Author Topic: Nathan For You Season 4  (Read 35927 times)

newbridge

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #60 on: September 22, 2017, 03:43:30 AM »
"If I can delay the next Holocaust by even a day..."

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2017, 07:27:50 AM »
Genuine feeling of joy to see that Corey is sexually active (around the time The Hero aired someone had convinced him to do an AMA, but he ended up backing out for personal reasons and it was easy to assume the worst)

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #62 on: September 22, 2017, 08:51:05 AM »
This is the perfect show for doing catch-ups with the guests either because they were so bizarre or just because I'd like to see if the success of being on TV at all outweighs the actual impact of the useless shenanigans.

EDIT: Available on CC's official site for people who either are or can appear to be in the US.
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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2017, 02:01:21 PM »
"If I can delay the next Holocaust by even a day..."

Came on here to post that exact quote. Keep thinking about it in the middle of doing things and laughing.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #64 on: September 22, 2017, 02:45:42 PM »
It's now up on the pirate bay for those who want to download it and watch at their leisure.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #65 on: September 22, 2017, 02:50:56 PM »
Absurd hour of TV, absolute fucking joy. So many pay-offs I didn't even know I wanted, like the stupidly brilliant moment with the kid finally able to pick up his beer. Strange to think we've now passed the time that in that episode is far enough away to be the punchline.

Definitely saw a few Nathan-corpses during the Wolfe segment, but then how could he not? It's so lovely whenever he and Brian are together. The little smile when Brian knows his lie isn't being bought.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2017, 04:54:27 PM »
And Nathan has been heavily promoting it on the social medias, so hopefully there's some new bits

I'd say it was 90% new bits, if not slightly more, which pleased. Plus it was fucking amazing, I'd agree with all of the comments so far but the highlight for me was the Estate Agent and her new partner contacting her old partner from beyond the grave. No idea how Nathan didn't corpse during that bit.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #67 on: September 22, 2017, 05:18:34 PM »
I've been racking my brains and I cannot think of another show that I've seen - maybe ever - where I've actually laughed so consistently throughout despite watching it by myself. Maybe Partridge.

Is it too early to call or is there consensus that this may be the greatest comedy show currently on television?

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #68 on: September 22, 2017, 06:37:20 PM »
Is it too early to call or is there consensus that this may be the greatest comedy show currently on television?

I think it's one of the best from the past 10 years or so. I tend to forget just how brilliant it is because there's so long between seasons, but when I definitely laugh harder and more often than most comedies I've seen in recent years.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #69 on: September 22, 2017, 06:39:39 PM »
No idea how Nathan didn't corpse during that bit.

If he had the clairvoyant would have been able to carry on the conversation with him.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #71 on: September 22, 2017, 10:10:14 PM »
I've been racking my brains and I cannot think of another show that I've seen - maybe ever - where I've actually laughed so consistently throughout despite watching it by myself. Maybe Partridge.

Is it too early to call or is there consensus that this may be the greatest comedy show currently on television?

It's either Nathan For You or Nirvanna The Band The Show. Both series have a very similar aesthetic in the sense of how they blur the line between reality and fiction so beautifully... and hilariously.

This special was superb. The OJ question. "So who's telling you?"

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2017, 10:20:03 PM »
Absurd hour of TV, absolute fucking joy. So many pay-offs I didn't even know I wanted, like the stupidly brilliant moment with the kid finally able to pick up his beer. Strange to think we've now passed the time that in that episode is far enough away to be the punchline.

Definitely saw a few Nathan-corpses during the Wolfe segment, but then how could he not? It's so lovely whenever he and Brian are together. The little smile when Brian knows his lie isn't being bought.

Not seen yet but this makes me just beam at the thought of it. Brian Wolfe was my gateway drug into this crazy world and I never get bored of him and Nathan prodding at each other.

What a terrific, yes, joyous show.

