June 14th, 2006
|03:16 pm - Godzilla in blue jeans, King Kong with a pony tail...|
Director's Commentary: I don't have a lot to say about this one, except that I'm very happy with it. It's surprisingly difficult to find pictures of pants angled the right way to fit on a profile of Godzilla. Janet is the woman who collects money at the front desk, and I had to obtain her permission to use her name.
This is waaaaaay down at the bottom of the message:
There's another jeans day e-mail which I sent out a couple of weeks ago but didn't post here. I'd mentioned that I wasn't terribly happy with it. Anyway, for those curious, here's the Over the Hedge Jeans Day e-mail:
Director's Commentary: Maybe my dislike of this one has to do with the haste in which it was slapped together. I was informed of the impending jeans day about half an hour before the e-mail should have gone out, and most of that half hour was coming up with ideas. It's hard to be creative under pressure, and eventually someone else suggested that I use the movie Over the Hedge, which had just opened. People liked it, but I have no idea whether or not any of this dialogue is appropriate because I haven't seen the film.
And the bottom:
Current Mood: working
Current Music: The Broadband -- God Save The Internet
(so that's why he was so cranky)
The Godzilla one reminds me of Dinosaurs, which also reminds me that I need to pick up the DVD box set.
To this day I still occasionally call my father "Not the Mama!"
I call your dad that, too.
I pretty much missed out on Dinosaurs during its run, but people tell me it was grand. As far as underrated Jim Henson projects go, though, I'd much rather have The Jim Henson Hour
on DVD. Does anyone
else remember that show? The first half hour was a comedy variety show, ala The Muppet Show, and the second half hour was devoted to an original Brothers Grimm-style fairy tale. The few people I've spoken to who remember it recall that it was a great show, so I'm not sure why it lasted only one season. My guess -- and this is pure speculation -- is that it was competing with other, already popular shows.
Dinosaurs was great (I feel horrible for the people in those big ol' suits, though). Nothing was verboten. Social issues of the current day (and the past) were often the subject of most episodes. There was plenty of adult humor that would go over children's heads (having been a child at the time and rewatching this stuff now, I can definitely vouch for that).
One of the wonderful/creepy bits was how they would talk to their food (before eating it, of course), usually some kind of highly intelligent mammal. It reminded you that no matter how much these fictional intelligent lizards seemed like us, they were carniverous assholes.
Huh, I guess we're not that different after all!
If you've never seen the last episode... well... damn. That was some heavy television.
I'm completely unaware of the last episode, but I'm assuming that it was a series finale (as opposed to a season finale followed by abrupt cancellation), and that everybody dies. So what happened? Was it a comet?
It was what really happened to the dinosaurs.
It was a great show tho', for as long as it lasted. It was like The Honeymooners in a way, or The Flintstones with roles reversed for that matter. My family enjoyed the entire series & I think Mom still has a couple episodes on an official VHS release.
As good as Dinosaurs was, The Jim Henson hour was still better. It showed once & for all that you could have muppets and drama & not make it seem silly... I'll never forget those white lions.
It was what really happened to the dinosaurs.
As in the Rocky Horror cast, not embarrassing social diseases.
No meteor. Suffice to say, it was all Earl's fault (of course).
Wouldn't it be
great interesting if The Simpsons ended with a mushroom cloud caused my Homer's negligence? No fanfare, nothing special, he just offhandedly sets something down on the wrong button and... There goes Springfield. Shelbyville, too.
Yeah, I know that the modern nuclear power plant is a picture of safety and preparedness, but just once I'd love to see an abrupt, unforeshadowed ending from which no renewal or sequel would be possible.
This, of course, would really be what caused the events of the Y2K episode of Family Guy.
*wonders how many enemies he's just made*
Unrelated, but I just reminded myself of Sledge Hammer!, a sitcom from the mid-'80s. Ever see it? I didn't either, but I'm told it was spoof of cop shows, ala Miami Vice (which I've also never seen).
I mention it because apparently the producers of the show felt that they'd scored an unlikely touchdown by getting their show greenlighted, and were so sure that the show would tank after one season, that the first-season cliffhanger episode ended with the main character accidentally causing a nuclear holocaust.
And of course, they got renewed.
The second season, then, was a prequel to the first season, and did cause the show to tank.
I'm pretty curious about it.
I have indeed heard of this! Did I say heard of it? I meant that there's a guy I know who won't shut up about it! :p