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Old 08-02-2005, 10:52 AM   #11
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Do they think the TV audiences in the States are so dumb that they won't work out that it's the French Paris rather than Paris, Texas?
Yes! They do!
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Old 08-02-2005, 01:40 PM   #12
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And why do kids and parents always work out their problems and end up hugging and laughing at the end of the episode, where life once again is perfect? Doesn't make sense to me...
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:57 PM   #13
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And why on American TV programmes set abroad do they show, for instance, the Eiffel Tower, with the words 'Paris, France' or Big Ben with 'London, England'. I know that many places in the US have copied the names of European towns and cities.... but REALLY...... Do they think the TV audiences in the States are so dumb that they won't work out that it's the French Paris rather than Paris, Texas?
LOL!!! That sounds like a Naked Gun schtick.

Block the camera on the Parlament Building and Big ben, play Hail Brittania while someone leads a camel down the street and tag it "Cairo"

Of course in thinking on it, I would rather visit tie Eiffel Tower in Paris, than the Edsel Tower in Detroit.

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Old 08-03-2005, 01:01 AM   #14
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And why do kids and parents always work out their problems and end up hugging and laughing at the end of the episode, where life once again is perfect? Doesn't make sense to me...
Silly girl, that's cause they only have 30 minutes of life each week!


How is it that teachers in a sitcom will teach the next grade higher, if the show is picked up for another season?

Why do some sitcom siblings disappear? (Remember older brother "Chuck" on "Happy Days" when it first started?)

Why do sitcom actors play the same character and nobody notices? Did Samantha Stevens ever figure out that Darren was two different guys?
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:21 AM   #15
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Why do sitcom actors play the same character and nobody notices? Did Samantha Stevens ever figure out that Darren was two different guys?
It was funny when Roseanne noticed that Becky had changed though... "Something seems different about you... I can't put my finger on it...." That was some classic TV.

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Old 08-03-2005, 01:35 AM   #16
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Or like in "Vegas Vacation",


Clark Griswold: [to his kids, played by the fourth different set of actors in as many "Vacation" movies] You guys are growing up so fast, I hardly recognize you anymore!
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Old 08-03-2005, 04:15 AM   #17
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Or like in "Vegas Vacation",


Clark Griswold: [to his kids, played by the fourth different set of actors in as many "Vacation" movies] You guys are growing up so fast, I hardly recognize you anymore!
I love those movies!!!!

I like how kids grow up sometimes rapidly but their parents don't age (back to Brooke in Bold and Beautiful )
The teacher one bugs me too, teachers are always portrayed inaccurately on TV and in movies!!!
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Raven, you are hysterical!!!

Why is it that on TV shows, mechanics have clean fingernails?

Why are all Sitcom husbands dumb/not the head of the family? (I hate that, which is why I don't watch them)

And, why are Sitcom kids only around on needed episodes....think about it.... you never see them, and there's no mention as to where they are...and the house is clean.....
You look that close to see the finger nails??? Way too funny....I'm not a TV watcher so I probably wouldnt think about it......

as for the door thing...we used to have one years ago but it was the old "saloon" types...peek over the top or crawl under and sneek up on mom while shes doing the dishes...hehehe
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as for the door thing...we used to have one years ago but it was the old "saloon" types...peek over the top or crawl under and sneek up on mom while shes doing the dishes...hehehe
Those saloon doors reminded me, have you ever noticed that in Television, no matter how flimsy the partition, it still seems to "soundproof" the room?

In The Brady Bunch, all they had between Mike's den and the living room were some louvered shutters, yet in one episode you see him close them to have a private conversation

In Mamma's Family there was an open breakfast window between the kitchen and dining room, yet no matter how loudly they spoke in the kitchen, no one sitting at the table 2 feet away could seem to hear them.

Apparently if you flunk out of Physics, you have to settle for Set Design 101

And on the opposite end of that same spectrum, if you can see them, you can hear them. In Television, binoculars seem to also have the wonderful quality of amplifying to perfect clarity any sound emitted by the object under observation, even through 6 inch thick bullet-proof glass. The only requirement is that you are able to maintain visual contact. As soon as that's lost, you lose the ability to hear them too.


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Apparently if you flunk out of Physics, you have to settle for Set Design 101

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