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Comedy Commentary TV

To make things funny
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We've all had that friend who makes priceless comments during TV shows and commercials. I propose this: a 24-hour TV network of shows from other channels...documentaries, movies, sitcoms, TV shows, etc. Infomercials and commercials, the absolute best stuff, is also included. Basically (with permission by the original networks and production companies), the shows and commercials will be rebroadcast, except a comic or generally funny person will watch them and make funny and sarcastic comments, making fun of the shows. Then, the commentary is re-edited in to replace the original audio, and the shows are broadcast on the channel. BTW...this is NOT the same thing as the Overdub Channel.
Pocketassreturn, Jun 12 2004

MST3K http://www.mst3kinfo.com/
Baked, at least for the movie part. [yabbadab, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Fractured Flickers (1963)/Syndicated http://www.tvparty.com/vault60.html
Even before MST3K. "Really clever, but never became popular and is today completely forgotten." Classic. [jurist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Rob Brydon's Directors Commentary http://www.tvtome.c...rvlet/showid-24694/
Possibly makes this idea baked. [jonthegeologist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       [Yabbadab] If it changes your opinion at all, I don't mean old, unheard-of horrible movies that were made 20-something years ago. I mean up-to-date shows, commercials, movies. Some parts of it are the same, some are different. But come on, assuming this idea was going to be turned into a real TV channel, and the votes on this thread were the deciding factor, are you saying that you'd be willing to give up the priceless commentary on ridiculous infomercials and commercials just because part of the idea, and potentially a very minute part, is already baked?   

       For the rest of you, keep this in mind when voting.
Pocketassreturn, Jun 12 2004

       I think this has been done : Rob Brydon, a Welsh comic, had a programme on UK TV called "Directors Commentary", see link. I'm resisting the [mfd] tag as I'm not 100% convinced that Rob Brydon's programme is what you're describing.
jonthegeologist, Jun 12 2004

       [jtg] I note that the show you cited only ran two months before cancellation. Might be an indicator as to how well shows of this nature are going to be received by the general viewing public. But it does sound very like the idea presented.
jurist, Jun 12 2004

       [jurist] I watched the odd episode and it was actually rather good. It only ran for 2 months (8 episodes, 8 weeks) because that's a typical series run in the UK. I don't think it's a reflection of its popularity.
jonthegeologist, Jun 12 2004

       Didn't Comedy Central do this before? I remember watching a State of the Union address given by President Clinton, where improv comics used a 10-second delay to come up with pictures and text to put in thought bubbles that would pop up during his speech. I'm surprised they're not still doing that.
Guncrazy, Jun 12 2004

       [jonthegeologist] That's not at all what I'm describing. From what I saw of the link, it's a guy doing serious commentary on his own works...this isn't the same. For that reason, I decided to delete the link.   

       [Guncrazy] That's not quite the same thing either. In fact, that's even more unrelated.
Pocketassreturn, Jun 12 2004

       [pocketass] The link I attached is a guy pretending to give a serious commentary on his own work, but it's all a spoof and is all very funny. Sounds v much like your idea ... unless I've missed your point.
jonthegeologist, Jun 13 2004

       Rebroadcast TV = lame   

       Rebroadcast TV with wisecracks added = pain up the poked arse.   

neelandan, Jun 14 2004

       [jonthegeologist] is right - the idea is baked in "Directors Commentary" although I didn't find the two episodes which I watched particularly funny. There is room for a less subtle/more mainstream version, althought that doesn't make this idea any less baked.
Fishrat, Jun 14 2004

       A. Mystery science theatre 3000 pretty much bakes this.   

       B. A whole channel of this would get very annoying very quickly.   

       Fishbone either way.
madradish, Jun 24 2004

       From what I've noticed, (as a fresh newbie), a lot of ideas on HB get praise even though they are "baked".   

       I like talking back to the TV and I like this idea.
robinism, Jun 25 2004

       yeah, this would be funny. It's not the same as Mystery Science Theater. That's some guy and a robot criticizing bad movies....and the comments weren't funny or clever. I give this a +
PinkDrink, Jul 18 2004

       [Pocketassreturn], I just can't figure out why none of your ideas take off.
k_sra, Aug 06 2004

       What's happened to Pocket anyway? I for one am starting to miss him...
zen_tom, Aug 06 2004


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