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Details Finally Drop on SPACED!!! The One, The Only SPACED - finally coming to U.S. DVD!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... Figured you good folks would like some good news on the version of SPACED that you actually give a shit about.... the real SPACED, which is coming to DVD in the U.S. for the very first time - thus cockblocking the very ill-conceived & unwanted remake. If you've never seen SPACED - and I imagine a goodly portion of you haven't. Well - I envy you. This series is bliss. That we finally have it here - is great - I just hope there's a great deal of push for this. It needs to be seen EVERYWHERE!!!

FROM THE CREATORS OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD AND HOT FUZZ COMES THE AWARD-WINNING CULT COMEDY SPACED: THE COMPLETE SERIES “The one, the only…Spaced. Accept no substitute" Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill) New Exclusive Commentary By Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Bill Hader, Matt Stone, Patton Oswalt and Diablo Cody May 5, 2008 – This July, the clever and edgy comedy series that started it all for the award-winning team behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Spaced will be available for the first time in North America in a new collector’s DVD set from BBC VideoÔ. From creator-stars Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) (Shaun of the Dead, Son of Rambow), this 3-disc set features all 14 surreal episodes of the award-winning show, described by Pegg as “a cross between The Simpsons, The X-Files and Northern Exposure.” Spaced: The Complete Series will arrive in stores on July 22, 2008 for suggested retail price of $49.98. The prebook date is June 17, 2008. "Spaced is utter brilliance. Constantly and amazingly laugh-out-loud funny and heart wrenchingly emotional, this is a series for, well, anyone who has ever lived," says JJ Abrams (Lost, Star Trek). "Watching Spaced is kinda like watching a Kevin Smith film if Kevin Smith had any real talent," confesses Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma). "I watch and re-watch Spaced from time to time to remind myself how good television comedy can be," says Matt Stone (South Park, Team America: World Police). Boasting over eight hours of content, Spaced: The Complete Series features bonus material including the all-new commentary from Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Matt Stone, Bill Hader (Superbad, Saturday Night Live), Patton Oswalt (King of Queens, Ratatouille) and Diablo Cody (Oscar®-winning writer of Juno). Among the many accolades Spaced, distributed by Channel 4, has garnered from fans and critics alike, Hynes won British Comedy Awards in 1999 and 2001 for her smart portrayal of moody writer Daisy. Additionally, Spaced received BAFTA (UK equivalent to the Emmy) nominations in 2000 and 2002 for Best Situation Comedy and an International Emmy Award nomination in 2001. SPEAKING OUT ON SPACED “The best thing out of England since Winston Churchill.” - Seth Rogen (Superbad, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) “I laughed hard and I hate comedy.” - Judd Apatow (Director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) “Daisy Steiner is a revelation: a female character who isn't an accessory, martyr, one-dimensional fantasy object or humorless foil.” “In a world of prefab TV pairs, Tim and Daisy are a miracle: He's an observant, whip-smart geek, she's a slacker-feminist icon, and together, they're as real as it gets.” - Diablo Cody (Oscar-winning writer of Juno) “Innovative. Witty. Hilarious. Spaced is the show we American comedians watch and say 'How the hell did they get away with this?! Spaced is the sole reason I bought an all region DVD player. Now you have no excuse! Buy this and you can officially be cool.” - Bill Hader (Superbad, Saturday Night Live) “Annoyingly good.” - Eddie Izzard (The Riches) “Spaced is a to-be-envied, to-be-cherished blend of pop culture heartbreak and genuine human hilarity. It's also a foolproof Idiot Test. Here's how it works: if someone ever tries to duplicate, replicate, or otherwise re-do this one-of-a-kind show, they're an Idiot! Aren't we all lucky to have such a thing in our world?” - Patton Oswalt (King of Queens, Ratatouille) “Brilliant! Hilarious! The first TV show to combine my love of Star Wars, Evil Dead, and funny Brits. If I had grown up in England this show would be the documentary of my life... Although I think it already is.” - Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel I & II) “The wonderfully funny, outrageous and unique British television comedy series that manages to be both insane and sweet at the same time! A very influential show from the guys who gave us Shaun of the Dead” - John Landis (Director of American Werewolf, Blues Brothers) “Spaced is too smart, too entertaining, and too hilarious for American television. When Americans get a glimpse of this mind-blowing show, they will take to the streets, demanding a reason as to why they've been deprived of Spaced pleasure for so long.” - Mike White (Freaks and Geeks, School of Rock) “The greatest television show in the history of television! The gold standard of geek cool!” - Harry Knowles (Ain't It Cool News) SPACED: THE COMPLETE SERIES BONUS FEATURES New exclusive commentary with director Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) and guests Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Bill Hader, Matt Stone, Patton Oswalt and Diablo Cody. Exclusive Spaced On Stage reunion Q&A recorded at the National Film Theatre, London in October 2007. “Skip to the End” - Exclusive feature length documentary “Spaced Jam” by Osymyso Outtakes Trailers Deleted scenes Raw footage Photo gallery Homage-O-Meter - An onscreen feature that tracks each pop-culture reference Newly updated cast and crew biographies SPACED: SEASON ONE EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS Episode One - Beginnings Daisy and Tim, two drifting twenty-somethings, meet by chance in a North London cafe. Their love lives and professional endeavors are a mess, and both are desperately in need of accommodation. When the perfect flat becomes available, Daisy and Tim decide to pool their misfortune and pose as a couple in order to secure it. Could this be the beginning of a beautiful friendship? Episode Two - Gatherings Having successfully secured the flat, Daisy and Tim get accustomed to their landlady (weird), their angst-ridden artist neighbor Brian (weirder) and each other (weirdest). Daisy helpfully suggests a housewarming party, but there are some things even the best home-made foil disco ball can’t fix. Episode Three - Art Tim is plagued by zombies. Daisy is in the midst of a career crisis. Together, they experience a bizarre figure from Brian’s history, when an invitation to an art show is delivered to them by accident, and they enter the strange world of transgender, performance artist, Vulva. Episode Four - Battles Daisy decides getting a dog will solve all her problems. Meanwhile, a deadly serious paintball skirmish spirals into something even more critical when Tim and best buddy Mike encounter former-friend-turned-bastard, Duane Benzie. A gripping story of love, betrayal and triumph ensues amidst the spattered battlefield that is Elimination Paintball Games. Episode Five - Chaos Daisy loves Colin, her new dog. Tim however, does not. Tension at 23 Meteor Street is at an all time high but things get so much worse when Colin is dog-napped on Tim’s watch. It’s up to Tim to organize a daring rescue mission and clear his name. Episode Six - Epiphanies Tim’s friend, the mercurial Tyres stops by to collect a debt and persuade everyone to come raving. Twist and Mike join the party, but for some reason Brian does not “go clubbing.” Will Brian face down his demons? Will Tim and Daisy ever speak to each other again? Will Mike really wear that pink top? Episode Seven - Ends The season ends with a bang - Tim gets a call from ex-girlfriend Sarah, asking if he wants to 'meet'. Brian and Twist go on their first date and Mike gets a re-evaluation at the Territorial Army. Meanwhile, Daisy has to face the possibility of leaving the place she has called home for six eventful months. SPACED: SEASON TWO EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS Episode One - Back Having fulfilled her dream of travelling through Asia, Daisy is delighted to finally be home. Things appear to be more or less the same, except that Mike has moved into her bedroom, Brian has apparently discovered what happiness means, Colin doesn't seem that bothered to see her and Tim is even more bitter than usual. Good thing Daisy’s met a cute but mysterious stranger at the airport … Episode Two - Change Tim's anguish at The Phantom Menace loses him his job. Daisy is having financial troubles, having let slip her sojourn to Asia at the benefit office. Brian is finding inspiration to be a fickle mistress and after Amber's spectacular departure, Marsha finds herself with a spare room. Lucky then that Mike has just been made homeless. Episode Three - Mettle Daisy flies over the cuckoo's nest when she finds herself employed in the kitchen of a Mexican Restaurant. Meanwhile Tim and Mike's plans to win Robot Wars are sabotaged by their dastardly rivals and Brian gets his big chance at success when he is asked to step in for a wounded artist at a local exhibition. Episode Four - Help Tim has a shot at the big time when Darkstar Comics, decide to give him a call. However when Daisy unwittingly inserts an offensive drawing of Darkstar boss, Damien Knox into Tim's portfolio, the race is on to retrieve the picture and save Tim’s career. Meanwhile a contrite Daisy decides jogging will absolve her and Brian's unsuspecting Mother pays a visit to her son...the lawyer. Episode Five - Gone When Tim's new girlfriend Sophie, cancels a date, Daisy offers to hang out with Tim. However, their night on the tiles does not go as planned and the dynamic duo find themselves pitted against a pack of terrifying youths. Fortunately Daisy and Tim are armed and ready, with some premium oregano and a fistful of fingers. Episode Six - Dissolution It’s Daisy’s birthday and Tim has a big surprise planned. However when Marsha spies him snogging Sophie in the front garden, the little falsehood he and Daisy wove so long ago begins to unravel and the real surprise turns out to be far less pleasant than a cake. Episode Seven - Leaves Marsha puts the house up for sale. Tim, Daisy, Mike, and Brian will soon be homeless and Twist is leaving for Manchester. Is there anything that can stop our heroes drifting apart forever? If there is, it will definitely have to be something "bloody spectacular". Notes to Editors: BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the license payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: Global Channels, Global TV Sales, Magazines, Content & Production, Home Entertainment, Global Brands and Digital Media. In 2006/07 BBC Worldwide generated profits of £111 million on sales of £810 million. With operations in 78 international territories — more than the video division of any other studio — Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Video. Artwork for all titles is available on www.whvdirect.com. Register on this website for exclusive art to this title and all BBC Video and Warner Home Video titles. # # # Spaced: The Complete Series Street Date: July 22, 2008 Price: $49.98
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  • May 6, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    FINALLY!!!

    by Nice Marmot

    YES! YES! YES!

