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  posted on 1/10/2007 at 04:08 PM
An interesting comedy on ABC tonight: The Knights of Prosperity - a group of multi-time-losers team up and plot how to break into the apartment of Mick Jagger. Mick actually appears in this show (his best acting gig to date - imo!). It premiered last week, so tonight is episode #2. Has anybody seen this one yet?

 

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  posted on 1/10/2007 at 04:26 PM
Has the Mick Jagger episode occurred yet? Saw some previews and this looks like a hoot!

 

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  posted on 1/10/2007 at 04:40 PM
I saw the premiere last week ; liked it a lot. Mick was funny and looked cute. ( Ever seen him in the movie "The Man From Elysian Fields? He was great in that!His character's name was Luther Fox-a male prostitute.)
Will Bush's speech pre-empt this week's episode?

 

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  posted on 1/10/2007 at 06:01 PM
I saw most of it last week, Rusty. Mick was seen on TV giving a Life$tyle$ of the Rich & Famou$ type of tour of his deluxe pad, which inspires the guy to plot the robbery. After the gang of novice thieves manage to get a copy of Mick's key, Mick is shown entering his apartment through a phalanx of checkpoints, like a metal detector and so on, before he can even get all the way into his own place, so you can imagine the difficulties the Knights will face.

I wasn't seriously cracking up at all throughout this show, as I do these days with My Name Is Earl, often The Office, and The Simpsons. Like with those shows, I do appreciate that there is no obnoxious laugh track, though.

By the way, The Knights of Prosperity is created by a couple of David Letterman's former writers, including ex- head writer Rob Burnett, and is being produced by Dave's outfit, Worldwide Pants.

 

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  posted on 1/11/2007 at 07:12 PM
I was hoping it would be great, but it's not. It has a few moments, but doesn't really hit my funny bone. Just too many characters and the plot moves along too slowly. They never really even talk about robbing Mick but every once in awhile.
 

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  posted on 1/11/2007 at 07:18 PM
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  posted on 1/12/2007 at 03:46 AM
Since I've watched The Knights of Prosperity and "my" other comedies since that previous post, let me follow up a little.

First, if you managed to see Knights at its presidentially postponed time, Rusty, what did you think?

Okay, I'll tell you the truth: I laughed out loud only once during Knights. It was when the nerdly guy was in Michelle Dressler's apartment, she was in the bedroom "getting ready" for him, and while he was supposedly going to the bathroom, he turned on her computer to get Mick's code, and the computer startup made that familiar chiming sound. That got me to laugh, which I was surprised to hear in my room after 20+ minutes of silence from me.

Then Michelle called out, "What's going on out there?" and the guy said he was just singing. So, he started singing, which wasn't very funny, because he sounded like a Broadway wannabe and not just some nerdly schmo.

That's all about Knights for now. Except to say that I think half the thing about the show is that not only does it sorta feature Mick, but it's going to have all these one-episode roles and cameos from well-known actors, like Reiko Aylesworth (the late Michelle on 24). This could backfire, because to me, all those Knights hitting on Michelle was just obnoxious, each in his own way, and not funny.

If you missed Knights again this week, though, Rusty, I don't want to prejudice you or anything.

Further comment on My Name Is Earl: I was cracking up again and again throughout it! See rollingcrowe's new thread on it. The Office (following Earl): Cracking up a little again and again--not as heartily as during Earl but still cracking up. It's a lot drier and bleaker than Earl, since it reflects office life, but pretty good.

Also tonight: Simpsons rerun about finding the Ken Lay type (voiced by Jon Lovitz) hiding in their attic after his Enron-type company imploded. Of course, Homer ended up taking the fall for the company's collapse and went to prison. Like any Simpsons episode, some brilliant moments, but it was also well below average overall for a Simpsons. For my two nights of comedy viewing, I'd rank this episode below The Office but above Knights. My Name Is Earl wins! (I'm laughing out loud now without thinking of a particular scene. )

Hey, Rusty: P.s. I found that Chuck Berry illustration. Please see a hopefully quicker post in the resuscitated "Art Museums" thread.

 

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  posted on 1/12/2007 at 07:11 AM
Yeah, this week's episode of Knights of Prosperity was a disappointment ; but the premiere was good , because it was fun to see Mick parody himself.

 

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