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WTF? What is wrong with you people?

Scooby Doo 2 debuts at #1. I swear to jeebus, if Garfield the Movie hits #1 at the box office, I will track down each and every one of you who spend money to see it and force feed you lasagna until you puke your black souls out. Do you know that they are making a movie version of Strangers With Candy? That had to be the worst show ever aired on Comedy Central and that includes Mad TV. To make matters worse, it will star Sarah Jessica Parker, whose rise to stardom I still cannot understand. There are a lot of things in this world I don't understand, folks. I don't understand the popularity of America's Funniest Home Videos. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think that a precocious little girl pushing her baby brother down the stairs is something to laugh at. What kind of parent stands there videotaping while their kid's head is stuck in the toilet bowl? And I really, really do notunderstand The Swan, the people who came up with the idea and the people who agreed to be on it. It's just ten different shades of wrong and gives credence to the crusaders who say our the moralf fiber of our society is slowly crumbling. The one thing I do understand is that a flying crocodile beats a flying sharkevery time.

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I liked Strangers With Candy, but not enough to think it merits a movie. I didn't think it was all that popular as a TV show. And Sarah Jessica Parker, ugh -- we've had enough of her, not to mention that the only person who can pull off Jerri Blank is her creator, Amy Sedaris. Making a movie of something that clearly doesn't need a movie is bad enough, but tampering with the cast makes it even worse.

BTW, I doubt there's anything worse than Mad TV anywhere on television.

Do you know that they are making a movie version of Strangers With Candy? That had to be the worst show ever aired on Comedy Central

Oh my. I think we've just had a falling out.

I heard a story today that will answer all of your questions.

A man selling something to dealer who collects antique technology said, "I have no idea what this thing is"

When the dealer told him it was a vacuum tube, the man said, "I never knew vacuum cleaners had tubes in them."

At that point you politely end the conversation.

Those moments when someone says "I love 'Strangers with Candy'" or "Cheers" or "Americas Funniest Home Videos" or when someone says "I never knew vacuum cleaners had tubes in them" - doesn't everything suddenly become clearer?

What can I say? My kid is a Scoob crackhead. We went to see it this weekend.

Hey, at least it's not Pokemon.

Does it count if I found Sarah Jessica Parker hot when she starred in "Square Pegs"?

Those promos for "Strangers with Candy" (I totally avoided the actual show) made me want to take my tv out to the parking lot and set it on fire.

What kind of parent stands there videotaping while their kid's head is stuck in the toilet bowl?

Actually, if I remember correctly, it was the kid who was videotaping while the parent's head was stuck in the toilet bowl. Episode 47. The Olsen twins made a guest appearance during the show's intro, as well as 3 Elvis impersonators at the end.

Bob Saget's voiceover was something like "Mommy, have you found the goldfish yet?"

Such an awesome show.

But anyways...

I don't think there was any real competition for Scooby, so that movie woulda been number 1 no matter what. Tom Hanks' new (quite excellent) movie isn't playing in very many theaters.

They’re making Garfield the Movie??

Oh, yeah. I’ll be there.

I wonder if they’ll let you bring you own lasagna, or if you’ll have to buy a bucket at the concession stand?

If they could find some way to combine Scooby Doo 3 with Dawn Of The Dead 2 (or whatever they're gonna call it), I would camp out overnight for tickets.

I, too, am going to pretend you didn't say that about Strangers With Candy.

While Scooby Doo's success might not be good for society, it's pretty sweet for James Gunn. Two different movies he wrote hit #1, two weeks in a row.

Hey - back off of Cheers, up there in the comments!

2. Scooby-Doo sucks. Period.

c. Garfield has never been funny. Heathcliff is not funny, either. Tom (of Tom & Jerry) is the only funny cartoon cat.

d. Strangers With Candy was just weird, the few minutes that I saw of it.

5. Sarah Parker is a hideous, nasty looking person. I'm sure she's a nice person, blah, blah, blah, but her status as some sort of "attractive" person in a show about sex baffles me, and quite frankly scares me a bit. You mean there are actually some people in this world who LIKE watching Parker, and think that she is somehow pretty or sexy? Jeebus.