  • May 6, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Fucking Brilliant.

    by Brians Life

    This show was being aired in 99 when we in the US were still wondering what was gonna happen to Ross and Rachel....this is one of the BEST television series I've ever seen. I have it on Region 2 DVD and WILL be buying the Region 1 when it hits. My suggestion is taht you all do the same.

  • May 6, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Can't wait!!

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    7-22-08

  • May 6, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I'll "Fourth" All the SPACED Love Here...

    by Leto III

    Awesome show. Glad it's finally out in Region 1.

  • May 6, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    50-60$ for 14 episodes? and i thought american dad and family g

    by Bouncy X

  • May 6, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    interesting

    by Bouncy X

    i guess there's a limit to the subject line...anyway i was saying "and i thought american dad and family guy ripped us off"

  • May 6, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    they're remaking it??? why on gods earth..

    by bongo123

    would you wanna remake something that is already perfect... kinda like REC...

  • May 6, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Commentary by Diablo Cody?

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    A smartass with tits (no, not Kevin Smith) writes one screenplay and suddenly she's in touch with all that's hip in society and gets to talk about it? Fuck that. I want to see 3 more successful screenplays before I have to be forced to acknowledge her "greatness."

  • May 6, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Aside from that...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Hooray for the US release!

  • May 6, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    BBC?

    by ungabunga

    Stupid question, but doesn't Warner handle the distribution of BBC's DVD titles?

  • May 6, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Bout time it came to the US

    by MetiphisLabs

    TOO many people are clueless about this show. IT HAS TO STOP!!! SPACED FOREVER!

  • May 6, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Generation Ecccchhhh Needs a Volume 2

    by Aquatarkusman

    With at least one or two chapters devoted to the sheer awfulness of Diablo Cody's dialogue-writing skills. Honest to blog!

  • May 6, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    "oi, oi, you lucky people"

    by Fortunesfool

    It'll make sense once you've seen it.

  • May 6, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Colwyn Bay

    by Celtican

    I saw Jessica (Stevenson) Hynes get on the train to London at Colwyn Bay station last year. It was 6:30am and I was hungover but by the looks of it so was she.

  • May 6, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Jessica Stevenson (Hynes)

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Be still my beating heart. She was incandescent in last years Doctor Who 2-parter Human Nature/The Family of Blood.

  • May 6, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Spaced made me more aware that I'm not the only sad movie geek..

    by Dr_Zoidberg

    And for that I'll cherish it forever. And Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Although they'd run themselves into the ground realistically, it'd be nice if Wright/Pegg/Frost spent their entire career making one film together at least every 5 years.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Now I can put away the old AVI's

    by Kurutteru Yatsu

    And watch these as a proper release. Sexy. Also, while I recognize that Juno is probably what got her the commentary gig, Diablo Cody was already a successful writer. People seem to think she appeared out of thin air. And why is Matt Stone on his own? Is Trey not a Spaced fan?

  • May 6, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Were they able to clear the music?

    by topaz4206

    I thought that was one of the big issues, getting legal clearance for the music?

  • May 6, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    "Annoyingly good"

    by AgentArchangel

    ...as opposed to Diablo Cody who's "annoyingly bad". Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to finally being able to queue this up in Blockbuster.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I can't believe...

    by VimFuego

    ..it's gonna cost $50 !!!. I've seen it for sale here in good ole England for the great sum of £12 ($20-$25). Still worth the price though i guess...

  • May 6, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Music

    by cuthbert84

    I *believe* I read on Edgar's myspace blog that all the original music had been cleared, but in looking over his recent blogs just now, I wasn't able to verify it.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Diabolic Cody

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Do we have to suffer her on everything now?

  • May 6, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Classic series

    by Fuck The Napkin

    When Spaced was first shown here in the UK, it was scarily close to my life at the time (and still now, come to think of it!) – dicking around in North London with a bunch of quirky geeks who should have grown up long ago, discussing Evil Dead in pubs, smoking weed and going to clubs all night. Was amazed at how all their reference points were clearly identical to mine, but am happy to see that the show's also appreciated by people not from round these parts. I guess the language of geek is universal. :)<br><br> I'll celebrate the US release by watching both series through again – sounds like you guys get some cool new features though.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Will it be Mcg'd?

    by messi

    Is that the guy making the shitty new one?

  • May 6, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    The Region 1 music rights will determine my purchase

    by SpyGuy

    I already have a decent bootleg set, but would love an official set...especially with new special features. But if "Battle of the Planets" by Fader Gladiator and the "A-Team Theme Remix" are missing, I'm passing.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    still my favourite line in a sit-com ever

    by ian216a

    "Jar-Jar Binks makes the ewoks look like..... fucking..... Shaft!" And Jeez - good news like this and still all people can do is dis Diablo Cody. Fuckin' ingrates!

  • May 6, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Hell Yeah!

    by ballyhoo

    Now get working on brining over Darkplace.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Senator John Mc Cain

    by ian216a

    is a cunt

  • May 6, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Yeah but....

    by me_so_horny

    it all starts with little things like doing commentary on a show...

  • May 6, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    i love free speech

    by ian216a

  • May 6, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Dioblow Cody

    by Series7

    How the fuck did she get in on this? Seriously? Like I want an explaination. Even Bill Hader is a pretty big stretch. And why no Trey? Did Cody get on it, because her oh so hip movie with its fucking reference likely to Spaced's referencial humor? OHH wait she gets to be on it, because she is a female in hollywood whos ugly and still works. So she's fighting for the not hollywood looking girls?

  • May 6, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Congratz Yanks..

    by Lemming

    You'll love it. Very jealous you get such esteemed commentaries though!

  • May 6, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    'Allo Brian!

    by loafroaster

  • May 6, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    SHUT UP ABOUT DIABLO CODY ALREADY!!

    by ian216a

    I swear to god - this is getting pathological.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Do you rent upstairs?

    by Brians Life

    You mean am I gay?<br><br> No, I mean do you rent the upstairs flat.<br><br>Yeah.<br><br>Are you gay?<br><br>Noooo?

  • May 6, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    my last post was in response to ian216a

    by me_so_horny

    And I agree with you Series7. I can only hope that she continues to get made fun of. Andy Samburg has started it.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    By the time this comes out...

    by V'Shael

    50 American dollars will be worth about, what? 25 english pennies? Sounds like a bargain. Might buy it just for the Tarantino et al commentary.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Another great SPACED moment...

    by Brians Life

    The idea that anytime another man starts shooting at you with a mimed gun in slow motion...another man has NO CHOICE but to start shooting back in slow motion.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    take out the space - and see some SPACED!

    by ian216a

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =45FBaEdZfgA

  • May 6, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Dont forget to wash you sheets; and your penis

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Mike "I fell asleep on the train and woke up in Sheffield" <p>Tim "The train doesnt go to Sheffield" <p>Mike "Oh yeah. I must have changed at Kings Cross" <p><p> Tim "None us have any military training, except Mike, who as we know stole a tank and tried to invaded Paris"<p>Mike *waves* "Hello"

  • May 6, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    ian216a

    by Series7

    Its just ridiculos that she is on that list of film nerds. Like I said Bill Hader is a stretch too. It was like they needed a women on the commentary to mirror Jessica Hynes, so they got her because she is popular right now. And probably Tina Fey was too busy/expensive to get to do this (even though her show 30 rock owes A LOT to Spaced). I guess I can just be happy that they didn't get that little pregnant boy from Juno to be on the commentary.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    OMG...

    by Cannabusiness

    I've got some fuckin jaffa cakes in my coat pocket!

  • May 6, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    "I've been wanting to see this."

    by Sailor Rip

    Mike Kovacs. That cunt knows what he's talking about.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    American Fanboys rejoice...

    by Brians Life

    Using A NEW HOPE as an example of Chaos Theory, praying to a poster of Buffy, "I once punched a bloke in the face for saying Hawk the Slayer was rubbish", ending and episode just like Empire Strikes Back, the Hal 9000 freezer unit gaining sentience, the birth of Shaun of the Dead, Run Lola Run references, "Thank Fuck!", Nick Frost's absolute BRILLIANCE as Mike, the flashbacks to being kids and Mike still has a mustache, "It's not finished! It's finished!", Martha's constantly pissed, Tyre's "my work here is done", Muldoon dying in Jurassic Park done with club kids looking for weed, American werewolf in London's "I can guarantee I don't find this the least bit amusing."<br><br>If you like anything remotely geeky and have a sense of humor...BUY THIS SHOW!!!!