My parents baulked at what they saw as cruelty when I played it to them - and, look, I'd never deny it has an edge - but fuck me it's funny. It doubles me up, days later, at the thought of it. It's inarguably wonderful.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2017, 10:42:19 PM »
Not seen yet but this makes me just beam at the thought of it. Brian Wolfe was my gateway drug into this crazy world and I never get bored of him and Nathan prodding at each other.

What a terrific, yes, joyous show.

My parents baulked at what they saw as cruelty when I played it to them - and, look, I'd never deny it has an edge - but fuck me it's funny. It doubles me up, days later, at the thought of it. It's inarguably wonderful.

The special last night is definitely not going to win over those who don't like the "crueler" aspects of it.

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #74 on: September 22, 2017, 10:53:48 PM »
https://twitter.com/nathancykiert/status/911307971522695168

Those bits were weird. I have trouble balancing out the probability Anthony Napoli never realised this was a comedy in the intervening years, agreed to come back and happened to be a Holocaust... not denier but indifferent/borderline skeptic, vs the greater probability that these bits were definitely scripted and it's just in his best interests to play along for the yucks and show off his acting potential by not corpsing etc.

I mean, by the time your Meta comedy is revisiting people, the jig's up, but on the stage where you're presenting as though the jig's still, uh, down, having another guy who definitely knows which direction the jig is in play along with you that it's t'other *has* to be scripted, right? Same with Alcohol boy.

Solomon I would genuinely believe has no fucking clue what's happening at this point.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #75 on: September 22, 2017, 11:12:55 PM »
It's either Nathan For You or Nirvanna The Band The Show. Both series have a very similar aesthetic in the sense of how they blur the line between reality and fiction so beautifully... and hilariously.

This special was superb. The OJ question. "So who's telling you?"

It's Nathan for me. With Review with Forrest MacNeil in second place as I refuse to believe it's been cancelled.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #76 on: September 22, 2017, 11:17:52 PM »
Those bits were weird. I have trouble balancing out the probability Anthony Napoli never realised this was a comedy in the intervening years, agreed to come back and happened to be a Holocaust... not denier but indifferent/borderline skeptic, vs the greater probability that these bits were definitely scripted and it's just in his best interests to play along for the yucks and show off his acting potential by not corpsing etc.

I mean, by the time your Meta comedy is revisiting people, the jig's up, but on the stage where you're presenting as though the jig's still, uh, down, having another guy who definitely knows which direction the jig is in play along with you that it's t'other *has* to be scripted, right? Same with Alcohol boy.

Solomon I would genuinely believe has no fucking clue what's happening at this point.
Yeah, I thought the "mother daughter" thing pointed to it being scripted. But if not, I could see someone like Napoli innocently thinking along the lines of, "Of course the holocaust happened, but being so far removed from it I hadn't considered the need for an awareness campaign in this day and age," and I think he was, at least initially, trying to match Nathan's energy when the number of victims came up. Of course, the way he put it and where Nathan took it was just lovely

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #77 on: September 22, 2017, 11:18:47 PM »
It's Nathan for me. With Review with Forrest MacNeil in second place as I refuse to believe it's been cancelled.

Totally agree with this.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #78 on: September 23, 2017, 12:18:44 AM »
I can't add any insight other than noting, as others have, that it was a fucking wonderful hour of television. The 'Corey' episode last season elevated this show into being my favourite comedy of all-time, above Brass Eye, Larry Sanders, 30 Rock, Partridge and PFFR stuff. It just brings me a giddy joy. Nothing and nobody makes me laugh harder than Nathan Fielder - his delivery, his ideas, the tangents the show takes... he's a marvel. I closed my eyes and blocked my ears during the 'trailer' bit of the episode but when I reopened them the friend I was watching with looked stunned by what he'd seen. Can't wait for the rest of the season.