I am eternally grateful that my ex loves to take the kids to movies on his weekends with them - no matter how horrible they might be. So when they ask about a certain movie, I can say with a clear conscience, "Oh, I bet Dad wants to take you to that!"

I've missed out on Scooby Doos One and Two, not to mention gems like Brother Bear. Lucky me!

It's a crime that Strangers With Candywill be made into a movie. I'm sure they'll water down all the humor that was in the TV show.

And Amy Sedaris is way hotter than SJP could ever hope to be.

OK, they're tied when Amy's got the buck teeth in.

Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a drag queen. Every time I see her I think of Dee Snider.

My beef with fox is that they have all the patience of a boiling teakettle when it comes to new series.

So far, they've aired and ditched Firefly(a great show), John Doe (pretty damn interesting), Jake 2.0 (again, an interesting idea IMO), and Fastlane(yeah, it was stylized fluff, but for fluff it was okay). They can't seem to develop an idea and stick with it for more than one season. So don't worry about this new show, it won't be around long either. We can hope.

Oh, and Scooby Doo, in every incarnation but especially the movie incarnation, sucks rancid pond water. I don't know how anyone can find it even slightly funny. Obviously, many people do. I think the only remotely funny thing I've ever seen related to Scooby Doo is Robe Lowe's impression of shaggy on SNL.

The Majority of Americans support gay marriage Scooooby Dooooo!

The Majority of Americans support FLYING SHARK! (Your point on the croc beating the gator still stands.)

I didn't even know there was a Scooby 2.

It was raining, Boyo was bouncing off the walls, beautiful wife was getting cranky...I took him to see Scooby. He's 7, HE thinks it's great. Being a bit of a Scooby-phile myself, I thought it was almost funny on a few levels.

It's not like there's been a LOT of kids' movies out lately. It's getting to the point that IF a kids' movie does come out, we almost go automatically.

It's simple...long stretch with no kids' movies, one comes out that your kid REALLY wants to see because Cartoon Network has been hyping it for the past 3 months, I'm a Dad, I'm taking him.

My beef with fox is that they have all the patience of a boiling teakettle when it comes to new series.

So far, they've aired and ditched Firefly(a great show), John Doe (pretty damn interesting), Jake 2.0 (again, an interesting idea IMO), and Fastlane(yeah, it was stylized fluff, but for fluff it was okay). They can't seem to develop an idea and stick with it for more than one season.

Not to mention Undeclared, Greg the Bunny, Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Action. (I'm pretty sure Jake 2.0 was a UPN show, though.)

It's a tough call between Sarah Jessica Parker and Christina Auguilera for the title of "world's ugliest allegedly beautiful woman". (Now, Kristin Davis, on the other other hand...)

I don't know which is scarier: that Fox runs shows like "The World's Littlest Groom" and "The Swan", or that people watch those shows.

I think we reached the point long ago where the number of cable channels spread what quality programming there so thin that you now can't find ANYTHING worth watching 98% of the time.

I also think there should be a rule in Hollywood: any screenwriter who writes a script for a movie based on a television show gets carried out to the middle of the desert and dropped off without water or a hat and left to find his way back. And any screenwriter who comes up with a script based on a 5-minute sketch on a comedy show ("Wayne's World", which was actually kind of funny, notwithstanding) gets dropped off without water, a hat OR shoes.

Scooby Doo 2 sucked, but (as Kelly said) it's not "suck the end of a shotgun" bad like Pokemon. And you do get to see Matt Lillard do a "whip-it" which was mildly amusing for about a half second.
I think the best part of the movie was the Shrek 2 trailer.

Kids seeing Scooby 2 is understandable. They don't know any better yet. And I happened to like the first Pokemon movie. But don't go by me - I also liked the Power Rangers movie.

On the subject of FOX, they also killed Futurama and Family Guy, although they finally realized what idiots they were to let Family Guy go.

Are you serious about the movie Strangers with Candy??? That is about as mad as all the SNL-skit movies.

Welcome to my personal hell... At least y'all probably don't have the boxed set of Scooby Doo CDs!

Every day, my five year old plays either Scooby Doo meats the Harlem Globetrotters, Scooby Doo meets Batman, or Scooby Doo Greatest Mysteries.

