Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watching

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  1. TemporalFlux

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    This dude is being billed as only half a man to millions of viewers. :lol:
     
  2. Guy Gardener

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    If he quits, they'll sue him, which will make him unhireable and poor.

    If he acts like an asshole, they'll fire him and he's legally sound.

    Jennifer Beals went on some extreme benders and bad girl antics trying to get thrown off the set of Seventh Heaven but the Producers were resistant no matter how badly she whored it up with the drugs and booze.
     
  3. barnaclelapse

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    If I like the show enough, I find that I can ignore the laugh track pretty easily.
     
  4. Gil T.Azell

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    So Has Willie "Bibleman" Aames, :rommie:
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    The only show that I actively watch where you can hear the laughs is The Red Green Show. And even then, it's not a laugh track - it's a studio audience. Not only that, but the audience is literally part of the show itself. So those are the reasons I can let it go.
     
  6. doubleohfive

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    Yeah, but shows like Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, and The Big Bang Theory are all shot before a live studio audience. The shows may record the audience responses and drop them in later, but that doesn't detract from the audience reaction to those shows. And on shows like Mother, scenes will be pre-taped and shown to the audiences in sequence for tapings precisely so their reactions can be recorded. So I'm really not getting your point.
     
  7. Guy Gardener

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    Personally I think making out with Miley Sirus is undesirable and toxic, however I also realise that I'm in a minority.

    Her new hair cut doesn't help either.

    It's not really kissing.

    But there's still bragging rights.
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    My point is, I always associate the term "laugh track" with machine-generated laughter. If this is no longer accurate, then that's good, and I stand corrected.

    As I said, though, it's easy for me to let it slide with Red Green because in that show, the performers openly speak directly to the audience - the show is about a show. (Basically it's what Home Improvement would have been like if it was all "Tool Time".) Even if modern laugh tracks *are* studio audiences, it's not quite the same thing.
     
  9. Coloratura

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    Eh, he's free to believe what he wants, but he's more than a bit of a hypocrite as it stands right now.
     
  10. teacake

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    I feel a little sorry for him because rich and sorta famous people get sucked dry by churches who are desperate to display them as trophies. But I only feel a little sorry because of his age. Stay tuned for sordid ex-boyfriend and/or girlfriend reports and grainy snaps of him coming out of nightclubs in the future, something no one would pay attention to if he hadn't climbed up that pedestal.
     
  11. Trekker4747

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    Someone's been drinking Kirk Cameron's Kool-Aid, I see.

    Though he's right. The show IS garbage. But it's odd to claim you read The Bible and that you think all TV is evil and rots your brain. Because I'm sure The Bible gets into that kind of stuff.
     
  12. Data Holmes

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    If you watch the outtakes for big bang theory, some are actually caused by the audiance laughing/reacting at odd times, or interrupting a line of dialogue.
     
  13. teacake

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    Brain rot?
     
  14. gblews

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    One wonders why this show would need a laugh track since the punchlines can be seen coming from a mile away. Totally lame.
     
  15. trekkiebaggio

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    He has pretty much grown up on this show, I mean he was what 10 when it started? Seeing all the behind-the-scenes drama must have affected him in some way. Still, I'm not going to stop watching a show I enjoy just because somebody tells me to.

    And as far as laugh tracks/studio audiences go, I've never had a problem with them.
     
  16. Tosk

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    I don't mind studio audiences, but laugh tracks are a big no-no for me. M*A*S*H and Sports Night are two shows that spring to mind with horrible canned laughter.
     
  17. Holdfast

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    Video was too long to hold the attention span of my filth-polluted mind, sorry. Is he unhappy he never got to make out with Bree Olson while she was banging Charlie Sheen, or what?
     
  18. 1001001

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    Basically, he's Seen the Light and turned to Jesus (supposedly).
     
  19. Holdfast

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    So he worships Charlie Sheen now? Awesome.
     
  20. OmahaStar

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    Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

    I understand with the Mash dvds, you can choose whether to play the episodes with, or without, the laugh track. With everything else identical, it quickly turns the series from a comedy to a drama.