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Better Off Ted

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by This is my username, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. This show has absolutely charmed the pants off me. Every character is interesting without being "The Fonz" the little commercial bumpers may be the best thing on TV and it's just absurdest enough to be fun without resorting to the Family Guy/Scrubs "stare at the camera cut away" dream sequence (at least not often enough to notice or remember).

    Anyone else watching?

    If you're curious, ABC has the first few episodes up, of which "Racial Sensitivity" is probably the best. Handles the black/white comedy thing in a neat way without resorting to "black people are so ... white people are so ..." stuff.
     
  2. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    I enjoy it. I really like Jay Harrington; he's quite a charming guy.
     
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Several of the cast members were in Andy Richter Controls the Universe, which was incredibly underrated during the season plus it was on Fox.

    It's similar to that show, but not as funny.
     
  4. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I like the show. A few too many scenes with tons of extra saying nothing.

    The Racial Sensitivity episode was very, very good.
     
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I'm digging it. Really only gave it a chance because it's on before Lost, but it hooked me. Portia De Rossi is great.
     
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

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    Wanna bet?
     
  7. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    I really, really like this show. I LOL'd many times (rare for me) during last night's episode. I like all the players on the show.
     
  8. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    I'm with Webster -- saw the Racial Sensitivity episode and thought it was outstanding. Laugh-out-loud funny throughout the show. It's hard to carry the same joke throughout a show and keep it funny, but they can do that. Really like it and hope it gets renewed ....
     
  9. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    In terms of comedies (non-cartoon), on my list it makes the tier just below Office, 30 Rock and HIMYM. I'd place it with Scrubs, My Boys (don't kill me, I'm not in the industry) and Earl.
     
  10. Herky_Jerky

    Herky_Jerky Member

    I'm definitely enjoying everything about this show.

    The crazy corporation and the faux commercials remind me a lot of "Working" the Fred Savage show from the late '90s.

    Portia de Rossi is great, Jay Harrington is perfect for the role, and I love the two scientists.
     
  11. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Per Ausiello, the show gets a second season.
     
  12. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Ain't looking good for a third.

    http://weblogs.variety.com/on_the_air/2010/02/ted-may-soon-be-better-off.html
     
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