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killtrocity 05-20-2014 02:46 AM

Was Tom Green funny?
 





The exploding boy 05-20-2014 02:59 AM

Pretty sure no.

Order 66 05-20-2014 04:04 AM

when he went out in public it was pretty hilarious. but aside from that he was a very low rent kaufman and freddy got fingered is probably one of the worst movies of all time

I'm Hardcore 05-20-2014 04:50 AM

freddy got fingered is 100% great

Order 66 05-20-2014 07:22 AM

a lot of my friends got some yuks from it... one of my friends would exasperatedly defend it for some reason. but it really was lowest common denominator stuff for me.

i feel really bad for the guy... used to watch the show he streamed from his living room. it was just really sad. but he's probably living comfortably enough i guess

vixnix 05-20-2014 07:34 AM

The first time I watched his show I laughed until I couldn't breathe - it was stupid, but it was 1999 and I don't think most of us had seen anything like it before.

D. 05-20-2014 08:41 AM

Used to lose my shit over anything he did; nowadays I'd probably find it annoying but still chuckle more often than not.

I still would probably enjoy Freddy Got Fingered though.

duovamp 05-20-2014 08:43 AM

The Tom Green Show regularly made me laugh myself to tears.

FGF sucked but it's quotable. It's somewhere between Happy Gilmore and Austin Powers. Maybe a little lower than both.

Mayfuck 05-20-2014 11:32 AM

Upon retrospect, no.

Mayfuck 05-20-2014 11:34 AM

I don't like comedy/prank shows that have a malicious bent to it.

MyOneAndOnly 05-20-2014 12:33 PM

How did he bag Drew Barrymore?

Order 66 05-20-2014 01:47 PM

his looks

Trotskilicious 05-20-2014 03:11 PM

Come back, starfish.

I'm Hardcore 05-20-2014 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Order 66 (Post 4061891)
a lot of my friends got some yuks from it... one of my friends would exasperatedly defend it for some reason. but it really was lowest common denominator stuff for me.

well i guess if you watch it expecting anything different....


Rip Torn is off the chain

JokeyLoki 05-20-2014 07:34 PM

The Tom Green Show was pretty unique for its time. It was definitely funny.

It doesn't hold up as well now, but still makes me chuckle a bit. Local radio station talked to Glenn Humplink a few months ago for shits and giggles, he really was incredibly pissed that Tom gave his number out on national television.

Bread Regal 05-20-2014 07:58 PM

i heard they don't even talk anymore.

Order 66 05-20-2014 08:23 PM

i wouldn't either. don't mean to shit on him too much but he's a total wreck now

killtrocity 05-20-2014 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mayfuck (Post 4061907)
I don't like comedy/prank shows that have a malicious bent to it.

Generally his stuff seems pretty harmless... at least compared to the guys on Jackass (who ripped him off, btw). Most of the time he's just being a total weirdo.



Quote:

Originally Posted by Order 66 (Post 4061875)
freddy got fingered is probably one of the worst movies of all time

Quote:

Originally Posted by I'm Hardcore (Post 4061878)
freddy got fingered is 100% great

I sort of agree with both of you. Like I wouldn't defend FGF as a film, but the entertainment value is pretty high in that he's basically trolling the audience like he does to people on the street, and umm... being weird and stuff.

Order 66 05-20-2014 08:51 PM

jackass kind of lost its way too. used to be hilarious public trolling then it was like "hurr we're going to jump naked into a dumpster of nails"... but they seemed returned to form with bad grandpa (though that probably had more to do with ryan dunn passing)

Bread Regal 05-20-2014 09:01 PM

i don't remember a time when jackass wasn't 90% dont-try-this-at-home stunts.

Order 66 05-20-2014 09:07 PM

the stunts were always the main draw in its heyday but there was a balance more or less (if i recall correctly)

the movies however though went from being about pranks to just straight up stupid stunts. i think the 3rd movie only had one "prank"... i could hardly get through it

Trotskilicious 05-20-2014 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by killtrocity (Post 4061986)
I sort of agree with both of you. Like I wouldn't defend FGF as a film, but the entertainment value is pretty high in that he's basically trolling the audience like he does to people on the street, and umm... being weird and stuff.

it's a triumph of abusrdism

http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?...n%2520Tomatoes

Trotskilicious 05-20-2014 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Order 66 (Post 4061995)
the stunts were always the main draw in its heyday but there was a balance more or less (if i recall correctly)

kind of

i think mostly what you've noticed changing is their budget

i also think it's VERY INTERESTING that jackass goes to the MOMA but FGF is lampooned.

I mean granted jackass is real dudes who hate themselves and have no cares about anything and it says a lot more about wasted american youth especially since tom green is a brain frozen Canadian weirdo

Trotskilicious 05-20-2014 11:28 PM

this is how i felt 10+ years ago and i have not revisited the topic

fuzzyroes 05-21-2014 08:48 PM

Tom Greens Awesome. I saw him doing his standup act at a small, local comedy club last year and it was absolutely hilarious.

Freddy Got Fingereds a classic too. It's funny because a lot of it is actually autobiographical. The story was actually loosely based on his life: like the shit with his dad turning off all of the hot water and the family dinners ETC. " Dad, I'm a 27 year old man, I think I can eat a chicken sandwich".... Priceless.

His T.V. shows aged incredibly well too. I Bought one of his home videos on VHS not too long ago for a buck at some decrepit old video store... Couldn't stop laughing my ass off


Trotskilicious 05-21-2014 08:53 PM

thanks to the last post we can definitively say that tom green was definitely not funny

fuzzyroes 05-21-2014 09:04 PM

well aren't you a glum young man

wounded 05-21-2014 09:12 PM

some of the shit from his cable access show before people recognized him was hilarious

Trotskilicious 05-21-2014 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fuzzyroes (Post 4062180)
well aren't you a glum young man

i figure anything you like must suck

fuzzyroes 05-21-2014 10:46 PM

You know what "they" say about people who assume


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