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Old 01/19/2012, 3:36 AM
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I saw Phil on Happy Endings tonight. So wierd to see him acting. I thought he didn't do anything but voiceover work.

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Old 06/22/2010, 4:49 PM
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With Futurama coming back, a website Crave Online did an interview with Phil about the show, but also mentioned MAD as well. In the interview, Phil gives his theories about why the show never really caught on. I'll post the section where it is mentioned.

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Crave Online: Now that MadTV has ended, why do you think it didn’t become the everlasting thing that SNL is?

Phil LaMarr: Leadership, pure and simple. Say what you will about the leadership of SNL, they have crafted an institution as opposed to just running a show. I don't think that’s by accident.

Crave Online: Yeah, it’s been Lorne Michaels except for a few years in the early ‘80s.

Phil LaMarr: I think he caught on very early on, before anybody else was really cognizant of branding, of the potential he had. I credit him with that because it was at a time when the people coming out of where he came out of, improv/sketch comedy, nobody was looking ahead thinking like producers. The closest thing you had was the National Lampoon brand and nobody really bought into it as a brand. It was just sort of a name to put on the movie so you could tell people, “This is the same kind of raunchy comedy.” He knew he had an audience and a style of comedy that he could capitalize on and grow. The producers at MadTV either couldn’t identify what their brand could be or didn’t have the fortitude to try to create one. I think they had some enormously talented people come through there and a lot of them weren’t given a chance or a chance to do something from there.

Crave Online: Now it seems there’s no other sketch game in town.

Phil LaMarr: No, no. The internet has basically stolen the fire out of sketch comedy because if you’ve got short bursts of comedy, why bother sitting down for a half an hour in front of the TV?

Crave Online: Now you’ve got Funny or Die.

Phil LaMarr: Yeah, really. Why should I sit through 15 minutes of bad sketches to watch 15 minutes of good ones. Let me just watch the good ones.
So by the interview, Phil thinks that the lack of leadership by the producers, and the launch of sketch comedy on the internet was the reason MADtv never took off. Now as yoiu can all probably tell, I disagree whole heartedly. I've seen interviews with David Salzman, and he did seem to know the audience and their brand. Remember, they got off the MAD Magazine wagon after the 3rd season, so they did know how to create a brand. Had the show been owned by Fox, I know they could have done better because while SNL ads are ran during primetime on the network and discussed on all platforms of the owned channels, MADtv wasn't because Fox thought, it's not our show so why should be promote it, and the WB never promoted it because they thought what's the point of promoting a show that is not even going to benefit our network?

As for the internet thing, I don't believe that one because if that was the case, why is SNL still around now?

Anyway, it's a very interesting article, and I encourage you all to give it a look through.

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Old 03/28/2008, 12:35 PM
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Phil did also the voice of a detective in the game Condemned 2: Bloodshot for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

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Old 11/09/2007, 12:21 AM
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phil was in a recent ep of curb your enthusiasm
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Old 09/05/2007, 6:49 PM
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Is his role in the live acton film a big role or is it a small role just like every other MADtv cast member?
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Is his role in the live acton film a big role or is it a small role just like every other MADtv cast member?
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Old 09/05/2007, 6:11 PM
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Profile updated with new appearances, including Mind of Mencia, Transformers: Animated, the four new Futurama movies, and a new live action movie he's in called He's Such a Girl.

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Which original MADtv cast member is gonna show up next? Brian, David, Orlando, Artie, Mary, Nicole S.
Hmmmmmm..... Let's go with..... ARTIE!!!!

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Which original MADtv cast member is gonna show up next? Brian, David, Orlando, Artie, Mary, Nicole S.
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First it was Debra, now is ex-MadTV castmember Phil LaMarr who appears on today's new episode of Mind of Mencia as the Ghost of Johnnie Cochran in another segment of Judge Carlos.

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Old 03/27/2007, 8:24 PM
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I was searching on a forum about comics, getting pics for my comics and cartoons when I stumbled into this thead:


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I divided the thread in four pieces, edited all the bad words and highlighted all the Phil related talk.

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Old 01/22/2007, 3:50 PM
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Saw Phil again on world cup comedy,i also realised the eps i've been watching are from 2004
GOOD TIMES
this time,Razor Burn(yes i remembered their name) won and are the current champs at the moment
the general aim of the show is to go undefeated for as long as possible to make it to the "showdown" at the end of the series
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Really? Because IIRC Tomaj was they very first person to offer a mission to Vaan. Methinks you're probably still on the tutorial stage.

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I've just started playing Final Fantasy XII, and I've discovered that Phil LaMarr is one of the voices for FFXII, as both Reddas and Tomaj. I wouldn't be surprised if he 'showed' up elsewhere either.
Did you easily recognize him? I haven't gotten that far in the game I don't think. The names don't ring any bells. I have recognized his voice in a lot of other games though.

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i'm not sure if he'll be in more eps cause they bring in new teams to try beat the team thats winning and sometimes people are in more then one team,if that makes any sense
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I remember someone mentioning that a couple years ago on this website but never mentioned if Phil and his group won or lost.
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was watching the comdey channel the other day and watched a show called "world cup comedy" which is kinda like whose line is it anyway,except they play in teams and people actually win
Phil was in a team with some guy and that hilarious asian chick thats guest starred in heaps of stuff.their team was called...um...i can't remember fully but it was something to do with the word razor
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I've just started playing Final Fantasy XII, and I've discovered that Phil LaMarr is one of the voices for FFXII, as both Reddas and Tomaj. I wouldn't be surprised if he 'showed' up elsewhere either.

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I watched the 3rd installment of "7 Deadly Hollywood Sins" on E! this morning.

The episode was called "Gluttoneny", It was funny but I notice it didn't have one thing that it had in the first two episodes.

Phil LaMarr!!!

Instead for some unannounced reason an unseen narrator replaced him in the episode and he was annoying in my opinion.

So I'm planning to e-mail E! real soon about the dissaperence of Phil LaMarr from the past episodes and ask these questions to the producers of the series.

1. Was Phil only hired for the first two episodes?

2. Did TV viewers had a problem with his character on the series.

3. Did Phil quit, was busy doing other TV projects or got fired recently.

Hopefully I post E!'s reply as soon as possible or check to see if Phil has his own official website or myspace page.
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Old 06/12/2006, 6:47 PM
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Last week, a summer tv program called 7 Deadly Hollywood Sins which is hosted and narrated by Phil LaMarr but he is not introduced as Phil LaMarr but as a person named Max and it's really funny.

If you like Phil LaMarr but hate those I Love The... episodes or Best Week Ever, this show is for you it has comedic actors portaying people you might see on those other shows on VH1 or E! and had great narration from Phil that makes you at times fall off the floor laughing.

Now I'm not doing a promo for Phil or the network I'm just saying this from watching the preimere episode a few times last week and I tried to give this item to the moderators in the submit news to us but somehow they just ignore the piece altogether.

Well anyway, please watch Phil and the second epiosde called "7 Deadly Hollywood Sins" tonight at 10pm EST on E! or catch the TV listings this week if you miss it or can't Tivo it tonight.
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