel, it always fuckin' says "Mad TV." What the balls, man, what gives? Comedy Central gave up old re-runs of Saturday Night Live so it can ram this dreck down our laugh-holes? For real, yo?

Now CC is finishing up its "50 Greatest Episodes of Mad TV" marathon, which is right up there on the scale of great ideas with all of Juwon Howard's contracts and raw-dog sex with that Phillipino hooker named Tim. Fifty greatest episodes? C'mon, let's be real here, let's just call this the "50 Not as Fucking Terrible and Humorless as the Other 50 Episodes We Were Lucky to Make" marathon. I think even the Olympian who got attacked by the defrocked priest in Athens this year would consider his marathon experience a bigger success than this nonsense.

Does anyone in the world without a severe mental handicap or pick-axe in the cranium find this show the least bit funny? I tried to watch one episode recently, and honestly, the fucking "Amazing Grace"-backed commercials that feature starving and dying kids in Africa were much funnier than the show itself. Fuckin' suicide bombers get more laughs than the awful recurring characters in these dreadful sketches. Damn, CC executives, just pull the plug already. Comedy Central should go to penalty box and feel shame for unleashing this plague on society.

9 Comments:

At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to believe the dichotomy of this network. A few great shows, a lot of good shows, and this horrid piece of dung. I'd rather watch Lifetime.

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger The Ambiguously Gay Uno said...

In Comedy Central's defense, Drawn Together is fockin' awesome. When it comes to Mad TV, however, I am forced to ponder "WHAT IS GOING ONNNNN"?

 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger hoobs said...

i strenuously object to the playing of mad tv. why doesn't comedy central play a "street smarts" marathon instead? this show is still on the air? i'm watching it right now, and i am amazed at how this stupid show still gets made. yet it is still so funny. not much better than watching some chick say that the c.i.a. stands for the central california agency.

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

As good as Drawn Together has been -- and Lord knows it's been dyn-o-mite! -- it by no means makes up for the awful decision to air Mad TV. It's astonishing to me that the CC execs actually had a meeting and came out of said meeting thinking that buying the rights to this show would be a good idear.

Street Smarts, no there's a show. Wait, that's still on the air? Is it still hosted by that smug d-bag? Central California Agency just made me spit sodies out my nose.

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger hoobs said...

same host, same schtick. a round of "who knew it" followed by a round of "who blew it" and then the final question. i thought it was an old rerun at first, but then they asked a question about the summer of 2004.

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger The Ambiguously Gay Uno said...

Is it weird that we stumbled on a random Street Smart conversation yesterday at Sutton Place? Twice in two days, and we didn't even think it was still on the air...

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

That's right Uno, I knew I was having some weird deja vu...Hoobs, we totally had a random SS convo at Sutton Place while watching the games yesterday -- good times.

SS is terrible, yet it looks like MASH or Seinfeld next to fuckin Mad TV. That is if you think MASH is funny, which I never did.

Who do I see about a section 8?

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger ScuffyMcgee said...

Comedy Central should stop wasting their time on "SAD TV" Why not bring back good shows like 1ST and TEN, or Dream On? And speaking of Dream On, seriously, how does HBO not have this show as an On Demand option, or on one of the 18 channels they have? This was classic TV, a show that had tits, and I mean new tits every week, not to mention Michael McKean playing an obnoxious Australian. It was kind of strange how after the first season, they replaced the black best friend with a different black guy, as if he was the problem with season 1's ratings. On a different note, I was home sick the other day watching VH1's I love the 70's and I saw the preview for the new Dennis Quaid/Topher Grace movie like 91 times. WHAT IS THE POINT OF THAT? There is no fucking way I will go near this movie! And what kind of a name is Topher?

Stress Level getting too high...I'm out
FIRE HACKETT, HERM, BRADWAY

 
At 9:18 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Dream On = Great Show. My favorite one was always the one with the Body By Jake guy trying to bang Martin's ex-wife. McKean was classic in that show: "Feel my nipples, Marty, you can cut glass with 'em." Second Eddie Charles was better than first Eddie Charles...

Oh, and a silly, silly part of me wants to see that Grace/Quaid flick...I don't know, just sayin'.

 

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