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View Poll Results: What was your favorite sketch of #1212?
Ike and Bobby: Football 4 36.36%
Battle Speech #1-2 0 0%
Superstitious Knights: Regional Football Champs 0 0%
WQRW Channel 8 News #1-4 0 0%
Depressed Persian Tow Truck Man: Condoleeza Rice 0 0%
Football Talk 0 0%
Live Interview with Paula Abdul 1 9.09%
24 with Bobby Lee & Mary Lynn Raskub 2 18.18%
QVC Quacker Factory: Monday Night Quackball 4 36.36%
2007 Toyota Yaris 0 0%
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Old 02/09/2009, 2:03 AM
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I think this episode may have had the most writing credits by cast members in the history of the show. The writers must have had a breeze doing this episode.

I really love the little cast member bars in the transitions. I love it because of things like the QVC transition which showed Nicole getting ready to play Pat-Beth and her dropping her transcript in the hallway. These are really good.

Ike & Bobby: Football #1: Funny. The highlight was Crista in this one. So great to see her acting like a tough girl to all the players like saying things like "get out of my face bitch, you ain't gonna be shaken my hand".

Battle Speech #1: Not too bad, but not really that great. I swear does Jordan have to write in every episode?

Regional Football Champions: I can never get enough of Ty and Carl. The talent Jordan and Keegan show in these are great. The highlight was the Tivo replay. YduR, YduR, YduR, YduR!

WQRW Channel 8 News #1: Maybe?

Depressed Persian Tow Truck Man: Condoleezza Rice: Not as good as the other DPTTM's but not terrible. The highlight was Condoleezza talking about her vices.

WQRW Channel 8 News #2: Yes.

Sports Talk: I have never seen a sketch written by so many cast members at one time. There wasn't even much to this one. The highlight was Michael just ad libbing through the whole thing. He was really convincing.

Live Interview with Paula Abdul: Did anyone else feel like this was suppose to be at the beginning of the episode? I say this because when Keegan left he told everyone to enjoy the show, something that is normally said for the first sketch. I think this was suppose to be first, and the Bobby and Ike Football thing was suppose to be here, and this was suppose to be at the beginning. Anyway, as for the sketch, it was not too bad. The highlight was Paula unable to get Keegan's full name right, and then he can't even get his whole name right.

24 with Bobby Lee & Mary Lynn Rajskub: This was a good move on the shows part. They needed to get a 24 star to be in 24 with Bobby Lee. As for the sketch it was ok. Not the best 24 with Bobby sketch but it was not bad. The highlight was Bobby doing the Mazi Oka Yatza!

WQRW Channel 8 News #3: I really liked this one the best. Puppies filled with AIDS. Hilarious.

QVC Quacker Factory: Monday Night Quackball: I can't believe that this is actually a real thing. The highlight was Arden's comment that her outfit only attracts certain women.

WQRW Channel 8 News #4: I don't get how this is a hate crime. The kid stole the ball from another kid of the same race.

Battle Speech #2: Not sure if this one was needed.

2007 Toyota Yaris: I can't tell if this was a genius way for MADtv to sneak in some marketing to get some extra money for the show, or if MADtv had sunken to a new low with this. I mean once they got into the car, it was like an ad, with Arden just going on, and on, about how great the Yaris is. I don't know much about sex but if I know anything, I know that when a woman is about to have sex in a car, she doesn't go on about how great the car is.

Ike & Bobby: Football #2: Filler.

Out of 75 stars this episode got 42 1/2 that's a C- rating. Though the total does not reflect my enjoyment of the episode.

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Old 02/28/2008, 10:27 AM
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Bah, I voted for the Monday Night Quackball sketch, although it was easily the weakest in the series, when I *should* have voted for the Ike and Bobby Football sketch (which I just watched on Youtube).

Why you ask? 3 words: Crista Fucking Flanagan.

Easily one of her best performances, in my opinion, and she adds an element to these sketches that isnt present when it is only Ike and Bobby, as she doesnt just play herself, but comes out guns blazing as an overexaggerated version of herself with a mean competitive edge which is far too funny for words.

Highlights include "Merriman! It's time to dance, BITCH!", "John, Paul, George, Ringo, GO GO GO!" and the helicopter move she stole from an episode of the Simpsons. I also enjoyed Ike's victory dance, Nicole singing the national anthem, and Bobby's goal winning tactic - to charge naked. 5/5 sketch!

