JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4482 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 954 times:
Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Reply 9):
'WKRP IN Cincinatti' Who can ever forget the 'Turkey' epicode in the 1st season?
"No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenberg tragedy has there been anything like this!"
UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 901 times:
That 70s SHow was a very good show the first few seasons. Well acted well written. Like many American sit-coms however, the network tied to milk the cow dry. However, there are a ton of pop culture references in That 70s show that more than likely simply won't translate to a European.
I respect shows that go out on top with thier creative integraty intact. Everybody Loves Raymond is an excellent example.
Too many shows continue long after they lose thier relevency. Being from Sweden you may not know this but there is a slang phrase for this called "Jumping the shark." It refers to the Happy Days episode where Fonzie jumps a shark on waterskis, which marked very dramatically the point where the show had lost all credibility.
That 70s Show jumped the shark about 3 years ago.
There are very few sit-coms out there that are both well acted and well written. My personal American favorite is Scrubs. A sit-com set in a hospital for those of you outside the US. I mention this first becasue it was developed in the US. Unlike my very favorite current sit-com The Office which is a British import. I love both the British version and the American one, however, I like the American version a bit better, simply becasue I was aware that there were jokes in the British version I just didn't get because I was American. Im sure the reverse is true for those outside the US.
Frankly, alot of British sit-coms are hysterical but baffling sometimes. I really had no idea what Lister was refering to when speaking of vindilu (sp?) in Red Dwarf, although I know what curry is.