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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 10:42 PM

I love the new subtitle! It's Dave's Stargate Defender top score, right?


When I saw the subtitle, my first thought was, "Huh?" Oh, the shame, the shame!

I still can't remember the exact context in which the score was mentioned. Can anyone without such an embarassing mental block help me out?
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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 7:43 AM

When I saw the subtitle, my first thought was, "Huh?"

Mine too. I don't have to turn in my Jimmy James Rockin' Rangers Brigade badge, do I? Thanks for the hint.
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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 9:42 AM

Unless someone can post the Stargate Defender quote sooner, I'll look at the tape tonight and post it tomorrow. Seeing "Arcade" as many times as I have, I'm almost certain of the lines, but this way it'll be official.
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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 9:53 AM

I can't believe I didn't get the quote. I've only seen Arcade 1,248,500 times because its my favorite episode. Duh. Since I seem to be getting stupider, I'm off to take the SATs to make sure.
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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 10:07 AM

Since I seem to be getting stupider, I'm off to take the SATs to make sure.


Well, if you've turned 30...
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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 2:11 PM

Theo was mentioned last week and I watched "Houses of the Holy" last night, so here's Lisa and Beth talking about the magic man...

Where have you been?
I just took an extra-long lunch with Theo--IF you know what I mean...
Ewww--THEO?
Jealous.
Disgusted.
That's what I thought at first, too--but once you get to know him, he's just so...
Disgusting.
He's intriguing--you know what I mean?
Not at all.
I know! I'm having trouble putting my finger on it, too--it's like he's so...
Disgusting.
Unpredictable--he's mysterious, he's full of surprises...
Oh, no.
What?
It's the magic tricks, isn't it?
No.
Yes, it is--you like a guy because he can do magic tricks.
No.
Yes.
No.
Yes. If he could juggle, you'd be pregnant by now.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 2:20 PM

All right, all right, just bash the fogies. :-) Hey, justjohn just listened to the Love Rollercoaster sample and I do recognize it. I'd like to say 'good times, good times', but stuck in a station wagon with an AM radio? Maybe not.

I think I'm going to have to retake the SATs as well since I totally missed the quote too. btw, just wanted to add that the Reese's peanut butter cup reference was the thing that truly cemented my Newsradio love. I had always liked it, but I can actually trace the love to that quote.
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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 6:19 PM

My buddy's a juggler who can do some magic tricks (but doesn't like to) so that episode always cracks me up.

I saw the one which has Matthew winning the New Hampshire quiz the other day -- priceless. I think it's Dave's deadpanning to Catherine that "no, it was the sexing up at lunchtime that did it" was the best.
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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 8:10 PM

I swear, I disappear for a few days and everybody goes bitchcakes! Behold:

I spent half of high school playing Stargate Defender. Two solid years.
Two years, huh? Well, you must've been pretty good. What was your best score?
1,248,500 March 7th, 1983.
1.2 million? Wow! I mean ... is that good?
Yeah. Wisconsin offers very few distractions for a ... pale, friendless virgin.
No argument there. You got any, got any tips for me?
Yes! Save the humanoids!
Huh?
Just, just, just try to imagine them as members of your real-life family that way you'll make sure nothing bad happens to them.
Save the humanoids? OK, champ, I'll try to check that (out?)...
-- Exit Jimmy
It's not him the machine wants. It's me.
-- Enter Beth with an assload of quarters --
I'll just leave these right here in case you need 'em.


Another of Arcade's many gems:
Well, they aren't what you would call conventionally tasty.
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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 10:25 PM

I always wondered how they made the sound effects of those gorgeous, crunchy, vending machine sandwiches.

Mmmmmm...just like Mom used to make.
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 10:09 AM

Well, lavar beat me to it, but so my effort won't be totally wasted, here's a couple lines right before Dave says he spent half of high school playing "Star Trek Invader"...

Look, once you put your first quarter in that thing, it will consume your every waking moment, it will haunt you in your sleep, it will irreversibly ruin your life.
'Kay, Dave--is there something you wanna tell me?

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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 10:54 AM

Well, lavar beat me to it, but so my effort won't be totally wasted

Dude, watching "Arcade" is exactly the opposite of a wasted effort.

That scene is even better on my DVDs because there aren't any commercials. After it ends, the very next line is Lisa perkily saying, "I've decided to retake the SATs," which is just hilarious. The laughs just keep on coming.
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 11:10 AM

After it ends, the very next line is Lisa perkily saying, "I've decided to retake the SATs"


In the uncut NBC version, doesn't the scene begin with Lisa walking into Dave's office, planting a kiss on him, and Dave commenting on her good mood? I don't watch my UPN tapes as often as I do the A&E ones, but I'm pretty sure there's more to the scene before Lisa's SAT comment. I still preferred A&E's cut, since they left in the Quisp cereal box scene.
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 1:28 PM

In the uncut NBC version, doesn't the scene begin with Lisa walking into Dave's office, planting a kiss on him, and Dave commenting on her good mood?

