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Metalocalypse

If you’ve ever played in a metal band…you’ll laugh your ass off.

Damn, it’s midnight, and I wanna squat.

Rock my face off.

Sewn! …back together…WRONG! back together…SEWN! back together WRONG! back together SEWN! back together…

METAL!

i was going to start a thread about this very subject… my new favorite show on adult swim… so damn funny…

MERMAID MUUUURRRRDDDEEEERRRRRR!

Yeah I caught this on Adult Swim. My Tivo is on it.

Great show.

Does anyone else think the emergence of all these 15 minute shows says something about the attention span of people?

“Yeah I’d like to watch 30minutes of a show…but I just can’t pay attention that long”

I still like most of the short shows on Adult Swim…

[quote]Ghost22 wrote:
Great show.

Does anyone else think the emergence of all these 15 minute shows says something about the attention span of people?

“Yeah I’d like to watch 30minutes of a show…but I just can’t pay attention that long”

I still like most of the short shows on Adult Swim…[/quote]

I think it’s probably more because it’s hard as hell to stretch some show ideas to 30 min an episode and still have it be funny. I prefer the concentrated blast of funny.

[quote]etaco wrote:
Ghost22 wrote:
Great show.

Does anyone else think the emergence of all these 15 minute shows says something about the attention span of people?

“Yeah I’d like to watch 30minutes of a show…but I just can’t pay attention that long”

I still like most of the short shows on Adult Swim…

I think it’s probably more because it’s hard as hell to stretch some show ideas to 30 min an episode and still have it be funny. I prefer the concentrated blast of funny.[/quote]

Yes and no. Sure, the population as a whole has a 10 second attention span, but adult swim tends to have shows that take some sort of intelligence (or just plain twistedness >:0) to “get”. So, I think that adult swim is just putting a shotgun blast of funny out there. And that’s the way I like it.

Not a question I can really answer, I don’t watch TV all that often. But it does seem like it would be incredibly hard to make Metalocalypse funny over 30 minutes. Plus that would be more music to write/record.