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Old 15-12-2004, 16:34   #41
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I'm not sure if they ever have been, although they might include some vague forward-references -- but then every episode references other episodes so much that it's just par for the course. It fooled me at first, and I nearly missed it, but I think it's a great idea: it's a nice way to say that a given situation has yet another comeback in the future, but the future events can legitimately be shown in the same episode (and then not at all in a future episode).

Those segments are yet another reason why this is (for me) head and shoulders above every other US sitcom currently in production (with the exception of Curb). I don't know whether we should be using spoilers or not so I'll use them just in case; some more things I really liked about this episode:

I'm sad that I've caught up now; I want to watch them all again! I'd best start saving for the season 1 DVD...
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Old 15-12-2004, 16:42   #42
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I'm sad that I've caught up now; I want to watch them all again! I'd best start saving for the season 1 DVD...
Hmmm, I'm not so sure



I don't remember the previews by the time the next ep comes around. But I did remember the first ever ep because they hinted at a much better show and an incest storyline with GM and Maybe. That happened in the second episode.

Forgot to add, Poria de Rossi (lindsey) has moved in with Ellen de Generes. I wonder if she was attracted to the name, I've never seen the attraction with Ellen.

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Old 15-12-2004, 19:54   #43
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On the DVDs, theres the 'on the next episode of...' bit at the end of each episode - though it does appear that they sometimes they use material/clips from this in future episodes.
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Old 19-12-2004, 12:42   #44
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Watched first 5 episodes of season 2... this is fantastic
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Old 19-12-2004, 17:19   #45
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The r1 dvd is great

Ep 6 out tommorow
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Old 19-12-2004, 19:32   #46
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Yeah, and it's only about Ł13 from DVD Soon! Think I'll order it and catch up.
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Another good ep i liked the
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Old 21-12-2004, 08:38   #48
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Really enjoyed this ep. The way every thread came together at the end was sublime. And despite the crudeness of the joke, I loved Oscar's line about the brownie.
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Old 21-12-2004, 09:30   #49
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Loved this one.

My girlfriend couldn't understand why I was laughing when the started singing "Afternoon Delight" at the Karaoke

She thought it was a lovely innocent song.

I told her to go and *carefully* read the lyrics. Now she gets it

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Old 22-12-2004, 00:10   #50
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Excellent episode.. that brownie gag had me laughing for ages..
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Great episode.. was the funniest piece of TV I've seen for quite a while
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How on God's green earth did they get away with that innuendo (no pun intended) in the latest episode? I don't think I've been so shocked or laughed so much at a single joke ever since the Nan followed through in The Royle Family.

Considering that it airs in the timeslot next to the Simpsons I'm amazed they got away with it, especially given those examples of lines that Matt Groening cited as too strong for the Fox censors.

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Episode 7, "Switch Hitter", aired in the US last night. I'm so glad to have it back after the (too long!) Christmas break! I laughed a lot.
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im surprised that no one has brought it up, but:

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Hollywood Reporter reported that "American Dad" will take over "Arrested Development's" time slot on May 1, 2005 -- shortening "Arrested Development's" second season to 18 episodes.
which personally, I find to be a crying shame - AD is glorious in its nuances (it has winkler ffs), so for them to reduce the order at all, nevermind for something as (apparently) pants as american dad (though that might be a bit of an unqualified judgement at this stage), is very sad

As was mentioned elsewhere though, its only the audience that are to blame - regardless of critical acclaim/genuine quality, if folks just arent watching then the show is guaranteed to get the ask - I suppose its just a little too inaccessible - we shall see whether an (increasingly unlikely looking) season 3 materialises.

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That's a shame.

I think American Dad has potential, but pushing Arrested Development out of the way is really unfortunate. There's just nothing else of the same quality around at the moment.
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Aw, what the hell? At least it's only been cut by 3 episodes, so it could be worse, but if this means it might not make a third season..

I'm going to enjoy watching American Dad (I hope), but Arrested Development is one of the best shows on US TV at the moment. The quality that has gone into the writing and directing is outstanding.

I've got my R1 DVDs now and I've rewatched them so many times already

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Hopefully they'll stick with it, from what I remember 24 wasn't exactly huge in the ratings until this season
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It looks like it isn't even getting a 3rd season now at all. David Cross hinted that filming had now stopped altogether. The fact is that the ratings have not been too bad either, but Fox seem to think that the frankly awful 'American Dad' is going to do a lot better. What boggles the mind though is that 'Family Guy' is coming back anyway, so why bother with that piece of crap? It just shows that Fox doesn't have a clue.
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Sucky news. I read on Zach Braff's blog the other day that he was gtoing to be filming for the show this week. I wonder if that happened in the end.
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