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 Post subject: Remember "Almost Live!"
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You would have to be pretty old if you do. Anyways the gang is back together and after Saturday Night Live today. Show is called the "the206". I was pretty excited because Almost Live! was awesome.

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Nice! They had some pretty funny stuff...I'm only 27, so you don't have to be that old, I'm guessing.


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Heard them talking about it with one of the main guys on KISW. I really wasn't around for Almost Live, but I've seen clips of it. Looks good.

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God I loved that show, I'd sit through Saturday Night Live to watch that afterwards.


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I'm in my 30's and it was on after I left Seattle in my teens. That means at most the show is about 20-ish years old. My cousin used to send me tapes of it and I'd laugh my head off. Pat Cashman and Bill Nye the Science Guy were funny on that show. In fact, that's where the "science guy" got his start, and Disney bought him up based on his appearances on Almost Live. The fact that he did that show is huge. He's changed how science is taught in schools throughout the country, and his videos alone have made it so that even teachers who struggle with science instruction can muddle through enough to where the kids learn the stuff they need to and are prepared for the next level of science.

I remember when we initially started using his video series, and our science scores jumped by about 10-15 points school wide. We sent many kids off to AP science and many I taught are now working in the sciences and seeing how "cool" it is, and I thank Bill Nye for that. I got to see him speak and discuss his story at the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics conference in Las Vegas in about 2002 and he went through his whole story and how he was an engineer and scientist that liked to laugh and turned that into a career that he's proud of. So in a way the United States education system owes a massive amount to Almost Live!

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Shock2k wrote:
You would have to be pretty old if you do. Anyways the gang is back together and after Saturday Night Live today. Show is called the "the206". I was pretty excited because Almost Live! was awesome.

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"Pretty old" to remember Almost Live? Is your avatar a recent picture of you?


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So did anyone watch the show? Ballard Vice make a comeback??

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 Post subject: Re: Remember "Almost Live!"
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Pretty old? Come on man.


seriously.

and sorry but they weren't funny at all back then, they aren't funny today. id like to launch whoever keeps putting this crew on tv into space. so many better uses for that timeslot.

sorry,but they're all awful imo


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It's smarmy, local humor. They were a staple back in the day...I watched last night and it was the same stuff. You can hate it but I think it's like slipping into a pair of beat-up old shoes that just feel comfortable.

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Aros wrote:
It's smarmy, local humor. They were a staple back in the day...I watched last night and it was the same stuff. You can hate it but I think it's like slipping into a pair of beat-up old shoes that just feel comfortable.


Couldn't put it any better. Think they will start dissing Kent again (haven't watched it yet, on the DVR).


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Does anyone remember the Bellevue Squares vs. Factoria Trash skit?

And all the Renton, Ballard and Bellingham jokes.... god loved that show.

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I'm in my 30's and it was on after I left Seattle in my teens. That means at most the show is about 20-ish years old. My cousin used to send me tapes of it and I'd laugh my head off. Pat Cashman and Bill Nye the Science Guy were funny on that show. In fact, that's where the "science guy" got his start, and Disney bought him up based on his appearances on Almost Live. The fact that he did that show is huge. He's changed how science is taught in schools throughout the country, and his videos alone have made it so that even teachers who struggle with science instruction can muddle through enough to where the kids learn the stuff they need to and are prepared for the next level of science.

I remember when we initially started using his video series, and our science scores jumped by about 10-15 points school wide. We sent many kids off to AP science and many I taught are now working in the sciences and seeing how "cool" it is, and I thank Bill Nye for that. I got to see him speak and discuss his story at the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics conference in Las Vegas in about 2002 and he went through his whole story and how he was an engineer and scientist that liked to laugh and turned that into a career that he's proud of. So in a way the United States education system owes a massive amount to Almost Live!


That's a cool testimonial. Bill Nye was my hero.


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It's smarmy, local humor. They were a staple back in the day...I watched last night and it was the same stuff. You can hate it but I think it's like slipping into a pair of beat-up old shoes that just feel comfortable.


Yeah, and sorry. I just never was a fan of Almost Live comedy regurgitation. They'd have a rare moment delivering a decent chuckle here and there but most of it was forgetful imo. I've been to parties with some of them (Nye, Guppy, Keister), all great people of course, but let's just say they're funnier at a party than Almost Live.

But the real reason for the "206" disappointment was seeing a pitch by a young local crew who put together a very cool local artist series which was never given the proper consideration. I wish you all could have seen it because it was REALLY well done and featured some truly wild music and artists (and far funnier comedy btw) you normally will never see. The project was stymied after finding out the slot was being held for more of the same ("The 206"). Sad.


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I've been to parties with some of them (Nye, Guppy, Keister), all great people of course, but let's just say they're funnier at a party than Almost Live.


Nye is an asshole, always has been. Very smart man, and he does a lot to push education, but the guy is way too full of himself.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember "Almost Live!"
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So, 2 shows in so far with Cashman Jr. , Cashman, and Keister (apparently Guppy, Nye and others have either a semblance of pride or some remaining scruples).

(at it's best) It's local, advertisement schlepping, forced and unfunny, geriatric comedy. The fireplace channel could give this a run for it's money.
Seattle is better than this (way better).


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