  • May 6, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST

    BUTTERFLY. BUTTERFLY WITH A BOMB!

    by Brians Life

    Guys, I'm serious. I can't sing this show's praises enough. I found it after i first saw Shaun and it's level of comedy blows even that movie away...

  • May 6, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Tap, tap.YES! YES! YES! That's right Diablo, lick it up.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Awesome! I'm so glad I don't have to find bootlegs! < > < > My patience has awarded me. < > < > Diablo, that's meant as a compliment.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    why the fuck would you listen to comm from ppl not involved?

    by ironic_name

  • May 6, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Obviously I don't know how to use paragraph code.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    My computer geekyness is pratically nonexistent.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Babylon 5's a big pile of shit!

    by ian216a

    AYYY!!!!!

  • May 6, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    If you've got a region free DVD player...

    by KillDozer

    you can get the whole thing for $20 from amazon.co.uk. Probably even worth seeing if there's an easy hack to make your DVD player play region 2, unless you really want to pay $30 for that star-studded commentary track.

  • May 6, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Babylon 5 is a big piece of shit!

    by TinSpider

    GET OUT <br> yey!

  • May 6, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Wonder about the remake....drug usage in the US on TV?

    by Brians Life

    ...don't get me wrong....it's likely gonna suck.<br><br>Still, it makes me wonder...<br><br>One of the things that I LOVE about Space is the casual drug usage. Tim is a full on pot head with Daisy the more "once in a while" risk taker. <br><br>I read a comparison of the pot smoking in space being compared to the coffee drinking in FRIENDS.<br><br>But I digress, will this be a part of the REMAKE? I mean in the UK in 99 they were airing likeable characters that casually used drugs. I feel like we'll NEVER get to that point in the US. Plus there were alot of Fucks and Cunts in SPACED...sure that's not gonna happen in the US version.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    fuck Diablo Cody

    by Wee Willie

    Who cares what she thinks?

  • May 6, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    agree re: shut the fuck up about cody

    by necgray

    Hey, let's all bash the inclusion of a feminist with a sense of humor because we're a 4th grade No Girls Allowed Clubhouse! You types make me ashamed to be a male geek.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    wow!

    by The Real MiraJeff

    that's a bombshell of an announcement. i just finished watching the series last week off a friend's bootleg discs. It's great. I loved every second of it. I didn't love Shaun of the Dead but now I understand why Simon Pegg is the man.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    They just have all of these...

    by me_so_horny

    guests to sell the dvds. Why else would anybody(besides fans of the show) buy the dvd? If they see Tarantino, they'll pay the 50 bucks.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    I take it the British version . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . has commentary by the actual talent behind the show.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    "I'll have a pint of the black stuff!"

    by Meglos

    "You can't drink a pint of Bovril."

  • May 6, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Wow,

    by Sailor Rip

    Spaced is too smart, too entertaining, and too hilarious for American television. When Americans get a glimpse of this mind-blowing show, they will take to the streets, demanding a reason as to why they've been deprived of Spaced pleasure for so long.” - Mike White What a fucking tool. Waaaaaaaah, American suck, Waaaaaaaaaaaah.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Necgray...

    by AgentArchangel

    ...I think most of the anti Cody posts (my own included) aren't against any "inclusion of a feminist", but against the count that she has a sense of humor. Some of us just don't find her writing funny, in fact we find it painfully overrated. That's just an interpretation on my part, and by no means am I trying to belittle you or make it personal. Besides, as anyone knows, women are always welcome in a geek's clubhouse.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Epiphanies

    by DirkD13"

    The BEST half hour of television ever made, and that is not up for debate.<p>So soon not only will I have the original S1 and S2 DVD releases and the triple disc set, but a R1 set too. I really don't care for the guest commentators (except for QT as there are plenty of references to his early works), but having Pegg, Hynes (nee Stevenson) and Wright back with nearly a decade of time and success since the original airing is surely worth a listen.<p>Fuck this, I'm off to watch Epiphanies and then do an eskimo roll with 13 stones in my rucksack.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Necgray, I think a lot of us are sick of her already

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    because she's the "flavor of the month" in Hollywood, and quite frankly, she sees tacked on to the list of people on the commentary list. I would figure if you're going to include a female perspective, why not take an equally seasoned female with a irreverant sense of humor (Janeane Garofalo, Carrie Fisher, Penny Marshall , Amy Heckerling, and I could go on with Comedians) instead of the young "hot thing." She may be a femenist, but I guarantee she's not worried one bit that one reason she's in the spotlight now is her appearance. I don't want to start a fight here, but I think it's unfair to think we're all boy-exclusive when quite frankly,some others are right that Bill Hader is a stretch, too.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST

    that's it, no more black box for Mirajeff

    by HEADGEEK

    doesn't love SHAUN OF THE DEAD - that's just fucking inexcusable.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST

    and quite frankly

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    I say "and quite frankly" too damn much.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    meh... Young Ones is better

    by young1

    actually, I haven't seen Spaced, but I'm sure Young Ones is better.

  • May 6, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Patton rules!

    by RenoNevada2000

    "If someone ever tries to duplicate, replicate, or otherwise re-do this one-of-a-kind show, they're an Idiot!" <br>Quoted for truth! <br>And fuck your new TERMINATOR movie too McG(arbage).

  • May 6, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Headgeek, you don't like MST3K...

    by Kurutteru Yatsu

    You don't really have much room to talk. Other than the owning the site bit of course.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody

    by Wee Willie

    I'm just mad at her because her movie was a hit and mine wasn't. It's jealosy, pure and simple. But fuck her anyhow.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Arghhhhhhhh....

    by Alonzo Mosely

    So it is finally released, but if it is a success it just gives McG and the evil executives a bigger incentive to make a shitty remake... That is soooo fucking evil... Anyway, as everyone else has said, if you are a geek in any way, and haven't seen it then do, there are so many moments of just pure brilliance in it. You basically have two different comic sensibilities (the male and female) that manage to coexist and then at magical moments combine to produce something unique. This is why Spaced is better than Shaun (which I love - Mirajeff is a fool) or Hot Fuzz, because they lack that other sensibility.<p> But can anyone 100% confirm this has all the music, I mean if the A-Team tune has been removed from the rave scene they can forget it...

  • May 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    yes yes YESYESYES

    by Larry Sellers

    I've been watching Spaced on youtube for farrr too long. I'm so excited. As for the American remake/reimagining/rewhatever...they CAN coexist. The American version isn't going to erase the original. That's not to say I'm all for it, but we don't have to watch it. I am curious though as to how/if they'll replicate Edgar Wright's editing style. It's not unique to him, but that's a key part of the series (not to mention his films) right there.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Alonzo, FUCK...I didn't even think of that...

    by Brians Life

    I know that music rights were holding it up for a while...<br><br>but yeah, if the A-Team theme is not playing when Mike is on stage I'm not buying it either...<br><br>Shit! Seems like a scene that they COULD cut the music out rather than buy it, but it's a GREAT callback to an earlier joke.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Fuck McG!

    by Brians Life

    Seriously! That guy has not made ONE good fucking movie...and his tv shows SUCK! Yeah, Chuck sucks!!! Why is ANYONE hopefull aboout anything this guy is attached to!?!? Fuck him...I'm moving to Europe!

  • May 6, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Kurutteru Yatsu

    by HEADGEEK

    Actually I hate the bread of rat bastard film goers and the mentality that MST3K created. It created heroes that "talk in movies" and look down at the material they're watching. I have never liked that. Film is something I love - and vintage films and films from another era... are beloved. MST3K - started ripping on vintage movies - starting with fairly mediocre works - but then discovered they got better ratings with better films, that they talked through. The MST3K movie is the prime example of this. I love THIS ISLAND EARTH - and the film is so much better than the "comedy" they added to it. Now sure - MST3K introduced people to many titles that they may have never discovered without the show... but they were instructed to laugh at it and belittle the films - instead of watching and coming up with their own thoughts on the film. <BR><BR>I think the comedians behind MST3K were far more talented than what they did with that talent. I would have loved to have seen them apply their satire and parody in the creation of NEW content and new narratives - rather than crack funny.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    The Young Ones and MST3K are..

    by Sailor Rip

    ...funny. Shame on all of you.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Not everyone shares your sensibilities

    by Larry Sellers

    I understand you're offended by the mere fact that they never gave the audience a chance to enjoy the film on its own terms without the mockery, but I never thought any less of the movies (the ones I liked in the first place, anyway) they made cracks at. It's kind of like Family Guy's Star Wars parody. It parodied even the most serious and memorable scenes and apparently even Lucas was able to laugh at it. Making fun of something isn't ALWAYS out of disrespect even if sometimes it seems that way.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    This and PODGE AND RODGE...

    by slone13

    ...are my favorite series from across the Atlantic.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Vintage films are fine and all...

    by AgentArchangel

    ...but some are so rife with cliches and just plain bad moments, that they just beg to be ripped on. Besides, some people can enjoy a good ribbing on films that they actually liked. I, for one, want to hear what Mike and Co. did for Cloverfield on Rifftrax, and I absolutely loved that film. It's just that sometimes the funniest things come out of the things you love. Which kinda ties back into the whole Spaced subject...it was a show that lovingly ripped off and ripped on the very films/influences/etc. they treasured.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    MST3K hasn't been funny since I was 14.

