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post #401 of 448

Hmmm, Lee taking a bullet for Gamby after all that's happened would certainly be sort of poetic. If he survives they could have matching bullet wounds.

post #402 of 448

Well, if I'm wrong then I'm happy to be proven wrong with this show.

 

Still thinking about that fight. Good lord that was amazing.

post #403 of 448

Yeah, that's the scene I keep coming back to. In the grand tradition of They Live.

post #404 of 448
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Still thinking about that fight. Good lord that was amazing.

It was indeed. The lateral tracking shot as they fought through the office before it settles on a wall flyer that says, "stop bullying" was awesome.

post #405 of 448
"It's time for your father to meet his fate."

Watch Bill Murray be the shooter.
post #406 of 448
Oh god that would be the best case scenario. I can just hear him dryly shrugging off his actions.
post #407 of 448
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Man, the music in this show (and how they use it) is so on-point.

post #408 of 448
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Man, the music in this show (and how they use it) is so on-point.

I don't know how, but seemingly every song they use for the end credits elicits a "wow" from me.

post #409 of 448

The fight was amazing, but I had to rewind and watch Lee trying to interpret Gamby's note a couple of times because I was laughing so hard.

 

"Is that a rocket ship on a ladder?"

"I think it's a train."

"And that's a ladder?"
"No, I think those are train tracks."

post #410 of 448
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Man, the music in this show (and how they use it) is so on-point.


I'm going to need this soundtrack asap, i hope they release one

post #411 of 448
Spotify has a playlist with every song that has played on the show. I have it saved on my phone. I did the same with Mindhunter, great soundtrack.
post #412 of 448
Fantastic.
post #413 of 448

Yes. Wonderful.

post #414 of 448
Hot damn, that was good. I’ll admit I was a little worried when I noticed the shorter-than-usual runtime. I’m glad they got Belinda back in for a scene since she was such a great part of the first season.
post #415 of 448

Loved that.

 

Stevie as his new Vice Principal was such a perfect touch.

post #416 of 448

Now that was a perfect ending. I hope they turn that "The Union Of The Wizard And The Warrior" book cover into a poster. That was awesome. That final scene as well. Just great. Russell's new job fits him to a T.

post #417 of 448
All this time... The vice... And the principal...
post #418 of 448
Perfect final episode. Going to watch season 1 again
post #419 of 448

Excellent. Ultimately, I think this is my favorite Hill/McBride project. I loved Eastbound & Down, but Goggins raised the bar. 

 

Even though my brain told me that

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Abbott didn't kill Russell

I still jumped when that happened.

post #420 of 448
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Really satisfying ending - which is surprising, seeing as I was in full agreement that Gamby v Russell would be the only way to end the show. Loved the fact that the two kept bickering, even when one of them is trapped down a pit and the other has almost been shot in the head. Loved the weirdly evil tiger trainer who eventually got eaten by the animal he kept tormenting. Loved the sight of Abbot splayed out on the floor after being hit with a sign. Loved the guest appearance by Stevie from Eastbound And Down

 

Vice Principals really shows the benefit of keeping your story focused and ending your comedy on a high, rather than when it's tired and unfunny nine seasons later. 

post #421 of 448
Fantastic ending to a fantastic show.

That moment at the cabin made my jaw drop. It was so sudden.

Also, the tiger wrangler had me laughing hysterically. The way he kept calling the tiger “this fucker” just got funnier and funnier to me. And then...that payoff. Hilarious.
post #422 of 448
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McBride's interview over at AV Club is worth a read, if for nothing else than the sarcastic title he gives Cameron Crow's Aloha

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post #424 of 448

Some of the smaller moments got me more than the big ones (as usual with this show). Gamby making Snodgrass wipe the blood off her mouth before they kissed, Gamby's childlike way of crawling up on the stage to announce the evacuation... priceless.

post #425 of 448

"Yeah, real cute trying to sixty-nine my daughter's brains out." Followed by everyone's shocked reaction.

 

Jesus, what a pitch-perfect ending. I'm up for anything these guys have in store for us with HALLOWEEN.


