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Which classic sitcom parody idea do you like more?

 
 
Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 10:20 pm
A cat-and-dog parody of the Honeymooners or a cat-and-dog parody of I Love Lucy?

I like the first one better-I already have a name for it and the cast of characters.

Which idea do you like better? Please help
 
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:51 pm
No one here likes The Honeymooners:

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/photos/honeym1.jpg

or I Love Lucy?:

http://www.angelicdreamz.com/assets/images/lucyheader.jpg
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 12:40 am
@JGoldman10,
If I say I like them both will you promise to take these pretty little pills in this nice little paper cup?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 12:51 am
@Gargamel,
I'm more of a Honeymooners fan-I like the first one better. Which idea do YOU like?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 12:51 am
@Gargamel,
I want to make an animated parody using Flash. I think it will be fun.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 02:12 am
No one here is a fan of either one? I GREW UP watching both shows.
Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 12:43 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I GREW UP ...

No, you never grew up.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 12:52 pm
@Reyn,
Ding, ding, ding. Give that man a rubber-seegar!

Honemymooners came from the dark era when threatening physical violence to a woman (even in a cartoon-like sitcom) was considered comic and acceptable.

I preferred a variation of the other sitcom show. "I Love Loosely". It's the story of a hooker who worked secretly in her hubby's nightclub.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 01:28 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

No one here is a fan of either one? I GREW UP watching both shows.

Might I ask how old you are?
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 02:29 pm
@tsarstepan,
Elsewhere he's repeatedly written that he's "10 yrs older than college-aged people". I guess that must mean he's around 30. Amazing, huh?
LionTamerX
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 02:37 pm
@Ragman,
Elsewhere he's also written that he lives with his mommy.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 02:38 pm
@Ragman,
I thought that I read somewhere that. He must have watched these shows via syndicated on Nick at Nite then.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 03:11 pm
Oh, definately go with the honeymooners.

I love that. Many times it made me laugh out loud.

I Heart Lucy never made me laugh aloud.

Ragman, goldman wouldn't have to work with the domestic violence aspect of it. There was so much more.

Ed Norton sleep walking, addressing the ball, dispairing over the fact he doesn't have a string of poloponies.

Ralph doing his classic Humnina hummina hummina hummina.
Can it core a apple? Yes, it can core a apple.
The secret racoon greeting.

Much funnier.

Also, I never really identified with Lucy as much. Ricky being in the entertainment business, her always wanting to break into show business.

Being a bus driver, belonging to the bowling team....much more realistic.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 04:05 pm
@chai2,
Good classic TV humor is good humor. Story lines where loudmouths and schemers get their come-uppance is/are funny. What many found funny with Marx brothers was often times funny because they made fun and deflated the eltie upper crust or authority figures.

Lucy, to me, was hysterical - regardless of the job Desi did. They still were a middle-class family with neighbors/freinds who were middle-class - making them easy figures with whom most could relate - hence their ratings throughout the history of TV entertainment even to present day.

But one man's treasure is another man's trash. The TV show I Love Lucy has stood the test of time as far as repeat revenue for TV stations for multi-generations and multi-language translations. Back in the day of UHF tv shows over-the-air (not cable), it kept many small UHF stations afloat. Programming became somewhat easy as they (UHF TV execs) needed a few money-makers like I Love Lucy and the Horney-mooners and sports - perhaps some baseball and hockey games that the local network outlets didn't carry.

Back to the point, the bottom line is whether or not you choose to model your brand of entertainment plots around Lucy or the Horneymooners, you need to remember to model the subject's humanity of your characters after these guys and keep them lovable. That could be a big stretch for some ambitious young but misguided authors.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 04:06 pm
@tsarstepan,
Nick at Nite...repeats these TV shows forever.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 03:40 am
@tsarstepan,
I GREW UP watching both shows in the '80s and '90s. I loved watching the Honeymooners when it was on regular TV.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 12:38 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm a few years YOUNGER than you.

What-you don't think I remember the 80s and 90s?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 12:38 pm
@Ragman,
I'm a few years younger than tsar. Try again.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 01:04 pm
@JGoldman10,
i remember the 90's, a little hazy on the 80'sand late 70's, i seem to recall that a lot of the 80's was spent in bars and the late 70's out behind the high school getting high (duh, why else would they call it that)

good times
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 01:05 pm
@djjd62,
I remember the '80s-I'm constantly talking about it.

I was a kid in the '80s.
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