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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6165 on: April 08, 2011, 05:29:34 PM »
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6166 on: April 08, 2011, 07:37:58 PM »
How come Wally never compliments Tom on his good looks?

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6167 on: April 08, 2011, 09:04:23 PM »
How come Wally never compliments Tom on his good looks?
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6168 on: April 08, 2011, 11:51:44 PM »
How come Wally never compliments Tom on his good looks?

I think it's because it can remain an unspoken understanding.  Tom and Wally have a history, and Jen was brand new to Wally.  Tom also doesn't need to be told, as I'm sure he knows, not to imply that Jen doesn't.


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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6169 on: April 09, 2011, 01:05:09 AM »
How come nobody ever compliments Wally on his good looks?




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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6170 on: April 09, 2011, 01:10:53 PM »
I have a dream in which we judge radio host, comedienne, and puppet on the content of their character.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6171 on: April 09, 2011, 02:02:33 PM »
I think it's because it can remain an unspoken understanding.  Tom and Wally have a history . . .

Now I am filled with wild surmise.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6172 on: April 10, 2011, 02:07:48 AM »
I personally find pure comedy gold anytime a puppet gets frustrated or his/her feelings are hurt. Meta-hilariousness.

I'm a big fan of that, too. In fact, I keep imagining a web-series starring Wally that would be "Larry Sanders" meets "Sesame Street."
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6173 on: April 10, 2011, 04:17:14 PM »
I keep imagining a web-series starring Wally that would be "Larry Sanders" meets "Sesame Street."

Brilliant idea, but isn't that the premise of The Muppet Show?
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6174 on: April 10, 2011, 08:05:07 PM »
I keep imagining a web-series starring Wally that would be "Larry Sanders" meets "Sesame Street."

Brilliant idea, but isn't that the premise of The Muppet Show?

Maybe it'd be more accurate to describe it as "Larry Sanders" meets "Howdy Doody?" It'd be Wally with a staff of humans who bruise and/or soothe his ego every episode.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6175 on: April 11, 2011, 08:36:13 AM »
Additionally, as a math nerd the idea of a soundboard passing the Turing test is really funny to me.

Yes! It dawned on me around about the time "Fredericks" started repeating himself that the conversation was reminding me of one of those early AI programs, such as the always delightful Dr. Sbaitso.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6176 on: April 11, 2011, 09:46:18 AM »
Additionally, as a math nerd the idea of a soundboard passing the Turing test is really funny to me.

Yes! It dawned on me around about the time "Fredericks" started repeating himself that the conversation was reminding me of one of those early AI programs, such as the always delightful Dr. Sbaitso.

"THAT SHOULD SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM, LET'S MOVE ON TO DISCUSS ABOUT NEW PORT RICHEY"

From the latest To The Best of Our Knowledge podcast:

It's called the Turing Test, an annual event in which the most advanced computer programs try to fool a panel of judges into mistaking them for real people. And real people compete to try to win the coveted "Most Human Human Award." In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll meet Brian Christian, a Turing test participant. Also, Sherry Turkle on why we expect more from technology and less from each other.

http://www.wpr.org/book/110410a.cfm
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6177 on: April 12, 2011, 05:29:13 AM »
Additionally, as a math nerd the idea of a soundboard passing the Turing test is really funny to me.

Yes! It dawned on me around about the time "Fredericks" started repeating himself that the conversation was reminding me of one of those early AI programs, such as the always delightful Dr. Sbaitso.

"THAT SHOULD SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM, LET'S MOVE ON TO DISCUSS ABOUT NEW PORT RICHEY"


Words cannot describe how much I miss Dr. Sbaitso's sage advice.  And no, I won't click on that link.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6178 on: April 12, 2011, 07:11:24 AM »
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #6179 on: April 12, 2011, 07:12:58 AM »
I personally find pure comedy gold anytime a puppet gets frustrated or his/her feelings are hurt. Meta-hilariousness.

I'm a big fan of that, too. In fact, I keep imagining a web-series starring Wally that would be "Larry Sanders" meets "Sesame Street."

By the way, your Fred Flintstone/Charlton Heston thing was hilarious.
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