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I enjoyed crista in the football sketch.and nicole singing....
and the paula adbul interview...and i've never really like mofaz so i didn't much care for that sketch
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At last a 24 sketch that I actally enjoyed!

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youtube doesn't have any quacker factory episodes on it...at least that I could find....do you know where else to look for that sketch or one of the quacker factory's?
I uploaded the quacker sketch just now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbeT6ORYr34
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Sports Talk - Written by Ike, Keegan, Michael


It's better when it's only one writing.

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1. Yes.
2. A complete list...


Ike and Bobby Football - Written by Ike
Battle Speech - Written by Jordan
Sports Talk - Written by Ike, Keegan, Michael
Supersticious Knights - Written by Keegan and Jordan
Quacker Factory - Written by Nicole P

That's all that was in the ending credits.

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2 Things:

1) Am I the only one who didn't think Quacker Factory was all that good?
2) Can somebody make a list of all the cast members who wrote sketches in this episode? I know Ike wrote "Ike and Bobby Play Football," Jordan wrote "Battle Speech," and Nicole wrote "Quacker Facory," but I know there were more. A lot more.

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Old 02/04/2007, 3:52 PM
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My opinion on 1212:

Ike & Bobby: Football: Only good thing: Seeing Nikky P. in a dress singing

Battle Speech #1:

Superstitious Knights: Regional Football Champs: This isn't a syncronized dancing contest. Thumbs Down.

WQRW Channel 8 News #1-4 (Keegan- [voice only]): I know that sometimes news and people overact over events. Mad saw that. I don't know if this was added before or after the Boston incident (first O&A, now the Moon thingies). That Menino...

Depressed Persian Tow Truck Man: Condoleezza Rice: Mofaz + Condi = Laughs!

Sports Talk (Ike- Himself, Keegan- Himself, Michael- Himself): Is Ike always the one who writes these outsides sketches? Or was it McD? Pure Crap on a Sitck.

Live Interview with Paula Abdul: You don't have to sound nearly like the celeb to get the message. Good.

24 with Bobby Lee & Mary Lynn Rajskub: I liked it! 24wBL is rising up again.

QVC Quacker Factory: Monday Night Quackball (Nicole P- Jeanne Bice, Nicole RJ- Carolyn Reuter, Crista- Christie, Arden- Sharon, Ike- Adam): Is Jeanne Bice really that crazy? I have to figure this out. But the greatest sketch of the day.

Battle Speech #2 (Jordan, Frank, Ike): Meh.

Commercial: 2007 Toyota Yaris: This plug was so crappy that I switched it to SNL.

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Old 02/04/2007, 1:50 PM
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I really didn't like this episode. There weren't really any good sketches at all. Not even a decent sketch. Not saying the sketches were bad, they just weren't very good. This was an off week, but I have high hopes for the future.

The Quaker Factory was the best of the night, but other than that, everything else was blah. With the exception of crazy Crista in the football sketch, this episode was all-over mediocre.
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Ok, this kind of a weird, random note, that's pointless, but I was re-watching my tape, and they randomly showed Pat-Beth in the "Coming Up!" sketch for QVC Quacker Factory. Does this mean a new ILO coming up soon? (Sorry, Cag )

As for this ep, it's not that I didn't like it, it was just kind of half-and-half. I'm about to rewatch it though so maybe my opinion will change a bit. I hope animation isn't gone for good, though.

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Ike & Bobby: Football: Ike and Bobby go out and play football, but Bobby is upset because the only people on his team are Crista and two hobos while Ike's team has NFL star Shawne Merriman.
-I actually rather enjoyed this sketch. I loved Crista trying to act all tough and Bobby getting naked to get a touchdown. Pretty good.
Quotes:
Matt: Why are all your plays the titles of gay movies?
Rating: 4/5

Battle Speech #1: A Scottish warrior (Jordan) tries to tell his men (Frank, Ike) about how the British are always in their way. But when he tells then about how he was raped by them, the others can't really relate.
-At first this was, like, okay. Not really great, but really started to get better as the scene progressed. Really off-the-wall and out there, so I really enjoyed it. Part 2 was even better, but I'll get to that later.
Rating: 4/5

Superstitious Knights: Regional Football Champs: Carl and Ty (Keegan and Jordan, respectively) tell their friend (Frank) about how they used their dancing to keep the Bears in the lead. Their friend doesn't believe them, though, so he starts to do all kinds of things that are bad luck, which, in turn, costs the Bears the game.
-These will never be as good as the first one. The first one was pretty funny and had amazing choreography. Now they're just pretty mediocre. But it was pretty funny at the end then the Bears lost.
Rating: 2.5/5

