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emmadoggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-12-10 10:23 PM
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42. I really liked the movie too.
I doubt the series will be anywhere near as good, but I'm curious to see how they handle it and plan to carry it out over multiple episodes and, potentially, seasons (although I think the chances of it going that far are slim.)

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  -NBC to premier a "comedy" this fall called Outsourced liberal N proud  Sep-12-10 08:50 PM   #0 
  - Not. Funny.  Ishoutandscream2   Sep-12-10 08:52 PM   #1 
  - I am frankly surprised they have not pulled it already  rurallib   Sep-12-10 08:52 PM   #2 
  - It does seem like an incredibly tone-deaf idea for a series.  Bunny   Sep-12-10 08:53 PM   #3 
  - That's sick. Why not make a comedy, "Homeless!" or "No Medical Care!"  leftstreet   Sep-12-10 08:54 PM   #4 
  - Those will be reality shows rather than comedies.  FiveGoodMen   Sep-13-10 05:13 PM   #53 
  - Based upon a funny and insightful film of the same name.  TexasObserver   Sep-12-10 08:55 PM   #5 
  - Yes, that was a good movie.  Merlot   Sep-13-10 09:36 PM   #54 
     - The film handled culture clashes well.  TexasObserver   Sep-14-10 02:29 AM   #62 
  - And next on the storyboard..  Fumesucker   Sep-12-10 08:56 PM   #6 
  - Poor taste given the economic climate here n/t  OhioChick   Sep-12-10 08:56 PM   #7 
  - It's like the office-comedy they piloted for late fall 2001  Orrex   Sep-12-10 08:57 PM   #8 
  - Well it could be a reality show now !!!! not funny nt  lunasun   Sep-12-10 08:57 PM   #9 
  - When TV writers have their jobs outsourced we'll see how funny they think it is  seattleblue   Sep-12-10 09:01 PM   #10 
  - Misery loves company.  GreenArrow   Sep-12-10 09:06 PM   #11 
  - I guess the "not funny" brigade didn't like M*A*S*H either?  Nye Bevan   Sep-12-10 09:06 PM   #12 
  - Because the great majority of people have never been in an actual field hospital..  Fumesucker   Sep-12-10 09:16 PM   #20 
  - or "Hogan's Heroes"  eShirl   Sep-12-10 09:17 PM   #21 
  - Hogan's Heroes was on 20 years after WWII ended  dflprincess   Sep-12-10 09:21 PM   #25 
     - ..  eShirl   Sep-12-10 09:29 PM   #32 
     - Hogan's Heros got a LOT of pushback  Recursion   Sep-14-10 02:28 AM   #61 
  - MASH used comedy to protest the Vietnam War.  liberal N proud   Sep-12-10 09:27 PM   #28 
  - Will we be laughig at Indians and how "funny" their culture is?  Merlot   Sep-13-10 09:38 PM   #55 
     - Humor can be found in anything.  Nye Bevan   Sep-13-10 10:31 PM   #56 
        - Humor is great, I'm all for it. It's prime-time teevee I don't like.  Merlot   Sep-13-10 10:36 PM   #57 
        - yep, depends on how it's done. Just like someone mentioned, this was a movie, and there's lots of  Divine Discontent   Sep-13-10 10:40 PM   #58 
  - ...and it'll probably be a huge hit.  flvegan   Sep-12-10 09:08 PM   #13 
  - It's probably a real knee-slapper with the millionaires on the GE board.  PSPS   Sep-12-10 09:08 PM   #14 
  - It Might Be Funny  iamjoy   Sep-12-10 09:09 PM   #15 
  - Been done already, UK Comedy called "Mumbai Calling"..  Rosco T.   Sep-12-10 09:09 PM   #16 
  - I'm still waiting for the next generation of home-flipping shows on HGTV . . .  hatrack   Sep-12-10 09:10 PM   #17 
  - It already got poor reviews in the fall preview articles.  femmocrat   Sep-12-10 09:11 PM   #18 
  - So comedy can never be tasteless?  Nye Bevan   Sep-12-10 09:21 PM   #24 