    by Brians Life

    And CINEMATIC TITANIC is just NOT funny. I don't know if it was responsible for breeding people that now talk and mock flicks in theaters as Harry says....douche bags are always gonna be douche bags.<br><br>But yeah, was never that impressed with the concept, execution, etc.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    add another check to the "who the fuck is Diablo Cody?" list

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    This isn't a feminism, or a girl being prominent in comedy, I mean, fuck-alive, she wrote one fucking movie that was critically acclaimed, and frankly, the only reason it was any good was the actors behind all her shitty dialogue. Now, I thought the movie was ok, but only during the last 2/3rds when Jason Bateman showed up. Everything else was horseshit, but really only by the dialogue. I love how someone summed up the movie: ELLEN PAGE I need to use the bathroom, as I've been downing delicious, high-quality Sunny Delight for the past hour. RAINN WILSON Sunny Delight? You mean the delicious orange-flavored drink containing a full day's supply of vitamin C in every serving? ELLEN PAGE That's right! I found it in the fridge, behind the purple stuff! Now relinquish the bathroom key geeves, I for shizz need to spout. RAINN WILSON I can barely understand you. Is there a reason you're talking like what seems like a teenager designed by a committee of adults that have researched youth by watching MTV around the clock? ELLEN PAGE Yes, and you better start talking like that too or you'll have no place in the movie, Dwight. RAINN WILSON Oh, er, uh, I mean that's one doodle that can't be undid homeskillet oh my god I need a new agent. ELLEN PAGE You're so quirky! And so am I!

  • May 6, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Were there original commentaries for the UK release

    by hst666

    nd do we get those as well?

  • May 6, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    British comedy

    by nobletoast13

    I could probably name at least thirty or so British comedy’s that are better than Spaced. Not to say it doesn’t rock HARD, because it does. I’m just saying. And it’s nice to see Simon Pegg following in the great British tradition of fucking off to America to be underappreciated and a nobody, i.e. - John Cleese, Steve Coogan, and Ricky Gervais etc. Best Spaced moment? "Oh Brian you came!" "No, I just spilt my drink". Enjoy those exclusive commentaries you lucky bastards.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    What the hell is Spaced?

    by Trazadone

    Someone had to ask.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Americans need

    by Golitsyn1

    more Alan Partridge and Father Ted.

  • May 6, 2008, 3 p.m. CST

    BBC's The Office is the best, ever,

    by the way

    I gave up on Spaced at the cute, musical montage that Simon & the fat girl share at the cafe in the 1st episode. Is the rest of the show in that "tone"?

  • May 6, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    BBC Video DVDs are all overpriced

    by gruntybear

    That new "Doctor Who" series - yeah, I'm looking squarely at YOU! With a region-free DVD player, there is no reason to pay nearly $50 for these 2 short seasons. Grab the $20 version from amazon.uk. and have it by next week.

  • May 6, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Twist O'Lemmon

    by nobletoast13

    And Father Ted/Every show to bear the name of Alan Partridge beat Spaced easily. You Americans pick the wrong British comedies to give cult status. Well it’s more of a geek thing than a nationality thing I suppose. And guess what else is better than Spaced, Black Books. I could go on. But I repeat – Spaced is all shades of awesome.

  • May 6, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Diablo is a geek.

    by christian66

    She shows up quite often at the New Beverly here on Friday nights when she probably could be getting smoke blown up her ass all over town. She's the real deal, and many of you males would kill to date a cool, sexy woman who knows the diff between Bava and Argento. That is all.

  • May 6, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    if you love being a geek

    by semisaj

    please watch this..its better than the bbc original version of office..its on the sane level as faulty towers...please all take your time to watch this..its the best sitcom ever made for geeks who like comics, sci fi, horror and comedy and nostalgia...one word...perfect!!!

  • May 6, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    butterfly.....with a bomb.

    by nobletoast13

    "I once punched a man for saying Hawk the Slayer was rubbish, when what I should have said was 'Dad its fine. Lets give Krull a try and lets go from there". Genius. But the Young Ones is better. And now theres a Region 1 Spaced DVD can I have Rex the motherfucking Runt on Region 2 DVD. Like now!

  • May 6, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    same level as fawlty towers?

    by nobletoast13

    Nothing is on the same level as Fawlty Towers. Nothing. Maybe Python.

  • May 6, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    so tarantino will do commentaries...

    by seekshelter

    for british tv shows, but not his own movies??

  • May 6, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    hmmm...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Jam and Brass Eye owns all... and who really gives a shit about the commentary?

  • May 6, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ

    by Nice Marmot

    The Diablo Cody debate was bad enough, now we have a MST3K discussion I don't give a shit about. Anybody want to start a fucking political debate? Christ, it's all about Spaced for now, fuckers. And The Young Ones??? Good Lord, that doesn't even compare to Spaced.

  • May 6, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    nobletoast13

    by semisaj

    please tell me you have watched it and that in some way you are geek...cus if you have at least done one of them you will understand that at its very base level it relates to most of the people that come onto this site..its our epiphany!!mmm not sure if that is the correct spelling

  • May 6, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    "*sigh*... I'm not a monster, Tim..."

    by DocPazuzu

    Have the UK 3-disc set which will do me just fine. Wonderful show with as much hilarity in subtle details as in the obvious comedy, not to mention the geek refs. <p> Love the very last "touch" at the end of the documentary after they knock on the door of the apartment building.

  • May 6, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    bored bored bored ..

    by semisaj

    Cricket bat to head...genius...long live the young ones...vivian!!!

  • May 6, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    THE Real MiraJeff

    by chuffsterUK

    Nice to know you watch bootleg dvds.....

  • May 6, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    semisaj

    by nobletoast13

    Read my previous comments. I'm a huge fan of Spaced and of course I am a geek, (I am posting on Aint It Cool News). But, to me at least, calling anything on TV on the same level as Fawlty Towers is blasphemy. Also I dont think you have to be a geek to love Spaced. I have plenty of friends who I wouldnt consider geeks who love it. But if you are, you like that much more.

  • May 6, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    The reason

    by biglou114

    for Diablo Cody is on there is that she is now good friends with Edgar Wright.

  • May 6, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT

    by nobletoast13

    *Magic Roundabout music plays*

  • May 6, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I love movies too, Harry.

    by Kurutteru Yatsu

    But that doesn't mean I can't appreciate someone taking the piss out of them for fun. Look, I grew up on Gamera. I love Gamera. But damn if I don't sing "Gamera is really neat, he is full of turtle meat, that's why we love Gam-er-ahhh..." every time I see him. What you see as "belittling" and "talking down" I see as affectionate ribbing. Besides, if you're placing Mitchell, The Amazing Colossal Man, Godzilla vs Megalon or Santa Claus Conquers the Martians on such a high pedestal that the thought of someone cracking wise while they play repulses you you're taking yourself far too seriously to begin with. Which is weird considering you also say that MST3K created the "mentality of heroes who talk during movies," and you can't possibly be serious about that. I mean, come on: Nobody shouted stuff at the screen prior to the early 90's? Really? Because I've got a couple hundred thousand Rocky Horror screenings and every black standup act from the last twenty or so years that say otherwise.

  • May 6, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST

    And this post's 'also better than Spaced' goes to

    by nobletoast13

    The League of Gentlemen. Not including the movie of course. And before anyone says it - The Third Series was the best. I don’t care what anyone says. And just for the record Spaced is awesome. Proof - "I had some stuff to sort out" "Oh with Sarah?" "No. George Lucas" *cut to Tim burning his 'Star Wars Stuff' crying*

  • May 6, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    nobletoast13

    by semisaj

    no hate intended ..i haven't read most of the posts cus someone had written a very long almost dissertation length response and that always puts me off..i think you need to go and thrash a minni with a branch..ceh i know nothing..i'm from Barcelona.. and i will take on what you have said, you have your opinion..but i love spaced as much as faulty towers...

  • May 6, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Fair enough semisaj.

    by nobletoast13

    On an unrelated matter: FACT X IMPORTANCE = NEWS. Congratulations to anyone here who gets that reference because your cool.

  • May 6, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Only got into spaced recently

    by Maximus Prime

    got it at an unbelievable sale price and watched it all in one day....from teh very first episode teh star wars, hooror, modern film, magazine and culture references are superb...<p> the emotion and excellent directing shows the skill Pegg and Wright have developed on the big screen with Sean of the dead and Hot Fuzz...not to mention the fantastic side cast it has...<p> Hessica Stevenson is great, Brian is fantastic and the landlady is freakily hilarious...and then there is Nick Frost...if teh show was about him on his own it would be pure class......trust me my American friends, watch it and enjoy it

  • May 6, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Top 10 UK comedies (according to me)

    by DirkD13"

    1. Spaced - geek genius<p>2. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace - underrated cult classic<p>3. Monkey Dust - mind-blowingly mental<p>4. Father Ted - fecking classic<p>5. Early Doors - gently hilarious<p>6. Black Books - twisted brilliance<p>7. The Day Today - Chris Morris' highpoint<p>8. Nighty Night - blacker than black<p>9. Green Wing - stylish and original<p>10. Peep Show - Gervais wishes he was this cringingly funny<p><p><p>Also good but didn't make the cut: Brass Eye, Only Fools & Horses, The Office, Extras, The Mighty Boosh, The Goodies, Flying Circus, Phoenix Nights, League Of Gentlemen, Ideal, Top Buzzer, Help & The Fast Show.<p><p><p>Avoid: The IT Crowd, The Catherine Tate Show, My Family, My Hero & Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps.<p><p>Anyone else got a list?