WQRW Channel 8 News #1-4 (Keegan- [voice only]): Little news commercials showing regular people doing regular things, but claiming they're all part of a conspiracy.
-These were okay, really short, but the last two were the best. "Do these birds have AIDS?" "Hate crimes, tonight at 11"
Rating: 3.5/5

Depressed Persian Tow Truck Man: Condoleezza Rice: Mofaz (Micheal) picks up Condoleezza Rice (Nicole RJ) after her car breaks down, and they have an interesting conversation...
-This one was pretty good. Interesting dialogue, and pretty funny.
Quotes:
Mofaz: "The boys want original recipe; the girls want extra crispy..."
Condoleeza: "You know, KFC has a bucket with all the types you just described.
Mofaz: "How surprising that you know so much about fried chicken."
Condoleeza: "Well, it's my only vice."
Mofaz: "Gee, I though going into wars with no exit strategy was your only vice."
Condoleeza: "...Okay, two vices."
Rating: 4/5

Sports Talk (Ike- Himself, Keegan- Himself, Michael- Himself): Keegan and Ike are sitting around talking about the Superbowl when Micheal shows up. They ask him a little about it and he, not knowing anything about football , pretends to know what he's talking about.
-This wasn't all that bad at all. It was funny to see Micheal's uneasiness and then Ike and Keegan actually thinking he knows what he's talking about.
Rating: 4/5

Live Interview with Paula Abdul: Keegan conducts and interview via satellite with Paula Abdul (Nicole) about her recent troubles.
-Meh. The only thing really funny about it was how Paula kept calling Keegan the wrong names.
Rating: 3/5.

24 with Bobby Lee & Mary Lynn Rajskub: Mary Lynn Rajskub is shocked and appalled to wake up in Bobby's bed only to find out he's not the Asian character from Heroes. When Bobby denies ever telling her that, they go back to last night in the club, when he DOES tell her that and takes her home. Thinking she's crazy, Bobby decides to go back to last night (a la the Asian character from Heroes) in the club to avoid telling her that, but ends up doing it anyway.
-As usual 24 with Bobby Lee is hilarious. Easily one of the best sketches of the night, second only to "Battle Speech #2." The best part is when Bobby goes back to last night at the club and yells, "Yataa!" like Hiro from Heroes. And this is totally off-subject, but Mary Lynn Rajskub: HAWT!
Rating: 5/5

QVC Quacker Factory: Monday Night Quackball (Nicole P- Jeanne Bice, Nicole RJ- Carolyn Reuter, Crista- Christie, Arden- Sharon, Ike- Adam): Jeanne Bice (Nicole P) is back, and this time, she's here with brand new fashions for Superbowl Sunday.
-I REALLY don't see what is so great about these. This one was good, but not as great as everyone seems to be making it out to be. It was a pretty good sketch, but I wouldn't go as far as to say it was even one of the better ones of the night.
Rating: 3.5/5

Battle Speech #2 (Jordan, Frank, Ike): The second warrior (Frank) now takes over in the first's (Jordan) absence, but he's upset that no one came to console him after being raped by the British.
-And this is definitely one of the best sketches all season, even better than the first. It was weird and random but still hilarious. Plus, Jordan wrote this himself, further proving why he is the strongest cast member on the show.
Rating: 5/5.

Commercial: 2007 Toyota Yaris: Arden and Frank play a couple about to have sex in a Toyota Yaris, all the while showing off its features.
-This was pretty cute. Don't really know what else to say besides that.
Rating: 4/5.

Close: Ike & Bobby play football: I'm not gonna rate this or anything; I just wanna say how much I REALLY wish they'd bring back cast closings now. These are starting to get old.

Final Thoughts: I'm actually surprised by how many people didn't really like this. I really enjoyed it. Most sketches varied from okay to great--there wasn't a really bad one (except Superstitious Knights). I was also really surprised at how many cast members wrote the sketches in this episode. I don't there's ever been a cast who's written so much in a season, let alone one episode. Of course, Jordan's (Battle Speech) was the best. Also, this is the first episode that hasn't had a fake musical guest or any kind of animation in it. I hope they didn't blow their whole animation budget already. ANYWAY, I really liked this, so I'll give it a...


