Random Ramblings

Procrastinating the Inevitable...

Memories from my Idiot Box...

By thePatrick

So, earlier today, Tegan and I were doing some Festivus shopping, and she decided that she was uber-hungry. Being the ever prepared dad that I am, I prepared a bottle full of delicious formula for her to much on right there. Yes, I fed her in the store. Luckily for me, we were in the middle of Borders. Also luckily for me, there are oodles of chairs by the DVD section, so while she went to town on some Similac, I perused the TV series that are for sale and reminiced about those series from long (and not so long) past.

You see, we don't get television. We live in a black hole of television reception, and we're too cheap to shell out for dish or cable service, so we live on movies and TV series that we own. We own the basics (The Office, Spongebob Squarepants, some King of the Hill) but as I was sitting there, I quickly formulated my list of 4 shows that I one day will own on DVD. And since only two of the shows are available right now, it should be fairly easy. If anyone out there is willing to help a brother out (I'm someone's brother), feel free to donate.

Flight of the Conchords - Quick summary: Radtastic band who bill themselves as "Formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo", come to New York and try to make it big. Complete with musical numbers.

The Venture Bros. - Quick summary: Son of famous super-scientist tries to follow in his father's footsteps but sucks hardcore. Has a rad bodyguard. Clones his two sons who are prone to death. Has a nemisis who dresses up like a monarch butterfly.

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Quick summary: I like Ferris Buehler's Day Off, and if they were to make a TV show out of it, this is what it would be like. 'Nuff Said. Oh, and it's not out on DVD, so I will probably just have to dream about it.

Duckman - Quick summary: When my family first moved to Preston, for some unexplicable reason we had cable (I honestly think the previous owners pirated it, and we were "slow" in taking care of the problem). Private detective/duck voiced by Jason Alexander (i.e. George Costanza) runs around with his wife, farting grandma-ma, stupid jock son, two headed son(s) and pig partner. Also not out on DVD.

So am I the only person who remembers the last two?


I used to watch Duckman all the time, back in the day! I've never seen the first two and never heard of the third one.

Josh LOVES The Venture Bros! You guys are so weird, no wonder you're friends! :)

Flight of the Conchords makes me rediculously happy.

Just quickly must correct a couple of things: I assume when you wrote--much--you meant to write munch. Also, the following is the proper spelling of the word reminisce--I did have to look it up :)

Never heard of the first two--not surprised are you? Do remember the last two. By the way, when we moved to Preston we had cable for quite awhile and we actually paid for it. The people who lived in our house before we did had pirated it from the cable company though--apparently for quite some time. The cable company was surprised when I called them shortly after we moved in to have the still working cable transfered into our name. It was discovered that the previous occupant had never signed up for cable! Occasionally, I wonder how long we could have gotten FREE cable! :-D

I remember the last one... Oh yes I do... Partly because a certain client reminds me of him. Stupid client... Great show...

Oh, Patrick. You are, quite possibly, the only person I know who loves Parker Lewis Can't Lose as much as I do. I remember going over to my college boyfriend's apartment (he lived down in the island... and I lived on Darwin... ahh the olden days) and seeing Kubiak on ER (REALLY olden days) and freaking out because I loved Kubiak so, so, so much. And Corin Nemec is still hot. To me.

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