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December 1st, 2002

Way Past Their Prime

People love to talk about how The Simpsons has jumped the shark, but there are a number of shows out there that are so far beyond their prime?much more so than The Simpsons?, it blows my mind that they’re still on the air…

Becker — This damn show’s been on so long but I don’t know a single person (other than Pinger Robert) that’s even seen it.

Will & Grace — Perhaps the most annoying TV show ever (in a close battle with Dharma & Greg), I thought this show’s initial “coolness” wore off years ago. Why’s it still on the air?

Just Shoot Me — ???

Frasier — The quintessential “way past its prime” show… it used to be funny, but now they’re doing hospital angles where characters are close to dying. A total load of dung.

Care to add any to the list?

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday December 1, 2002 -- 11:12:23 am
For the record, I don't watch Becker on a regular basis. I've seen it maybe five times, but that's it. I swear. :-D

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday December 1, 2002 -- 11:13:22 am
Also, Will & Grace blows like nobody's business. It is not worthy to play behind Friends, a very funny (though often powerfully stupid) show.

FROM: Paul [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday December 1, 2002 -- 11:58:57 am
The recent "very special Frasier" series was rather unexpected; the show was doing pretty well overall, and the writing was still top-notch. But was it really necessary? Of course not.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday December 1, 2002 -- 6:52:22 pm
What was killing Niles, anyway? I never saw enough of those episodes to figure it out.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Monday December 2, 2002 -- 10:58:19 pm
Did anyone else ever see the SNL sketch where Norm McDonald was playing Larry King? At one point he said "In my opinion Becker is consistantly the funniest show on television."

FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday December 3, 2002 -- 10:08:57 am
If memory serves me, Robert, Niles had an odd/strange heart condition.

FROM: Mike [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday December 3, 2002 -- 12:16:59 pm
The Sopranos has been a big disappointment to me so far this year.

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