  • May 6, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    naaaa we are geeks we are so not cool

    by semisaj

    if you get this then you are geek..whats an english translation of shinigami?...no use of wikidpedia cunts

  • May 6, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    is THIS cool?

    by ian216a

    Is it? IS it? What about this? Is this COOL?

  • May 6, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    When do we get season 3?

    by Knuckleduster

    As if.

  • May 6, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST

    DirkD13"

    by semisaj

    dude peep show, not that i know how to do a top 10...but it should be in the top half...better than their sketch show!!

  • May 6, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    dirkD13

    by nobletoast13

    What’s wrong with the IT Crowd? It had some stinker episodes but it’s hardly on the levels of shitness of Catherine Tate or Two Pints. Rewatch the Gay Musical episode and tell me in all honesty you didn’t laugh once. As for your top ten. I love all the shows you have picked although most of them would only make my top 25 or so. Minus Green Wing - I just never got into it, and ive been meaning to check out Garth Marenghi for quite a while now. From your tastes I would recommend 15 Stories High if you haven’t seen it already. And also - Where the fuck are series 2 & 3 of Monkey Dust on DVD. And while i'm typing incoherently, The Mighty Boosh is very poor. I liked the first series but when they started giving screen time to the ape and Naboo (who just sucks the funny out of the scene). Now it’s just a Indie-Boy, Camden poseur crap of a comedy. And my top ten? I couldnt choose but it would definatly include Phoenix Nights (mainly because of growing up in Northern Working men clubs in the same vein), Fawlty Towers, The League of Gentlemen and Monty Pythons Flying Circus.

  • May 6, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Knuckleduster

    by semisaj

    if you are asking of a season 3 of spaced..its not likely to happen ..although pegg has said they have thought about it but they have felt the constraints of being labeled as pegg frost and wright..cus of spaced..sean and hot fizz..it wasnt fuzz it was shiit in comparison..its probably not going to happen

  • May 6, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST

    semisaj

    by DirkD13"

    The trouble with a top 10 ,ate is that there are only 10 spots!! I only started watching Peep Show about three weeks ago as my brother has the boxset with the first three series, and I caught the fourth entirely on youtube. Give it time and I'm sure it will creep up the list.

  • May 6, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST

    dirkD13

    by semisaj

    i'm about to start watching Monkey Dust...hope it lives up 2 expectations

  • May 6, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    'Ave A Banana!

    by God of Science

  • May 6, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    nobletoast13

    by DirkD13"

    I just think that after scripting father Ted and series 1 of Black Books, The IT crowd is a mahoosive step down for Graham Linehan. Everyone involved is amazing, but the show is definately less than the sum of it's parts. Richard Ayoade (Moz) stars in and directed Darkplace, seriously dude, find it and watch it, you will not be let down one iota. 15 Stories High I have never heard of, what channel was it on?<p>I would also like to add Crapston Villas to the also rans.

  • May 6, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Monkey Dust is the nuts

    by DirkD13"

    Kinda like an animated version of Jam, but funnier.

  • May 6, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    monkey dust

    by nobletoast13

    Its what you get when you graduate from South Park. At least that what a quote on the DVD case says...and I agree. And Peep Show season 5 started on Friday and it was as great as ever. I think im going to cellotape my remotes together and form a 'Megatron' like Jez and Mark

  • May 6, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST

    I missed Peep Show on Friday

    by DirkD13"

    Goddamn night shifts!<p>I still think Jez eating a portion of charred dog was the funniest thing I have seen this year (even though it was from last year).

  • May 6, 2008, 4:29 p.m. CST

    I missed 15 Stories High when it was broadcast

    by nobletoast13

    But I think it was on BBC Three. Its written by Sean Locke and Mark Lamarr (whom I didnt know could write stuff this funny). Its in the same style of Nighty Night and stars Sean Locke as the grumpy loner with his happy and cheerful lodger. Its like a darker Black Books in a way. And i suppose you do have a point about the IT Crowd. Its not worthy of Father Ted or Black Books, but I enjoyed most of it nevertheless.

  • May 6, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the tip nobletoast13

    by DirkD13"

    I shall be seeking it out. As soon as you metioned "written by" and "Sean Locke" I was sold. Saw him at a filming of 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and he was by far the quickest wit on that show, with a healthy dose of surrealism in his humour, which always sits well with me.

  • May 6, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    father ted when i found out that

    by semisaj

    Dermot Morgan had died its the first time i actually had a tear in my eye that someone had died that i didnt know personaly...even recently charlton, diana and earlier as i grew up realising that, bruce lee, jfk, michael j fox..hold on thats next year!!!

  • May 6, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    semisaj

    by DirkD13"

    Is it wrong that I lol'ed at that?

  • May 6, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    anyone know if this version is getting a uk release?

    by 815survivor

    i own the original boxsets but would love to hear the new commentarys etc.

  • May 6, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    DirkD13"

    by semisaj

    yes it is cus i feel a little bit dirty for saying it...lol

  • May 6, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody? PASS.

    by LaudnerGomez

  • May 6, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Garth Marenghi's darkplace is genius

    by Maximus Prime

    a fucking epic of a show,the set peices are hilarious, the storys are pure cheesy madness and it is all done soo seriously(in a comedic way of course) that it is lol funny the whole way through.... <p> Father Ted, I'm Irish and it is soo funny and insulteing because it hits it soo close to the spot everytime...it depicts the Irish Catholic way of thinking soo well, and Father Jack is one of the greatest characters ever to be invented as is Dougal..pure genius<p> DirkD13.....I would def have to put Blackadder, especially seasons 3 and 4 in any top 10 of British comedy..some of those quips are timeless

  • May 6, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    we are lucky fucks

    by semisaj

    to be at a point where we can watch brilliant comedy from around the world and discuss it...too many times i have been on aint it cool and have been dragged in to the depths of playground mentality..'us against you' but tonight have have had soo much fun chatting with people as geeky as me that i will come back to chat again tomorrow..gotta love this site...night..xxx

  • May 6, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Im definatly

    by nobletoast13

    Going to be checking out Garth Marenghi after the praises ive heard. And I also cant believe nobodys mentioned Red Dwarf. Minus series 8 and half of series 7, the Dwarf would probably rank amongst my top ten. With Blackadder. And the comment on Spaced being the greatest British export since Winston Churchill is bullshit. Is Spaced the only British tv show to ever be shown in the US or something.

  • May 6, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    DARKPLACE is fucking brilliant....so is SPACED.

    by Brians Life

    His racist Scottish episode where they speak perfect english yet all have subtitles....

  • May 6, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    There's this british show that had a simple name that I can't re

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    It was about this rich eccentric genius and his goofy dumb side-kick and the genius' plots, kinda in the vain of Pinky and the Brain. Any one know the name?

  • May 6, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Man to Man with Dean Lerner....BITCH KILLER

    by Brians Life

    "I hate alot of things. Fruits. Coloreds. But most of all...women."<br><br>Cut to old lady sitting at table as Bitch Killer comes in with a chainsaw.<br><br>"Goooodbye Mother!!"

  • May 6, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    NobleToast...

    by Brians Life

    Spaced was never shown in the US. Those of us that have seen it likely have ordered Region 2 DVDs of downloaded bootlegs. It is certainly the best British sitcom that I have ever seen...but I also love Pegg, Stevenson and Wright. but please give me some suggestions....

  • May 6, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    iamnicksaicnsn..jeeves and wooster?

    by semisaj

    night

  • May 6, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Brians Life

    by Golitsyn1

    Alan Partridge is probably the funniest show ever made. Father Ted is brilliant aswell!

  • May 6, 2008, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Fuck all this British Shite!

    by Somerichs

    heh heh, not really, just 'avin' a laugh! :) Seriously, though, someone up there said Spaced is the best TV show ever. This claim is patently false, because Spaced is not called "The Wire,' and it doesn't take place in Baltimore, nor does it include characters by the name of McNulty, Bubbles, Omar, or Bunk. Now, best comedy ever on TV? While I'm more than willing to entertain that suggestion, it'll have to be pretty goddamn great to lay claim to that title while existing in the same universe as The Larry Sanders Show.

  • May 6, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    It's Bouquet!

    by WickedJester

    No UK love for Keeping Up Appearances or Mr. Bean? That's a a shame... Grandma is from the other side of the pond, I grew up on English comedy -- or atleast whatever PBS would put on.

  • May 6, 2008, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Anyone watch Nathan Barley?

    by Knuckleduster

    Really funny. And kinda fucked up. <p> Darkplace, Monkey Dust and League of Gentlemen. All brilliant.

  • May 6, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Peep Show!

    by landosystem

    Peep Show is the other great comedy show to come out during this time period, and has also been ignored...

