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June 28, 2012


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My feelings towards MacFarlane's brand of humor are perfectly explained on South Park's 'Cartoon Wars' episode. Expecting the same from Ted. However the Flash Gordon references you mention might win me over. What to do, what to do...

Richard Edson

That's a cute fucking teddy bear. Every time the ad for this movie comes on my two kids go crazy and jump on me and say, Daddy, Daddy, look at the teddy, look at the teddy, please can we go see the teddy, can we please go see the teddy, and I don't know what to say. I mean, I'm sure the movie is vulgar, but nothing frightening happens, right? I asked my wife if I could take the kids to see Ted and she said, No. But I think they'll think it's funny. My three year old, every time she sees Ted humping the cash register, she squeals with delight. I just want to make my kids happy. I just want my kids to like me. That's all I want. That's all I want out of this life, is for my kids to like me. I don't think that's a lot to ask. I don't give a fuck what Philip Larkin said.


Did anyone else think the teddy bear in 'A.I.' was the most interesting character in the movie?


Entertainment Weekly already spoiled the Flash Gordon cast member cameo, complete with a where-are-they-now? profile of the person in question.


Glenn, am I right to assume we won't be getting your thoughts on Magic Mike? Because I'm sure I'm not the only regular reader who would be interested.

Glenn Kenny

I am enjoined from writing about "MM," yes. I don't think it'll cause too much commotion if I merely state for now that I liked it a whole lot. I expect to be able to do my Steven Soderbergh Post-"Girlfriend Experience" Consumer Guide in 2014!

warren oates

So is there actually a story here or just a string of gags, er, I mean pop culture references standing in for real jokes. For me, the success of FAMILY GUY, etc. is one of the worst things that's happened to mainstream TV comedy in the last decade or so. Ick.

Glenn Kenny

Yes, there's a story, but that's the least of it. (See A.O. Scott's less sanguine take on the movie.) If "Family Guy" humor is anathema to you, stay VERY far away from this. Can't put it strongly enough.

Peter Nellhaus

No plans to see this theatrically, but there's something about the blonde on the left that's persuaded me to get this on the Netflix queue ASAP. Thanks for a great screengrab.

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