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Trespasser
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posted 03 July 2002 11:08 PM      Profile for Trespasser   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is anybody watching the cartoon Bob and Margaret? I don't miss an episode.
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'lance
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posted 04 July 2002 12:03 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hmmm. Loved it when it first started, but for me the charm wore off after a while. Can't say why. In its way it's even sharper satire than The Simpsons, though subtler (as what wouldn't be).

(Welcome back, Tres! We've missed you).

[ July 04, 2002: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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Trespasser
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posted 04 July 2002 12:12 PM      Profile for Trespasser   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It could be because the Channel 4 dropped off after the second season I think, and the original creators bailed out at one point too, and the Canadian company took over and they moved B&M to Toronto etc etc etc.

Trivia: did you know that one of the creators, the woman in the couple, lends her voices to Margaret? And Margaret has the silliest, the most insecure voice that anyone can ever hear coming from an adult.

This season that I'm watching currently is still the old school, and it's really witty. Remember the shopping episode? The Floor Conflict Manager, telling to a granny "Yes, I know that shoplifting may be empowering to you, the disenfranchised, marginal, silenced senior, but if you don't stop doing it, we'll have to press the charges?" Or when a kid that B&M were babysitting found a vibrator in Margaret's purse? And how everyone's pressing them to have a baby in almost every episode?

They're really good.


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'lance
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posted 04 July 2002 12:25 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Interesting. I knew it was a Canada-UK co-production, but I didn't know the real reason they set it in Toronto awhile.

Yes, Margaret's voice gets old, unfortunately. But then, so does Bob's.


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nonsuch
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posted 04 July 2002 03:12 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think both their voices are perfect for the characters. And i love the dogs. Only watch it once in a while, by chance, if i have a pile of fruit to peel.
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Rebecca West
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posted 04 July 2002 04:19 PM      Profile for Rebecca West     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm with 'lance on this one. I enjoyed it briefly, but it lost its charm somehow along the way. But to be fair, there aren't many television shows that manage to hold my interest for long, and almost none that I'm willing to schedule time to watch regularly each week.
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