  • May 6, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Region Free DVDs

    by chimpjnr

    I've never understood the frustration expressed concerning Spaced not being released in the US. Why not just buy a Region Free DVD player? Every DVD player I've owned for the past 8 years have been Region Free, and but for my last one they haven't even cost much. Hell, when I lived in Hong Kong all of the DVD players were automatically Region Free. Just order one from them and be done with it.

  • May 6, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Somerichs.. not asleep yet

    by semisaj

    but if it was my post you are mentioning..i meant best sit com ever for geeks..the wire is the dogs bollocks...that means good

  • May 6, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Knuckleduster

    by semisaj

    Nathan Barley..its well browne..lol

  • May 6, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    favorite spaced character???

    by Brians Life

    it's a toss up between Nick and Brian for me.....<br><br> I had to dress up as a 70 year old Israeli woman once.<br><br>Reall?<br><br>i didn't HAVE to.

  • May 6, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    mike and brian...Dahoy!

    by Brians Life

  • May 6, 2008, 5:44 p.m. CST

    semisaj...

    by Somerichs

    I looked back and it actually wasn't a post, it was the quote from Harry that was in the press release: “The greatest television show in the history of television! The gold standard of geek cool!” - Harry Knowles (Ain't It Cool News). Harry, I love ya, been here just about from the VERY beginning, but, dude, I think your statement demands some clarification... :)

  • May 6, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Nathan Barley

    by Knuckleduster

    The episode where his buddies congratulate him for getting a blowjob from a minor... Nearly pissed myself.

  • May 6, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    How bad was it?

    by James_O'Nasty

    I said "Girl Power..." <p> Did you go like this? *makes peace sign* <p> Yes!

  • May 6, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    chimpjnr...Region free is easy

    by Quake II

    Most US DVD players have a simple hack code that is entered on the remote control. It unlocks the region menu and allows you to set the player to region 0 (and play every dvd on the planet). My 39.99 Target Memorex player has a 4 digit code...Spaced references are 8 years old now so some new viewers may not "get it", but the show is still perfection. I've turned about 5 people onto the series through the years.

  • May 6, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    QuakeII

    by chimpjnr

    I hear ya...but in that case, why have so many people here complained about not being able to watch UK DVDs - Spaced in particular - over the years? That's the bit I just don't understand.

  • May 6, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember

    by Series7

    The fast show or not the nine o'clock news? Or Crapston Villas? Also another British (may have been Australian) was that dramatic kids show where like kids ruled the world or something, there was a beach, it was on Nickolodean I think? Do any of your British blokes have any idea what show I am talking about?

  • May 6, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Yes. Yes. YES!!

    by jimmay

    About fucking time! And I love the subtle digs in the press release at the American remake.

  • May 6, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Oh, and can we finally get the State on DVD now?

    by jimmay

    It's been held up, allegedly, for the same reasons Spaced was, music rights issues. Of course, the growing consensus there is that the real reason the State isn't being released is that Mtv are incredible assholes. This argument, though highly conjectural, is circumstantially supported by the fact that Mtv are, in fact, incredible assholes, as the last ten years of their programming readily attests to.

  • May 6, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    MST3K is great, but rifftrax is a sad ripoff

    by bullet3

    If you're looking for alternate commentaries, the dvdpodblast.com guys have done over 150 movies and they're free. There is just no excuse for charging for mp3s, and most of the rifftrax ones aren't even funny. (Plus, they do a rifftrax on Predator, which is a capital punishment as far as I'm concerned). P.S Spaced Rules. Nuff said.

  • May 6, 2008, 7 p.m. CST

    Buy this

    by Thall_Joben

    If you've never seen Spaced, you have to. The best comedy show ever, I can honestly say I never felt truly represented on tv untill Spaced came along. The best British programme ever, love it, love it, LOVE IT. If you only ever buy one dvd in your life without seeing it let Spaced be the one. You won't regret it. It's the dogs nutsack.

  • May 6, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Yes, Gotham, define "pretentious BBC crap"

    by Laserbrain

    - and we'll tell you if Spaced fits the bill. Which are the shows that you have found to be pretentious?

  • May 6, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    We may kiss asses

    by Laserbrain

    But at least we don't talk out of them.

  • May 6, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    FLAPS

    by shanytown

    is maybe the greatest name for a chick magazine I have ever seen. That show is my boyfriend and I down to the last detail! He's a geeky star wars loving jar jar hatin comic geek, and I'm a writer, but I'll be the first to admit what a lazy sod I am. I love this show. I have never laughed so hard at anything. Best scene hands down for me, is when she tells Duane to pull her finger and then waves her fart to him. Or better yet, when she's dragging the box on a leash. I lost it. God I love this show. The american version is going to be rubbish without simon and Jessica. "Hullo Brian..."

  • May 6, 2008, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Darkplace is on

    by Series7

    Adult Swim all the time. I took me an episode or two before I started to see the humor in it. I still say Spaced is better.

  • May 6, 2008, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Does it grow on you or something?

    by MurderMostFowl

    I'm quite a fan of odd humored shows, and never heard of Spaced before hearing people drone on about it on AICN. After watching the first episode ( thanks to youtube ), I'm afraid I'm not getting what all the fuss is about. Tell me it gets better? I must admit I thought Shawn of the Dead was...em... mildly funny. I feel like I'm letting somebody down by saying that, but I just didn't catch on to it I guess. Spaced definitely had some solid laughs, and like Shawn it had a couple of really strong bits, but felt... well... it felt like when you were 10 years old and hanging out with you friends, walking through the neighborhood, or through the woods or something... most of the time you were just walking and talking and looking around... not really anything going on. Occasionally someone would make a joke or something truly exciting would happen to you for about 10 minutes and then it would settle back into "ok well, what do we do now?" someone would mutter that they were bored, and then someone else's mom would call them in for dinner and you'd all just decide to go home. That's what the first episode of spaced feels like to me... Good memories, but alot of dead time between them.

  • May 6, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    final word on diablo

    by necgray

    All I'm saying is nobody got jumped up and shitty when Charlie Kaufmann hit the scene. And he was pushed down throats just as much as Cody. I love Kaufmann, don't get me wrong. But what's good for the goose is good for the gander and I find the Cody-bashing highly dubious. Did you guys flip shit when Affleck and Damon won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting? Those guys were pushed pretty hard. Hype's hype, it's no different for her than it has been for anyone else, yet I see tons of people getting shitty about her. Since we're all in an AICN talkback, need I even invoke the name Eli Roth? Talk about overhyped...

  • May 6, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Necgray, I can't argue with any of those points

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    because I've never liked having any "hot" item stuffed down my throat--particularly Roth. And with that I'll drop the Diablo topic also.

  • May 6, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Awww... Harry, I think you have MST3K all wrong

    by smallerdemon

    The book and interview after interview point out that the MST3K crew have a great love/hate relationship with the movies that riff. MST3K was such a cult show that I don't think the jackasses that talk back at the theaters even know what it is or would get the humor. In fact, I have met some pretty big jacksses, the kind that talk in theaters, and they HATED MST3K. "I can't pay attention to the movie when those guys are on." MST3K was never about making fun of people, it was about making fun or eras and sensibilities of the time. About directors and actors caught up in excess and ego. About being able to laugh when something might be both serious enough to convey a message but also full enough of itself to snicker a little at it. My primary example of the beauty of MST3K is their very last episode: DIABOLIK! I LOVE Diabolik. I was at the store on release day to buy the DVD. When I was a kid, I DREAMED of being DIABOLIK! And why wouldn't I? I mean, good GOD! But the MST3K of it is wonderful good fun. Poking at the masculinity and the back seat status of women. Riffing on the silliness that is DIABOLIK. I love DIABOLIK and I love the MST3K of DIABOLIK. I love many of the films MSTied as much as I love the MSTing of the films. The 50s scifi in particular is a great bittersweet love affair between the incredible optimism and often the unparalleled creativity they offered and the unbelievable and often laughable naiveté they displayed. I love THIS ISLAND EARTH, but it doesn't mean that there aren't some incredibly silly ideas to laugh at in it. ("You boys like to call this the pushbutton age. It isn't, not yet. Not until we can team up atomic energy with electronics. Then we'll have the horses as well as the cart.") Enjoying movies as the kids we are inside doesn't exclude us from laughing at ourselves every now and then for that starry eyed and fantastical optimism. A sardonic view and an optimistic view are not exclusive of each other.

  • May 6, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    SPACED... ah, what joy and bliss

    by smallerdemon

    SPACED is basically what every sitcom ever aspired to be and then more. When I was in the UK in 2005 I bought three full sets of SPACED for me and two friends and then bought a multi-region DVD player for myself and hounded my friends into getting them as well. I literally wore out my first multi-region player playing SPACED and just got a new one last month. Now I'll be able to wear out yet MORE DVD players. SPACED just led to some of the most fun cinema we've had in ages in the form of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ and how can we remotely forget... <p> DON'T! <p> I've been sad, sad, sad that I wasn't in LA for Edgar Wright's programming at The New Beverly Cinema as well as his introductions of DANTE'S INFERNO.

