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Isgrimnur wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:31 pm Goose Method Acting
I remember the Canadian Seinfeld episode about the Soup Friend
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hepcat wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:30 pm
Rumpy wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:22 pm It's basically our version of Seinfeld.
So it's called "Seinfeld, eh?"

Also, Seinfeld was a show about truly awful people. How in god's name does the nicest nation on earth go about emulating that? :?
It didn't, at least not directly. Remember, Seinfield was also a show about nothing, in Seinfeld's own words. Many of the storylines in Corner Gas amount to a similar type of thing, where by the end an episode, they're no better off than when it started, arguing about small things. Also, it's also a very popular show in reruns just like Seinfield has been, as a show that has seeped into our culture.

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hepcat wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:30 pm
Rumpy wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:22 pm It's basically our version of Seinfeld.
So it's called "Seinfeld, eh?"

Also, Seinfeld was a show about truly awful people. How in god's name does the nicest nation on earth go about emulating that? :?
It's really nothing like Seinfeld. It has some observational bits but they're literary.

It's a great show.
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Here's one that won't mean a thing to most Americans.

However, British Gen-Xer's (and perhaps others raised in the British commonwealth) who grew up watching this are sure to have a soft spot for this:



A Youtube commenter aptly sums it up:
TinyMaths wrote:The older I get, the more I love this theme song.
The way it starts so melancholy, almost sad, then springs into a driving pumping theme, but then reverses the whole movement at the end, into that sad, melancholic piano and bass ending. Song is just so sweet.
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I'll second "The Man in the High Castle." One of the rare shows that I let the intro play every time.
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hepcat wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:08 pm
Alefroth wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:50 pm I really like the Raised by Wolves theme.
I liked that the lyrics would shift as it went on.
Ah, I hadn't noticed that yet, and can barely even understand them. It's so simple, but so haunting.
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Always liked this......

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LawBeefaroni wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:11 pm
hepcat wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:30 pm
Rumpy wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:22 pm It's basically our version of Seinfeld.
So it's called "Seinfeld, eh?"

Also, Seinfeld was a show about truly awful people. How in god's name does the nicest nation on earth go about emulating that? :?
It's really nothing like Seinfeld. It has some observational bits but they're literary.

It's a great show.
It really is. It actually paved the way for more successes such as Schitt's Creek, and IMHO, it's a better show. It uses its single-camera setup quite well. One of my favourite episodes is when the town is trying to decide what to build as a roadside landmark. It perfectly distills the show for me.

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That scene needs some Shoresy.
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hepcat wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:30 pm That scene needs some Shoresy.


Which is ironically filmed very near where I live :D
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Holy crap, you're Daryl! It all makes sense!
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Damn! :ninja:
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Zaxxon wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:54 pm
Alefroth wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:50 pm I really like the Raised by Wolves theme.
Seconded!






i didn't know Ben Frost did the music for that show. i'd recommend his albums, they're intense. excellent sound design - listen on a good sound system



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I'm going to delve into the dark world of children's TV and nominate a fave. It has to be a song I heard 200 times as my kids were growing up but somehow didn't make me want to throw a brick through the TV.

Sofia the First - this does everything a good theme song should do. Gives you everything you need to know about the character before the show even begins. When my daughter was little she had a Sofia shirt so I changed the lyrics to this from a shirt perspective, ending with "I'm Sofia the Shirt!" and she'd laugh hysterically.



Incidentally, Sofia the First had some great songs. They had some talented songwriters on that show.

My wife and I used to get into arguments over whether Sofia's peasant mom was just a fortunate maiden who caught the eye of the King, or a golddigging shrew that set the whole thing up in a quest for power. :lol:
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Also, Wayne Brady as Clover was pretty tolerable as well.
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