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Old October 13 2012, 01:15 PM   #31
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

No, you weren't.
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Old October 13 2012, 01:35 PM   #32
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

Does “Blucher” Mean Horse Glue?

MYTHS: German Misnomers, Myths and Mistakes > Myth 2
In Mel Brooks' classic film parody Young Frankenstein (1974), Cloris Leachman plays the character of Frau Blucher. If you've seen this great film, you know that every time someone utters the words "Frau Blucher" the whinnying of horses can be heard. Somehow an explanation for this running gag arose, which claimed that the hidden reason for the horses' reaction was that Frau Blucher's name sounds like the German word for glue, implying that the horses fear ending up in a glue factory.
But if you bother to look up the word "glue" in German, you won't find any word that is even close to "Blucher" or "Blücher." Do the words der Klebstoff or der Leim sound even remotely similar?
On the other hand, if you look up Blücher, some German dictionaries do list the expression "er geht ran wie Blücher" ("he doesn't loaf around/he goes at it like Blücher"), but that refers to the Prussian general Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742-1819), who earned the name "Marschall Vorwärts" ("[Field] Marshal Forward") for his victories over the French at Katzbach and (with Wellington) at Waterloo (1815). In other words, Blücher (or Blucher) is just a German surname. It has no particular meaning as a normal word in German and certainly does not mean "glue"!
Turns out that director Mel Brooks was just having some fun with a classic cinematic "villain" gag from old melodramas. There is no real logic for the horses' neighing, since most of the time there is no way they could even see or hear Frau Blucher or the people saying her name. Now you can just enjoy Young Frankenstein—without any dopey "glue" myth.
I really should watch this movie again.

Now Marty, god bless his soul, could have played a great Beast.
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Old October 13 2012, 05:19 PM   #33
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

Dream wrote: View Post
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George R. R. Martin wrote for the original series and didn't write for this one. Need anything else be said?
He also wrote A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.
Yes, he did. Well written books.
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Old October 13 2012, 06:24 PM   #34
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

I caught about 3 minutes, and laughed my ass off at the sight of Kreuk walking around with a detective badge.

She still looks about 16, for christ's sake.
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Old October 17 2012, 12:53 AM   #35
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

^Yeah, I couldn't really buy her as a police detective at all. Seems much too young for the character. Overall, the pilot was meh and I won't be tuning in again.
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Old October 17 2012, 12:55 AM   #36
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Guy Gardener needs to watch the entire series while it is on so we don't have to.
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Old October 17 2012, 08:26 AM   #37
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

Hey! That's attempted murder!

I know I'm not beloved around here, but pleeeeeeeease.

Although, I am going to watch it all.

I have made some rash decisions about some good shows in my time.

Dark Angel, Stargate, Bones and Supernatural come to mind.

**Grummble**

Joel McHale on the Soup panned beauty and the beast...

"HEY CW! What's the big deal about remaking beauty and the beast with out Ron Pearlman!? WTF?"

The Soup makes me happy.
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Old October 17 2012, 08:31 AM   #38
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Whenever I see Ron Perlman's name I immediately think of the magnificently grotesque Salvatore in The Name of the Rose. That's the first time I ever became aware of him and he was amazing.
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Old October 17 2012, 02:01 PM   #39
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He's our generation's Lon Chaney. (Okay, so he doesn't actually do his own make-up, but he certainly injects an element of humanity into the roles that require elaborate appliances.)

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Old October 17 2012, 05:23 PM   #40
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Kristin Kreuk is too tiny to buy as a cop. The murder mystery was weak. The show should've been called Beauty and the Hulk. The guy was more Hulk than Beast.
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Old October 17 2012, 06:14 PM   #41
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One of my favorite Ron Perlman roles was out of makeup - the wayward town preacher in the 1990s TV series "The Magnificent Seven." He just brought such quiet dignity with an undertone of "do NOT mess with me" to the role.
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Old October 17 2012, 09:01 PM   #42
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

He was amazing as Death Stroke the Terminator in the Teen Titans cartoon a while back, and frankly when he found out that there was a live action Deathstroke up from grabs in Arrow, I can't see how/why he didn't leap through hoops to play the part again.
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Old October 18 2012, 07:24 AM   #43
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

Jon Stewart gave Ron Perlman a shout out this week. He mentioned the new BatB show, then mentioned that if Ron Perlman wasn't in it, it wasn't worth anything.

Jon shoots...Jon scores!!
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Old October 20 2012, 03:49 AM   #44
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Episode 2.

Good lord.

Stop it.

Worse.

"Vincent" actually kills some one in front of her and she says "thank you".

Some cop.

And then the ME covers up because she's cute.

ARRRGH!

As far as the crime of the week?

The bad guys kept leaving Scoobie-Doo-level clues.

"Sigh"
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Old October 20 2012, 03:59 PM   #45
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Haven't watched it, but here's a (silly) thought for an episode:

Place the show in-continuity with the original. The new "beast" is the son of Vincent and Catherine from the original series, all grown up. This opens the door for a Ron Perlman-as-Vincent 1.0 guest appearance.

That's about the only way I'm gonna watch an episode.
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