Drawn Together question

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I stumbled across an episode of _Drawn Together_ tonight.  (For those
who, like me, hadn't heard of it: an animated Big Brother with cartoon
characters, including thinly-disguised Superman, Spongebob
Squarepants, Betty Boop 20 years after, a Disney princess, &c.)
I think "Little Orphan Hero" was the title.

A couple of times, Captain Hero chloroforms someone, says something
like "And now to make them forget the last few minutes", takes off his
shirt -- end of scene.  I'm curious about what that was all about.
                                            
David
I think instead of chloroform Hero might've been using some kind of
date-rape drug that makes people forget what happened, and he assumed
that having sex with them was part of the process. 

BTW do people realize that DT is about 200 times funnier and smarter
than "South Park"? How come no one ever talks about it?
                                            
Frater
Or since they would forget anyhow, might as well work in a daterape as
well.


I just found it, for one.  Beats the crap outta SP.
                                            
bklyntvyahoocom
I never realized it and having watched both, still haven't.
                                            
Quiet
Well, I still like SP, but I do enjoy DT. I thought I was the only one.

And by DT I mean Drawn Together, not delirium tremens.

And the Captain Hero joke isn't supposed to have a reason. It's the
type of "punchline" where leaving the reality up to the sick
imagination of the viewer is better than anything they could actually
show. ;-)
                                            
George
:
:> BTW do people realize that DT is about 200 times funnier and smarter
:> than "South Park"? How come no one ever talks about it?
:
:Well, I still like SP, but I do enjoy DT. I thought I was the only one.
:
:And by DT I mean Drawn Together, not delirium tremens.
:
:And the Captain Hero joke isn't supposed to have a reason. It's the
:type of "punchline" where leaving the reality up to the sick
:imagination of the viewer is better than anything they could actually
:show. ;-)

	So how about when the phone was ringing and 
everyone was making those weird faces?  More random 
shit, or specific reference?
                                            
Frater
Aliens on Sesame Street.
                                            
George
:
:> 	So how about when the phone was ringing and 
:> everyone was making those weird faces?  More random 
:> shit, or specific reference?
:
:Aliens on Sesame Street.  

	Ah.  I'm too old and too childless to 
get that one.
                                            
Setzer
It's a specific reference unfortunately for the life of me I cannot remember 
where it's from.  It had these huge wide-mouth alien-type creatures that 
would go YUP YUP YUP YUP whenever the phone would ring.

It's actually be kind of driving me nuts since I saw that ep.
                                            
Captain
That was either The Muppet Show or Sesame Street.


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Captain Infinity
                                            
rgormanblocknet
Those are the Sesame Street Martians.
                                            
Setzer
Bless you.

Been driving me NUTS since Wednesday.

Yup
Yup
Yupyupyupyup
                                            
Quiet
It was probabl;y a reference to something, but I didn't recognize it.

Nothing wrong with random shit now and then. Even Monty Python indulged.
                                            
Captain
The only "people" who would think that are all confined to mental
institutions, and they only get basic cable there.


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Captain Infinity
                                            
Quiet
Some day people are going to realize that comedy is the most subjective
form of entertainment ever created, and just leave others alone to
enjoy ehat they will.

The fact that I enjoy Drawn Together *and* am currently under
observation in a mental isntitution is a COMPLETE cooincidence.
                                            
David
Do you need a premium cable tier to see "South Park" or just the
"South Park" that's actually funny?
                                            
Captain
South Park is syndicated, it can be seen on basic cable, and it's all
funny.


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Captain Infinity
                                            
akjackexcitecom
South Park is also seen on OTA broadcast stations.
http://www.kbhk.com/
                                            
Barry
That's what he meant by "syndicated".

Did they have to edit them for the broadcast versions?  Do they even 
bother including the episode all about them saying "shit" hundreds of 
times in the syndication package?
                                            
Its
There are bleeps (from the CC episodes), but there's also some muted
out "expletives." I usually turn on the captions to see what's been
muted.
                                            
akjackexcitecom
I interpreted the remark to mean SP could be seen on basic cable
because it was syndicated.  Is Comedy Central on basic cable?

Speaking of edits, there are words in South Park episodes
on Comedy Central that are bleeped.
                                            
Barry
Comedy Central is where all the original airings of SP have been since 
the show started.  Syndication just started a few months ago.

Whether CC is on basic or extended basic cable probably depends on your 
cable provider.  I don't think it's considered a premium channel, though.
                                            
Setzer
There's that plus it's a reference to Superman stories, especially Golden 
and Silver Age ones, where Lois Lane would inevitably learn Clark Kent's 
identity and Superman would come up with some bizarre way of making her 
forget.


I wouldn't go that far, as SP is to me as sharp and "on" as it has been for 
several years (SP for me is a show that floundered early on and then, once 
the massive popularity died down, improved exponentially.  Seasons 2 and 3 
are almost dreadful at times.)  However, DT improved every episode last 
season and this season has been completely hilarious.  The "reality" aspect 
has been toned down a bit and the comedy is hitting on all cylinders. 
Probably that's largely because the characters are much better defined.  On 
the commentary for the first ep on the DT DVD they mention a scene where 
Capt. Hero wishes for a twelve year old girl and a donkey to come through 
the door (as he'd previously wished for a black girl...and Foxxy walked in) 
and laughed saying that now he'd wish for a twelve year old boy and 
completely eschew the donkey.  They're more "aware" of where the characters 
are going.
                                            
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(Snipered)


Because it isn't true.






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Quiet
It's not true that DT = 200SP or that no one ever talks about it?
                                            
George
:
:> 
:> >BTW do people realize that DT is about
:> >200 times funnier and smarter than "South
:> >Park"? How come no one ever talks about
:> >it? 
:> 
:> Because it isn't true.
:
:It's not true that DT = 200SP or that no one ever talks about it?

	Apparently not.
                                            
Quiet
I see.
                                            
David
You're right. "200" was a low estimate.