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Open: Bobby and Ike Play Football - Lame lame lame lame lame. As typical of these kind of bits, Ike's parts were the best, and Bobby's bits were occasionally funny, but tiring. However, I'd say that Crista was the worst part of the sketch...she was REALLY annoying, more so then Bobby taking his clothes off AGAIN. Then again, I loved Nicole Parker's cameo (), but still...

Scottish Protesters: Anal Rape - Another WTF? sketch, but this was pretty good. It reminded me of something I would see on Family Guy, but it was also a tad too long.

Superstitious Knights: Superbowl - If I had to score this on a measure of talent, it would get 5 stars easily. Unfortunately, talent doesn't always = funny, so...

DPTTM: Condi Rice - I didn't catch this, because Medieval II: Total War is such an enslaving force to be reckoned with, much moreso than MADtv. No score.

Michael and the Super Bowl - Boring. That's all I can say. Again, I blame Medieval II: Total War.

Paula Abdul Interview - After a crappy, uninteresting period in the show, it finally picks up steam here. Nicole's impression wasn't that accurate voice-wise (is this an unfortunate trend for ALL of Nicole Parker's impressions recently?), but she did nail every other facet of Paula Abdul flawlessly, so she's easily forgiven. Also, Keegan was a good foil as well.

24 with Bobby Lee - Now THIS was great! Bobby was at his best here, and so was Mary Lynn Rajskub. I agree with Rurry here, the one in 1206 was (a little) better, but this still surpassed every other 24 bit in S11.

QVC Quacker Factory: Superbowl - Another great skit. Once again, Nicole Parker hits it out of the park with this. Not as good as the previous two, but that's like saying Nicole Parker is a little less awesome than Mo Collins.

Sex in the Car - NO SHAMELESS ADVERTISING! C'mon MADtv, didn't you pimp out the Toyota Yaris ENOUGH last year??? And now you're doing it AGAIN?! BAD MAD, BAD! But at least Frank and Arden were good in this, too bad that's a hollow victory at best.

It's like half of the sketches were good or great, but the other half were...blech...terrible. So when you add it all up, this was a pretty mediocre episode.

5.5/10

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I saw the skit feautring Shawn Merriman and lot of people who live in my area who follow the New England Patroits hated for dissing the team in a halftime interview on CBS during the Jets/Patroits claming that he wanted the Jets to win the game and never mention the Patroits at all during the interview.

the following after the Pats' upset Shawn's team called The San Diego Chargers in the next round, a couple of Pats' players mocked Shawn's "Lights Out" dance after the game and a couple of teamates ripped the entire for showing no class to them.

Buy a lot of people the Chargers were whining too much and should shut up.

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Yeah, wasn't the best, but the superbowl episodes always suck. BUT, the QVC Quacker Factory sketch alone made it worth watching.
youtube doesn't have any quacker factory episodes on it...at least that I could find....do you know where else to look for that sketch or one of the quacker factory's?

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I could kick myself for missing it.....I've never seen a Quacker Factory sketch, and I've seen the real ones on QVC...lol and I love Nicole Parker, so I feel like that I would love them.....other than that sketch and the Depressed persian tow truck man...it sounds like it was a bad episode.....
Yeah, wasn't the best, but the superbowl episodes always suck. BUT, the QVC Quacker Factory sketch alone made it worth watching.

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I could kick myself for missing it.....I've never seen a Quacker Factory sketch, and I've seen the real ones on QVC...lol and I love Nicole Parker, so I feel like that I would love them.....other than that sketch and the Depressed persian tow truck man...it sounds like it was a bad episode.....

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I was seeing the episode and the sketches were passing along...

... it was 11:42 and I said: "Is this gonna be an Ardenless episode?"

then Quacker Factory and the Sex in Car sketches came...
MADtv pretty much forgot females existed in this episode besides Quacker Factory, Paula Abdul, and part of the opening sketch. That's why I hate the Superbowl theme...it's always a male-dominated show.

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I was seeing the episode and the sketches were passing along...

... it was 11:42 and I said: "Is this gonna be an Ardenless episode?"

then Quacker Factory and the Sex in Car sketches came...

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I watched for the first time in forevah. I don't feel the need to do a full review or anything because I didn't really like the episode, other than the Quacker Factory sketch. I'll let it slide since it was a super bowl themed episode and I don't care for those. Hopefully next week is better, if I watch it.
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