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Favorite Obscure tv show?

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Right now I'm loving Unbeatable Banzuke on the G4 channel. DH loves Ninja Warrior on the same channel. What are your favorites?
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Right now I'm loving Unbeatable Banzuke on the G4 channel. DH loves Ninja Warrior on the same channel. What are your favorites?
Right there with ya'!!! Ninja Warrior is crazy, and the handwalking obstacle courses on Banzuke are wild!!

No-so-obscure show, but we love Deadliest Catch.
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OMG! DH and I LOVE Unbeatable Banzuke and Ninja Warrior. We Tivo all the episodes (and there are oh so many)! Sometimes we watch with DD in the room and swear she is picking up some Japanese, lol!
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I'm not sure how obscure they are, but I *love* The Catherine Tate Show and Graham Norton Show. I see them on BBCA. Good ole pee your pants laughing tv!
post #5 of 44
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Oh the Graham Norton show is funny!

I'd say a show is obscure if it's a show the average person hasn't heard of.

DH loves Ninja Warrior so much that he wants to build a practice course in our back yard and train to be on the show lol
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We LOVE NInja Warrior!!!! DH , Me and our 5yo and even the baby!!! we yell and scream and jump up and down when they make it!!! its so funny!! I thought we were the only weirdos!! this weekend was marathon!!
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this weekend was marathon!!
OMG! We have at least 70 episodes on the Tivo now! How will we ever watch them all, lol! Do you you have favorites that you root for? I like the construction worker that has gone far a few times; the teacher who has his school children cheer him on; the truck driver named Yamamoto and of course the crab fisherman! Did you see the American Navy diver (BIG guy) when he got disqualified b/c the "pipe slide" bar fell but he still held on?
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Right now I'm loving Unbeatable Banzuke on the G4 channel. DH loves Ninja Warrior on the same channel. What are your favorites?
Wow, we just watched a couple of episodes! They're a blast.
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Whenever a contestant falls into the muddy water, ds cracks up and exclaims "he fell into the chocolate water!!!!"

Nagano is like a hero around here!
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My kids LOVE both of these - especially my 2 1/2 year old. We started watching NW about a year ago, when ds was about 1 1/2 and barely talking and one of his first words was "neenya!" Now he likes American Gladiator, but calls it "neenya oo-ball" (which i believe must translate into "Ninja Football" he still doesn't talk well ). DS1 (7) and DD(almost 5) set up obstacle courses and play Ninja Warrior.
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There's some kind of show I've seen before that sounds like what you guys are talking about, but that's not it. It's some kind of acronym, I think. It's an English-dubbed japanese (???) show where they go through wacky obstacle courses. I think it's on the Spike channel, or one of those "mens" channels.

The only other thing I can think of possibly fitting is the Red Green show. I would think that lots of people would be familiar with that one, but nobody ever seems to know what I'm talking about whenever I've mentioned it. Even though it's totally formulaic, I love the Red Green show.
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The original, British version of the Office, although I'm not sure that counts as obscure.
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i love the trailer park boys, not sure how popular they are in the states.

i laugh till i cry watching those guys.
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There's some kind of show I've seen before that sounds like what you guys are talking about, but that's not it. It's some kind of acronym, I think. It's an English-dubbed japanese (???) show where they go through wacky obstacle courses. I think it's on the Spike channel, or one of those "mens" channels.
MXC!!! I don't know why, but I absolutely LOVE that show. DH and I watch it whenever it is on. The dialogue is crass but hilarious. And what the HECK are they doing anyway? I mean, it's a real show in Japan (although the dubbing is completely made up for American tv). It's SO funny!
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i love the trailer park boys, not sure how popular they are in the states.

i laugh till i cry watching those guys.

I love them too, and I live 5 min away from the original sunnyvale trailer park! I was at the DMV a few months ago, and the actor who plays Mr. Layhie was there and I got his autograph. He looks exactly the same as on the show.
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My twin and I are obsessed with Strangers with Candy. The plot line is a hideous, 46 year old druggie hooker goes back to high school. Very vile, very dark humored, very funny!
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My twin and I are obsessed with Strangers with Candy. The plot line is a hideous, 46 year old druggie hooker goes back to high school. Very vile, very dark humored, very funny!
That is one of the oddest shows I've ever seen, very off the wall humor. Amy Sedaris, right? I think she has a brother, can't think of his name right now, but they both are very off the wall comedians.

I think she was also a writer (perhaps) for Campus Ladies, which I thought was funny in that same sort of odd way.

I also really like Larry David, but he's not obscure.
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MXC!!! I don't know why, but I absolutely LOVE that show. DH and I watch it whenever it is on. The dialogue is crass but hilarious. And what the HECK are they doing anyway? I mean, it's a real show in Japan (although the dubbing is completely made up for American tv). It's SO funny!
Yes, that's the one! I know, it's so bizarre, but it works! teehee. I wish I could get that show on my home tv, but I don't think I have whatever channel that it's on. Perhaps I'll remember to look it up on YouTube one of these days.
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Yes, that's the one! I know, it's so bizarre, but it works! teehee. I wish I could get that show on my home tv, but I don't think I have whatever channel that it's on. Perhaps I'll remember to look it up on YouTube one of these days.
What cracks me up is the commercials shown during MXC. I sit and think "Wow, I am SOOOOOOOOOO no their demographic". It's all killer/thug video games, Axe body spray, beer and car ads. Cracks me up. Of course, it also saddens me how they dumb down everything with noise, action and sex to get guys to buy it. What a world...
post #20 of 44
Firefly. It's a sci-fi meets old west post apocalyptic future show that only lasted one season but it's great. A really fun ensemble cast.
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