Growing Around - Episodes - Detention Hoppers[Scene. Timmy is walking up to the Dunn house. He opens the door to find Sally talking on the phone]Growing Around - Episodes - Detention Hoppers in Comedy More Like This
Timmy: Hey, I'm home! Are you we ready to—?
Sally: [Disgruntled over the phone] Yeah. Uh-huh. I get it. Are you sure you can't... Alright fine!
[She angrily hangs up the phone]
Timmy: What's up?
Sally: Robert and Linda got detention... again! I mean come on!
Timmy: B-but the trip to Wacky World. We've been planning it for weeks! What do you think they're in for?
Sally: [Arms folded] I don't know, but it better be good, like they should have trapped their teacher's car in gellitan or something...
[We flashback cut to Robert and Linda in class, struggling to do their work. Linda and Robert each have a worksheet on their desks]
Robert:[Whispering to Linda] To you know what Mr. Marvin's super powers are?
Linda: [Whispers back] No, do you know what color Princess Aribella's dress is?
[We see that Linda's worksheet is actually a page from a children's coloring book]
Kathy: And rem
Growing Around - Specials - My Pretty Pony (V2)[Sally is in the kitchen, covered in splotches of flour and dough. She is stirring a into of some random concoction. There are strange bubbles hovering out of it. The kitchen is an absolute disaster, in a worse state than Sally. The sink is overflowing onto the ground and many ingredients are scattered over the floor]Growing Around - Specials - My Pretty Pony (V2) in Comedy More Like This
Sally: That's ten bars of chocolate, a pint of ice cream, and three eggs. [Sally looks around] Now, where did I put those eggs?
[The camera pans up to see one of the eggs rotating on top of the fridge]
Sally: Oh yeah. I gotta stop playing with those.
[Sally walks over to the fridge, and starts reaching up. When that doesn't work, she begins jumping up and down, trying to get to them.]
Sally: [shouting] Hey Robbie, I need your help for a minute!
[We get a slow motion shot as Sally just barely touches the egg hanging over the edge of the fridge and misses it. Then in normal speed we see Sally falling on her back]
Sally: [dazed] Ow....
[The eggs fall
Simpsons Scoreboard - Season 1Episode 1: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire: AdmirableSimpsons Scoreboard - Season 1 in Other More Like This
This is probably the best way you can do a first episode. Since it is a Christmas episode, it's able to easily involve all of the characters and tell a heartwarming story without coming across as sappy or cliche.
Episode 2: Bart the Genius: Okay
At this point, the Simpsons writing was still trying to find itself. I feel very certain that they've reused this plot in the future and did it better.
Episode 3: Homer's Odyssey: Okay
Like the above episode, I think they've done this one better later on, so it's hard to look at this objectively when there are better alternatives. Homer feels like a failure so he tries to commit suicide and finds his place demanding more warning signs, which like the next episode seems very weird with Homer's character.
Episode 4: There's No Disgrace Like Home: ....okay?
This episode is really weird in hindsight. The plot is that Homer Simpson is embarrassed about his family so
My Writing Philosophy - Writing ParentsSo, I decided to re-watch Stewie is Enceinte because that's something you do... when you have way too much time on your hands. It's not going to be my next review (I need the unlimited time cap for now), but it's another issues-fueled review. I bring this up because... it's a lot like Peter-Assment. It tries to convey an issue, but does so... so poorly. And it's not an unimportant issue either. Honestly, I already feel that if I review that episode it's... going to be difficult.My Writing Philosophy - Writing Parents in Personal More Like This
The trope is called "The Baby Trap." It's when someone, usually a woman, deliberately causes a pregnancy without their partner's consent. In the "best" case scenario, it's to try to salvage a relationship. In the "worst" case scenario, it's to use someone else for child support. By the way, pregnancy is one of those things that makes equality... really, really tough.
We can have a system that endorses a man abandoning his family, or we can have a system that endorses and encourages
Growing Around - Episodes - Pest in Show[Sally and Robert are playing video games on the couch. Sally seems rather distracted in her game when she sees a mail kid walk up to the mailbox and stuff it full of letters. She seems to go back and forth between wanting to get the mail and continue playing the video game some more before she gets an idea.]Growing Around - Episodes - Pest in Show in Comedy More Like This
Sally: Hey Gumdrops!
[Gumdrops comes out of the kitchen and looks at Sally curiously]
Sally: Can you get the mail?
[Gumdrops nods happily and frantically]
Robert: Sally I'll get the mail—
Sally: Oh no you don't! You're just trying to chicken out because I'm winning.
Video Game (off-screen): Player One Loses! Brutality!
[Sally folds her arms]
Sally: You're still not going out to get the mail. I gotta make a comeback in the second round!
Robert: But Gumdrops is a pony, she can't even open the door—
[Robert is interrupted by Gumdrops walking on screen, a bunch of letters in her mouth. Sally pets her]
Sally: Good girl!