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #79 on: September 23, 2017, 01:28:08 AM »
I read the Anthony Napoli holocaust section as just a masterful bit of stitching up by Nathan. As said above, Napoli was in that particular false conversation mode and ended up just playing his role as the fool.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #80 on: September 23, 2017, 01:39:32 AM »
Such a great episode

Corey's new girlfriend seems like a real keeper.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #81 on: September 23, 2017, 01:49:27 AM »
The 'Corey' episode last season elevated this show into being my favourite comedy of all-time, above Brass Eye, Larry Sanders, 30 Rock, Partridge and PFFR stuff.

Not to flog a dead horse, but I've been thinking about this increasingly and I'd probably now rate it higher than Brass Eye if asked (to the extent that they can be compared, which is admittedly not much but at least in terms of basic concept/ execution).

Maybe all that's just because this is as fresh now as that was then and so NFY impresses in the new, exciting ways that Morris did back then of which I've now grown tolerant.

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #82 on: September 23, 2017, 10:07:36 AM »
Do we not think that the two-hour special is the Bill Gates impersonator episode? It takes up a lot of time in the trailer and looks like it was filmed on a big budget...

Damn...looks like you may have been right all along.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #83 on: September 23, 2017, 12:04:28 PM »
I read the Anthony Napoli holocaust section as just a masterful bit of stitching up by Nathan. As said above, Napoli was in that particular false conversation mode and ended up just playing his role as the fool.

Yeah it was Nathan leaping on the awkwardness and running with it.  Also Napoli's interview with the nerdy production staff member was incredibly funny in how unnecessary it was.

Great TV, definitely got me excited for the new season.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #84 on: September 23, 2017, 12:31:09 PM »
That was so great. Loved it so much I'm rewatching the first season. I've been missing Nathan in my life. Constantly hilarious

That Napoli bloke looks like he's barely compressing violent anger. The 15 seconds bit was perfect. Plus "it was a mother and daughter"

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #85 on: September 23, 2017, 01:16:25 PM »
Obviously the whole thing was fantastic, but the puerile Vancouver segment had me in fits.

Is that a real song?

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #86 on: September 23, 2017, 02:22:35 PM »
i love anthony napoli. how much would it cost us to hire him for the day?

did i see the actress that nathan kissed in the jonny depp film in the trailer? would be great to bring her back for some awkwardness.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #87 on: September 23, 2017, 04:30:20 PM »
Damn...looks like you may have been right all along.

Is this based on anything concrete?

I went back and watched the Season 3 trailer and it deliberately leaves out any footage from The Hero[ *], and as I recall the content of the finale was a total surprise when it aired, so given how much the Season 4 finale has been teased part of me thinks it will be something totally unexpected.

 [ *] Actually it includes a brief helicopter shot of Corey's trailer in the desert but presumably just because that as a generic cinematic shot.

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #88 on: September 23, 2017, 05:37:32 PM »
The jury was out on how much Anthony Napoli was in on it here, as well. It seems unlikely that he wouldn't 'get it', but his sequences were edited so well that it didn't really matter. It's clear that Brian Wolfe knows what's going on at this point, although that didn't stop me smiling broadly as Nathan failed to hide his enjoyment at their banter.

The whole thing was oddly endearing, despite it being a bit misleading (for example, the Ghost Realtor for example, hasn't actually taken up the business idea at all), but that's the joy of this show, right? We're being shown a heavily edited, probably dramatised re-enactment of things that didn't organically happen most of the time, but it's just done so well.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #89 on: September 23, 2017, 05:50:13 PM »
The whole thing was oddly endearing, despite it being a bit misleading (for example, the Ghost Realtor for example, hasn't actually taken up the business idea at all), but that's the joy of this show, right? We're being shown a heavily edited, probably dramatised re-enactment of things that didn't organically happen most of the time, but it's just done so well.

What makes you think the clips of the Ghost Realtor they showed were misleading? I checked and the obese psychic guy really did die at the beginning of last year, and yet they had new footage of him with her, so I think it's probably true that they tried to make a pilot for a Ghost Realtor television show. (There also posts on her Twitter account from 2014 to that effect.) I suppose it was misleading to suggest she is still actively maintaining that business model in September 2017.