Greatest Mysteries?! In one of these mysteries, they realize they're after counterfeiters because they figure out that Lincoln doesn't wear a turtleneck on the five dollar bill!

So what's more stupid, counterfeiting a low denomination bill, using an engraver that can't copy the most obvious details of paper currency, or a father that actually watches this crap with his son.

BTW, does anyone remember the first season of Scooby Doo as I do? I was seven and, at that time, the anticipation of the new season of cartoons was a big deal. Cereal boxes, kids magazines all pushed the new season of Saturday morning cartoons on the various networks.

My sister and I couldn't WAIT to see this new show because it was going to be a mystery that we'd have to figure out by the end of the show.

Unfortunely, there were few characters to choose from as suspects (except for a few shows, when they introduced an unknown character behind the mask; a fired handyman or employee usually), so it became boring after that first season. But, it did introduce a new genre to cartoons (which HB did to death: Josie and the Pussycats, The Funky Phantom, Speedy Buggy, Captain Caveman, Jabberjaw.... Man, I'm really embarrassed that I remember all those!)

I actually liked the first one...granted I saw it on an airplane, not at a movie complex. It was good several glasses of wine/half-pissed fare. I have heard the second one is rather dire however.

Well, if that disturbs you then you might wanna avoid downloading the trailer for Catwoman. I'm still figuring out how i'm going to get the images of that OUT OF MY HEAD......

Hey let's give at least some credit to Fox for bringing back Family Guy.

I thought SJP was hot when she was in that movie with Steve Martin (can't remember the name of it, but it was the one where he played a weather man who roller skated around art museums in his spare time). She was also pretty smokin' in "Honeymoon in Vegas". But somewhere between there and Sex in the City she got all pointy.

Strangers with Candy: never understood why that was supposed to be funny. Okay, Steven Colbert was in it, which should, in theory, make it hilarious, but it didn't work.

Scooby Doo: Saw the first one on HBO. It wasn't GOOD by any means, but it was harmless silly fluff, and any excuse to watch Sarah Michelle Gellar and the chick from "Freaks and Geeks" for a couple of hours works for me. (The wife also finds something compelling about the "smooth vacuous face" of Freddie Prinz Jr.) I agree that for SD2 to open at #1 probably says something dire about our culture.

I don't understand why people like Phish, but I know I'm in the minority.

I really like Scooby Doo 1. The kids love it!!! We even have the soundtrack. Beats Kidz Bop!

Scooby Doo 1 was pretty bad, but not Cat in the Hat or Spy Kids 3 bad. The kids need to watch something until Shrek 2 and The Incredibles are released.

The wife loves AFV. I get a few chuckles out of it myself, although it is a little disurbing to realize how amusing I find the pain and suffering of others (not that that's really news). But yeah, it does make Joe Millionaire look like Masterpiece Theatre.

Joshua Scholar, take back what you said about Cheers. Right. Now.

Okay, now I'm completely bowled over. One of my co-workers just pointed out that the actress who plays Velma, Linda Cardellini, is the same actress who plays Nurse Samantha 'Sam' Taggart on ER! It's a Johnny Carson moment..."I did not know that."

"I thought SJP was hot when she was in that movie with Steve Martin (can't remember the name of it, but it was the one where he played a weather man who roller skated around art museums in his spare time)..."

That would be "L.A. Story." Some people hate that movie, but I just can't help liking it, as is true for pretty much everything Steve Martin's done. And yes, SJP was very surprisingly hot in it.

Farmer Joe, I think that was LA Story, which was in the link from the "They're right about Gattaca" post.

Joshua Scholar, take back what you said about Cheers. Right. Now.

Sean E. I'm about set to have one of the worst days of my life (no I'm not going to tell you about it), so I must say your post "cheered" me up a bit.

Perhaps insulting people is a good way to get then to "Share my pain". A former president would be proud.

If it make you feel any better, my Mom loves "Cheers", so in posting that I not only insulted you, but was a disloyal son.

But Jesus people, "Cheers" had no gags, only 100% predictable phony ironys that were telegraphed about five minutes before hand.