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post #426 of 448
I’m also down for the Halloween sequel, even though McBride recently announced they are changing the events of the last scene... :/
post #427 of 448
Just started watching this and got to the early scene where the student sings a song dedicated to the outgoing principal who is on stage with his cancer-sick wife...and the song is “Wind Beneath My Wings”...aaaaaand, I’m sold.
post #428 of 448
I wish I could rewatch this all over again fresh. However, I never got passed season 1 of Eastbound and Down so maybe I’ll get to that.
post #429 of 448
What follows isn’t quite so subtle as that, but it’s interesting how they’re not making Gamby an entirely unsympathetic character. Treading a fine line with them facing off against a black principal from an urban background, but it’s nicely poised. Great first episode.
post #430 of 448
I look forward to your thoughts on the rest of the season. The layering of character work they did for Gamby and Russell is great. Walton Goggins deserves all the awards.
post #431 of 448
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I wish I could rewatch this all over again fresh. However, I never got passed season 1 of Eastbound and Down so maybe I’ll get to that.

Eastbound and Down is great. McBride and Steve Little are wonderful in that. However, I think I may prefer this because of the magic of Goggins.

post #432 of 448
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Eastbound and Down is great. McBride and Steve Little are wonderful in that. However, I think I may prefer this because of the magic of Goggins.
I’d love to see them work on something with Goggins getting first billing and McBride in the 2nd lead/supporting role.
post #433 of 448
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I look forward to your thoughts on the rest of the season. The layering of character work they did for Gamby and Russell is great. Walton Goggins deserves all the awards.

I've got through to the reconciliation after Gamby knuckle-dusted Russell's neighbour. 

 

Every time I think I have a handle on this - a comedy of manners about dysfunctional people in unsuitable positions of authority, done like an Office-style cringe comedy mixed with deadpan absurdity - it breaks left, and I love it. As you say, the character layering is really fun to follow - especially when Gamby or Russell are put into uncomfortable situations that don't allow them to punch down or run away. The last episode I watched with the bean bags and the knuckle duster was a great example of that. The principal, too, is being given proper depth. I sort of kind of fist pumped at her speech and the final touchdown. They sneaked in a four square sports movie alongside an acid trip. So good. 

 

The little lines and moments are great too. "Two creams and four sugars? You don't want coffee, you want a colon cleanse." Fucked buttholes.  

 

It's reminding me of the movie with Seth Rogen about the security guard, Observe and Report. I've only just seen that was also Jody Hill.   

post #434 of 448
The acid trip was great but I think the 'visit' to the Principal's house was even better. So funny. The editing and use of slow-motion was borderline genius.
post #435 of 448
“I will dig up all your fucking kimchi”. I’m coming close to literally peeing myself at times with this show. Goggins line readings in particular are amazing. “Stop being such a cunt.” “Excuse me?” “What’s up..?”

Fascinating too how they’ve increasingly emphasised a bizarre nobility in Gamby - not just in contrast to Russell who is simply unhinged - but also the people like the English teacher Snodgrass was screwing, and who then screwed her over. It’s all perspective, since he’s still a self-important, immature idiot, but the use of development of the other characters to cast a positive impression on him without making them descend into caricature is really well done.
post #436 of 448
I was behind on this, and watched the bulk of Season Two in a few days time. 

 

It's a wonderful show. Besides being hilarious, the filmmaking/storytelling is so on point. Jody Hill knows how to make a moment land like magic. So many moments that are emotionally satisfying and ironically hilarious. 

 

My favorite Goggins line of the entire series, I think: If I was being vindictive, I'd talk about you smelling up the teacher's lounge every day with your poop. 1:30 every day, in there straight fucking killing it. Smells like GOATS at the FAIR!

post #437 of 448
'He asked to be seventh in the gang bang. That's just disgusting, Christine!'
post #438 of 448
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“I will dig up all your fucking kimchi”. I’m coming close to literally peeing myself at times with this show. Goggins line readings in particular are amazing.

 

post #439 of 448

The oblique Justified reference at the start of that clip is pretty ace, too.

post #440 of 448

What was the Justified reference? 