  • May 6, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    by smallerdemon

    Ok, so, one last word on this MST3K thing. Harry, please don't blame MST3K for assholes in movies. We all get ticked when people blame video games and movies and comic books and dime novels for leading to the demoralization of our society, but we all also know that it isn't true. Correlation is not causation. The rise of ass holes in theaters is about the rise of the loss of decorum. The thinking that there is no difference between theater and living room. The thinking that all public space is private space. We only need to look at the rise of cell phone use in public space to know that people have lost all sense of manner and decorum and appropriate behavior in public spaces. MST3K can hardly be the cause of people on the bus or in the coffee shop talking on the phone about the abortions they had just as video games movies can hardly be the cause of violent behavior. <p> As my dear spouse pointed out, MST3K would be unwatchable if the MST3K group didn't love movies. They WOULD be the ass holes in the theater. Frank Conniff's last episode of MST3K was SAMSON VS THE VAMPIRE WOMEN, and he points out in the book that he LOVES Mexican wrestling movies with a passion and that they HAD to do one as a last film for his last show. If you want to see just how much the MST3K crew loves film, I suggest picking up a copy of Kevin Murphy's YEAR AT THE MOVIES. Kevin was with MST3K from start to finish, and he loves cinema. YEAR AT THE MOVIES is his wonderful year of seeing a movie EVERY DAY of the year for one year. He travels all over the world watching film in the most incredible places. He derides bad film and he praises great film. He understands much and often doesn't get what draws people to certain film. He is a quintessential movie fan that love film but isn't afraid to say what he doesn't like. If you want to see the real heart of MST3K, I cannot recommend YEAR AT THE MOVIES enough.

  • May 6, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    It Came From Hollywood better than MST3k

    by Doc_Hudson

    It is,.....but Hollywood doesnt want you to own it on DVD.....:(

  • May 6, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    necgray

    by Series7

    Charlie Kaufman is a recluse for one thing. And he didn't win an Oscar right out the bat. Matt and Ben had a decent career growing with small bits and big roles in small movies. Diablo, wrote a blog and won an Oscar. Now she is grouped with Kevin Smith/Tarantino/Matt Stone/Oswalt and to a lesser extent the SNL guy. Plus Kaufman's scripts are some of the most orginal works in recent times. Good Will Hunting was a lot deeper and smarter then anything Cody is able to understand. Like someone said earlier, had it been someone like Janeane Garofalo or Tina Fey I don't think it would have been a big deal. But all those other guys earned the spot (except for Hader, but at least he is putting him self out there) Juno wrote one dumb movie, tricked Hollywood that it was a lot witter then it was and now is a big star. I put her on the same level I put Perez Hilton, so think about how you feel about him. Just Diablo had big enough balls (or deep enough throat) to get someone to make her dumb script. I can't really defend Eli Roth his shit is over rated, but he doesn't have an Oscar and most people don't like him. Plus Matt and Ben know they are lucky fuckers, Juno acts like she for some reason deserves what she gets.

  • May 6, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Peep Show

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I love Peep Show like you wouldn't believe. If you have netflix you can add the first season (the only one released in the US) to your queue. You need to keep watching as it took me a few episodes for it to click, but when it did I fell in love with it. And now, via the magic of the interwebs, I can watch it the same night as my fellow Brits who didn't leave the UK for the US as soon as they got out of college...

  • May 6, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Quentin Tarantino ?!

    by Bill Clay

    Oh, I get it. Like Spaced, he can only make a movie that references other movies that came before it. A career built on warmed up leftovers.

  • May 6, 2008, 11:12 p.m. CST

    series7 re: cody

    by necgray

    So because Kaufmann is a social retard, he gets a pass? Because Cody got an Oscar for her first script, she's worthy of scorn? I invite you, then, to pour bile on Callie Khouri, who won an Oscar for HER first script (Thelma & Louise). I've said it before. I don't think Juno was the best original screenplay last year. But it was worth the nomination. And there are brilliant bits in the movie. Anyone who can't see that is either blind or willfully ignorant of the woman's talent. How you don't "earn" a spot on a commentary track, particularly when you were INVITED, despite having an Oscar, writing a TV show for Steven Spielberg, and selling two MORE scripts to major studios, is freaking beyond me. But I guess when you've got an irrational hate-on for someone, logic doesn't apply...

  • May 6, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Yes! Peep Show! Right on, Alonzo!

    by Laserbrain

    Wonderful show with brilliant characters, a clever conceit, quotable as all get out and great replay value. "Come on then Super Hans, let's get you some crack." Brilliant!

  • May 7, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST

    This Crack is Bloody Moorish!

    by Sir Smokes-A-Lot

    Honda are interested and so am I in some goddamn PEEP SHOW DVD's in the US besides the first season. Yeah I downloaded them from the interwebnets on bittorrent but getting sick of watching them on my computer. And yeah, everyone, an American PEEP SHOW pilot has been in the works for years and may be surfacing soon. Let's just say, just because THE OFFICE worked doesn't mean P.S. or SPACED American style will. Just look at COUPLING... wait come to think of it... the UK version wasn't funny either. Yeah, Nazi Love. Love is for Nazi's -Mark Corrigan JBL CREDIT London, UK

  • May 7, 2008, 12:20 a.m. CST

    necgray

    by Series7

    I really don't care anymore. Good for her for getting invited to do the commentary. My final thought is that her and Kaufman are no where near the same level. He went to film school and worked his way through the ranks, his scripts will probably be studied. While Codies fame is the equivalent to that of someone who made a clip on You Tube, and now gets to make commercials or get bit parts in TV shows or appear on Jimmy Kimmel. And Charlie is not in you face about how cool he is and seems to be respectful of his fame, Cody probably carries her Oscar around with her in a nifty hip fanny pack.

  • May 7, 2008, 12:20 a.m. CST

    the gay musical ep of IT crowd is hilarious

    by slappy jones

    up there with the best episode of seinfeld. when she turns around and mos is behind the bar and the other guy is in the wheelechair I thought I was going to piss my pants and for that alone I forgive any of the lesser episodes and rate the IT crowd extremely highly. As for the diable cody hate as I have said many times when ever the general hate is so over the top and as vicious as it gets towards her I don;t care what anyone says..it is only happening because that person is successful. the hate towards diablo cody is so silly and riddled with petty jealousy that it is at a point where it is just pointless. most of you probably don;t even believe your own posts anyway. if juno wasn't a cross over hit and just an underground unknown film you would all be fucking creaming yourselves over it.

  • May 7, 2008, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Juno Vs. SPACED

    by Sir Smokes-A-Lot

    I am just going on a brief rant on Diablo for just a sec... did she actually ever see SPACED before? Just curious. Is the answer on the thread and I just glazed over it or did someone just think, "Hey, she's cool, and SPACED is a lot like JUNO, let's hear her take on it?" WTF? - and for more PEEP SHOW commentary here is Michael Bay.

  • May 7, 2008, 12:28 a.m. CST

    "i looked garth right in the eyes.

    by slappy jones

    i've never been afraid of holding a mans gaze, and i said 'this could be the most significant television event since quantum leap and I don't say that lightly'". o.k I more than likely fucked that quote up but darkplace is one of the best televison shows ever made. 'i'm a one track lover"

  • May 7, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Harry what's your take on midnight movies?

    by oducerproducer

    Most midnighters around here(midnight openings & vintage classics) have call backs of some sorts. Was just wondering your take on them.

  • May 7, 2008, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Speaking of the IT Crowd...

    by ian216a

    It just won the Rose D'or for being the best sit-com IN THE WORLD. Literally. Can't complain about that. I second Slappy Jones's comments about the gay musical episode. That was really fall out of your chair funny. And completely OT, but I was shocked and over-joyed to see that Skins won best Drama IN THE WORLD. I was getting sick of failing to pursuade my mates to watch Skins because it's marketed as some hip "yoof" TV thing. It's so much more than that.

  • May 7, 2008, 2:43 a.m. CST

    and holy shit ... never heard of this....

    by ian216a

    .... but it sounds like the best TV show ever. "BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW “Hider In The House” (60-minute series) Broadcaster/Distributor: BBC 2 – UK “Hider In The House” is a hilarious and engaging children's hidden-camera show. The series pits the wits of children against their parents as they attempt to hide a celebrity in their house for an entire weekend." Teaching kids to hide adults in their houses - that's just amazing.

  • May 7, 2008, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Maximus Prime

    by DirkD13"

    Blackadder!! My old man wouldn't ever forgive me for omitting this outstanding show. Um, can I make my top 10 go up to 11?

  • May 7, 2008, 3:20 a.m. CST

    WTF is up with the worship of this show????

    by Boromir

    To plagiarize myself: For the life of me, I do not understand the appeal of this show. I've watched every single episode, and while I detected plenty of dry smugness and a massive overdose of that certain British brand of the grotesque (clammy faces that call to mind Kilmer towards the end of Tombstone, cigarettes that look as if they're filled with molten asphalt, surroundings dreary enough to make a Smurf start looking for a weight-bearing ceiling fixture from which to hang the noose, ...) I detected no real entertainment value. It was literally a test of will to watch through to the end, in the hope that I'd suddenly understand what all the fuss was about. But alas, no laughs, no promised poignant moments, no nothing really...just an occasional feeling of slight, but not overwhelming, disgust. I didn't even strongly dislike it. It was like a weak, quickly-dissipating fart. The one bright side: My poor-grad-student flat in the ghetto and my boring-as-the-next-guy life feel vivid and visceral and fascinating by comparison. Obviously, lots of intelligent folks disagree, and I'm happy for them. But personally, I find the popularity of this series completely mystifying. It's as if the pilot ep of Married with Children had somehow been entered at Cannes and won the Palm d'Or.

