Author Topic: Joe Pera Talks With You  (Read 1644 times)

Twed

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Joe Pera Talks With You
« on: May 05, 2019, 08:16:54 PM »
There was an older thread about Joe Pera that discussed this series, but I think it deserves its own thread and a refresher.

This is beautiful stuff. Not in terms of character, but in terms of fleshing out a personality this is the US equivalent to Alan Partridge, IMO. Every episode is essentially "Basic Alan", and it's all absolutely lovely. Episodes are short so the time investment isn't too large.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgX0RTYuGEs

I can hook you up with the episodes if you want to watch it.

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 08:20:34 PM »
Found this to be totally unique and moving

This, nirvana the band the show and Jenny freidmans soft focus thing are what I lob at people who complain of no good new comedy

The pumpkin episode in particular is just brilliant

chveik

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 08:28:03 PM »
I can hook you up with the episodes if you want to watch it.

yes please, that'd be great

Twed

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 09:02:43 PM »

The pumpkin episode in particular is just brilliant
The Who sent me over the edge, just amazing.

Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 09:23:31 PM »
If you're into the Armando Iannucci Shows, I'd say definitely watch this. It's got a similar structure and similar surreal existential vibe, although much much less cynical. It will (probably) make you feel happy about life. And it's not a forced happiness. It's all very unassuming.

The church announcements episode was easily one of my favorite things from last year. "Joe Pera" is an extremely lovable character, to the point where I got actively worried about him when (SPOILERS I GUESS) he falls out with the girl he's interested in late in the series and his musical about rats gets butchered.

Blumf

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2019, 11:57:34 AM »
this is the US equivalent to Alan Partridge,

I wouldn't say that. Alan is a failure of a person wrapped up in his own ego, whereas Joe is a decent human being with a love of the world around him. A closer UK character would be John Shuttleworth, different, but a better match than Partridge.

Looks like they're sorting out the next season:

https://eu.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/2019/05/02/joe-pera-talks-you-shooting-second-season-milwaukee-and-u-p/3654202002/
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If you're a Wisconsinite who has ever wanted to make an appearance on a comedy show, this is your chance.

The Adult Swim show "Joe Pera Talks With You" is looking for extras in Milwaukee.

Really looking forwards to that.

Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2019, 01:48:29 PM »
There was an older thread about Joe Pera that discussed this series, but I think it deserves its own thread and a refresher.

This is beautiful stuff. Not in terms of character, but in terms of fleshing out a personality this is the US equivalent to Alan Partridge, IMO. Every episode is essentially "Basic Alan", and it's all absolutely lovely. Episodes are short so the time investment isn't too large.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgX0RTYuGEs

I can hook you up with the episodes if you want to watch it.

Me too, please.

Twed

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 08:21:59 PM »
I wouldn't say that. Alan is a failure of a person wrapped up in his own ego, whereas Joe is a decent human being with a love of the world around him.
As I said,

Not in terms of character, but in terms of fleshing out a personality

Blumf

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 12:17:36 AM »
As I said,

True, true...

We must draw a line under this and move on.

(soz)

Twed

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2019, 12:59:56 AM »
Honestly not good enough.

Blumf

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 01:05:39 AM »
I'll say! It's one rule for high-ranking politicians, and another of bored forum posters.

Twed

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2019, 01:32:48 AM »
I like Blumf (even if your avatar looks younger and younger each year to me, which charts my own ageing)

Zetetic

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2019, 10:01:33 PM »
Grateful that you've highlighted this.

Twed

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2019, 12:37:47 AM »
Files available if you need them.

Twed

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2019, 02:31:19 AM »
The Baba O'Reilly episode is my Baba O'Reilly. I've been showing it to everyone.

Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2019, 08:52:17 AM »
Bit of a bump, but this show has changed my life. That's all.

Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2019, 09:32:49 AM »
I loved his wee series with Conner O'Malley. Pera's pretty weak in these but O'Malley is VERY funny - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQRAbfnKQkM

Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2019, 10:08:22 AM »
Thanks for linking that. Conner O'Malley's scumbag character is great.

Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2019, 11:27:37 PM »
this is great. rationing myself one ep a night before bed as a treat. just had baba o reilly

Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2019, 10:15:33 PM »
Season 2 announced!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2AHuGKJUF8/

14 new eps, coming this holiday season.


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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2019, 01:51:31 AM »
The Baba O'Reilly episode is my Baba O'Reilly. I've been showing it to everyone.

I've seen Joe Pera's stand-up before, but I hadn't got round to the show. Just saw this episode and thought it was so lovely.


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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2019, 01:33:50 AM »
This character has been developed and played so well that it almost breaks my heart how sweet he is. I get anxious watching it, as I don't want anything bad to happen to him, or anyone to be less than kind to him.

Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2019, 04:29:22 PM »
many thanks to Twed for starting this thread and others for further recommends.

Am halfway through and just when i thought the pumpkin episode couldn't be topped, along comes the masterful sleep one with its delicious turns of phrase ("wasting kinetic energy").

The woozy music under a near-monologue put me in mind of a Bizarro world Blue Jam where the whimsy remains but the 'edge' is replaced by a soothing loveliness.

I also get a real feeling of David Lynch's folksier side. I hope someone has pointed him towards it.

Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2019, 06:47:41 PM »
This character has been developed and played so well that it almost breaks my heart how sweet he is. I get anxious watching it, as I don't want anything bad to happen to him, or anyone to be less than kind to him.

I've never cringed because I find a character so likeable. I can't handle him, I wanna screw my face up. The church announcements episode made my toes curl. Totally new viewing experience. Now I know how little girls with puppies feel.

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2019, 10:13:57 PM »
fuck this shows good. just rewatched the cant go to sleep episode, and it just does it for me, makes me feel moved