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Sample 'The Winner'

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This has to be a TV first: has has posted four complete episodes of its new comedy, The Winner, before its March 4 premiere date. The sitcom stars Rob Corddry as a guy who reminisces about when he lived with his parents in the '90s. (Sound like Get a Life to anyone?) It was co-created by Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane.


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Wow, that was...painfully bad.

I had trouble getting through even one episode.

Posted by: zack.zacharymsmith | Feb 19, 2007 10:21:21 AM

I already know what it was like to live with parents in the '90s.

Posted by: cmuogden | Feb 19, 2007 10:42:27 AM

That's just like McFarlane, take a good idea and muss it up. I've always thought Family Guy was a dumbed down version of the Simpsons. I may have been the only geek sorry to see it come back. Chris Elliott should sue and the funny Rob Corddry should be ashamed.

Posted by: badlands | Feb 19, 2007 12:09:20 PM

Wow, that was disappointing. I'm barely into the first episode and I can't watch any more. I didn't even chuckle once. And that kid's line, "It doesn't make any sense, man" sounded like he read it! Horrible stereotype characters, too. And that's just the first four minutes!

I guess I'm used to shows like The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, Extras, etc. that don't insult your intelligence by including a lame laugh track/studio audience that tells you when to laugh.

This is a HUGE bummer because I was expecting a whole lot more out of Rob and Seth. I really wanted this to be good. Instead, it's one of those TV shows that Family Guy would lampoon. Oh well, I don't really have any time for new shows anyway.

Posted by: ble320 | Feb 19, 2007 12:18:17 PM

I heard that it was picked up for 6 episodes. The first episode, i hear is to give you back story to set up the rest of the episodes, so it might not be as "funny" as you think in the beginning. I can’t wait for this show though because I love Seth MacFarlane’s other work, Family Guy & American Dad. From what I heard topics for the Winner, will include Nancy Kerrigan being clubbed in her knee, special “massage parlors”, cocky spelling bee champions, gay man crushes, and hot teacher love. ahah

The Winner will air on Fox MARCH 4, 2007.

Posted by: doriandaydream | Feb 19, 2007 3:48:52 PM

Um, could "doriandaydream" be any more obvious with the astro-turfing?

Dude/Madam, please learn to shill for Fox with a wee bit more skill next time.

The details of "what you heard", the failure to mention non-Fox properties created by Seth and the standard network sign-off are dead give-a-ways.

Posted by: bonsaitree | Feb 21, 2007 4:29:28 AM