[She grabs most of the letters, but a solitary poster
My Writing Philosphy - A Respect for the EndingI'm going to be talking about the endings of many different things, so you're warned now that this is going to be a minefield of spoilers.My Writing Philosphy - A Respect for the Ending in Personal More Like This
When I was in the eighth grade, I read Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series. The first book was really, really good—its diabolous ex machina not withstanding. And I did enjoy The Subtle Knife. However, I consider The Amber Spyglass one of the worst books I've ever read. Before I continue, I am irreligious. It doesn't offend me, or my beliefs. Even if I was religious I can understand God as a dramatic concept.
Why do I hate the book? For many reasons, like it dropping the plot to soapbox, or jumping from character to character so often it's hard to become invested in anything. It's anticlimactic. The allegory is incredibly confused. And finally, there's the ending. I absolutely loathe the ending of the Amber Spyglass. So, let's spoil the fuck out of it.
The main characters are Lyra and Will, and they helped sa
Growing Around - Episode - The Winter of Summerway[It’s late at night in Lemonade Land. We have a shot of quiet ambience, before we see Steve and Timmy playing a Pokemon expy. We only see the end of it, and Steve manages to win]Growing Around - Episode - The Winter of Summerway in Comedy More Like This
Steve: Looks like I win [he says as he pulls in arcade tokens left on the table]
Timmy: Whatever. Wow, look at the time! I gotta get home.
Steve: What, afraid that Sally’s gonna make you play with her dolls?
Timmy: That’s not the worst she can do, trust me. Nevermind that. Can you clean up this place?
Steve: Did you ever think that maybe I had things that I had to do?
Timmy: Like what?
Steve: Like… fixing my… TV?
[Timmy quirks his eyebrow]
Timmy: It’ll take fifteen minutes tops.
Steve: Ugh, fine.
[We cut to Steve in the kitchen sweeping around]
Steve: Gah, sometimes I feel like I do everything around here! Timmy has no idea how hard I work!
[Steve trips over the trash can, and he rolls into a cabinet behind him]
Steve: Oh no! How am I supposed to hide that now? It’s al
Growing Around - How I Spent My Summerway Vacation[Sally and Timmy are in the attic of their house, taking things out of boxes and tossing them all over the room, leading to quite the mess.]Growing Around - How I Spent My Summerway Vacation in Comedy More Like This
Timmy: How about checkers?
Sally: UGH, that game is so boring... how about we play Snatchemon?
Timmy: But we've already snatched them all. How about we play with Nick Bricks?
Sally: [stares at him blankly] No, no, never, not in a million-bajillion years.
Timmy: Okay... sorry, I asked. How about... [Pulls out a strange toy robot that looks like it was made in the 80's] What's this?
Sally: I don't know. I don't remember buying it. It looks so old... and weird...
[Robert enters the attic]
Robert: Hey Sally, what's going to be for—hey, where you'd find that!?
Timmy: What is it?
Sally: It looks like junk...
Robert: It's most certainly not junk. It was from when I first meant Linda. I can't believe she's kept it all these years...
Sally: Why would anyone keep this old thing? I mean it doesn't light up. You can't do anything with it.
My Top 10 Favorite Videos of 2014Happy New Years' Eve everyone. This is a time of year that's great for reflection, to see what we've done and celebrate the positives and examine the negatives. 2014 has been a far more productive year for me than 2013. I mean, one of the reasons I used to do things like 500 subscriber or 1000 subscriber special reviews is to sort of mark how far I've come, and that 1,000 subscriber milestone was in November... of last year. I've made it to 65,000 at last count. And I do think that's because my videos have gotten better. Not only did I take on things that I'd never dream I'd do when I started (Ren Seeks Help and Mega Babies), but I think that I learned to stand my ground much better. And I'll discuss that as we go along. My earliest video this year was my Bats! review, and the last one was my It's a SpongeBob Christmas review. Any review that came before that doesn't count, and the Elf Bowling review I'm making now doesn't count for this year. Considering the heMy Top 10 Favorite Videos of 2014 in Personal More Like This
Growing Around - Episode - Attack of the Chameleon[ Sally is on the living room sofa, playing a video game. She is playing what looks like a Pokemon battle with a fierce dragon. Sally presses a button and the dragon uses "MEGA ULTRA ATTACK!" It ends up missing. Her opponent is a "derpifish." The derpifish uses a "splash" attack. At first nothing happens, but then an even bigger attack surrounds the dragon and knocks it out in one hit. She angrily tosses her controller on the ground, while Robert—fresh home from school—heads upstairs. Linda and Janet enter behind him. Linda storms in angrily.]Growing Around - Episode - Attack of the Chameleon in Comedy More Like This
Linda: I'm telling you, these assignments are getting more and more ridiculous
Sally: What's up with you two?
Janet: Oh, tomorrow Ms. Kathy wants us all to tell her about our adventures as super heroes. Come on, Linda it has to better than the time we were supposed to tell her about our lives as international spies.
Linda: Look, I'm just going to pick a power and come up with a few cliches. Maybe I'll get a passing grade.