Then comes the looooooong painful wait for the inept delivery of the obvious "gag".

And then canned laughter so you know it was funny.

What's not to love.

Nastybastard -

I can tell you why I like Phish, but I won't because you're probably not interested.

"But Jesus people, "Cheers" had no gags, only 100% predictable phony ironys that were telegraphed about five minutes before hand."

They got the ball rolling with Cheers but perfected the "contrived ironic gag" with Frasier. How did that last so long when the first five minutes invariably telegraphed what would happen in the last 25?

Frasier is Cheers only without Norm providing an occasional laugh.

I have no problem with Scooby Doo (1 or 2), nor Cat in the Hat, Grinch, etc. I can't say I've seen them, because I haven't (sad to say, I haven't been in a theater in over 8 years -- but I did see Nemo at a drive-in).

I have no problem with these movies in principle. That they're all PG bugs the heck out of me. My 8 year old will not see them, because neither my much-better-half nor I think the jokes that make the movie 'PG' (or even PG-13) are appropriate for an 8 year old (go figure!)

I think Jim Carey and Mike Myers are two of the funniest people around (phyiscal comedy, sketch comedy, whatever) but they took great idea and ruined them (IMHO) for the younger audiences they were intended for.

As for SD: hey, it's harmless (in principle), but if the movies are PG, they've lost our ticket purchases.

Mark, the sad irony is that my post reads like a "Cheers" script.

And now the "Cheers" piling on starts. Should have kept my damn mouth shut.

Saw Phish when I worked at Nectar's in Burlington. Not impressed. And the flood of hippies was just staggering

The Scooby movies are genX nostalgia pangs--and there's enough out there who realized they were genX and had to ACT genX from reading Coupland that they're assured of an audience

Strangers With Candy are the Best Week Ever of the same phenomena. It doesn't have to be good, it just has to habe been.

Phish has, no doubt, changed quite a lot from the Nectar's days. (Hell, from what I've heard, Nectar's has changed quite a lot from the nectar's days.)

Michele, I was troubled at first as well when I saw SD2's grosses.

Then I remembered back to the weekend of all the pre-Iraq War 2 protests... and comforted myself with the fact that more people went and saw "Kangaroo Jack" than demonstrated against the war.

Scooby Doo 2 is a movie that would make P.T. Barnum beam with pride...

"Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a drag queen. Every time I see her I think of Dee Snider."

I think that may be the finnuiest thing I have read in years.

"I think that may be the finnuiest thing I have read in years."

finnuiest=funniest

Dammit...I didn't hit post!

I just came back from taking the 6 y.o. to see SD2.

I am one of the few who actually enjoyed the original cartoon.

It was better than the 1st. Costumes were good and the plot line really wasn't bad. It is sad, tho, that they have to mine 30 y.o. shows and music instead of being innovative.

I thought you were joking about a Garfield movie, Michele.

Now let's discuss Thunderbirds Are Go!

When I heard about this and read that Lady Penelope was 22, I thought they had to be kidding. Previews didn't look so bad, basically told the entire story. I have to say, tho, even if it gets 1 star, I'm there. The toys/ships are spot-on.

I know Tech TV was running them for awhile at 12:30 AM CST.

Tiger Woods' homage to CaddyShack was one of the commercials. I still laughed.

And isn't there a predator v. alien movie coming out????

Tom (of Tom & Jerry) is the only funny cartoon cat.

Hey, Sylvester was easily ten times the actor that Tom ever was! Seriousy, though, the Sylvester cartoon, particularly the ones with Porky and with the baby kangaroo, are hilarious.

<i.And isn't there a predator v. alien movie coming out????

Yes, from the cinematic visionary that brought you "Event Horizon" and "Mortal Kombat." Fox really does intend to kill this franchise, come hell or high water.

For a moment there I thought you where making a Red Dwarf refference with the flying crocodiles. (This of course makes little to no sense to you because your an American and don't know/understand the magic that is british comedy.) Unfortunately it was some stupid "adult-swim" website, what a shame.

Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.

Alex:

A) Adult Swim is not stupid!
B) I am a Red Dwarf fan.

Wrong. "Herman's Head" remains the worst show to err on Fox or any other network.