You might be right. That does sound familiar. The wait for uncut, pristine DVDs is maddening! Damn you, Jimmy Hoffa!
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 2:19 PM

I had another tape break (damn you VHS) and now am want these DVDs even more. Sigh. All I have are random fangirl non-sequitars here today. Matthew, after Joe has electrocuted him with the train set, "again, again, again." One of my all time favorite TV moments.

Edited because I found the previous mention of the reason for the DVD delay, so no need to link twice!

Edited by IvoryChopsticks, Jan 6, 2004 @ 2:34 PM.

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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 3:03 PM

Happy Return from the Holidays, all.

Surely my home was not the only one where we sang "Something something, Madeline Albright" on Christmas Eve.

I still miss Phil.
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 3:12 PM

Excellent...love the new title. "Just because we are Canadian does not mean we are spies!" is one of my favorite quotes from the series.
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 3:22 PM

lavar, I'll check my UPN version tonight to make sure. What A&E cut wasn't a huge deal--in general, their cuts were less harmful than UPN's. UPN would snip out lines at random throughout an episode instead of making one larger edit and leaving the rest of the ep untouched.


"again, again, again."

One of the best moments in "Christmas".


In case anyone doesn't remember where the new subheading came from...

Yes, it's true, Dave--if indeed that is his real name--may not know who the 11th president was.
James Polk.
Or who won the '67 World Series.
St. Louis Cardinals.
Or what the capitals of Arizona, Arkansas, and North Dakota are.
Phoenix, Little Rock, and Bismarck.
Or what the state flower, bird, and motto of Hawaii are.
Hibiscus, Nene Goose, and "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness".
Bill, WHAT is your point?
I don't remember...but I think I've proven that Dave is actually very well-versed in Americana.
Thank you!
Maybe a little TOO well-versed...
Excuse me? Listen, if you are insinuating that I am a spy or that any member of my family is a spy, then you're way off base! Look, just because we're Canadian does NOT mean we are spies!

Edited by justjohn, Jan 6, 2004 @ 3:25 PM.

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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 3:57 PM

Hee. I'm so glad it's time to go home. I couldn't quite control the burst of laughter when I read our new subheading. Dave's spy paranoia is one of my (many) favorite moments from this show.
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 5:51 PM

I've decided to retake the SATs!


Good for you! I'm trying out for the drama club!
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 5:54 PM

Dave the paranoid Canadian was pure comedy gold.
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 6:46 PM

This whole thing with the Mad Cow disease has been reminding me of Dave all day. "Just because we're Canadian doesn't mean we have bovine spongiform encephelopathy!"
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 8:32 PM

I love how we get new title quotes like, every day.


Arg, not me! Since I've returned to the working world, I can't check in often enough. I missed the Stargate Defender score heading! Must devise a cunning plan or crazy caper to sneak a peek at the boards while at the office...
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 8:57 PM

Ooh....maybe we can get Janet Reno in a blimp.
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 9:10 PM

I'd like the rotating titles more if I didn't love "Refrigemater so messy..." so much.
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Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 9:50 AM

OK, lavar, here's the missing "Arcade" bit:

(LISA WALKS INTO DAVE'S OFFICE)

Hello.
Hello.


(SHE WALKS BEHIND HIS DESK AND KISSES HIM)

I just want to thank you.
Oh, for what?
Well, that sarcastic comment you made about the SATs really helped me put things in perspective.
Great, so I assume you've come to your senses.
Yes...


(HERE'S WHERE A&E's VERSION BEGAN)

I have decided to re-take the SATs.
Good for you. I'm trying out for the drama club.

Edited by justjohn, Jan 7, 2004 @ 9:53 AM.

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Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 5:20 PM

Has anyone else wanted to retake the SATs or is that just me? Ever since they started grading on a curve...
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Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 6:21 PM

God no! I took them once in 5th grade, and then twice in high school. No more SATs! I am the anti-Lisa. I'm Dave. :)
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Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 6:35 PM

Similar story here, Pulpbomb, except my first time was in the 7th grade. Anyone who wants to take the SATs for the fun of it makes me laugh. :)
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Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 8:40 PM

Thanks, justjohn!

jtoby, I'm with you. They "re-centered" the test right after I took it! I wanted to ace it, but I was too cheap to pay for it again.
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