     - Comedy can be tastless  Confusious   Sep-12-10 11:16 PM   #49 
  - Stupid stupid stupid.  L0oniX   Sep-12-10 09:12 PM   #19 
  - The only comment I can make to your disgust is to point you to this:  Journeyman   Sep-12-10 09:19 PM   #22 
  - It's the capitalistic way, just good old boys making hard cash off others despair. It's the  RKP5637   Sep-12-10 09:21 PM   #23 
  - And NBC is (was?) owned by GE whose former CEO,  dflprincess   Sep-12-10 09:23 PM   #26 
     - Yeah, might as well make money full cycle off the serfs. n/t  RKP5637   Sep-12-10 09:27 PM   #29 
     - That Means Very Little  iamjoy   Sep-12-10 10:14 PM   #39 
  - Not going into details about an old corporate job, but that 'premise' is a common reality.  onehandle   Sep-12-10 09:24 PM   #27 
  - it's called OFFSHORE WHORING  Skittles   Sep-12-10 10:07 PM   #35 
     - Most of these had no choice.  onehandle   Sep-12-10 11:13 PM   #48 
        - I refused a TDY to Brazil  Skittles   Sep-12-10 11:24 PM   #51 
  - I suppose none of you people enjoy the topical humor of Daily Show or Colbert Report either?  eShirl   Sep-12-10 09:27 PM   #30 
  - oh yes  Skittles   Sep-14-10 02:24 AM   #60 
  - The Onion predicted this.  JVS   Sep-12-10 09:28 PM   #31 
  - The movie it's based on was very good - poignant and funny. nt  jannyk   Sep-12-10 09:32 PM   #33 
  - Yes, it was--and it showed the downside to outsourcing and globalization  Common Sense Party   Sep-12-10 10:47 PM   #45 
  - fucking disgusting  Skittles   Sep-12-10 10:06 PM   #34 
  - Meh, doesn't surprise me.  proteus_lives   Sep-12-10 10:08 PM   #36 
  - Donald Trump declaring "YOU'RE FIRED" was the #1 show as the job losses were accelerating.  Billy Burnett   Sep-12-10 10:12 PM   #37 
  - Bingo...  kentuck   Sep-12-10 10:51 PM   #47 
  - I dunno -- could be good if it has some satirical bite  fishwax   Sep-12-10 10:13 PM   #38 
  - All of you should check out the movie  ThoughtCriminal   Sep-12-10 10:15 PM   #40 
  - I really liked the movie too.  emmadoggy   Sep-12-10 10:23 PM   #42 
  - And "Six Feet Under" is about *dead bodies*. Even more horrible!  Nye Bevan   Sep-12-10 10:17 PM   #41 
  - Remember this is the network that let go Letterman and Conan  JamesA1102   Sep-12-10 10:30 PM   #43 
  - It's based on a movie, which is rather funny and well-acted  Common Sense Party   Sep-12-10 10:46 PM   #44 
  - I think I'll wait till I see an episode before my knee starts jerking  Stevenmarc   Sep-12-10 10:48 PM   #46 
  - Karposis Sarcoma - THE MUSICAL!!!!  Taverner   Sep-12-10 11:18 PM   #50 
  - Sounds like the perfect target for humor  NobleCynic   Sep-13-10 01:09 AM   #52 
  - Even if it's decent, it might end up like "Ivan the Terrible"  Art_from_Ark   Sep-14-10 01:39 AM   #59 
  - The commercials I've seen look really lame - I won't be going out of my way  petronius   Sep-14-10 03:54 AM   #63 
  - Indians are the latest "funny." CF: "Big Bang Theory"; commercial with "Peggy."  WinkyDink   Sep-14-10 03:56 AM   #64 
  - I thought "Peggy" was Eastern European?  6000eliot   Sep-14-10 04:06 AM   #66 
  - Some of the responses in this thread are classic examples....  TheWatcher   Sep-14-10 04:04 AM   #65 
  - Then I guess we're all lucky to have someone to point out  6000eliot   Sep-14-10 04:08 AM   #67 
     - You're Welcome.  TheWatcher   Sep-14-10 06:15 AM   #68 
  - I hope it does worse than My Mother the Car, and gets cancelled ASAP.  AngryOldDem   Sep-14-10 06:25 AM   #69 

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