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I have seen about 25 of the 39 episodes, whats more I have seen 25 episodes at least twice each, some even more. This is the superb and definitive satire series, endlessly funny and pretty damn enlightening too, theres never a dull moment.
The definitives if it is fair to name such since every aspect has it's own axe to grind are as follows. Proudcey is the definitive EP, his over the top attitudes, hilarious commentaries and unforgettable quotes make the 97 series a superb achievement. The definitive exposee would have to be The Simple Life, a traumatically funny look at image making and star relationships. You can't name a single best Moore moment since all of Marties prodding has hilarious consequences as do the situations Mike gets himself into but to name a couple, you have to love the My Generation moment when Mike goes loopy after taking extasy on national television, I doubt that could ever happen but it was funny all the same, also both parts where Marty steals Mikes angel fish, the one with the water dispenser and especially the one with the water jug on his desk, or even the Moore moment with the translator lady and Mikes commentary on Elliot Rhodes' Boganville take in 'I' disease. As far as single episodes go the two parter 'A Hole In The Heart' would lead the way.
This series is unforgettable and even induces laughs when your not watching it at all but rather the current affairs shows it sends up, it's a pity they are no fun now that they have been gutted for all to see and hence have had to refine all their procedures. In seriousnes my condolences to the Weather man who has quite obviously lost his job following a rivalry with the host on the Today show, a little too close to a Frontline situation.
01. A Hole In The Heart
02. The Art Of The Interview
03. The Simple Life
04. One Big Family
05. Divide The Community, Multiply The Ratings
06. My Generation
07. The Shadow We Cast
08. 'I' Disease
09. Add Sex And Stir
10. The Desert Angel
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