 

Goggins has stealthily become the equivalent of one of the first names on the team sheet when it comes to me deciding whether to watch something. He seems to have generally good judgement in projects, or a good agent, but even when the show or film falls flat, he elevates the scenes he is in. He's also a constant reminder that I need to watch The Shield, just like Idris Elba is a constant reminder I need to watch The Wire.

post #441 of 448

It's pretty on the nose. 'I can't believe you have a nemesis named Ray, what a stupid fucking name'

 

Goggins does unbelievably great work on this show, and after seeing this and Hateful Eight from him so recently, it's hard to remember that he's only recently been interested in embracing his comedic side. Justified is occasionally humorous, but it's far more clever and droll than hilarious, and The Shield isn't remotely funny, quite the opposite, in fact.

 

I still have no hope for Tomb Raider. That appears to be the pinnacle of paycheck work. Whatever, he's earned one. Hope it buys him a house. Is he signed for a one-off Marvel villain yet? Oh shit, yes he is, Ant Man 2.

 

'We're in a carful of teenage girls heading to the beach. It's GONNA get disgusting!'

post #442 of 448
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It's pretty on the nose. 'I can't believe you have a nemesis named Ray, what a stupid fucking name'

 

Goggins does unbelievably great work on this show, and after seeing this and Hateful Eight from him so recently, it's hard to remember that he's only recently been interested in embracing his comedic side. Justified is occasionally humorous, but it's far more clever and droll than hilarious, and The Shield isn't remotely funny, quite the opposite, in fact.

 

I still have no hope for Tomb Raider. That appears to be the pinnacle of paycheck work. Whatever, he's earned one. Hope it buys him a house. Is he signed for a one-off Marvel villain yet? Oh shit, yes he is, Ant Man 2.

 

'We're in a carful of teenage girls heading to the beach. It's GONNA get disgusting!'

 

Ah, I missed that. I don't recall anyone calling Raylan, Ray, so I'll put that down to me having a literal moment.

 

I also checked out his role in Ant Man 2, then looked up that character via Wikipedia and ended up reading something about the character's comic book fate that drives home, I guess, why comic books aren't for kids anymore. See also, Fishburne's character.

post #443 of 448
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post
 

It's pretty on the nose. 'I can't believe you have a nemesis named Ray, what a stupid fucking name'

 

Goggins does unbelievably great work on this show, and after seeing this and Hateful Eight from him so recently, it's hard to remember that he's only recently been interested in embracing his comedic side. Justified is occasionally humorous, but it's far more clever and droll than hilarious, and The Shield isn't remotely funny, quite the opposite, in fact.

 

I still have no hope for Tomb Raider. That appears to be the pinnacle of paycheck work. Whatever, he's earned one. Hope it buys him a house. Is he signed for a one-off Marvel villain yet? Oh shit, yes he is, Ant Man 2.

 

'We're in a carful of teenage girls heading to the beach. It's GONNA get disgusting!'

 

His appearance on Season 5 of Community was also absolutely freaking hysterical:

 

 

post #444 of 448
The wheelie. "Bitch boy". Brown's Tanqueray tattoo speech. Fuck i love this show.

The Gamby/Snodgrass is a sign of the quality of this. It's tonally separate from the rest but there is barely a seam.
post #445 of 448
I found out Georgia King was English a few weeks back and I realized how well she hides her accent in that show.
post #446 of 448
Thread Starter 

Walton Goggins is amazing. As I mentioned near the start of this thread, I wasn't that familiar with him when I first started this show but he's rapidly become one of my favorite actors. I always admire performers who can do both drama and comedy, as I'd imagine it's a little like learning two different instruments. It's one thing to play the piano or the guitar, but quite another to be accomplished in both. 

post #447 of 448
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I found out Georgia King was English a few weeks back and I realized how well she hides her accent in that show.

She is almost enough to get me to watch COCKNEYS vs ZOMBIES. Almost.
post #448 of 448
Goggins reminds me of someone like John C. Riley, who can just bounce seamlessly between drama and comedy and make it look like breathing.
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