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    hound562

    [1]Mar 4, 2007
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    Did anyone else notice the Nintendo Gamecube in the video store? It was sitting on the back counter at the check out desk. lol It's just funny that they forgot to take that out, really killed the time period thing.
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    Ollivander

    [2]Mar 4, 2007
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    I was a little disgusted at that sloppy continuity. 
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    sparky672

    [3]Mar 4, 2007
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    Fox tried "That 80's Show" and it flopped pretty hard.

    "The Winner" is set in the early-mid 1990's and should have been called "That 90's Show".

    The 1990's are about as relevant to "The Winner" as the 1980's were to "That 80's Show"

    Ugh!
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    emoaj66

    [4]Mar 4, 2007
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    yeh gamecube was released in 2001, this is 1994, nintendo 64 hadn't even come out yet
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    usagisakura

    [5]Mar 4, 2007
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    I noticed a lot of the contunity was off especially the clothes.
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    fredbalsdon

    [6]Mar 5, 2007
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    hound562 wrote:
    Did anyone else notice the Nintendo Gamecube in the video store? It was sitting on the back counter at the check out desk. lol It's just funny that they forgot to take that out, really killed the time period thing.

    LOL i missed that i have too check that out sometime too see it.
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    Amaretto_

    [7]Mar 5, 2007
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    What's really crappy about the whole thing is that the video store was a set that they put together and decorated. So someone with the knowledge that it was set in 1994, or should know that it was set in 1994 since they're the flippin' set designer, brought a GameCube on set and put it there. It's sloppy.
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    hound562

    [8]Mar 5, 2007
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    Yeah you totally see the box. They tried blurring it out at some parts, but it's still really obvious. I'm surprised That 70's show lasted as long as it did. I think it was really the cast the made the show great. A lot of young stars came out of from that show.
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    Synetech

    [9]Mar 27, 2007
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    In the shots of the outside of the store you can see posters for MI:III, Cars, Monster House… Are you sure that it's not a real video store? I guess that they just couldn't scrounge up period props and used whatever was easier (and thus cheaper).
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    Sonic80

    [10]Mar 28, 2007
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    Wow, I missed that. I better go back and check.
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    Willy105

    [11]Apr 1, 2007
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    I actually think that was an intentional gag.

    Kinda like Zucker did on his films (Airplane!, Naked Gun).

    It was not as funny as how Zucker did it, but you can tell.

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    sparky672

    [12]Apr 1, 2007
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    Willy105 wrote:

    I actually think that was an intentional gag.

    Kinda like Zucker did on his films (Airplane!, Naked Gun).

    It was not as funny as how Zucker did it, but you can tell.


    huh?

    What's the actual gag supposed to be then?

    "Look at how stupid you think we are for putting modern objects in a 1994 setting.  Yuk yuk."
    Edited on 04/01/2007 12:33pm
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    Willy105

    [13]Apr 1, 2007
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    sparky672 wrote:
    Willy105 wrote:

    I actually think that was an intentional gag.

    Kinda like Zucker did on his films (Airplane!, Naked Gun).

    It was not as funny as how Zucker did it, but you can tell.


    huh?

    What's the actual gag supposed to be then?

    "Look at how stupid you think we are for putting modern objects in a 1994 setting.  Yuk yuk."

    Something like that.

    In Airplane!, when you saw two people driving in a car, one second you will see the road as the backdrop for the scene, but then in another second, the backdrop is replaced with indians running behind them.

    It was hilarious there.

    But it was not funny in The Winner for some reason. I guess it was because it was not properly set up.

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    sparky672

    [14]Apr 1, 2007
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    Willy105 wrote:
    sparky672 wrote:
    Willy105 wrote:

    I actually think that was an intentional gag.

    Kinda like Zucker did on his films (Airplane!, Naked Gun).

    It was not as funny as how Zucker did it, but you can tell.


    huh?

    What's the actual gag supposed to be then?

    "Look at how stupid you think we are for putting modern objects in a 1994 setting.  Yuk yuk."

    Something like that.

    In Airplane!, when you saw two people driving in a car, one second you will see the road as the backdrop for the scene, but then in another second, the backdrop is replaced with indians running behind them.

    It was hilarious there.

    But it was not funny in The Winner for some reason. I guess it was because it was not properly set up.


    I'm afraid the explanation it wasn't funny in The Winner is simple.   It wasn't intended as a joke.
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    Willy105

    [15]Apr 2, 2007
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    sparky672 wrote:
    Willy105 wrote:
    sparky672 wrote:
    Willy105 wrote:

    I actually think that was an intentional gag.

    Kinda like Zucker did on his films (Airplane!, Naked Gun).

    It was not as funny as how Zucker did it, but you can tell.


    huh?

    What's the actual gag supposed to be then?

    "Look at how stupid you think we are for putting modern objects in a 1994 setting.  Yuk yuk."

    Something like that.

    In Airplane!, when you saw two people driving in a car, one second you will see the road as the backdrop for the scene, but then in another second, the backdrop is replaced with indians running behind them.

    It was hilarious there.

    But it was not funny in The Winner for some reason. I guess it was because it was not properly set up.


    I'm afraid the explanation it wasn't funny in The Winner is simple.   It wasn't intended as a joke.

    Ok.

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    darrel_ashley

    [16]May 5, 2007
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    Some people pay way too much attention to detail....
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    DarkPaladin1000

    [17]May 10, 2007
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    sparky672 wrote:
    Willy105 wrote:
    sparky672 wrote:
    Willy105 wrote:

    I actually think that was an intentional gag.

    Kinda like Zucker did on his films (Airplane!, Naked Gun).

    It was not as funny as how Zucker did it, but you can tell.


    huh?

    What's the actual gag supposed to be then?

    "Look at how stupid you think we are for putting modern objects in a 1994 setting. Yuk yuk."

    Something like that.

    In Airplane!, when you saw two people driving in a car, one second you will see the road as the backdrop for the scene, but then in another second, the backdrop is replaced with indians running behind them.

    It was hilarious there.

    But it was not funny in The Winner for some reason. I guess it was because it was not properly set up.


    I'm afraid the explanation it wasn't funny in The Winner is simple. It wasn't intended as a joke.


    Yeah, especially since it isn't very obvious to the untrained eye, if you are doing a joke like that you make it so obvious that no one will miss it.
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    goku262002

    [18]May 11, 2007
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    DarkPaladin1000 wrote:
    sparky672 wrote:
    Willy105 wrote:
    sparky672 wrote:
    Willy105 wrote:

    I actually think that was an intentional gag.

    Kinda like Zucker did on his films (Airplane!, Naked Gun).

    It was not as funny as how Zucker did it, but you can tell.


    huh?

    What's the actual gag supposed to be then?

    "Look at how stupid you think we are for putting modern objects in a 1994 setting. Yuk yuk."

    Something like that.

    In Airplane!, when you saw two people driving in a car, one second you will see the road as the backdrop for the scene, but then in another second, the backdrop is replaced with indians running behind them.

    It was hilarious there.

    But it was not funny in The Winner for some reason. I guess it was because it was not properly set up.


    I'm afraid the explanation it wasn't funny in The Winner is simple. It wasn't intended as a joke.


    Yeah, especially since it isn't very obvious to the untrained eye, if you are doing a joke like that you make it so obvious that no one will miss it.


    Jeez even i a casual viewer didn't notice it. lighten up guys i think it was meant as a joke I'm getting the vibe like its the end of time since a gamecube is in the wrong time period look if they used it in the show in anyway then there would be something to rant about but otherwise just lighten up alittle.
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