Better off Ted - TV Series - Catch All

Anyone else watching this show? It's pretty dam funny

Ted Crisp loves his job. He works for the team at Veridian Dynamics, where nothing is too far-fetched, or out of the ordinary. An average day for Ted could easily involve creating a suicidal turkey, for instance. The only problem is, Ted is ethical and the company is not.

I think both episodes so far were great. Some of the crap they are researching at the corporation is hilarious.

I watched the premier and DVR'd the second ep, haven't watched it yet. I really enjoyed the Pilot, I laughed a lot more than I expected to.

I've been enjoying it and the fact it is right in front of Lost is a big plus for me.

It's been pleasantly demented. I'm not sure it has long term potential, but it's good enough to kill 20 mins at this point.

I caught a sneak preview of sorts. It was some sort of first 10mins of the first episode thing. I thought it was pretty funny haven't had a chance to watch a full one yet but plan to the first chance I get.

Yeah some of the products they wanted to develop were hilarious.

Show is not on Hulu, ABC video only works on IE and requires an ActiveX plugin install.

No thanks, ABC.

BadKen wrote:

Show is not on Hulu, ABC video only works on IE and requires an ActiveX plugin install.

No thanks, ABC.

I watch Lost every week via Firefox on my iMac.

Thanks, ABC!

BadKen wrote:

Show is not on Hulu, ABC video only works on IE and requires an ActiveX plugin install.

No thanks, ABC.

Works fine in Firefox for me.

BadKen wrote:

Show is not on Hulu, ABC video only works on IE and requires an ActiveX plugin install.

No thanks, ABC.

Firefox for... ah you get the idea. Hey, at least they're offering. Screw you CBS!

I like it, too. Kinda has a Pushing Daisies feel to it, what with the narration and general tone. And we KNOW Portia DiRossi can do comedy. I'm sold.

I like it as well. I'm especially fond of the intro with the commercials. Not sure if it has long term potential though.

Gaald wrote:

It's pretty dam funny

There's nothing amusing about holding back large amounts of water.

I've been watching this and it was giving me a real Andy Richter Controls the Universe vibe (which is FINALLY out on DVD, by the way). I checked it out and yep, created by the same guy, Victor Fresco. I'm liking it a lot, hope it lasts longer than Andy Richter did.

21 minutes long and funnier then The Office? That's a win in my book.

Hopefully it will only get better in this Office-like 6 episode season.

"Technology--we make that."

"It tastes like despair."

This show is worth watching just to see the Veridian Dynamics commercials.

"We love your family. Even the dead ones. And we're working on that, and on copying them over and over in case you lose them again."

Veridian Dynamics
Family. Fun.

MikeMac wrote:

Veridian Dynamics
Family. Yay.

JonH wrote:

21 minutes long and funnier then The Office? That's a win in my book.

Comparing this show to The Office is a serious case of apples/oranges. BOT is a totally different style of humor-- it's pretty much the extremely wacky bits of Scrubs moved to an office setting, with a good helping of Andy Richter CTU and Arrested Development thrown in.

I like both The Office AND BOT, but for very different reasons. I have to admit that I wasn't the least bit interested in this show, but putting it on after Scrubs was a great move to suck me in. I've seen the 2nd and 3rd eps so far, and both were very amusing ("I'm learning a life skill!").

I'm kind of iffy on it so far. It is a totally different brand of humor than The Office. I'm not really enjoying the pacing and jerkiness of the dialogue. It's kind of like Arrested Development in that way, but not near as polished. We will probably watch a few more. It's odd, in that it is funny. Bit it also just rubs me the wrong way through the bulk of it. I think the soundtrack is part of the problem. Of course, the soundtrack is part of its "charm".

It may grow on me. And then I will have to see a doctor to have it removed.

I was sold completely with the screaming gag. I laughed every time. The look on that guy's face is priceless.

And yet it was still a funny episode, this week, without the screaming.

Another good episode! The banter with the General had me howling.

Also, I want the Hurricane Proof Dog.

I still think the racial sensitivity episode will go down in my book as one of the best episodes of TV ever.

JC wrote:

I still think the racial sensitivity episode will go down in my book as one of the best episodes of TV ever.

I started watching the show and this episode sticks out in my mind. I've rewatched it multiple times. Such a good episode. The ideas on how to solve the problem were so twisted.

"Which one am I? Oh, I'm pepper... because I'm so spicy."

JC wrote:

I still think the racial sensitivity episode will go down in my book as one of the best episodes of TV ever.

That was an awesome episode. I introduced a friend of mine to the series the other day, and he was shrieking at bits of that episode (he's a gay black guy). Now I follow him around opening doors and turning on lights for him sometimes, whispering "White Shadow" dramatically.

Yeah, we're easily amused.

Caught it for the first time last night. Not bad, but perhaps a little too 'obvious', in that the scientists are a touch too stereotypically-nerdy.

Also, the engineer in me was mad when they performed the test-flight of the jetpack in an urban area. It drew a textbook tutting, shaking of a head, and even a "that wouldn't happen".

Jonman wrote:

Caught it for the first time last night. Not bad, but perhaps a little too 'obvious', in that the scientists are a touch too stereotypically-nerdy.

Also, the engineer in me was mad when they performed the test-flight of the jetpack in an urban area. It drew a textbook tutting, shaking of a head, and even a "that wouldn't happen".

I think somebody doesn't understand the show.

Jayhawker wrote:
Jonman wrote:

Caught it for the first time last night. Not bad, but perhaps a little too 'obvious', in that the scientists are a touch too stereotypically-nerdy.

Also, the engineer in me was mad when they performed the test-flight of the jetpack in an urban area. It drew a textbook tutting, shaking of a head, and even a "that wouldn't happen".

I think somebody doesn't understand the show.

You might be right.

That said, I suspect that if I was a doctor, Scrubs would piss the hell out of me.

But I stand by my first point - the scientist characters are *too* charactured, and they're essentially all the same character, the stereotypical nerd.

I think the schtick (sp?) of the show is that everyone is the stereotype of their position, but, the company is the character. You get to see all these people who are the typical breed of whatever their job is act as if everything that this company hands them from up on high is totally normal. Ted is the only one that questions the entire machine. Everyone else just shrugs. So, in that respect, I think the stereotyping is completely intentional.