  • May 7, 2008, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Boromir

    by The Reef

    Some where in the lab is a sense of humor gland with your name on it. Seriously dude, not even a flicker? They must have used too much juice when you were on the slab... (sigh). Maybe it's just a UK Generation Meh thing after all. Go ahead and remake it then, see if I care.

  • May 7, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Get out, Boromir some of spaced was brilliant

    by Lost Jarv

    referencing an old Kia-ora ad when talking about weed/ Tim drowning Lara Croft repeatedly whilst screaming "die, bitch, die" at the telly so that Marsha thinks he is going to murder daisy, The Clubbing episode where the pillhead starts raving to kitchen noises. This is genius stuff.

  • May 7, 2008, 5:34 a.m. CST

    "I gave up on Spaced at the cute, musical montage..."

    by Fuck The Napkin

    "I gave up on Spaced at the cute, musical montage that Simon & the fat girl share at the cafe in the 1st episode. Is the rest of the show in that "tone"?" No, that was a parody of the cute, musical montage scenes you get in corny rom-com movies. Fuck man, you failed at the first fucking joke. Maybe we got a little carried away in thinking Americans might appreciate this show...

  • May 7, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST

    In no particular order..

    by Lemming

    Spaced<p>Brasseye<p>Garth Merenghi's Dark Place<p>Man to Man with Dean Learner<p>Peep Show<p>Coupling<p>League Of Gentlemen<p>Blackadder<p>Red Dwarf (although seen it so much it's getting less funny now)<p>Hyperdrive (more Nick Frost! Get it now!)<p>The Alan Partridge Trilogy<p>The Office<p>Extras<p>IT Crowd<p>Father Ted<p>Black Books<p>Absolute Power<p>Charlie Brooker's Screen Wipe<p>I'm sure I've forgotten some but all of those are worth a view for our American cousins...

  • May 7, 2008, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Brasseye

    by Lost Jarv

    Fucking magnificent. Genius- "There's no evidence of this whatsoever but it is SCIENTIFIC FACT", Noel Edmonds telling people not to eat cake, Good AIDS v BAD AIDS, Elephant with its trunk buried up its own arse, I can do this for ages.<P>My favourite Brasseye moment was all the blowhard MP's complaining about the special when it turned out that none of them had seen it. <P>Wankers.

  • May 7, 2008, 7:09 a.m. CST

    johnnyjlawless

    by nobletoast13

    Thank God someone else remembered Vic and Bob in CATTERICK. That show was easily, for me, Vic and Bobs best work. And any Americans looking for British comedies in the same vein as Spaced? Father Ted, Black Books, Knowing Me Knowing You, I'm Alan Partridge, The Day Today, Brass Eye, Jam (if you have a REALLY dark sense of humour),Nathan Barley, The League of Gentlemen, The Thick Of It, The Office, 15 Stories High, Peep Show, Nighty Night, Monkey Dust, Catterick, Extras. And then there's the classics like Red Dwarf, Blackadder, Monty Pythons Flying Circus, the first series of Ripping Yarns, Absolutely Fabulous, Men Behaving Badly, A Bit of Fry and Laurrie, The Young Ones, Bottom, Fawlty Towers, One Foot in the Grave, Only Fools and Horses, YES MINISTER. The list is endless. I personally don’t care for Green Wing or The Mighty Boosh but I suppose you should give them a try. Avoid shows like Early Doors, The Royle Family and Phoenix Nights. Their amazing, but I don’t think they would translate well.

  • May 7, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    oh shit

    by nobletoast13

    I forgot Porrige and That Mitchell and Webb Look. "Mulan, by my book its Eddie Murphy's 3rd best film to date".

  • May 7, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    The thing I didn't like about Spaced

    by Series7

    Was the constant same shot of Brian Topp freaking out at the painting. That got old.

  • May 7, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    US to UK conversions?

    by ciroslive

    Are there any scripted US shows that get the remake treatment in UK? I believe that some game shows were ported over but I'm not familiar with any comedies/dramas that made the trip...

  • May 7, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Golden Girls was transported and was rotten

    by Lost Jarv

    ITV also tried that 70's show. <P> It does happen, but the results are usually dreadful

  • May 7, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    As for US comedies

    by DirkD13"

    Arrested Development, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Cheers are all awesome. I'm just getting into 30 Rock and am a latecomer to My Name Is Earl. I regret to say that I am unversed in The Larry Sanders Show, Sgt. Bilko and M.A.S.H. but I understand they are all classics. Any others I should seek out?

  • May 7, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    US to UK shows

    by Lloytron

    The only one I can think of was teh UK version of Married With Children. <p>It was called Married For Life, starring Russ Abbott. Predictably it totally stank and was canned after the first series.

  • May 7, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Boromir

    by DocPazuzu

    =massive fail.

  • May 7, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Right you are, slappy jones.

    by DocPazuzu

    Garth Merenghi's Darkplace is comedy gold. So many funny things. The "one track lover" video, for example, literally made me spew beer across the coffee table. I also laugh every time during the credits when Dagless jumps for cover while holding the baby as an ambulance explodes in the background.

  • May 7, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    My fave Darkplace gag

    by DirkD13"

    Reed says to Daglees "understood?" and Dagless replies "crystal".<p>Gets me every single time!

  • May 7, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    The Reef and Lost Jarv:

    by Boromir

    I know I have a sense of humor because I still get a huge kick out of Douglas Adams, and I can't imagine ever tiring of Life of Brian or Young Frankenstein. But I do agree, the evidence would seem to point to the fact that something is very different about ME, not the large numbers of fellow geeks who love Spaced. Oh well--individuality and all that. Though I'm kind of miffed that I don't get to enjoy it as much as everyone else. It just doesn't click. Maybe, at 36, I'm too old. Yikes.

  • May 7, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Boromir

    by DocPazuzu

    Well, I'm 40 and fucking love it.

  • May 7, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Lemming

    by toadkillerdog

    I know you did not specify an order, but I humbly submit that Blackadder is the single greratest comedic TV export that has ever come from the Isles!

  • May 7, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    If where talking US comedies

    by nobletoast13

    My vote goes to Frasier. For me the undisputed king. Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, MASH, Simpsons, Larry Sanders Show are amongst the best. As well as the criminally forgotten Police Squad with Leslie Nielson. And are we counting Flight of the Conchords as American of New Zealandish (if that’s even a word).

  • May 7, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Best US (Comedy) shows?

    by Somerichs

    (Not necessarily, but sorta, in order) The Larry Sanders Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, The Simpsons (though I haven't watched it in years), Taxi (if anyone tries to dispute this go track down the episode where Jim Ignatowski goes to get his drivers license), All in the Family, Frasier...to name a few...

  • May 7, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    ?

    by the way

    Wow. Spaced is so exciting, the English are fucking up their english.

  • May 7, 2008, 2 p.m. CST

    This is a great show

    by krushjudgement

    Looking forward to this release so I don't have to watch these on VLC media player anymore.

  • May 7, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    DocPazuzu, I laugh at the exact same thing

    by Lemming

    every time. that ambulance explosion baby dive thing is the fucking nuts, it really is.

  • May 7, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Spaced to reair on BBC AMERICA this summer!!!

    by stuntman mikey

    finally, they havent aired this sucker in years, but to cross-promote the dvds, Spaced will be reairing on BBC America this July and will be available on demand too. So if you dont want to shell out the 50 quid for the dvds (which should be worth it for the commentary alone) at least you have the cable tv alternative!

  • May 7, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST

    hullooo briiiian

    by thekylegassproject

    ok. i never get like this on TBs. and i hate it when people do. if there is anything that makes someone come off as a stupid more than exclaiming, "if you don't like this then you're stupid."<p> all of this is a preface to say: IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS SHOW THEN YOU ARE A FUCKING MORON WITH ABSOLUTELY NO TASTE TO SPEAK OF WHATSOEVER!!! please surrender your AICN i.d. and NEVER POST AGAIN!!!<p> this show was an absolute blessing. i sought it out on a whim after shaun of the dead and haven't been the same since.<p> and jessica stevenson (i refuse to give into the hynes business...she's mine) is the most absolutely gorgeous female i've ever seen. gorgeous in every way. nothing is more sexy than a curvy angelface who's funny to boot!!

  • May 7, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Cup of tea Tyers?

    by DirkD13"

    No thanks, I couldn't eat a thing, my stomach's like a walnut.

  • May 8, 2008, 4:29 a.m. CST

    *WINK" It's just like in Pulp Fiction! "WINK"

    by David Cloverfield

    Get it? Now it's like the A Team! How obscure! I started watching SPACED after this article, expecting it to be the second coming. It wasn't. It was fun, indeed, but there are more entertaining British series.

  • July 28, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Awesome...

    by DJB

    Hey just got the DVD - and I love it- I am trying to hunt down the song they use for the US release DVD Menu (also used in the scene where Tim and Daisy are seeing the Flat for the first time w/ Marsha) Anyone who can help just lemmee know via djb_comics@hotmail.com Peace~!

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